Report blasts Baltimore police over racial bias, force

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Justice Department and Baltimore police agreed to negotiate court-enforceable reforms after a scathing federal report released Wednesday criticized officers for using excessive force and routinely discriminating against blacks.

  • Written by JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

WHY IT MATTERS: Voting rights

EDITOR'S NOTE _ One in an AP series examining issues at stake in the presidential election and how they affect people

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE:

Who should be able to vote and how easy should it be? It's a question that goes to the core of democracy.

  • Written by HOPE YEN, Associated Press

Trump ignites new firestorm: Gun backers might stop Clinton

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Donald Trump ignited a fresh political firestorm Tuesday by declaring gun rights supporters might still find a way to stop Hillary Clinton, even if she should defeat him and then name anti-gun Supreme Court justices. Democrats pounced, accusing him of openly encouraging violence against his opponent.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press

Police: Woman killed by Florida officer in academy exercise

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) — A woman was fatally shot by an officer while participating in a "shoot-don't shoot" exercise during a two-hour citizens academy hosted by the Punta Gorda Police Department in southwest Florida.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS