Serial killer shooter leaves trail of grief, fear in Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) — In a blue-collar Phoenix neighborhood known for gang and drug violence, Margarito Castro's 19-year-old son Manny was learning to be a welder just like his father. Father and son carpooled together to work until June 10, when Manny was shot dead as he sat in his car in front of his girlfriend's house by a suspect identified this week as the city's first serial killer in a decade.

  • Written by TERRY TANG, Associated Press

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.