5 years after Ferguson, racial tension might be more intense

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown’s death at the hands of a white Missouri police officer stands as a seismic moment in American race relations. The fledgling Black Lives Matter movement found its voice, police departments fell under intense scrutiny, progressive prosecutors were elected and court policies revised. Yet five years after the black 18-year-old…

Protesters chant for action on guns as Trump visits Dayton

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Protesters greeted President Donald Trump’s arrival in Dayton Wednesday, blaming his incendiary rhetoric for inflaming political and racial tensions in the country and demanding action on gun control as he visited survivors of last weekend’s mass shootings and saluted first responders. The president and first lady Melania Trump began their visit…

Kim Says North Korean Launches Were Warning to US, South

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday leader Kim Jong Un supervised a live-fire demonstration of newly developed, short-range ballistic missiles intended to send a warning to the United States and South Korea over their joint military exercises. The official Korean Central News Agency said two missiles launched from a western airfield flew…

Disaster aid expanded to 6 additional Missouri counties

JEFFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri residents hit by flooding or severe storms in six additional counties can now access federal aid. Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved the state’s request to expand a federal major disaster declaration. The newly included counties are Callaway, Jefferson, Lewis, McDonald, Newton,…