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AP Top U.S. News At 11:25 a.m. EDT

Dad: Boys charged in homeless deaths once homeless
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A man who says he is the father of two of three teens charged with fatally beating two homeless men says that they too were once homeless, and he has no idea what prompted the brutal Friday night attack that police say left the victims unrecognizable....

Peace talks eyed after Israel, Hamas cease-fire
CAIRO (AP) -- The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a necessary step to avoid sustained violence....

Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement
BALTIMORE (AP) -- For Myra James, the process of going to the gynecologist is now too much to bear....

American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel
The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel....

Cooler weather aids crews fighting Washington fire
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles in Washington state and is the largest in state history....

Friend is first convicted in Boston Marathon probe
BOSTON (AP) -- The conviction of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for impeding the investigation into the bombings has his lawyers wondering if anyone else who faces charges connected to the 2013 attack stands a chance of acquittal....

Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal beyond the once-dominant bloc....

Clippers CEO and Shelly Sterling to testify
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Richard Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is due to step into the battle of billionaires going on in probate court over the proposed sale of the Los Angeles Clippers....

Man accused of enslaving woman to be sentenced
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A man convicted of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in northeast Ohio could receive life in prison when he's sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Youngstown....

Perry sending National Guard troops to border
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally....

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