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Some in GOP worried over Fla. governor's missteps
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Republican Gov. Rick Scott is a multimillionaire and flies in a private jet, yet his campaign decided to criticize Democratic challenger Charlie Crist as an elitist for wearing a Rolex watch.... 7/10/2014 12:51 PM

4 children, parents killed in Texas shooting
SPRING, Texas (AP) -- A gunman charged Thursday in the killing of four children and their parents was dressed as a delivery man when he arrived at the suburban Houston home where the family was shot to death, officials said.... 7/10/2014 11:45 AM

4 adults, 3 kids die in apartment building fire
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) -- An intense fire ravaged a three-story apartment building before dawn Thursday, killing four adults and three children, forcing tenants to jump or hand their children to safety, and leading to dramatic rescues from upper floors.... 7/10/2014 12:57 PM

Colorado clerk OK'd to give gay marriage licenses
DENVER (AP) -- A Boulder County clerk who has been issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of Colorado's gay-marriage ban has been cleared to continue.... 7/10/2014 12:57 PM

Parts of US Capitol closed after incident
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An accident involving asbestos forced a temporary closure of the House side of the Capitol on Thursday and prompted House leaders to delay the day's session for two hours.... 7/10/2014 12:14 PM

AP Exclusive: Disabled often banned from voting
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 10:12 AM

In New Orleans, a 10-year sentence for Ray Nagin
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- He entered New Orleans City Hall as a cool and confident self-styled reformer, won fame there as a passionate, if profane, critic of the federal response to Hurricane Katrina and exited under suspicion.... 7/10/2014 9:18 AM

Researchers try to save huge US salamander
CORYDON, Ind. (AP) -- With a long, slimy body and beady eyes, North America's largest salamander wouldn't top any cutest animal lists. The hellbender's alien appearance and mysterious ways have earned the big amphibian a bad reputation and unflattering nicknames ranging from snot otter to devil dog.... 7/10/2014 3:00 AM

Police: Prostitute left Google exec to die on boat
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) -- As a Google executive lay dying on his yacht, an upscale prostitute casually walks over him, picks up her clothes and heroin and swallows the last of a glass of wine before lowering the boat's blinds and walking back on the dock to shore, police say surveillance footage shows.... 7/10/2014 12:32 PM

California man faces prison for economic espionage
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- A Northern California chemical engineer is facing more than 20 years in prison for a rare economic-espionage conviction for selling to China the technology that creates a white pigment.... 7/10/2014 3:04 AM