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Not guilty plea in federal court for church shooting suspect
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A federal magistrate entered not guilty pleas on 33 federal charges, including for hate crimes, for a white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston.... 7/31/2015 4:01 PM

Coast Guard: Search for teens will be suspended at sunset
MIAMI (AP) -- The Coast Guard will suspend its search at sunset for two teenage fishermen who've been missing for a week, officials said Friday.... 7/31/2015 4:13 PM

Coast Guard suspending search at sunset for missing teens
MIAMI (AP) -- The Coast Guard says it's suspending its search at sunset for two teenage fishermen who've been missing for a week.... 7/31/2015 4:06 PM

Escaped inmate suspected in killing captured after chase
KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say an escaped inmate suspected of strangling an acquaintance while on the run led Pennsylvania police on a chase and rammed a cruiser before being captured.... 7/31/2015 4:13 PM

Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant
SEATTLE (AP) -- Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule.... 7/31/2015 2:59 PM

Amid California drought, fears rise of trees dying, falling
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- As Californians cut back water use and let lawns turn brown, arborists and state officials are worrying about a potentially dangerous ripple effect: Nearby trees going neglected and becoming diseased or dying.... 7/31/2015 4:20 PM

Arctic-bound ship leaves Portland after oil drilling protest
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities used boats, personal watercraft, poles and their bare hands to remove protesters in kayaks and hanging from bridges who had tried to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker bound for an Arctic drilling operation.... 7/31/2015 1:49 PM

Obama signs highway extension, calls for long-term funding
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the U.S. government can't keep funding highway and transit projects "by the seat of our pants."... 7/31/2015 3:58 PM

Federal judge takes nuanced approach in US terrorism cases
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- U.S. District Judge Michael Davis had seen this in his courtroom before - a young Somali-American who hadn't previously been a troublemaker was now accused of conspiring to leave the U.S. and join the Islamic State group.... 7/31/2015 6:17 AM

Woman gets probation for drowning puppy in airport toilet
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) -- A Florida woman has been given two years of probation for drowning a 3-week-old puppy in a Nebraska airport toilet.... 7/31/2015 1:34 PM

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