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  • Killer of Baton Rouge law officers a man of mixed messages

    Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:21:50 GMT

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gavin Long was a man of mixed messages. He peddled self-published books with abstract themes about self-empowerment and spiritual enlightenment, but also posted rambling internet videos calling for violent action in response to what he considered oppression.

  • Baton Rouge police killer: A former Marine from Kansas City

    Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:27:29 GMT

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gavin Long considered himself a spiritual leader and revolutionary, a man willing to take action while others focused on protests.

  • AP news guide: 3 Officers killed in Baton Rouge

    Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:37:56 GMT

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State police say the fatal shooting of three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge was an ambush by a former Marine who "certainly was seeking out police." Here's what we know about the attack Sunday, which also left three other officers wounded before the attacker was killed:

  • Afghan man says in-laws killed his daughter in revenge

    Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:15:37 GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan father was on a quest for justice Monday after saying that his pregnant 14-year-old daughter was burned to death by her in-laws, the latest reported case of violence against women in the country.

  • Baton Rouge police killer: An ex-Marine from Kansas City

    Mon, 18 Jul 2016 03:02:23 GMT

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The man who killed two police officers and a sheriff's deputy in Baton Rouge Sunday was a former Marine sergeant who served in Iraq and had no known ties to any extremist groups.

  • Wendell Anderson, Minnesota's former governor, dies at 83

    Sun, 17 Jul 2016 18:31:33 GMT

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Wendell Anderson loved being Minnesota's governor so much that he couldn't wait to get to work in the morning. But when he abandoned the Capitol in a slippery move to get to Washington, voters never forgave the youthful Democrat who just three years earlier won statewide accolades for embodying Minnesota's strengths on an iconic Time magazine cover.

  • Report: Saudi women's lives dictated by male guardianship

    Sun, 17 Jul 2016 07:32:46 GMT

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's guardianship system, which bars women from traveling abroad, obtaining a passport, marrying or exiting prison without the consent of a male relative, remains the most significant impediment to realizing women's rights in the kingdom, according to a report released Sunday by a leading human rights group.

  • France attacker menacing, volatile; jihadist ties a question

    Sat, 16 Jul 2016 14:54:07 GMT

    NICE, France (AP) — The rogue driver who turned a night of fireworks and fun into the worst carnage the French resort city of Nice has seen in decades appeared aloof and menacing to his neighbors and family, while authorities said Saturday that he had recently turned to religious extremism.

  • France attacker called volatile, showed no jihadist links

    Sat, 16 Jul 2016 09:54:19 GMT

    NICE, France (AP) — The man responsible for turning a night of celebration into one of carnage in the seaside city of Nice was a petty criminal who hadn't been on the radar of French intelligence services before the attack.

  • When Army career ended in disgrace, gunman was ostracized

    Fri, 15 Jul 2016 22:11:29 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) — He was disarmed in the middle of a war zone and placed under 24-hour escort. The most humiliating part was that everyone in Micah Johnson's unit in Afghanistan knew why: He was accused of stealing a female soldier's panties.

  • The Latest: French author decries attack

    Fri, 15 Jul 2016 21:23:20 GMT

    NICE, France (AP) — The Latest on attack that killed 84 people in Nice (all times local):

  • The Latest: Promenade in Nice still shut after truck attack

    Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:47:53 GMT

    NICE, France (AP) — The Latest on attack that killed 84 people in Nice (all times local):

  • The Latest: French premier: Truck attacker Islamic terrorist

    Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:25:36 GMT

    NICE, France (AP) — The Latest on attack that killed 84 people in Nice (all times local):

  • Ace Atkins delivers rousing thriller with 'The Innocents'

    Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:02:23 GMT

    "The Innocents" (G.P. Putnam's Sons), by Ace Atkins

  • Women more likely than men to face poverty during retirement

    Mon, 11 Jul 2016 07:40:47 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — During their working years, women tend to earn less than men, and when they retire, they're more likely to live in poverty.

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    Sun, 10 Jul 2016 04:01:18 GMT

    Today in History

  • Shooter followed black militant groups, said he acted alone

    Sat, 09 Jul 2016 18:45:32 GMT

    The black Army veteran who fatally shot five police officers during a protest in downtown Dallas was described as a loner who followed black militant groups on social media. A look at what else is known about 25-year-old Micah Johnson:

  • Dallas sniper was loner; Army sent him home from Afghanistan

    Sat, 09 Jul 2016 07:16:13 GMT

    MESQUITE, Texas (AP) — The Dallas sniper had been sent home from Afghanistan after being accused of sexually harassing a female, and was described as a loner who followed black militant groups on social media.

  • Dallas police killer was loner, followed black militants

    Sat, 09 Jul 2016 01:37:07 GMT

    MESQUITE, Texas (AP) — The man who killed five Dallas police officers and wounded seven others was described as a loner, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan and a follower of black militant groups on social media.

  • Dad of Ohio girl found dead in crib gets 3 years in prison

    Sat, 09 Jul 2016 00:22:05 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who didn't report his toddler daughter's death for about a month before a cable company worker found her decomposed body in a crib at their apartment was sentenced Friday to three years in prison after being convicted on charges including corpse abuse.

  • Brexit vote roils London real estate market

    Fri, 08 Jul 2016 16:26:20 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Henry Pryor, who has helped people buy homes in London for more than 30 years, says only war would be a bigger threat to the housing market than the conditions it faces now after Britain's vote to leave the European Union.