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Challenges, drug shortages, mark US executions

Robert Hungerford, of Phoenix, prays as he and a group of about a dozen death penalty opponents protest the possible execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood at the state prison in Florence, Ariz.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, State Prisons, US News, US Supreme Court, Ohio

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Ohio woman gets 32 years in forced labor case

Jessica Hunt, 33, was convicted in March of forced labor, conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and conspiracy to illegally obtain prescription drugs.


Related Topix: Federal Prisons


Police seek man who refused tuberculosis treatment

A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S. The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor's office, the prison director, lawyers and judges ... (more)


Related Topix: United States Army War College, Federal Prisons, Weather, Tornado, Natural Disasters


Obama weighs sending guard troops to border

The Obama administration, after initially resisting the idea, is weighing whether to deploy National Guard troops to the southern border to help address a surge of migrant youth from Central America, many of them unaccompanied, a White House official told CNN.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, World News, Central America, El Salvador, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat


U.S. Border Official Pulls Gun On Boy Scout

A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent recently pulled a gun on a central Iowa Boy Scout troop that was trying to cross from Canada into Alaska, suggesting that at least one United States border is secure.


KMPH-TV Fresno

Suspected Nazi guard's death a blow to prosecutors

A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency manager and residents said, after authorities failed to alert the public for more than... A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency manager and ... (more)


Related Topix: Ohio, Federal Prisons

Stars and Stripes

Long odds for justice in Malaysia jet disaster

The wreckage scene is compromised, key evidence may have disappeared altogether and political complexities could block an international court from hearing the case.


Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Netherlands, World News,

Cybercast News Service

Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US

Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform

Wed Jul 23, 2014


Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

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. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m., one hour and 57 minutes after the execution ... (more)


Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, Death Penalty, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Governors, Jan Brewer

Cybercast News Service

Some lethal injection problems in US executions

Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, US Politics, Ted Strickland, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ohio, US Governors

Suspected Nazi war criminal dies before hearing

A suspected Nazi war criminal died in Philadelphia overnight Tuesday, just hours before a U.S. court ruling cleared the way for him to be extradited to Germany to face trial.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Thomas Jefferson University


Montana senator accused of plagiarizing thesis

Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages taken word-for-word from previously published papers.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus

Northern Michigan News

Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes

When Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the deployment of up to 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border he was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Joaquin Castro, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Texas Government, Texas, US National Guard, US Military, Rick Perry, US Governors


9/11 Commission: 'Terrorism not going away'

America's longest war. Much more National Security Agency surveillance. An alphabet soup of new government departments and agencies.


Related Topix: Terrorism


Gay Porn Star Arrested at LAX After Attempt to Smuggle Meth in Anus

British gay porn star Bruno Knight used some of the skills he's picked up in the adult film industry which led to his arrest at Los Angeles Airport on June 16 for trying to traffic samples of crystal meth from the U.S. to the U.K. via his anus.


Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Metropolitan Detention Center, Los Angeles, Drug Enforcement Administration, Drugs

Evening Sun

Venezuelan conspiracy theories a threat to critics

Roderick Navarro was in class when he got the news that a high-ranking minister had accused him of plotting to assassinate Venezuela's president.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory, Hugo Chavez, World News, Venezuela, University of North Carolina Charlotte

KVII-TV Amarillo

Texas-based drug ring leader gets nearly 23 years

Prosecutors say the leader of a Texas-based drug ring that supplied at least eight other states has been sentenced to nearly 23 years in federal prison.


Related Topix: Drugs, Texas, Federal Prisons, January

ABC News

Chinese Woman in Seed Corn Case Released on Bond

A Chinese woman charged as part of what federal prosecutors say was a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed corn companies is free on bond after a judge said she is a flight risk but can be closely monitored until trial.


Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Fresno Bee

After 3-year probe, feds to monitor Newark police

The report is the culmination of a three-year investigation begun months after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint.


Related Topix: US News

Daily World

Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to proceed

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an Arizona execution to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs in the country.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Violent Crime, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Death Penalty