Criticism mounts over how police handle Louisiana protesters

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Criticism mounted Monday over how Baton Rouge police dealt with throngs of protesters during the weekend, including nearly 200 demonstrators who were arrested and may yet face criminal charges.

  • Written by REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press, MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press

Obama to honor 5 Dallas officers shot by man out for revenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will be in a different city but still in an all-too-familiar place when he leads the nation in honoring more lives cut short by gun violence, this time five white police officers slain by a black man who said he wanted revenge for the killings of blacks by police.

  • Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press

Sheriff: Inmate who killed 2 at courthouse was handcuffed

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — A jail inmate was handcuffed when he wrested a gun from a sheriff's deputy and killed two bailiffs as he was being escorted from a holding cell to the courtroom at a southwestern Michigan courthouse, a sheriff said Tuesday.

  • Written by DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press, ED WHITE, Associated Press

Official: 20 dead in head-on train crash in southern Italy

MILAN (AP) — Two Italian commuter trains collided head-on Tuesday in the southern region of Puglia, killing at least 20 people and injuring scores more, officials said. At least two passengers were pulled alive from the crumpled wreckage as the rescue operation took place in the scorching heat.

  • Written by COLLEEN BARRY, Associated Press