• Navy Adm. William McRaven, the commander of the Pentagon's secretive U.S. Special Operations Command, will become the next chancellor of the University of Texas system later this year after retiring from the military, university officials said.
• Deval Patrick, the Democratic governor of Massachusetts, signed a bill that allows police to disperse protesters substantially impeding access to an abortion clinic and which goes into effect after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a state law that established a protest-free, 35-foot "buffer zone" at clinic entrances.
• John Nienstedt, the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, said in a column in the archdiocese newspaper that he will not resign, despite criticism over how the archdiocese handled sex-abuse claims involving priests.
• Robert Hamilton of Indianapolis won two $1 million lottery prizes in the past three months and now plans to buy a motorcycle after using his first prize to pay debts, buy a home and invest in his business.
• Freddy Shelby, 30, an Albuquerque, N.M., man who was discovered naked and sleeping in a couple's bedroom and who told officers he thought he was at his girlfriend's house, was charged with breaking and entering.
• Michael James Pascal, 46, of Park City, Utah, a former airline pilot, was sentenced to more than two years in prison for groping a 14-year-old girl in the seat next to him during a flight while he was off duty.
• Kenneth Lee Brown, 49, was charged with enticing a child for indecent purposes, among other charges, and fired as a sheriff's deputy in Bibb County, Ga., over accusations of soliciting a 14-year-old girl for sex.
• Jules Stenson and Neil Wallis, both former senior journalists at Rupert Murdoch's now-defunct News of the World tabloid, were charged in Britain with conspiring to hack phones between 2003 and 2007.
• Freddie Glenn, who raped and killed Karen Elisa Grammer, actor Kelsey Grammer's sister, nearly 40 years ago and is serving a life sentence in Colorado, was denied parole after the Frasier star testified against Glenn's release.
• Josiah Beringer caught a rare calico lobster that's bright orange with dark blue spots in New Hampshire's Hampton Harbor and has donated the 1.5-pound, 5-year-old male crustacean to the Explore the Ocean World Oceanarium in Hampton.
A Section on 07/31/2014
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