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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 9:28 AM

Midazolam is common thread in 3 lengthy executions
Arizona used a two-drug protocol for Wednesday's execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, who had been sentenced to die for the 1989 deaths of a former girlfriend and her father.... 7/24/2014 8:13 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:... 7/24/2014 3:39 AM

Virginia police: 2 dead after storm at campground
CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) -- A fierce storm packing powerful winds and rain toppled trees and flipped campers Thursday at a Virginia campground Thursday, killing at least two people and sending at least 20 more to hospitals, officials said.... 7/24/2014 11:43 AM

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 pilot from Indiana also believed dreams aren't achieved without taking chances.... 7/24/2014 8:56 AM

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 11:10 AM

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 5:36 AM

Slow North Dakota city fire alert raises concern
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) -- A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency manager and residents said, after authorities failed to alert the public for more than six hours when a facility storing toxic chemicals exploded.... 7/24/2014 10:06 AM

Colorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits
DENVER (AP) -- For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry.... 7/24/2014 11:45 AM