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AP Top U.S. News At 4 p.m. EDT

AP PHOTOS: A look at aftermath of torrential rains, storms
HOUSTON (AP) -- Residents must sort through waterlogged debris after deadly and destructive storms dumped inches of rain from the Hill Country to Houston in Texas, as well as parts of Oklahoma....

Latest on flooding: 350 homes west of Fort Worth evacuated
2:50 p.m....

Colorado theater shooting victims relive terror in courtroom
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- From the witness stand, Christina Blache could finally do what she had most wanted and most feared: She looked for the first time at the man who shot her, who killed her friend, who ravaged so many lives....

Court releases theater shooting suspect's notebook
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Colorado theater shooting gunman James Holmes' notebook full of scrawled writings and stick-figure drawings was made public Wednesday, a day after it was introduced as evidence in his trial....

Death toll climbs to 19 from storms in Texas and Oklahoma
WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) -- The death toll from a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma climbed to 19 on Wednesday, with more than a dozen others missing, and another round of rain threatened to complicate the cleanup in hard-hit Houston....

Pentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon says it inadvertently shipped live anthrax spores to as many as nine laboratories and is investigating how that happened....

Onstage at last: Memorable moments of National Spelling Bee
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- The onstage portion of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee began Wednesday morning, with 283 regional champions competing for more than $37,000 in cash and prizes. Here are some memorable moments from the preliminary rounds....

BASE jumpers pushed to remote, no-rules sites
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- BASE jumpers, by nature, just want to be free....

Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a New Jersey highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured....

Autopsy to determine if Wal-Mart gunman took drugs, alcohol
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- An autopsy will determine whether a man had drugs or alcohol in his system when he fatally shot one worker and injured a second before killing himself at a North Dakota Wal-Mart store, police said Wednesday....

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US Video
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
Georgia man pleads guilty to seeking to join Islamic State

Latest on flooding: 350 homes west of Fort Worth evacuated

Abortion ban based on heartbeat rejected by appeals court

Hurricane predictions breeze in: Feds expect light season

Deaths highlight hidden danger from municipal storm drains

BASE jumpers pushed to remote, no-rules sites

Police officer indicted on felony charge in shooting

Former LAPD officer wanted in killing appears in Texas court

Correction: Forgotten Souls story

Correction: FBI Agent Wounded story