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AP reporter's account of Arizona execution

AP reporter's account of Arizona execution

FLORENCE, Ariz. | Joseph Rudolph Wood looked around the death chamber and glanced at the people making preparation for his execution, locating the proper veins and inserting two lines into his arms.

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AP reporter's account of Arizona execution

AP reporter's account of Arizona execution

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)

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AP reporter's account of Arizona execution

AP reporter's account of Arizona execution

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, allowed the Arizona executionof Wood to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding le…

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AP reporter's account of Arizona execution

AP reporter's account of Arizona execution

Jeanne Brown, who had a father and sister murdered, leaves the room after speaking at a news conference after the nearly two hour long execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood at the state prison on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Florence, Ariz. Wood was convicted in the 1989 shooting deaths of Debbie…

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AP reporter's account of Arizona execution

AP reporter's account of Arizona execution

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 on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Florence, Ariz. Wood was convicted in the 1989 shooting deaths of Debbie Di…

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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
Obamacare hit by ruling, but subsidies to continue

Obamacare hit by ruling, but subsidies to continue

President Barack Obama speaks about the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, at the Walker Jones Education Campus in Washington, Monday, July 21, 2014. A US appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low-and middle-…

July 22, 2014 12:08 pm
'Funnel of fire' destroys homes in Washington

'Funnel of fire' destroys homes in Washington

A pickup drives along a road where a wildfire rages early Friday, July 18, 2014, near Brewster, Wash. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Tyler Tjomsland)

July 18, 2014 2:40 pm

Know sex trafficking when you see it

EL PASO, Texas | The world of sex-trafficking is complicated and complex, yet the solution may be as simple as education.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am
Ind. marriage ban supporters, opponents square off

Ind. marriage ban supporters, opponents square off

INDIANAPOLIS | The House Judiciary Committee has delayed a vote on a proposal to amend Indiana's constitution to ban gay marriage.

January 13, 2014 1:06 pm
Great Lakes program inspires rare bipartisanship

Great Lakes program inspires rare bipartisanship

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Nowhere has the fervor to cut government down to size been more dramatically on display than in the industrial Midwest.

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Dems, conservatives line up on health care fight

INDIANAPOLIS | Supporters and opponents of the federal health care law brought their national battle to Indianapolis on Monday.

August 26, 2013 7:30 pm
Daley blasts Quinn for appointing Zuccarelli to CTA board

Daley blasts Quinn for appointing Zuccarelli to CTA board

CHICAGO | Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley is blasting Gov. Pat Quinn for nominating Thornton Township Supervisor Frank Zuccarelli to the Chicago Transit Authority Board.

August 08, 2013 2:15 pm Photos

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Small budget hurts Indiana tourism efforts

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's effort to promote its attractions is losing ground to better-funded neighbors, but the state's top tourism official hopes to change that with a new plan to generate revenue and persuade people to explore all the Hoosier state has to offer.

August 04, 2013 11:30 am

AP Exclusive: Daniels looked to censor opponents

INDIANAPOLIS | Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels pledged to promote academic freedom, not stifle it, when he became president at Purdue University in January.

July 16, 2013 4:00 pm
Ind. ends 2013 budget with improved cash balance

Ind. ends 2013 budget with improved cash balance

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, right, announces that revenue's and reserves are higher than projected during a press conference with State Auditor Tim Berry in Indianapolis, Thursday. The report shows the state ended fiscal year 2013 with a structural surplus of $483 million, which is $93 million …

July 11, 2013 10:55 am
Ind. ends 2013 budget with improved cash balance

Ind. ends 2013 budget with improved cash balance

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, right, announces that revenue's and reserves are higher than projected during a news conference with State Auditor Tim Berry in Indianapolis, Thursday. The report shows the state ended fiscal year 2013 with a structural surplus of $483 million, which is $93 million h…

July 11, 2013 10:55 am
Chicago police seeking anonymous social media tips

Chicago police seeking anonymous social media tips

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy announced a series of changes to the department's community policing program, including using social media and smart phones to help them fight crime in the city.

July 08, 2013 4:01 pm

Senate sends Peotone airport plan to Quinn

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The Illinois Senate has passed an initiative allowing for the construction and operation of the long-awaited third Chicago area airport, along with two other major projects.

May 31, 2013 5:50 pm

Gaming board chair: Separate Chicago casino in its own bill

SPRINGFIELD | The head of the board that regulates Illinois' gambling said Tuesday that a proposed expansion calling for five new casinos raises so many questions about oversight of a Chicago casino that it should be separated into its own bill.

May 28, 2013 5:47 pm
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