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Sheriff: Man fatally shoots defendant waiting at courthouse
CANTON, Miss. (AP) -- A man fatally shot a defendant waiting in a small courtyard outside a county courthouse in a historic Mississippi town Monday morning, and a suspect is in custody, law enforcement officials said.... 8/3/2015 5:14 PM

Manhunt underway for suspect in officer's fatal shooting
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A manhunt was underway Monday for a suspect who police say fatally shot a Memphis officer after he interrupted a drug deal involving a small amount of marijuana that would have resulted in just a misdemeanor citation and a fine.... 8/3/2015 1:38 PM

New Mexico governor: Keep worshipping after church blasts
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -- The governor told southern New Mexico residents to keep attending houses of worship after small explosions outside two churches put parishioners on edge.... 8/3/2015 3:46 PM

Theater shooting jury decides whether execution still option
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial reached a decision Monday on whether to keep the death penalty as an option for gunman James Holmes.... 8/3/2015 5:00 PM

Cooler weather helps crews battling California wildfire
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- Cooler weather helped crews gain ground Monday against a huge Northern California wildfire that tore through two dozen homes, threatened thousands more and triggered warnings to 12,000 people to flee.... 8/3/2015 5:14 PM

Texas' attorney general charged with securities fraud
McKINNEY, Texas (AP) -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton turned himself in Monday to face charges that he misled investors and didn't disclose money he made for referring financial clients as part of his private business before becoming the state's top lawyer in January.... 8/3/2015 4:34 PM

Year later, AP reporter recalls origins of Ferguson movement
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- EDITOR'S NOTE - A year ago, most Americans had never heard of the St. Louis suburb called Ferguson. But after a white police officer fatally shot a black 18-year-old in the street, the name of the middle-class community became virtually a household word. From the first hours after Michael Brown's death, Associated Press reporter Jim Salter watched as a neighborhood protest launched a national movement. What follows is an excerpt of the introduction to "Deadly Force: Fa... 8/3/2015 11:31 AM

Party on, Abe: Illinois named top party school in the US
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- The University of Illinois stakes claim to 23 Nobel Prize winners and tech prowess that contributed to the creation of YouTube, Netscape, Java and light-emitting diodes, or LED.... 8/3/2015 5:10 PM

Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public.... 8/3/2015 5:03 AM

NY school problems highlight debate over outside 'receivers'
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The clock is ticking for leaders of New York's most chronically underperforming public schools, who under a new state law must quickly begin to turn things around or lose control to an outsider - a tactic that has produced mixed results elsewhere.... 8/3/2015 3:03 PM



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