Slain Baton Rouge officer wrote emotional Facebook post

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Just days before he was shot and killed, a Baton Rouge police officer posted an emotional Facebook message saying he was "physically and emotionally" tired and expressing how difficult it was to be both a police officer and a black man, a friend said Sunday.

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Black and a cop: Detective says 'We've all got work to do'

DALLAS (AP) — In the aftermath of the deadly attack on Dallas officers, the city's police chief issued an appeal to blacks: If you want to change law enforcement, join us. Apply to become a cop.

  • Written by LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press

GOP reaches for nuance on race, police after latest unrest

ATLANTA (AP) — Some prominent Republicans are speaking out about race, expressing empathy for the challenges faced by black Americans, after a spate of racially tinged gun violence that saw two black men killed by police and retaliatory attacks by a black sniper that killed five Dallas police officers.

  • Written by BILL BARROW, Associated Press

US officers see unexpected slip in Taliban violence

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — After inflicting heavy losses on weakened Afghan security forces a year ago, the Taliban under new leadership have been surprisingly slow to ramp up attacks at the midpoint of the traditional fighting season, senior American military officers said Sunday.

  • Written by ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer

Turkish F-16s patrol skies days after failed coup

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Warplanes patrolled Turkey's skies overnight in a sign that authorities feared that the threat against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government was not yet over, despite official assurances that life has returned to normal after a failed coup.

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