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Psychiatrist: Colorado shooter 'knew what he was doing'
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- A state-appointed psychiatrist who examined James Holmes two years after his attack on a Colorado movie theater said Thursday that "whatever he suffered from" that night, he knew what he was doing....

Army chief: Human error likely not cause of anthrax mistake
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Human error probably was not a factor in the Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to numerous U.S. government and commercial laboratories in the U.S. and in South Korea, the Army's top general said Thursday....

Hartford mayor calls strategy meeting in wake of shootings
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Hartford is dealing with a spike in violence that has included five homicides in two weeks and the brazen drive-by shooting of a city minister outside his church....

Man suing his ex for half of $1M prize gets a win in court
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man is still trying to get half of his ex-girlfriend's $1 million lottery prize, eight years after he says she took the winning ticket and left him. He says she reneged on a long-ago promise that they'd split any winnings if either of them hit it big....

Baltimore gets bloodier as arrests drop post-Freddie Gray
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A 31-year-old woman and a young boy were shot in the head Thursday, becoming Baltimore's 37th and 38th homicide victims so far this month, the city's deadliest in 15 years....

Nebraska ends ban on driver's licenses for immigrant youths
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska ended the nation's last ban on driving privileges for young people brought into the United States illegally as children, after the Legislature voted Thursday to override a veto from the state's new Republican governor....

Down to the finish: 10 make finals in National Spelling Bee
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Dev Jaiswal's journey to the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals shows just how competitive spelling has become....

Memorable words from National Spelling Bee semifinals
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Memorable words and definitions from the semifinals of the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee:...

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