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.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Appeals Court opens door to more GM ignition switch lawsuits

DETROIT (AP) — A federal appeals court has decided that people injured in crashes caused by faulty General Motors Co. ignition switches can sue the company even if they were hurt before GM's 2009 bankruptcy filing.

  • Written by TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer