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Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

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CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. W... Full Story

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  • Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead
    Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a popular campground, ripping awnings from trailers an flipping RVs on their sides.

  • Transcript shows concerns during Arizona execution
    Transcript shows concerns during Arizona execution

    FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent — and unusual — request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn't seem to be working.

  • APNewsBreak: Gun law based on flawed estimate
    APNewsBreak: Gun law based on flawed estimate

    DENVER (AP) — A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was vastly overstated in a key budget report.

  • Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban
    Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban

    DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in some states — but the neighbors don't have to like it.

  • Anti-violence youth gunned down, but not silenced
    Anti-violence youth gunned down, but not silenced

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Dressed in jeans, a low-neck T-shirt and white sneakers, 19-year-old Ravon Jordan strode confidently to the podium to address the city council.

  • Execution offers evidence against lethal injection
    Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents said Thursday.

  • Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain
    Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain

    WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures.

  • Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor
    Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor

    DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are attempting to determine why a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own gun and wounded the patient had concerns about him.

  • Witness: Teen's plane didn't show obvious distress
    Witness: Teen's plane didn't show obvious distress

    PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — A man who saw a plane flown by an Indiana teen who was killed during an around-the-world flight attempt says the aircraft was flying low but didn't show any obvious signs of distress before diving into the ocean off American Samoa.

  • Man, 80, says he shot burglar after pregnancy plea
    Man, 80, says he shot burglar after pregnancy plea

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — An 80-year-old man who came home to find two burglars said he shot and killed one of them despite her pleas that she was pregnant, but it's the woman's alleged accomplice who has been arrested on suspicion of murder, police said.

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