As Trump tries minority outreach, many blacks unconvinced
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities....
Deaf driver's shooting death by trooper under investigation
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The North Carolina Highway Patrol is urging people not to jump to conclusions as state agents investigate how a deaf driver with a history of minor offenses ended up dead after leading a trooper on a 10-mile chase....
In dry, windy West, crews target flames in several states
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) -- Growing wildfires stoked by windy, dry conditions have destroyed buildings and forced evacuations in California, Washington, Montana and elsewhere....
Crews hauling away debris as Louisiana cleanup continues
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Heavy trucks and their works crews have begun hauling away mounds of moldy carpet, warped flooring and water-damaged furniture as south Louisiana digs out from flooding the governor estimated Tuesday had wrecked more than 100,000 homes....
In some US schools, resistance to ending corporal punishment
Two licks with a wooden paddle in the principal's office was the price 11-year-old Kaley Zacher, of Dexter, Georgia, paid for ignoring warnings about falling behind in her school work....
Donald Trump made his most direct appeal to African Americans last Friday, asking "What do you have to lose?" Claiming longstanding Democratic Party policies have destroyed inner cities and sent manufacturing jobs to other countries. Trump asserted "You're living in poverty. Your schools are no good. You have no jobs. Fifty-eight percent of your youth is unemployed…so why not try something new - like Trump?"
Should Pennsylvania consider waiving the new $700 surcharge for license renewals to independent taverns and restaurants to help defray costs passed by the liquor reform law?