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

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