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  • California fires threaten thousands of homes; 1 body found

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two massive wildfires raged in tinder-dry California hills and canyons Sunday, leaving thousands of homes evacuated and authorities to investigate a burned body found in a neighborhood swept by flames.

  • Protesters hit the streets for hot day of marches before DNC

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police officers were posted at street corners in downtown Philadelphia as the first protesters hit the city's sweltering streets Sunday ahead of the Democratic National Convention.

  • Montrell White, Edwin White, In Dallas, burgeoning movement overshadowed by shooting

    DALLAS (AP) — The leadership of the Next Generation Action Network drove all night from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, arriving in Dallas early on July 7, just hours before the start of their hastily arranged march that ended in the worst attack on law enforcement since 9/11.

  • 2 years after Ferguson, recriminations roil governor's race

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — It has been two years since a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, touching off days of rioting, but the political repercussions from the incident have only intensified, fanned by a governor's race in which all four Republican candidates are pledging an aggressive law-and-order approach.

  • James Meredith Civil-rights marchers: US still needs to address inequality

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A half-century ago, thousands joined a march across Mississippi to challenge a system that condoned violence against black people and suppressed their rights — issues still reverberating in today's national debates about police violence.

  • Baton Rouge to continue to mourn officers slain in ambush

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The city of Baton Rouge will continue to memorialize officers slain in a shoot-out outside a convenience store just a week ago with funeral services planned Monday for police officer Montrell Jackson.

  • The Latest: Burned body found at California fire scene

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

  • Lady Luck, Richard L. Becker New artificial reef is sunk off Florida's Pompano Beach

    POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Cheering and whistle blowing filled the coast of Pompano Beach on Saturday as approximately 300 boats watched Lady Luck sink on Saturday afternoon.

  • Family fears for autistic man's safety after police shooting

    MIAMI (AP) — The autistic man who was the intended target of a police bullet is suffering from emotional distress, not eating and traumatized following the shooting of his caretaker.

  • Remains found believed to be missing Ohio college student

    WAUSEON, Ohio (AP) — The remains of a college student whose disappearance several days ago prompted a search in Ohio are believed to be found, authorities said Saturday.

  • The Latest: Garafola was a man who put others before self

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the funeral for Brad Garafola, one of three law enforcement officers shot and killed in Baton Rouge (all times local):

  • Tentative deal in New Jersey police shooting of black man

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The family of a black man killed by police in southern New Jersey in 2014 has reached a tentative settlement in its federal lawsuit.

  • Robert Melton Slain Kansas police captain remembered as hero at funeral

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Just before the funeral of a detective who was killed by a fleeing suspect in May, the police chief of Kansas City, Kansas, asked one of his trusted veterans, Capt. Robert "Dave" Melton, to craft a how-to manual for holding a slain officer's funeral in case the department ever needed to do so again.

  • Tim Kaine Kaine pick could upend Virginia politics

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Tim Kaine's selection as Hillary Clinton's running mate could totally upend Virginia politics, and would all but certainly result in the most expensive election cycle in the state's history next year if he becomes vice president.

  • Boy Scouts faring well a year after easing ban on gay adults

    NEW YORK (AP) — There were dire warnings for the Boy Scouts of America a year ago when the group's leaders, under intense pressure, voted to end a long-standing blanket ban on participation by openly gay adults. Several of the biggest sponsors of Scout units, including the Roman Catholic, Mormon and Southern Baptist churches, were openly dismayed, raising the prospect of mass defections.

  • Boy Scouts faring well a year after easing ban on gay adults

    NEW YORK (AP) — There were dire warnings for the Boy Scouts of America a year ago when the group's leaders, under intense pressure, voted to end a long-standing blanket ban on participation by openly gay adults. Several of the biggest sponsors of Scout units, including the Roman Catholic, Mormon and Southern Baptist churches, were openly dismayed, raising the prospect of mass defections.

  • Collin Allen How sympathetic whites are helping to fuel racial change

    MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — An attorney in Oregon is supporting political candidates who promise to address racial profiling in policing. In suburban Ohio, a mother says she and her friends will push for better racial integration in their children's high school. And in rural Massachusetts, a young father has launched a Facebook group called "White Men for Black Lives."

  • Sid Bail Solar projects can't save the forest for the trees?

    WADING RIVER, N.Y. (AP) — A green energy project has some environmentalists seeing red.

  • Donald Trump AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

    Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

  • California governor denies parole for Manson follower

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Leslie Van Houten, the youngest member of the Manson "family" to take part in a series of gruesome California murders in 1969, has been denied freedom again — her past overshadowing her decades as a model prisoner.










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