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First singing, then tragedy at Maryland camp
MANCHESTER, Md. (AP) -- More than 100 young campers sang songs, read stories and prayed in an open-air pavilion, as they did each night at the River Valley Ranch camp. Then, the sky began to darken and a light rain began to fall.... 7/9/2014 9:37 PM

Colorado completes 1st legal pot market study
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado is smoking pot by the ton, and visitors are, too.... 7/9/2014 9:22 PM

A look at what's next for gay marriage in the US
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah's decision to ask the nation's highest court to review a federal appeals court ruling in favor of gay marriage nudges the issue closer to the U.S. Supreme Court.... 7/9/2014 6:08 PM

Dodgers found partly responsible in fan beating
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A San Francisco Giants fan who suffered brain damage in a beating in a Dodger Stadium parking lot won his negligence lawsuit on Wednesday, with a jury agreeing that the Dodgers didn't provide adequate security and were partly to blame for the attack.... 7/9/2014 9:09 PM

New York police see risks with drones' popularity
NEW YORK (AP) -- One private drone crash-landed in midtown Manhattan. Another caused alarm by hovering over Times Square amid tight security during Super Bowl week. Most recently, authorities say, another had a close brush with a police helicopter near the George Washington Bridge.... 7/9/2014 6:35 PM

Survey: Rapes not investigated at 2 in 5 colleges
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A survey of colleges and universities finds a lack of coordination between many campuses and local law enforcement in handling sexual assaults, and that many schools have gone years without investigating such cases.... 7/9/2014 7:10 PM

California hopes fines up to $500 slow water waste
GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) -- Bo Cuketieh inadvertently let a fine mist from a leaky hose soak the front lawn of a Southern California home Wednesday before considering that such water waste could merit a $500 fine under unprecedented restrictions proposed by California regulators.... 7/9/2014 7:32 PM

Deputies in standoff with suspect in Texas deaths
SPRING, Texas (AP) -- Deputies have cornered a man suspected in a shooting at a suburban Houston home that resulted in multiple fatalities.... 7/9/2014 9:37 PM

In New Orleans, a 10-year sentence for Ray Nagin
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- When Ray Nagin was elected mayor in 2002, there was real hope that he was a break from the city's sleazy past.... 7/9/2014 5:09 PM

Estimated 1M gallons of saltwater leaks in ND bay
MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) -- Around 1 million gallons of saltwater spilled into a North Dakota bay, causing some environmental damage but sparing a nearby lake that provides drinking water for an American Indian reservation, company and tribe officials said Wednesday.... 7/9/2014 7:51 PM