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Nebraska executes first inmate using fentanyl

Nebraska has carried out its first execution in more than two decades by lethal injection of four drugs in a never-before-tried combination, including the powerful opioid fentanyl

Stormy Daniels' lawyer appears in Houston…

The attorney taking on President Donald Trump over his alleged affair with an adult film actress has appeared in Houston immigration court to try to secure the release of a 9-year-old boy from Guatemala

What Is Tribalism?

Tribalism can be seen as liberals vs. conservatives in today's political climate. But when you take politics out of it, the meaning is much deeper.

Indiana animal shelter accused of freezing kittens to death

Authorities in southern Indiana are investigating allegations that an animal shelter has been freezing kittens to death

Report identifies more than 1,000 victims of…

A Pennsylvania grand jury says its investigation of clergy sexual abuse identified more than 1,000 child victims

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42-year-old Utah father dies fighting California…

A Utah firefighter who died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history was a 42-year-old man from a Salt Lake City suburb who leaves behind a wife and young son

Firefighter Dies Battling Largest Fire In…

He's the first person to die from the Mendocino Complex fire.

Florida candidate accused of faking diploma drops out

A Republican candidate for the Florida Legislature who falsely claimed she had a college degree is dropping out of her race

The Latest: Bond kept at $100K in 'stand your…

A Florida judge has kept bond at $100,000 for a man charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man who assaulted him during a parking lot dispute

Police chief defends Taser use on woman, 87…

Georgia police chief: Officer justified in using Taser on 87-year-old woman who didn't obey commands to drop a knife

West Virginia Impeaches All 4 State Supreme Court…

The state's House Judiciary Committee approved 14 articles of impeachment against the four judges last week.

Rodeo bull escapes stockyards, runs loose in Oklahoma City

A rodeo bull broke free from the Oklahoma City Stockyards late Monday, charging through city streets and chasing people, including one person who jumped into a river to escape the animal

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Police: Online love scam leads investigators to…

Police say an online romance scam led them to the grim discovery that a North Carolina woman was plotting to kill her 88-year-old mother who she lived with

Nebraska Uses Fentanyl to Kill Prisoner, a First

For the first time, fentanyl has been used in the execution of a US prisoner. Carey Dean Moore was put to death via lethal injection at the Nebraska State Penitentiary Tuesday morning using a previously untested combination of four drugs: fentanyl citrate, the powerful synthetic opioid blamed for deadly overdoses...

President Trump Signs $717 Billion Defense…

The legislation will increase active-duty recruits by more than 15,000 and give troops a pay raise, among other things.

Survivor of duck boat sinking urges ban on such crafts

An Indiana woman whose husband and three children died when a duck bank sank in Missouri says she hopes to save lives by working to ban the amphibious tourist boats

The Latest: Governor opposes release of compound…

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and other state Republicans are criticizing a judge's decision to allow the release of defendants accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound where authorities found the remains of a boy.

Prosecutors: Boy Died in Exorcism-Like Ritual at…

A 3-year-old boy whose remains were found at a New Mexico compound where children were allegedly trained to conduct school shootings died during an exorcism-like ritual, prosecutors say. Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, allegedly taken from his Georgia home late last year, suffered from seizures, and his father believed he was possessed by...

Florida AG Files Manslaughter Charges In 'Stand…

A shooting that was initially thought to be justified under Florida's stand your ground law is now headed for a criminal trial.

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Cuomo: Dozens trapped in homes by flash flooding, damage

Dozens of people are trapped in their homes by fast-rising water from flash floods caused by heavy pre-dawn downpours that drenched New York state's Finger Lakes region, inundating roads and sweeping tons of trees and debris into one of the lakes

45 Years After Alleged Alien Abduction, He's…

Calvin Parker was looking for fish. He says he instead found aliens—or, rather, aliens found him. The date was Oct. 11, 1973, but Parker has hardly mentioned it in the 45 years since he and 42-year-old Charles Hickson saw a blinding light over Mississippi's Pascagoula River. Hickson, who has...

Impeached W.Va. justice retires in time for…

West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis has announced her retirement just hours after her impeached by the House of Delegates