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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
Updated at 9:12 PM

DALLAS (AP) " When Micah Johnson opened fire on Dallas police in an act of vengeance against white officers, he was attacking a department whose chief has been lauded across the country for taking bold steps to root out bad cops and repair relations with minorities. Police Chief David Brown, a black man who pushed through the reforms despite resistance from the rank-and-file, boasted at a news conference Monday that crime, police shootings and excessive-force complaints against the...

Updated at 9:09 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) " Republican Donald Trump pledged Monday to expand programs that allow veterans to choose their doctor and clinics " regardless of whether they're affiliated with Department of Veterans Affairs " and still receive...

Updated at 9:07 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) " A lawyer for a Minnesota police officer who shot a black driver has said his client thought he was approaching someone who resembled a suspect in an armed robbery " an assertion that could be pivotal as investigators review how...

Updated at 9:07 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Congo's leading opposition candidate for president said Monday he was poisoned as part of a government plot to kill him, a dramatic claim almost certain to escalate tensions even further over upcoming elections in one of...

Updated at 9:05 PM

Tim Duncan never wanted the spotlight, only the trophies. He never wanted the endorsements, only the camaraderie. He never wanted the accolades, only the collective achievement. So when one of the most understated superstars in sports...

Updated at 8:58 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " House Republicans are asking the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia to investigate Hillary Clinton and determine whether she lied to Congress. Reps. Jason Chaffetz of Utah and Bob Goodlatte of Virginia say in a...

Updated at 8:56 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) " It looks as if Bernie Sanders is ready to back Hillary Clinton. But not all his supporters are prepared to give up revolution for realism. After weeks of stalling as he sought liberal policy concessions from Clinton and...

Updated at 8:33 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) " Presidential battleground states were supposed to be swarming with Republican Party workers by now. "We've moved on to thousands and thousands of employees," party chairman Reince Priebus declared in March, contrasting...

Updated at 8:30 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Barack Obama is laying out a blueprint for addressing unsolved problems with his signature health law, including a renewed call for a "public option" to let Americans buy insurance from the government. Obama's...

Updated at 8:19 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh is expected to make another run for Senate in Indiana, Democratic officials said Monday, a development that would dramatically improve the party's chances to win back the vacant seat, and Senate...

Updated at 7:43 PM

PARIS (AP) " France has lost the European Championship but can claim victory on another front " making it safely through the monthlong tournament that drew fans from all over Europe while in a state of emergency and on high alert for Islamic...

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