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Thousands of gallons of oil spilled in Mississippi River
COLUMBUS, Ky. (AP) -- Part of the Mississippi River was closed as crews investigated an oil spill caused by the collision of two tow boats, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday.... 9/4/2015 1:22 AM

Kentucky clerks to license marriages as their boss is jailed
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) -- A defiant county clerk went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but five of her deputies agreed to issue the licenses themselves, potentially ending the church-state standoff in Rowan County, Kentucky.... 9/3/2015 10:33 PM

2 papal parades, more passes available after ticket outcry
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- After an outcry over plans to keep most of Pope Francis' audience at his biggest Philadelphia events at least a half-mile away, organizers Thursday announced the pontiff will parade through downtown twice and said they would set aside 30,000 tickets for the public to get a closer view.... 9/4/2015 12:39 AM

Trump vows no third-party bid, will back GOP primary winner
NEW YORK (AP) -- Caving to intense Republican lobbying, presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid on Thursday and vowed to support whoever wins the party's nomination - a U-turn made easier by his position at the front of the field.... 9/4/2015 12:16 AM

Manhunt could bring subdued holiday in recreation area
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) -- The manhunt for three suspects wanted in the killing of an Illinois police officer threatened Thursday to dampen the Labor Day weekend across one of the state's most popular recreational areas, a boating and fishing playground known as the Chain O' Lakes.... 9/3/2015 11:46 PM

Prosecutor: Church shooting suspect to face death penalty
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The white man accused of killing nine black churchgoers in what authorities said was a racially motivated crime during Bible study will face a death penalty trial, even though not all the victims' families agree with capital punishment, a prosecutor said Thursday.... 9/3/2015 9:45 PM

Prosecutors call last witness in trial of Alabama officer
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- A second colleague of an Alabama police officer accused of using excessive force against an Indian grandfather said Thursday that he thought the takedown used to subdue the man was improper, and a dispatcher said she helped "stack" the officer's probable cause information by searching for recent incidents he could mention in his paperwork.... 9/4/2015 12:54 AM

New federal requirements on cellphone surveillance
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy announced Thursday.... 9/3/2015 10:44 PM

Rock-throwing that injured teacher results in jail sentences
LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Three young men apologized to their victim on Thursday after a judge sentenced them to time behind bars for throwing a rock from an interstate overpass, striking the woman in the head and causing her severe brain damage.... 9/3/2015 11:42 PM

ACLU wants feds to withhold funds from LAPD for body cameras
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Police Department's effort to equip officers with body cameras has run up against an unlikely obstacle - the ACLU of Southern California.... 9/3/2015 10:54 PM

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