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Defense, DA argue reasons to spare Colorado gunman's life
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Defense lawyers for James Holmes made one more appeal for mercy Thursday, urging jurors to consider mental illness in his sentencing even though they rejected his insanity claim when they convicted him of murdering 12 people and trying to kill 70 others at a Colorado movie theater.... 7/30/2015 11:50 PM

Campus officer pleads not guilty in traffic stop shooting
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of murder and was ordered jailed on $1 million bail.... 7/31/2015 1:42 AM

911 calls describe harrowing scene after theater shooting
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The urgent call went out across a police radio only minutes after gunfire erupted inside a Lafayette movie theater: The suspect was inside an auditorium and had reloaded his gun.... 7/31/2015 1:29 AM

Arctic-bound ship leaves Portland after oil drilling protest
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker that was the target of environmental protesters left Portland, Oregon, on Thursday bound for an Arctic drilling operation after a tense standoff ended with kayakers and activists who had dangled from a bridge to block its path.... 7/31/2015 2:51 AM

Texas trooper's boss says he had reason to stop Sandra Bland
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The top boss over the Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland said there was reason to pull her over for failing to signal a lane change and told lawmakers Thursday that the trooper remains on the state payroll because the investigation is still playing out.... 7/31/2015 12:00 AM

Maryland governor to close Baltimore detention center
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Maryland's governor announced plans Thursday to immediately shut down Baltimore's state-run jail, where inmates and guards ran a criminal conspiracy inside vermin-infested, 19th-century walls and thwarted decades of attempted reforms.... 7/31/2015 12:41 AM

FBI: Suspect in Montana shooting says victim laughed at him
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- An 18-year-old Wyoming man accused of robbing and shooting three members of a family after asking for roadside help told investigators he opened fire after one of the victims laughed at him, an FBI agent said in a court filing Thursday.... 7/31/2015 12:54 AM

Bush calls courtship of minority voters integral to campaign
ORLANDO, Florida (AP) -- Following his own advice, Jeb Bush is taking his presidential campaign to the neighborhoods and churches where Hispanics and African Americans live and worship in an effort to broaden his appeal among minority voters.... 7/31/2015 2:08 AM

Pope's upcoming visit inspires anxiety in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Pregnant women are calling up the mayor, concerned they won't be able to get to the delivery room. Some businesses say they've been told to close for a three-day weekend. Others are bringing in cots for workers to sleep. Taxi drivers, fearing onerous checkpoints and distant drop-off locations, are planning to stay home.... 7/30/2015 11:19 PM

Fluoride debate hits Colorado's largest water utility
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado's largest supplier of public drinking water is in the midst of a debate over how much fluoride - if any - to put into its delivery system after the federal government announced new standards in April.... 7/31/2015 2:10 AM



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