Dozens march in Dallas against police violence toward blacks

AP Photo/Ron Jenkins DALLAS (AP) — Several dozen protesters marched through downtown Dallas on Friday to protest police violence toward African-Americans while also paying homage to five police officers slain by a sniper during a demonstration earlier this month. The...

Eroding Alaska village to vote on whether to move or stay

AP Photo/Diana Haecker ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tiny island village on Alaska’s storm-battered western coast is entering a new chapter in its decades-long pursuit to move the entire community from its badly eroding shores to safer ground. The Inupiat Eskimo...

Courts strike blows to GOP voter restrictions in 3 states

AP Photo/Steve Helber CHICAGO (AP) — Courts dealt setbacks on Friday to Republican efforts in three states to restrict voting, blocking a North Carolina law requiring photo identification, loosening a similar measure in Wisconsin and halting strict citizenship requirements...

Federal Appeals Court Rejects Ohio Libertarians’ Challenge

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal appeals court rejected a challenge from Ohio Libertarians in a long-running dispute over the party’s ballot access. The Libertarian Party of Ohio sued Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted), alleging a member of his staff...

Correction: Chicago-Mackinac Race Story

CHICAGO (AP) — In a story July 26 about the Chicago-Mackinac sailboat race, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Windquest was first across the line Monday and that Il Mostro finished second. Those were the results from last year’s race. The first boat to cross...

2 San Diego police officers shot, 1 fatally, during stop

AP Photo/Denis Poroy SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two San Diego police officers were shot – one fatally – after a late-night stop turned into a gunfight, triggering a manhunt that led to the capture of one wounded suspect in a ravine and an hours-long SWAT standoff Friday...

Texas A&M suspends 2 assistants for jokes at women's clinic

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M has suspended two assistant football coaches for two weeks for what they described as a “failed attempt at humor” this week at a football clinic for women. Coach Kevin Sumlin announced Friday night that offensive line...

Wildfire sparks decline in tourism business in Big Sur

AP Photo/Terry Chea BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Lodge managers and cafe owners along California’s dramatic Big Sur coast were looking Friday at a summer of jittery guests and cancelled bookings after fire officials warned that crews will likely be battling a wildfire...

Texas A&M suspends 2 assistants for jokes at women's clinic

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M has suspended two assistant football coaches for two weeks for what they described as a “failed attempt at humor” this week at a football clinic for women. Coach Kevin Sumlin announced Friday night that offensive line...

40 years later, fugitive appears before N. Carolina judge

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — When a judge advised a North Carolina man that he was a fugitive wanted in the killing of a retired immigration official nearly 40 years ago, his only response was: “That’s what the papers say.” William Claybourne Taylor, 67, hung...