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UN agency rankings of humanity's progress

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 01:34 AM

In its annual report on human development, the United Nations Development Program ranks 187 countries based on measures such as the health and longevity of their people, education and income, and personal security. Since 1990, those measures have been compiled into the agency's index of human development that is watched by governments around the world. Here are some of highlights from its latest global rankings:

— THE BEST

Top ranked is Norway, followed by Australia, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the United States.


JFK returns to old look in new collectors' coins

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 01:30 AM

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — President John F. Kennedy is getting his old look back on new collectors' coins.

The slain president's profile debuted on the half dollar 50 years ago, and the image was subtly tweaked and sharpened in the 1990s. Now the U.S. Mint is producing collectors' coins that restore the original 1964 design, which incorporated suggestions from a grieving Jacqueline Kennedy.


Coast Guard: Wreckage of teen pilot's plane found

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 01:22 AM

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has found wreckage from an airplane piloted by a teenager who was killed when he crashed during an around-the-world flight, a Coast Guard spokesman said Thursday.

A C-130 pilot spotted sections of the plane's fuselage and other aircraft components Wednesday night in a remote section of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of American Samoa, spokesman Gene Maestas in Honolulu said, and ships later recovered some of that debris.


Day 3 of deliberations ends in Ventura lawsuit

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 01:16 AM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A third day of jury deliberations in a defamation lawsuit brought by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has ended without a verdict.

Jurors broke for the day after about 7½ hours of deliberations Thursday and are due to reconvene at 9 a.m. Friday. Altogether, the jury has deliberated for about 19 hours since midday Tuesday.


Correction: Rural Investment Dollars story

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:03 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story July 24 about a new rural investment fund announced by the White House, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Colorado-based CoBank is donating $10 billion to a fund for rural investment projects. The bank is making the money available for loans.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Farm bank commits $10B in loans for rural projects

Farm bank commits $10B in loans for rural infrastructure projects, hopes to spur private investors


Midazolam is common thread in 3 lengthy executions

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 10:35 PM

Arizona used a two-drug protocol for Wednesday's execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, who had been sentenced to die for the 1989 deaths of a former girlfriend and her father.

Witnesses saw Wood gasp and snort for an hour and 40 minutes after the execution drugs were injected in his veins. He finally was pronounced dead an hour and 57 minutes after the process started.

Executions without problems typically take 10 minutes or so.


AP reporter's account of Arizona execution

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 10:31 PM

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — Joseph Rudolph Wood looked around the death chamber and glanced at the doctors as they made preparations for his execution, locating the proper veins and inserting two lines into his arms.

Wood then uttered his final words, smiled at the victim's family members and made eye contact with a deacon. Just after declaring that he was at peace with his death, he smiled at the deacon, but for a second, a subtle look of panic took over his face.

Officials administered the lethal drugs at 1:52 p.m. Wood's eyes closed.


Alaska tourist train derails, injuring 9 slightly

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 09:45 PM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A popular tourist train derailed Wednesday in southeast Alaska, and nine people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.

The derailment occurred during the afternoon run of the White Pass & Yukon Route tourist train, which goes from Skagway, Alaska, into Canada.

There were few immediate details of what happened, but railroad President John Finlayson said the train derailed as it reached the White Pass Summit.


AP PHOTOS: Church a haven for Muslims in Gaza

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 09:22 PM

Muslim families driven from their homes by the fierce fighting between Israel and Hamas are observing Ramadan in Gaza City's Greek Orthodox church.

St. Porphyrios Church has thrown its doors open to hundreds of displaced Palestinians, some of the more than 140,000 who have fled their homes, according to the UN.


Conviction upheld for chef in boiled-body case

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 08:52 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A state appeals court has upheld the second-degree murder conviction of a Southern California chef who claimed he cooked his wife's body in boiling water.

City News Service reports that a court panel on Wednesday rejected a claim that there was insufficient evidence to convict David Viens.

The chef is serving 15 years to life for the 2009 killing of his wife, Dawn.


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