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Ohio set to end 3-year hiatus with execution of child killer
LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio is preparing to put a condemned child killer to death in the state's first execution in more than three years....

Official: Driver in smuggling attempt part of larger group
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Investigators believe a truck driver accused in the deaths of 10 people found inside a packed, sweltering tractor-trailer is just one member of a larger organization involved in human smuggling that they are looking to identify and dismantle, a U.S. immigration official said Tuesday....

Celgene Corp. to pay $280M to settle cancer drug fraud suit
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Celgene Corp. has agreed to pay $280 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging the pharmaceutical company committed fraud promoting a drug with a notorious history that was re-purposed to treat leprosy and another therapy for unapproved cancer treatments, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday....

AP: Brazilians detail abuses by US church, shattered lives
SAO JOAQUIM DE BICAS, Brazil (AP) -- At the Word of Faith Fellowship churches in the Brazilian cities of Sao Joaquim de Bicas and Franco da Rocha, the signs of broken families are everywhere: parents separated from their children, siblings who no longer speak, grandparents who wonder if they will ever know their grandchildren....

Texas Senate again OKs 'bathroom bill' over police criticism
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again passed the state Senate on Tuesday over opposition from police and major corporations, but still faces an uncertain path to becoming law....

10 white caskets and memories: Funeral honors flood victims
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- To the strains of "Ave Maria," more than 1,000 people said goodbye Tuesday to 10 members of an extended family who lost their lives in a flash flood while celebrating a birthday in Arizona....

California knocks Trump as it extends climate change effort
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown and his predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, stood side by side Tuesday to cheer the extension of one of the most ambitious programs in the U.S. to reduce fossil fuel pollution, while condemning President Donald Trump's failure to see climate change as a deadly threat....

Cyber staff: Wisconsin company offers to microchip employees
A Wisconsin company is offering to microchip its employees, enabling them to open doors, log onto their computers and purchase break room snacks with a simple swipe of the hand....

Cincinnati police rebuke critics over role in shooting case
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Police in Cincinnati are expressing displeasure over criticism of their role in the case of a University of Cincinnati officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist....

 
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