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  • Texas college students rally against gun law with sex toys
    Texas college students rally against gun law with sex toys

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of University of Texas students waved sex toys at a campus rally during the first day of classes, protesting a new state law that allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms.

  • School groups denounce potential closure of Michigan schools
    School groups denounce potential closure of Michigan schools

    DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — It would be a mistake for state officials to start closing underperforming Michigan schools for academic reasons because it would devastate communities while not improving student achievement, concerned educators said Wednesday.

  • Man gets 40 years for pouring scalding water on gay couple
    Man gets 40 years for pouring scalding water on gay couple

    ATLANTA (AP) — A judge sentenced a Georgia man to 40 years in prison Wednesday for throwing scalding water on a gay couple sleeping in an apartment, leaving them with severe burns that required surgery.

  • Burned firefighter feels normal again after face transplant
    Burned firefighter feels normal again after face transplant

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Mississippi firefighter who received the world's most extensive face transplant after a burning building collapsed on him said Wednesday that he feels like "a normal guy" for the first time in 15 years.

  • Mississippi Islamic State recruit gets 8 years in prison

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man who once tried to join the Islamic State group credited arresting FBI agents with saving his life as he was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday, telling a federal judge he didn't then understand what the Islamic State represented.

  • Soldier who killed 5 Dallas officers showed PTSD symptoms
    Soldier who killed 5 Dallas officers showed PTSD symptoms

    The Army reservist who killed five Dallas police officers last month showed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after returning home from Afghanistan in 2014, but doctors concluded that he presented no serious risk to himself or others, according to newly released documents from the VeteransHealth Administration.

  • Park Service celebrates 100 years, seeks minorities' support
    Park Service celebrates 100 years, seeks minorities' support

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — When Asha Jones and other Grand Canyon interns arrived for their summer at the national park, they were struck by its sheer immensity, beauty and world-class hiking trails. Soon, they noticed something else.

  • Yellowstone tourists face detour for fire but landmarks open
    Yellowstone tourists face detour for fire but landmarks open

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Some tourists heading to Yellowstone National Park during the busy summer season are facing an hourlong detour Wednesday as a wildfire in neighboring Grand Teton National Park kept a highway closed.

  • Alaska roadkill thieves target moose meant for charity
    Alaska roadkill thieves target moose meant for charity

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Thieves coming across dead moose on Alaska roads are stealing the carcasses, making away with hundreds of pounds of meat that normally goes to a program run by state troopers that gives it to the needy and others willing to butcher the carcasses, officials said Wednesday.

  • Federal judge puts Starbucks lawsuit on ice in California

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has thrown cold water on a lawsuit that claimed Starbucks defrauded customers by adding ice to its cold beverages.

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