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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 3:54 PM

The Latest on jail death: Family seeking more information
HOUSTON (AP) -- The latest on the death of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in a Texas jail cell last month (all times local):... 8/4/2015 3:46 PM

Californians facing nights in wildfire evacuation shelters
MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) -- As firefighters battled a massive Northern California wildfire threatening numerous homes, some of the 13,000 people urged to flee their residences were spending what may be just one of many nights in evacuation shelters.... 8/4/2015 4:12 PM

The Latest: Unruly Northern California fire keeping growing
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- The latest on wildfires burning in California (all times local):... 8/4/2015 3:11 PM

The Latest: 32 people sent to hospitals in tent collapse
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) -- The latest on the circus tent collapse in Lancaster, New Hampshire (all times local):... 8/4/2015 2:42 PM

Officials probing New Hampshire tent collapse that killed 2
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire's fire marshal said Tuesday it wasn't clear why a circus operator proceeded with a show minutes after the National Weather Service put out a severe storm warning, as 60 mph winds collapsed the tent, killing two spectators and sending about 32 others to hospitals.... 8/4/2015 3:27 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

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

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

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