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Last charges dropped in case over Planned Parenthood videos

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  • Last charges dropped in case over Planned Parenthood videos
    Last charges dropped in case over Planned Parenthood videos

    HOUSTON (AP) — Texas prosecutors on Tuesday dropped the last remaining charges against two California anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood, agreeing with the defense's argument that the grand jury exceeded its authority y investigating the activists after clearing Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing.

  • Sanders loyalists bash Clinton nomination, clash with police
    Sanders loyalists bash Clinton nomination, clash with police

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernie Sanders loyalists protested inside and outside of the Democratic National Convention site on Tuesday after Hillary Clinton won the party's presidential nomination.

  • Suspect in student's killing was convicted of similar attack
    Suspect in student's killing was convicted of similar attack

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The circumstances, separated by 26 years, are chilling: Two women are attacked while bicycling alone down lonely Ohio country roads on warm July days.

  • Environmentalists take aim at TransCanada pipeline project

    BOSTON (AP) — Environmentalists are again taking aim at the company that proposed the Keystone XL pipeline — this time for another of its projects they fear would send hundreds of supertankers laden with crude oil down the Atlantic coast to refineries in Texas and Louisiana.

  • Violence at club signals changing city in southwest Florida
    Violence at club signals changing city in southwest Florida

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A couple of doors down from Club Blu, where a young man and a 14-year-old boy were killed while attending a teen party, shop owner Idis Edouard hoisted a rod above his head to gently move a girl's blue dress aside.

  • Homes on edge of the wilderness complicate wildfire efforts
    Homes on edge of the wilderness complicate wildfire efforts

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — When Pat Telleria saw the wind-driven flames sweeping across the grass foothills toward his dream home, he picked up the phone.

  • California wildfire forces shutdown of famed Big Sur parks
    California wildfire forces shutdown of famed Big Sur parks

    BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — California's signature parks along the Big Sur coastline that draw thousands of daily visitors were closed Tuesday as one of the state's two major wildfires threatened the scenic region at the height of the summer tourism season.

  • Indiana GOP panel backs Gov. Pence's preferred successor
    Indiana GOP panel backs Gov. Pence's preferred successor

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republican leaders selected Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb on Tuesday to replace Gov. Mike Pence on the November ballot, backing the governor's preferred successor over two members of Congress who also sought the nomination when Pence withdrew to become Donald Trump's running mat.

  • Authorities ID remains as those of missing treasure hunter

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A treasure hunter who disappeared this year while searching for an author's cache of gold and jewels in the New Mexico wilderness was confirmed dead by authorities Tuesday after his remains were discovered west of Santa Fe.

  • Wish granted: Six-year-old boy is garbage man for a day
    Wish granted: Six-year-old boy is garbage man for a day

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ethan Dean has always dreamed of being a garbage man. He never tires of playing with toy garbage trucks and loves to watch the real ones drive past his house.

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