US government won't reclassify marijuana, allows research

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will keep marijuana on the list of the most dangerous drugs, despite growing popular support for legalization, but will allow more research into its possible medical benefits, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced Thursday.

  • Written by ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press

WHY IT MATTERS: All will be touched by choice in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump offer voters distinct choices this fall on issues that shape everyday lives. Actual ideas are in play, as difficult as it can be to see them through the surreal layers of the 2016 presidential campaign.

  • Written by CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press

Scathing report on Baltimore cops vindicates black residents

BALTIMORE (AP) — With startling statistics, a federal investigation of the Baltimore Police Department documents in 164 single-spaced pages what black residents have been saying for years: They are routinely singled out, roughed up or otherwise mistreated by officers, often for no reason.

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

Police: Real ammo used by mistake in fatal training exercise

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) — The officer who shot and killed a 73-year-old retired librarian during a police "shoot/don't shoot" demonstration in Florida was accused of using excessive force with his police dog and resigned from another police agency in 2013 for failing to satisfactorily complete an agency field training program.

  • Written by TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press

Syria opposition: Suspected gas attack causes deaths

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian government airstrike on an opposition-held district in the embattled city of Aleppo killed at least two people in what was alleged to have been a chlorine gas attack, a Syrian rescue worker and opposition activists said Thursday.

  • Written by PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press