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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

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

Storm slams Virginia campground; 2 dead
CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) -- The sky turned black and cellphones pinged with emergency messages. Moments later, a fierce storm tore through a sprawling, carnival-like campground Thursday, snapping dozens of trees and flipping over RVs.... 7/24/2014 3:36 PM

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 4:03 PM

Ohio State marching band director fired
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday amid allegations he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues," some involving rituals where students were pressured to march in their underwear or participate in sexually themed stunts.... 7/24/2014 3:46 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

Mont. gov: Sen. in plagiarism row deserves respect
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Thursday he had no knowledge that Sen. John Walsh had plagiarized his master's thesis when he appointed the former lieutenant governor to the Senate in February, and that he continues to support the Democrat's candidacy in 2014.... 7/24/2014 3:05 PM

Shooting at hospital near Philadelphia injures 3
DARBY, Pa. (AP) -- Police in suburban Philadelphia are investigating a shooting at a hospital campus that may have left as many as three people injured and say a suspect is in custody.... 7/24/2014 3:55 PM

Dad charged after fallen dresser kills 2 toddlers
ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) -- The father of two toddlers who died after a dresser fell on them is facing involuntary manslaughter charges because he heard a crash and didn't immediately check on his daughters, a prosecutor said Thursday.... 7/24/2014 2:35 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