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...

15 arrested in Belarus protesting at Soviet execution site

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Police in Belarus have arrested 15 demonstrators who were trying to prevent the removal of wooden crosses from a wooded area near the capital of Minsk where tens of thousands of ...

Texas bans clergy from executions after Supreme Court ruling

DALLAS (AP) — Texas prisons will no longer allow clergy in the death chamber after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the scheduled execution of a man who argued his religious freedom would be violated if...

US Supreme Court rejects Oklahoma death row inmate's appeal

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from an Oklahoma death row inmate who argued that a racist juror tainted the outcome of his trial. The high court o...

Taiwan’s democracy demands Lai gets a fair run at the DPP nomination

The 2020 elections are already shaping up to be the most important in Taiwan’s short democratic history. With nine months still remaining until polling day, much of the discussion at the mome...

Justices rule against Missouri inmate with rare health issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that Missouri can execute an inmate who argued his rare medical condition will result in severe pain if he is given death-causing drugs. ...