Curing Florida's algae crisis will take time, money, science

STUART, Fla. (AP) — The enormous algae outbreak that has coated swaths of Florida's St. Lucie River with guacamole-like sludge is a man-made affliction, arising from political and economic decisions made over the past 140 years.

  • Written by TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press

Slain Baton Rouge officer wrote emotional Facebook post

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Just days before he was shot and killed, a Baton Rouge police officer posted an emotional Facebook message saying he was "physically and emotionally" tired and expressing how difficult it was to be both a police officer and a black man, a friend said Sunday.

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

Black and a cop: Detective says 'We've all got work to do'

DALLAS (AP) — In the aftermath of the deadly attack on Dallas officers, the city's police chief issued an appeal to blacks: If you want to change law enforcement, join us. Apply to become a cop.

  • Written by LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press

GOP reaches for nuance on race, police after latest unrest

ATLANTA (AP) — Some prominent Republicans are speaking out about race, expressing empathy for the challenges faced by black Americans, after a spate of racially tinged gun violence that saw two black men killed by police and retaliatory attacks by a black sniper that killed five Dallas police officers.

  • Written by BILL BARROW, Associated Press