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  • Documents reveal new details of Oklahoma execution

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal hearing begins Wednesday over Oklahoma's attempts to resume executions nine months after a bungled lethal injection in which a death row inmate writhed on the gurney, mumbled and lifted his head after receiving a new drug combination. Attorneys for 21...

  • Obama: As a black man he's been mistaken for valet

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON — He may be president now, but Barack Obama says he's a black man who has been mistaken for the valet. Obama tells People magazine that every black professional male his age has had someone hand over their keys while waiting outside a restaurant. That happened to him, he...

  • LA mayor plans 7,000 police body cameras in 2015

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a plan Tuesday to equip 7,000 Los Angeles police officers with on-body cameras by next summer, making LA's police department the nation's largest law enforcement agency to move forward with such an ambitious expansion of the technology....

  • USOC decides to bid for 2024; city still undecided

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    The U.S. Olympic Committee will try to land the 2024 Olympics and end a 28-year drought without the Summer Games. Which city will it pick? Stay tuned. After hearing presentations from the four candidates Tuesday — Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington — USOC board members...

  • Man seeks Ronaldo to sue him over underwear line

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man is trying to sue international soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo in a dispute over an underwear line, but he can't get to him. Christopher Renzi sued the Real Madrid forward and a Danish underwear maker in July after being told of their plan to...

  • Bush (almost) announces; he'll 'explore' candidacy

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jeb Bush answered the biggest question looming over the Republican Party's next campaign for the White House on Tuesday, all but declaring his candidacy for president more than a year before the first primaries. Bush, the son and brother of Republican...

  • Biden marks start of Hanukkah at national menorah

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The smell of latkes — fresh potato pancakes — wafted over the National Mall on Tuesday as Vice President Joe Biden marked the first night of Hanukkah. On the Ellipse outside the White House, Biden passed a torch to a rabbi who was then lifted high into the air as he...

  • Restaurateur who moved Mexican food to masses dies

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry J. Cano once said it was not his love of food so much as it was the way he was treated in a Mexican restaurant during a visit to his father's homeland that led him to help popularize Mexican food in the United States. Cano, who been a fighter pilot during...

  • Brain-injury program working with NFL players

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    LANSING, Mich. — A brain-injury treatment program originally designed for military veterans injured on the battlefield has been updated to include professional athletes. Representatives with the Eisenhower Center announced Tuesday that it will be the primary facility used by the NFL...

  • Bill Cosby won't be charged over molestation claim

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently claimed the comedian molested her around 1974. The rejection of a child sexual abuse charge by prosecutors came roughly 10 days after the woman, Judy Huth, met...

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