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Should the condemned suffer? Victim families torn
Randy Browning watched from behind the glass as Kimberly McCarthy slipped quietly into unconsciousness, snored briefly, then finally stopped breathing. It didn't matter to him that this woman - who'd brutally stabbed and mutilated his beloved godmother and mentor - was allowed a peaceful, painless death.... 7/28/2014 3:59 AM

Police investigate deaths of family of 5 in Maine
SACO, Maine (AP) -- Neighbors struggled to make sense of the shooting deaths of a family of five in which the father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly maintenance worker.... 7/28/2014 2:00 AM

Small plane crash on Fla. beach: 1 dead, 1 injured
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- A father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter critically injured Sunday while walking along a Florida beach when a small plane crash landed on the Gulf Coast only feet from the surf, authorities said.... 7/27/2014 11:07 PM

Man dies after lightning hits California beach
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A 20-year-old man died after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted a Southern California beach, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people, authorities said.... 7/28/2014 3:41 AM

Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says
NEW YORK (AP) -- When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.... 7/28/2014 12:04 AM

After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.... 7/28/2014 3:53 AM

Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia
BOONE, N.C. (AP) -- A second American aid worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus at the same hospital in Liberia where an American doctor became infected while helping to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease, a relief group official said Sunday.... 7/27/2014 8:40 PM

Official: Storms destroy E. Tenn. homes, no deaths
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Powerful storms that raked across several states in the eastern U.S. on Sunday destroyed at least 10 homes in Tennessee, but there were no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries, authorities said.... 7/28/2014 2:17 AM

Trial opening over video of Oklahoma City bombing
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.... 7/28/2014 3:39 AM

Flames from California wildfire claim 13 homes
PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) -- Wildfires burning near Northern California vineyards and in the Yosemite National Park area were threatening hundreds of homes even as crews worked to contain them.... 7/28/2014 3:46 AM