• Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater. A federal background check came back clean, the pawn shop said, with no red...

  • True-crime author Ann Rule dies at age 83

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    SEATTLE (AP) — True-crime writer Ann Rule signed a contract to write a book about an unknown Seattle serial killer six months before he was identified as her co-worker Ted Bundy, who shared the night shift at Seattle's Crisis Clinic. The woman credited by her publisher with...

  • Boy Scouts of America to allow gay adult leaders

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that has embroiled the Boy Scouts for years, takes effect...

  • Police: Body believed to be missing California girl found

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A body believed to be a missing 8-year-old girl was found Monday inside a dumpster at a complex in Northern California where she was last seen riding her scooter and a 15-year-old boy has been detained in the case, police said. Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin...

  • Bobby Brown 'completely numb' after death of daughter

    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — R&B singer Bobby Brown said Monday that his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was "an angel" and that the family must find a way to honor her memory. Bobbi Kristina, the daughter of singer Whitney Houston, died Sunday in hospice care, six months after she was found...

  • 'Aggressive' search underway for 2 teens on fishing trip

    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The Coast Guard searched "aggressively" off the Florida coast and friends combed the shoreline Monday for any sign of two teenage fishermen, described as experienced boaters, who went missing three days earlier after setting out for the Bahamas on a stormy...

  • Boy Scouts of America end total ban on gay adults

    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that has embroiled the Boy Scouts for years, takes...

  • Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal 'ridiculous,' 'sad'

    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran "ridiculous if it weren't so sad." Standing before television cameras during a trip...

  • Cardinals add likely first-ever female coach to a NFL team's staff

    CBS Sports
    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

        On Monday, the Arizona Cardinals did something that no other NFL team in the history of the league has done before. The Cardinals are believed to be the first team to add a female coach to their staff. Jen Welter, 37, will join the Cardinals coaching staff for the...

  • Amnesty: Mexico bodies report highlights 'shocking' crisis

    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The discovery of 129 bodies in clandestine graves during months of searching for 43 missing students highlights a crisis of disappearances in Mexico, Amnesty International said Monday. The international human rights watchdog called the situation troubling not only...

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