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

Louisiana officers cleared in prior use of force complaints

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Four previous "use of force" complaints were lodged against the two white police officers in the video-recorded shooting death of a black man and they were cleared in all of them, according to internal affairs documents released Thursday.

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

Arizona is site of largest current US measles outbreak

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Health officials in Arizona say the largest current measles outbreak in the United States is in part because some workers at a federal immigration detention center refuse to get vaccinated.

  • Written by By ASTRID GALVAN, Associated Press