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Family recalls loving nature of Seattle mom killed by police
SEATTLE (AP) -- Charleena Lyles loved to sing and dance. She adored her four children. She always smiled, even when facing obstacles....

Top scholars rise above gang violence in suburban NY town
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) -- Their senior year began with sadness and horror. Two fellow students at Brentwood High School were beaten to death in the street. The corpses of three more were discovered in secluded spots - all victims of suspected gang violence....

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday night blocked parole for Charles Manson follower and convicted killer Bruce Davis....

AP sources: Military to seek delay on transgender enlistees
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday....

Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5 million
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The $1.5 million awarded this week to the parents of Michael Brown is the latest of several large settlements involving killings of black people by police, but it's far from the largest....

Work to move giant sequoia draws curious Idaho onlookers
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Workers in Idaho prepared to inflate rolling tubes beneath a massive sequoia that grew over more than a century from a seed sent by naturalist John Muir. Then, they wrestled the tree up a ramp to street level Friday....

Utah evacuees watched flames draw closer, smoke get thicker
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A wildfire menacing a southern Utah ski town for nearly a week flared again, doubling in size for the second night in a row and torching more homes after residents fled the flames, officials said Friday....

Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment
WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) -- Authorities say a Texas woman told investigators that she left her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son in the hot car where they died last month to teach the girl a lesson, and that they didn't lock themselves in, as she initially said....

Microphone cut after Mormon girl reveals she's gay at church
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian before her microphone is turned off by local church leaders is sparking a new round of discussions about how the religion handles LGBT issues....

Police: UPS shooter in San Francisco armed with stolen guns
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A San Francisco UPS driver who killed three colleagues in a shooting rampage at a company warehouse was armed with two stolen guns and appeared to target his victims, police said Friday....

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Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

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