How Castile told officer about gun key part of final moments

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The final moments before Philando Castile was killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in suburban St. Paul revolved around a gun he was licensed to carry, trained to use safely and instructed to tell authorities about when stopped.

  • Written by AMY FORLITI, Associated Press, KYLE POTTER, Associated Press

Obama: Still far from solving police, community issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — America is "not even close" to where it needs to be in terms of resolving issues between police and the communities they serve, President Barack Obama said after concluding a more than three-hour meeting Wednesday with community activists, politicians and law enforcement officials.

  • Written by KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

School board takes transgender bathroom case to high court

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school board asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to block a transgender male from using the boys restroom when he returns to school in September until the high court decides whether to review the case.

  • Written by ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press

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