"I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming," David Cassidy said. nbcnews.to/2kUnx3S

David Cassidy reveals dementia, quits touring

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INSPIRING AMERICA: This company is giving away free suits, and hope, to men who are struggling to find work: "It's not about the suit. It's about the man inside."

Inspiring America: Free Suits -- and Hope -- For Men Struggling to Find Work

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While they desperately seek better lives, migrant deaths have risen to record levels on the Libya-to-Italy smuggling route across the Mediterranean Sea. nbcnews.to/2l3uy3p

Bodies of 74 migrants wash ashore in Libya

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NEW OVERNIGHT: The crash that killed four Americans could be seen from the local highway and erupted into a "massive fireball."

One police official described the aircraft as suffering "catastrophic" engine failure, but officials said it was too early to say what caused the accident. [ Nbcnews.to Link ]

Four Americans killed as plane crashes into Australian shopping mall

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"We put out a casting call for models on work visa, immigrant models and first or second generation models, but all were welcome and no one was turned away," a spokesperson for Muslim designer Anniesa Hasibuan said. [ Nbcnews.to Link ]

At New York Fashion Week, 'modest fashion' designer makes statement with immigrant models

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Pres. Putin is said to be deeply upset by the passing of Vitaly Churkin, his top Russian diplomat to the UN, who was reportedly working at his desk in New York City when he collapsed.

Russian Amb. to the UN Churkin dies unexpectedly in New York City

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A handful of states are considering legalizing dental therapists: They do not go through the same schooling as dentists, but are allowed to perform many of the same procedures.

The Debate to Legalize Dental Therapists

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JUST IN: Uber says it has hired former US AG Eric Holder to investigate allegations of sexism and sexual harassment.

Uber says it investigating sexual harassment claims after former employee's blog post

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On Monday alone, 11 separate Jewish community centers received phoned-in bomb threats; since early January, 54 centers have reported similar calls.

11 bomb threats on Jewish centers Monday -- 54 since early January

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WATCH: Pres. Trump announces new national security adviser:

Who is Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster? Kristen Welker explains.
Pres. Trump's personal lawyer has acknowledged to NBC News that he met privately in New York last month with a controversial Russian-born Trump associate and a member of Ukraine's parliament, but disputes a New York Times report that the men gave him a peace plan for Ukraine that he delivered to then-National Security Adviser Mike Flynn.

Trump lawyer confirms meeting Ukrainian, denies carrying peace plan to Pres. Trump

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LATEST: 11 people walked through an unscreened security lane at JFK airport in NYC on Monday morning, and at least some are believed to have boarded flights to unknown destinations, officials tell NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt.

JFK Security Breach: Unscreened Passengers Allowed to Board Flights at NYC Airport

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INSPIRING AMERICA: This company is giving away free suits, and hope, to men who are struggling to find work: "It's not about the suit. It's about the man inside."
NEW: Vandals damage dozens of headstones at Jewish cemetery near St. Louis. [ On.ksdk.com Link ] - KSDK NewsChannel 5

Vandals damage dozens of headstones at Jewish cemetery near St. Louis

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NEW: "Officers respond to a call, and it seems like a simple traffic accident, and the next thing they know, they’re in a gunfight," said Lt. John Corina of the LA Co. Sheriff's Dept.

1 Calif. officer killed, 1 wounded in firefight with gunman after responding to traffic crash

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WATCH: Driver makes unfortunate choice to drive on thin ice, takes unexpected polar plunge.
Doctors, nurses or pharmacy staff at federal hospitals — the vast majority within the VA system — have siphoned away controlled substances for their own use, or for street sales, officials say.

Authorities step up investigations at VA medical centers due to sharp increase in opioid thefts

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