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Arizona's botched execution used 15 doses of drug cocktail, logs show

A convicted murderer who died in a botched execution last week in Arizona was injected with 15 separate doses of a drug combination because the initial drug protocol of one dose didn’t seem to be enough to kill him, according to documents released late Friday by the state Department of...

Dinosaur line that became birds shrank incredibly fast, study finds

How did birds emerge from a lineage of large dinosaurs whose clawed feet were planted firmly on the ground? Size really matters, according to a team of scientists that traced the incredibly fast shrinkage along 50 million years of ancient avian evolution.

Bargaining and bombs

OUR correspondent reports on the mood in Israel and asks whether this time Gaza can look forward to life beyond the blockade

Soldier convicted of Cypress hotel shooting

An Orange County jury on Friday convicted a 26-year-old Army specialist of murdering a friend in a Cypress hotel during a night of drinking, authorities said.

Traces of ecstasy found in body of once-missing Arcadia firefighter

Traces of Ecstasy were found in the body of an Arcadia firefighter who disappeared in the Los Padres National Forest after he ran after his dog at a campsite, toxicology reports show.

House, in overtime session, passes border legislation, 223-189

House Republicans went overtime Friday, expending an enormous amount of political energy to try to reach consensus on a border-crisis measure that is almost certain never to become law.

Summer truffles @ Jean Georges (and other food/drink events)

6 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Summer truffles: It's the summer truffle season which means Jean Georges will be serving them every which way until September 30. Preparations include scallop and black truffle tartar; goat cheese royale and black truffle, frisee hazelnut salad; smoked squab with fresh corn polenta and black truffles and more. [ more › ]

Immigrant Placed in Solitary Confinement As Hunger Strike Hits Tacoma Detention Center, Again

6 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Alex Garland PROTESTERS Outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma during the first hunger strike this spring. Immigrant detainees outraged by shoddy food, high commissary prices, and the government's failure to reform its "broken"—President...Show More Summary

Santa Monica city manager to retire in January

Rod Gould, who was hired as Santa Monica's city manager in late 2009, said Friday that he planned to retire at the end of January.

Esconidido man faces charge of fundraising scam involving daughter of slain officer

A 25-year-old former security guard pleaded not guilty Friday to charges stemming from an alleged fundraising scam to dupe people into thinking they were donating money for the young daughter of a slain Escondido police officer.

Changing Demographics, Bloated Budgets Shape Changing Fair Landscape Across the Country

Growing up in Delaware, Ohio, I always went to the county fair. Without fail, my little sister and I gorged on elephant ears, played carnival games and were flung about on the Tilt-a-Whirl. Delaware County was country: Three of the four public high schools back then were largely rural. Show More Summary

"Leftover" and proud

Women's issues come to the stage in a new performance in China

Local surfer with Alzheimer's missing; last seen at Culver City home

A well-known local surfer who has Alzheimer's disease has gone missing, police said.  

Nine Steps Closer to Safe Science

Most of us will never handle a potentially lethal chemical. But across the U.S. scientists experiment with sensitive and dangerous chemicals every day while conducting important research. Sometimes those experiments turn deadly. A new...Show More Summary

LAPD seeks to limit civilian drone flights over police stations

Los Angeles police on Friday said they have asked the city attorney’s office and county prosecutors to explore whether they can legally prohibit civilians from flying drones with cameras over department-owned parking lots.

Bartender Crush: Liz at Canterbury

7 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Brooklyn Benjestorf Name: Liz Where: Canterbury and Skillet Diner Buy Her A Shot Of: “I like to Fernet about it on the regular," Liz says. “Otherwise, lately I’ve been wanting just rum in a hollowed-out pineapple.” Ask Her To Make You:...Show More Summary

UCLA staffer after retrieving car from flood: 'Yes! My car! Yes!'

Anh Nguyen was in the middle of a student counseling session when her co-workers came running into the room with a message: “Move your car! It’s going to be flooded!”

July's job growth strong but below expectations

The labor market extended its best streak since the late 1990s, posting solid job growth last month that lured more people back into the workforce.

Former Colleague Charges Mars Hill Pastor Mark Driscoll with Plagiarism

7 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Mars Hill Church Pastor Mark Driscoll Mars Hill Pastor Mark Driscoll hasn't recovered from his last plagiarism scandals, and now he's facing a whole new set of plagiarism charges from an old associate. Warren Throckmorton says that early...Show More Summary

SpaceX is launching rockets made with parts produced by a 3-D printer

SpaceX is printing rocket parts, including the thrust chamber on the engines for its Dragon V2 spacecraft, which it hopes will one day deliver NASA astronauts to the International Space Station.

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