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Lawyers demand outside probe of two-hour Arizona execution

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 19 min ago

Joseph Wood is pictured in this undated handout booking photoBy David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Lawyers for a convicted double-murderer whose lethal injection in Arizona dragged on for two hours, while witnesses watched him gasping for breath and attorneys scrambled to halt the process, have called for an outside review of the "horrifically botched execution." The ordeal in putting Joseph Wood to death on Wednesday at a prison facility southeast of Phoenix marked the third instance this year of a lethal injection gone awry, after mishaps in Ohio and Oklahoma that renewed the U.S. debate over capital punishment. "He gasped and struggled to breathe for about an hour and 40 minutes," said Dale Baich, one of Wood's lawyers, who watched the execution and tried in vain to stop it. An Arizona Republic journalist who witnessed the event said he counted Wood gasping for air about 660 times before the 55-year-old inmate fell silent. State Corrections Director Charles Ryan disputed suggestions that Wood had suffered, saying in a statement that once sedated - five minutes into the procedure - the inmate "did not grimace or make any further movement." Ryan characterized Wood's breathing as "sonorous respiration, or snoring," and said execution team members with whom he conferred during the process assured him "unequivocally that the inmate was comatose and never in pain or distress." He added that the time it takes to complete an execution varies for each individual.


Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 19 min ago

FILE - Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks to the media before speaking to a meeting of local party activists, in this July 19, 2014 file photo taken in Algona, Iowa. Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation’s second most-populous state. An Associated Press review of the program found that one of the companies actually operates in California. Some have stagnated trying to find more capital. A few have even forfeited their right to do business in Texas by not filing tax reports. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous state.


Miley sets new Commonwealth record

BBC World News - 4 hours 21 min ago
Scotland's Hannah Miley beats her own Commonwealth Games 400m individual medley record to reach the final at Glasgow 2014.
Categories: BBC World News

NYC police investigate another apparent chokehold

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 21 min ago

Esaw Garner, center, is followed by Gwendolyn Flagg-Carr, mother of Eric Garner, and Eric Snipes Garner, Jr., son of Eric Garner, during funeral services for her Eric Garner, at Bethel Baptist Church in the Brooklyn borough of New York Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Garner's death while in police custody has led to accusations of police misconduct. (AP Photo/The Daily News, Julia Xanathos, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is conducting an internal investigation after a video surfaced of another officer using an apparent chokehold on a suspect during an arrest.


Norway in Syria-linked terror alert

BBC World News - 4 hours 25 min ago
Norway is boosting security because of an imminent threat from people linked to Islamist militants in Syria, Norway's intelligence chief says.
Categories: BBC World News

Deadly ambush on Iraq prison convoy

BBC World News - 4 hours 28 min ago
Suicide attackers mount a bomb and gun attack on a prison convoy in Iraq, killing 51 prisoners and nine police officers, security sources say.
Categories: BBC World News

LG Electronics says 2Q profit more than doubled

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 31 min ago
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. reported a forecast-beating quarterly profit Thursday and gave an upbeat outlook for smartphone profitability as its mobile division ended a streak of losses.

Justin Bieber teases new music on Instagram

Yahoo! Music News - 4 hours 33 min ago

Canadian singer Justin BieberJustin Bieber enticed fans on Wednesday by sharing several short clips from his recent time in the studio. The Canadian pop star posted a total of 11 clips, seemingly from as many new songs, and captioned the first "Cold waters," presumably a track name. In each of the seconds-long videos, Bieber simply focuses the camera on a studio soundboard and moves it to the beat of the music. The only other clue is a tweet from Bieber on the same day that read, "Great night in the studio."


Categories: Yahoo! Music News

White Pass - 7/24/2014 3:37:59 AM

White Pass Report - 4 hours 34 min ago
White Pass US12
7/24/2014 3:37:59 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

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No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Satus Pass - 7/24/2014 3:24:04 AM

Satus Pass Report - 4 hours 34 min ago
Satus Pass US97
7/24/2014 3:24:04 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
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Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Stevens Pass - 7/24/2014 3:30:14 AM

Stevens Pass Report - 4 hours 34 min ago
Stevens Pass US2
7/24/2014 3:30:14 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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US2 is closed from Coles Corner at milepost 85 to Leavenworth at milepost 99, due to fire activity. SR 207 and the Chumstick hwy are open as a detour to Leavenworth. No vehicles over 26,000 lbs. allowed on the Chumstick highway. There is no estimated time of reopening.

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Blewett Pass - 7/24/2014 3:25:02 AM

Blewett Pass Report - 4 hours 34 min ago
Blewett Pass US97
7/24/2014 3:25:02 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

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No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 7/24/2014 3:26:09 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - 4 hours 34 min ago
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
7/24/2014 3:26:09 AM

Temperature: Not Available

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Thursday at 7:30 a.m. l-90 will be closed eastbound near Denny Creek, milepost 47, west of the summit, . for tree removal. The highway is estimated to be closed for about an hour-and-a-half. The westbound lanes will not be impacted. Rock blasting scheduled Thursday at 8 p.m. lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed from milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek.

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European Court Says CIA Ran Secret Jail in a Polish Forest

New York Times Headlines - 4 hours 34 min ago
The ruling by the European Court of Human Rights on Thursday put pressure on Poland, one of Washington's closest allies, to break its silence about the program for detaining Qaeda suspects.






FAA lifts ban on U.S. flights to Tel Aviv

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 39 min ago

FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airportThe Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban Wednesday on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.


Ex-Portuguese bank boss arrested

BBC World News - 4 hours 44 min ago
Ricardo Salgado, the former boss of the troubled Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo (BES) is arrested in Lisbon.
Categories: BBC World News

FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 51 min ago

FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airportThe Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban Wednesday on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.


Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 52 min ago

FILE - In this June 18, 2014, file photo, detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection, processing facility in Brownsville,Texas. Many of the immigrants recently flooding the nation’s southern border say they’re fleeing violent gangs in Central America. These gangs were a byproduct of U.S. immigration and Cold War policies, specifically growing from the increase in deportations in the 1990s. With weak dysfunctional governments at home, U.S. street gang culture easily took hold and flourished in these countries. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.


Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 54 min ago
Stormy weather trailing behind a typhoon was the likely cause of a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people on board and injured 10 on the plane and five on the ground, the airline said Thursday.

Plane with Malaysia Airlines bodies leaves Ukraine

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 54 min ago
A Dutch military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster departed for the Netherlands Thursday and a second prepared to go, while Australia's government dispatched 50 police officers to London to prepare to join a proposed U.N. team to secure the scattered wreckage.