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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 execution takes nearly 2 hours
PHOENIX (AP) -- A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S.... 7/24/2014 3:33 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

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 so far is below expectations
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Widespread drought across the West had forecasters expecting an above-average wildfire season this summer, which so far has not lived up to expectations.... 7/24/2014 3:14 AM

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

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 3:21 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