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VARNER, Ark. (AP) — The nation's first double execution in 16 years raised a new issue involving transparency and the death penalty: Should witnesses be allowed to hear what goes on in the death chamber? A lawyer who watched Monday's executions in Arkansas said he saw an inmate...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The highest court in the United Methodist Church considered Tuesday whether to invalidate the election of the denomination's first openly gay bishop, amid a struggle to avoid schism over the Bible and same-sex relationships. The challenge was filed last year...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is poised to join a growing list of states that are making it a crime to attack aircraft with lasers, which endanger pilots and passengers. Legislation approved Tuesday by the state Senate would make it a five-year felony to intentionally shine a...
U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat or prevent cancer. The Food and Drug Administration says these products , mostly sold on websites and social media, can be harmful, waste money and...
HONOLULU (AP) — A California couple on their honeymoon and two people who drank a homemade herbal beverage are among the rising number of victims in Hawaii falling ill with a potentially deadly brain parasite. After the newlyweds' plight with rat lungworm disease recently got...
SEATTLE (AP) — Soggy Seattle has broken another rainfall record. The city measured 44.7 inches (114 centimeters) of rain between October and April, making it the wettest such period since records began in 1895, the National Weather Service in Seattle said. It marks the second...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — White extremists, almost by nature, are seldom good at working together. Creating consensus among white nationalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen and the like is akin to herding rattlesnakes, given the caustic personalities often involved. Members...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies — and animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just might work. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia aims to give the...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa authorities have arrested former "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules, alleging that he fled the scene of a deadly traffic accident. The Iowa State Patrol reports that a pickup truck rear-ended a tractor on a highway in Buchanan County on Monday night,...