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Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

This handout image provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Edgar Tamayo. Attorneys for the Mexican national on Texas death row for the slaying of a Houston police officer hoped a civil suit, challenging what they argued is an unfair and secretive clemency...

States weighing labels on genetically altered food

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — In the absence of federal regulation, states from Rhode Island to Hawaii are considering laws to require labels on food items containing genetically modified ingredients. Currently, only Connecticut and Maine have laws requiring labels for...
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US Supreme Court denies appeals to delay execution

This handout image provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Edgar Tamayo. Attorneys for the Mexican national on Texas death row for the slaying of a Houston police officer hoped a civil suit, challenging what they argued is an unfair and secretive clemency...

Ohio Bill Sets Rules For Carrying Guns In Schools

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio bill would require the state’s attorney general to develop a training model for school employees who are allowed to carry concealed weapons. School boards would have to consult with local police to develop school safety protocols, if districts...

Valerie Plame has insider’s take on ‘Homeland’

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Former CIA operative Valerie Plame has a mixed opinion of Showtime’s spy drama “Homeland.” Plame said Wednesday the Emmy Award-winning TV series is a compelling drama and that star Claire Danes is “fabulous” as a CIA...

Ohio Bill Requires Reports On Drug-addicted Babies

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has approved a bill requiring hospital maternity units and newborn care nurseries and maternity homes to report the number of babies born addicted to drugs. The reporting to the state Health Department, mandated for every three months, is one...
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Michigan tops Iowa 75-67, sets up showdown vs. MSU

AP Photo/Tony Ding ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Nik Stauskas scored 26 points, and No. 21 Michigan held off No. 10 Iowa 75-67 on Wednesday night to remain unbeaten in the Big Ten. The Wolverines (14-4, 6-0) have won eight straight to set up a showdown in East Lansing on Saturday...

Ohio Police: 81-year-old Stabbed To Death In Home

SOUTH RUSSELL, Ohio (AP) — An 81-year-old woman was found stabbed to death in her northeast Ohio home and a grandson who served time in jail for taking her car without permission was arrested on a probation violation. Ruth Phillips was found stabbed to death Tuesday night in the...

Proposal To Renew Repair Funds Sent To Ohio Voters

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio voters get to decide whether to renew a public works program that funds improvements to roadways, bridges and other local infrastructure needs. The House voted 90-2 Wednesday on a resolution asking voters to approve a 10-year renewal of the State...

Illinois’ Groce: Angry Outbursts Over The Line

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois coach John Groce said Wednesday that he regrets an outburst that included throwing his suit jacket and yelling at officials during a loss to Michigan State. “For me, my entire life — passion, energy, emotion is a positive thing,” Groce...