09/26/2013 12:35amOhio is looking to the future of its execution procedure after the lethal injection of a killer whose death exhausted the state's last unexpired dose of its execution drug, the powerful sedative pentobarbital.
09/26/2013 1:04amSarah Outen became her own psychological coach along the grueling way to becoming the first woman to row solo from Japan to Alaska.
09/26/2013 2:33amA 15-year-old boy has been arrested in the killing of a Maricopa County detention officer who authorities say was targeted at random and shot in his own driveway.
09/26/2013 4:50amEgypt's relations with the United States are "unsettled" as the country struggles to redefine its national interests vis-à-vis other countries, the foreign minister said.
09/26/2013 7:22amIf only all unwelcome bar guests were this obliging. A black bear walked into the bar at the Alaskan Hotel in downtown Juneau on Monday night.
09/26/2013 7:23amDisplaced Palestinians are losing out to Syrians in desperate need of aid, and the United Nations is asking Arab countries to pitch in and bolster funding for its agency mandated with helping Palestinian refugees.
09/26/2013 7:26amA western Pennsylvania woman who dropped out of school to work during the Great Depression finally has her high school diploma in time for her 103rd birthday.
09/26/2013 7:45amA Las Vegas-area teenager who had been sought in the U.S. and along the Mexican border following the butcher knife slayings of his mother and younger brother was arrested as he sat alone in a food court on the Las Vegas Strip.
09/26/2013 8:08amLeaders of the nation's largest Somali community say some of their young men are still being enticed to join the terror group that has claimed responsibility for the deadly mall attack in Kenya, despite a concentrated effort to shut off what authorities call a "deadly pipeline" of men and money.
09/26/2013 8:11amShellie Zimmerman said Thursday that she hasn't been able to find her estranged husband to serve him divorce papers and that she doesn't know what he's capable of because he has changed since he was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
09/26/2013 8:49amThe United States and Japan have agreed to make it easier to import each other's organic products, the latest step in a global effort that could give consumers access to more _ and cheaper _ organic food.
09/26/2013 8:52amPresident Barack Obama will meet next month at the White House with Pakistan's new prime minister.
09/26/2013 9:48amAuthorities say body parts have been found in a sewer in suburban Detroit for the third time in just over a year.
09/26/2013 9:56amLocal and national child advocacy groups have announced their support of a proposal by President Barack Obama to expand early childhood education by increasing the federal tax on tobacco sales.
09/26/2013 9:58amScores on the SAT college entrance exam were largely stagnant for a third year, although African-American students made slight gains, the College Board said Thursday.
09/26/2013 10:37amThe Illinois State Police say four people died and four more were injured after a rollover crash in a Chicago suburb.
09/26/2013 10:42amForget peanuts. In the heart of Florida's citrus grove region, it's the oranges elephants are after.
09/26/2013 10:45amTwo brothers who spent 25 years in prison for a killing they insist they didn't commit walked out of a Detroit courthouse as free men on Thursday.
09/26/2013 10:55amThe U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington is returning one of its most powerful artifacts to Poland: a wooden barracks that housed prisoners at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp.
09/26/2013 11:08amFederal wildlife officials alarmed by an infestation of Burmese pythons in the Florida Everglades have tried radio tracking devices, a massive public hunt and even snake-sniffing dogs to control the invasive species. Now there's talk of snaring the elusive pythons in specially designed traps.
09/26/2013 11:15amThe nation's largest labor federation plans to shift more of its political resources into state and local campaigns next year.
09/26/2013 11:42amA beauty contest winner and three other teens took a plea deal on Thursday after being accused of tossing homemade bottle bombs in a Salt Lake suburb.
09/26/2013 12:10pmWith the harvest in full swing on the West Coast, farmers in California and other states say they can't find enough people to pick high value crops such as grapes, peppers, apples and pears.
09/26/2013 12:13pmNew York is creating the nation's first statewide system of courts to help prostitutes escape a life of exploitation and violence and move on to productive lives, the state's chief judge said.
09/26/2013 12:34pmThe nation's top intelligence officer is telling lawmakers he's willing to consider limits on surveillance by the National Security Agency.
09/26/2013 12:43pmAn Elvis impersonator who was ultimately cleared of charges that he sent poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and others has filed a defamation lawsuit against the current suspect in the case.
09/26/2013 12:54pmNine Japanese auto parts manufacturers and two of their executives will plead guilty and pay $740 million in criminal fines for conspiring to fix the prices of more than 30 products sold to many of the world's largest automakers operating in the U.S., the Justice Department announced Thursday.
