This photo combo of images provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett, left, and Charles Warner. Lockett and Warner, two death-row inmates who want to know the source of drugs that will be used to execute them, have placed Oklahoma’s two highest courts at odds and prompted aggravated members of the Legislature to call for the impeachment of Oklahoma Supreme Court justices. (AP Photo/Oklahoma Department of Corrections)

Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates’ claims

In rejecting the inmates' claims, the court also lifted a stay of execution that it had granted earlier in the week in a case that placed Oklahoma's two highest courts at odds and prompted calls for impeaching justices on the Supreme Court.…
The Eli Lilly warehouse is seen in Enfield, Conn., in this Tuesday, March 16, 2010, file photo. Three Florida men who federal authorities say stole about $80 million in prescription drugs from the Eli Lilly warehouse in Connecticut have been charged with conspiracy and theft, the U.S. attorney's office announced Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Journal Inquirer, Leslloyd F. Alleyne, File)

3 more charged in $80 million heist in Connecticut

The 2010 theft from the warehouse in Enfield, believed to be the largest theft in the state's history, included thousands of boxes of Zyprexa, Cymbalta, Prozac, Gemzar and other drugs, authorities say.…
West mayor Tommy Muska, left, signs in before the start of the West Fertilizer Explosion and Fire public meeting, at the Southside community center, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in West, Texas. The deadly explosion in West a year ago was preventable and resulted from unsafe storage practices by West Fertilizer Co., and government oversight, U.S. Chemical Safety Board leaders said earlier in the day.  (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte)

Feds: New laws, oversight needed after Texas blast

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board presented its preliminary findings about the blast in West, Texas, in front of a packed room of residents and town officials still rebuilding after the April 17, 2013, explosion leveled part of the tiny town and injured 200 people.…
In this April 10, 2014, file photo, massive flames engulf a tractor-trailer and a tour bus just after they collide on Interstate 5 near Orland, Calif. Authorities are releasing 911 calls made after a FedEx struck slammed into a tour bus carrying high school students last week, killing 10 people. The crash is under investigation by state and federal officials who are trying to determine why the truck driver careened across an Interstate-5 median and struck the bus, leaving no tire marks to suggest he tried to brake. (AP Photo/Jeremy Lockett, File)

FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

The negligence suit that seeks $100 million in damages is the first filed in connection with the April 10 freeway crash in Orland, said A. King Aminpour, the attorney for the plaintiffs.…
U.S. troop deployment

US troops head to exercises in Eastern Europe

U.S. Army troops are arriving in Poland to begin what will be a series of military exercises in four countries across Eastern Europe in a move to bolster allies in the wake of Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula last month.…
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Photos: Earth Day 2014

People across the globe hold events to celebrate the Earth's environment and spread awareness on how to conserve its natural resources on Earth Day, observed annually on April 22.…
US Marshall shoots defendant in federal court

US marshal shoots defendant in federal court

Authorities say a U.S. marshal shot and critically wounded a defendant in a federal courthouse who rushed a witness stand with a pen at his trial in Salt Lake City.…
Security tight at Boston Marathon

After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

One year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others, turning a day of athletic triumph into one of tragedy, the Boston Marathon returns to the streets on Monday. For the 118th edition of the world's oldest annual marathon, security along the course will be tighter than ever.…
Shale Drilling

Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

Some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom. …
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April 20 declared pot holiday in Denver

Revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the skies above a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday.…
Jackson Ground Slipping

Sudden movement raises alarm in Wyoming slide area

The 100-foot-high hillside is unlikely to liquefy and collapse suddenly like the March 22 landslide in Oso, Wash., that killed 39 people, a geologist said at a town meeting Friday. …