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Researchers try to save huge US salamander
CORYDON, Ind. (AP) -- With a long, slimy body and beady eyes, North America's largest salamander wouldn't top any cutest animal lists. The hellbender's alien appearance and mysterious ways have earned the big amphibian a bad reputation and unflattering nicknames ranging from snot otter to devil dog.... 7/10/2014 3:00 AM

AP Exclusive: Disabled often banned from voting
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically denied that basic right in the nation's largest county.... 7/10/2014 1:49 AM

California man faces prison for economic espionage
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- A Northern California chemical engineer is facing more than 20 years in prison for a rare economic-espionage conviction for selling to China the technology that creates a white pigment.... 7/10/2014 3:04 AM

4 children among 6 killed in Houston-area shooting
SPRING, Texas (AP) -- A father who authorities say went on a shooting rampage at a suburban Houston home, killing four of his children and two adults and wounding his 15-year-old daughter critically, has surrendered after a standoff and is in custody, police said.... 7/10/2014 3:12 AM

First singing, then tragedy at Maryland camp
MANCHESTER, Md. (AP) -- More than 100 young campers sang songs, read stories and prayed in an open-air pavilion, as they did each night at the River Valley Ranch camp. Then, the sky began to darken and a light rain began to fall.... 7/9/2014 9:37 PM

ND pipeline leaks about 1M gallons of saltwater
MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) -- Around 1 million gallons of saltwater has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, some of it into a bay that leads to a lake that provides drinking water for an American Indian reservation, company and tribe officials said Wednesday.... 7/10/2014 2:12 AM

Utah to appeal gay marriage ruling to high court
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah has decided to go straight to the U.S. Supreme Court to argue against gay marriage, meaning the nation's highest court will have at least one same-sex marriage case on its plate when it returns in October.... 7/10/2014 1:24 AM

A look at what's next for gay marriage in the US
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah's decision to ask the nation's highest court to review a federal appeals court ruling in favor of gay marriage nudges the issue closer to the U.S. Supreme Court.... 7/9/2014 6:08 PM

New York police see risks with drones' popularity
NEW YORK (AP) -- One private drone crash-landed in midtown Manhattan. Another caused alarm by hovering over Times Square amid tight security during Super Bowl week. Most recently, authorities say, another had a close brush with a police helicopter near the George Washington Bridge.... 7/9/2014 6:35 PM

Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Halfway up the 264 stairs leading to the top of the world's tallest waterslide, it was clear this was the most breathtaking ride I'd ever encountered.... 7/10/2014 3:14 AM