Arizona's McCain: Execution was torture
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.
Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands
CHICAGO (AP) — Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than tw years.
Feds 'closely monitoring' NY police custody death
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday the Justice Department is "closely monitoring" New York City's investigation into the death of a man who was placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer arresting him on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes.
Police still investigating after burglar killed
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors were waiting Friday for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an alley, the district attorney's office said.
Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 10-month-old Kansas girl died after being strapped for more than two hours inside a sweltering car, and police arrested a foster parent who said he'd forgotten about her until something on TV jogged his memory, an official said Friday.
Carjacked SUV hits crowd, killing 3 young siblings
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men carjacked a woman at gunpoint but soon sped out of control, killing three children Friday as they plowed into a group selling fruit to raise money for their church, Philadelphia police said.
Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.
Judge says Texas man innocent in rape
DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison should be exonerated based on recent DNA testing he did not request, a judge recommended Friday.
AP source: Former AG subpoenaed in McDonnell trial
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is a possible witness in the upcoming corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Friday.
Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others
MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — A psychiatrist's patient ranted about a gun ban at a suburban medical complex before opening fire there, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.
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