Arizona execution takes two hours

Posted: July 24, 2014 at 3:41 a.m.

PHOENIX -- A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode that is likely to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.

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Coin designs honoring U.S. marshals unveiled

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Marshals Museum Board of Directors Chairman Jim Spears, right, points to scroll in marshal's hand saying "Wanted in Fort Smith" on the face of the silver coin design unveiled Wednesday in Fort Smith and Washington, D.C., to commemorate the U.S. Marshals Service 225 anniversary. Western Arkansas U.S. Marshal Mike Oglesby, center, unveiled the renderings of the gold, silver and clad coins.

WASHINGTON -- A nod to Fort Smith's history with the U.S. Marshals Service is included in the design for three... Read »