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Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

PHOENIX | A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.

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Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

Arizona Republic justice reporter Michael Kiefer describes what he saw as a witness to the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, which took more than an hour and a half at the state prison Wednesday in Florence, Ariz. Wood was convicted in the 1989 shooting deaths of Debbie Dietz, 29, and Gene D…

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Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

Jeanne Brown, left, who had a sister and father murdered, speaks during a news conference as husband Richard Brown listens following the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood. The execution took nearly two hours.

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Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

Robert Hungerford, of Phoenix, prays as he and a group of about a dozen death penalty opponents protest the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood on Wednesday at the state prison in Florence, Ariz.

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Peace Run torch relay stops in East Chicago

Peace Run torch relay stops in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | Pshion Patterson, of East Chicago, brought her young nieces and nephews to City Hall on Tuesday morning to teach them a lesson. 

July 22, 2014 5:31 pm Photos

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To fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away arrests

To fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away arrests

Mariama Bangura, 17, poses for a portrait on the Northwest Side of Chicago. Bangura, 17, was arrested last year after she was accused of threatening a teacher. Though she was never charged, she worries that the incident could sink her adult ambitions. Chicago lawmakers, desperate to curb gun…

July 22, 2014 1:10 pm

Report: More Illinois children living in poverty

CHICAGO (AP) — A new report says the number of Illinois children living in areas of high poverty has increased by about a third since 2000.

July 22, 2014 3:49 am
COMMENTARY: Realities of a state that works

COMMENTARY: Realities of a state that works

Regardless of your political persuasion, it’s hard to argue against Indiana’s tremendous economic recovery and pragmatic reforms over the past couple of years.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
CHARLES HAYNES: In new poll, marriage equality trumps religious objections

CHARLES HAYNES: In new poll, marriage equality trumps religious objections

A solid majority of Americans now support equal treatment for same-sex couples despite religious objections, according to the State of the First Amendment survey released last week by the First Amendment Center.

June 26, 2014 5:37 pm
Broader disability access targeted at PUC conference

Broader disability access targeted at PUC conference

HAMMOND | Going beyond the letter of federal disability laws and striving for universal access at schools and other public facilities will be front and center Tuesday at a free Purdue University Calumet conference.

June 20, 2014 6:50 pm
EDITORIAL: Discuss effective tactics on war on poverty

EDITORIAL: Discuss effective tactics on war on poverty

Last Sunday's extensive report on poverty in Northwest Indiana should be a springboard for discussion, not the final word, on efforts to address poverty.

June 15, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: How conservatives could fight Planned Parenthood

DOUG ROSS: How conservatives could fight Planned Parenthood

Social conservatives and Planned Parenthood have clashed for decades, especially in Indiana. The tactics have included limiting access to Planned Parenthood services and cutting off government funding.

June 14, 2014 8:15 pm Video
Activist group: Jihadists besiege Syrian city

Activist group: Jihadists besiege Syrian city

FILE - This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 shows fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. The Islamic State was originally al-Qaida's branch in Iraq, but it used Syria's civil war to vau…

June 13, 2014 10:28 am
Kelly: Summer workouts will help players get ahead

Kelly: Summer workouts will help players get ahead

SOUTH BEND | Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly hopes new NCAA rules allowing coaches to work with players over the summer will help players get ahead for the fall, especially freshmen.

June 10, 2014 6:50 pm
Defining poverty difficult, but essential to fighting region epidemic

Defining poverty difficult, but essential to fighting region epidemic

Tina, a 36-year-old mother of three in South Haven, defines it as the fight to find work when every broken-down car means another lost employment opportunity.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Cost of not addressing poverty could surpass current cost

Millions of dollars in federal and township poor relief flood Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties every month, outpacing statewide rates, a Times computer-assisted analysis of state, federal and local data shows.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Related

Marriage, treasurer race divides GOP convention

FORT WAYNE | The party unity helping Hoosier Republicans win control of nearly every statewide elected office for the past decade is beginning to fracture.

June 07, 2014 1:49 pm
Immigrants fueling a US boom in cricket

Immigrants fueling a US boom in cricket

John Adams High School batsman Tazul Uddin raises his bat during a warm-up before playing against Midwood High School in a Public School Athletic League cricket match at Marine Park in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

June 03, 2014 9:34 am

Dems hope party's inclusiveness appeals to Hoosier voters

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana Democrats are optimistic they will add to their legislative delegation and win control of the three state offices on the November ballot by promoting themselves as the political party for all Hoosiers.

May 31, 2014 7:06 pm
Delany says unionizing wrong way for athletes to go

Delany says unionizing wrong way for athletes to go

ROSEMONT, Ill. | Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany insisted he is all for empowering college athletes and improving conditions for them.

May 14, 2014 5:05 pm
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