Senator's speech on race stirs recollections of police stops

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, the lone black Republican in the Senate, candidly described being stopped by police, even Capitol Hill cops, because of the color of his skin. It's an experience all too familiar to many of his African-American colleagues in Congress.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Man dead after firing at plainclothes Baltimore officers

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police officers responding to the sound of gunshots near an apartment building fatally shot a man who fired at them with an AR-15-style rifle, authorities said early Friday.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Christie ally guilty, squeezed airline for route to 2nd home

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A political mentor of Gov. Chris Christie who headed the agency that oversees New York City-area airports admitted Thursday that he used his position to get United Airlines to run direct flights to South Carolina so that he could easily visit his vacation home.

  • Written by MICHAEL CATALINI, Associated Press