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Navy Investigates Ex-Blue Angel Commander

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News 5 has learned of shocking allegations concerning the Navy's elite flying team, The Blue Angels, and its former commander, Captain Gregory McWherter. More>>

More Teens are Smoking Spice Video included

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We take a closer look at how and who synthetic marijuana affects. News 5's Tiffany McCall sat down with a teenager who shares his encounter with the drug and what health officials are facing.

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USA Police Investigate Reported Assault Video included

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University of South Alabama Police are investigating a reported sexual assault on campus Wednesday. News 5's Blake Brown has the latest on this story. More>>

Highway 59 Traffic Lights Video included

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Traffic control is going high tech in South Baldwin County and in some of the more popular destinations getting from here to there is much quicker. More>>

Residents Continue to Fight Second Coal Terminal Video included

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Patricia Smith has lived in downtown Mobile for 30 years. More>>

Brewton Woman On Life Support Following Swimming Accident Video included

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Stephanie Smith is in a coma at a local hospital following a swimming accident in Orange Beach Easter Weekend. More>>

489 Bags of Synthetic Marijuana Seized in Bust Video included

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Authorities have taken 489 bags of synthetic marijuana off the streets of Mobile. More>>

Majority Whip Praises LCS Video included

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One of the most powerful men in Congress gives Austal thumbs up Wednesday. Congressman Kevin McCarthy toured the shipbuilder with Congressman Bradley Byrne.


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Fishermen meet for Summit Amid Tough Season Video included

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Wednesday people in the seafood industry met to discuss some of the challenges they are facing at the second annual Alabama Seafood Summit. More>>

USA Police Investigating Allegations of Sexual Assault On Campus

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Police at the University of South Alabama received information that a female student was allegedly the victim of a sexual assault Wednesday morning. More>>

Ga. Passes "Guns Everywhere" Bill

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a wide-ranging gun bill into law Wednesday that has critics howling and proponents applauding. More>>

Byrne Tours Brookley Aeroplex Video included

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  Bradley Byrne was the VIP, touring the future home of Airbus. More>>

City Council Undecided on New Coal Terminal Video included

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After listening to three hours worth of appeals Tuesday afternoon, the Mobile City Council did not make a decision on whether or not to appeal the planning committee's plan to build Blue Creek Coal Terminal. More>>

Oil Spill Dissolving Wetlands Video included

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We return to the first spots hit by oil four years ago during the coastal crisis. Officials say wetlands are shrinking due to dead vegetation.


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Austal To Hire 300 More Positions Video included

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More hiring underway at one of our largest employers. Austal shipbuilder will fill hundreds of new positions this year, but with the constant hiring, is the company able to find the qualified help it needs? More>>

Are Health Issues Connected to BP Oil Spill? Video included

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Four years after the BP oil spill and health concerns are still an issue for many. Rashes, respiratory ailments, burning of the skin and eyes, all symptoms that have many asking if it's because of the oil spill clean up. More>>

Council Approves New Police Cars Video included

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 city will spend $3.2 million for 93 new cars. The Chief calls the police fleet "grossly behind" where it should be. More>>

Spike in "Spice" Leads to Deaths, Illnesses

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Mobile police are investigating two deaths and an unusual increase in illnesses from using synthetic marijuana, also known as "Spice." More>>

Emotional Memorial Service Held For Foley Accident Victim Video included

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Dozens of people said goodbye to Ronald Ealey at an emotional memorial service in Foley Tuesday. More>>

Peyton Manning Coming to Mobile

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Peyton Manning, a Super Bowl champion and the reigning NFL Most Valuable Player, is coming to Mobile. More>>

Atmore Man Top Finisher in Boston Video included

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 A man from Atmore is the top finisher from Alabama to run in the Boston Marathon.
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Mississippi Teacher Pay Raises

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Pay raises for Mississippi public school teachers are close to becoming law. The bill includes a $1,500 raise on July 1, and a $1,000 raise that would follow in the budget year beginning July 1, 2015. More>>

Where Are All the Strawberries? Video included

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Local farmers are struggling to produce a good strawberry crop this year. More>>

Fishermen Blame BP for Low Yield Video included

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Boat captains say they're just not finding fish when they go out. More>>

Construction Begins on Interstate 10 Video included

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The project will affect 8.7 miles of highway and will cost 14 point 7 million dollars.  It's a project funded by the state and ALDOT says it's one that's needed. More>>

Tim Cook's Apple Getting Greener Video included

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Apple has released a new video to its website touting its progress in becoming environmentally friendly. More>>

Cameras, Lights, Beach Safety Video included

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Headed into the last week of spring break season, coastal communities are assessing what worked and what needs work before the bulk of the tourists season arrives. In Gulf Shores that means additional safety measures. More>>

Mobile County Woman Killed For Talking To Police Video included

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Six years after a mother from Mobile County went missing; one of two men goes on trial for her murder. Authorities say Tammy Stokes was killed because she was a “snitch.”


