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The Shawnee News-Star
Updated at 2:53 PM

Media reports this weekend, including from the New York Times and The Associated Press, shine new light on Arizona’s execution of killer Joseph R. Wood III on July 23. It took Wood nearly two hours to die, long enough that attorneys for the condemned man almost convinced a federal judge to halt the execution and order Arizona to revive Wood, who was convicted of killing his former girlfriend and her father in 1989.

Updated at 2:45 PM

Russia retaliated Thursday for sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine by banning most food imports from the West, dealing a blow to Europe that also takes aim at hurting the U.S., Canada and Australia.

Posted at 2:05 PM

Hulu continues to expand its programming, launching the new parody The Hotwives of...

Updated at 1:12 PM

Iselle was supposed to weaken as it slowly trudged west across the Pacific. It didn't — and now Hawaii is poised to take its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years. Tracking close behind it was Hurricane Julio, which strengthened early...

Updated at 12:23 PM

Hardwood floors are high fashion these days, and with good reason. They have a rich natural beauty that is timeless yet goes perfectly with 21st century style. What is more, wood flooring is hypo-allergenic, healthy, and free of VOCs, and will last...

Updated at 12:17 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on judges and drunk drivers.

Updated at 11:49 AM

I have a confession to make. I didn’t watch much of this season of “Hawaii Five-O.” Don’t tell Hawaii. They might not let me in which would be a shame because the islands, of course, are known for their natural beauty and opportunities to have fun...

Updated at 11:46 AM

It’s no surprise that Lois Lowry is such a prolific writer. The longtime Cambridge, Massachusetts, resident recalls spending her childhood as a voracious reader of all kinds of books, especially adult books that had young protagonists. She read and...

Posted at 11:45 AM

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