How sympathetic whites are helping to fuel racial change

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — After sitting in silence, some white Americans say they're being spurred to action by the fatal shootings of black men by officers in Minnesota and Louisiana.

  • Written by PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press

Philadelphia readies for DNC after quiet Cleveland protests

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As Cleveland breathes a sigh of relief after protests during the Republican convention came and went without mass disruptions and violence, eyes now turn to Philadelphia, the nation's fifth largest city that offers a bigger stage for bigger protests over a much larger area.

  • Written by KRISTEN DE GROOT, Associated Press

Obama, Mexican president stress importance of relationship

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto reaffirmed the importance of the US-Mexico relationship Friday, promoting the benefits of trade and friendship in an election year that has sometimes stressed that alliance.

  • Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press

Obama rejects Trump depiction of US in crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama fiercely rejected Donald Trump's depiction of an America in crisis on Friday, arguing that violent crime and illegal immigration have plunged under his leadership to their lowest rates in decades.

  • Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press