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The Latest: Dem Senate hopefuls pounce on Trump's remarks
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times EDT):...

Prosecutors drop all remaining charges in Freddie Gray case
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped all remaining charges against the three Baltimore police officers who were still awaiting trial in Freddie Gray's death, blaming police for a biased investigation that failed to produce a single conviction....

Judge dismisses manslaughter charge against Florida deputy
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- A judge on Wednesday dismissed a manslaughter charge against a Florida deputy who claimed self-defense in the 2014 fatal shooting of a 33-year-old black man carrying what turned out to be an air rifle....

Judge: Reagan shooter can leave hospital to live in Virginia
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 35 years after he tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in an effort to impress actress Jodie Foster, John Hinckley Jr. will be allowed to leave a Washington mental hospital and live full time with his mother in Virginia, a federal judge ruled Wednesday....

Smaller protests, no marches on convention's Day 3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Small protests popped up around downtown Philadelphia on Wednesday and no marches were planned, making for quieter streets on Day 3 of the Democratic convention....

Washington scientist launches effort to digitize all fish
SEATTLE (AP) -- University of Washington biology professor Adam Summers no longer has to coax hospital staff to use their CT scanners so he can visualize the inner structures of stingray and other fish....

Court reverses part of Iowa lottery fraud conviction
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The Iowa Court of Appeals on Wednesday reversed a portion of the fraud convictions of a former lottery official accused of fixing a Hot Lotto game in Iowa in 2010 but upheld a second conviction....

Groups sue over Navy's plan for war games on Pacific islands
HONOLULU (AP) -- Community members and an environmental group sued the U.S. Navy, the Department of Defense and the secretary of defense Wednesday over a plan to turn two Pacific islands into live-fire testing sites....

Charges dropped against Oregon woman in California rampage
SALEM, Oregon (AP) -- All charges have been dropped against a young Oregon woman arrested in Northern California with a wanted Oregon man after a shooting and kidnapping rocked a small town, authorities said Wednesday....

Ships rush to rescue 46 from sinking boat off Alaska islands
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Two ships heard the Coast Guard's emergency call to help a sinking fishing boat and rushed to rescue 46 crew members who had hopped into life rafts off Alaska's Aleutian Islands....

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Interactives
A year after the Gulf oil spill, problems remain
Local governments spent BP money with abandon
Civil War celebrations stir controversy
States' attempts to resist health care reform
A look at extremist attacks on the U.S. government
Gun law changes across the U.S.
A look inside the Statue of Liberty
A look around the Statue of Liberty
A look at Guantanamo's history
Up to the Minute
Louisiana deputy shoots, kills robbery suspect

Judge dismisses manslaughter charge against Florida deputy

Mall guard accidentally shoots another guard in buttocks

Cities turn to local action to block oil trains

2 charged for deer parts seized from restaurant

The Latest: Reagan's daughter criticizes Hinckley decision

UN accuses Boko Haram of 'almost unimaginable' brutality

The Latest: Video: Deputy fires at apparently armed suspect

Covered bridge remains buried despite neighbors' wishes

Homeland Security employee caught with gun pleads not guilty