Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In the wake of a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma last month, a Utah lawmaker says he believes a firing squad is a more humane form of execution. And he plans to bring back that option for criminals sentenced to death in his state. Rep. Paul Ray,...
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After huge win, next Indian PM begins victory lap

Indians take photographs of a map of India holding a portrait of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi, made with colored powder and surrounded by rose petals, at the party office in Gandhinagar, in the western Indian state of Gujarat, Friday, May 16, 2014. Modi...

Reddick Has 2 HRs, 6 RBIs As A’s Beat Indians 11-1

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Reddick homered twice, including a grand slam, and drove in a career-high six runs, and Josh Donaldson added a three-run shot in the Oakland Athletics’ 11-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. Reddick’s second career grand slam and...

Simon, Mesoraco Lead Reds Over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Alfredo Simon allowed five hits over 7 2-3 strong innings, Devin Mesoraco hit a three-run homer and the Cincinnati Reds beat the struggling Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 on Friday night. Simon (5-2) had a season-high eight strikeouts, walked one and hit one...
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On high seas, Vietnam and China play tense game

AP Photo/Hau Dinh ABOARD VIETNAMESE COAST GUARD SHIP 4033 (AP) — Each day the Vietnamese ships tried to get close to the rig. And each day they were driven back by the much larger Chinese ships. But before they sped away, laboring engines spewing black smoke, the Vietnamese...

International League

___ Gwinnett 4, Buffalo 1, 1st game Charlotte 2, Durham 1, 1st game Syracuse at Toledo, 7 p.m. Louisville at Norfolk, 7:05 p.m. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. Columbus at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. Pawtucket at Indianapolis, 7:15 p.m. Gwinnett at Buffalo, 7:35 p.m.,...
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Government fine hardly the end of GM recall saga

This Friday, May 16 2014 photo shows the General Motors logo at the company’s world headquarters in Detroit. U.S. safety regulators fined General Motors a record $35 million Friday for taking at least a decade to disclose defects with ignition switches in small cars that...

Lao military plane with defense chief crashes

BANGKOK (AP) — A Laos air force plane believed to be carrying 20 people including the country’s defense minister crashed on Saturday, Thailand’s Foreign Ministry said. There was no immediate word on casualties, said the Foreign Ministry spokesman, Sek...

Daniel A. Haase

Daniel A. Haase, 53, of Fostoria, passed away 12:24 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Toledo Hospital. He was born January 8, 1961 in Fostoria to Carl W. and Janet L. (Kirian) Haase, and they survive in Fostoria. Also surviving are brothers and sisters, Chuck E. (Sandy) Haase of...

Raydene Dean

Raydene Dean, age 82, of Wayne, Ohio passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. She was born on March 24, 1932 in Wayne to the late Ray P. and Elizabeth C. (Soufflet) Wagner. She married Hobart E. Dean on April 26, 1955 in Lebanon,...