Filling police vacancies is latest struggle for Ferguson

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, police officers watch protesters as smoke fills the streets in Ferguson, Mo. Nearly two years after the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown put Ferguson in the national spotlight, city leaders are working to fill more than a dozen vacancies in the Missouri town's police department. Mayor James Knowles III said Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, that finding qualified applicants has been tough and that diversity continues to be a goal. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two years after Michael Brown's shooting death put a national spotlight on Ferguson police, the suburban St. Louis city is struggling to maintain the number of officers it needs.



At Lake Tahoe, Obama links conservation to climate change

President Barack Obama speaks during the 20th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys in Stateline, Nev., Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, about the environment and climate change. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Standing beneath the forest-green peaks of the Sierra Nevada, President Barack Obama drew a connection Wednesday between conservation efforts and stopping global warming, describing the two environmental challenges as inseparably linked.



In Mexico, Trump asserts US right to build border wall

US presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a joint press conference with Mexican President Enrique Pena NietoWhite House hopeful Donald Trump issued a stern anti-immigration warning after visiting Mexico, saying people who cross into the United States illegally would never obtain legal status. It was one in a series of stark declarations that framed a sweeping plan to crack down on illegal immigration following his more measured tone earlier Wednesday, when the Republican nominee huddled with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. "We will break the cycle of amnesty and illegal immigration," Trump declared to a rowdy crowd in Phoenix.



Mexico president blasts Trump's policies as 'huge threat' after meeting

U.S. presidential nominee Trump and Mexico's President Pena Nieto finish a press conference in Mexico CityBy Dave Graham MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's president rebuked Donald Trump as a threat to his country just hours after painting a positive picture of talks the two held on Wednesday to try to defuse tensions over the U.S. presidential hopeful's anti-Mexican campaign rhetoric. President Enrique Pena Nieto had on Wednesday afternoon hailed as "open and constructive" the impromptu meeting he held with Trump, who later referred to the Mexican leader as his friend and a "wonderful" president. "His policy stances could represent a huge threat to Mexico, and I am not prepared to keep my arms crossed and do nothing," Pena Nieto said.



What to Watch at US Open: del Potro-Johnson; Venus, Serena

Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, serves to Diego Schwartzman, of Argentina, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)NEW YORK (AP) — When the U.S. Open decided to give 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro a wild-card invitation this year, it rankled American player Steve Johnson.





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