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5 things to know about the fight over Planned Parenthood

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 5:10pm

Republicans lost Monday's Senate showdown over halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Yet the political offensive by abortion foes has just started, prompted by a batch of unsettling videos that has focused attention on the group's little-noticed practice of providing fetal tissue to researchers.

Ex-con accused of killing police officer turns self in

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 5:01pm

An ex-con accused of fatally shooting a police officer who interrupted a drug deal turned himself in Monday, ending an intensive two-day manhunt, a spokesman for a U.S. attorney said.

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Holmes jury keeps execution as option as sentencing advances

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 4:50pm

Jurors on Monday moved one step closer toward sentencing James Holmes to death for his Colorado movie theater attack, taking less than three hours to reject arguments that the former neuroscience student's mental illness means he should not die.

Judge: Idaho's anti-dairy spying law is unconstitutional

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 5:41pm

A federal judge ruled Monday that Idaho's law banning secret filming of animal abuse at agricultural facilities is unconstitutional, giving animal rights activists across the country hope that the decision will pave the way to overturn similar laws in other states.

The Latest: Suspect in officer slaying: I'm not a killer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 5:40pm

The latest on the fatal shooting of a police officer in Memphis, Tennessee (all times local):

Baltimore homicide uptick: Anti-crime partnership launched

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 5:31pm

Baltimore police and civic leaders launched a partnership Monday with five federal agencies that will embed their special agents with city homicide detectives, bidding to quell an upswing in homicides and other violent crime in that city.

Man sentenced to 90 years for shooting 2-year-old

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 5:31pm

A man who prosecutors say shot a 2-year-old while trying to kill someone else has been sentenced to 90 years in prison.

24 Cuban migrants land in Key West

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 5:31pm

Authorities say 24 Cuban migrants have landed in the Florida Keys.

Parents sue officer who handcuffed mentally disabled kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 5:21pm

Two northern Kentucky women have sued a county sheriff and one of his school resource officers for placing their two disabled elementary school children in handcuffs.

Vendor takes pay cut over Minnesota student testing glitches

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 5:20pm

Minnesota's student testing contractor will take $1 million off its new three-year contract to settle with the Minnesota Department of Education over spring testing glitches, under an agreement announced Monday.

Head of US Capitol Police to step down in January

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 5:20pm

The chief of the U.S. Capitol Police is planning to retire in January.

Group that backed gay marriage challenge to sponsor Scouts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 5:10pm

An activist group that backed the court fight overturning Utah's ban on same-sex marriage is applying to sponsor a Scouting troop after the Boy Scouts of America lifted its ban on gay adult leaders.

Man dies, another wounded in late-night Vegas alley shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 5:10pm

Police say one man died and another was wounded in an alley shooting Sunday night before the shooter drove away in an older light blue Ford or Chevrolet pickup truck.

Pleas filed for 2 Oklahoma brothers in family stabbings

Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 5:10pm

A judge entered not guilty pleas Monday for two brothers charged with stabbing their parents and three siblings to death last month at their suburban Tulsa home.

2 reporters arrested during Ferguson protests settle suits

Summer Ballentine, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 5:10pm

Two journalists who were arrested while reporting on protests after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown have settled lawsuits against St. Louis County, the American Civil Liberties Union announced Monday.

Typhoon slams into Saipan causing widespread damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 5:00pm

A typhoon with sustained winds around 100 mph and gusts up to 120 mph slammed into Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, causing widespread damage.

Authorities search rugged California area in ongoing manhunt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 4:51pm

Authorities are searching a rugged five-square-mile area about 30 miles east of Bakersfield, California, as part of a six-day manhunt for a man sought in a killing, kidnapping and an attack on deputies.

7 people with Legionnaires' disease have died in NY outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 4:41pm

New York City health officials say seven people with Legionnaires' disease have died amid an outbreak that has sickened dozens more.

DA: Suspect in death of missing soldier to enter guilty plea

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 4:41pm

A North Carolina district attorney says the suspect in the disappearance and death of a Fort Bragg soldier will plead guilty to both charges against him.