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Judge to decide if ex-California lawmaker's trial proceeds

08/02/2015 01:37 PM PDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Sen. Ron Calderon strolled into the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas two years ago primed for another weekend of fun. 
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Man accused of decapitating wife leaves hospital for jail
08/02/2015 12:52 PM PDT - PHOENIX (AP) — A man accused of decapitating his wife and their pet dogs before mutilating himself has gone from a hospital bed to a jail cell. Full Story

Boy, 3, found in lake after boat-watching trip with dad
08/02/2015 12:07 PM PDT - MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say the body of an autistic 3-year-old boy was pulled from a lake in central Georgia after a frantic search for the missing child. Full Story

Explosions shock congregants at 2 New Mexico churches
08/02/2015 12:57 PM PDT - LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A pair of small explosions just 20 minutes and a few miles apart shocked congregants at two churches in southern New Mexico. Full Story

Baltimore sees 11 shot, 2 fatally, over the weekend
08/02/2015 11:43 AM PDT - BALTIMORE (AP) — Fresh off its deadliest month in 43 years, Baltimore saw 11 people shot — and two of them killed — in the first two days of August. Full Story

Memphis police say 1 person of interest in custody in connection with fatal officer shooting
08/02/2015 10:52 AM PDT - MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis police say 1 person of interest in custody in connection with fatal officer shooting. Full Story

Coast Guard chopper makes emergency landing on golf course
08/02/2015 10:33 AM PDT - NEW YORK (AP) — A Coast Guard helicopter had to make an emergency landing on the grounds of New York golf course because of smoke and fumes in the cockpit. Full Story

Limousine, 2 other vehicles crash near LA; 11 people injured
08/02/2015 09:22 AM PDT - SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Five people are in critical condition after a crash involving a limousine and two other cars in Southern California. Full Story

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How will Jon Stewart say goodbye?

Plus, 'Bachelor in Paradise' gets the party started in Mexico and 'Top Model,' 'Project Runway' kick off new seasons 
J.J. Abrams broke his back filming 'Star Wars'

The 'Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens' director reveals to Jon Stewart how the Millennium Falcon door that injured Harrison Ford on set also broke Abrams' back.