July 24, 2014

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The Arizona state prison is shown where the nearly two hour execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood took place on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Florence, Ariz.  Wood was convicted in the 1989 shooting deaths of Debbie Dietz, 29, and Gene Dietz, 55, at an auto repair shop in Tucson. (AP Photo)
Midazolam is common thread in 3 lengthy executionsMidazolam, a sedative often used before surgery, is common thread in 3 lengthy executions
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
The Arizona state prison where the nearly two hour execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood took place on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, is photographed in Florence, Ariz.  Wood was convicted in the 1989 shooting deaths of Debbie Dietz, 29, and Gene Dietz, 55, at an auto repair shop in Tucson. (AP Photo)
Some lethal injection problems in US executionsA look at problems with lethal injections in US executions
The Associated Press41 minutes ago
The Arizona state prison where the nearly two hour execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood took place on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, is photographed in Florence, Ariz.  Wood was convicted in the 1989 shooting deaths of Debbie Dietz, 29, and Gene Dietz, 55, at an auto repair shop in Tucson. (AP Photo)
Arizona execution takes nearly 2 hoursArizona murderer gasps for more than 1 1/2 hours in death chamber before dying
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
FILE - In this July 10, 2014 file photo, Samantha Getman, right, and Victoria Quintana show their marriage license at the Denver Clerk's office. Colorado's Supreme Court has ordered an end to gay marriages while the state's ban against the unions remains in place. The state's high court on Friday, July 18, 2014, ordered Denver's clerk Debra Johnson to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples pending a ruling on the constitutionality of the gay marriage ban. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, file)
Colorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaitsFederal judge overturns Colorado's gay marriage ban, but appeal awaits
The Associated Press58 minutes ago
Rancher Bill Wilber uses binoculars to seach the blackened ground Tuesday, July 22, 2014, looking for stranded or injured cattle, after The Buzzard complex of wildfires scattered the family herd, in Drewsey, Ore.  In the days before, family members found seven cows and 13 calves that had succumbed to smoke or flames. They had to euthanize two other injured cows. On Tuesday, The Wilbers found 10 more dead cattle and a handful of calves with burned hooves. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Stuart Tomlinson)
Fire season in West so far is below expectationsWildfire season off to slow start in some areas of West, expected to get more intense
The Associated Press1 hour ago

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