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Bail Set For Men Charged In Trooper Shooting

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A judge sets bail at $750,000 each for the two men arrested for shooting an Alabama State trooper. The duo is also facing murder charges in Florida. More>>

American Man Wins Boston Marathon

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American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon. The last American man to win was Greg Meyer in 1983. More>>

Woman Sets Boston Marathon

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Rita Jeptoo of Kenya successfully defended her Boston Marathon title in a course-record 2 hours, 18 minutes, 57 seconds. She becomes the seventh three-time Boston Marathon champion. More>>

Alabama's Most Business-Friendly Cities

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The Alabama Policy Institute has released its annual list of the most and least business-friendly cities in the state of Alabama. More>>

Driver Licenses Delays

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Alabamians won't be able to get or renew driver licenses for a few days in late April. The Alabama Department of Public Safety says it has to convert a database to comply with federal regulations. More>>

Baldwin County Four Years After The BP Oil Spill Video included

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For the most part, Pleasure Island leaders, business owners and residents are pleased with how BP has handled restoration efforts.  More>>

Alabama State Trooper Wounded in Shootout

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The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is looking into a shooting involving an Alabama State Trooper. More>>

4 Years After Spill Dauphin Island Still Recovering Video included

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Sunday will mark the four year anniversary since Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, spewing more than 200 million gallons of oil. More>>

Easter Bunny is Busy in Mobile

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Many folks enjoyed Easter Celebrations Saturday in the Port City. More>>

Majority of Legislators Accept Automatic Raise

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A narrow majority of Alabama legislators have accepted an automatic pay increase that they were eligible to receive this spring. More>>

Gulf Shores Shooter Arrested

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The Gulf Shores Police Department has arrested the suspect accused of shooting a Spanish Fort teenager. More>>

Bo Jackson Leading Annual Charity Ride Through Ala

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Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson is leading his third annual charity bicycle ride. More>>

Gulf Shores Shooter Identified Video included

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There's new information about a shooting in Gulf Shores. Police say Jermaine Trevel Cungious shot 18 year old Tommie Cortez Wednesday night in the area of the boardwalk at the public beach.He's on the run tonight, and police need the public's help finding him. If you see Cungious do not approach him.Police say he isarmed and dangerous.Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Detective Conway at 251-968-1157. During off-hours or on weekends, call the 24-hourGSPD Communicati... More>>

Lionfish Invading Gulf of Mexico Video included

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They maybe pretty to look at but they could be deadly for the fishing industry. A tropical fish once only seen in home aquariums is taking over the Gulf of Mexico and the lionfish is eating everything in sight. More>>

Video Captures Deputy Saving Dog Video included

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Video shows a dog being rescued by a deputy Friday morning in a creek near Theodore. The deputy used a rope to pull the dog to safety. More>>

Spring Break Ends On A Soggy Note Video included

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Spring Break 2014 was a cold, wet and windy one for thousands of students in Mobile and Baldwin Counties and their families.   More>>

USA to Buy Presidential Home as Contract with Waldrop is Finalized

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Tony Waldrop will receive a $450,000 annual salary, but no housing stipend as the school plans to purchase a permanent presidential home.

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Alabama Veterans Cemetery Milestone Video included

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It's been one year since the first burial at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spanish Fort. More>>

Apartments May Be Slotted For Downtown Bldg Video included

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The old Press Register building on Government Street was built in 1919.

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Local Runners Ready Ahead of Boston Marathon Video included

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Kit Wright and Ashley Dempsey are two of the 36,000 runners participating in this year’s Boston Marathon. More>>

Questions About Gulf Recovery Linger Video included

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The four year anniversary of the BP disaster is this Sunday. Some local and state leaders feel the job of recovery is far from over.


