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States look to the past for execution methods

FILE – In this Oct. 13, 1999 file photo, Ricky Bell, then warden at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, Tenn., gives a tour of the prison’s execution chamber. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law Thursday, May 22, 2014, allowing the...
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AP Source: Sterling surrendering Clippers control

FILE – In this Nov. 12, 2010 file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling, right, sits with his wife Shelly during the Clippers NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Los Angeles. Donald Sterling has agreed to surrender his stake of the Clippers to...
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Klinsmann dances around Donovan questions

United States soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann speaks at a news conference for the World Cup soccer tournament in Stanford, Calif., Friday, May 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) United States soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann speaks at a news conference for the World Cup soccer tournament...
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George expected to play, Heat thinking about Oden

The Miami Heats Dwyane Wade, left, and LeBron James talk with the media after Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. The Heat won 87-83. (AP Photo/AJ Mast) The Miami Heats Dwyane Wade, left, and...
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California kidnap victim faces credibility test

In this Tuesday, May 20, 2014, photo released by the Santa Ana Police Department, shows suspect Isidro Garcia, age 41 of Bell Gardens, Calif. who was arrested in Santa Ana, Calif. Garcia allegedly kidnapped a 15-year-old girl in Santa Ana in 2004 then repeatedly physically and...

Suspects in murder case have court hearings

FOSTORIA — Three teenage suspects, arrested in connection with the shooting death of a Fostoria woman, have all appeared in court. Seventeen-year-old Garrett N. Brown had an initial hearing Friday in Seneca County Juvenile Court. Tyson J. Ogg, 18, and Dallas A. Salaz, 19, were...

On Deck: District championships on the line around the region

There is plenty of district baseball, softball and track and field action today around the region and we’ll have all of the action covered for you tonight here at The Courier. Five area softball teams will play for district championships. Courier writer Brian Lester will be at...
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At French, Nadal could face 3 who beat him on clay

Defending champion Spain’s Rafael Nadal holds a token during the Women’s singles draw for the French Open Tennis tournament, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, May 23, 2014. The French Open tennis tournament starts Sunday. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) Defending...
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Still no roof at French, where Week 1 could be wet

An employee cleans stair by a poster showing the futur Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, May 23, 2014. The plan includes an new court, right, and a retractable roof to enable play to continue regardless of the weather and also the light for the Philippe Chatrier court,...
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Harvick seeking 3rd 600 title in 4 years

Tony Stewart, left, talks with Kevin Harvick before qualifying for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Thursday, May 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Terry Renna) Tony Stewart, left, talks with Kevin Harvick before qualifying for...