Air Algerie loses contact with plane over West Africa

File picture for illustration shows two Air Algerie planes in front of the new Houari Boumediene international airport building in the capital Algiers on May 16, 2006The aircraft disappears from radar shortly after takeoff from Burkina Faso.



How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

With the state prison in the background, about a dozen death penalty opponents pray as they await the possible execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Florence, Ariz. The highest courts in Arizona and the nation have cleared the way for the state to carry out its third execution in the last year on Wednesday, following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs. Wood was sentenced to death for killing Debra Dietz and her father, Eugene Dietz, in 1989 at the family's automotive shop in Tucson. (AP Photo)Lethal injections in the three states left inmates writhing and gasping for breath.



Matt Bai: On the torture report, a confrontation looms

USA OBAMA CIASometime this summer, probably when as many Americans as possible are tanning on a beach and not paying attention, the White House is expected to release a version of a classified report on torture during the Bush years. Actually, what's likely to become public is only the executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report.



FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.
Arizona execution takes nearly 2 hours

Joseph Rudolph WoodPHOENIX (AP) — A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S.





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