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Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest

AP Photo/Frank Eltman HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) — Thomas Demint’s voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. “I’m videotaping this, sir,” he tells an...

Immigration shift shows India, China outpacing Mexico

AP Photo/LM Otero DALLAS (AP) — Siddharth Jaganath wanted to return to India after earning his master’s degree at Texas’ Southern Methodist University. Instead, he built a new life in the U.S. over a decade, becoming a manager at a communications technology...

The Latest: Wreaths laid to remember Katrina victims

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The latest in the 10th anniversary commemorations of Hurricane Katrina (all times local): — 11 a.m. City and congressional leaders laid wreaths at a memorial holding the unclaimed and unidentified bodies from Hurricane Katrina, kicking off a day of...

As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled

AP Photo/Christine Armario LOS ANGELES (AP) — Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing....

In Alaska, Obama to walk fine line on climate change, energy

AP Photo/Kathy Matheson WASHINGTON (AP) — With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily...

Deputy fatally shot from behind at Houston gas station

AP Photo HOUSTON (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy in uniform was fatally shot multiple times from behind while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station and a manhunt for the suspect continued Saturday morning, according to authorities. Deputy Darren...

Officials urge residents to stay prepared tropical storm

AP Photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika may be getting weaker, but Florida officials still want residents to be prepared. Despite greater uncertainty in the storm’s path and intensity, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Friday...

Residents across Gulf remember Katrina’s might, recovery

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With prayer and the somber ringing of church bells and the uplifting sounds of brass bands and music, residents across Mississippi and Louisiana Saturday will pay homage to those who died in Hurricane Katrina, thank those who came...

Planned Parenthood sues Alabama over end to Medicaid funds

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Planned Parenthood Southeast on Friday filed a federal lawsuit over Gov. Robert Bentley’s effort to cut off Medicaid payments to the organization’s Alabama clinics. The organization said Bentley’s effort penalizes low-income women...

Clerk asks US Supreme Court to intervene in marriage case

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two months after it legalized gay marriage nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked by a Kentucky county clerk for permission to keep denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who objects to gay marriage for...