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Police officer critically wounded... Accused cop killer held without bond... President to hike glacier

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 1, 2015 at 5:50 a.m.

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ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities in Georgia are going to investigate a shooting in suburban Atlanta that left a police officer critically hurt and a homeowner wounded in the leg. Officers responded to a call of a suspicious person and showed up at the wrong house. It's not clear yet who opened fire. The homeowner's dog was killed.

HOUSTON (AP) — A man charged with murder in the ambush of a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy is being held without bond. Shannon Miles is accused of shooting Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth 15 times at a gas station. Authorities and his attorney say Miles has a history of mental illness and was once declared mentally incompetent.

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The jury that convicted a white supremacist of murdering three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City returns today for the penalty phase of the trial. Jurors will begin hearing more evidence before deciding whether to recommend a death sentence for Frazier Glenn Miller Jr.

PHOENIX (AP) — The rain has stopped, but possible flooding remains a concern after storms hit the Phoenix area last night. The storms began moving through the area around sundown with high winds, lightning and heavy rain. Thousands of utility customers lost power, and flights in and out of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport were disrupted.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama will drive home his message on climate change by hiking a melting glacier in Alaska later today. After that, Obama plans to put his survival skills to the test while taping an episode of the NBC reality TV show "Running Wild with Bear Grylls (grihls)."

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