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Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways.... 7/11/2014 6:16 AM

Alarms, firework report investigated in fatal fire
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) -- The building where five members of one family died along with two other victims in an intense blaze had an alarm system, yet witnesses say no warning sounded. That's one thing investigators are focusing on, along with reports that sounds of fireworks or an explosion preceded the flames.... 7/11/2014 12:36 AM

Texas shooting suspect had faced other charges
SPRING, Texas (AP) -- A man charged with killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, was the subject of a restraining order obtained by his own mother less than a week before the attack and faced previous allegations of domestic violence, authorities said.... 7/11/2014 3:29 AM

Police: Woman in 2 heroin deaths panicky then calm
MILTON, Ga. (AP) -- Twice last year, Alix Tichelman found herself alone with a man suffering from a drug overdose. The first time she called 911. The second time, police say, she just walked away.... 7/11/2014 4:44 AM

Fall elections loom over governors' meeting
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Partisan divisions over immigration, education and health care are intensifying as dozens of the nation's governors meet just months before elections thick with presidential implications.... 7/11/2014 3:09 AM

California man sentenced to 15 years for espionage
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- A federal judge has sentenced a California chemical engineer to 15 years in prison and fined him $28.3 million for a rare economic-espionage conviction for selling China a secret recipe to a widely used white pigment.... 7/11/2014 2:06 AM

Officers say no 'stand-down order' for Benghazi
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Military officers testified that there was no "stand-down order" that held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. Their testimony undercut the contention of Republican lawmakers.... 7/11/2014 6:11 AM

Obama official says immigrant kids draining funds
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Homeland Security agency responsible for removing immigrants who are in the country illegally will run out of money by mid-August unless Congress approves President Barack Obama's emergency request for $3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of child immigrants crossing the border illegally without their parents, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says.... 7/11/2014 3:47 AM

Hot spot: Yellowstone road melts, sites closed
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- The ever-changing thermal geology of Yellowstone National Park has created a hot spot that melted an asphalt road and closed access to popular geysers and other attractions at the height of tourist season, officials said Thursday.... 7/10/2014 4:12 PM

Disabled people denied voting rights, group says
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 6:43 PM