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National & World Utah governor OKs firing squads if lethal drugs unavailable Utah governor OKs firing squads if lethal drugs unavailable
Utah became the only state to allow firing squads for executions when Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law approving the method for use when no lethal injection drugs are available, even though he has called it "a little bit gruesome."
National & World Source: Threat against Obama niece prompts security hike
A threat against President Barack Obama's niece, a player on Princeton's women's basketball team, prompted increased security at the Tigers' NCAA Tournament game at Maryland on Monday night, according to a person familiar with the situation.
National & World Penn State social groups to be examined after photo scandal
A police investigation of a secret Facebook page with photos of nude and semi-nude women, some of whom appeared to be sleeping or passed out, has prompted a wide review of the role fraternities and sororities play at Penn State, the university's president announced Monday.
National & World Governor signs law making Utah only state with firing squad Governor signs law making Utah only state with firing squad
Utah became the only state to allow firing squads for executions when Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law Monday approving the method for use when no lethal injection drugs are available, even though he has called it "a little bit gruesome."
National & World U.S. Marine on trial for killing of transgender Filipino U.S. Marine on trial for killing of transgender Filipino
A Philippine court on Wednesday began the trial of a U.S. Marine charged with murdering a transgender Filipino after allegedly discovering her gender when they checked into a hotel in an emotional case that has tested America's ties with a key Asian ally.