Bastille Day: France gives big nod to US at annual parade

PARIS (AP) — France's annual Bastille Day parade turned into an event high on American patriotism this year, marked by a warm embrace between President Donald Trump and his French counterpart on Friday.

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  • Written by By PHILIPPE SOTTO , Associated Press

Should police be allowed to shame suspects on Facebook?

BOSTON (AP) — A driver mows down six mailboxes, slurs her words and tells police she has a lizard in her bra. Throw in a wisecracking police officer, and what do you get? A flippant post on Facebook, along with photos of the woman, and of course, her lizard.

Not everyone is amused.

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  • Written by By DENISE LAVOIE , AP Legal Affairs Writer

AP source: Man said he killed, burned 4 after drug deals

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An admitted drug dealer with a history of mental illness said he killed four young men after he felt cheated or threatened during three transactions and then burned their bodies at his family's farm, a person with firsthand knowledge of his confession said.

  • Written by By MARYCLAIRE DALE and ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE , Associated Press

US retail sales fall for a 2nd month as consumers pull back

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans curtailed their shopping in June, with less spending at restaurants, department stores and gasoline stations. The spending pullback came despite a healthy job market and suggests that economic growth could remain sluggish.

  • Written by By JOSH BOAK , AP Economics Writer