Police: 5 officers dead, 7 hurt in Dallas protest shooting

DALLAS (AP) — Gunmen shot and killed five police officers and wounded seven others during a protest over fatal police shootings of black men in other states, authorities said. It appeared to be the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement since the 2001 terrorist attacks.

  • Written by TERRY WALLACE, Associated Press

Obama says America is horrified over Dallas attack

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday that America is "horrified" by a targeted shooting of police officers in Dallas, and he said there is no justification for the violence.

  • Written by By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press

June hiring surge of 287,000 suggests rebounding US economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers shook off two months of weak hiring by adding 287,000 jobs in June, a robust pace that suggests a resilient U.S. economy recovering from a slump early in the year.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

Black gun owners worried about treatment after shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — One man told an officer during a Minnesota traffic stop that he was a licensed gun owner, and that he was reaching for his wallet, a witness said. The other was on the ground with police officers on top of him in Louisiana when someone shouted "He has a gun!"

  • Written by JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press

Governor: Black driver wouldn't be dead if he were white

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — A suburban police officer who killed a black motorist likely wouldn't have fired if the driver had been white, Minnesota's governor declared, jumping into a suddenly reignited national debate over how law enforcement treats people of color.

  • Written by STEVE KARNOWSKI and KYLE POTTER, Associated Press