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Utah scraps untested lethal drug combination for man’s August execution

By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press Utah officials said Saturday that they are scrapping plans to use an untested lethal drug combination in next month's planned execution of a man in a 1998 murder case. They will instead seek out a drug that's been used previously in executions in numerous ...

Man in custody after 4 found dead in Brooklyn apartment attack, NYPD says

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says it has taken a man into custody in connection with the deaths of a grandmother, a mother and her two children in the family's Brooklyn apartment. Police said in a statement Saturday that officers responded to a report late Friday night of ...

A judge adds 11 years to the sentence for a man in a Chicago bomb plot

CHICAGO (AP) — A man convicted of plotting to blow up a Chicago bar will have to spend another 11 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly resentenced Adel Daoud to 27 years in prison on Friday, the Chicago Tribune reported. U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman ...

Massachusetts House and Senate approve a $58B state budget deal

By STEVE LeBLANC Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts House and Senate approved a $58 billion state budget deal Friday that includes a plan for free community colleges and would allow the Massachusetts Lottery to move some of its products online. The budget would set aside ...

Vermont farmers take stock after losing crops to flooding two years in a row

By LISA RATHKE Associated Press BARNET, Vt. (AP) — Exactly one year to the date of last year's severe flooding in Vermont, Joe's Brook Farm was flooded again by the remnants of Hurricane Beryl. This time it was worse. Workers were able to harvest some of the produce before last week's ...