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Jury keeps death penalty as possibility for Colorado movie gunman Holmes

Accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes listens during his arraignment in CentennialCENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - James Holmes, the gunman in the Colorado movie massacre, could face the death penalty after jurors found on Monday that aggravating factors in the case counted for more than mitigating ones such as mental illness.



Search intensifies for suspected killer of Memphis police officer

By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - The hunt for a man suspected of fatally shooting a policeman in Memphis intensified on Monday with law enforcement intent on capturing one of the most wanted men in Tennessee. Tremaine Wilbourn is suspected of shooting Officer Sean Bolton, 33, multiple times during a scuffle after the officer pulled up to a parked car and apparently interrupted a drug deal, Memphis police said. "We are exhausting all available resources," said police spokesman Louis Brownlee.


Oklahoma brothers plead not guilty to killing five family members

Combo of booking photos of Michael and Robert Bever in Oklahoma CityTwo Oklahoma brothers accused of murdering their parents and three siblings pleaded not guilty on Monday in a Tulsa County court, an official said. Robert Bever, 18, and Michael Bever, 16, were charged as adults, each with five counts of first-degree murder and assault and battery with intent to kill, the court official said. Neither the brothers nor the public defenders representing them commented after the arraignment, the Tulsa World reported.



Prosecutors: New Jersey woman fatally beat family dog, bragged about it

Prosecutors: New Jersey woman fatally beat family dog, bragged about itA woman has been arrested on charges she used a shovel and claw hammer to fatally beat her family's dog, then bragged about it, authorities said.



Former President Jimmy Carter undergoes liver operation

File photo of former U.S. president Carter speaking at the American Museum of Natural History in New YorkATLANTA (AP) ? Former President Jimmy Carter is expected to make a full recovery after having an operation Monday to remove a small mass in his liver, according to a spokeswoman.



Coroner: Ohio motorist shot by cop had bottle of fragrance

In this undated photo provided by the DuBose family, Samuel DuBose poses for a photo. DuBose was shot and killed by former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing during a traffic stop on July 19. Tensing has been indicted on a murder charge. (Courtesy of DuBose family via AP)CINCINNATI (AP) ? A coroner says a bottle held up by a motorist before he was shot by a University of Cincinnati police officer apparently contained a fragrance, not alcohol.



UN states set goal to end poverty, hunger in next 15 years

UNITED NATIONS (AP) ? The 193 member states of the United Nations have reached agreement on a new development agenda for the next 15 years that calls for eradicating poverty and hunger, achieving gender equality, improving living standards and taking urgent action to combat climate change.


Hitchhiking robot's cross-country trip in US ends in Philly

Hitchhiking robot's cross-country trip in US ends in PhillyA hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide met its demise in Philadelphia.



Suspect in blast near NAACP office pleads guilty to arson

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) ? A man who set off a small explosion near the NAACP office in Colorado Springs pleaded guilty Monday to arson under an agreement with prosecutors, saying he was not targeting the nation's oldest civil rights organization.


Officer's killing occurred near area with history of crime

This undated photo released by the Memphis Police Department shows Tremaine Wilbourn. According to authorities, Wilbourn is a suspect in the fatal shooting of Memphis Police Officer Sean Bolton during a traffic stop, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (Memphis Police Department via AP)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) ? Residents along a street where a police officer was gunned down said their block has been for years a quiet oasis amid the troubled neighborhood around them, where gunshots cut through the night and people are afraid to go outside after dark.