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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....

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, no one will go to jail for the death....

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) -- Firefighters are bracing for hotter weather and lower humidity in the area near 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....

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....

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....

Biden to speak at vigil for slain Baton Rouge officers
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch are scheduled to speak at a Baton Rouge vigil honoring the three law enforcement officers who were killed by a gunman during a shootout outside a convenience store....

50 years later, Dylan's motorcycle crash remains mysterious
WOODSTOCK, N.Y. (AP) -- Bob Dylan tumbled from a Triumph motorcycle on a sunny Friday morning here 50 years ago on July 29, 1966. The banged-up musician holed up in the mountains of upstate New York for months afterward, dramatically altering the rocket ride of his career....

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