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  • Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected claims by two death row inmates that they're entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them. In a ruling late Wednesday, the state's high court also lifted a stay of execution it had granted...

  • Vermont leading US in GMO labeling campaign

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont could likely be the first state in the country to require labels on genetically modified foods, under a bill approved by both legislative chambers and favored by the governor. The House voted 114-30 on Wednesday to support the bill, which would require...

  • Apple takes steps to lift sagging stock price

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Apple upstaged Wednesday's release of its fiscal second-quarter earnings by announcing plans to send more cash to its shareholders and split its stock for the first time in nine years. This is what Apple is doing: — The Cupertino, Calif., company will spend an additional $30 billion...

  • Correction officer held by inmates at Ohio jail

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    WARREN, Ohio (AP) — A correction officer has been taken hostage by inmates at an Ohio county jail. Officials say three inmates grabbed and handcuffed the officer Wednesday afternoon at the Trumbull County Jail in Warren. No injuries have been reported. Other employees have left the...

  • Oregon gay marriage ban gets day in court

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Lawyers for four gay and lesbian couples and the state of Oregon urged a federal judge Wednesday to strike down Oregon's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. No comments were made in favor of the ban, so lawyers on both sides of the case were in the rare...

  • Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    OPAL, Wyo. (AP) — A small town in southwest Wyoming was evacuated Wednesday after an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub. There were no reports of injuries. The gas has been shut off, but people who were in Opal, about 100 miles...

  • Stowaway's father says son missed Africa

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — The father of a teenager who survived a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner's wheel well has told Voice of America his son missed Africa, where he used to live, and was struggling in school. Voice of America reported Wednesday...

  • California court won't review Jackson doctor case

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment. The decision by the state's highest court was the latest stop on Dr. Conrad Murray's...

  • 6 fired for closing Arizona child abuse reports

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — Five senior Arizona child welfare employees were fired Wednesday for orchestrating a plan that led to more than 6,500 Arizona child abuse and neglect cases being closed without investigations, officials said. The firings were the first major personnel action since the...

  • Management, safety cited for radiation release

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Department of Energy investigators are blaming poor management, ineffective safety and maintenance programs and a lack of proper oversight for a radiation release that contaminated 21 workers and shuttered the government's nuclear waste dump in southeastern...

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