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Baltimore killings soar to a level unseen in 43 years
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 43 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month than it has in 43 years.... 7/31/2015 6:45 PM

Not guilty plea in federal court for church shooting suspect
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 federal charges, but his lawyer said in court Friday that he couldn't advise his client to do so until prosecutors say whether they'll seek the death penalty.... 7/31/2015 6:31 PM

Coast Guard: Search for teens will be suspended at sunset
OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (AP) -- The Coast Guard will suspend its search at sunset for two teenage fishermen who've been missing for a week, officials said Friday.... 7/31/2015 6:40 PM

Coast Guard suspending search at sunset for missing teens
MIAMI (AP) -- The Coast Guard says it's suspending its search at sunset for two teenage fishermen who've been missing for a week.... 7/31/2015 4:06 PM

Baltimore killings soar to a level unseen in 43 years
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 43 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month than it has in 43 years.... 7/31/2015 6:45 PM

No charges against 2 officers in traffic stop shooting probe
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A prosecutor says a grand jury decided no charges are warranted against two University of Cincinnati police officers who responded to the traffic stop in which another officer fatally shot a driver.... 7/31/2015 5:29 PM

Escaped inmate suspected in killing is captured after chase
KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) -- An escaped inmate suspected of strangling an acquaintance and stealing a gun and two trucks while on the run led police on a chase and rammed a cruiser before being captured Friday, authorities said.... 7/31/2015 4:41 PM

Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant
SEATTLE (AP) -- Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule.... 7/31/2015 2:59 PM

Obama to extend college aid grants to some prison inmates
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 20 years after banning prisoners from receiving student aid, some federal and state inmates could be eligible for Pell grant money to take college courses while still behind bars.... 7/31/2015 6:18 PM

Arctic-bound ship leaves Portland after oil drilling protest
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities used boats, personal watercraft, poles and their bare hands to remove protesters in kayaks and hanging from bridges who had tried to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker bound for an Arctic drilling operation.... 7/31/2015 1:49 PM



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