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Accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes listens during his arraignment in CentennialJames 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. The panel of nine women and three men will now hear from victims of the July 2012 rampage at a midnight screening of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises." They will then deliberate on whether the 27-year-old shooter should be executed by lethal injection. Holmes, who killed 12 people and wounded 70, showed no reaction as the verdicts were delivered, staring straight ahead, hands in pockets. . . more
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. Sabrina Corgatelli, an accountant for Idaho State University, appeared on NBC's "Today show on Monday to defend trophy hunting amid mounting international outrage over last month's killing of Cecil, Zimbabwe's most famous lion, by an American dentist. Giraffes are very dangerous animals. . . more
(Reuters) - 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. . . more
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AccuWeather: Thunderstorms this morningA severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Kent and New Castle Counties in Delaware until 6:30 a.m. Morning storms will give way to more heat and humidity. . . more
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AccuWeather: Thunderstorms this morningA severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Kent and New Castle Counties in Delaware until 6:30 a.m. Morning storms will give way to more heat and humidity. . . more
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AccuWeather: Morning storms; hot and humid todayMeteorologist David Murphy says a spotty, strong storm is possible today. The humidity drops on Wednesday. . . more
POCOMOKE CITY, Md. (AP) Leaders of a small, predominantly black town on Maryland's Eastern Shore are defending their decision to fire the town's first black police chief and call for healing racial tensions that have divided the community. . . more
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AccuWeather: Morning storms; hot and humid todayMeteorologist David Murphy says a spotty, strong storm is possible today. The humidity drops on Wednesday. . . more
2 wounded at J. Cole hip-hop concert in New JerseyState police say two people were wounded outside a hip-hop concert in Monmouth County. The suspect is still at large. . . more
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2 wounded at J. Cole hip-hop concert in New JerseyState police say two people have been wounded outside a hip-hop concert in Monmouth County and a suspect is still at large. . . more
Police officer Randall Kerrick, left, and defense attorney Michael Greene listen during opening arguments at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse in Charlotte. N.C., Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Kerrick is facing voluntary manslaughter charges in the shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell. (Davie Hinshaw/The Charlotte Observer via AP, Pool)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Both sides in the voluntary manslaughter trial of a white Charlotte police officer in the on duty shooting of a black man agree bad choices led up to the man's death as he looked for help after a car crash. . . more
Fire crews walk on U.S. Highway 20 as a fire approaches near Clearlake, Calif., Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Cooler weather helped crews build a buffer Monday between a raging Northern California wildfire and some of the thousands of homes it threatened as it tore through drought-withered brush that hadn't burned in years. (AP Photo/Terry Chea)MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) As firefighters battled a massive Northern California wild land blaze threatening numerous homes, some of the 13,000 people urged to flee their residences were spending what may be just one of many nights in evacuation shelters. . . more
Police cruiser and taxi-cab collide in West PhiladelphiaAn officer, taxi driver and passenger were hurt after a police cruiser and cab collided in West Philadelphia. . . more
Authorities investigate Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Canton Miss. A man fatally shot a defendant waiting in a small courtyard outside a criminal courthouse in Mississippi on Monday morning, and a suspect is in custody, law enforcement officials said. The suspect has been arrested and is in jail, Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker said, but he declined to identify him or the victim. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)CANTON, Miss. (AP) A Mississippi man arrested for fatally shooting another man at a courthouse in a possible case of revenge was scheduled for a bail hearing Tuesday. . . more
This undated photo released by the Memphis Police Department shows Tremaine Wilbourn. The ex-con accused of killing Memphis, Tenn., Police Officer Sean Bolton, turned himself into federal authorities Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, after a two-day manhunt. (Memphis Police Department via AP)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The man accused of killing a Memphis police officer had a few words for the department's director when he turned himself in, ending a manhunt that dragged on for two days. . . more
FILE - This Sept. 3, 2014, file photo shows flowers blooming in front of the Salt Lake Temple, at Temple Square, in Salt Lake City. The Mormon church is taking another step in its push to be more transparent, and is releasing more historical documents that shed light on how Joseph Smith formed the religion. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says the volume being scheduled to be released at a news conference Wednesday in Salt Lake City is a printer's manuscript of the Book of Mormon. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Mormon church is taking another step in its push to be more transparent, and is releasing more historical documents that shed light on how Joseph Smith formed the religion. . . more
This undated composite sketch provided by the Kern County Sheriff's Office shows the suspect involved in the wounding of police officers in the Kelso Valley, Calif., area on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Authorities on Monday, Aug. 3, searched an area east of Bakersfield, Calif., as part of a six-day manhunt involving the wounding of the deputies. (Kern County Sheriff's Office via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) A manhunt linked to a killing, kidnapping and the wounding of two deputies is focused in a rugged, five-square-mile California area. . . more


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