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Autopsy doesn't say why Oklahoma inmate writhed

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

An autopsy on an Oklahoma inmate who died after his troubled execution was halted concluded that he was killed by the lethal drugs, but it doesn't explain why he writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after the process began.

In first, memorial will be open on night of 9/11

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year, marking the first time the general public will be able to visit ground zero on the commemoration date.

Miley Cyrus' date turns self in, posts bail

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail, an Oregon official said Thursday night.

Today in History

|Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Today is Friday, August 29, the 241st day of 2014. There are 124 days left in the year.

Clay has 2 return TDs as Utah beats Idaho St 56-14

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Kaelin Clay had two returns for touchdowns and Devontae Booker rushed for two more scores to boost Utah past Idaho State 56-14 on Thursday evening.

Norvell throws W Illinois past Valparaiso, 45-6

|Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Trenton Norvell fired four touchdown passes and J.C. Baker ran for 137 yards and scored twice to lead Western Illinois to a 45-6 win over Valparaiso in the season opener for both schools Thursday night.

Crested Butte OKs Bud Light 'Whatever' promotion

|Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Leaders in the historic Colorado mining town of Crested Butte have unanimously approved a plan to turn it into the fictional "Whatever" town for a Bud Light ad campaign.

HIV case spurs call for porn production moratorium

|Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

The advocacy group for the adult film industry has called for an industrywide production moratorium after a performer tested positive for HIV.

Plane stowaway arrested in Phoenix says she's ill

|Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

A woman accused of trying to sneak aboard multiple flights without a ticket in California and arrested at a Phoenix airport earlier this week said Thursday that she suffers from an unrecognized mental illness.

Group wants 'Redskins' name kept out of stadium

|Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

A coalition demanded Thursday that the NFL team from Washington be barred from using its "Redskins" name on University of Minnesota turf.