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  • Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader goes on trial

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A top leader of the anti-government protests that wracked Venezuela for months this spring is getting his day in court. Opposition firebrand Leopoldo Lopez went on trial Wednesday charged with inciting violence at early demonstrations. A defense lawyer,...

  • Midazolam is common thread in 3 lengthy executions

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Arizona used a two-drug protocol for Wednesday's execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, who had been sentenced to die for the 1989 deaths of a former girlfriend and her father. Witnesses saw Wood gasp and snort for an hour and 40 minutes after the execution drugs were injected in his...

  • Mesa County boy treated for hantavirus

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Health officials say a western Colorado boy is being treated after contracting hantavirus. The Mesa County Health Department said Wednesday the boy, whose name and age have not been released, was taken to Denver over the weekend and is still being...

  • Mesa County boy treated for hantavirus

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Health officials say a western Colorado boy is being treated after contracting hantavirus. The Mesa County Health Department said Wednesday the boy, whose name and age have not been released, was taken to Denver over the weekend and is still being...

  • Japan trade deficit at record $75B in first half

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade deficit surged to a record 7.6 trillion yen ($74.9 billion) in the first half of the year as exports failed to keep pace with surging imports, the Finance Ministry reported Thursday. Japan's bulging import bill was partly due to a jump in demand as...

  • Michigan governor's campaign met with ambivalence

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has accomplished much of what he set out to do when he was elected four years ago. He's logged improvements in the state's economic health, presided over the creation of 250,000 private-sector jobs and confronted many of Detroit's...

  • Childhood traumas more common in military members

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say the results support the notion that for some, enlistment serves as an escape from troubled upbringings. The study is the largest to...

  • State hopes to trace source of intestinal parasite

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State health officials are trying to trace the origin of an intestinal parasite that has infected 77 Texans so far this year. In a statement Wednesday, the Texas Department of State Health Services says 77 cases of cyclosporiasis (sye-kloh-spoh-RYE'-ah-sihs)...

  • This time, Obama fundraising is a bit of 'Scandal'

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fact met fiction Wednesday in one of those Hollywood ways: The real-life president of the United States complains about "phony scandals" in the presence of the producer and the star of a hit TV drama about indignity and dishonor among Washington's political elite....

  • Private jet skids off runway at Aspen airport

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a private jet skidded and spun off the runway while landing at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport. County spokeswoman Pat Bingham says the Galaxy G200 spun off the runway at about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. Three people — two pilots...

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