Killer of Baton Rouge law officers a man of mixed messages

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gavin Long was a man of mixed messages. He peddled self-published books with abstract themes about self-empowerment and spiritual enlightenment, but also posted rambling internet videos calling for violent action in response to what he considered oppression.

  • Written by HOLBROOK MOHR, Associated Press HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, Associated Press MIKE KUNZELMAN, Associated Press

GOP leaders approve convention rules, block insurgents

CLEVELAND (AP) — Over angry and prolonged objections from anti-Donald Trump forces, Republican Party leaders approved rules for their national convention on Monday and rejected demands for a state-by-state roll call vote, a discordant start to a gathering designed to project unity.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

Police across US patrolling in pairs after ambush attacks

DENVER (AP) — Police departments across the country are ordering officers to pair up after ambush attacks left eight officers dead in Texas and Louisiana, a precaution that could slow response times to low-level crimes and drive up overtime for already exhausted police.

  • Written by SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press

Looking at own prospects, some Republicans avoid Cleveland

CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) — As her fellow Republicans gathered in Cleveland, New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte was back home touting her work on a bipartisan bill intended to address opioid abuse.

  • Written by KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press BILL BARROW, Associated Press

Seoul says North Korea has fired 3 missiles into sea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday fired three ballistic missiles into its eastern sea in an apparent protest of South Korea's decision to allow the deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system in the country, Seoul officials said.

  • Written by KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press