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Arizona execution renews debate over methods
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.... 7/26/2014 2:53 PM

Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short
WAYNESBORO, Ga. (AP) -- The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money and revive the once promising energy source.... 7/26/2014 11:03 AM

Widow: Man who died in NYPD custody wasn't violent
NEW YORK (AP) -- The widow of a New York City man who died this month in a videotaped confrontation with New York City police demanded justice on Saturday, saying the victim wasn't asking for trouble.... 7/26/2014 3:40 PM

At 50, Upward Bound still opens pathway to college
Nervous but determined, the 15-year-old boy walked into a conference room in Columbus, Ohio, for a fateful interview. If it went well, perhaps he'd have a chance to be the first member of his impoverished family to attend college.... 7/26/2014 11:48 AM

Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia police are identifying the three children killed by carjackers who crashed into their sidewalk fruit stand and then fled.... 7/26/2014 3:32 PM

Gifts-for-favors trial set for ex-governor, wife
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, his reputation already tarnished and his political future destroyed by a gifts-for-favors scandal, faces the possibility of an even greater loss when his trial on federal corruption charges begins Monday.... 7/26/2014 12:18 PM

Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.... 7/26/2014 3:34 AM

Son: Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno told his son the day after his firing that he hadn't informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky may be a child molester because he was unsure whether they were true, Jay Paterno writes in a new book.... 7/26/2014 10:53 AM

Fast food workers vow civil disobedience
VILLA PARK, Ill. (AP) -- Fast food workers from across the country have voted in suburban Chicago to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation by including civil disobedience.... 7/26/2014 3:07 PM

2 guns found at hospital shooting suspect's home
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities found two more guns at the home of a man suspected of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist in suburban Philadelphia before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back.... 7/26/2014 2:48 PM