Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead
CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) -- Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a popular campground, ripping awnings from trailers and flipping RVs on their sides....
Transcript shows concerns during Arizona execution
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent - and unusual - request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn't seem to be working....
APNewsBreak: Gun law based on flawed estimate
DENVER (AP) -- A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was vastly overstated in a key budget report....
Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban
DENVER (AP) -- Pot may be legal in some states - but the neighbors don't have to like it....
Anti-violence youth gunned down, but not silenced
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Dressed in jeans, a low-neck T-shirt and white sneakers, 19-year-old Ravon Jordan strode confidently to the podium to address the city council....
President Obama signed an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers, with no exemption for those with religious affiliation. The act will leave in place exemptions that religious contractors currently have. Religious leaders had urged him to follow the example of the Senate bill and adopt a broad exemption for federal contractors, exempting religiously affiliated groups from the rules altogether.
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