Dallas suburb faces racial backlash after shooting

BALCH SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The Dallas suburb where a white police officer shot and killed a black teenager as he left a party has a population that's just 20 percent white but a police department that's 80 percent white.


  • Written by CLAUDIA LAUER, NOMAAN MERCHANT and JAMIE STENGLE , Associated Press

Army photographer captures her own death in mortar explosion

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Army has published the final photo of a combat photographer who captured on camera the blast that killed her in an accidental mortar explosion in Afghanistan nearly four years ago. The Army's professional journal says the image illustrates how women are increasingly exposed to dangerous situations in the military.


  • Written by BRIAN WITTE , Associated Press

House passes $1.1T government spending bill, sends to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House easily passed a $1.1 trillion governmentwide spending bill on Wednesday, awarding wins to both Democrats and Republicans while putting off until later this year fights over President Donald Trump's promised border wall with Mexico and massive military buildup.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Tillerson calls for balancing US security interests, values

WASHINGTON (AP) — Translating "America First" into diplomatic policy, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday declared the United States can't always afford to condition its foreign relationships and national security efforts on countries adopting U.S. values like human rights. He spoke to a State Department eager for answers about changing priorities and a sweeping, impending overhaul.


  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN and MATTHEW LEE , Associated Press

'Really bad' or 'catastrophic': Comey defends Clinton choice

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey told Congress Wednesday that revealing the reopening of the Hillary Clinton email probe just before Election Day came down to a painful, complicated choice between "really bad" and "catastrophic" options. He said he'd felt "mildly nauseous" to think he might have tipped the election outcome but in hindsight would change nothing.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press