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Transcript shows concerns during Arizona execution

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent - and unusual - request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn't seem to be working....

Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor

DARBY, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities are trying to determine why a man identified as a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex in a Philadelphia suburb and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own gun and wounded the patient had concerns about him....

Big family hit by Sandy to share lottery winnings

BEACHWOOD, N.J. (AP) -- A large family that lives at the shore and suffered losses during Superstorm Sandy will share a $20 million lottery jackpot that one of the 17 siblings said will be "a great pick-me-up."...

Man, 80, says he shot burglar after pregnancy plea

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Police planned Friday to give prosecutors the results of their investigation into an 80-year-old man's fatal shooting of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home....

Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban

DENVER (AP) -- Pot may be legal in some states - but the neighbors don't have to like it....

Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) -- It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. They're grocery store owners....

Anti-violence youth gunned down, but not silenced

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Dressed in jeans, a low-neck T-shirt and white sneakers, 19-year-old Ravon Jordan strode confidently to the podium to address the city council....

Ohio State band marches on after director's firing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Ohio State marching band is moving forward without its director: A day after he was fired, the band is performing with the Columbus Symphony in what is often considered its unofficial season kickoff....

Va. Gov. McAuliffe to tour tornado damage

CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) -- Flattened trees, flipped-over RVs, scattered tents, and awnings ripped from trailers - a scene of devastation awaited the visit of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe the day after a tornado ripped through a campground on the Chesapeake Bay....

APNewsBreak: Gun law based on flawed estimate

DENVER (AP) -- A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was vastly overstated in a key budget report....