Sri Lanka Muslims, refugees fear backlash from Easter attack

PASYALA, Sri Lanka (AP) — After fleeing their homes in Pakistan over militant attacks and government persecution, hundreds of Ahmadi Muslims felt they finally found peace in Sri Lanka as they sought r...

UN rights chief condemns 'shocking' Saudi mass executions

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N.'s human rights chief is calling Saudi Arabia's mass execution of 37 men, including three who were sentenced as minors, "shocking" and "abhorrent." Michelle Bac...

Vienna-based advocacy group honors Pakistani journalist

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Vienna-based advocacy group has honored a Pakistani journalist known for his critical reporting on the country's powerful military establishment. The International...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, April 21, the 111th day of 2019. There are 254 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 21,...

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...

Man convicted of killing couple at their car dealership

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who represented himself in his trial on charges that he killed a couple at their used car dealership in Cleveland has been convicted and could be sentenced to the death penalty....

Co-owner of business where 4 slain says she has no clue why

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — The co-owner of a North Dakota business where four people including her husband were slain says she and others don't know why the suspect would target anyone at the company. ...

China retains title as ‘world's top executioner,’ says Amnesty Intl. death penalty report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The number of global executions dropped to a record low in 2018 compared to a decade ago, with only 690 confirmed cases last year, excluding state executions carried out i...

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. ...

N. Carolina DA: No death penalty for 3 Muslim student deaths

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prosecutor is scrapping the death penalty for a man charged with killing three young Muslims in hopes of getting the four-year-old case to trial in July. ...

Australia opposes death penalty as Assange supporters march

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia says it will oppose the death penalty for Julian Assange if he's extradited to the United States, as protesters in Sydney called for his release and Australia's journalists' un...

Takeaways from the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

WASHINGTON (AP) — Julian Assange's arrest on Thursday in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London opens the next chapter in the saga of the WikiLeaks founder: an expected extradition fight over a pending crim...

Assange, Ecuador had relationship akin to a testy telenovela

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the Ecuadorians who granted him asylum had the ups and downs of a telenovela. Once close allies, t...

Police again step in as Texas lawmaker halts abortion bill

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Republican lawmaker in Texas who's blocking a bill that would allow the death penalty for women seeking abortions says local authorities are monitoring his home. ...

New Hampshire poised to repeal death penalty

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Senate has voted to repeal the state's death penalty, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Chris Sununu. Sununu has promised to veto the bill, a...