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Theater shooting prosecutors build case that Holmes was sane
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Prosecutors are methodically building a case that James Holmes knew right from wrong when he planned and carried out the deadly Colorado theater shootings, hoping to convince jurors he should be convicted and executed and not sent to a mental hospital....
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Notebook offers view into theater shooter's mind
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Colorado theater shooting gunman James Holmes' notebook provides the most comprehensive look yet into what he described as his "broken" mind....
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Swollen rivers cause Texas cities to worry about flooding
HOUSTON (AP) -- While the barrage of deadly thunderstorms that hit Texas has tapered off, several cities aren't out of danger, as officials warn about possible flooding as the week goes on from rivers swollen by rainfall....
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Latest on flooding: Officials: Threat remains across Texas
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Iconic Martha's Vineyard lighthouse being moved inland
AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) -- An iconic lighthouse on Martha's Vineyard's is set to begin a multi-day trek to a new home farther inland....
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Man arrested for massive downtown Los Angeles blaze
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A man has been arrested on suspicion of starting a massive inferno that destroyed an unfinished apartment building and damaged adjacent office towers in downtown Los Angeles, authorities said Wednesday....
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9th arrest made in deaths of 2 Mississippi police officers
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Authorities say a ninth person has been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of two Mississippi police officers who were killed during a traffic stop....
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Is rent out of reach? Study shows how 11 US cities stack up
NEW YORK (AP) -- Renters are on the rise in America's biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study being released Thursday....
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Massive coal breaker, Pennsylvania's last, is coming down
MAHANOY CITY, Pa. (AP) -- When coal was king, its castle was the breaker - an imposing fortress that crushed, washed and sized billions of tons of Pennsylvania anthracite for use in factories, foundries and homes up and down the East Coast....
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Jury convicts ex-US Senate hopeful of violating election law
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- A South Dakota jury on Wednesday convicted former U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth of election law violations....
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Deaths highlight hidden danger from municipal storm drains
The drowning of an Oklahoma firefighter and a Texas teenager in storms that swept through those states highlight the persistent dangers posed by storm drains that help protect neighborhoods during flash flooding but can suck in unsuspecting residents and rescue workers....
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A closer look at those killed in Texas, Oklahoma weather
At least 21 people have died in flooding and tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas since the start of the Memorial Day weekend. A look at the lives of some of the victims:...
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No sex assault charges for women in massage parlor sting
HONOLULU (AP) -- Honolulu's top prosecutor is dismissing cases against 16 women arrested in a massage parlor prostitution sting after the sex assault charges they faced drew criticism....
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SkyWest flight diverts to Boise for medical emergency
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A SkyWest Airlines spokeswoman says a flight from Eugene, Oregon, to Denver that diverted to Boise, Idaho, because of a medical emergency couldn't resume its journey because the plane required an inspection....
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Parents charged with murder in death of malnourished child
PHOENIX (AP) -- A suburban Phoenix couple was formally charged Wednesday in the death of their 3-year-old daughter who authorities said weighed just 15 pounds and had numerous injuries when she died last weekend....
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