Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began
PHOENIX (AP) -- 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....
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40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) -- Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind....
Casualty numbers raise questions about Gaza war
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Shopkeepers say they were sitting outside their shuttered businesses Wednesday, catching a break from being cooped up during wartime, when an Israeli missile struck a nearby mosque, killing a truck driver and wounding 45 people....
US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to more than 700 Palestinians and 34 Israelis....
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....
Nazi war suspect, 89, dies as extradition OK'd
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- 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....
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....
The U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. Circuit ruled the government cannot give tax credits or subsidies to anyone buying coverage on the health insurance marketplace run by federal authorities. The case revolves around four words in the Affordable Care Act, which says the tax credits are available to people who enroll through an exchange "established by the state." The IRS interpreted the law to include both federal and state exchanges, without Congressional approval.
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