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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 officers involved....

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
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....

Did your ancestor hunt whales? Museum database offers clues
BOSTON (AP) -- A digital list of the tens of thousands of men who embarked on whaling voyages out of New Bedford, from 10-year-old boys to a 70-year-old sailor who drank himself to death in South Africa, is a valuable resource for anyone researching their family's seafaring past. Just be warned: You might not like what you find....

Rift between Sanders' loyalists, Democratic brass lingers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The tension between Bernie Sanders activists and Democratic Party brass set to crown Hillary Clinton their nominee lingered in pockets of Philadelphia as the final day of the convention dawned....

Reagan shooter Hinckley will soon leave hospital for good
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) -- In little more than a week, the only living man to have shot an American president could pack his bags and leave a Washington psychiatric hospital for the last time....

AP Newsbreak: US oil, gas applications could drop 40 percent
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- U.S. officials say applications to drill for oil and gas on federal and Indian lands are expected to decrease 40 percent in coming years versus their historical average....

A new threat in fight against overdoses: Elephant sedative
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....

Army: Solider dies after falling ill during Ranger School
FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) -- A 21-year-old Army officer has died after falling ill during his first day at the military's grueling Ranger School in Georgia....

University of Louisville accepts president's resignation
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- University of Louisville trustees accepted the resignation of embattled President James Ramsey, whose long tenure was dogged by scandal....

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