• Before cop shooting, 911 caller wrongly said man was armed

    AVENTURA, Fla. (AP) — The tape of a 911 call shows that a passing driver wrongly told North Miami police that an autistic man was in the street threatening to kill himself with a gun.

  • This undated file photo provided by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in Ohio shows Rayshon LaCarlos Alexander of Columbus, Ohio. Rayshon Alexander was arrested July 11, 2016, and has pleaded not guilty to 20 counts, including murder, following a death and nine other overdoses that investigators say were caused by drugs that buyers thought were heroin, but were actually the animal tranquilizer carfentanil, used to sedate elephants and other large animals. (Franklin County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

    Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in overdose battle

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country’s heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they’ve found it mixed with or passed off as heroin.

  • Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, right, holds a news conference near the site where Freddie Gray was arrested after her office dropped the remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers awaiting trial in Gray's death, in Baltimore, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The decision by prosecutors comes after a judge had already acquitted three of the six officers charged in the case. At left is Gray's father, Richard Shipley. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

    Baltimore’s far from done despite collapse of criminal case

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Many of this city’s deepest challenges remain unresolved after the collapse of the criminal case against six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, the young black man whose broken neck in police custody caused so much upheaval. Here’s a look at the to-do lists of those involved.

  • Man convicted of capital murder in shooting of state trooper

    DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) — A man has been convicted of capital murder in the 2013 shooting of a Virginia state trooper.

  • Sharper rape case co-defendants enter state guilty pleas

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The criminal case that exposed former NFL star Darren Sharper as a sexual predator moved closer to final resolution Thursday with guilty pleas in Louisiana state court by two co-defendants.

    Updated: 3:53 pm

  • Therapist shot by police has reunion with autistic client

    AVENTURA, Fla. (AP) — An unarmed black therapist who was shot by police last week while protecting his autistic client had an emotional reunion with the man.

  • Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson gains yardage in a scrimmage during NFL football training camp, Thursday, July 28, 2016, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Jaguars’ Robinson says drugs, alcohol not factors in crash

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jaguars running back Denard Robinson insists he wasn’t under the influence of drugs or alcohol when he fell asleep behind the wheel of his car that rolled through a red light and into a retention pond.

  • Texas man back in jail, accused of robbing New Mexico store

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Texan man who had just been released from jail is behind bars again in New Mexico for allegedly robbing a store in Santa Fe.

  • 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.

    Updated: 5:24 pm

  • Canada's Brooke Henderson plays a shot during day one of the  Women's British Open at Woburn Golf Club, Woburn England Thursday July 28, 2016. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

    Mirim Lee leads Women’s British Open after day 1

    WOBURN, England (AP) — Mirim Lee shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday to match the Women’s British Open record and open a three-stroke lead in the major championship at tree-lined Woburn Golf Club.

    Updated: 3:58 pm