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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court and Missouri's governor denied petitions late Tuesday from an inmate who was set to become the first U.S. inmate put to death since a lethal injection went awry last month in Arizona. Michael Worthington, 43, raped and strangled a college...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court denied a stay of execution Tuesday from a Missouri man who was set to become the first U.S. inmate put to death since a lethal injection went awry last month in Arizona. Michael Worthington, 43, raped and strangled a female college student...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lawyers defending a Nevada trucking firm being sued for negligence in a fiery 2011 crash with an Amtrak train told jurors Tuesday that Union Pacific Railroad officials manipulated or destroyed evidence that would have proved a malfunctioning crossing gate and...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. government database of known or suspected terrorists doubled in size in recent years, according to newly released government figures. The growth is the result of intelligence agencies submitting names more often after a near-miss attack in 2009. There...
NEW YORK (AP) — A traffic accident involving two double-decker tour buses in the city's Theater District on Tuesday afternoon injured 13 people, three of them seriously. None of the injuries was believed to be life-threatening, the Fire Department of New York said. The accident...
NEW YORK (AP) — A traffic accident involving two double-decker tour buses in New York City's Theater District has injured 13 people, three of them seriously. The Fire Department of New York says none of the injuries in the crash is believed to be life-threatening. The accident...
DETROIT (AP) — A 9-year-old boy was repeatedly stabbed in the back by a 12-year-old boy at a playground, then ran screaming to his western Michigan home and collapsed bleeding on his porch, witnesses and police said Tuesday. Michael Conner Verkerke died at a hospital shortly...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service will soon have to tap into programs designed to prevent wildfires so that it can meet the expenses of fighting this summer's round of fires. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday that about $400 million to $500 million in...
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Overwhelmed by the arrival of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children, the state of Texas relaxed its standards for the shelters that house them, easing rules governing how much space each child needs and what kind of facilities they should have. In...