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7 Hawaii telescope protesters arrested for defying new rule
HONOLULU (AP) -- Seven men have been arrested for camping on Mauna Kea (mau-NAH' kay-AH'), where there's a new emergency rule restricting overnight access to the mountain because of protests against building a giant telescope there.... 8/1/2015 12:37 AM

Several wildfires blackening dry California's golden hills
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- Wildfires blackened the golden hills of California on Friday, egged on by bone-dry vegetation, triple-digit temperatures and gusting winds.... 8/1/2015 12:11 AM

Baltimore killings soar to a level unseen in 43 years
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 45 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month than it has in 43 years.... 7/31/2015 8:47 PM

'Gut-wrenching' decision: Search for teens suspended
OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (AP) -- After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard's search for two teenage fishermen ended Friday, a heart-rending decision for families so convinced the boys could be alive they're pressing on with their own hunt.... 8/1/2015 12:45 AM

Trooper in Sandra Bland arrest had been disciplined
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Texas trooper who arrested a black Chicago-area area woman after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop had been cautioned about "unprofessional conduct" in a 2014 incident while he was still a probationary trooper.... 8/1/2015 12:53 AM

U. of Cincinnati shooting puts spotlight on campus police
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- When an Ohio prosecutor charged a campus police officer with murder in the death of a driver during a traffic stop, he offered a harsh judgment on University of Cincinnati police, saying the school should not be in the business of law enforcement at all.... 7/31/2015 7:57 PM

The latest: Coast Guard suspends search for missing teens
MIAMI (AP) -- The latest on the search for the two teens who went missing while on a fishing trip off Florida's Atlantic coast:... 8/1/2015 12:24 AM

Newborn girl found alive in dumpster in Kentucky; 1 charged
A newborn baby girl who was found alive in a dumpster in western Kentucky remained in a hospital Friday, and a teenager was charged with attempted murder, a law enforcement officer said.... 7/31/2015 11:37 PM

Federal report finds bias in St. Louis County family court
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Justice released a report critical of the St. Louis County Family Court on Friday, finding that black youths are treated more harshly than whites, and juveniles are often deprived of constitutional rights. Though unrelated to the department's investigation in Ferguson, the new report again raises concern about racial discrimination and profiling in the St. Louis region.... 7/31/2015 10:03 PM

At a Glance: A look at Hillary Clinton's medical background
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton released a letter from her doctor Friday that declared her to be in "excellent physical condition and fit to serve as president of the United States."... 7/31/2015 10:09 PM

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