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Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes ... Full Story

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  • Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution
    Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, anautopsy report released Thursday says.

  • Texas abuzz about possible Perry-Cruz 2016 battle
    Texas abuzz about possible Perry-Cruz 2016 battle

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two Texans, one White House. Is the 2016 Republican campaign trail big enough?

  • High school buddies followed similar path to jihad

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The two high school buddies loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends. They both converted to Islam in early adulthood. And both were recruited by terror groups to leave the United States and die for jihadist causes.

  • Woman unearths past of forgotten Indian cemetery
    Woman unearths past of forgotten Indian cemetery

    WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history beneath them.

  • University bets $10 million on poor city's kids
    University bets $10 million on poor city's kids

    READING, Pa. (AP) — On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students' attention to the banners hanging on the wall. Syracuse. Temple. Brown. Penn State. All of them brought back by former students who bucked the odds and went to college.

  • Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years
    Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism.

  • APNewsBreak: Buffett heir buys Rosa Parks archive
    APNewsBreak: Buffett heir buys Rosa Parks archive

    DETROIT (AP) — Hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks and have been sitting unseen for years in a New York warehouse were sold to a foundation run by the son of billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett, the younger Buffett said Thursday.

  • California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.

  • Q&A: Few laws govern children at shooting range
    Q&A: Few laws govern children at shooting range

    A 39-year-old firing-range instructor was killed Monday while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an Uzi submachine gun. Charles Vacca's death at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills, Arizona, has raised questions about allowing young children access to such weapons at firing ranges.

  • Syrian charged in plot against troops is now in US

    PHOENIX (AP) — A Syrian man has been extradited to Arizona to face charges that he supplied components of improvised explosive devices to a jihadist group in Iraq that mounted attacks against the U.S. military.

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