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Self-assured, Kaine brings a steady hand to Clinton ticket

By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press (RICHMOND, Va., AP) — Tim Kaine has an Election Day tradition when his name is on the ballot. The avid outdoorsman votes early, then goes…

The Latest: Gunman’s mother believes he suffered from PTSD

(BATON ROUGE, La., AP) — The Latest on the gunman who killed three law enforcement officers and wounded three others in Baton Rouge on Sunday (all times local): 4:45 p.m.…

GOP Rep. Steve King asks how minorities gave to civilization

(CLEVELAND, AP) — Iowa Republican U.S. Rep. Steve King, one of the most conservative members of Congress and a harsh critic of immigration, has questioned the contributions to civilization of…

Police: Gunman who killed 3 was ‘seeking out’ officers

By MIKE KUNZELMAN and MELINDA DESLATTE (BATON ROUGE, La., AP) — A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition set out to ambush police in Baton Rouge, authorities said…

Senator’s speech on race stirs recollections of police stops

By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, the lone black Republican in the Senate, candidly described being stopped by police, even Capitol Hill cops, because…

AP-GfK Poll: Email investigation has hurt Clinton’s imag

By KEN THOMAS and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — Hillary Clinton enters the summer damaged by perceptions that she violated the law by using a private email system while serving…

What Congress did and didn’t do so far this year

(WASHINGTON, AP) — Lawmakers exited Washington for a seven-week recess with several major accomplishments to highlight for voters — the first overhaul of rules for asbestos and other dangerous chemicals in 40…

Trump keeps suspense alive over veep choice

By JULIE PACE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — Donald Trump is keeping suspense alive over his choice of a running mate, sidelining the announcement because of the deadly attack…

Police agencies on edge, on guard amid heightened threats

By GREG SCHREIER (ATLANTA, AP) — Police agencies across the U.S. are on edge and on guard after receiving threats and calls for violence against them on social media in…

Finger-pointing over fingerprinting: Checks could be flawed

By DAVID PORTER (NEWARK, N.J., AP) — Raquel Vanderpool found out the hard way that while fingerprints don’t lie, they don’t always tell the whole truth. Vanderpool had been working…