DIVIDED AMERICA: Minorities hopeful, whites sour on future

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) —€” Consider two women in their 70s, both residents of the Kansas City area. One is white and affluent; the other is black and working class.

  • Written by NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press

Officials: Firefighter halts teen who killed father, shot 3

TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A volunteer firefighter stopped a teenager who shot two students and a teacher outside a South Carolina elementary school after killing his father at their home, authorities said.

  • Written by KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press JAY REEVES, Associated Press

Long wait, short encounter before deadly police shooting

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — It took more than an hour for police to arrive at the shopping center in a San Diego suburb where a distressed black man had been wandering into traffic. It took about a minute for him to be shot and killed.

  • Written by JULIE WATSON, Associated Press BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press