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Official: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid an internal investigation into how the inmates pulled it off, a state official said Tuesday.... 7/1/2015 12:53 AM

Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerks who refuse licenses
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds at work Tuesday to block the view of rainbow-clad protesters outside. They carried flowers and flags and signs saying "you don't own marriage." They chanted "do your job."... 6/30/2015 11:09 PM

What's next for California's contentious vaccine law
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year.... 6/30/2015 11:24 PM

Residents return to smoldering ruins after damaging wildfire
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- Surveying the smoldering ruins of his upscale home in this central Washington city, Vern Smith pointed to what had been his garage.... 6/30/2015 8:18 PM

Theater shooter's attorneys focus on his dazed, sullen look
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Defense attorneys trying to convince jurors that Colorado theater shooter James Holmes was insane focused Tuesday on a familiar image of him looking dazed and sullen with a shock of fiery orange hair.... 6/30/2015 10:22 PM

Oregon growers look forward to new era of retail marijuana
WILLIAMS, Ore. (AP) -- On the third Thursday of each month, veteran medical marijuana growers and hopeful newbies gather in the old Williams Grange hall in a small rural Oregon valley long known for growing some of the best cannabis on the planet.... 6/30/2015 8:08 PM

Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck say they're getting divorce
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- As regulars at a local farmer's market, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner and their three young children looked like the perfect Hollywood family.... 6/30/2015 11:08 PM

In Supreme Court loss, death penalty foes see an opening
ATLANTA (AP) -- A strongly worded dissent in the U.S. Supreme Court's narrow decision this week upholding the use of an execution drug offered a glimmer of hope to death penalty opponents in what they considered otherwise a gloomy ruling. One advocate went so far Tuesday as to call it a blueprint for a fresh attack on the legality of capital punishment itself.... 6/30/2015 9:35 PM

O say can you breathe? Fireworks pollute air, study says
NEW YORK (AP) -- July Fourth fireworks fill the skies across the nation with more than sparkling bursts of color. They spew pollution, too.... 6/30/2015 6:19 PM

Tulsa judge says grand jury can review sheriff's operations
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A grand jury should review operations at an Oklahoma sheriff's office that sent onto the streets a 73-year-old reserve deputy who shot and killed an unarmed and restrained suspect, a judge ruled Tuesday.... 6/30/2015 10:59 PM



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