May 2, 2014 RSS feed / Nation/World

Drugs in botched Oklahoma execution leaked from IV

OKLAHOMA CITY   Some of the three drugs used in a botched Oklahoma execution this week never made it into the death row inmate’s system because a vein in his groin that collapsed wasn’t noticed until 21 minutes after the execution st More...

Military sex assault claims up 50 percent

WASHINGTON   Reports of sexual assaults by members of the military rose 50 percent after the Pentagon began a vigorous campaign to get more victims to come forward, prompting defense officials to order a greater focus on prevention programs, inc More...

Florida jail explosion kills 2, injures 100

PENSACOLA, Fla.   An explosion rocked a jail in the Florida Panhandle late Wednesday, killing two people, injuring more than 100, and causing the building to partially collapse, according to a county spokeswoman.  More...

Botched execution could renew 'cruel' challenges

COLUMBUS, Ohio   The botched execution of an Oklahoma inmate is certain to fire up the debate over what constitutes cruel and unusual punishment — the phrase written into the U.S. More...

Man dies of heart attack after botched execution

MCALESTER, Okla.   Oklahoma prison officials halted an inmate’s execution on Tuesday after a new drug combination left the man writhing and clenching his teeth on the gurney, before he later died of a heart attack.  More...

Clooney becomes engaged to lawyer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Looks like George Clooney owes Michelle Pfeiffer a lot of money.  The 52-year-old actor — Hollywood’s most determined bachelor, famous for a litany of fleeting loves — has taken himself off the romantic More...

In N.C., an unusual challenge to gay marriage ban

CHARLOTTE, N.C.   A coalition of clergy members is challenging North Carolina’s constitutional ban on gay marriage with an unusual approach in a federal lawsuit: They say it violates their religious freedom.  More...

Tornadoes tear through South, add to death toll

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Congress returns to work to do the bare minimum

WASHINGTON   Congress gets back to work Monday after a twoweek vacation, and it’s looking like lawmakers will do what they do best: the bare minimum.  Forget immigration, a tax overhaul, stiffer gun checks. More...

Tornadoes kill 16 in Arkansas, 1 in Oklahoma

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NBC taps Meyers as Emmys host

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seth Meyers will take his late-night act to prime time as the next host of the Emmy Awards.  NBC, home to Meyers in his long stint on “Saturday Night Live” and his new latenight talk show, announced late Thur More...

Feds propose e-cigarette regulations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.  More...

Vermont moves toward labeling GMO foods

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers have passed the country’s first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between powerful lobbyists for the behemoth U.S. More...

FCC veering from internet neutrality

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the socalled “last mile” connection to people’s homes, but e More...

Safe investments year’s top performers

NEW YORK (AP) — Financial markets rarely stick to the script, and this year is no different.  Investments traditionally considered safe bets such as utilities, gold and government bonds were supposed to flop in 2014 as investors started to More...

GOP activists push party to support gay marriage

LAS VEGAS   As bans against gay marriage crumble and public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly, some Republicans are pushing the party to drop its opposition to samesex unions, part of a broader campaign to get the GOP to appeal to younger vote More...

Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

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Teen OK after riding in wheel well of Hawaii jet

HONOLULU   Officials say a 16-year-old boy is “lucky to be alive” and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane’s wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.  More...

High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

WASHINGTON   Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-b More...

Most agree with scientists on smoking, fewer buy Big Bang, evolution, warming

WASHINGTON   Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. More...