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Northern California thrust into wildfire season
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- Triple-digit temperatures and gusty winds thrust Northern California into full-fledged wildfire season Thursday with several new blazes flaring up, forcing hundreds of people from their homes.... 7/30/2015 8:39 PM

Pope's upcoming visit inspires anxiety in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Pregnant women are calling up the mayor, concerned they won't be able to get to the delivery room. Some businesses say they've been told to close for a three-day weekend. Others are bringing in cots for workers to sleep. Taxi drivers, fearing onerous checkpoints and distant drop-off locations, are planning to stay home.... 7/30/2015 8:29 PM

Jurors instructed on reasons to spare Colorado gunman's life
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Jurors in the Colorado movie theater trial received instructions Thursday before their next round of deliberations to decide if there are any reasons to override a potential death penalty and sentence James Holmes to life without parole for 12 murders and 70 attempted murders.... 7/30/2015 7:42 PM

Cincinnati cop pleads not guilty to murder in traffic stop
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A University of Cincinnati police officer who shot a motorist after stopping him over a missing front license plate pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter.... 7/30/2015 5:49 PM

Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King's church
ATLANTA (AP) -- Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags neatly on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church.... 7/30/2015 6:27 PM

The Latest: Officer: 'Send anybody you got' to theater
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) -- The latest on the shooting at a Louisiana movie theater in which a gunman killed two people and then himself (all times local):... 7/30/2015 8:29 PM

US judge rejects legal challenge from Guantanamo detainee
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge on Thursday rejected a legal challenge from a Guantanamo Bay detainee who said his imprisonment was unlawful now that President Barack Obama has declared an end to hostilities in Afghanistan.... 7/30/2015 8:19 PM

Utah officials considering new name for Negro Bill Canyon
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The renewed national scrutiny of the Confederate flag has officials again considering changing the name of Utah's Negro Bill Canyon, though the title that some find offensive is a point of historical pride for others.... 7/30/2015 8:50 PM

Teen charged in killing of 8-year-old girl appears in court
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) -- A 15-year-old boy charged with murder, kidnapping and rape in the death of an 8-year-old neighbor at an artists' complex in a California beach town appeared in court briefly Thursday and was appointed a lawyer.... 7/30/2015 6:46 PM

Fire chief: More training planned after dispatcher hung up
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- All Albuquerque Fire Department employees in emergency situations will undergo additional training after a dispatcher told a 911 caller trying to help a teenage shooting victim to "deal with it yourself."... 7/30/2015 8:45 PM



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