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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 4:51 PM

Prosecutors launch last push for theater shooter's execution
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- The prosecutor of James Holmes told jurors Tuesday that once they hear from at least 12 more people this week - relatives of each of his murder victims - they will decide that death is the only appropriate sentence for his attack on a Colorado movie theater.... 8/4/2015 5:40 PM

The Latest: Obama asks aides to monitor California wildfires
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- The latest on wildfires burning in California (all times local):... 8/4/2015 5:46 PM

Authorities search rugged California area for gunman
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities searching for a man linked to a killing, a kidnapping and the wounding of two sheriff's deputies focused on a rugged, 5-square-mile area of central California.... 8/4/2015 4:55 PM

Officials probing New Hampshire tent collapse that killed 2
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire's fire marshal said Tuesday it's not clear why a circus operator proceeded with a show minutes after the National Weather Service put out a severe storm warning. Winds of 60 mph winds collapsed the tent, killing two spectators and sending about 32 others to hospitals.... 8/4/2015 5:50 PM

Search on for shooter outside Big Sean, J. Cole concert
HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) -- State police on Tuesday were looking for a suspect and witnesses to a shooting that left two people wounded outside a hip-hop concert in New Jersey.... 8/4/2015 3:35 PM

Suspect in Memphis officer's death says he's no coward
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The man accused of killing a Memphis police officer had a few words for the department's director when he turned himself in, ending a manhunt that dragged on for two days.... 8/4/2015 2:25 PM

AP Exclusive: Deaths of Yosemite jumpers remain a mystery
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- World-famous wingsuit flier Dean Potter had strapped his iPhone to the back of his head and hit record before jumping from a cliff in Yosemite National Park in what was to be an exhilarating flight through a V-shaped rocky formation - a route that left little margin for error.... 8/4/2015 4:05 PM

Q&A: A look at climate change plan and its impact on states
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- President Barack Obama unveiled the final regulations in his plan to cut nationwide carbon dioxide emissions 32 percent by 2030. Obama touted it as a bold step to slow climate change, while opponents said it was federal overreach that will raise prices for electricity consumers.... 8/4/2015 2:28 PM

Drought could hurt endangered fish caught in water fight
DIXON, Calif. (AP) -- California's historic drought could wipe out a tiny, endangered fish that's played an outsized role in the state's water wars.... 8/4/2015 5:22 AM



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