Trial begins over Arkansas' use of sedative in executions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A trial has begun over Arkansas' use of a sedative in executions that critics say doesn't render inmates fully unconscious, two years after the state raced to put eight inmate...

Alabama sets execution for 1997 quadruple killing

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has scheduled a lethal injection for a man convicted in the 1997 deaths of four people, including two young girls. The Alabama Supreme Court set a May...

Prominent Bosnian Serb businessman killed in ambush

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A prominent Bosnian Serb businessman has died in what local media have described as a mafia-style execution. Slavisa Krunic, who owns several busi...

Review: Jon Land's fans are in for another wild ride

"Strong as Steel" (Forge), by Jon Land Jon Land's insubordinate, trigger-happy Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong is back again in another action-packed thriller in "Strong as Steel." ...

Arkansas faces new court fight over sedative for executions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed by death row inmates has renewed a court fight over whether the sedative Arkansas uses for lethal injections causes torturous executions, two years aft...

Red-hot Magic set to face Raptors in Round 1 of NBA playoffs

There are two very compelling reasons why Orlando has Toronto's attention. Or 31 of them, perhaps. The Raptors lost to the Magic twice this season. And Milwaukee, T...

Texas' high court keeps execution drug supplier secret

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A supplier of Texas' execution drugs can remain secret under a court ruling that cited a risk of "physical harm" to the compounding pharmacy if the information became public. ...

The Latest: Alabama inmate seeks execution stay

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local): Noon An Alabama inmate is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hal...

Man facing execution for pastor's sword-and-dagger slaying

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A man convicted of the sword-and-dagger stabbing death of a pastor is set to become the second person executed in Alabama this year, barring a last-minute stay. ...

3rd Mussolini descendent enters Italian political arena

MILAN (AP) — A third descendant of Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini is entering the political arena. Caio Giulio Cesare Mussolini — Mussolini's great-grandson, whose name is...

Schwarber, Cubs beat Pirates 10-0 in Wrigley opener

CHICAGO (AP) — First, Brad Brach escaped a tough situation. Then Brandon Kintzler, Randy Rosario and Pedro Strop finished the job. Chicago's beleaguered bullpen stepped up after Jon ...

Game of Thrones: Why Sansa could win it all

WASHINGTON (AP) — Where most "Game of Thrones" fans were horrified by the beheading of the beloved Ned Stark and blamed it on a ruthless king, Columbia University business professor Bruce Craven saw a...

Former Romanian leader to face crimes against humanity trial

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Former Romanian President Ion Iliescu is to be tried for crimes against humanity for his role in the country's bloody 1989 anti-communist uprising. Prosecut...

Belarus arrests 2 who want crosses at mass execution site

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Police in Belarus have arrested an opposition leader and another activist as demonstrators for the second day try to prevent authorities from removing wooden crosses at a site ne...

Strasburg, Nats win 4-0 to ruin home opener for weary Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Without much time to rest up for their home opener, the New York Mets were no match for Stephen Strasburg. A pinpoint Strasburg outpitched Noah Syndergaard, rookie Vi...