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At slain officer's funeral, calls for respect and unity

A member of a police honor guard carried a U.S. flag after funeral services for Baton Rouge police officer Matthew Gerald on Friday.

When protests erupted here over a black man's killing during a struggle with two white police officers, Baton Rouge police officer Matthew Gerald made a promise to an old friend who urged him to be careful.

Lawyer: Ex-guard falsified log in Sandra Bland's death

In this undated photo provided by the Bland family, Sandra Bland poses for a photo. The family of Bland, who was found dead in her Texas jail cell, assert that she would not have taken her own life, but authorities are pointing to mounting evidence that they say shows she hanged herself.

An attorney in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the mother of Sandra Bland, who died last summer in a Texas jail, says an ex-guard told him in a deposition he falsified jail log entries.


New artificial reef to be sunk off Florida's Pompano Beach

Florida officials hope that a former tanker that was sunk Saturday off the state's southern coast will become a major scuba diving attraction — and one of the biggest contributions to the state's artificial reef system.


The Latest: Hundreds line up to say goodbye to Garafola

The Latest on the funeral for Brad Garafola, one of three law enforcement officers shot and killed in Baton Rouge (all times local):


The Latest: Wildfire north of Los Angeles growing

The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):


Power restored to National Mall, some museums still closed

Power has been restored to several museums and other buildings along the National Mall.


Energized white supremacists cheer Trump convention message

They don't like to be called white supremacists.


ACLU praises new Illinois limits on cellphone surveillance

A new Illinois law limits how police can use devices that cast a wide net in gathering cellphone data and are at the center of a lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department.


First home delivery of medical marijuana made in Florida

The first organization authorized to dispense medical marijuana in Florida has made its first home delivery.


Tentative deal in New Jersey police shooting of black man

The family of a black man killed by police in southern New Jersey in 2014 has reached a tentative settlement in its federal lawsuit.


Scientists work toward storing digital information in DNA

Her computer, Karin Strauss says, contains her "digital attic" — a place where she stores that published math paper she wrote in high school, and computer science schoolwork from college.


12-year-old boy dies after hiking in extreme heat in Phoenix

A 12-year-old boy has died after he was out hiking in north Phoenix amid triple-digit temperatures.


Police: Detroit-area man held, said he wanted to kill cops

Police seized a dozen rifles and six handguns from the home of a suburban Detroit man after a witness reported the man said he wanted to kill police officers, authorities said Saturday.


Correction: Closing Guantanamo-Kansas story

In a story July 22 about Kansas' attorney general suing the Department of Defense over a freedom of information request, The Associated Press misidentified the rank of department spokeswoman Valerie D. Henderson. She is a lieutenant colonel, not a lieutenant.


Blame game follows NBA's removal of Charlotte All-Star game

The NBA All-Star Game's exit from North Carolina because of a law limiting protections for LGBT people represents some of the worst publicity yet for Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's re-election campaign, even as he dismisses the move as political correctness gone too far.


Mourners gather for funeral of slain Kansas police captain

Hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral for a Kansas City, Kansas, police captain shot to death on duty.


Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Midday' game

MINNEAPOLIS _ The winning numbers in Saturday afternoon's drawing of the Minnesota Lottery's "All or Nothing Midday" game were:01-09-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-19-21-22(one, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen,…


MN Lottery

MINNEAPOLIS _ These Minnesota lotteries were drawn Saturday:01-09-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-19-21-22(one, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, nineteen, twenty-one, twenty-two)Estimated jackpot: $15 millionEstimated jackpot: $390 million


North Charleston sells land after police shooting settlement

North Charleston is selling some city land to help offset the cost of a $6.5 million settlement with the family of an unarmed black man shot and killed by a white city police officer.