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Botched Oklahoma execution haunts inmate as death nears

Richard Glossip has spent 17 years in a tiny cell in H Unit of the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, close to the death chamber. Every execution is a reminder that his turn will come one day.

States where taxes hit the poor hardest

It costs a lot to be poor in the state of Washington.

Astronaut set to spend one year in space

NASA is sending astronaut Scott Kelly to live on the International Space Station for a year. That's the longest any U.S. astronaut has spent in space and twice as long as crew members usually stay on the space station.

Utah AG takes down child sex trafficking ring in secret trip to Colombia

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes quietly made a trip to Colombia to participate in the takedown of a child sex trafficking operation.

132-year-old rifle found propped against tree in Nevada

If this rifle could talk.

Duke University's decision to sound Muslim call to prayer riles some

The Muslim call to prayer will sound from a bell tower at North Carolina's Duke University -- but not everyone is considering the chant music to the ear.

Apple's new security feature not good enough

After the celebrity iCloud hack last year, Apple promised to better protect customer accounts.

Texas: America's boom-and-bust oil capital

Up until just a few months ago, things were going gangbusters in Texas. Now, with oil breaking below $45 a barrel, there's a legitimate fear the state will tumble into a recession.

Ohio man allegedly planned attack on U.S. Capitol

For months, 20-year-old Christopher Lee Cornell had been on the FBI's radar. Authorities said he left alarming posts on social media, talking about violent jihad.

2 gunmen caught on surveillance robbing Michigan nail salon

Masked gunmen staged a brazen day-time robbery at a busy Detroit beauty salon last week. Now, police hope someone can help identify the suspects caught on a terrifying surveillance tape.