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Individuals, agencies dodge blame as Freddie Gray case ends

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Fourteen months after the death of a black man whose neck was broken in a police van prompted massive protests, spawned rio... Full Story

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  • Individuals, agencies dodge blame as Freddie Gray case ends
    Individuals, agencies dodge blame as Freddie Gray case ends

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Fourteen months after the death of a black man whose neck was broken in a police van prompted massive protests, spawned rioting and toppled the careers of Baltimore's police commissioner and a Democratic mayor poised for re-election, authorities abandoned efforts to punish the offiers involved.

  • Murder suspect's mom charged in deaths of 2 witnesses

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a St. Louis woman with arranging the deaths of two 16-year-old boys who were potential witnesses in a murder case against her teenage son — a case that initially fell apart because other witnesses refused to testify.

  • Suspect in college student's killing had hidden room in barn
    Suspect in college student's killing had hidden room in barn

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Search warrants show investigators found a hidden room outfitted with restraints inside a barn belonging to an Ohio man who's accused of abducting and killing a college student.

  • Turning off red-light cameras can be deadly
    Turning off red-light cameras can be deadly

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Red-light cameras are widely hated, but a new study says getting rid of them can have fatal consequences.

  • Hotter weather expected near blaze that killed 1
    Hotter weather expected near blaze that killed 1

    BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — California crews contended with hotter temperatures and lower humidity Thursday near scenic Big Sur where a wildfire has destroyed 34 homes and killed a bulldozer driver working to contain the massive blaze.

  • Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in overdose battle

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country's heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they've found it mixed with or passed off as heroin.

  • Clinton backers asked to speak at Sanders rally, then booed
    Clinton backers asked to speak at Sanders rally, then booed

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernie Sanders supporters asked fans of Hillary Clinton to explain why anyone should back her for president, then booed them at a rally Thursday on the final day of the Democratic National Convention.

  • Hundreds gather at vigil for slain Baton Rouge officers

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered at a Baton Rouge church Thursday for a vigil honoring three law enforcement officers who were killed during a shootout with a lone gunman outside a convenience store.

  • NBA head: Nixing Charlotte All-Star Game a business decision

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the basketball league made a business decision that North Carolina's law limiting anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people makes holding its 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte untenable.

  • Chinese rocket sends streak of light across Western US sky

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Chinese rocket body streaking across the night sky over the Western United States lit up social media as people shared photos and video of the bright object.

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