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

US officers see unexpected slip in Taliban violence

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — After inflicting heavy losses on weakened Afghan security forces a year ago, the Taliban under new leadership have been surprisingly slow to ramp up attacks at the midpoint of the traditional fighting season, senior American military officers said Sunday.

  • Written by ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer

Turkish F-16s patrol skies days after failed coup

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Warplanes patrolled Turkey's skies overnight in a sign that authorities feared that the threat against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government was not yet over, despite official assurances that life has returned to normal after a failed coup.

  • Written by SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press DOMINIQUE SOGUEL, Associated Press

Parliament to vote on renewing Britain's nuclear arsenal

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers are due to vote Monday on whether to replace the country's fleet of nuclear-armed submarines, a powerful but expensive symbol of the country's military status.

  • Written by T.J. HUBBARD

Baton Rouge police killer: A former Marine from Kansas City

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

  • Written by HOLBROOK MOHR, Associated Press MIKE KUNZELMAN, Associated Press JIM SUHR, Associated Press