09/26/2013 12:57pmJPMorgan chief executive Jamie Dimon met Thursday with Attorney General Eric Holder about an investigation into the company's handling of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the recession.
09/26/2013 12:58pmPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas pledged Thursday to continue recently resumed negotiations with Israel with "an insistence on success" and the aim of reaching a permanent peace accord within nine months.
09/26/2013 1:14pmThe U.S. Air Force has test-launched an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile from California.
09/26/2013 1:17pmClassmates of two 17-year-old South Dakota high school students who disappeared in 1971 and whose car was found just this week say they were traveling to an end-of-year party in separate cars and the girls never arrived.
09/26/2013 1:21pmA Kentucky hospital has identified the victims of a deadly suburban Chicago plane crash as one of its surgeons and his wife.
09/26/2013 1:25pmChairwoman Dianne Feinstein says the Senate Intelligence Committee is drafting legislation to limit the National Security Agency's access to U.S. phone and email data in an effort to win back public trust following disclosures about widespread domestic surveillance.
09/26/2013 1:49pmCongress has moved to avert an impending shutdown of the federal helium reserve, a key supplier of the lighter-than-air gas used in a products ranging from party balloons to MRI machines.
09/26/2013 1:56pmPostmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Thursday the Postal Service had no choice but to ask for an emergency rate hike given the agency's dire finances.
09/26/2013 2:13pmMore than 6,000 employees of the Washington Navy Yard have been offered counseling in the 10 days since a gunman killed 12 people.
09/26/2013 2:17pmDays before the debut of new online insurance markets, a couple of last-minute technical glitches with President Barack Obama's health care law are making supporters anxious and giving opponents a new line of attack.
09/26/2013 2:18pmSecretary of State John Kerry is heading to Asia next week to discuss U.S.-Japan security issues, trade and other matters important in the region.
09/26/2013 2:27pmThree people waiting for a subway in Boston rescued a man who tumbled off a station platform and onto the tracks.
09/26/2013 2:28pmA school district outside Philadelphia halted state-sponsored assemblies about online safety after the presenter made references to al-Qaida, serial killers and child pornography during a talk to 9- and 10-year-olds.
09/26/2013 2:30pmPresident Barack Obama is stepping away from the heated debate over government funding and his health care law to raise campaign cash for Democrats.
09/26/2013 2:42pmThe executive director of an Illinois commission investigating allegations of torture by police has resigned after criticisms that the panel wasn't properly reporting cases that were being examined.
09/26/2013 2:42pmA former police chief in a New Mexico border town collected more than $2,000 a month from the Juarez Cartel in exchange for protection and help with smuggling drugs and guns, a former town official testified Wednesday.
09/26/2013 2:42pmThe driver of a Greyhound bus that ran off an interstate and flipped onto its side told investigators he didn't remember anything from the last mile before the crash that injured at least 35 people, an investigative report released Thursday shows.
09/26/2013 3:03pmA lawyer for a suburban Chicago teenager accused of terrorism says the government's bid to restrict access to some potential evidence on security grounds hinders her legal defense.
09/26/2013 3:06pmThe executive director of an Illinois commission investigating allegations of torture by police has resigned after criticisms that the panel wasn't properly reporting cases that were being examined.
09/26/2013 3:08pmAuthorities say a New Hampshire woman accused of selling drugs to a teenage driver who plowed into a group of bicyclists and killed two of them has been arraigned.
09/26/2013 3:10pmSomalia's president has condemned the "cruel and terrible" attack on a Nairobi mall and says the fight against the Islamic extremist group based in his country is "far from over."
09/26/2013 3:29pmElectricity and gas utility National Grid says it has agreed to pay more than $6 million to workers in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island who waited months to receive compensation for work performed after Superstorm Sandy.
09/26/2013 3:35pmPersonal photographs, military uniforms and a Nazi flag captured during World War II are some of the items on display in a new exhibit that opened Thursday honoring 17 members of the Comanche Nation who used their language as a code during the war.
09/26/2013 3:50pmThe Navy on Thursday ordered an in-depth investigation into the Washington Navy Yard shooting and the events that led up to it, including a detailed look at the shooter, his mental health background and whether any adverse information was ever reported to the service about him.
