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Firing Squad Bill Likely To Win Approval From Utah Governor

Republican Gov. Gary Herbert said Utah is a capital punishment state and needs a backup method to carry out executions if a shortage of lethal injection drugs continues.

03/19/2015

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Oregon House Votes To Outlaw Hunting, Fishing With Drones

The bill orders the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to adopt a rule banning the use of unmanned vehicles to track, harass or scout fish and wildlife. It passed in a 59-0 vote, sending it to the Senate.

03/18/2015

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Pimp Of Prostitute Killed By Marine Pleads Guilty To Human Trafficking Charge

Honolulu police said surveillance footage showed Cosby and Harris meeting outside a bar and kissing in the elevator of the hotel where he was staying. Police said the Marine was later seen loading a large duffel bag into an SUV. Harris’ body was later found more than 30 miles away.

03/18/2015

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Nude Backyard Sunbather Takes Plea Deal To Avoid Court, Will Wear Swimsuit

Last year, police said children could see the nude Kipp from a church parking lot behind his house, which has a chain-link fence without privacy slats and is located about 20 miles north of Salt Lake City. When an officer approached him, Kipp said he could do what he wanted in his own backyard, according to court records.

03/18/2015

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Oregon Becomes First State To Adopt Automatic Voter Registration

Under the legislation, every adult citizen in Oregon who has interacted with the Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division since 2013 but hasn’t registered to vote will receive a ballot in the mail at least 20 days before the next statewide election. The measure is expected to add about 300,000 new voters to the rolls.

03/16/2015

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Utah Gonorrhea Infections Up 714 Percent Among Women, 296 Percent Among Men

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Infection rates for a common sexually transmitted disease have skyrocketed in Utah since 2011, according to a report released by the Utah Department of Health. From 2011 to 2014, the […]

03/16/2015

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Utah Senate Approves Firing Squads As Alternative To Lethal Injection

Utah lawmakers have passed a bill that would make it the only state to allow firing squads for carrying out a death penalty if there is a shortage of execution drugs.

03/10/2015

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Utah Governor Won’t Say If He’ll Approve Firing-Squad Revival Bill If It Passes Senate

Utah’s Senate is set to cast a final vote on the bill this week. It would call for a firing squad if lethal injection drugs cannot be obtained 30 days before an execution.

03/10/2015

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Man Accused Of Throwing Girlfriend’s Puppy From Third-Floor Apartment

Police say a Utah man was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after he tossed his girlfriend’s puppy from their third-floor apartment, killing it.

03/04/2015

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Firing Squads A Step Closer As Utah Senate Committee Advances Execution Bill

A state Senate committee on Monday gave preliminary approval to a measure that would allow the state to execute prisoners by firing squad if the drugs used for lethal injection are unavailable 30 days before the scheduled execution.

03/02/2015

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Bill Putting Failed Cover Oregon Health Exchange Out To Pasture On Its Way To Governor

The measure would dissolve the independent corporation that was created to run Cover Oregon, which was supposed to create a website to enroll people in health insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care law. Cover Oregon spent $300 million but never launched a working website, embarrassing the state’s political leadership.

02/27/2015

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Prosecutors: Woman Ended Relationship By Stabbing Girlfriend 46 Times

Judge Joseph Bean ordered Mendoza, 22, to stand trial on a murder charge after a graphic hearing that ended with Mendoza threatening suicide as she was led from the courtroom. She pleaded not guilty.

02/27/2015

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ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 20: A cross stands in the Roman catacombs in the gardens of the Pontifical residence of Castelgandolfo on February 20, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Apostolic Palace and The Ponifical Villas of Castelgandolfo, 10 miles south Rome, are the summer residence of Popes and will host Pope Benedict XVI during the next conclave. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Castel Gandolfo

A look at the Pontifical residence of Castelgandolfo, the summer residence of Popes and will host Pope Benedict XVI during the next conclave.

New Year’s Eve Celebrations From Around The World

See how the world celebrated the arrival of 2013.

Shooting At Elementary School In Newtown, Connecticut

Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

The latest mass shooting to strike an American community may be a particularly horrific one. At a Connecticut elementary school, an official says 27 people are dead, including 20 children.

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Travis Flies In Support Of Sandy

Crews and equipment from Travis Air Force Base are heading east to help with relief efforts in areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

East Coast Begins To Clean Up And Assess Damage From Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy

Forecasters say Hurricane Sandy is speeding up and should make landfall early Monday evening in southern New Jersey.

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Closing Ceremonies Of The London Olympics

Athletes, heads of state and dignitaries from around the world gathered in the Olympic Stadium for the closing ceremony of the 30th Olympiad.

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Smokey Bear Through The Years

See how the U.S. Forest Service’s famous and furry public relations figure has change created in 1944.

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