• In this Friday, July 22, 2016 photo, Collin Allen, the creator of 'White Men for Black Lives', poses on the Freedom Trail in Boston Common, as a group of summer camp children walk past, in Boston, Mass. Some white Americans say they're being spurred to action by the shootings of black men by officers in Minnesota and Louisiana after long sitting in silence. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    How sympathetic whites are helping to fuel racial change

    MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — In a story July 23 about white sympathy for black civil rights issues, The Associated Press erroneously reported the involvement of Ohio mother Lisa Vahey. She is seeking changes at her daughter’s high school, not her son’s.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner speaks to the media during a press conference, Thursday, July 21, 2016, in Houston. Officials in Houston released video footage Thursday, taken from the body camera of one of the officers showing police officers shooting Braziel, who police said had been holding a gun while standing in a street. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)

    Houston police release videos from deadly shooting

    HOUSTON (AP) — Officials in Houston released video Thursday showing police officers shooting a black man who police said had been holding a gun while standing in a street.

  • East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies Natasha Stingley, right, and Minnie Ducksworth, left, bow their heads in prayer before releasing balloons at a noon vigil organized by municipal court workers in downtown Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in honor of recent slain and injured sheriff deputies and police. Several police officers and sheriff deputies were killed and wounded Sunday morning in a shooting near a gas station in Baton Rouge, less than two weeks after a black man was shot and killed by police here, sparking nightly protests across the city. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    The Latest: Long line of mourners at visitation for Gerald

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the funerals of three officers killed in Baton Rouge (all times local):

  • Farmington ranchers settle lawsuit over killed roosters

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Ranchers in Farmington who had hundreds of roosters and chickens killed after a cockfighting investigation have settled their federal lawsuit against a New Mexico State Police agent.

  • In this Wednesday, July 20, 2016, frame from video, Charles Kinsey explains in an interview from his hospital bed in Miami what happened when he was shot by police on Monday. Kinsey, a therapist who was trying to calm an autistic patient in the middle of the street, said he was shot even though he had his hands in the air and repeatedly told the police that no one was armed. (WSVN via AP)

    Black therapist says police shot him with his hands raised

    NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — A black therapist who was trying to calm an autistic man in the middle of the street says he was shot by police even though he had his hands in the air and repeatedly told them that no one was armed.

  • Cleveland Police Chief, Calvin Williams, left, talks with protesters on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Cleveland, during the third day of the Republican convention. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Cleveland police chief hits the streets to keep the peace

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams has never been far from the action during the Republican convention, taking charge when a flag-burning turned into a melee, wading into the crowd when demonstrators nearly came to blows and joining bicycle officers on patrol.

  • In this Monday, July 18, 2016 photo, Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO of NAACP, speaks at the NAACP national convention at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati. The convention's theme of “Our Lives Matter, Our Votes Count” underscored the need to defend black voting rights and to get out the black vote in the first election since black turnout helped Barack Obama twice win the presidency. (Cara Owsley/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES

    NAACP: Trump, Clinton need black support to win presidency

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Civil rights activists frustrated by police slayings of blacks across the nation are looking to flex their voting power to push for reforms.

  • This frame grab made from a video posted on YouTube on July 10, 2016, shows Gavin Eugene Long speaking as his online persona Cosmo Setepenra. Long killed law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, La., on Sunday, July 17, 2016. (YouTube via AP)

    Friends recall slain officers as residents gather to mourn

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The man who ambushed and killed three law enforcement officers in Louisiana purportedly described his actions as a “necessary evil” in a self-described, handwritten manifesto that an Ohio man says was emailed to him by the gunman less than an hour before the shootings.