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  • Oklahoma official: Felt 'pressure' on executions

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A longtime lawyer for Oklahoma's prison system said Thursday that he felt pressured by the governor's and attorney general's offices to make sure two executions last spring happened on schedule, even though the state didn't have the drugs to carry them out. With...

  • Judge may toss 4 guilty pleas in inside-trade case

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge said Thursday he's leaning toward tossing out four guilty pleas in an insider-trading case, the latest fallout from a recent appeals court ruling criticizing prosecutors' tactics. U.S. District Judge Andrew L. Carter Jr. notified attorneys of his plans in...

  • Bondage 'master' convicted in plot to kill wife

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area man was convicted Thursday of murder in a plot to kill his wife so he could devote himself to a life of bondage and domination in an upper-class suburb with women who called him "Master Bob." The salacious trial of Bob Bashara revealed his secret life in...

  • Land, water rights needed for Nevada nuclear dump

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The federal Energy Department will need to acquire water and land rights before it gets approval to entomb the nation's most radioactive waste beneath a mountain in the Nevada desert, according to a report released Thursday by an the agency being asked to license the...

  • Government selling last stake in Ally Financial

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is selling the last of its shares in Ally Financial Inc., the former financing arm of General Motors that was bailed out during the financial crisis. Detroit-based Ally said Thursday that the Treasury Department is selling its remaining 54.9 million...

  • Lottery: NM needs to go high-tech to boost sales

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Lottery needs to catch up with the mobile revolution if it wants to attract the next generation of players and raise more money for the lottery scholarship program, the head of the gaming agency told lawmakers Thursday. Lottery CEO David Barden...

  • Oregon high court says injured snowboarder can sue

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court ruled Thursday a ski resort's broad liability waiver cannot prevent a paralyzed snowboarder from suing. The justices ruled that the liability waiver was "unconscionable" and contrary to public policy, potentially opening the door for more...

  • Police: Man hid gun parts in luggage at NY airport

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a New York City man has been arrested at Kennedy International Airport after TSA agents found handgun parts hidden in his luggage. Port Authority Police Department spokesman Joe Pentangelo says that Oscar Ramirez was arrested Wednesday attempting to board a...

  • Uber suspends operations in Portland for 3 months

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Less than two weeks after the ride-hailing app Uber launched in Portland without officials' approval, the company said it is suspending operations for three months to work out its differences with the city. General manager Brooke Steger wrote in a blog post...

  • Montana ex-billionaire jailed for contempt

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Embattled real estate mogul Tim Blixseth was taken away in handcuffs on Thursday after a federal judge ordered the onetime billionaire jailed until he accounts for millions of dollars he owes his creditors. Blixseth's lawyers said they were uncertain how long it...

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