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3 shot, 1 killed, gunman sought on Sacramento college campus

Police say three people have been shot and one of them has died in a parking lot next to a baseball field on the campus of Sacramento City College.

Police to examine video in death of Illinois officer

Authorities have recovered video that they hope will provide significant help to detectives searching for three men wanted in the fatal shooting of an Illinois police officer, the lead investigator said Thursday.

Cop fabricated claim that gunman shot at his cruiser

An officer fabricated a claim a gunman fired at his cruiser before it crashed into a tree and caught on fire, police officials said Thursday.

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US Muslims hope new billboards reclaim Islam’s message

Dozens of billboards with Muslim themes are sprouting nationwide, proclaiming what organizers say is the true message of Islam and its prophet, Muhammad: peace and justice, not extremism and violent jihad.

Royals believe chickenpox cases limited to 2 players

The AL Central-leading Royals are confident no other players will come down with chickenpox after reliever Kelvin Herrera and left-fielder Alex Rios were diagnosed last weekend.

Ayatollah: No nuclear deal unless sanctions lifted

Iran’s supreme leader said Thursday “there will be no deal” if world powers insist on suspending rather than lifting sanctions as part of a landmark nuclear agreement, and said it is up to Iran’s parliament, and not him, to approve or reject it.

Guatemalan Congress accepts president's resignation

Guatemala’s Congress on Thursday unanimously accepted the resignation of President Otto Perez Molina amid a fraud probe that has shaken the country’s political establishment just days ahead of national elections. Vice President Alejandro Maldonado, who only recently took office after his predecessor resigned in the same kickback scandal, was sworn in the country’s new leader.

Washington high court rules against Backpage.com

The website Backpage.com may not be immune from state liability law and a lawsuit filed by three young girls who said they were sold as prostitutes on the website can proceed to trial, the Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Some North Carolina officials refuse to perform marriages

More than 30 magistrates in North Carolina have refused to perform weddings since a law went into effect allowing officials to refrain from conducting marriage-related activities.

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Kentucky clerks to license marriages as their boss is jailed

A defiant county clerk went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but five of her deputies agreed to comply with the law, ending a two-month church-state standoff in Rowan County, Kentucky.

Democratic support piles up for Iran nuclear deal in Senate

Now a done deal, the Iran nuclear agreement gained critical backing from three more Democratic senators Thursday, boosting White House hopes of blocking a disapproval resolution in the Senate so the president wouldn’t have to veto it.

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Movie Review: 'We Are Your Friends' an entertaining musical romp

Part electronic dance music tutorial and part love letter to Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, "We Are Your Friends" is a surprisingly accessible and sweet story of a group of friends standing on the cusp of adulthood with big ambition and little direction.

Book Review: Prosecutor Bell Elkins returns in 'Last Ragged Breath'

"Last Ragged Breath" (Minotaur Books), by Julia Keller

Each of us has a story that defines us as an individual. Maybe it's the truths and lies we tell ourselves about ourselves, our reputation or our work. Sometimes that tale is all we have — and it can be worth everything.

Stocks gain as European central bank says it’s ready to act

U.S. stocks moved slightly higher Thursday as markets calmed after a recent bout of turmoil.

Why today’s US jobs report could affect Americans’ finances

With the Federal Reserve edging into the spotlight, today’s jobs report for August could trigger eventual changes in Americans’ financial lives.

Chamois man indicted for making meth and having 2 bombs

A Chamois man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for manufacturing methamphetamine and for possessing two bombs.

Our Opinion: Retirement, project timetables diverge

In his more than 33 years as a Jefferson City department director, Bill Lockwood consistently has taken the high road.

Missouri advocate alleging priest abuse gets $40,000

A Missouri advocate who claims he was sexually abused by a priest as a teenager says the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City gave him $40,000.

3 jailed after drug deal turns to robbery

Two men and a woman — all Jefferson City residents — have been charged in connection with a Tuesday night robbery in Binder Park over a drug deal gone bad.

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Implementing municipal court reform not major effort locally

The law changing Missouri municipal court operations went into effect last Friday, and some courts — especially in the St. Louis area — already are seeing changes.

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