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Records: City lawyers weak link in police accountability
CHICAGO (AP) -- When a federal judge concluded that a lawyer employed by the city of Chicago concealed audio evidence in a civil trial, the court issued a sharp rebuke, saying the recordings showed police lied about the events that led officers to shoot and kill a black motorist....

Clock ticking, but tweaks in play for N. Carolina LGBT law
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The window is small and the legislative strategy tricky, but GOP leaders say there's still a chance to change the North Carolina law that sparked a clash over transgender rights on the national stage....

Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's first guitarist, dies at 84
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Scotty Moore, the pioneering rock guitarist whose sharp, graceful style helped Elvis Presley shape his revolutionary sound and inspired a generation of musicians that included Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and Bruce Springsteen, died Tuesday. He was 84....

Dispatcher: 'Gunshots closer, multiple people screaming'
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Police dispatchers heard repeated gunfire, screaming and moaning from patrons of the Pulse nightclub who called to report that gunman Omar Mateen was opening fire inside the club, according to written logs released Tuesday....

Iconic West Virginia resort turns shelter for flood refugees
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) -- It could be a month or two until an iconic West Virginia resort reopens after deadly, damaging floods, but its maimed championship golf course may not be ready for play much before the PGA Tour rolls through next July, resort owner Jim Justice said....

North American leaders confront rising tide of protectionism
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The leaders of North America confront a rising tide of economic protectionism and nationalism as they hold a summit Wednesday in the Canadian capital....

Facebook CEO's Hawaii neighbors grumble about new wall
HONOLULU (AP) -- Some of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's neighbors are grumbling about a rock wall he's having built on his property on the north shore of the Hawaiian island of Kauai....

2 women killed in Arizona courthouse shooting
HOLBROOK, Ariz. (AP) -- Shooting erupted outside a courthouse in eastern Arizona following a custody hearing, leaving two women dead, another person wounded, and a suspect arrested, officials said....

The Latest: Wildfire spreads near Northern California river
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local):...

911 calls capture moments surrounding daughters' shootings
FULSHEAR, Texas (AP) -- Authorities on Tuesday released 911 calls that capture the panic in the home of a Houston-area mother before she killed her two daughters, as well as in the home of a neighbor after the shootings....

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