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Defense, DA argue reasons to spare Colorado gunman's life
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Defense lawyers for James Holmes made one more appeal for mercy Thursday, urging jurors to consider mental illness in his sentencing even though they rejected his insanity claim when they convicted him of murdering 12 people and trying to kill 70 others at a Colorado movie theater.... 7/30/2015 11:50 PM

Campus officer pleads not guilty in traffic stop shooting
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of murder and was ordered jailed on $1 million bail.... 7/31/2015 1:42 AM

911 calls describe harrowing scene after theater shooting
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The urgent call went out across a police radio only minutes after gunfire erupted inside a Lafayette movie theater: The suspect was inside an auditorium and had reloaded his gun.... 7/31/2015 1:29 AM

Once a sideshow, former preemies praise doctor years later
LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) -- At age 95, Lucille Horn often reflects on her long, full life, with a husband and five children, and how it might not have happened if not for the renegade doctor who put her in a Coney Island sideshow when she was just days old.... 7/31/2015 10:35 AM

Arctic-bound ship leaves Portland after oil drilling protest
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities used boats, personal watercraft, poles and their bare hands to remove protesters in kayaks and hanging from bridges who had tried to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker bound for an Arctic drilling operation.... 7/31/2015 5:55 AM

Texas trooper's boss says he had reason to stop Sandra Bland
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The top boss over the Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland said there was reason to pull her over for failing to signal a lane change and told lawmakers Thursday that the trooper remains on the state payroll because the investigation is still playing out.... 7/31/2015 12:00 AM

Closing of Baltimore detention center marks a milestone
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- An announcement by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan that he is closing the Baltimore City Detention Center marked a milestone in long-standing problems with the state's dangerously decrepit correctional facilities.... 7/31/2015 9:23 AM

Survivor recalls horrific shooting, unaware parents are dead
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Bullets whizzed past a woman's head as she fled from an 18-year-old gunman who had posed as a stranded motorist to convince her family to help him on the roadside of a Montana Indian reservation, the woman recounted to relatives.... 7/31/2015 6:50 AM

Bush calls courtship of minority voters integral to campaign
ORLANDO, Florida (AP) -- Following his own advice, Jeb Bush is taking his presidential campaign to the neighborhoods and churches where Hispanics and African Americans live and worship in an effort to broaden his appeal among minority voters.... 7/31/2015 2:08 AM

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 11:19 PM



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