Lawyers asked AZ to stop execution as convict takes two hours to die

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Florence, AZ, United States (4E) – Lawyers of Arizona murder convict Joseph Wood III tried in vain to stop his execution Wednesday as he died from substitute lethal drugs injected in him. The Arizona Department of...
Posted On 23 Jul 2014
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Facebook profit surges 138 percent in Q2; revenue, active users rise

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor San Francisco, CA, United States (4E) – Facebook reported on Wednesday that huge gains in ad revenues and increased number of users in the second quarter resulted in higher quarterly profit, which more than...
Posted On 23 Jul 2014
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GM recalls 718,000 cars, trucks over seat, steering issues

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Detroit, MI, United States (4E) – General Motors announced Wednesday it is recalling 717,949 recent model vehicles in the U.S. to fix seat bolt and weld issues and electric power steering defects. Covered by the...
Posted On 23 Jul 2014
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FAA, European airlines extend Israel flight ban

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Washington, DC, United States (4E) – U.S. and European aviation authorities extended a ban on commercial flights to Israel for the second straight day Wednesday due to the risk of planes getting hit or downed by...
Posted On 23 Jul 2014
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Even After Open Enrollment, Activity Still High on Federal Health Insurance Exchange

ProPublica Staff Washington, DC, United States (ProPublica) – by Charles Ornstein This story was co-published with NPR’s “Shots” blog. For months, journalists and politicians fixated on the number of people signing up for health insurance through the...
Posted On 23 Jul 2014
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Teen in round-the-world flight bid killed in crash, dad missing

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Pago Pago, AS, United States (4E) – An Indiana teen bidding to become the world’s youngest person to fly around the world in 30 days on a single-engine plane was killed in a crash in American Samoa Wednesday...
Posted On 23 Jul 2014
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Groups Sue Tennessee Over Medicaid Enrollment Delays

Knoxville, TN, United States (KaiserHealth) – Three consumer advocacy groups filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday accusing Tennessee officials of adopting policies that are depriving thousands of people of Medicaid coverage “to score political points.” The...
Posted On 23 Jul 2014
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PA Turnpike Unveils Signs in New 70 MPH Zone

PennDOT Announces Two 70 mph Pilot Locations MIDDLETOWN — Pennsylvania moved ahead with steps to make travel more efficient today as the Pennsylvania Turnpike activated its 70 miles per hour speed limit from Blue Mountain (Interchange 201) to Morgantown (Interchange 298) and...
Posted On 23 Jul 2014

IMF revises down U.S. economic growth forecast to 1.7 percent

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor New York, NY, United States (4E) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Wednesday that it revised its growth estimate for the U.S. economy following a worse-than-expected contraction during the first...
Posted On 23 Jul 2014
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GantDaily.com Police Blotter

State police at Clearfield An incident of theft/criminal mischief occurred sometime Tuesday or Wednesday in the 6000 block of Deer Creek Road in Graham Township. During the incident, someone pried off the gas cap from the victim’s tractor that was parked along the roadway. They...
Posted On 23 Jul 2014