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Pope joining gallery of murals on Philadelphia buildings

Philadelphia boasts a large and colorful cast of characters painted on buildings across the city — and now Pope Francis will join the crowd.

Guns, training gun found where police say sheriff shot woman

Investigators recovered multiple guns as well as a fake training gun from the empty model home where police said a Georgia sheriff shot and critically wounded a woman, according to law enforcement documents.

Judge: No juror misconduct in Ga. peanut trial convictions

A federal judge Thursday refused to throw out criminal convictions in a salmonella outbreak traced to a Georgia peanut plant after the court investigated defense attorneys’ claims of jury misconduct.

Croatian dilemma: Oil in the Adriatic, or tourism

Peter Fries has been coming to Croatia for years after falling in love with its pristine coastline, fresh seafood, mellow wine and friendly hosts.

Dalai Lama urges Aung San Suu Kyi to help Rohingya Muslims

The Dalai Lama has urged Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s pro-democracy icon and a fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate, to speak out to protect her country’s persecuted Rohingya Muslims amid a human trafficking crisis, a newspaper reported Thursday.

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Indians scramble for heat relief, but many still must work

Eating onions, lying in the shade and splashing into rivers, Indians were doing whatever they could Thursday to stay cool during a brutal heat wave that has killed more than 1,400 in the past month.

Is rent out of reach? Study shows how 11 cities stack up

Renters are on the rise in America’s biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study released Thursday.

Tours on USS Arizona Memorial suspended after ship hits dock

Tours on the USS Arizona Memorial have been suspended indefinitely after a vessel struck and damaged the structure’s dock Wednesday, the National Park Service said.

Man ordered tried for role in Missouri shooting death

A man has been ordered to stand trial for his role in a southeastern Missouri shooting death.

Former St. Louis office manager gets prison time for fraud

A St. Louis woman has been ordered to spend a year and a day in federal prison for stealing $107,000 from her employer while she served as office manager.

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National Spelling Bee ends in tie for 2nd year in a row

They couldn't be rattled. They couldn't be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Thursday's MLB Capsules

Games played on May 28, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Eduardo Rodriguez threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings to become the youngest Red Sox starter to win in his major league debut on the road since 1967, and Boston beat the Rangers 5-1 to spoil Josh Hamilton's first home game back in Texas on Thursday night.

Two injured in one-car wreck

Two women were injured in a one-vehicle accident at 12:30 a.m. Thursday on Leatherman Road south of Leatherman Lane in Morgan County.

Mother gets 18 years for killing 8-year-old son in NYC hotel

A self-made health care millionaire who fatally drugged her developmentally disabled child five years ago in a luxury New York City hotel room was sentenced on Thursday to 18 years in prison by a judge who said he disbelieved much of her defense and scolded her for not showing remorse.

Greece could use 'Zambia' option as progress on deal unclear

Greece and rescue lenders remained at odds over whether the two sides are close to a breakthrough in negotiations, as the International Monetary Fund confirmed Thursday that Athens had the right to ask for "bundled" repayments next month.

FCC head unveils proposal to narrow ‘digital divide’

The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access.

Thursday's Golf Capsules

Games played on May 28, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Rory McIlroy shot a season-worst 9-over 80 on Thursday in the Irish Open to fall 13 strokes behind the first-round leaders.

Psychiatrist: Colorado shooter ‘knew what he was doing’

A state-appointed psychiatrist who examined James Holmes two years after his attack on a Colorado movie theater said Thursday that “whatever he suffered from” that night, he knew what he was doing.

Two people rescued from Osage River

Authorities rescued two people from the water on Thursday afternoon after their canoe capsized on the Osage River near St. Thomas.

Civilians get new authority in Cleveland police settlement

Cleveland’s settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice on reforming the city’s troubled police department calls for civilians to play influential roles in investigating police misconduct and establishing policies and procedures.

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