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7 dead in Massachusetts apartment fire
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) -- Fire authorities say seven people have died in an early morning fire in a Massachusetts apartment building.... 7/10/2014 10:03 AM

Researchers try to save huge US salamander
CORYDON, Ind. (AP) -- With a long, slimy body and beady eyes, North America's largest salamander wouldn't top any cutest animal lists. The hellbender's alien appearance and mysterious ways have earned the big amphibian a bad reputation and unflattering nicknames ranging from snot otter to devil dog.... 7/10/2014 3:00 AM

AP Exclusive: Disabled often banned from voting
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 10:12 AM

4 children among 6 killed in Houston-area shooting
SPRING, Texas (AP) -- Authorities say a gunman who killed four children and two adults in suburban Houston has been charged in their deaths.... 7/10/2014 10:06 AM

Parts of US Capitol closed after incident
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republican leaders said Thursday they are delaying the start of business due to an accident involving asbestos.... 7/10/2014 9:56 AM

California man faces prison for economic espionage
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- A Northern California chemical engineer is facing more than 20 years in prison for a rare economic-espionage conviction for selling to China the technology that creates a white pigment.... 7/10/2014 3:04 AM

In New Orleans, a 10-year sentence for Ray Nagin
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- He entered New Orleans City Hall as a cool and confident self-styled reformer, won fame there as a passionate, if profane, critic of the federal response to Hurricane Katrina and exited under suspicion.... 7/10/2014 9:18 AM

Authorities: Prostitute gave exec fatal heroin hit
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) -- A Silicon Valley success story turned sordid this week with the arrest of an upscale prostitute who allegedly left a Google executive dying on his yacht after shooting him up with a deadly hit of heroin.... 7/10/2014 4:45 AM

North Dakota pipeline spill cleanup may take weeks
MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) -- Company and tribal officials say a pipeline on North Dakota's Fort Berthold Indian reservation has leaked 1 million gallons of saltwater, with some of the fluid finding its way to a bay that leads to a lake that provides drinking water for the reservation.... 7/10/2014 6:47 AM

Funeral set for Ohio priest convicted of murder
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- A full funeral mass is planned for Friday for a Roman Catholic priest convicted of killing a nun in northwest Ohio in 1980.... 7/10/2014 9:16 AM