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Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

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PHOENIX (AP) — A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episod... Full Story

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  • Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began
    Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    PHOENIX (AP) — A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.

  • Some lethal injection problems in US executions

    Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide. Those include delays in finding suitable veins, needles becoming clogged or disengaged, and reactions from inmates who appeared to be uder stress.

  • Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record
    Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

    PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) — His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan.

  • Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis
    Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Sen. John Walsh of Montana said Wednesday his failure to attribute conclusions and verbatim passages lifted from other scholars' work in his thesis to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College was an unintentional mistake caused in part by post-traumatic stress disoder.

  • Funeral held for man who died in NY police custody
    Funeral held for man who died in NY police custody

    NEW YORK (AP) — An overflow crowd packed a church and sang songs on Wednesday at the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.

  • Fire season in West expected to get more intense
    Fire season in West expected to get more intense

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.

  • Nazi war suspect, 89, dies as extradition OK'd
    Nazi war suspect, 89, dies as extradition OK'd

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect died in custody hours before a U.S. ruling Wednesday that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial.

  • Document: Man tied to gun said 'bomber' his friend
    Document: Man tied to gun said 'bomber' his friend

    BOSTON (AP) — Details emerged Wednesday on another friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who may have been linked to events surrounding the deadly attack, this one a high school classmate tied to a gun used to kill a university policeman during a manhunt for Tsarnaev and his bother.

  • Michigan governor's campaign met with ambivalence
    Michigan governor's campaign met with ambivalence

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has accomplished much of what he set out to do when he was elected four years ago. He's logged improvements in the state's economic health, presided over the creation of 250,000 private-sector jobs and confronted many of Detroit's worsening financial roblems.

  • Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders
    Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the "outsider" arguments they've used to reach this point in a race that will help determine who controls the Senate for the final years of the bama administration.

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