Nation/World

Romney is running for Senate. Even if he wins, the Mormon Church has already lost

Utah Senate Romney-9

As several Mormon senators step away from their positions in Congress, some observers wonder...

National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2018. There are 311 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 23, 1945, during World War II, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi, where they raised two American flags (the second flag-raising was captured in...


World

'Heartbroken' Kenworthy visits South Korean dog meat farm

South Korea Kenworthy Korean Dog Rescue

SIHEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Gus Kenworthy stood stone-faced, a shivering black puppy curled in his arms and more scurrying around him on the dirty, uneven cement floor. A few feet away, the pups’ mother barked and paced, eyeing the 2014 Olympic silver medalist while trying not to trip over the...


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Alabama postpones execution of inmate with damaged veins

Alabama Execution

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama on Thursday halted the execution of an inmate who had argued that his veins were too damaged for lethal injection, because medical staff did not think they could connect the intravenous line by the time the death warrant expired at midnight. Alabama Corrections...


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Alabama postpones execution of inmate with damaged veins

Alabama Execution

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama halted the execution of an inmate who had argued that his veins were too damaged for lethal injection, because medical staff did not think they could connect the intravenous line by the time the death warrant expired at midnight. Alabama Corrections Commissioner Jeff...


World

Russians finally celebrate gold at Olympics after scandals

Pyeongchang Olympics Figure Skating Women

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — After two weeks of Olympic competition, the “Olympic Athletes from Russia” finally have a gold medal. Alina Zagitova won the women’s figure skating title Friday to become the first Russian to win a Winter Olympic event since the doping-hit 2014 Sochi Games. “I was...


World

The Latest: Russians dominate women's figure skating

Pyeongchang Olympics Figure Skating Women

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The Russians have come to dominate women’s figure skating and they showed it by sweeping the top two medals at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Even their closest rivals acknowledge how much ground they...


World

Russians get 1st gold thanks to 15-year-old Zagitova

Pyeongchang Olympics Figure Skating Women

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — A few years back, Alina Zagitova nearly was sent home from training for not working hard enough. Now, she heads home with Olympic gold, the first for the Russians at the Pyeongchang Olympics. A grateful nation — upset that their flag, anthem and dozens of athletes were...


National

The Latest: Officials couldn't connect line to inmate

Alabama Execution

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Alabama’s prison commissioner says the state halted an inmate’s execution by lethal injection because medical staff were having difficulty connecting an intravenous line. Corrections...


National

Florida man screams, yells 'murderers!' as he's put to death

Florida Execution

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — As the execution drugs were being administered, inmate Eric Scott Branch let out a blood-curdling scream. Then he yelled “murderers! murderers! murderers!” as he thrashed on a gurney as he was being put to death for the 1993 rape and slaying of a college student. The drugs...


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Alabama postpones execution; officials say not enough time to prepare inmate before death

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama postpones execution; officials say not enough time to prepare inmate before death warrant expires.


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