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Arkansas drug will expire before court ruling upholding execution law takes effect; state not seeking expedited mandate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 4:41pm

Arkansas drug will expire before court ruling upholding execution law takes effect; state not seeking expedited mandate.

Whitewater center suspends activities after amoeba detected

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 4:41pm

The U.S. National Whitewater Center is temporarily suspending its operations after water samples turned up the amoeba believed to have caused the death of an Ohio teenager.

Arkansas execution drug expiring before ruling takes effect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 4:41pm

One of Arkansas' execution drugs will expire before a state Supreme Court decision upholding the state's execution law goes into effect.

Police ID man arrested in shootouts that wounded 2 deputies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 4:31pm

Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were critically injured during a series of gun battles with a man who had fled a routine DUI checkpoint and later held a resident hostage for hours before his arrest early Friday.

Youngest victim of Orlando massacre remembered in funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 4:31pm

The youngest of the 49 victims of the Florida nightclub massacre was remembered Friday at a funeral service attended by about 600 people, many who wore red, her favorite color, as a tribute.

Ex-Utah county commissioner sent to trial on fraud charges

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 4:11pm

A judge has ruled there is sufficient evidence to send a former Utah County commissioner to trial on accusations he took part in a scheme where he and a businessman posed as Mormon officials to scam companies out of hundreds of thousands of dollars to invest in an industrial park and rail line.

Death toll from floods climbs to 20

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 4:10pm

The death toll from floodwaters that ravaged West Virginia has climbed to 20 and officials worry more will be found as they begin to clear the rubble.

Amish in disbelief over parents accused of 'gifting' girl

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 4:01pm

Daniel Stoltzfus' Amish mother always viewed him as her prodigal son, the only one of her 13 children to have left the religious order known for its modest dress, plain ways and insular culture.

Louisiana officials praise mother arrested for whipping sons

Cain Burdeau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 3:50pm

A Louisiana mother arrested for whipping her three boys after she found out they had burglarized a neighbor's house has found herself in the national spotlight and is being held up as a model parent by high-ranking state officials.

Man freed after 20 years: Don't just drop charges _ clear me

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 3:50pm

After 20 years behind bars for a murder he says he didn't commit, Richard Rosario was about to get the charges dropped Friday. Until he said no.

Obama says UK committed to 'orderly transition' out of EU

Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 3:30pm

President Barack Obama tried to reassure Britons Friday that the special relationship between Washington and London would withstand an impending and likely messy divorce from Europe, as his administration scrambled to assess the fallout.

The Latest: GOP leaders revise Kansas school funding fix

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 3:30pm

The Latest on the Kansas Legislature's debate on school funding (all times local):

Sheriff: Texts show suspect in deputy death plotting crimes

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 3:21pm

A Louisiana sheriff says cellphone text message evidence shows the suspect in a deputy's shooting death had been plotting other crimes.

Jury convicts man linked by DNA to woman's slaying in 1984

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 3:20pm

Officials say a 58-year-old man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in a Washington woman's 1984 slaying after DNA evidence linked him to the crime.

The Latest: Utah town ready for wildfire evacuation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 3:20pm

The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local):

Georgia sets execution for man convicted of killing friend

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 3:02pm

Georgia announced an execution date on Friday for a man convicted of killing a friend after a night of drinking and smoking marijuana.

Philadelphia bus driver chases after, catches purse snatcher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 3:00pm

A Philadelphia bus driver is being praised for chasing down a purse snatcher.

Settlement reached in lawsuit over Alamo library items

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 2:50pm

A group that served as guardian of the Alamo for more than a century and the Texas General Land Office reached a settlement Friday in a dispute over ownership of about 38,000 books and artifacts that had been kept at the Texas shrine.

State attorneys oppose delay of medical pot restrictions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 2:50pm

State attorneys say a judge should only delay enforcement of new medical marijuana restrictions until the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to take up the matter.