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Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska
SEATTLE (AP) -- A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel.... 8/4/2015 10:24 PM

The Latest: Light rain falls in area of California wildfire
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- The latest on wildfires burning in California (all times local):... 8/4/2015 9:53 PM

The Latest: Governors express condolences in tent collapse
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) -- The latest on the New Hampshire circus tent collapse (all times local):... 8/4/2015 9:57 PM

Sheriff: 2 men fire at soldiers in Mississippi; none hurt
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Authorities are searching for two men who fired gunshots from a vehicle at soldiers at a military facility in Mississippi, although no one was reported wounded, a sheriff said Tuesday.... 8/4/2015 8:53 PM

Milwaukee archdiocese settles abuse cases for $21 million
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee said Tuesday that it will pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement that would end a four-year bankruptcy proceeding.... 8/4/2015 10:32 PM

Friends: Slain officer was strong, but avoided confrontation
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Slain police officer Sean Bolton's physical strength and powerful, melon-sized hands served him well in tight situations, like when he subdued two suspects at one time. Still, friends say he avoided confrontation whenever possible, and dedicated his life to protecting others.... 8/4/2015 10:17 PM

Sandra Bland's family sues state trooper, wants answers
HOUSTON (AP) -- The family of a black woman found dead in a Texas jail three days after a confrontation with a white state trooper filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday against the officer and other officials, saying it was a last resort after being unable to get enough information about the case.... 8/4/2015 9:25 PM

Victim's grieving dad tells Holmes jury of devastating loss
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Jurors struggled to hold back tears Tuesday as a grieving father described how he returns now and then to the Colorado theater where his son was murdered.... 8/4/2015 10:23 PM

The Latest: Theater shooting victim's wife remembers husband
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):... 8/4/2015 10:31 PM

Despite rhetoric, border security less urgent in 2015
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- In the weeks leading up to Thursday's first debate of the 2016 presidential race, Republican candidates have sought to distinguish themselves from each other - and President Barack Obama - with ever-tougher positions on border security and illegal immigration, claiming current measures are failing.... 8/4/2015 8:44 PM

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