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  • Death row inmates contest Tenn. electric chair law

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ten death row inmates already challenging Tennessee's lethal injection protocol were permitted by a judge Thursday to amend their lawsuit to include objections to the use of the electric chair. The General Assembly passed a law earlier this year allowing...

  • Clorox says Dorer will become its CEO in November

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Clorox said Thursday it will promote Benno Dorer to CEO of the consumer products maker. The Oakland, California, company said Dorer will become its CEO on Nov. 20. Dorer, 50, has been chief operating officer since January 2013. Clorox Co. said he will also join the...

  • Figures on government spending and debt

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

  • Salmon numbers jump at central Idaho mountain lake

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More endangered sockeye salmon have made the 900-mile journey from the Pacific Ocean to central Idaho's high-elevation Redfish Lake this fall than in any previous year going back nearly six decades. Some 1,400 fish have returned so far from a population that in the...

  • Dance workout puts moves on women's self-esteem

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    NEW YORK (AP) — When Janet Jones was laid off from her job as a financial assistant two years ago and hit rock bottom, inspiration struck. The former Miami Heat dancer decided to create a women's-only workout with a safe space to let loose with girlfriends, listen to hip-hop and rap...

  • AP NewsAlert

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot says 56 million payment cards affected by data breach between April and September.

  • McDonald's boosts dividend by 5 percent

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    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it's raising its quarterly dividend by 5 percent to 85 cents per share. The world's biggest hamburger chain said the dividend will be payable Dec. 15 to shareholders of record Dec. 1. The company noted it has raised its dividend every year since 1976....

  • Democrat promises summits as Kansas governor

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LENEXA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic nominee Paul Davis has named a dozen new economic advisers for his campaign for governor and is promising to hold summits across Kansas if he's elected. Davis held a news conference Thursday in Lenexa to announce the appointments of what he's calling...

  • Federal charges for pair in Amish kidnapping case

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    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters in northern New York were charged Thursday in federal court with sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography. Nicole Vaisey, 25, and Stephen Howells Jr., 39, of Hermon, already have...

  • 'Person of interest' sought in Va. student search

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police want to talk to a man who was seen by a witness with a University of Virginia student the night she disappeared, an official said Thursday. Charlottesville Police Capt. Gary Pleasants said the witness came forward Wednesday after two more grainy...

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