Black lawmakers recall police stops after senator's speech

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

Secret chapter of 9/11 inquiry released after 13-year wait

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under wraps for 13 years, the U.S. on Friday released once-top secret pages from a congressional report into 9/11 that questioned whether Saudis who were in contact with the hijackers after they arrived in the U.S. knew what they were planning.

  • Written by DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press

84 dead, 202 hurt as truck hits Bastille Day crowd in Nice

NICE, France (AP) — French leaders extended the country's 8-month-old state of emergency Friday and vowed to deploy thousands of police reservists on the streets after a Tunisian man drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, killing 84 people and wounding 202 others.

  • Written by PHILIPPE SOTTO, Associated Press, COLLEEN BARRY, Associated Press, LORI HINNANT, Associated Press

France reels as Bastille Day attack leaves 84 dead in Nice

6:16 a.m. Friday: NICE, France (AP) — Police: ID found with Nice truck attacker is of French petty criminal, 31, of Tunisian descent; no DNA confirmation.

NICE, France (AP) — A large truck plowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing at least 84 people and sending others fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade.

  • Written by CIARAN FAHEY, Associated Press ELAINE GANLEY, Associated Press

At town hall, Obama confronts race issues bigger than police

WASHINGTON (AP) — The son of the Louisiana man shot dead by police wants President Barack Obama to help end world racism. The mother of a policeman pleads for ways to keep her son safe. A single mom who has sent her son away from a rough Baltimore neighborhood worries over how to keep him safe when he's home on the weekends.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press, KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press