Drugmaker asked Arkansas not to use drug in executions

AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel A drugmaker asked Arkansas officials not to purchase its products for executions months before the state accepted a “donation” of potassium chloride as one of three drugs to use in lethal injections, according to letters obtained by The...

Bulls guard Rajon Rondo out indefinitely with broken thumb

AP Photo/Charles Krupa CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely with a broken right thumb. The team announced the injury on Friday, hours before the Bulls host the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. Chicago won the first...

As orbit becomes more crowded, risk from space debris grows

BERLIN (AP) — Decades’ worth of man-made junk is cluttering up Earth’s orbit, posing a threat to spaceflight and the satellites we rely on for weather reports, air travel and global communications. More than 750,000 fragments larger than a centimeter are already...

Bill Murray to join cellist for music and spoken word tour

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Murray is set to go on tour with a chamber music trio for a program of songs and literary readings. The New York Times reports (http://nyti.ms/2p37tT6 ) the actor is pairing up with cellist Jan Vogler for the project titled “New Worlds.” The...
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AP PHOTOS: Remote Oregon town for sale for $3.5 million

This 1930’s era photo supplied by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service shows a scene in Tiller, Ore. Almost all of the downtown in Tiller, a dying timber town in remote southwestern Oregon, is for sale for $3.5 million and the elementary school is for sale...

Men arrested for Pandora burglary

PANDORA — Two men from Jackson County were arrested in connection with a Thursday night burglary near Pandora, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office reported. The sheriff’s office said Raymond C. Rainer, 33, and Derek Leach, 29, both of Wellston, were spotted stealing several tools...

Resort island without Uber or Lyft wants to keep it that way

AP Photo/Matt O’Brien NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (AP) — Twelve miles and a ferry ride from the New England shore, Block Island is one of the last major tourist destinations in the United States without Uber or Lyft – and islanders want it to stay that way. Come summer,...

20 children killed when minibus hits truck in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Emergency responders say at least 20 children have been killed when their minibus collided with a truck northeast of South Africa’s capital. Images posted by the ER24 medical service on Twitter show the minibus smoking and twisted on its side next...
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Pyongyang drivers scramble as gas stations limit services

AP Photo/Eric Talmadge PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Car users in Pyongyang were scrambling Friday to fill up their tanks as gas stations began limiting services or even closing amid concerns of a spreading shortage. A sign outside one station in the North Korean capital...

Like his 'Veep' character, Reid Scott has been fired _ a lot

NEW YORK (AP) — Reid Scott says he can relate to Dan Egan, the character he plays on HBO’s “Veep” – a cocky, selfish political insider who gets fired as much as he’s hired. “No one has been fired more than Dan, which is kind of funny...