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Oklahoma governor: No executions without new rules

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — New procedures to improve Oklahoma's execution process must be implemented before the state resumes putting prisoners to death by lethal injection, Gov. Mary Fallin said after investigators presented their findings about an April case in which the inmate writhed and moaned on the gurney.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 September 2014

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Comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014

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Surgery on ailing Great Dane yields 43 ½ socks

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable and retching when its owners rushed him to a northwest Portland emergency animal hospital.

It was something he ate!

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014

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An anti-bullying crusade calls for you to speak up

NEW YORK (AP) — Are you ready to speak up against bullying?

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014

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AP source: US to investigate Ferguson police

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department plans to open a wide-ranging investigation into the practices of the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department following the shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb, a person briefed on the matter said Wednesday night.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014

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Family says slain reporter gave voice to voiceless

PINECREST, Fla. (AP) — The family of a journalist slain by Islamic State militants says Steven Sotloff dedicated his life to portraying the suffering of people in war zones, but was "no hero."

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014

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More trouble at Nashville youth detention center

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A violent disturbance involving 28 teens and injuring two staff members broke out Wednesday night at a Nashville juvenile detention center — the same facility where dozens of detainees escaped from the yard just two nights earlier.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014

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Cobra loose in Los Angeles suburb can be deadly

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Southern California animal control officers hunted Wednesday for a highly venomous cobra that bit a dog and then slithered off into a suburban Los Angeles neighborhood.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014

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