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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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  • Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

    A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

    Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.

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  • State Unemployment [Duplicate] Unemployment fell in March WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment r

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  • Improved outlook for health law WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults. Nonetheless, Obama's announceme

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  • U.S. puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely. In a surprise announcement Friday as Was

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  • Chelsea Clinton [Duplicate] Title of new book:'Hard Choices' WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called "Hard Choices," a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama's secretary of state while she consid

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  • Why do wolves howl?

    Of all the myths that dog the wolf, none is more widely accepted than the idea that wolves howl at the moon. Images of wolves with their heads upturned, singing at the night sky, are as unquestioned as a goldfish's three-second memory or a dog's color-blindness (both also myths).

    April 18, 2014

  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

    U.S. Circuit Judge Jerome Holmes is seen as the swing vote on the three-judge panel that heard the Oklahoma appeal and a similar case from Utah last week.

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  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

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  • Eyewitness testimony no longer a gold standard

    The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant.

    The problem is that decades of studies show eyewitness testimony is only right about half the time — a reality that has prompted a small vanguard of police chiefs, courts and lawmakers to toughen laws governing the handling of eyewitnesses and their accounts of crimes.

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