This still image taken from video by Diamond Reynolds shows a police officer pointing a gun at her boyfriend, Philando Castile, during a traffic stop on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 in Falcon Heights, Minn. The officer shot Castile, and Reynolds apparently livestreamed the aftermath on Facebook from the passenger seat. As the video and word of the shooting spread, scores of people gathered at the scene and outside the hospital where Castile died. (Diamond Reynolds via AP)

Technology gives bracing immediacy to police shooting story

The video — posted by a Minnesota woman from inside the car where her boyfriend lay bleeding from police gunfire — was seized on by some as sickening proof of what they have been saying all along: that police are too quick to use deadly force against minorities.

President Barack Obama pauses while making a statement on Afghanistan from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama to slow pace of Afghanistan troop withdrawal

Obama said the security situation in Afghanistan is “precarious” and that he was committed not to allow any group to use Afghanistan “as a safe haven for terrorists to attack our nation again.”


More than 500,000 hoverboards recalled after fires

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday that it has received 99 reports that the battery packs in the two-wheel motorized scooters caught on fire or exploded, causing burns or property damage.