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Dallas police job applications surge after fatal ambush attacks

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DALLAS The Dallas Police Department, which was struggling to recruit officers, has seen a surge in job applications after the ambush shooting this month that killed five officers and brought global attention to the Texas city, officials said on Friday.

Wildfire forces 300 homes to evacuate north of Los Angeles

Some 300 firefighters were battling a fast-moving wildfire outside Los Angeles early on Saturday that forced the evacuation of about 300 homes, fire officials said. | Video

Environment 6:26am EDT

Kerry, on private travel to Nice, to visit American hurt in attack

PARIS U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Nice on Saturday "on private business" and will visit an American still hospitalized after a truck driver deliberately plowed into a crowd in the city during Bastille Day celebrations last week.

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Funeral for slain Baton Rouge police officer draws thousands

BATON ROUGE, La. Police officers from across the United States were among several thousand mourners gathered at a church in Louisiana's state capital on Friday for the first of three funerals for policemen killed this week by an Iraq war veteran. | Video

Jul 22 2016

Virginia's top court rules against move to restore felons' voting rights

RICHMOND, Virginia The Virginia Supreme Court ruled on Friday against Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe's order restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 felons who completed their sentences, court documents show.

Jul 22 2016

Alaska's top court rejects parental notice for abortions

SEATTLE An Alaska law requiring doctors to notify the parents of girls under the age of 18 seeking an abortion violates the state's constitution and cannot be enforced, the state's top court ruled on Friday.

Hornets co-owner hits out at All Star Game move

Hornets co-owner Felix Sabates has blasted the NBA’s decision to move the 2017 All Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina due to its objections to a state law decried as discriminatory against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Sports 12:16am EDT

First baby with Zika-related birth defect born in New York City

New York City has reported its first case of a baby born with the birth defect microcephaly related to exposure to the Zika virus, health officials said on Friday. | Video

Health Jul 22 2016

Florida tests more than 200 residents in Zika probe

CHICAGO Health authorities in Florida have tested about 200 people for the Zika virus as part of the state's investigation of two possible cases of infections not related to travel to a region hit by an outbreak, officials said on Friday.

Health Jul 22 2016

Former Ku Klux Klan leader Duke runs for U.S. Senate in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. David Duke, a former leader of the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan, launched his candidacy on Friday for the U.S. Senate from Louisiana, saying white people are threatened in America and that he hears echoes of his views in Donald Trump's rhetoric. | Video

Election 2016, Politics Jul 22 2016

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