• Execution of Georgia woman postponed; problem with drug

    Associated Press
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    JACKSON, Ga. — Georgia postponed its first execution of a woman in 70 years late Monday, as officials cited problems with the lone drug that would be used for the lethal injection. The drug, pentobarbital, had a cloudy appearance, prompting officials to call a pharmacist and then out...

  • Daughter gets wish, former Colorado Avalanche traded 'home'

    By Hemal Jhaveri, USA Today
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NHL trades aren’t just hard on players and team locker rooms. Trades have a lasting impact on NHL players’ families as well. Defenseman Jordan Leopold has been with the Columbus Blue Jackets for this past season and the time away from his family has apparently taken a toll on his...

  • Suspect declared 'Heil Hitler!' after Jewish site shootings

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting three people at Jewish sites in Kansas declared "Heil Hitler!" and asked how many Jews he had killed after the attacks, a police officer testified Monday during a hearing in which the man's apology to some survivors was rejected....

  • Cleveland leaders apologize over blaming boy for own death

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's mayor apologized on Monday after the city's lawyers suggested in court documents that a 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun when he was shot by police died as a result of his own actions. Mayor Frank Jackson said the city's response to a federal lawsuit...

  • Woman admits digging up dad's grave in search of 'real will'

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A woman who told police she dug up her father's grave in search of his "real will" but found only vodka and cigarettes pleaded guilty Monday. Melanie Nash, 53, was one of four accused in the plan to open Eddie Nash's vault in Colebrook, then rifle through his...

  • Jordan, other NBA owners join Forbes' billionaire list

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Jordan and some other NBA owners have reached new heights, landing on Forbes world list of billionaires. Forbes released its list on Monday and noted that Jordan's net worth is estimated at $1 billion, thanks to his well-timed investment in the Charlotte...

  • Southern California beach turned white by hail from storm

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The beach at Southern California's "Surf City" has been turned white by a dumping of hail from a fast-moving storm. The National Weather Service says at least an inch of icy pellets coated the sand at Huntington Beach after the system roared ashore...

  • Mumford & Sons to headline 2-day music festival in Salida

    Associated Press
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    DENVER — Mumford & Sons is bringing its traveling music festival to Colorado. The British band announced Monday that its Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers series will be in Salida on Aug. 21 and 22. They will perform along with acts including the Flaming Lips, the Vaccines, Jenny...

  • Slideshow: Forbes list of the 10 richest people in the world

    Associated Press
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    NEW YORK — Bill Gates, the founder of technology company Microsoft Corp., toppedForbes' 2015 list of the world's top billionaires for the second straight year. In 2013, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu was on top. He ranked second this time. Forbes said it calculated each...

  • Nebraska police find pot inside container labeled 'Not Weed'

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man in Lincoln, Nebraska, has been cited for possessing pot inside a container that had been slapped with a label reading: "Not Weed." The Lincoln Journal Star reports (http://bit.ly/1DvAdjI ) that Lancaster County deputies stopped the man's vehicle around 9...

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