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Judge's decision extends delaying Ohio executions

Posted: August 12, 2014 at 4:05 a.m.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A freeze on capital punishment in Ohio will continue into 2015 after a federal judge extended a months-long moratorium on executions as questions mount about the effectiveness of a new, two-drug combination being used to carry out the death penalty.

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Postal Service posts $2 billion loss

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe gestures as he speaks during the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Washington. According to Donahoe, the Postal Service may need an emergency rate increase to stay afloat. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON -- Despite an increase in revenue for nearly all of the U.S. Postal Service's products, the agency ... Read »

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Comedy's riffing genius Robin Williams dies a...

FILE - This March 27, 2010 file photo shows actor Robin Williams speaking at The 24th American Cinematheque Awards honoring Matt Damon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia.(AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)

SAN FRANCISCO -- Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic whose pop culture riffs and impressions da... Read »