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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2009, file photo, Wendy Kelley, the deputy director of the Arkansas Department of Correction, speaks in Osceola, Ark. Her agency will attempt to conduct four double-executions within a 10-day period in April 2017 after not having executed anyone since 2005. (AP Photo/Tim Rand, File)
March 21, 2017 - 3:53 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — After nearly a dozen years without an execution, Arkansas is racing to put eight men to death next month over a 10-day period — an unprecedented timetable the state says is necessary because one of the three ingredients in the lethal injection will soon expire. If carried...
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March 21, 2017 - 3:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The former chairman of Dean Foods told jurors at a criminal trial Tuesday that he fed secrets about the company to a professional gambler for over seven years, sometimes speaking in coded language over a prepaid cellular phone called the "bat phone." Thomas Davis, 68, was the...
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FILE--This undated photo provided by the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President, shows Navajo Nation police officer James Largo. Largo died Sunday, March 12, 2017, after responding to a domestic violence call near the small town of Prewitt, N.M. Investigators say the man accused of killing Largo had spent the afternoon drinking and was intoxicated the night of the shooting. (Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President via AP, file)
March 21, 2017 - 3:51 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man charged with killing a Navajo Nation police officer who was responding to a domestic violence call had been drinking and was intoxicated the night of the shooting, according to a criminal complaint released Tuesday. The complaint details the call that sent Officer...
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March 21, 2017 - 1:58 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' governor signed legislation Tuesday ending the state's practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the same holiday as slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., leaving only two states remaining that honor the two men on the same day...
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A 3-year-old boy and his twin sister girl drowned after they wandered into a Platte County pond behind their home Monday, March 20, 2017. Platte County Sheriff's Maj. Erik Holland said the 3-year-old boy was pronounced dead on the scene; a 3-year-old girl was given CPR and taken to the hospital where she later died. (Jill Toyoshiba/The Kansas City Star via AP)
March 21, 2017 - 1:55 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 3-year-old girl and her twin brother died in a "tragic accident" in a Missouri pond after they apparently wandered from home as their father slept, authorities said. Platte County Undersheriff Maj. Erik Holland said Arrabelle and Elijah Wagner were found Monday in the...
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March 21, 2017 - 11:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A painting that Sotheby's hails as one of the most important pieces by Diego Rivera to go to auction in recent years will headline its Latin American art sale in May, the auction house said. "Portrait of Senorita Matilde Palou" (1951) depicts Matilde Palou, a Chilean actress and...
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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks during a press conference in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, March 17, 2017. The IOC has moved closer toward picking both Los Angeles and Paris to host a Summer Games in an unprecedented double vote this year. Bach has repeatedly hinted at picking both LA and Paris by awarding both the 2024 and 2028 Summer Games hosting rights at the IOC Session on Sept. 13. (Yoo Hyung-jae/Yonhap via AP)
March 21, 2017 - 11:58 am
LONDON (AP) — The Paris bid team is fine with an unprecedented double vote on Olympic hosts, as long as the French capital is awarded the 2024 Games. With Paris and Los Angeles the remaining 2024 bidders, IOC President Thomas Bach has raised the prospect of one city getting 2024 and the other...
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FILE - This May 8, 2014 file photo shows Emirates passenger planes at Dubai airport in United Arab Emirates. The U.S. government is temporarily barring passengers on certain flights originating in eight other countries from bringing most types of electronics in their carry-on luggage. A U.S. official tells The Associated Press that the ban beginning Tuesday, March 21, 2017, affects airports in 10 cities of Cairo in Egypt; Amman in Jordan; Kuwait City in Kuwait; Casablanca in Morocco; Doha in Qatar; Riyadh and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia; Istanbul in Turkey; and Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
March 21, 2017 - 11:57 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest developments related to the U.S. government move to bar passengers in eight Muslim-majority countries from bringing laptops and other electronics onboard direct flights to the United States (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Turkey's transportation minister says his country is in...
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March 21, 2017 - 11:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sotheby's says an important piece by Diego Rivera will headline its Latin American art sale in May. "Portrait of Senorita Matilde Palou" depicts Matilde Palou, a Chilean actress and singer who gained fame in Mexican cinema. The oil on canvas was last seen in public in 1988, when...
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File - In this Tuesday, March 1, 2016 file photo, American servicemen and Israeli soldiers participate in a joint drill simulating a rocket attack at a base in Hatzor, central Israel. Israel is making contingency plans to evacuate up to a quarter million people from communities along the Gaza and Lebanese borders to get them away from missile attacks if war erupts again with Hamas or Hezbollah. The mass evacuations would be the biggest in Israel's history, part of a bigger plan where the army works with municipalities to keep civilians safe. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)
March 21, 2017 - 11:55 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — If Islamic militants in Gaza or Lebanon go to war with Israel, they could find their usual targets empty. Israel is drawing up contingency plans to evacuate up to a quarter-million civilians from border communities to protect them from attacks from Hamas, Hezbollah or other Islamic...
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