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Suspect in ambush of Houston-area deputy held without bond
HOUSTON (AP) -- A man charged with killing a suburban Houston officer first shot the 10-year veteran in the back of the head and fired a total of 15 times, authorities said Monday.... 8/31/2015 6:38 PM

The Latest on the Houston deputy: Deputy 'down to earth'
HOUSTON (AP) -- Here are the latest developments regarding the fatal shooting of a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy (all times local):... 8/31/2015 5:20 PM

The Latest on Jewish shootings: Jury begins deliberations
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- The latest on the trial of a white supremacist charged with capital murder for the deaths of three people at two Jewish sites in the Kansas City area (all times local):... 8/31/2015 7:09 PM

Supremacist vows to 'die a martyr' for Jewish site killings
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- The man who admitted killing three people at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites told jurors Monday that he hoped to "die a martyr" for the shootings, which he said were motivated by "the genocide against white people by Jews."... 8/31/2015 7:54 PM

Investigators: Arizona woman acknowledges drowning twin sons
PHOENIX (AP) -- An Arizona woman told investigators that she drowned her 2-year-old twin sons and tried to kill her 3-year-old stepbrother in the same way because she didn't want them to live with the difficulties she faces.... 8/31/2015 7:48 PM

Papal welcome at US seminary expected to be rowdy, reverent
The last time a pope visited the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary just outside Philadelphia, he got a rousing, even rowdy, rock star welcome. "Viva! Viva Papa!" the seminarians shouted.... 8/31/2015 4:26 PM

Murder charge dropped against Irish nanny in US girl's death
BOSTON (AP) -- A murder charge has been dropped against an Irish nanny accused of killing a 1-year-old girl in her care after a state medical examiner reversed a finding that the child's death was a homicide caused by shaken baby syndrome, prosecutors announced Monday.... 8/31/2015 8:19 PM

Community gathers to remember slain television cameraman
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- Salem High School opened its doors to the community Monday to commemorate the life of an alumnus - Adam Ward, the 27-year-old cameraman for a Roanoke television station who was slain on live TV last week.... 8/31/2015 7:09 PM

Alaska-bound, Obama renames America's tallest peak
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ahead of a historic trip to the Arctic, President Barack Obama erased a former Republican president's name from North America's tallest peak in a move applauded in Alaska and derided more than 3,000 miles away in Ohio. More contentious matters concerning climate change and Arctic drilling awaited.... 8/31/2015 6:36 PM

Illinois' history museum is latest target in political fight
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The skeleton of a massive mastodon, thousands of Native American artifacts and a giant shark could be the next casualties in an increasingly ugly fight over Illinois' state budget that has dragged on for months with no sign of ending.... 8/31/2015 5:06 PM

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