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UPDATE: Fatal I-65 Accident, One Dead

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A deadly accident killed one and injured another. More>>

Ex-Commander of Blue Angels Relieved of Duties

Capt. Gregory McWherter, left. Capt. Gregory McWherter, left.
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The former commanding officer of the Blue Angels, Captain Gregory McWherter (left), has been relieved of his duties by the Navy. More>>

2014 Atlantic Hurricane Names Released

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The following names will be used for named storms that form in the North Atlantic in 2014. More>>

Foley Manslaughter Suspect Recently Released From Prison Video included

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News 5 has learned the man accused of running from police and killing Ronald Ealey was released from prison in 2012 on drug charges. More>>

Alabama Unemployment Rate Rises

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The state Department of Labor says Alabama's March unemployment rate is 6.7 percent, which is three-tenths of a percent higher than the February rate.  More>>

VERDICT: Freeman Jockisch Found Guilty Video included

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Former Mobile County Commissioner Freeman Jockisch has been found guilty of attempting to solicit sex from an underage girl over the internet. More>>

"Rethink Your Drink" Comes to Univ. of Mobile

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Some students at the University of Mobile are leading a campaign to to get healthy, one sip at a time. They have joined the campaign started by the Obesity Task Force of Mobile County, called "Rethink Your Drink." The idea is for people to realize how calories in drinks quickly add up. Kalia Jones and Rebekah Counce are University of Mobile seniors and soccer players. During the season, they don't drink any soft drinks at all. They say that eliminating sugary drinks has helped their performan... More>>

Surveillance Camera Captures Police Chase Video included

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News 5 has surveillance video of Wednesday's police chase in Baldwin County. Witnesses say they're frustrated with police. News 5's Blake Brown explains. More>>

Islamic Center Approved For Expansion Video included

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Islamic Society president Shafik Hammami says parking will not be an issue with the new plans for the center.

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Shark Shakes Up Social Media Video included

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The man who caught a record breaking mako shark somewhere along the Florida gulf coast shares his story after a picture of his catch at a gas pump catches fire online. Shark fishermen are normally very private about their hobby.


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Tweeting the Beat with Gulf Shores Police Video included

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If you were following Gulf Shores police on Twitter Wednesday night you received details in real time of police calls and in some cases photos too as officers "Tweeted from the Beat". More>>

SLIDESHOW: Gabby Giffords Ship Naming

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See pictures of the former Arizona congresswoman during her trip to Austal, as she laid the keel on the U.S.S. Gabrielle Giffords. More>>

New Automotive Plant Coming to Alabama

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A new Japanese production plant is headed to Tuscaloosa County in 2015. More>>

Armed Robber Gets 20 Years in Jail

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A Mobile man has pled guilty to the armed robbery of two Mississippi businesses in 2011. More>>

Tornado in Evergreen, Alabama

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An EF-0 tornado touched down just to the southeast of downtown Evergreen, Alabama on Monday morning, April 7, 2014. Along the path, trees were uprooted and minor structural damage was done to the hospital, technical school and baseball field. The maximum width of this tiny twister was 150 yards. More>>

Atmore Wind Damage was a Downburst

Tree damage from thunderstorm downburst. Tree damage from thunderstorm downburst.
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A preliminary National Weather Service survey of the wind damage in Atmore on March 16, 2014 judges it to be a downburst. A downburst is a burst of straight-line wind from a thunderstorm. In this case it was a very small and brief burst of wind so it is classified as a microburst. Downbursts are not unusual but this one was strong. Here is the storm survey... More>>

WWII and Korean Veterans Honored at Reese's Senior Bowl

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Veterans of World War Two and Korea will be among those being honored before this year's Reese's Senior Bowl in Mobile.  More>>

Pensacola Woman Dies from Flu

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A woman from Pensacola has died from the flu.
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Defense Lawyers Oppose Change to Capital Appeals

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Capital defense lawyers are opposing proposals to streamline appeals in death penalty cases, a change they say could result in Alabama executing innocent people. More>>

Opelika Pedestrian Killed in Crash with SUV

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Lee County coroner's officials have identified a pedestrian who died after being hit by an SUV. More>>

Bradley Byrne Joins House of Representatives Video included

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After five months, Lower Alabama is once again represented in Congress. Bradley Byrne was sworn-in Wednesday afternoon on the floor of the House of Representatives.  More>>

Shellfish Waters Closed In Mobile & Baldwin

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The Alabama Department of Public Health has closed all shellfish growing waters in Mobile and Baldwin counties. More>>

