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Las Vegas completing last straw to draw Lake Mead water
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- It took $817 million, two starts, more than six years and one worker's life to drill a so-called "Third Straw" to make sure glittery casinos and sprawling suburbs of Las Vegas can keep getting drinking water from near the bottom of drought-stricken Lake Mead.... 7/6/2015 5:35 AM

Carli Lloyd becomes Captain America for US women
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- For a brief time Sunday night, Carli Lloyd's Wikipedia page listed her position as "President of the United States."... 7/6/2015 7:05 AM

2 people dead, 3 missing after boat capsizes in Ohio River
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Two people were killed and three remained missing after the pontoon boat they were riding in hit a barge and capsized in the Ohio River, Kentucky authorities said Sunday.... 7/6/2015 12:59 AM

Wins, setbacks mark the path to nationwide same-sex marriage
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In 2004, when Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry, President George W. Bush declared support for a constitutional amendment "to protect the institution of marriage." Voters in 13 states changed their constitutions to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. In most of those states, the vote wasn't even close.... 7/6/2015 7:10 AM

Deteriorating nails blamed for North Carolina deck collapse
EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) -- Nails deteriorated by years of exposure to the sand, salt and moisture from the ocean gave way, causing a deck collapse that hurt 24 people as they posed for a picture at a North Carolina beachfront home, authorities said.... 7/6/2015 2:47 AM

Owner of 'Tetris' rights takes Hawaii home, ranch off grid
HONOLULU (AP) -- High above the bustling city of Honolulu, in a quiet, exclusive hillside neighborhood where some of the island's wealthiest residents live, there is an extravagant home that's not quite like the others.... 7/6/2015 5:37 AM

To rename or not? Institutions reconsider honors for racists
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy.... 7/6/2015 2:28 AM

Haley says church shooting will forever change her outlook
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- For five years, Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina's first minority governor, dismissed calls to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse lawn as a divisive issue far from her agenda.... 7/5/2015 5:42 PM

Interview: Suspect in SF pier attack admits he shot woman
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A man arrested in the seemingly random fatal shooting of a woman at a San Francisco pier admitted in a jailhouse interview on Sunday that he shot her, but said it was an accident.... 7/6/2015 5:32 AM

Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt's Bees, dies at 80
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The reclusive beekeeper who co-founded Burt's Bees, and whose face and wild beard appeared on labels for the natural cosmetics, died on Sunday. Burt Shavitz was 80.... 7/6/2015 3:17 AM



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