• 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.

  • In this June 25, 2016 photo, civil rights pioneer James Meredith, center, and others walk through downtown Jackson, Miss., to the state Capitol, as part of a 50th commemoration of his march from Memphis to Jackson to encourage black people to overcome a fear of violence and to encourage them to register to vote. Along the way, he was shot and wounded, causing several groups and hundreds of marchers, including the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., to take up the cause and help him finish the march to the Capitol. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Civil-rights marchers: US still needs to address inequality

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A half-century ago, thousands joined a march across Mississippi to challenge a system that condoned violence against black people and suppressed their rights — issues still reverberating in today’s national debates about police violence.

  • FILE- In this June 9, 2016 file photo, Arthur B. Johnson Jr., of Baltimore, demonstrates alone outside Baltimore's Courthouse East on the first day of the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, in Baltimore. More than a year after Freddie Gray's death, the same streets that exploded in fury and flame are calm. Despite back-to-back acquittals for officers charged in Gray's death, the physical protest movement that helped topple the careers of both the police commissioner and the mayor has dissipated, leaving activists exploring other avenues for change. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)

    Weary of protest, Baltimore activists seek change elsewhere

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Under the beating summer sun, retired steelworker Arthur B. Johnson Jr. stood outside the Clarence Mitchell Courthouse in Baltimore, clutching the fraying wooden handle of a homemade sign.

  • CAPTION CORRECTION: CORRECTS NAME OF PHOTOGRAPHER TO MASSOUD HOSSAINI -- A bloodied man who carried dead and wounded, speaks on the phone at the site of a suicide attack an explosion that struck a protest march, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, July 23, 2016. Witnesses in Kabul say that an explosion causing multiple casualties struck the march by members of Afghanistan’s largely Shiite Hazara ethnic minority group, who were demanding that a major regional electric power line be routed through their impoverished home province. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

    The Latest: Afghan official: Bombing death toll rises to 61

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the deadly bombing of a mass demonstration by members of Afghanistan’s ethnic Hazara minority in the capital, Kabul (all times local):

  • 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.

  • In this July 19, 2016 photo, Breaion King is overcome with emotion as she describes being pulled from her car and thrown to the ground by an Austin police officer during a traffic stop in 2015, during an interview at her attorney, Erica Grigg's office in Austin, Texas. Patrol car video publicly released Thursday, July 21, 2016, shows a white Austin, Texas, police officer violently throwing King to the ground during a traffic stop, followed by another white officer telling her black people have "violent tendencies" and whites are justifiably afraid. (Rodolfo Gonzalez/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

    Black Texas woman seeks unity as white officers investigated

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A black Texas teacher thrown to the ground by a white officer during a traffic stop, and then told by another white officer on the way to jail that blacks have “violent tendencies,” said Friday she is grateful the police chief has publicly apologized.

  • This image released by the Disney Channel shows the character Elena who  becomes a crown princess in a scene from, "Elena of Avalor," premiering July 22 on Disney Channel. (Disney Channel via AP)

    Disney’s first Latina princess, Elena, takes her bow on TV

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rarefied sorority of Disney princesses has come a long way since 1937’s Snow White set the tone, gradually expanding to add Asian, African-American, Native American and Middle Eastern tiara-wearers. Prepare to curtsy before another fresh face: Elena, the first Latina to take the vaunted throne.

  • This screenshot from a new website, Innclusive.com, shows the company's homepage. The founders of Innclusive.com started the vacation rentals website because of concerns about racism in the vacation rental industry, including travelers who said they'd experienced racism from Airbnb hosts. The founders have heard from many travelers and hosts who want to be involved with a vacation rental site that is committed to inclusivity. (Innclusive.com via AP)

    Racism at Airbnb inspires new sites Innclusive and Noirbnb

    NEW YORK (AP) — Accusations that Airbnb has been ignoring complaints of racism have led several black entrepreneurs to create two new vacation rental websites where they say racism will not be tolerated.

  • In this Feb. 26, 2014, file photo, an election official checks a voter's photo identification at an early voting polling site in Austin, Texas. A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, July 20, 2016, that Texas' strict voter ID law discriminates against minorities and the poor and must quickly be scrubbed of those effects before the November 2016 election. Voters will still need to show identification at the polls under the decision by the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, according to attorneys who challenged the law, but a lower court will now also have to devise a way for Texas to accommodate those who cannot. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

    Appeals court: Texas voter ID law discriminates; orders fix

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ strict voter ID law discriminates against minorities and the poor and must be weakened before the November elections, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, following claims that at least a half-million registered voters could have struggled to cast a ballot.

  • Kip Holden, the Democratic mayor of Baton Rouge, talks with elections officials after signing up to run for Congress, on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Baton Rouge, La. Many of the major candidates for U.S. Senate are expected to be among the first in line Wednesday morning at the Secretary of State's Office to qualify for their race. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

    Absent during protests, Baton Rouge mayor is more visible

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After police killed a man outside a convenience store and protesters filled the streets, the first black mayor of the Louisiana capital seemed to be conspicuously missing. Kip Holden’s absence was so glaring that demonstrators called for his resignation.