• This Sunday, July 17, 2016, frame from security video provided by the Louisiana State Police shows Gavin Eugene Long carrying a weapon in Baton Rouge, La. Authorities said Long ambushed law enforcement officers fatally shooting multiple officers and injuring several others before he was killed. (Louisiana State Police via AP)

    ‘Sheer brutality’: Police detail Baton Rouge shooting scene

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The horrific scene unfolded in a matter of minutes, a black-clad man with military training stalking law enforcement officers and ignoring horrified onlookers as he shot anyone he could find wearing a badge.

  • In this June 21, 2016, file photo, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Scott candidly described being stopped by police and Capitol Hill cops because of the color of his skin. It's an experience all too familiar to many of his African-American colleagues in Congress. A day after Scott’s personal recounting on the Senate floor, several lawmakers said July 14, that they have had similar experiences. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

    GOP reaches for nuance on race, police after latest unrest

    ATLANTA (AP) — Some prominent Republicans are speaking out about race, expressing empathy for the challenges faced by black Americans, after a spate of racially tinged gun violence that saw two black men killed by police and retaliatory attacks by a black sniper that killed five Dallas police officers.