Witnessing death: AP reporters describe problem executions

The sedative midazolam is supposed to prevent condemned prisoners from suffering while they die, but opponents say several problematic executions involving the drug are evidence that it does not work consistently. They raised new concerns after an execution Thursday in Arkansas left the prisoner convulsing and pressing against his restraints.


Ohio House eyes freezing enrollment under Medicaid expansion

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposal to freeze enrollment under Ohio's Medicaid expansion was gaining traction Friday as a way to secure enough conservative support to get the state budget through the Ohio House.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH , AP Statehouse Correspondent