Arizona execution takes nearly 2 hours
PHOENIX (AP) -- A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S....
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Iraq: Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which 52 prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, officials said....
Israeli border towns empty, adjust to new threats
NIR AM, Israel (AP) -- With deadly fighting raging next door in the Gaza Strip, southern Israeli towns along the border have turned into mini army bases as most residents have fled....
Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade amid U.S. efforts to reach a cease-fire....
Suspected Nazi guard's death a blow to prosecutors
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- German efforts to prosecute aging war criminals suffered a setback this week with the death of a retired Philadelphia toolmaker who had long been in the crosshairs of Nazi hunters....
Ex-prison guard convicted of lying to marshals
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A former Pennsylvania prison guard has been found guilty of lying to U.S. marshals about his brother's whereabouts....
Police: Gunfire injures 4 men standing on porch
NORTH BRADDOCK, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities near Pittsburgh say four men were injured by gunfire in what might have been retaliation for an earlier shooting....
Mother arrested after boy, 11, reports beating
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities in suburban Philadelphia say an injured 11-year-old boy walked into a community policing center to report his mother had severely beaten him for not doing chores....
More than 500 migrant kids sent to Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- More than 500 migrant children among the tens of thousands who have flooded the southern U.S. border are being housed in Pennsylvania, attracting a visit from some members of Congress and at least one tea-party protest....
Toddler dies after falling off boat in Pa. lake
HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a toddler drowned in a central Pennsylvania lake after falling off a boat....
Ohio veteran cited for ducks hopes for law change
COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) -- An Army veteran who says his pet ducks help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder is now hoping for a change in the Ohio village law that prohibits him from keeping the animals in his backyard....
4 traffic judges convicted in ticket-fixing case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Four ousted traffic court judges in Philadelphia have been convicted of lying to authorities but cleared of most charges in a sweeping ticket-fixing case....
Pa. racetrack employee pleads guilty in horse case
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania racetrack employee has acknowledged reporting false workout times for horses in exchange for cash....
July 31 is earlier deadline in elk license drawing
BENEZETTE, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission says July 31 is the deadline for hunters to enter the lottery to receive one of 108 elk licenses to be issued this year....
A Florida jury handed down a $23.6 billion verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. The lawsuit was filed in Pensacola, Florida, by Cynthia Robinson, the widow of a smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996. In addition to the $23.6 billion in punitive damages, the jury awarded Robinson $16.8 million in compensatory damages.
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