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Fists not football: Brain injuries seen in domestic assaults
CHICAGO (AP) -- There are no bomb blasts or collisions with burly linemen in Susan Contreras' past. Her headaches, memory loss and bouts of confused thinking were a mystery until doctors suggested a probable cause: domestic violence....

In dry, windy West, crews target flames in several states
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) -- Growing wildfires stoked by windy, dry conditions have destroyed buildings and forced evacuations in California, Washington, Montana and elsewhere....

States file another lawsuit over Obama transgender rules
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas and four other Republican-led states filed another lawsuit Tuesday seeking to roll back the Obama administration's efforts to strengthen transgender rights, saying new federal nondiscrimination health rules could force doctors to act contrary to their medical judgment or religious beliefs....

Recordings capture chaos of Florida face-biting slayings
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida sheriff's deputies confronted chaos as they tried to subdue an attacker biting a victim's face after stabbing and beating a couple to death in a random assault outside their home, recordings of radio transmissions released Tuesday show....

Murder charge for Tulsa man in slaying of Lebanese neighbor
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Prosecutors charged a Tulsa man on Tuesday with first-degree murder and committing a hate crime in the killing of his Lebanese neighbor - a culmination of what authorities said was the man's violent feud with the family that spanned several years and included a regular barrage of racial insults and personal confrontations....

Complaint: Man attacked people with ax, shot them with gun
CITRONELLE, Ala. (AP) -- A Mississippi man used a gun and an ax to kill five adults as they slept in an Alabama home, police allege in criminal complaints filed Tuesday....

Traffic fatalities continued to surge in first half of 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel picked up, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday by the National Safety Council....

Federal judge: Doig did not create painting
CHICAGO (AP) -- Internationally heralded artist Peter Doig was correct when he insisted that he didn't paint a landscape work that had been valued at more than $10 million, a federal judge in Chicago said Tuesday....

Prosecutors: McCain comments shouldn't derail Bergdahl trial
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- Attorneys for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are trying to send his court case "off the judicial cliff" by arguing that U.S. Sen. John McCain improperly swayed military decision-makers with public comments on the case, prosecutors said Tuesday....

AP NewsBreak: Feds want to ban swimming with Hawaii dolphins
HONOLULU (AP) -- Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha State's most popular tourist activities and the industry that has sprung up around it....

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