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Tennessee brings back the electric chair

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As the rest of the nation debates the feasibility and humanity of lethal injections against a backdrop of scarce drugs and botched executions, Tennessee has come up with an alternative: the electric chair.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014

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Gasoline prices have familiar look as summer nears

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of gasoline looks familiar this Memorial Day. For the third year in a row, the national average will be within a penny or two of $3.64 per gallon.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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Thai military seizes power in coup, imposes curfew

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military seized power Thursday in a bloodless coup, dissolving the government, scrapping the constitution and dispersing groups of protesters from both sides of the country's political divide who had gathered in Bangkok and raised fears of a violent showdown.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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80 US Air Force personnel on ground in Chad

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Eighty U.S. Air Force personnel have begun their mission in Chad to help locate nearly 300 schoolgirls kidnapped in neighboring Nigeria, a U.S. military spokesman said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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Police: Man stole bread truck, made deliveries

 

NEW YORK (AP) — A man stole a New York City bread truck and began delivering loaves of savory baked goods to random businesses, the bakery's owner said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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Obama vows fix to veterans' health care troubles

WASHINGTON (AP) — With outrage mounting over veterans' health care, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that allegations of misconduct at VA hospitals will not be tolerated, and he left open the possibility that Secretary Eric Shinseki, a disabled war veteran, could be held to account.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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Senate set to vote on $12.3 billion water bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is on the cusp of passing its first infrastructure bill of the year.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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AP Exclusive: Air Force security failed nuke test

WASHINGTON (AP) — Armed security forces at a nuclear missile base failed a drill last summer that simulated the hostile takeover of a missile launch silo because they were unable to speedily regain control of the captured nuclear weapon, according to an internal Air Force review obtained by The Associated Press.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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