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US appeals court panel declines to delay execution of one of longest-serving death row inmates

By GENE JOHNSON and REBECCA BOONE Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A U.S. appeals court panel on Friday declined to delay Idaho’s scheduled execution next week of one of the nation’s longest-serving death row inmates. Thomas Creech was sentenced to death in 1983 for killing a fellow prison inmate, David Jensen, with a battery-filled

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US appeals court panel declines to delay execution of one of longest-serving death-row inmates

By GENE JOHNSON and REBECCA BOONE Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A U.S. appeals court panel on Friday declined to delay Idaho’s scheduled execution next week of one of the nation’s longest-serving death row inmates. Thomas Creech was sentenced to death in 1983 for killing a fellow prison inmate, David Jensen, with a battery-filled

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Kayakers paddle in Death Valley after rains replenish lake in one of Earth’s driest spots

By TY O’NEIL, JOHN LOCHER and STEFANIE DAZIO Associated Press DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Kayakers have been paddling in one of the driest places on Earth after a series of record rainstorms battered California’s Death Valley and replenished Lake Manly. Park Ranger Nichole Andler said Badwater Basin at Death Valley National Park,

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California State University student workers vote to unionize, creating largest such union in country

By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Undergraduate student workers at California State University voted to join a union to negotiate better pay, sick time, paid parking and other benefits with the university, creating the largest such union in the country, officials announced Friday. The California Public Employment Relations Board said 7,252

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