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NTSB: 2 killed when F-16, small plane crash; jet pilot safe
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) -- An F-16 fighter jet smashed into a small plane Tuesday over South Carolina, killing two people and raining down plane parts and debris over a wide swath of marshes and rice fields.... 7/7/2015 11:11 PM

Cosby accusers claim vindication, friends reserve judgment
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- While many of Bill Cosby's accusers feel vindicated by his decade-old admission that he gave at least one woman quaaludes before sex, some of his Hollywood friends are reserving judgment, saying the testimony doesn't prove he committed a crime.... 7/7/2015 8:53 PM

Subway suspends ties with spokesman Fogle after raid at home
ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- FBI agents and Indiana State Police raided the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle on Tuesday, removing electronics from the property and searching the house with a police dog, two months after the then-executive director of Fogle's foundation was arrested on child pornography charges.... 7/7/2015 9:18 PM

SC Senate gives final OK to Confederate flag removal
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The South Carolina Senate gave its final approval Tuesday to removing the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, but across the hall in the House, Republicans quietly sought a way to make a last stand to preserve some kind of symbol honoring their Southern ancestors at the Statehouse.... 7/7/2015 9:01 PM

Fair housing group sues New York, alleging discrimination
NEW YORK (AP) -- A civil rights organization advocating for fair housing practices sued the city on Tuesday, saying the city promotes segregation by favoring whites for affordable housing in Manhattan neighborhoods that are predominantly white.... 7/7/2015 11:15 PM

Chicago group sues 3 suburbs over gun store regulations
CHICAGO (AP) -- Two mothers who lost sons to gun violence joined ministers and an activist group Tuesday in an unusual lawsuit against three Chicago suburbs, alleging that weak oversight of gun stores has allowed criminals to easily obtain weapons flowing into a metropolitan area besieged by gang violence.... 7/7/2015 9:07 PM

California right-to-die bill stalls in blow to movement
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- In a blow to the right-to-die movement, California lawmakers on Tuesday dropped one of the strongest legislative efforts in the U.S. to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives.... 7/7/2015 11:03 PM

2nd defense expert says theater shooter was legally insane
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- A second defense expert testified Tuesday that the Colorado theater shooter was so mentally ill that he couldn't tell right from wrong at the time he opened fire on a packed auditorium, killing 12 people and injuring 70.... 7/7/2015 11:07 PM

Tennessee death row inmates challenge execution method
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- After more than a year of delays, a trial challenging Tennessee's method for executing prisoners began on Tuesday with an anesthesiologist suggesting that inmates given high doses of lethal injection drugs could spontaneously recover, although that was unlikely.... 7/7/2015 9:01 PM

Judge bars full state worker pay without Illinois budget
CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois won't be allowed to pay state workers in full during an ongoing budget impasse, a Cook County judge ruled Tuesday, potentially leaving some 65,000 employees without a paycheck and putting added pressure on lawmakers to approve a new spending plan.... 7/7/2015 9:02 PM

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