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Camera request in theater shooting...Deadly Delaware bus crash...Alleged White House gate jumper in court

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 22, 2014 at 3:50 a.m.



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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A judge will hear arguments today on a request for still and video cameras in the courtroom during the Colorado theater shooting trial. News organizations are asking for one video camera and one still photographer. Prosecutors object saying victims would be subjected to unwanted and hurtful attention. Defense attorneys say cameras would violate James Holmes' right to a fair trial by making witnesses worry about public reaction. Holmes is using an insanity plea.

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware say they expect the National Transportation Safety Board to open an investigation into the crash of a charter bus that killed two people and injured several others. The bus overturned on an exit ramp, winding up on its side. The passengers were wrapping up a 3-day sightseeing tour to Washington that began Friday in New York.

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army vet who served two stints in the military is scheduled to appear in federal court today on charges stemming from Friday's White House breach. Omar Gonzalez, of Copperas Cove, Texas, is facing charges of unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a deadly or dangerous weapon. The man allegedly scaled a security fence and entered the White House.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cool and damp weather is often uncomfortable but not to more than 5,000 firefighters trying to get a handle on a huge Northern California wildfire. Heavy drizzle cooled things down and also helped firefighters make progress on the 128-square-mile blaze that has destroyed nearly three-dozen structures and forced the evacuation of more than 2,000 people. Assessment teams continue attempts to survey the damage and about 100 people have been allowed to go home.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The new leader of Afghanistan wants to appoint women to key posts. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, who pledges to appoint a woman to the Supreme Court, says he's committed to ensuring that women are well represented in government and the education and economic sectors. He also says Afghans should remember that poverty, lack of education, income equality and insecurity are the country's enemies, and not their fellow citizens.

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