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Arizona execution rekindles death penalty debate
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- The nation's third execution in six months to go awry rekindled the debate over the death penalty and handed potentially new evidence to those building a case against lethal injection as cruel and unusual punishment.... 7/24/2014 12:26 PM

How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry
Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through their bodies. The Associated Press had witnesses at the executions of the three inmates. A look at how each unfolded:... 7/24/2014 9:28 AM

Coast Guard: Wreckage of teen pilot's plane found
PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard says crews have found wreckage from an airplane piloted by an Indiana teenager who was killed when he crashed during an around-the-world flight.... 7/24/2014 2:04 PM

Mont. gov: Sen. in plagiarism row deserves respect
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Thursday he had no knowledge that Democratic Sen. John Walsh had plagiarized his master's thesis when he appointed the former lieutenant governor to the Senate in February.... 7/24/2014 1:15 PM

2 dead, dozens hurt after storm at Va. campground
CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) -- A fierce storm packing powerful winds, softball-sized hail and rain toppled dozens of trees and flipped recreational vehicles at a campground Thursday, killing two people and injuring more than two dozen, officials said.... 7/24/2014 1:48 PM

Dad charged after fallen dresser kills 2 toddlers
ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) -- The attorney for a Pennsylvania man charged with involuntary manslaughter after a dresser fell on his two toddler daughters says their deaths were a "tragic accident," not a crime.... 7/24/2014 2:11 PM

Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers
MIAMI (AP) -- Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180 per month.... 7/24/2014 1:39 PM

Mother, daughter die after Philly food truck blast
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A mother and teenage daughter have died of injuries they suffered in a fiery explosion inside their food truck earlier this month, authorities said Thursday.... 7/24/2014 12:41 PM

Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. science advisory report says a key lesson from Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident is that the nation's nuclear industry needs to focus more on the highly unlikely but super-serious worst case scenarios.... 7/24/2014 10:40 AM

Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.... 7/24/2014 1:37 PM