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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.... 8/2/2015 3:51 PM

Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag
HANOVER, Pa. (AP) -- Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display.... 8/2/2015 6:45 PM

Zimbabwe alleges 2nd American illegally hunted lion
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Now there are two: Zimbabwe accused a Pennsylvania doctor on Sunday of illegally killing a lion in April, adding to the outcry over a Minnesota dentist the African government wants to extradite for killing a well-known lion named Cecil in early July.... 8/2/2015 8:40 PM

Police say person of interest in custody in officer killing
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A person of "interest" has been taken into custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer during a traffic stop in Memphis, police said Sunday.... 8/2/2015 10:53 PM

Kerry in Qatar to ease Arab concerns about Iran nuke deal
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Qatar talks with Arab officials whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal world powers have struck with Iran.... 8/2/2015 9:49 PM

Judge, 93, peeved by incomplete housing discrimination case
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) -- A Detroit-area community that targeted blacks by demolishing poor neighborhoods is scrambling to come up with money to finally end the case - 44 years after a federal judge found clear evidence of discrimination.... 8/2/2015 2:54 PM

No indications of potential gang violence at 75th Sturgis
STURGIS, S.D. (AP) -- Never-before-seen crowds are expected to ride into the craggy, evergreen-dotted Black Hills of western South Dakota this week, all headed to the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.... 8/2/2015 2:52 PM

Explosions shock congregants at 2 New Mexico churches
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -- A pair of small explosions just 20 minutes and a few miles apart shocked congregants Sunday morning at two churches in southern New Mexico.... 8/2/2015 8:59 PM

Man accused of decapitating wife leaves hospital for jail
PHOENIX (AP) -- A man accused of decapitating his wife and their pet dogs before mutilating himself has gone from a hospital bed to a jail cell, authorities said Sunday.... 8/2/2015 9:35 PM

Wildfire raging north of San Francisco threatens homes
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- Wildfires blazing in several Western states Sunday chewed up forests and threatened homes but were most numerous in Northern California where dozens are raging and setting off evacuations.... 8/2/2015 11:09 PM



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