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Wife in Georgia hot car death case has retained a criminal defense attorney to represent her
ATLANTA (AP) -- The wife of a Georgia man facing charges after their son was left in a hot car and died has retained a criminal defense attorney for herself....

Suspect in fatal shooting of Houston-area family collapses in court
SPRING, Texas (AP) -- A man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, collapsed in court Friday as a prosecutor recited the charges against him....

Police: Woman linked to 2 heroin deaths panicked in 1, calmly walked away from other
MILTON, Ga. (AP) -- Twice last year, Alix Tichelman found herself alone with a man suffering from a drug overdose. The first time she called 911. The second time, police say, she just walked away....

Idaho inventor pushes solar panels not for roofs, but for driveways, sidewalks, highways
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways....

Alarm system that didn't sound, reports of fireworks investigated in fire that killed 7
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) -- The building where five members of one family died along with two other victims in an intense blaze had an alarm system, yet witnesses say no warning sounded. That's one thing investigators are focusing on, along with reports that sounds of fireworks or an explosion preceded the flames....

Gay couples wed in Colorado while they can; judge warns licenses might be invalidated later
DENVER (AP) -- A third Colorado county is issuing marriage licenses to gay couples even though the legal fight on the issue isn't over in the state....

Death of Michigan soccer referee after a single punch to the head raises medical questions
LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) -- A well-respected veteran soccer referee's life was cut short by a punch delivered during a Detroit-area men's league game....

Governors of both parties meet ahead of fall elections and as partisan divisions intensify
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Partisan divisions over immigration, education and health care are intensifying as dozens of the nation's governors meet just months before elections thick with presidential implications....

California man gets 15-year prison sentence for economic-espionage conviction involving China
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- A federal judge has sentenced a California chemical engineer to 15 years in prison and fined him $28.3 million for a rare economic-espionage conviction for selling China a secret recipe to a widely used white pigment....

Dismissing GOP lawmakers' claim, officers say no 'stand-down order' given in Benghazi attacks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Military officers testified that there was no "stand-down order" that held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. Their testimony undercut the contention of Republican lawmakers....

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