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AP PHOTOS: A look at aftermath of torrential rains, storms
HOUSTON (AP) -- Residents must sort through waterlogged debris after deadly and destructive storms dumped inches of rain from the Hill Country to Houston in Texas, as well as parts of Oklahoma.... 5/27/2015 1:49 AM


Colorado theater shooting victims relive terror in courtroom
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- From the witness stand, Christina Blache could finally do what she had most wanted and most feared: She looked for the first time at the man who shot her, who killed her friend, who ravaged so many lives.... 5/27/2015 7:20 PM

Court releases theater shooting suspect's notebook
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Colorado theater shooting gunman James Holmes' notebook full of scrawled writings and stick-figure drawings was made public Wednesday, a day after it was introduced as evidence in his trial.... 5/27/2015 6:31 PM

Death toll climbs to 19 from storms in Texas and Oklahoma
WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) -- The death toll from a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma climbed to 19 on Wednesday, with more than a dozen others missing, and another round of rain threatened to complicate the cleanup in hard-hit Houston.... 5/27/2015 7:01 PM

Onstage at last: Memorable moments of National Spelling Bee
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- The onstage portion of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee began Wednesday morning, with 283 regional champions competing for more than $37,000 in cash and prizes. Here are some memorable moments from the preliminary rounds.... 5/27/2015 6:14 PM

BASE jumpers pushed to remote, no-rules sites
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- BASE jumpers just want to be free. How else can you explain it this extreme form of skydiving? BASE stands for the fixed objects people leap from: Buildings and antenna, spans such as bridges, and Earth, which usually means stunningly high cliffs.... 5/27/2015 7:18 PM

Autopsy to determine if Wal-Mart gunman took drugs, alcohol
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- An autopsy will determine whether a man had drugs or alcohol in his system when he fatally shot one worker and injured a second before killing himself at a North Dakota Wal-Mart store, police said Wednesday.... 5/27/2015 7:01 PM

Health law court case winner could be political loser
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The party that wins the impending Supreme Court decision on President Barack Obama's health care law could be the political loser.... 5/27/2015 6:01 PM

Lawyer: Confinement of chimps for research akin to slavery
NEW YORK (AP) -- A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge Wednesday that their confinement for research purposes is akin to slavery, the involuntary detention of mentally ill people and imprisonment.... 5/27/2015 6:08 PM



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