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Gunman in delivery man garb kills 4 kids, parents
SPRING, Texas (AP) -- A gunman dressed as a delivery man forced his way into his sister-in-law's suburban Houston home where he held her children at gunpoint until their parents arrived. Then he opened fire, killing four of the children and the two adults, law enforcement officials said Thursday.... 7/10/2014 1:34 PM

Police: Prostitute linked to boyfriend's death
MILTON, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia authorities are re-examining the 2013 heroin death of a bar owner dating the woman charged in the overdose death of a Google executive on a yacht in California, police said Thursday.... 7/10/2014 1:59 PM

Colorado clerk OK'd to give gay marriage licenses
DENVER (AP) -- A county clerk in a liberal Colorado college town can keep issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of the state's gay-marriage ban, a judge ruled Thursday, noting the ban technically still exists but is "hanging on by a thread."... 7/10/2014 1:58 PM

Parts of US Capitol closed after incident
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An accident involving asbestos 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 12:14 PM

4 adults, 3 kids die in apartment building fire
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) -- An intense 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 1:33 PM

Some in GOP worried over Fla. governor's missteps
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Republican Gov. Rick Scott is a multimillionaire and flies in a private jet, yet his campaign decided to criticize Democratic challenger Charlie Crist as an elitist for wearing a Rolex watch.... 7/10/2014 1:57 PM

Work begins on wall for 2 Sandy-devastated towns
MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) -- Two wealthy New Jersey shore towns that were among the hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy nearly two years ago began building a 4-mile-long steel wall Thursday, an expensive effort that the state says is needed to protect the communities but that some residents and environmentalists oppose.... 7/10/2014 1:45 PM

Eileen Ford, founder of Ford Model Agency, dies
NEW YORK (AP) -- Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford, who shaped a generation's standards of beauty as she built an empire and launched the careers of Candice Bergen, Lauren Hutton, Jane Fonda and countless others, has died.... 7/10/2014 1:51 PM

North Dakota pipeline spill cleanup may take weeks
MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) -- A pipeline has leaked 1 million gallons of oil drilling saltwater into the ground at a North Dakota Indian reservation, and some of the byproduct ended up in a bay that feeds the lake that provides the reservation's drinking water, company and tribal officials said.... 7/10/2014 11:21 AM

Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion.... 7/10/2014 2:11 PM