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South Carolina lawmakers begin debate over Confederate flag
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina lawmakers on Monday began debating whether to bring the Confederate flag down outside the Capitol, starting with a pair of senators whose families arrived in the state before the Civil War.... 7/6/2015 5:03 PM

Fraying family ties cut to heart of theater gunman's defense
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- They show up in court every day, a visible reminder to jurors that even a killer has parents who love him and who don't want him to die.... 7/6/2015 5:39 PM

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 7:25 AM

Q&A: As Obama health law survives, GOP split over next move
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Having lost their latest war against President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republicans must decide how to wage battles that could fan the issue for the 2016 elections.... 7/6/2015 4:58 PM

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 5:01 PM

Search resumes for 3 missing after boat capsized
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Crews resumed searching in Monday for three people missing after their pontoon boat hit a barge and capsized in the Ohio River in Kentucky, leaving two others dead, a fire chief said.... 7/6/2015 5:48 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 that he shot her, but said it was an accident.... 7/6/2015 8:51 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

Blaze burns homes, forces evacuations in upscale Idaho area
BAYVIEW, Idaho (AP) -- A wildfire in northern Idaho has destroyed at least six homes and forced about 200 residents in an upscale lakeside community to evacuate as it ballooned to more than 3 square miles Monday.... 7/6/2015 3:54 PM

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 7:23 AM



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