Friend or foe? Open-carry law poses challenge to police

PARIS, Texas (AP) — Gun-rights activists, some of them wearing camouflage and military-style gear and openly toting rifles and handguns, marched alongside the hundreds of people who flocked to downtown Dallas last week to protest police shootings of blacks.

  • Written by LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press

Protests over police killings aim at occupying interstates

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (AP) — Police made dozens of arrests in Louisiana's capital city during weekend protests around the country in which people angry over police killings of young black men sought to block some major interstates.

  • Written by REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press

Dallas gunman learned tactics at Texas self-defense school

DALLAS (AP) — The gunman who killed five police officers at a protest march had practiced military-style drills in his yard and trained at a private self-defense school that teaches special tactics, including "shooting on the move," a maneuver in which an attacker fires and changes position before firing again.

  • Written by REESE DUNKLIN, Associated Press JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press

On Dallas trip, Obama will try to make sense of shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, the decision to return early from an overseas trip after a series of shocking shootings will prove to be easy compared to his next challenge: Comforting an America that has witnessed a rash of shootings.

  • Written by KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press