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New issue in executions: Should the death chamber…

The nation's first double execution in more than 16 years is raising a new issue involving transparency and the death penalty: Should witnesses be allowed to hear what goes on in the death chamber

Seattle crushes rain record, while rival Portland…

Soggy Seattle has broken another rainfall record, and rival Portland has inched closer to smashing its own record

Oregon town for sale for $3.5 million

Tiller boasts general store, gas station

All 100 Senators Invited To White House For North…

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell convened the briefing, but it's still unusual for the entire Senate to meet up at the White House.

The Latest: No evidence missing boy was at…

Authorities searching a Santa Barbara County lake for a missing 5-year-old boy have ended their hunt for the day without finding any sign of the youngster

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9 former US ambassadors urge Congress not to cut…

Nine former U.S. ambassadors to the United Nations are urging Congress to maintain America's leadership at the world body by fully funding its operations

The Latest: Arkansas releases details on Jones…

A newly released document says officials spent less than 10 minutes inserting IV lines in the first inmate executed by Arkansas in a double execution Monday night

Atlanta police seek crook with hook for hand

Surveillance video captures package thief

New Orleans Begins Controversial Removal Of…

Removing the statues has seen a lot of pushback from city residents. It's also seen multiple challenges in court.

Anti-government suspect declines to stand for…

A Wisconsin man accused of stealing weapons and sending an anti-government manifesto to the White House didn't stand for a judge at his arraignment

Body found in swollen river after North Carolina…

A body was found in a swollen North Carolina river by a crew cleaning storm debris, but it wasn't immediately clear if the death was caused by the storm

Several states consider tossing bottle deposit…

As curbside recycling has grown, environmentalists around the United States find themselves fighting to protect decades-old bottle recycling programs that critics say are becoming obsolete

Dead woman's Fitbit records damages suspect…

Connecticut man Richard Dabate, who is charged with killing his wife Connie, claimed she was murdered by an intruder at a specific time in 2015. But now her Fitbit records are contradicting his alibi

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New York's Police Body Camera Program Is Finally…

The program was initially ordered back in 2013 after a federal judge decided that the NYPD's stop-and-frisk tactics were unconstitutional.

Louisiana Senate to consider bill to end death sentences

Louisiana senators are moving ahead with a bill to end executions in the state, a rare proposal in a Republican-controlled region that tends to favor capital punishment

Teen gets probation, psychiatric care in friend's…

A teenager who has been in and out of the hospital with mental health problems since the death of a friend in a massive fire the boys started was sentenced Tuesday to a year of probation

Palestinian activist pleads guilty to US…

A Chicago Palestinian activist with a decades-old record of bombings in Israel pleaded guilty Tuesday to concealing those convictions when she applied for U.S. citizenship

Credit bureaus rolling out new scoring model

Credit expert John Ulzheimer explains what you need to know

In Denver, There's A Church For Marijuana

The International Church of Cannabis opened its doors on 4/20 despite efforts from a legislator to block it.

Milwaukee prosecutors: Video shows inmate's water turned off

Milwaukee prosecutors weighing criminal charges for an inmate's dehydration death say the jail's commander failed to inform police about the existence of surveillance video showing a guard shutting off water to the cell

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Panel recommends keeping moratorium on Oklahoma…

A moratorium on executions in Oklahoma should be extended until major changes are made to the state's capital punishment system so that an innocent person isn't put to death, a state commission recommended on Tuesday

Idaho: Remains of 2 people found in Oregon Trail…

A fluke discovery of human bones protruding from a badger hole in Idaho has investigators trying to determine if they're dealing with a double homicide or the disturbed grave of young 19th century pioneers who died on the Oregon Trail

Voluntary public school Bible class facing legal…

Gregg Jarrett breaks down the federal case