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July 30, 2012

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1. COLORADO SHOOTING SUSPECT FACES ARRAIGNMENT

James Holmes, who's accused of killing 12 people in a suburban Denver movie theater, faces formal charges at 10:30 a.m., and legal analysts expect the case to be dominated by arguments over his sanity.

2. WHERE THE GOP PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IS TODAY

After courting Jewish donors in Jerusalem, Romney heads to Poland to meet with past and present officials. He'll also visit the site where the first shots were fired in World War II — Westerplatte Memorial — at 10:50 a.m.

3. U.S. AUDIT FINDS IRAQI POLICE TRAINING FAILED

Auditors conclude that more than $200 million was wasted on a program that Baghdad says was neither needed nor wanted.

4. HEY YOU! WATCH WHERE YOU'RE GOING

AP's Joan Lowy reports that injuries to smartphone-distracted walkers have more than quadrupled in the past seven years.

5. DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION GETS MARQUEE INVITE

Sources tell the AP's Julie Pace and Ken Thomas that Bill Clinton will make a prime-time speech in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 5, the night before Obama formally accepts the party nomination.

6. BLACKOUT IN INDIA AFFECTS TRANSIT, HOSPITALS

The electricity grid across northern India crashes, leaving 370 million people without power in one of the worst outages in more than a decade.

7. APPLE, SAMSUNG BEGIN LITIGATION

The two tech titans will square off in federal court beginning today in a closely watched trial over control of the U.S. smartphone and computer tablet markets.

8. BIRTHPLACE OF ARAB SPRING AT CROSSROADS

In Tunisia, the increasing boldness of ultraconservative Muslims known loosely as Salafis, want to turn this North African country of 10 million into a strict Islamic state.

9. CURTAIN DROPS ON HOLLYWOOD-THEMED STORE

Movie Star News amassed a staggering amount of film stills, posters and negatives over the past 73 years — including 1,500 prints of pin-up Bettie Page. But now its entire inventory has been sold to a Las Vegas collectibles company.

10. GYMANSTICS IN EARLY SPOTLIGHT AT LONDON GAMES

The U.S. men's gymnastics team, led by Danell Leyva, hits the mat at 8:30 a.m. looking to win its first team gold since 1984.

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  • Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

    An Army private convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday to living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

    The decision clears the way for official changes to Manning's military records, but does not compel the military to treat the soldier previously known as Bradley Edward Manning as a woman.

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  • First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

    To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to mine.

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  • In cuffs... 'Warlock' in West Virginia accused of sexual assault

    Police in West Virginia say a man claiming to be a “warlock” used promises of magical spells to lure children into committing sexual acts with him.

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  • The top 12 government programs ever

    Which federal programs and policies succeed in being cost-effective and targeting those who need them most? These two tests are obvious: After all, why would we spend taxpayers' money on a program that isn't worth what it costs or helps those who do not need help?

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  • Courthouse violence unpredictable despite security

    When Utah's new federal courthouse opened last week, it came with security improvements that are becoming standard around the country: separate entrances and elevators for judges, defendants and the public; bullet-resistant glass and paneling; and vehicle barricades to keep car bombs at bay.

    Even the design of the courtrooms, with plenty of sunlight and space, can help calm witnesses or defendants in high-stress cases, some judges believe.

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  • McCain 1 House Republicans are more active on Twitter than Democrats

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  • Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

    A 16-year-old boy scrambled over an airport fence, crossed a tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii — a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.

    The boy, who lives in Santa Clara, Calif., hopped out of the wheel well of a Boeing 767 on the Maui airport tarmac Sunday. Authorities found the high school student wandering the airport grounds with no identification. He was questioned by the FBI and taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he was found to be unharmed.

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