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Deputy ambushed, fatally shot at gas station near Houston
HOUSTON (AP) -- The search for the suspect in the death of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was shot several times while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station continued Saturday, authorities said....

Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) -- Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. "I'm videotaping this, sir," he tells an officer. "I'm just videotaping this."...

Residents across Gulf remember Katrina's might, recovery
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- With prayer and the somber ringing of church bells, residents in Mississippi and Louisiana gathered Saturday to mark the 10th anniversary of the day that Hurricane Katrina slammed into their states - causing deadly and costly havoc....

As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing....

In Alaska, Obama to walk fine line on climate change, energy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily dependent on oil....

Immigration shift shows India, China outpacing Mexico
DALLAS (AP) -- Siddharth Jaganath wanted to return to India after earning his master's degree at Texas' Southern Methodist University. Instead, he built a new life in the U.S. over a decade, becoming a manager at a communications technology company and starting a family in the Dallas suburb of Plano....

On-Air Ambush: TV crew's killing unfolds in real time
The on-air shooting deaths of Virginia TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward and the suicide five hours later of gunman Vester Flanagan played out in a sort of surreal time, spilling from TV screens within range of the Roanoke station's signal to horrified viewers the world over via social media. Five hours of horror, delivered in electronic bursts....

Former student at elite prep school convicted of sex charges
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of rape but convicted Friday of lesser sex offenses against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with....

As Erika weakens, some in Tampa Bay area are still worried
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tropical Storm Erika dissipated Saturday, but folks in the Tampa Bay area are watching it carefully....

Algae drives down property values on Lake Champlain
GEORGIA, Vt. (AP) -- The two cottages on the shore of Lake Champlain will someday be passed down to her children but Enid Letourneau worries the algae that turns the shoreline pea-soup green each August means they won't amount to much of an inheritance....

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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
Authorities capture man in 1991 death of former girlfriend

FBI investigates after international flight diverted

Inmate awaiting transfer to mental health facility dies

Oregon hemp farmer says startup going slow

Algae drives down property values on Lake Champlain

As Erika weakens, some in Tampa Bay area are still worried

Residents across Gulf remember Katrina's might, recovery

Hometown names school for teacher killed at Newtown

Deputy ambushed, fatally shot at gas station near Houston

Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest