Q&A: Sudanese face uphill climb in unfinished revolution

CAIRO (AP) — The Sudanese Professionals Association, which led months of protests that eventually forced one of Africa's longest-ruling leaders from power, says its revolution is far from over. ...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 25 The Japan News on the bombings in Sri Lanka: This ...

Thousands at funeral for Bosnian govt critic slain in ambush

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Thousands of people in Bosnia have attended the funeral of a prominent businessman and government critic who was gunned down this week in a mafia-style ambush. ...

Germany's Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank halt merger talks

BERLIN (AP) — Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank are halting talks on a possible merger that would have created Germany's biggest financial institution. Deutsche Bank said Thursday that "...

Tainted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi visits China to attend Belt and Road Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, arrived in Beijing on Wednesday (April 24) ahead of the second Belt and Road Forum. Suu Kyi is expected to sign agreemen...

The Latest: Dragging death ringleader stoic before execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the execution of ringleader of dragging death of James Byrd Jr. nearly 21 years ago. (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Prison offi...

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...

Convicted ringleader in Texas dragging death to be executed

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history faces execution in Texas. John William King is scheduled for lethal injection Wed...

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. ...