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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked the state of Mississippi from using two drugs in executions, shutting down the death penalty in the state for now. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate issued a temporary restraining order saying Mississippi...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked the state of Mississippi from using two drugs in executions. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday saying Mississippi officials cannot use pentobarbital or midazolam, two...
PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy with a handgun held several students and a teacher hostage in a West Virginia high school classroom Tuesday afternoon before he let them go after negotiations and surrendered, State Police said. No injuries were reported. State Police Lt...
PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) — The latest in the arrest of a suspect after a report of a gun at a West Virginia high school (all times local): 5:20 p.m.: West Virginia State Police say a 14-year-old boy held several students and a teacher hostage in a high school classroom before he let...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials in Los Angeles County are adopting a get-tough tactic to deter men from soliciting sex from girls who are forced into prostitution — charging them with crimes that could mean prison time and registration as a sex offender. Targeting "johns," or...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — In what's been a violent year in St. Louis, a common theme has emerged: The gun used in any given crime was probably stolen. The city is on pace for around 200 homicides in 2015, the most in 20 years. Meanwhile, reports of gun thefts are up nearly 70 percent,...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 10-year-old boy found safe after more than a day alone in remote eastern Utah backcountry said Tuesday he remembered the survival skills his father taught him and curled up between rocks still warm from the sun to survive the cold mountain night. "It was...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the cheating website after hackers released personal and detailed information of millions of users, including financial data and sexual proclivities. The lawsuits were filed between...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge approved a $225 million deal Tuesday between Gov. Chris Christie's administration and ExxonMobil over dozens of polluted sites and nearly 2,000 retail gas stations. Superior Court Judge Michael Hogan ruled that while the deal is much less...