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A glance at some of the recent executions around the globe

As Arkansas moved ahead Thursday with plans to execute a fourth inmate in eight days, The Associated Press checked into executions during the same period in other countries where the...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 15:33

$11.7 million heist biggest in Paraguay's history

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — The gang that blasted into an armored company's vault this week got away with $11.72 million in cash — the biggest heist in Paraguay's history, prosecutors...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 15:29

3 Arkansas execution drugs used for surgery, cardiac cases

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' execution protocol includes three drugs, two of which are used in surgery and one that benefits cardiac patients. A look at the drugs: ___...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 15:28

Coast Guard suspends use of injured animals to train medics

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard medics have stopped using military contractors who intentionally injure sedated animals so that medics can practice treating combat wounds. Spokeswoman Lisa Novak said...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 15:23

Nebraska beer stores near reservation may have to close

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Four Nebraska beer stores that sell millions of cans annually near a South Dakota Indian reservation plagued by alcoholism may have to close, at least temporarily,...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 15:22

Hundreds rally in Berkeley after Coulter talk canceled

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Berkeley, known as the home of the free speech movement, was under heavy police watch on Thursday as hundreds of people waving American flags and chanting...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 15:21

California says oceans could rise higher than thought

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New climate-change findings mean the Pacific Ocean off California may rise higher, and storms and high tides hit harder, than previously thought, officials said. The state's...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 15:20

The Latest: Federal panel won't block Arkansas execution

VARNER, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas' effort to execute a fourth inmate before its supply of a lethal injection drug expires on Sunday (all times local): 5:15 p.m...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 15:16

How a proposed soda tax in Santa Fe would affect consumers

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Residents of Santa Fe, N.M., are considering a new tax on sugary sodas and other sweetened beverages to boost access to pre-kindergarten. The tax is...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 15:10

Minnesota appeals court rejects bid to move officer's trial

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has rejected moving the manslaughter trial of a police officer charged in the fatal shooting of a black motorist. Attorneys...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 15:08

The Latest: Far-right protesters don masks in Berkeley

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Ann Coulter's canceled appearance at UC Berkeley (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Hundreds of far-right protesters, some dressed in goggles, gas masks and...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 15:07

Dominican diplomat pleads guilty, cooperating in UN case

NEW YORK (AP) — A suspended diplomat from the Dominican Republic has pleaded guilty in New York to new charges in a United Nations bribery scheme, revealing himself as a...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 15:00

Storms leave damage as they move across Deep South

Storms moving through the Deep South Thursday left damage in southeastern Alabama after flooding caused a death in North Carolina earlier in the week. Trees are on top of houses...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 14:57

Guitarist sues to stop use of Jefferson Starship band name

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A founding member of Jefferson Starship is suing to stop some of his former bandmates from using the band's name for upcoming performances and merchandise. Guitarist...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 14:56

Review: In 'Casting JonBenet,' reliving a tabloid sensation

Yesterday's media circus is today's documentary. It has, recently, seemed like all the stories that once dominated our tabloids are now cramming our screens. O.J. Simpson, Anthony Weiner, Amanda Knox...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 14:54

Explosive armed robbery is Paraguay's biggest heist

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Paraguayan prosecutors say the gang that blasted into an armored company vault this week got away with $11.72 million in cash — the biggest heist in...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 14:53

Trump signs order creating accountability office at VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday created an office at the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve accountability and protect whistleblowers, calling it a "bold step forward." Trump,...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 14:52

Correction: Immunity-Q&A story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a March 31 story about the process for receiving immunity, The Associated Press in one location erroneously identified Robert Kelner as the attorney for President Donald...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 14:50

Still no verdict in eye doctor's $105M Medicare fraud case

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A federal jury in South Florida still doesn't have a verdict after two days of deliberations in the Medicare fraud trial of a prominent...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 14:47

The Latest: Beer stores near reservation may have to close

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on state regulators' efforts to close four beer stores in Whiteclay, Nebraska, near the officially dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (all times local): ___...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 14:46

No charges over sexual misconduct claims at boarding school

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say former faculty and staff members accused of sexual misconduct at the prestigious Choate Rosemary Hall boarding school can't be charged because too...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 14:45

No dump here: Posh public bathroom pops up, with music, art

NEW YORK (AP) — In a park amid skyscrapers, a gem has emerged: a posh public bathroom that cost nearly $300,000, complete with freshly delivered flowers, imported tiles, classical music...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 14:44

Pentagon joins intensifying probe of former Trump aide Flynn

WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigations intensified into President Donald Trump's ousted national security adviser, Michael Flynn, on Thursday as the Pentagon watchdog joined lawmakers in probing payments he accepted from foreign...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 14:40

HGTV hosts: Show is '100 percent positive' about Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The hosts of a new HGTV show say their program "Home Town" is shining a positive light on their home state. Erin and Ben Napier live...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 14:35

Feds: Tribe-owned online lenders collected on invalid debts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators sued four online lenders for collecting consumer debts they weren't legally owed, an area that is a prime source of consumer complaints. The Consumer Financial...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 14:35

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