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Jury keeps death penalty as option for Colorado movie gunman Holmes

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. - James Holmes, the Colorado movie massacre gunman, could face the death penalty after jurors found on Monday that aggravating factors including the cruel nature of his crimes counted for more than mitigating ones such as mental illness. | Video

Idaho woman comes under fire for celebrating her killing of giraffe

SALMON, Idaho - A big-game trophy collector from Idaho has ignited a firestorm of criticism from animal-rights activists for flaunting online images of herself posed with the carcasses of a giraffe and other wildlife she killed during a recent guided hunt in South Africa.

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Two people shot outside New Jersey hip hop concert

- A gunman shot and wounded two people outside a hip hop concert in New Jersey late on Monday and is thought to have fled to nearby woods, police said.

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Bottle in car of Ohio man shot by police held fragrance: coroner

- The coroner investigating the death of Samuel DuBose, who was fatally shot by a University of Cincinnati police officer earlier this month, said on Monday that a bottle found in his car marked as gin held fragrance, not an alcoholic beverage.

03 Aug 2015

Suspected killer of Memphis officer surrenders after manhunt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A man suspected of fatally shooting a police officer in Memphis over the weekend surrendered to authorities on Monday after an extensive manhunt and being placed on the state's most-wanted fugitives list, the sheriff's office said. | Video

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Families of Newtown massacre victims in $1.5 million settlement

MILFORD, Conn. - The families of 14 people killed in the 2012 massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School, and two survivors reached a $1.5 million legal settlement on Monday against the gunman's mother's estate, according to court records.

Two people killed as circus tent collapses in New Hampshire during storm

- Two people were killed and 15 others injured when a circus tent collapsed in New Hampshire during a storm on Monday night, a state fire official said.

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Texas Attorney General Paxton booked on fraud charges

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Tea Party Republican, surrendered to authorities on Monday and was booked on three felony charges involving suspected securities fraud.

03 Aug 2015

New Mexico power plant evacuated after suspicious devices found

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A large coal-fired power plant in northwest New Mexico was evacuated on Monday after three suspicious devices were found nearby, a day after explosive devices were detonated outside two churches in the southern part of the state.

03 Aug 2015

House ethics panel to investigate Philadelphia's Fattah

WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives ethics committee said on Monday it

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