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Disabled people denied voting rights, group says
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 6:43 PM

Louisiana ruling on confession rankles Catholics
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Catholics are decrying a recent Louisiana Supreme Court decision that reaches into the most sanctified of church places, the confessional booth.... 7/10/2014 5:33 PM

Prostitute in Google exec case linked to 2nd death
MILTON, Ga. (AP) -- Two months before police say a high-priced prostitute calmly left a Google executive dying from a heroin overdose on his yacht, the woman panicked on the phone with a 911 dispatcher as her boyfriend lay on the floor of their home in the throes of a fatal overdose.... 7/10/2014 6:54 PM

Hot spot: Yellowstone road melts, sites closed
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- The ever-changing thermal geology of Yellowstone National Park has created a hot spot that melted an asphalt road and closed access to popular geysers and other attractions at the height of tourist season, officials said Thursday.... 7/10/2014 4:12 PM

Gunman demanded to know ex-wife's whereabouts
SPRING, Texas (AP) -- A man charged with killing four children and their parents forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home, tied them up and shot them in the back of the head when they refused to tell him where his ex-wife was, authorities said Thursday.... 7/10/2014 6:38 PM

Judge: Gay couples can keep marrying in Colorado
DENVER (AP) -- Gay couples can keep getting married in Colorado, even though the state's gay marriage ban is still in effect, a judge ruled Thursday.... 7/10/2014 6:35 PM

Police back off on plan to take explicit photo
McLEAN, Va. (AP) -- Police in Virginia on Thursday backed off efforts to take sexually explicit photos of a 17-year-old to prove a sexting case against him.... 7/10/2014 5:13 PM

Parts of US Capitol closed after asbestos accident
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An accident involving asbestos work 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 5:33 PM

Cleanup area extends nearly 2 miles after ND spill
MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) -- A company official says the path of brine that spilled from a North Dakota pipeline extends nearly 2 miles down a steep ravine.... 7/10/2014 6:26 PM

Fireworks reports checked in deadly apartment fire
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) -- A fast-moving 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 5:35 PM