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Theater shooting prosecutors build case that Holmes was sane
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Prosecutors are methodically building a case that James Holmes knew right from wrong when he planned and carried out the deadly Colorado theater shootings, hoping to convince jurors he should be convicted and executed and not sent to a mental hospital.... 5/28/2015 6:39 AM

Swollen rivers cause Texas cities to worry about flooding
HOUSTON (AP) -- While the barrage of deadly thunderstorms that hit Texas has tapered off, several cities aren't out of danger, as officials warn about possible flooding as the week goes on from rivers swollen by rainfall.... 5/28/2015 6:23 AM


Deaths highlight hidden danger from municipal storm drains
The drowning of an Oklahoma firefighter and a Texas teenager in storms that swept through those states highlight the persistent dangers posed by storm drains that help protect neighborhoods during flash flooding but can suck in unsuspecting residents and rescue workers.... 5/28/2015 3:33 AM

Floods in vulnerable Houston no surprise, despite controls
HOUSTON (AP) -- The flooding, property damage and loss of life as torrential rains this week hit the Houston area should be no surprise.... 5/28/2015 6:54 AM

Nebraska abolishes death penalty in landmark override vote
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska abolished the death penalty on Wednesday over the governor's objections in a move pushed through the Legislature with unusual backing from conservatives who oppose capital punishment for religious, financial and practical reasons.... 5/28/2015 12:49 AM

AP sources: IRS believes identity thieves from Russia
WASHINGTON (AP) -- IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated criminal operation based in Russia, two officials told the Associated Press.... 5/27/2015 9:40 PM

Colorado theater shooting victims relive terror in courtroom
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- From the witness stand, Christina Blache could finally do what she had most wanted and most feared: She looked for the first time at the man who shot her, who killed her friend, who ravaged so many lives.... 5/27/2015 7:20 PM

Is rent out of reach? Study shows how 11 US cities stack up
NEW YORK (AP) -- Renters are on the rise in America's biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study being released Thursday.... 5/28/2015 5:08 AM

Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.... 5/28/2015 2:27 AM



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