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Arizona execution: Lawyer said inmate not in pain
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor's office, the prison director, lawyers and judges as the inmate gasped for more than 90 minutes....
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2 women convicted of deadly OC nightclub beating
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Two women were convicted Thursday of kicking a third woman to death during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub....
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Ohio woman gets 32 years in forced labor case
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio woman convicted along with her boyfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in their home for nearly two years through intimidation, threats and abuse was sentenced Thursday to 32 years in federal prison, the U.S. attorney's office said....
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2 women guilty in California nightclub beating
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- A California jury has convicted two women of kicking a third woman to death during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub....
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Witness: Teen's plane didn't show obvious distress
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) -- A man who saw a plane flown by an Indiana teen who was killed during an around-the-world flight attempt says the aircraft was flying low but didn't show any obvious signs of distress before diving into the ocean off American Samoa....
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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....
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Investigators release sketch in missing teen case
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire teenager who returned home this week nine months after vanishing on her way home from school has provided investigators with a description of the man she says drove her away that day....
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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....
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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....
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UN urges quick implementation of CAR cease-fire
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council on Thursday called on Muslim and Christian factions battling in Central African Republic to immediately implement a cease-fire agreement they signed this week....
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Questions surround DC gun arrest of poultry exec
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A South Carolina pork-and-poultry executive was charged after police say he tried to enter a congressional office building in Washington with a loaded handgun....
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Growing influx of musk oxen prompts Alaska hunt
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A growing influx of musk oxen in the old gold rush town of Nome has prompted Alaska wildlife officials to open a subsistence hunt early for the large shaggy animals, which have trampled dogs and created traffic hazards....
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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....
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Man held after wild car-theft spree near Denver
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) -- A man wielding a rifle and a handgun hijacked a car, burst through a garage door in a stolen SUV and tried to commandeer two state-owned dump trucks before a deputy wrestled him to the pavement on a highway west of Denver, authorities said....
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Judge: James Holmes sanity exam can be recorded
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- A psychiatrist will be allowed to video-record the second sanity evaluation of the man charged with a mass killing in a Colorado movie theater, despite his lawyer's objections, a judge ruled Thursday....
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