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Musical in park draws noise complaints, but police chief says he's 'not giving Shrek a ticket'
A musical being performed in a New Hampshire park has drawn some noise complaints, but the deputy police chief says he's "not giving Shrek a ticket." "Shrek the Musical" is enjoying a summer run in the seacoast city of Portsmouth, but some neighbors want the volume turned down.

Officials cite marijuana as reason for rise in Denver homeless
Officials at Denver homeless shelters say the legalization of marijuana has contributed to an increase in the number of younger people living on the city's streets.

Ohio State University plans to name task force to study reforms after band director's firing
Ohio State University says a task force will be formed to help bring changes after the firing of its celebrated marching band's director amid allegations he ignored rampant sexual harassment.

Lengthy Arizona execution rekindles debate over appropriate death penalty methods
A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for government to humanely kill condemned criminals.

Widow says man who died in NYC police custody was quiet but is 'making a lot of noise now'
The widow of a man who died in New York City police custody after apparently being placed in a chokehold says he wasn't violent.

Investigators have 'number' of unanswered questions in disappearance, return of New Hampshire teen
Since 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez returned home last week, her photo has been taken off the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's website. The missing-person posters that hung in her hometown for nine months are now scrawled with "Found." Her mother says she and her family are "the happiest people on earth."

New Hampshire teen's sudden return after 9 months missing leaves more questions than answers
Since her return last week to her New Hampshire home, 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez has been removed from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's website, and missing-person posters around her hometown have now been scrawled with "Found." But investigators are left with questions about how and why she vanished nine months ago after leaving her high school and who may have helped conceal her.

Autopsy shows burglary suspect shot by 80-year-old homeowner wasn't pregnant despite plea
An autopsy found that a burglary suspect who was killed by an 80-year-old California suspect was not pregnant, despite claiming to be before the fatal shots were fired. 

Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky, son says
Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno told his son the day after his firing that he hadn't informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky may be a child molester because he was unsure whether they were true, Jay Paterno writes in a new book.

US shutters embassy in Libya, evacuates staff to Tunisia as security deteriorates in Tripoli
The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.

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