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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 2013 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) -- Delegates took center stage at a downtown rally with Bernie Sanders supporters Wednesday, as relatively small protests and no major marches contributed to quieter streets on Day 3 of the Democratic convention....

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....

AP source: Site for Obama's presidential library chosen
CHICAGO (AP) -- President Barack Obama's presidential library will be built in a park on Chicago's South Side along the shores of Lake Michigan and a short walk from the university where Obama once taught, a person familiar with the selection process told The Associated Press on Wednesday....

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....

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....

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....

Chicago Police union to officers: Don't request overtime
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago's police union is asking officers to not volunteer to work overtime during the Labor Day weekend to protest the "continued disrespect" toward officers and the killings of law enforcement personnel nationwide....

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