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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 2:25 AM

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.... 7/24/2014 2:20 AM

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 under stress. Some examples:... 7/23/2014 11:50 PM

Family: Teen pilot who crashed in ocean knew risks
PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) -- Haris Suleman knew that flying around the world carried risks. But like adventurers before him, the 17-year-old Indiana pilot also believed dreams weren't achieved without taking chances.... 7/24/2014 1:40 AM

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 disorder.... 7/23/2014 8:13 PM

Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- For the first time in more than 30 years, paleontologists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of late Pleistocene fossils: The bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.... 7/24/2014 2:22 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 2:12 AM

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.... 7/23/2014 7:13 PM

Prayers for man who died in NY police custody
NEW YORK (AP) -- Gospel music mixed with cries of grief at a Brooklyn church filled to overflowing with mourners for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold, and his family was scheduled to meet with federal prosecutors in efforts to get a civil rights probe of his death.... 7/24/2014 2:07 AM

JFK returns to old look in new collectors' coins
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) -- President John F. Kennedy is getting his old look back on new collectors' coins.... 7/24/2014 1:30 AM