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Boy Scouts of America to allow gay adult leaders
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.... 7/28/2015 5:44 AM

Experts: Report shows Sandra Bland may have used pot in jail
HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) -- An initial toxicology report for Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail cell three days after her arrest during a traffic stop, raises the possibility that she may have used marijuana while in custody, two experts said.... 7/28/2015 5:58 AM

Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale
CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) -- John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater. A federal background check came back clean, the pawn shop said, with no red flags raised at the time of sale.... 7/28/2015 9:30 AM

Body believed to be missing California girl, 8, found
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) -- The search for a missing 8-year-old girl came to a tragic end after police found a body inside a trash bin at a Northern California complex where she was last seen riding her scooter. A teenage boy, who also lives in the complex, was arrested in the case.... 7/28/2015 10:44 AM

Man killed by escort possibly linked to missing women
CHARLESTON, West Virginia (AP) -- A man killed by an escort he met online is being investigated for possible links to the unsolved disappearances or slayings of women nationwide, authorities said.... 7/28/2015 11:18 AM

Prison worker accused of helping killers escape due in court
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- A northern New York prison worker accused of smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out and spent more than two weeks on the run is due in court Tuesday for arraignment.... 7/28/2015 10:35 AM

True-crime author Ann Rule dies at age 83
SEATTLE (AP) -- True-crime writer Ann Rule signed a contract to write a book about an unknown Seattle serial killer six months before he was identified as her co-worker Ted Bundy, who shared the night shift at Seattle's Crisis Clinic.... 7/28/2015 8:34 AM

Principal's suicide, forged tests rock promising NYC school
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jeanene Worrell-Breeden had what she called a dream job running a public school linked with Columbia University's Teachers College when she killed herself by jumping in front of a subway car this spring.... 7/28/2015 10:09 AM

Florida congressional delegation will see upheaval in 2016
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential ambitions and a court ruling tossing out several congressional district maps will cause upheaval among Florida's representation in Washington, including political complications for a congresswoman considered one of the state's few Democratic stars.... 7/28/2015 9:19 AM

Scholars drawn to conflict zones stoke college safety debate
BOSTON (AP) -- Some U.S. colleges with overseas-study programs won't touch Ukraine. Tufts University, on the other hand, is drawn to the turmoil in the former Soviet republic, which the U.S. State Department deemed dangerous for travel.... 7/28/2015 6:10 AM

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