Court drops split-jury verdict in killing of NFL's McKnight

GRETNA, La. (AP) — An appeals court has granted the killer of NFL player Joe McKnight a new trial because his manslaughter conviction was delivered by a split jury. Ronald Gasser's ...

Mental fitness claim halts 2nd federal execution -- for now

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man, said to be suffering from dementia, who was set to die by lethal injection in the federal government’s second execution thi...

Feds bring terrorism charges in latest MS-13 gang crackdown

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities announced terrorism charges Wednesday against a leader of MS-13, continuing a nationwide crackdown against a notorious street gang that President Donald Trump descr...

Profile of a killer: Unraveling the deadly new coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — What is this enemy? Seven months after the first patients were hospitalized in China battling an infection doctors had never seen before, the world has reached an uns...

Profile of a killer: Unraveling the deadly new coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — What is this enemy? Seven months after the first patients were hospitalized in China battling an infection doctors had never seen before, the world’s scientists and c...

TimeTicket: Pre-registration for "eSportStars" (aka: eposta) is now open

This service broadens the network of support for esports players while playing against esports professional players. Aiming to promote esports by providing the chance to earn money through competitio...

Kashmiri children: The everlasting scars of a deadly conflict

Basim Aijaz was 12 years old when he was killed in an accidental blast near the site of a gunfight in Srinagar, a major city in India-administered Kashmir. His mother, Kousar Jan, is yet to come to te...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, July 13, the 195th day of 2020. There are 171 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 13...

Q&A: US government not as prolific an executioner as states

CHICAGO (AP) — Executions carried out by federal authorities have stopped, restarted and stopped again for long stretches since the first one in 1790, when U.S. marshals hanged a mariner in Maine for ...

24 pygmy killer whales found dead in S. Taiwan since April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two dozen pygmy killer whales have been found dead along the coasts of southern Taiwan since April. According to post-mortem examinations of the pygmy killer whales, wh...

Notorious Indian gangster Vikas Dubey killed after arrest at temple

Vikas Dubey, a notorious Indian gangster accused of killing eight police officers, was shot dead on Friday morning after his arrest on Thursday. The Uttar Pradesh police said that the gangster was ki...

Man convicted of killing former German president's son

BERLIN (AP) — A 57-year-old German man was convicted Wednesday of killing the son of Germany's former president Richard von Weizsaecker and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment. He was ordered held in a...

Health panel may open lung cancer screening to more smokers

A U.S. health panel wants to widen the number of Americans offered yearly scans for lung cancer by opening the screening to less-heavy smokers. Lung cancer is the nation's top cancer...

Convicted Florida killer back in Minnesota on murder charges

OWATONNA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota woman who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a woman in Florida so she could assume her identity has been returned to her home state to face trial on allegations tha...

Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Downs, the genial, versatile broadcaster who became one of television’s most familiar and welcome faces with more than 15,000 hours on news, game and talk shows, has died at age 9...