Still no explanation for Dallas gunman's honorable discharge

DALLAS (AP) — Almost a week after the Dallas sniper attacks, it's still unclear how the gunman obtained an honorable discharge from the military even though Army officials sent him home from Afghanistan with a recommendation that he be thrown out of the armed forces.

  • Written by WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press

ACLU, other groups sue police over Baton Rouge protests

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Civil rights groups and activists sued Baton Rouge law enforcement agencies over their treatment of protesters rallying against the police shooting death of a black man, saying officers used excessive force and physically and verbally abused peaceful demonstrators.

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

US offering Russia military pact in Syria

PARIS (AP) — The United States is offering Russia a new military pact against the Islamic State and al-Qaida in Syria, according to a leaked U.S. proposal that, if finalized, could dramatically alter America's role in the Arab country's five-year civil war.

  • Written by BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

May filling more government posts; euroskeptics in key roles

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May filled out her Cabinet posts Thursday, assembling a government that sweeps away many of her predecessor's supporters and places strongly anti-EU figures in key international roles.

  • Written by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press, JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press

China's actions in South China Sea seen as defying ruling

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Two Chinese aircraft landed on disputed reefs and Beijing's coast guard reportedly blocked a Filipino fishing boat from a contested shoal, in acts of defiance after a landmark ruling found China's vast claims in the South China Sea legally baseless.