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AP: Records show execution was longest for Ohio

AP: Records show execution was longest for Ohio

January 17th, 2014 3:07 pm by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press; KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press

A convicted killer took 26 minutes to die during an execution in which he gasped repeatedly — the longest execution in Ohio since the state resumed capital punishment 15 years ago, records show.

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Ex-officer who shot at minivan shocked to see kids in vehicle

Ex-officer who shot at minivan shocked to see kids in vehicle

January 17th, 2014 3:06 pm by Associated Press

A fired New Mexico State Police officer says his heart sank when he learned after shooting at a fleeing minivan that there were five children in the vehicle.

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Church Hill man accused of trying to stab girlfriend, threatening police

Church Hill man accused of trying to stab girlfriend, threatening police

January 17th, 2014 2:19 pm by Nick Shepherd

CHURCH HILL — A Hawkins County man tried to stab his girlfriend and then reportedly told officers if they entered the residence he had something for them, according to a police report.

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Washington Co. sheriff: 58 'smurfs' and 'cooks' sentenced to 348 years in federal prison for 2 meth conspiracies

Washington Co. sheriff: 58 'smurfs' and 'cooks' sentenced to 348 years in federal prison for 2 meth conspiracies

January 17th, 2014 10:26 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

Two methamphetamine conspiracies have resulted in the convictions of 58 people on federal charges, Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal announced Friday in a news conference.

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Jury is out on health effects of e-cigarettes

Jury is out on health effects of e-cigarettes

January 17th, 2014 9:29 am by By Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Electronic cigarettes are either a potent weapon in the war against tobacco, or they are an insidious menace that threatens to get kids hooked on nicotine and make smoking socially acceptable again.

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Surplus Powell Valley items going on the block

Surplus Powell Valley items going on the block

January 17th, 2014 9:28 am by Stephen Igo

One final time come Saturday, the folks of Big Stone Gap can prowl the halls of the old Powell Valley High School, and perhaps take a little — or not so little — piece of it home with them.

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AP source: NSA phone data control to come to end

AP source: NSA phone data control to come to end

January 17th, 2014 9:25 am by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance powers, President Barack Obama on Friday will call for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans

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Man lashed 20 times for sodomy in Nigerian court

Man lashed 20 times for sodomy in Nigerian court

January 16th, 2014 10:23 pm by Associated Press

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Though the man was found guilty under Shariah law, it is the first conviction of a gay man in Nigeria since its president signed a bill that further criminalizes homosexuality under the nation’s Western-style penal code.

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Haslam to bring back school voucher bill

Haslam to bring back school voucher bill

January 16th, 2014 9:49 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE (AP) — The governor told reporters that his proposal again will be limited to students from low-income families attending failing schools. Haslam had that measure withdrawn when Senate Republicans sought to expand to a larger number of children.

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California motorist cleared in Google Glass case

California motorist cleared in Google Glass case

January 16th, 2014 9:00 pm by Associated Press

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Commissioner John Blair ruled that Cecilia Abadie was not guilty because she had been cited under a code that requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt that the device was in operation, which the officer did not provide.

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