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Drugs in botched Oklahoma execution leaked from IV

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some of the three drugs used in a botched Oklahoma execution this week didn't enter the inmate's system because the vein they were injected into collapsed, and that failure wasn't noticed for 21 minutes, the state's prison chief said, urging changes to the state's execution procedure.


Obama, Merkel to display unity against Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are putting on a display of trans-Atlantic unity against an assertive Russia, even as sanctions imposed by Western allies seem to be doing little to change Russian President Vladimir Putin's reasoning on Ukraine.


Northern Ireland waits for verdict in Adams arrest

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Northern Ireland is waiting. The country's most famous — and infamous — politician could be charged over a decades-old slaying of a Belfast mother of 10, or walk away a free man.


3 killed in Ukraine offensive near Slovyansk

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine launched what appeared to be its first major assault against pro-Russian forces who have seized government buildings in the country's east, with fighting breaking out in the early hours on Friday around a city that has become the focus of the insurgency. Three deaths were reported in early fighting.


Ukraine forces seek to retake key city, 3 killed

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine launched what appeared to be its first major assault against pro-Russian forces who have seized government buildings in the country's east, with fighting breaking out Friday around a city that has become the focus of the insurgency. Three deaths were reported in early fighting.


Toll up to 19 dead in car bomb in Nigerian capital

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The death toll from a car bomb that exploded on a busy road in Nigeria's capital rose to at least 19 overnight, police said Friday from the city that within days hosts an international conference.

Police use new tool to source crowds for evidence

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities are employing a new crowdsourcing tool to help with a Southern California investigation into an annual party gone awry last month that left dozens of people injured including several police officers.


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