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Not guilty plea in federal court for church shooting suspect
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A federal magistrate entered not guilty pleas on 33 federal charges, including for hate crimes, for a white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston.... 7/31/2015 4:01 PM

Coast Guard: Search for teens will be suspended at sunset
MIAMI (AP) -- The Coast Guard will suspend its search at sunset for two teenage fishermen who've been missing for a week, officials said Friday.... 7/31/2015 4:13 PM

Coast Guard suspending search at sunset for missing teens
MIAMI (AP) -- The Coast Guard says it's suspending its search at sunset for two teenage fishermen who've been missing for a week.... 7/31/2015 4:06 PM

Escaped inmate suspected in killing captured after chase
KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say an escaped inmate suspected of strangling an acquaintance while on the run led Pennsylvania police on a chase and rammed a cruiser before being captured.... 7/31/2015 4:13 PM

Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant
SEATTLE (AP) -- Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule.... 7/31/2015 2:59 PM

Arctic-bound ship leaves Portland after oil drilling protest
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities used boats, personal watercraft, poles and their bare hands to remove protesters in kayaks and hanging from bridges who had tried to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker bound for an Arctic drilling operation.... 7/31/2015 1:49 PM

Obama signs highway extension, calls for long-term funding
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the U.S. government can't keep funding highway and transit projects "by the seat of our pants."... 7/31/2015 3:58 PM

Federal judge takes nuanced approach in US terrorism cases
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- U.S. District Judge Michael Davis had seen this in his courtroom before - a young Somali-American who hadn't previously been a troublemaker was now accused of conspiring to leave the U.S. and join the Islamic State group.... 7/31/2015 6:17 AM

Woman gets probation for drowning puppy in airport toilet
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) -- A Florida woman has been given two years of probation for drowning a 3-week-old puppy in a Nebraska airport toilet.... 7/31/2015 1:34 PM

Questions remain after Boston's 2024 Olympics bid ends
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics flamed out in spectacular fashion this week, with local organizers and the U.S. Olympic Committee deciding to part ways after the mayor and Massachusetts' governor refused to be rushed into a decision putting taxpayers on the hook if the games went over budget.... 7/31/2015 11:15 AM

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