09/26/2013 4:07pmHillary Rodham Clinton outlined plans Thursday for an $80 million effort to curb the poaching and trafficking of elephants in Africa, warning that the continent's elephants could face extinction without swift action.
09/26/2013 4:13pmA standup comedian faces assault charges after a physical altercation with a journalist in the audience that was documented on Twitter.
09/26/2013 4:14pmAfter meeting one-on-one with Iran's foreign minister, Secretary of State John Kerry says he is pleased with a new positive tone from Iran on talks over its nuclear program.
09/26/2013 4:16pmNew York drivers apparently cheated on hundreds of tests to operate the most vulnerable vehicles on the road _ from trucks hauling hazardous materials to school buses _ and eight commercial drivers have been charged so far, state and federal officials said Thursday.
09/26/2013 4:28pmAhh, smell that New York City air. No, seriously, go ahead.
09/26/2013 4:32pmIran's foreign minister is calling nuclear talks with world powers "very constructive" and "very substantive" and says he hopes to allay any concern that Tehran's activities are not peaceful.
09/26/2013 4:43pmThe Minnesota Senate agreed Thursday to settle a lawsuit brought by a former staffer who was fired after he was found to be having an affair with the chamber's majority leader.
09/26/2013 5:23pmA judge ruled Thursday that Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's decision to halt legislators' pay over the state's unprecedented pension crisis is unconstitutional and ordered the state to immediately reinstate their salaries, but confusion lingered about whether lawmakers would actually get paid.
09/26/2013 5:29pmThe new Big Tex made his debut Thursday afternoon, a year after the towering cowboy that's an icon of the State Fair of Texas was destroyed in a blaze.
09/26/2013 6:00pmIran's foreign minister says his country and key world powers have agreed to try to fast-track negotiations over Iran's disputed nuclear program to within a year.
09/26/2013 6:15pmThe Ku Klux Klan has been granted a permit to hold an event at Gettysburg National Military Park.
09/26/2013 6:18pmThe Minnesota Senate agreed Thursday to pay $30,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a former staffer who was fired over an affair with the chamber's majority leader.
09/26/2013 6:49pmAndy Wood is accustomed to responding to a hazardous materials spill or ferocious natural disaster from his post at the Washington Navy Yard's emergency operations center.
09/26/2013 7:22pmAuthorities say eight students were injured when they were hit by a car in the parking lot of a high school outside Washington.
09/26/2013 7:29pmThe FBI has been using drones to support its law enforcement operations since 2006 and has spent more than $3 million on the unmanned aircraft, the Justice Department's internal watchdog said Thursday.
09/26/2013 7:54pmU.S. and European diplomats welcomed a "significant shift" in Iran's attitude at talks on Thursday aimed at resolving the impasse over Tehran's disputed nuclear activities. Iran said it was eager to dispel the notion that it is trying to develop a nuclear weapon and to get international sanctions lifted as fast as possible.
09/26/2013 7:54pmThe U.S. government directed more than $100 million in grants Thursday to help bankrupt Detroit tear down vacant buildings and spur job growth, but the help falls far short of the wider bailout some city leaders had sought.
09/26/2013 7:57pmPrisoner Joshua Silverman passed up a taste of freedom this week and called the police instead.
09/26/2013 8:33pmA group of Western and Asian governments are lauding Myanmar's progress toward democracy but warning outbreaks of communal violence could undermine the reforms.
09/26/2013 8:41pmAllegiant Air reported no cancellations and only three delays among its 187 flights Thursday while mechanics made progress overhauling emergency exit slides on the airline's fleet of MD-80 aircraft.
09/26/2013 8:48pmSouth Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday that Georgetown will rise through the ashes after a fire that swept through the coastal city's downtown.
09/26/2013 8:55pmA group of 11 countries called on U.N. member states to repeal laws that discriminate against gay, lesbian and transgender people, in the world organization's highest-level meeting on the issue ever.
09/26/2013 8:58pmA Cherokee father who lost custody of his 4-year-old daughter after a yearslong dispute with her adoptive parents says the last few days without the girl "have been more painful than words can describe."
09/26/2013 9:17pmEvelyn Lowery, a pioneer in civil rights and women's empowerment and the wife of the Rev. Joseph Lowery, died Thursday at her home in Georgia, a family spokeswoman said.
09/26/2013 10:04pmThe five permanent members of the deeply divided U.N. Security Council reached agreement Thursday on a resolution to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons, a major step in taking the most controversial weapon off the battlefield of the world's deadliest ongoing conflict.
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