• Judge to consider whether 15-year court battle continues

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An attorney for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette has asked a Baton Rouge judge to dismiss former head football coach Jerry Baldwin’s claim that the school fired him in 2001 because he is black.

  • Members of the Baton Rouge Police Department salute as a member of the Louisiana State Police Honor Guard, left, plays "Taps" through driving rain during funeral services for Baton Rouge police Cpl. Montrell Jackson in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, July 25, 2016. Jackson, slain by a gunman who authorities said targeted law enforcement, is the last of the three Louisiana law enforcement officers killed in last week's ambush to be buried. (Hilary Scheinuk/Baton Rouge Advocate via AP)

    Hundreds gather at vigil for slain Baton Rouge officers

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The gunman’s bullets that killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge also targeted the country and “touched the soul of an entire nation,” Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday at a memorial service for the fallen officers.

  • FILE- This undated file photo made available by the Baton Rouge Police Dept. shows officer Montrell Jackson. Funeral services are planned Monday, July 25, 2016, for police officer Montrell Jackson, a 32-year-old slain by a gunman who authorities said targeted law enforcement. (Baton Rouge Police Dept. via AP, File)

    Last of slain Baton Rouge officers to be buried Monday

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The last of the three Louisiana law enforcement officers killed in an ambush near a busy highway in Baton Rouge is being buried Monday.

  • In this Saturday, July 16, 2016 photo, brothers Montrell White, 22, left, and Edwin White, 18, visit their childhood neighborhood for a potluck organized by young civil rights activists in the Estell Village subsidized apartment complex in the Highland Hills area of Dallas. The Whites say the neighborhood has been overrun with drugs and guns since they were kids. A rag tag group of young activists in this city have tried to raise awareness about the geographical segregation and unequal access to opportunities that continue to dog this city of 1.3 million people. (AP Photo/ Emily Schmall)

    In Dallas, burgeoning movement overshadowed by shooting

    DALLAS (AP) — The leadership of the Next Generation Action Network drove all night from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, arriving in Dallas early on July 7, just hours before the start of their hastily arranged march that ended in the worst attack on law enforcement since 9/11.

  • In this Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, people watch as stores burn in Ferguson, Mo. The four Republican candidates in Missouri's gubernatorial primary on Aug. 2, 2016, are pledging an aggressive law-and-order approach, two years after the fatal Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown prompted widespread protests. But the four candidates aren't focusing on complaints about police discrimination. Instead, their TV ads have shown images of riots while promising to "secure our streets" and "enforce the law." (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

    2 years after Ferguson, recriminations roil governor’s race

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — It has been two years since a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, touching off days of rioting, but the political repercussions from the incident have only intensified, fanned by a governor’s race in which all four Republican candidates are pledging an aggressive law-and-order approach.

  • East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid J. Gautreaux, III kneels and places his hand on the casket of deputy Brad Garafola, after it was transferred from carriage to hearse, at the scene where Garafola and two Baton Rouge police were killed, in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, July 23, 2016. Several other officers and deputies were injured in the attack. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Baton Rouge to continue to mourn officers slain in ambush

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The city of Baton Rouge will continue to memorialize officers slain in a shoot-out outside a convenience store just a week ago with funeral services planned Monday for police officer Montrell Jackson.

  • East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid J. Gautreaux, III kneels and places his hand on the casket of deputy Brad Garafola, after it was transferred from carriage to hearse, at the scene where Garafola and two Baton Rouge police were killed, in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, July 23, 2016. Several other officers and deputies were injured in the attack. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    ‘Went down fighting’: Slain deputy to be laid to rest

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputy killed last Sunday ran to help another officer when he could have stayed safe in the convenience store where he was working off-duty, a minister said at his funeral Saturday.

  • Dechia Gerald, wife of slain Baton Rouge police officer Matthew Gerald, holds her daughters Fynleigh, left, and Dawclyn, right, as the casket is placed in the hearse during the funeral for her husband at the Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge, La., Friday, July 22, 2016. More than 2,000 people packed the church where Mayor Kip Holden and other leaders eulogized Gerald, the first of three officers slain by a lone gunman to be laid to rest.  (Bill Feig/Baton Rouge Advocate via AP, Pool)

    Respect police, Baton Rouge mayor says at officer’s funeral

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — 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.