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Parts of US Capitol closed after incident
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An accident involving asbestos forced a temporary closure of the House side of the Capitol on Thursday and prompted House leaders to delay the day's session for two hours.... 7/10/2014 12:14 PM

4 adults, 3 kids die in apartment building fire
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) -- An intense fire ravaged a three-story apartment building before dawn Thursday, killing four adults and three children, forcing tenants to jump or hand their children to safety, and leading to dramatic rescues from upper floors.... 7/10/2014 4:18 PM

Judge: Gay couples can keep marrying in Colorado
DENVER (AP) -- Gay couples can keep getting married in Colorado, even though the state's gay marriage ban is still in effect, a judge ruled Thursday.... 7/10/2014 4:35 PM

Police: Prostitute sought defense online in death
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) -- A high-priced prostitute charged in the overdose death of a Google executive aboard a yacht in California had searched online for how to legally defend herself after giving a lethal dose of heroin, police in California said Thursday, as authorities in Georgia reopened another overdose case.... 7/10/2014 4:03 PM

Suspect in family slaying dressed as delivery man
SPRING, Texas (AP) -- A man charged with killing four children and their parents was dressed as a delivery man when he forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home and held the kids at gunpoint until their parents arrived, police said Thursday.... 7/10/2014 4:08 PM

EPA trying to confirm ND spill didn't reach lake
MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) -- Officials are assessing a spill of oil-drilling saltwater from a North Dakota pipeline to ensure none of the brine affected the lake an American Indian reservation uses for drinking water, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday.... 7/10/2014 3:35 PM

California man sentenced to 15 years for espionage
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- A California chemical engineer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and fined $28 million after his rare economic-espionage conviction for selling China the technology that creates a white pigment.... 7/10/2014 4:40 PM

Work begins on wall for 2 Sandy-devastated towns
MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) -- Two wealthy New Jersey shore towns that were among the hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy nearly two years ago began building a 4-mile-long steel wall Thursday, an expensive effort that the state says is needed to protect the communities but that some residents and environmentalists oppose.... 7/10/2014 4:01 PM

Quest for Medal of Honor for NY WWI hero continues
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Nearly 100 years after he single-handedly fought off a German attack and saved a comrade from capture despite suffering serious wounds, Sgt. Henry Johnson is a step closer to getting a posthumous Medal of Honor.... 7/10/2014 1:22 PM

Hot spot: Yellowstone road melts, sites closed
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- The ever-changing thermal geology of Yellowstone National Park has created a hot spot that melted an asphalt road and closed access to popular geysers and other attractions at the height of tourist season, officials said Thursday.... 7/10/2014 4:12 PM