Police Ask For Help Identifying Body

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Fort Walton Beach police are asking for help identifying a man found dead in Choctawhatchee Bay. More>>

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  • Navy Investigates Ex-Blue Angel Commander

    Navy Investigates Ex-Blue Angel Commander

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:52 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:52:41 GMT
    News 5 has learned of shocking allegations concerning the Navy's elite flying team, The Blue Angels, and its former commander, Captain Gregory McWherter.
    News 5 has learned of shocking allegations concerning the Navy's elite flying team, The Blue Angels, and its former commander, Captain Gregory McWherter.
  • More Teens are Smoking Spice

    More Teens are Smoking Spice

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:14:18 GMT
    We take a closer look at how and who synthetic marijuana affects. News 5's Tiffany McCall sat down with a teenager who shares his encounter with the drug and what health officials are facing.

    We take a closer look at how and who synthetic marijuana affects. News 5's Tiffany McCall sat down with a teenager who shares his encounter with the drug and what health officials are facing.

  • USA Police Investigate Reported Assault

    USA Police Investigate Reported Assault

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:37:35 GMT
    University of South Alabama Police are investigating a reported sexual assault on campus Wednesday. News 5's Blake Brown has the latest on this story.
    University of South Alabama Police are investigating a reported sexual assault on campus Wednesday. News 5's Blake Brown has the latest on this story.
  • State / Regional NewsMore>>

  • Navy Investigates Ex-Blue Angel Commander

    Navy Investigates Ex-Blue Angel Commander

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:52 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:52:41 GMT
    News 5 has learned of shocking allegations concerning the Navy's elite flying team, The Blue Angels, and its former commander, Captain Gregory McWherter.
    News 5 has learned of shocking allegations concerning the Navy's elite flying team, The Blue Angels, and its former commander, Captain Gregory McWherter.
  • Ga. Passes "Guns Everywhere" Bill

    Ga. Passes "Guns Everywhere" Bill

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:30:40 GMT
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a wide-ranging gun bill into law Wednesday that has critics howling and proponents applauding.
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a wide-ranging gun bill into law Wednesday that has critics howling and proponents applauding.
  • Oil Spill Dissolving Wetlands

    Oil Spill Dissolving Wetlands

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-04-23 01:51:18 GMT

    We return to the first spots hit by oil four years ago during the coastal crisis. Officials say wetlands are shrinking due to dead vegetation.

    We return to the first spots hit by oil four years ago during the coastal crisis. Officials say wetlands are shrinking due to dead vegetation.


  • NationalMore>>

  • Last year's deadbeats do best as stocks stall

    Last year's deadbeats do best as stocks stall

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-04-24 07:24:57 GMT
    Financial markets rarely stick to the script, and this year is no different.
    Financial markets rarely stick to the script, and this year is no different.
  • Fetal tissue used to power Oregon homes

    Fetal tissue used to power Oregon homes

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:15 AM EDT2014-04-24 07:15:22 GMT
    An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from...
    An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from British...
  • Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims

    Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:44 AM EDT2014-04-24 06:44:40 GMT
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them, putting them back on track to be executed as early as next week.
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them, putting them back on track to be executed as early as next week.
  • InternationalMore>>

  • Afghan hospital guard kills 3 foreign doctors

    Afghan hospital guard kills 3 foreign doctors

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:24 AM EDT2014-04-24 08:24:52 GMT
    Police in Afghanistan say a security guard has opened fire in a Kabul hospital, killing three foreigners and wounding one other person.
    An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three foreign physicians and wounding two other people, officials said.
  • Bomb kills 4 in Pakistan; airstrikes hit militants

    Bomb kills 4 in Pakistan; airstrikes hit militants

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:24 AM EDT2014-04-24 08:24:49 GMT
    A Pakistani official says a bombing in the country's south targeted a police officer known for his anti-militant campaigns, killing him and his two friends.
    A bombing in southern Pakistan killed a police officer known for his anti-militant campaigns and three other people on Thursday while army officials said the Pakistani air force carried out airstrikes against insurgents in...
  • Ukraine official: city hall cleared of protesters

    Ukraine official: city hall cleared of protesters

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:15 AM EDT2014-04-24 08:15:12 GMT
    Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern city of pro-Russian protesters who had been occupying it for over a week.
    Police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern Ukrainian city of pro-Russian protesters who had been occupying it for over a week, Interior Minister Avakov said Thursday, but local police officials and protesters...
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