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ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court late Thursday said Alabama could execute an inmate convicted of killing a convenience store clerk, a decision handed down after a whirlwind of legal fillings and two court-ordered delays. Justices twice paused the execution as attorneys...
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court late Thursday temporarily paused Alabama's plans to execute a man convicted of killing a convenience store clerk, after defense lawyers argued that a judge unfairly imposed the death penalty after a jury recommended life in prison. The...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An unarmed black motorist struggled with an Iowa officer and a police dog before the officer shot the driver when he tried to get away, paralyzing him, dashcam video released Thursday shows. The man rushed to his pickup truck and got back inside, then...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump plans to add another wealthy business person and elite donor to his Cabinet, saying he would nominate fast-food executive Andrew Puzder as labor secretary. Puzder heads CKE Restaurants Holdings, the parent company of Carl's Jr.,...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Ghost Ship is now gone. But there's The Salt Lick, the Death Trap and other communal collectives where artists are holding emergency meetings behind locked metal doors. Oakland has long been hospitable to an underground art scene that flourished in its...
NEW YORK (AP) — A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago. In most of the years since World War II, life expectancy in the U.S. has inched up, thanks to medical advances,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95. Glenn died at the...
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — As Iraqi forces advanced toward the al-Salam hospital in Mosul earlier this week, encountering only light resistance from Islamic State fighters, commanders decided to seize the facility instead of sweeping the neighborhoods along the road leading to it. A few...
BOSTON (AP) — A federally backed effort to stem the rise of homegrown extremists is underway in Massachusetts, nearly three years after the White House announced the initiative on the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured hundreds...