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Las Vegas completing last straw to draw Lake Mead water
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- It took $817 million, two starts, more than six years and one worker's life to drill a so-called "Third Straw" to make sure glittery casinos and sprawling suburbs of Las Vegas can keep getting drinking water from near the bottom of drought-stricken Lake Mead....

Carli Lloyd becomes Captain America for US women
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- For a brief time Sunday night, Carli Lloyd's Wikipedia page listed her position as "President of the United States."...

2 people dead, 3 missing after boat capsizes in Ohio River
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Two people were killed and three remained missing after the pontoon boat they were riding in hit a barge and capsized in the Ohio River, Kentucky authorities said Sunday....

Wins, setbacks mark the path to nationwide same-sex marriage
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In 2004, when Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry, President George W. Bush declared support for a constitutional amendment "to protect the institution of marriage." Voters in 13 states changed their constitutions to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. In most of those states, the vote wasn't even close....

Deteriorating nails blamed for North Carolina deck collapse
EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) -- Nails deteriorated by years of exposure to the sand, salt and moisture from the ocean gave way, causing a deck collapse that hurt 24 people as they posed for a picture at a North Carolina beachfront home, authorities said....

Owner of 'Tetris' rights takes Hawaii home, ranch off grid
HONOLULU (AP) -- High above the bustling city of Honolulu, in a quiet, exclusive hillside neighborhood where some of the island's wealthiest residents live, there is an extravagant home that's not quite like the others....

To rename or not? Institutions reconsider honors for racists
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy....

South Carolina lawmakers return for Confederate flag debate
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- While it appears there is broad support in the South Carolina Legislature to bring down the Confederate flag, the depth of that support will get its first test this week as lawmakers return to Columbia to come up with a specific plan....

Haley says church shooting will forever change her outlook
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- For five years, Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina's first minority governor, dismissed calls to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse lawn as a divisive issue far from her agenda....

Interview: Suspect in SF pier attack admits he shot woman
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A man arrested in the seemingly random fatal shooting of a woman at a San Francisco pier admitted in a jailhouse interview that he shot her, but said it was an accident....

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South Carolina lawmakers return for Confederate flag debate

Interview: Suspect in SF pier attack admits he shot woman

Arraignment Monday in killing of New Orleans police officer

Las Vegas completing last straw to draw Lake Mead water

Owner of 'Tetris' rights takes Hawaii home, ranch off grid

Sheriff: 4 dead inside SC home; no search for suspect

Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt's Bees, dies at 80

Deteriorating nails blamed for North Carolina deck collapse

Infant found on the side of the road in Maryland

Illegal fireworks hurts 5 at party, suspected in some fires