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Police: Prostitute sought defense online in death
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) -- Police say a high-priced prostitute charged in the overdose death of a Google executive aboard a yacht in California had searched online for a legal defense before her arrest.... 7/10/2014 3:29 PM

Gunman in delivery man garb kills 4 kids, parents
SPRING, Texas (AP) -- A gunman dressed as a delivery man forced his way into his sister-in-law's suburban Houston home where he held her children at gunpoint until their parents arrived. Then he opened fire, killing four of the children and the two adults, law enforcement officials said Thursday.... 7/10/2014 1:34 PM

Judge: Gay couples can keep marrying in Colorado
DENVER (AP) -- Gay couples can keep getting married in Colorado, even though the state's gay marriage ban is still in effect, a judge ruled Thursday.... 7/10/2014 3:31 PM

Parts of US Capitol closed after incident
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An accident involving asbestos forced a temporary closure of the House side of the Capitol on Thursday and prompted House leaders to delay the day's session for two hours.... 7/10/2014 12:14 PM

4 adults, 3 kids die in apartment building fire
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) -- An intense fire ravaged a three-story apartment building before dawn Thursday, killing four adults and three children, forcing tenants to jump or hand their children to safety, and leading to dramatic rescues from upper floors.... 7/10/2014 2:24 PM

EPA trying to confirm ND spill didn't reach lake
MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) -- Officials are assessing a spill of oil-drilling saltwater from a North Dakota pipeline to ensure none of the brine affected the lake an American Indian reservation uses for drinking water, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday.... 7/10/2014 3:35 PM

Work begins on wall for 2 Sandy-devastated towns
MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) -- Two wealthy New Jersey shore towns that were among the hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy nearly two years ago began building a 4-mile-long steel wall Thursday, an expensive effort that the state says is needed to protect the communities but that some residents and environmentalists oppose.... 7/10/2014 1:45 PM

Quest for Medal of Honor for NY WWI hero continues
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Nearly 100 years after he single-handedly fought off a German attack and saved a comrade from capture despite suffering serious wounds, Sgt. Henry Johnson is a step closer to getting a posthumous Medal of Honor.... 7/10/2014 1:22 PM

Eileen Ford, founder of Ford Model Agency, dies
NEW YORK (AP) -- Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford, who shaped a generation's standards of beauty as she built an empire and launched the careers of Candice Bergen, Lauren Hutton, Jane Fonda and countless others, has died.... 7/10/2014 3:26 PM

Disabled people denied voting rights, group says
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically denied that basic right in the nation's largest county.... 7/10/2014 2:39 PM