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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....
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Nissan expands recall prompted by faulty air bag
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry....
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Incubator farms nurture agriculture entrepreneurs
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) -- A physicist from Armenia, a juice-maker from Bermuda and a Burmese sushi chef are crafting new careers in agriculture under a program that applies the business incubator model to farming....
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Key dates in ex-Virginia governor corruption case
A look at some of the key events in the corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. McDonnell served as governor from January 2010 to January 2014....
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Carjackers on run after crash that killed 3 kids
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000....
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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....
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Ohio State to form task force after band scandal
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State University says a task force will be formed to help bring changes after the firing of its celebrated marching band's director amid allegations he ignored rampant sexual harassment....
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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....
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FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions....
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California trying to cut water, but is it working?
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When Gov. Jerry Brown called on everyone from residents to businesses in California to curb water usage by 20 percent, he told state government to lead by example....
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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....
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California can't say if it's meeting drought goal
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter showers while campers at some popular parks can't take them at all....
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Widow: Man who died in NYPD custody wasn't violent
NEW YORK (AP) -- The widow of a man who died in New York City police custody after apparently being placed in a chokehold says he wasn't violent....
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Questions linger after missing teen returns home
NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) -- Since 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez returned home last week, her photo has been taken off the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's website. The missing-person posters that hung in her hometown for nine months are now scrawled with "Found." Her mother says she and her family are "the happiest people on earth."...
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Hospital shooting suspect had history of violence
MEDIA, Pa. (AP) -- A psychiatric patient who killed his caseworker - and grazed his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back - has a lengthy history of gun arrests, violence and mental health problems, authorities said....
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