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  • Suspect in ambush of Houston-area deputy due in court
    Suspect in ambush of Houston-area deputy due in court

    HOUSTON (AP) — A man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a lengthy criminal record going back a decade, but never spent more than short stints in jail.

  • White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip
    White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Alaska.

  • Mourners to pay tribute to slain television cameraman
    Mourners to pay tribute to slain television cameraman

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Salem High School will open its doors to the community Monday to commemorate the life of an alumnus — Adam Ward, the 27-year-old cameraman for a Roanoke television station who was slain on live TV last week.

  • Pope Francis a stranger to the US in many ways
    Pope Francis a stranger to the US in many ways

    NEW YORK (AP) — When Pope Francis sets foot on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington on Sept. 22, it won't just be his first time in the United States as pontiff. It will be his first time in the country — ever in his life.

  • Alaska-bound, Obama renames America's tallest peak
    Alaska-bound, Obama renames America's tallest peak

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of a historic trip to the Arctic, President Barack Obama erased a former Republican president's name from North America's tallest peak in a move applauded in Alaska and derided more than 3,000 miles away in Ohio. More contentious matters concerning climate change and Arctic rilling awaited.

  • Kerry, Obama to raise global warming issues in Alaska
    Kerry, Obama to raise global warming issues in Alaska

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scientists are "overwhelmingly unified" in concluding that humans are contributing to global climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday night, and the public is slowly getting the full picture.

  • Trump's idea for mass deportation similar to 1930s removals
    Trump's idea for mass deportation similar to 1930s removals

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago.

  • When the wells run dry: California families cope in drought
    When the wells run dry: California families cope in drought

    TULARE, Calif. (AP) — Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets in the bare dirt of his yard. It's his daily ritual now in a community built by refugees from Oklahoma's Dust Bowl. But only a trickle came out; then a drip, then nothing more.

  • Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76
    Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice.

  • Goodell, Brady arrive early for 'Deflategate' case hearing

    NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady arrived early to court Monday for a final face-to-face meeting before a judge rules on the "Deflategate" case.

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