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US executions: New troubles could resonate in upcoming case

2 hours 36 min ago
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Is unorthodox the same as cruel and unusual punishment?...
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Critics question top US prosecutor's style after blunt words

2 hours 36 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With two dust-ups in a week, first with a judge in Hawaii and another with leaders of the nation's largest and most powerful police department, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sounds to some more like the conservative senator from Alabama he once was rather than the top prosecutor he is today....
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UAE's battle-hardened military expands into Africa, Mideast

2 hours 36 min ago
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates is better known for its skyscrapers and pampered luxuries, but its small size belies a quiet expansion of its battle-hardened military into Africa and elsewhere in the Middle East....
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Hacker threatens to release stolen copies of Netflix series

2 hours 36 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black," and is demanding that the video streaming service pay an unspecified ransom to prevent all the new episodes from being prematurely released online....
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Methodist court ruling a blow for openly lesbian bishop

2 hours 36 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- The first openly lesbian bishop in the United Methodist Church can stay on the job for now, but she is subject to a disciplinary review that could lead to her removal, the top church court ruled Friday....
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Correspondents' dinner lacks glitter without Trump

2 hours 36 min ago
The annual dinner of the White House Correspondents' Association is taking place without its traditional star....
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Witnessing death: AP reporters describe problem executions

Fri, 2017-04-28 23:53
The sedative midazolam is supposed to prevent condemned prisoners from suffering while they die, but opponents say several problematic executions involving the drug are evidence that it does not work consistently. They raised new concerns after an execution Thursday in Arkansas left the prisoner convulsing and pressing against his restraints....
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The Latest: Steelers pick hometown cancer survivor Conner

Fri, 2017-04-28 23:53
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the NFL draft (all times Eastern):...
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Focus turns to senator with doctor guilty of Medicare fraud

Fri, 2017-04-28 17:53
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez....
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Writhing and gasping: AP reporters view problem executions

Fri, 2017-04-28 17:53
The sedative midazolam is supposed to prevent condemned prisoners from suffering while they die, but opponents say several problematic executions involving the drug are evidence that it does not work consistently. They raised new concerns after an execution Thursday in Arkansas left the prisoner convulsing and pressing against his restraints....
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The Latest: Trump delivers campaign-like speech to NRA crowd

Fri, 2017-04-28 14:53
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Latest on the NRA's annual convention (all times local):...
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Trump's tweets cooling _ and the impact is fading a bit

Fri, 2017-04-28 14:53
NEW YORK (AP) -- They are the 140-character bursts that helped define the first 100 days of the Trump presidency....
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Trump signs order aimed at opening Arctic drilling

Fri, 2017-04-28 14:53
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Working to dismantle his predecessor's environmental legacy, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday aimed at expanding oil drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans....
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Florida boy among 5 students hit by car has died

Fri, 2017-04-28 14:53
MIAMI (AP) -- A Florida sheriff's deputy was sleeping Thursday afternoon when his 11-year-old daughter called and asked him to pick her up at her school bus stop. Seconds later, she started screaming into the phone, "Dad, help me, help me!"...
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Self-described psychic sentenced to 8 years in prison

Fri, 2017-04-28 14:53
PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- A self-described psychic who scammed more than $1 million in cash and valuables from a dozen people she promised to protect from "dark forces" has been sentenced to eight years in prison....
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Trump to address NRA, raise money for key Congress race

Fri, 2017-04-28 11:53
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump will become the first sitting president to address a National Rifle Association convention in more than 30 years when he speaks Friday at the group's annual meeting....
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Warren 'troubled' by report of Wall Street-paid Obama speech

Fri, 2017-04-28 11:53
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she's "troubled" by reports that former President Barack Obama will be paid $400,000 to speak at a September health care conference put on by Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald....
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US economic growth weakened to 0.7 percent in first quarter

Fri, 2017-04-28 11:53
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy turned in the weakest performance in three years in the January-March quarter as consumers sharply slowed their spending. The result underscores the challenge facing President Donald Trump in achieving his ambitious economic growth targets....
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UK jury convicts doctor of performing unnecessary surgeries

Fri, 2017-04-28 11:53
LONDON (AP) -- A prominent breast surgeon whose victims accused him of playing God with their lives faces a life sentence after a jury convicted him Friday of carrying out unnecessary operations that maimed some of his victims for life....
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'Apartheid' furor comes amid 50 years of Israeli occupation

Fri, 2017-04-28 11:53
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Labeling Israel's treatment of Palestinians as "apartheid" is like flinging a burning match into spilled gasoline - so combustible are the passions on both sides....
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