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PHOENIX (AP) — The state of Arizona has eliminated its use of the sedative midazolam as one of the drugs it relies on in carrying out executions. Lawyers for the state said in a court filing Friday that its current supply of midazolam expired on May 31 and that Arizona's sources...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Organizers expect big crowds and authorities plan tight security for Cincinnati's parade and festival events celebrating Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. Organizers expect attendance to top last year's estimated 90,000 people when the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Herr, the author and Oscar-nominated screenplay writer who viscerally documented the ravages of the Vietnam War through his classic nonfiction novel "Dispatches" and through such films as "Apocalypse Now" and "Full Metal Jacket," died after a long illness...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Buffalo police are investigating an allegation that Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane physically harassed two women at a downtown Buffalo bar. The person spoke on the condition of...
MONT VERNON, N.H. (AP) — A year ago and far away from his hometown in New Hampshire, Alex Haas was fighting for his life after suffering burns to over 90 percent of his body at a water park party in Taiwan. A flammable, colored powder was sprayed from a stage onto the audience...
DETROIT (AP) — Flint children under the age of 6 had significantly higher blood-lead levels after the city switched its water source in 2014 to save money, according to a report released Friday by U.S. disease experts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's report said...
HONOLULU (AP) — As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists and policy makers are moving ahead with plans for action to save the world's imperiled reefs. "We are not ready to write the obituary for coral reefs," James Cook University...
BOSTON (AP) — Some things seem to capture the public perception of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger's life: a sterling silver "psycho killer" skull ring, a rat-shaped pencil holder, a stack of books about the Mafia. But others tell of a mundane, domestic life in hiding with his...
CHICAGO (AP) — "Star Wars" creator George Lucas announced Friday that he has abandoned plans to build his art museum in Chicago, blaming delays over a lawsuit from a parks group opposed to development along the city's prized lakefront. The filmmaker said in a statement he would...