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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An attorney for a gay rights group says a ruling from a federal judge is a continuation of attacks on transgender people. The judge is blocking, for now, an order from the Obama administration telling public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that are consistent with their chosen gender identity. The ruling comes as most public schools in Texas begin the new school year today. Texas and 12 other states had challenged the directive as unconstitutional.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says she will visit flood-damaged Louisiana when "the presence of a political campaign will not disrupt the response." In a statement, Clinton called the floods a crisis in need of a national response. She noted that she had asked supporters to contribute to the Red Cross to help recovery efforts for the more than 100,000 people affected by the floods. Donald Trump visited Louisiana Friday and President Barack Obama is expected tomorrow. Heavy flooding this month killed at least 13 people and displaced thousands more.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The south Louisiana floods, which have forced tens of thousands of people to look for housing, comes at a time when the metro Baton Rouge housing market was already grappling with a limited inventory of homes. As of July, the region's Multiple Listing Service found there were 3,382 homes on the market. And now, the head of the local realtor's group tells The Advocate newspaper that she expects the inventory will drop even lower. She says some homes that were listed may have been damaged by floodwaters and can't be sold.
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is calling on the Clintons to shut down their charitable foundation "immediately." Trump says in a statement that "the Clinton Foundation is the most corrupt enterprise in political history." The foundation announced recently that it will not accept donations from foreign contributors if Hillary Clinton is elected president. The Clinton campaign has defended the foundation's work, insisting it is saving lives around the globe through vaccine work. Trump donated to the foundation himself in the past.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin's attorney general says a fatal police shooting in Milwaukee that sparked two nights of violence was recorded by not one but two body cameras. The state is investigating the Aug. 13 shooting of 23-year-old Sylville Smith. Authorities have said he was fleeing police and that footage from the officer's body camera clearly shows Smith holding a handgun and turning toward an officer when he was shot.
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