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Texas shooting suspect collapses twice in court
HOUSTON (AP) -- A man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, after forcing his way into their suburban Houston home collapsed in court twice Friday as a prosecutor read out details of the crime.... 7/11/2014 1:17 PM

Police: Woman in 2 heroin deaths panicky then calm
MILTON, Ga. (AP) -- Twice last year, Alix Tichelman found herself alone with a man suffering from a drug overdose. The first time she called 911. The second time, police say, she just walked away.... 7/11/2014 4:44 AM

Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems
NEW YORK (AP) -- Citing an anthrax scare and a recurring problem with safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs.... 7/11/2014 2:37 PM

3rd Colorado county giving licenses to gay couples
DENVER (AP) -- A third Colorado county began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples Friday even though the legal fight is far from resolved in the state.... 7/11/2014 12:41 PM

Teacher tenure fight gains momentum with ruling
NEW YORK (AP) -- A month after a California judge ruled that job protections for teachers violated children's constitutional rights, one lawsuit making the same claim has been filed in New York, another has been announced and critics of teacher tenure in other states say they are preparing litigation as well.... 7/11/2014 1:48 PM

Ex-chief of huge pension fund guilty of bribery
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The former head of the nation's largest public pension fund pleaded guilty Friday to bribery and fraud.... 7/11/2014 2:38 PM

Polar vortex? Nope, just cooler Midwestern temps
CHICAGO (AP) -- Unseasonably cool temperatures will arrive next week in the Midwest and as far south as Arkansas and Oklahoma.... 7/11/2014 1:16 PM

US border effort sputters as migrants cross again
MEXICALI, Mexico (AP) -- A U.S. effort to discourage immigrants' repeated attempts to enter the country illegally by dropping them back in Mexico hundreds of miles away from where they were caught has been sharply scaled back after producing relatively modest gains.... 7/11/2014 1:46 PM

Wife in Ga. hot car death case has attorney
ATLANTA (AP) -- The wife of a Georgia man facing charges after their son was left in a hot car and died has retained a criminal defense attorney for herself.... 7/11/2014 9:03 AM

Spanish citizenship offer appeals to US Jews
MIAMI (AP) -- Elias Barrocas grew up thinking of Spain as a beloved ancestral home, but one that painfully rejected his Jewish family five centuries ago.... 7/11/2014 2:17 PM