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Doctor fired back at gunman in hospital attack
DARBY, Pa. (AP) -- A doctor who was grazed by gunfire from a patient in his office at a suburban hospital on Thursday helped stop him by apparently returning fire with his own weapon and severely injuring him, but not before a caseworker was killed, authorities said.... 7/24/2014 6:53 PM

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.... 7/24/2014 6:20 PM

Arizona execution: Lawyer said inmate not in pain
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- As a condemned murderer gasped for more than 90 minutes in the death chamber, a judge convened an urgent hearing in which a state lawyer assured him that the inmate was comatose and not feeling any pain.... 7/24/2014 3:59 PM

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 and flipping RVs on their sides.... 7/24/2014 6:53 PM

Witness: Teen's plane didn't show obvious distress
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) -- A man who saw a plane flown by a teen killed during an around-the-world flight says the aircraft was flying low but didn't show any obvious signs of distress before diving into the ocean.... 7/24/2014 7:06 PM

Man says he shot burglar who said she was pregnant
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- An 80-year-old man says he shot and killed a fleeing woman whom he had caught burglarizing his home, despite her plea that she was pregnant.... 7/24/2014 7:09 PM

Ohio State marching band chief fired after probe
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday after determining he ignored a "sexualized" culture of rituals including students being pressured to march in their underwear and participate in sexually themed stunts.... 7/24/2014 6:47 PM

Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance
MIAMI (AP) -- Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five.... 7/24/2014 6:43 PM

Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded
DETROIT (AP) -- A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court Thursday.... 7/24/2014 3:53 PM

Walsh campaign: Senator won't withdraw from race
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid allegations he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and the governor who appointed him to the Senate earlier this year.... 7/24/2014 5:08 PM