VA puts latest estimate of veteran suicides at 20 per day

WASHINGTON (AP) — On average, 20 veterans a day committed suicide in 2014, a slight decrease from the previous government estimate, but federal health officials are cautious about concluding the suicide problem is getting better.

  • Written by KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

Man fatally shot by police in Minnesota; video investigated

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota officer fatally shot a man in a car with a woman and a child, an official said, and authorities are looking into whether the aftermath was livestreamed in a widely shared Facebook video, which shows a woman in a vehicle with a man whose shirt appears to be soaked in blood telling the camera "police just shot my boyfriend for no apparent reason."

  • Written by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press

Louisiana police shooting caught on video strains community

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The mood was emotional, and at times angry, as evening unfolded in the working class, predominantly black Louisiana neighborhood where the police killing of a black man was caught on videotape.

  • Written by MIKE KUNZELMAN, MELINDA DESLATTE and CAIN BURDEAU, Associated Press