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Baltimore killings soar to a level unseen in 43 years

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  • Baltimore killings soar to a level unseen in 43 years
    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 45 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month than it has in 43 years.

  • Not guilty plea in federal court for church shooting suspect
    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.

  • 'Gut-wrenching' decision: Search for teens to be suspended
    'Gut-wrenching' decision: Search for teens to be suspended

    OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (AP) — After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard's search for two teenage fishermen was to end Friday, a heart-rending decision for families so convinced the boys could be alive they're pressing on with their wn hunt.

  • No charges vs. 2 officers at scene of traffic stop shooting
    No charges vs. 2 officers at scene of traffic stop shooting

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Two University of Cincinnati police officers who were at the scene just after a fellow officer fatally shot a driver are not being charged, a prosecutor said Friday.

  • U. of Cincinnati shooting puts spotlight on campus police
    U. of Cincinnati shooting puts spotlight on campus police

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When an Ohio prosecutor charged a campus police officer with murder in the death of a driver during a traffic stop, he offered a harsh judgment on University of Cincinnati police, saying the school should not be in the business of law enforcement at all.

  • Federal report finds bias in St. Louis County family court

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice released a report critical of the St. Louis County Family Court on Friday, finding that black youths are treated more harshly than whites, and juveniles are often deprived of constitutional rights. Though unrelated to the department's investigation inFerguson, the new report again raises concern about racial discrimination and profiling in the St.

  • At a Glance: A look at Hillary Clinton's medical background

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton released a letter from her doctor Friday that declared her to be in "excellent physical condition and fit to serve as president of the United States."

  • Suit: Anti-abortion group recorded abortion providers

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An association of abortion providers moved Friday to block the release of recordings it claims were made by an anti-abortion group that has previously revealed secretly recorded videos of a Planned Parenthood leader discussing the use of aborted fetuses for research.

  • Ethics panel clears lawmakers in 2013 Azerbaijan trip

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee said Friday it found no evidence of wrongdoing by a bipartisan group of lawmakers who went on a 2013 trip to Azerbaijan paid for by that country's government.

  • With protest over, Shell prepares for Arctic Ocean drilling
    With protest over, Shell prepares for Arctic Ocean drilling

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Hours after a repaired Shell icebreaker eased past protesters in Oregon to join an Arctic drilling operation, the oil giant used other vessels in its flotilla to begin excavating off the coast of Alaska in hopes of confirming the presence of billions of barrels of crude belw the ocean floor.

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