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Jail releases more footage of Sandra Bland before her death
HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) -- Texas authorities on Tuesday released several hours of footage showing Sandra Bland during her three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving there.... 7/29/2015 5:09 AM

New York prison worker got 'caught up' in escape plot
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- A prison worker who got "caught up in the fantasy" of a prison escape planned by two killers told investigators she performed sex acts with one man and took naked photos of herself for the other.... 7/29/2015 5:34 AM

US man accused in African lion death thought hunt was legal
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) -- An avid Minnesota hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe said Tuesday that he thought everything about his trip was legal and wasn't aware of the animal's status "until the end of the hunt."... 7/29/2015 12:21 AM

Holmes' father says he worried when son stopped calling
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- The father of Colorado theater gunman James Holmes said he never suspected his son was mentally ill before the 2012 attack, but he and his wife became increasingly concerned about him when he stopped returning their phone calls.... 7/29/2015 1:34 AM

Missing teens strayed from planned route into open ocean
TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) -- Two teens whose lives were intertwined with the sea remained lost in the Atlantic on Tuesday, as their families and authorities tried to maintain hope against the fading odds of their survival.... 7/28/2015 11:44 PM

Authorities: California teen accused of killing 8-year-old
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) -- A 15-year-old boy lured an 8-year-old girl into his apartment and killed her before hiding her body in a recycling bin at the housing complex for artists where they lived, authorities said Tuesday.... 7/28/2015 10:21 PM

Human fetal tissue long used for variety of medical studies
NEW YORK (AP) -- Controversy over Planned Parenthood's supplying fetal tissue for research has focused attention on a little-discussed aspect of science.... 7/29/2015 5:01 AM

Immigrants, poor fish for their dinner, unaware of mercury
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- It's midday and the white bucket balanced on the rocky shore at Mountha Uppasay's feet holds five or six white bass, moving sluggishly in the water she scooped from the Des Moines River.... 7/29/2015 5:29 AM

'The Book of Mormon' gets rousing reception in Utah
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons received a rousing reception Tuesday in its first-ever showing in the heart of Mormonlandia, kicking off a sold-out, two-week run at a Salt Lake City theater.... 7/29/2015 5:09 AM

End of Boy Scouts' ban on gays prompts elation and alarm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The lifting of the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay adult leaders prompted some gay Eagle Scouts to quickly rejoin the movement on Tuesday. But the Mormon church - the nation's largest sponsor of Scout units - warned that it may split away to form a global scouting organization of its own.... 7/28/2015 9:25 PM



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