Toxic algae bloom swarms Utah Lake, seeps into farm supply

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — A huge toxic algae bloom in Utah has closed one of the largest freshwater lakes west of the Mississippi River, sickening more than 100 people and leaving farmers scrambling for clean water for days during the hottest part of the year.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

At slain officer's funeral, calls for respect and unity

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When protests erupted here over a black man's killing during a struggle with two white police officers, Baton Rouge police officer Matthew Gerald made a promise to an old friend who urged him to be careful.

  • Written by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press

Russian balloonist lands safely in Australia after 11 days

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A cold and exhausted 65-year-old Russian balloonist came back to Earth with a bruising thud in the Australian Outback on Saturday after claiming a new world record by flying solo around the world nonstop in 11 days, officials said.

  • Written by ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press

How sympathetic whites are helping to fuel racial change

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — After sitting in silence, some white Americans say they're being spurred to action by the fatal shootings of black men by officers in Minnesota and Louisiana.

  • Written by PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press