• Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles as he addresses delegates during the final day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Critics: Trump speech signals shift to coded race language

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — During the primaries, Donald Trump threw red-meat rhetoric to supporters, pledging to build a wall on the Mexico border and to ban Muslim immigrants. He even told at least one crowd that he wanted to punch a demonstrator who disrupted an event.

  • Pulse deputy: ‘Heroism in the face of indescribable horror’

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Deputies and police officers within shooting range of a gunman inside the Pulse nightclub loaded wounded patrons into pick-up trucks and drove them to safety. Dispatchers had trouble reaching a police officer who had initially called in “shots fired” from the club.

  • Kenyan president to Olympic team: ‘Show world we are clean’

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta urged his country’s Olympic athletes to “show the world that we are clean and can win clean” as he gave them a send-off for the Rio Games.

  • 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.

  • APNewsBreak: Volkswagen has emissions-cheating fix ready

    DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen’s plan to fix most of its 2-liter diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests includes a computer software update and a larger catalytic converter to trap harmful nitrogen oxide, and it may not hurt mileage or performance, according to dealers who were briefed by executives on the matter.

  • Lawmaker calls for DA involved in traffic stop to step down

    SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico lawmaker is calling for the resignation of a district attorney who was allowed to leave without taking a field sobriety test despite police believing she was intoxicated.

  • Trump seeks to dismiss lawsuit over Trump University

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge said Friday that he is inclined to deny a request by Donald Trump’s lawyers to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses the Republican presidential nominee of defrauding customers at the now-defunct Trump University.

  • Emails: Group asked governor for religious objections order

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Emails disclosed in a lawsuit over a blocked Mississippi law that protects religious objections to same-sex marriage show a Christian legal group asked Gov. Phil Bryant to institute the protections through an executive order in 2015.

  • $6.2 million to improve southeastern Michigan trail network

    DETROIT (AP) — Officials say $6.2 million will be used to improve southeastern Michigan’s trail network.

  • UEFA confirms 3 entries for presidential election

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Contenders from Slovenia, the Netherlands and Spain have entered the UEFA presidential contest to replace the banned Michel Platini.