By BY HOLBROOK MOHRAssociated Press
PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi has executed a former grocery store butcher for dismembering a man during a 1996 attack in which he also raped the man's female friend.
Authorities say 49-year-old Gary Carl Simmons Jr.
By PABLO FERNANDEZAssociated Press
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) - Uruguay's national government said Wednesday it hopes to fight a growing crime problem by selling marijuana to citizens registered to buy it, and will send a bill to Congress that would make it the first country
By KEN KUSMERAssociated Press
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indianapolis businessman accused of looting an Ohio-based finance company after buying it and bilking about 5,000 mostly elderly investors out of more than $200 million was convicted Wednesday on all counts.
By The Associated Press
Main components of the five-year farm and food bill that is heading for a vote in the Senate on Thursday:
-The bill spends nearly $500 billion over its five-year life, or nearly $969 billion over 10 years. About 80 percent of the
By LINDA DEUTSCHAP Special Correspondent
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Senior U.S. District Judge Robert J. Kelleher, the oldest serving federal judge in the nation and once an important figure in U.S. tennis, has died at the age of 99 in his Los Angeles home.
By KEVIN FREKINGAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Veterans Affairs Department hopes to reduce the risk of suicide among veterans by making greater use of video conferences between patients and doctors and by gradually integrating its electronic health records with those
By The Associated Press
From Myanmar to Pakistan to Bangladesh and beyond, some 15.2 million people live as refugees, many for decades or more. Nearly half are children under the age of 18.
The United Nations established June 20 as World Refugee Day to
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A Delta Air Lines flight from Detroit to Phoenix unexpectedly landed in Colorado Springs, Colo., after a woman on board became unresponsive. She was later pronounced dead.
Delta spokeswoman Chris Kelly Singley says the captain of
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco firefighters were cleaning up debris and gathering their equipment late Wednesday after battling a four-alarm fire in a building along the city's waterfront that's part of an area planned to host next year's America's Cup yacht
By BY PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A government watchdog is looking into Afghanistan's practice of taxing U.S. companies involved in America's multibillion-dollar effort to rebuild the war-torn nation.
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