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BP estimates cost of 2010 Gulf oil spill at $61.6B

Posted 7/16/2016 in National

Oil giant BP PLC has put a final price tag on what its catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil spill cost the company, and it's a hefty sum: $61.6 billion.



'Wrong must be corrected' for black man killed by police

Posted 7/16/2016 in National

A black man killed in front of a convenience store was remembered Friday as the "meaning of southern hospitality" and a good man whose death at the hands of two white police officers "woke up Baton Rouge and America."



Priebus: Rebellion against Trump dead

Posted 7/16/2016 in National

The GOP delegate rebellion against Donald Trump is dead, Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus declared on Friday, looking ahead to a unified national convention next week amid signs that both Trump and the broader party are moderating their message with an eye toward November.



Clinton holds VP interviews

Posted 7/16/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton summoned at least three contenders vying to become her running mate to her Washington home on Friday as she closes in on a pick for vice president.



Low-key Trump intro for 'my partner,' running mate Pence

Posted 7/16/2016 in National

Donald Trump introduced Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate on Saturday, calling him "my partner in this campaign" and his first and best choice to join him on a winning Republican presidential ticket.



IS says its 'soldier' behind Nice attack

Posted 7/16/2016 in National

An Islamic State-run media outlet says the man who barreled his truck into a crowd in the French coastal city of Nice is a "soldier" of the group.



Father, son from Texas among France truck attack victims

Posted 7/16/2016 in National

A man and his 11-year-old son from the Austin area were among the dozens of people killed during the truck attack in Nice, France, relatives said Friday.



Fear Factor: Americans scared of their presidential options

Posted 7/15/2016 in National

The vast majority of Americans say they are afraid of at least one of the two major candidates -- Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump -- winning the White House, a remarkable finding that reflects an unsettled nation unhappy with its choice.



Congress leaves Washington, its dysfunction on display

Posted 7/15/2016 in National

Congress exited a sweltering Washington on Thursday, its dysfunction on full display as it left behind must-do legislation to combat the mosquito-borne Zika virus and a stalemate over lawmakers' basic job of fulfilling agency budgets.



France reels as Bastille Day attack leaves 84 dead in Nice

Posted 7/15/2016 in National

A large truck plowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing at least 84 people and sending others fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a mile along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade.



Experts: Use of robot to kill suspect opens door for others

Posted 7/15/2016 in National

Police in Dallas were the first in the nation to use a robot to deliver and detonate a bomb to kill a suspect, but other law enforcement agencies are willing and able to follow suit, including some that even have trained for the day when they'd have to do so.



Dallas gunman was gregarious until Army career ended

Posted 7/15/2016 in National

He was disarmed in the middle of a war zone and placed under 24-hour escort.



Man dead after exchanging gunfire with Baltimore officers

Posted 7/15/2016 in National

Baltimore police officers responding to the sound of gunshots near an apartment building fatally shot a man who fired at them with an "AR-15-style" rifle, authorities said early today.



Lawsuit filed in police shooting of man in Memphis

Posted 7/14/2016 in National

A federal civil rights lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges a white Memphis police officer used excessive deadly force when he shot and killed a 19-year-old black man during a fight after a traffic stop.



ACLU, other groups sue police over Baton Rouge protests

Posted 7/14/2016 in National

Civil rights groups and activists sued Baton Rouge law enforcement agencies over their treatment of protesters rallying against the police shooting death of a black man, saying officers used excessive force and physically and verbally abused peaceful demonstrators.



Authorities: 3 arrests made in alleged plot to harm officers

Posted 7/13/2016 in National

Authorities in Louisiana have arrested three suspects accused of stealing several handguns as part of an alleged plot to harm police officers in the Baton Rouge area, police said.



Divide between Black, Blue movements widens after shootings

Posted 7/13/2016 in National

Kaylin Luces found herself in a difficult position last week: In one moment, she was texting her sister, a police officer, telling her, "Be careful out there. Cops are getting shot." In another, she sent a text to her two young nephews to be mindful of how they act when in the presence of police.



Many in law enforcement feel frayed relationship with president

Posted 7/13/2016 in National

After each fatal shooting of a black man by an officer, President Barack Obama has swiftly spoken out against bad policing, giving voice to the generations of African-Americans who have found themselves at the wrong end of a baton, a snarling dog or a gun.



AG defends decision on Clinton email inquiry

Posted 7/13/2016 in National

Attorney General Loretta Lynch deflected a barrage of Republican questions Tuesday about her decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her use of private email, saying it "would not be appropriate" to discuss the matter in her role as the nation's top law enforcement official.



'Far and away the best': Sanders endorses Clinton

Posted 7/13/2016 in National

With hugs and handshakes, Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Tuesday and emphatically told his supporters their "political revolution" must now turn to electing his Democratic former rival.



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