Denver starts work on allowing pot in public, a first in US

DENVER (AP) — Denver is starting work Wednesday on becoming the first city in the nation to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places such as coffee shops, yoga studios and art galleries.

Virginia to execute man convicted in family's 2006 slaying

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is planning to execute a man convicted of killing a well-known family of four in their Richmond home on New Year's Day 2006.

Mom charged with taking her kids 3 decades ago to face judge

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A mother charged with snatching her two daughters from Rhode Island in 1985 is scheduled to appear before a judge Wednesday after police found the three living in the Houston area.

A half-century later, questions cloud Boston Strangler case

BOSTON (AP) — Fifty years ago Wednesday, a factory worker who claimed he was the notorious Boston Strangler was sentenced to prison.

Father of man killed by police sues California department

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The father of a mentally distressed black man shot and killed by police who thought he was armed sued the San Diego-area department on Tuesday.

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William Hilliard, former Oregonian editor, dies at 89

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — William A. Hilliard, who became the first black reporter at The Oregonian newspaper and later its editor in a pioneering 42-year career, has died at age 89.

Review board: Fatal police shooting of suspect was justified

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A review board has determined a SWAT team officer's fatal shooting of a robbery suspect outside a convenience store in Ohio's capital city in 2015 was justified.

North Texas police detective killed, suspect barricaded

LITTLE ELM, Texas (AP) — A police detective has died after being shot while answering a report of an armed man outside a house in a suburban Dallas neighborhood.

Orlando releases new photos of Pulse after attack

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — New photos released by the city of Orlando show where officers breached one of Pulse nightclub's walls to free people trapped inside during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Police: Fugitive wanted in officer's fatal shooting captured

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The suspect in the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer was captured Tuesday night after eluding a massive manhunt for more than a week, authorities said.


Evidence against Florida officer charged in killing released

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An undercover police officer is never heard identifying himself before he fatally shot a black drummer whose car had broken down on the interstate, according to evidence released Tuesday by prosecutors who have charged him with manslaughter.

The Latest: Suspect in officer's shooting armed when caught

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of fugitive wanted in an Orlando police officer's fatal shooting (all times local):

Man charged after fire at Washington state mosque

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — A man with an extensive history of mental illness and property damage has been charged with arson in connection with a fire that severely damaged a Washington state mosque Saturday.

Police: Man argued, set townhome ablaze before being shot

HERNDON, Va. (AP) — An argument between a man and his girlfriend sparked a violent afternoon at a townhome in a Virginia suburb of the nation's capital, leaving the man's brothers wounded by gunshots and the man dead after he was shot by police, authorities said Tuesday.

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Papermaker NCR agrees to complete Fox River cleanup

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A papermaker has agreed to shoulder the financial burden for completing cleanup work on the Fox River in a settlement, federal environmental officials said Tuesday.

Advocates: Asylum-seekers are being turned away at border

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Immigrant advocacy groups said Tuesday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are allegedly turning away asylum-seekers before their claims can be heard, violating obligations under U.S. and international law.

Ex-deputy found not guilty of murder charge in Ohio shooting

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — A former deputy sheriff accused of fatally shooting an unarmed man after a chase was found not guilty of murder and reckless homicide charges on Tuesday.

Denver woman died during shooting at Mexico music festival

DENVER (AP) — A Denver woman is among five people who died during a shooting at a Caribbean resort town, her brother said Tuesday.

Man seeking new trial in 1971 rape claims state hid evidence

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man serving a life sentence for the rape of a nurse in 1971 claims authorities concealed evidence that the crime was committed by another man linked to two similar attacks.

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