US executions increase slightly in 2017

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A court reprieve that halted the scheduled December lethal injection of a Texas prisoner means 2017 will end with 23 inmates executed in the U.S., a figure that although up slightly from the previous year is half of what it was a decade ago.

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  • Written by By MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press

Prison for woman accused of taping toddler son to wall

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A woman accused of taping her 2-year-old son to a wall so she could get housework done and streaming it live on social media has been sentenced to nine months in prison.

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Sheriff: 2 men killed in fatal shootings on same road

HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff says a man armed with a gun allegedly broke into a home and was fatally shot by one of the homeowners, while another man was found fatally shot in a car on the same Ohio road.

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