Obama signs veterans suicide prevention bill


WASHINGTON (AP) — Acknowledging the struggles of the nation's veterans, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed legislation intended to reduce a military suicide epidemic that is claiming lives by the day.

  • Written by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

FBI director: US at crossroads on race relations, policing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is at a crossroads on matters of race relations and law enforcement, presenting "hard truths" that its citizens and police must confront, FBI Director James Comey said Thursday.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

Funeral set for 3 killed near University of North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Thousands of people are expected to attend a prayer service for three young adults gunned down in North Carolina in what police call a long-running dispute over parking spaces.

  • Written by MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press

Friends: US woman held by militants intent on aiding Syrians

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — The American woman taken hostage by Islamic State militants was determined to get to Syria and learned Arabic so she could perform aid work and advocate for causes in the Middle East, friends say.

  • Written by FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press