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Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

Thu Jul 24, 2014

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Full Story

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Donald Trump: Contempt for America won't help Ukraine relations

Tue Jul 22, 2014

President Donald Trump would have handled United States-Ukraine relations differently, garnering the respect America deserves, the politically outspoken business mogul said on WTOP Tuesday. Full Story

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NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Some of the hottest tickets in town -- to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game -- were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts to make big money by fraudulently buying tickets and reselling them, prosecutors said Wednesday. Full Story

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Police custody death tests 'Broken Windows' tactic

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Eric Garner, who died in police custody last week after he was put in an apparent chokehold, was suspected of committing the relatively minor crime of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes on the street. Full Story

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Nazi war suspect, 89, dies as extradition OK'd

Thu Jul 24, 2014

An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect died in custody hours before a U.S. ruling Wednesday that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial. Full Story

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HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S. Full Story

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Ten things to know for Tuesday

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday. Full Story

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Real estate heir charged for urinating on candy

Wed Jul 23, 2014

A New York City real estate heir who admitted killing his neighbor a decade ago in Texas is facing a new charge in Houston that accuses him of urinating on candy at a drug store. Full Story

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Reactions to the death of James Garner

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Tom Selleck, who early in his career guest-starred on Garner's series "The Rockford Files." Full Story

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Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach

Thu Jul 24, 2014

It isn't a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald's locations. Full Story

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Document: Man tied to gun said 'bomber' his friend

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Details emerged Wednesday on another friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who may have been linked to events surrounding the deadly attack, this one a high school classmate tied to a gun used to kill a university policeman during a manhunt for Tsarnaev and his brother. Full Story

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Family: Teen pilot who crashed in ocean knew risks

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The family of an Indiana teenager who crashed in the Pacific Ocean during an around-the-world flight says he knew the risks and had prepared for them. Full Story

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Police probe other attacks after transients killed

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Three teenagers accused of fatally beating two homeless men beyond recognition with cinder blocks, bricks and a metal fence pole may have been terrorizing transients around Albuquerque for months, police said Monday. Full Story

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Southwest flight from Baltimore makes emergency landing

Wed Jul 23, 2014

A Southwest airlines plane from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport airport made an emergency landing in Columbus, Ohio after the pilots received a warning about smoke in the front cargo hold. Full Story

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Police probe other attacks after transients killed

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Three teenagers accused of fatally beating two homeless men beyond recognition with cinder blocks, bricks and a metal fence pole may have been terrorizing transients around Albuquerque for months, police said Monday. Full Story

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Southwest flight from Baltimore makes emergency landing

Wed Jul 23, 2014

A Southwest airlines plane from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport airport made an emergency landing in Columbus, Ohio after the pilots received a warning about smoke in the front cargo hold. Full Story

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Fire season in West expected to get more intense

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer. Full Story