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Pennsylvania

Police: Philadelphia man, 34, charged in fatal hit-and-run

Police in Philadelphia say a 34-year-old man has been charged in a hit-and-run crash that left a 40-year-old mother dead and six other people injured, including her husband and young son.

CRIME

Pretrial motions heard for fifth officer in prisoner death

Pretrial motions are scheduled to begin for a Baltimore police officer facing criminal charges in the arrest and subsequent death of a young man black whose neck was broken in a police van.

Connecticut

Prominent Connecticut environmentalists found dead in home in possible double suicide

A prominent Connecticut couple, widely known for their environmental activism before global warming was thrust into the national spotlight, was found dead in their home Tuesday.

New York

The Latest: Bail set for 2 of 3 suspected NYC bank burglars

The Latest on arrest of three charged in two bank heists that netted about $5 million in cash, diamonds, jewelry, coins and baseball cards from safe deposit boxes (all times local): 7:30 p.m.

RELIGION

Court won't reinstate church official's conviction

The first U.S. church official convicted over his handling of priest abuse complaints could leave prison after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed his conviction was flawed.

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Southeast

Homicide

Florida dad kills baby, shoots son before killing himself

Sheriff's investigators say a man fatally shot his 1-year-old daughter and injured his 7-year-old son before killing himself during an argument with the children's mother along a South Florida road.

Homicide

Officials identify woman fatally shot on Alabama highway

Authorities have identified a woman who was shot and killed inside a moving car on an Alabama highway.

Drugs

Prosecutors: $3 million lottery winner bought, sold meth

A Georgia man who reportedly used part of his $3 million in lottery winnings to deal drugs has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and firearm charges.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott makes a statement at a news conference in response to a deadly shooting outside the Club Blu nightclub in Fort Myers, Fla., Monday, July 25, 2016. Police said the gunfire, which erupted at a swimsuit-themed party for teens, was not an act of terrorism. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

CRIME

Nightclub shooting latest for city seeing rise in violence

In the past year, there have been at least six shootings in the Fort Myers area, a place known more for its stunning Gulf beaches than for gun violence.

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MILITARY

Two South Carolina soldiers gunned down while protecting woman at bar

Two South Carolina soldiers were killed Sunday after trying to protect a woman at a bar that was being chased by the man charged in their deaths.

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Midwest

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Kansas

Kansas stepfather accused of abandoning infant in trash

Police in Lawrence, Kansas, say a 9-month-old girl's stepfather is accused of abandoning the infant in a trash bin earlier this month.

Police and Law Enforcement

Investigation finds Wisconsin police officer had sex on the job nearly 100 times

A Wisconsin police officer resigned after an internal investigation found he had sex nearly 100 times on duty.

Kansas

Kansas stepfather accused of abandoning infant in trash

Police in Lawrence, Kansas, say a 9-month-old girl's stepfather is accused of abandoning the infant in a trash bin earlier this month.

Ohio

The Latest: Sheriff: Remains are Ohio college student

The Latest on the killing of an Ohio college student (all times local): 5:15 p.m.

West Acres Mall property manager Chris Heaton, left, and Fargo Deputy Police Chief Joe Anderson talk in front of the Roger Maris Museum in Fargo, N.D., on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, while workers repair a display where an ornate belt was stolen from the mall early Tuesday. Maris, who grew up in Fargo, won the Hickok Belt in 1961 when he hit 61 home runs, a record at the time. The award has gone to the top professional athletes in the country. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)

North Dakota

Awards, including rare Hickok Belt, stolen from North Dakota museum

An ornate prize belt that has been awarded to some of America's top professional athletes was stolen early Tuesday from the Roger Maris Museum inside a North Dakota shopping mall.

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Southwest

Arizona

Arizona sheriff: 3 slain in possible murder-suicide

Authorities say the deaths of a mother and her two children whose bodies were found inside a home in suburban Phoenix could be a case murder-suicide.

FILE - This June 2015 photo provided by Linda Bilyeu shows her ex-husband Randy Bilyeu during a visit to northern New Mexico. The Colorado man disappeared in early January 2016 while searching for a $2 million cache of gold and jewels in northern New Mexico, and has been found dead in the wilderness west of Santa Fe, New Mexico. (Courtesy of Linda Bilyeu via AP, File)

New Mexico

Authorities ID remains in New Mexico wilderness as those of missing treasure hunter

A treasure hunter who disappeared this year while searching for an author's cache of gold and jewels in the New Mexico wilderness was confirmed dead by authorities Tuesday after his remains were ...

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Homicide

Authorities find bodies of mother, 2 children inside Arizona home

Authorities found the bodies of a mother and her two children inside a home in suburban Phoenix in what could be a case of murder-suicide, authorities said Tuesday.

Crime scene tape blocks the entrance to a home where multiple bodies were found, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Gilbert, Ariz. Sheriff's officials say multiple dead bodies have been found inside a home in an unincorporated area of Gilbert, east of Phoenix. There's no immediate word Tuesday on how many bodies or their ages or genders. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Arizona

The Latest: 3 slain in possible Arizona murder-suicide

The Latest on discovery of multiple bodies in a home in suburban Phoenix (all times local): 4:30 p.m.

US

Video: Inmate lunged at jail staff before strangulation

The Caddo County Sheriff's Office has released video of an April incident in which an Oklahoma inmate was restrained by jail staff and died of strangulation.

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West

VIDEO

46 people rescued from sinking ship off Alaskan coast

Coast Guard was notified by destress beacon, two nearby ships provided assistance

Karrie H. Andrews recovers items salvaged from the ruins of her home Tuesday, July 26, 2016, destroyed when the Sand fire swept through Santa Clarita, Calif. over the weekend. The fire destroyed 18 homes and authorities said that by Tuesday it had burned more than 37,000 acres, about 58 square miles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

DISASTERS

Dark smoke hangs over scenic stretch of California coast

A wildfire was fouling the summer season on a beloved and scenic stretch of the California coast, where smoke and the threat of flames forced the closure of state parks near Big Sur.

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2015 file photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force airmen wave at residents of Pagan island in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands after dropping a package to the islanders as part of Operation Christmas Drop. Community members and an environmental group on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, sued the U.S. Navy, the Department of Defense and the secretary of defense over a plan to turn two Pacific islands, including Pagan, into live-fire testing sites.  (Staff Sgt. Benjamin Gonsier/U.S. Air Force via AP)

Hawaii

US Navy sued over live-fire training plan in Pacific

Community members and an environmental group are suing the U.S. Navy over a plan to turn two Pacific islands into live-fire testing ranges.

Children's Health

4-year-old Southern California boy has prosthetic leg stolen at beach

A 4-year-old Southern California boy is in need of a new prosthetic leg after it was stolen from him during his first ever visit to the beach over the weekend.

US

Prosthetic leg stolen from boy, 4, at California beach

A 4-year-old Southern California boy visiting the beach for the first time had his prosthetic leg stolen but hundreds of people have reached out to help him replace the limb.

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