• US Supreme Court clears way for execution of Alabama inmate

    ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama executed an inmate by lethal injection for a 1996 murder on Thursday after a divided U.S. Supreme Court sided with the state and rejected defense claims the man had an intellectual disability that cost him a chance to choose a less “torturous,” yet untried, execution method.

    Updated: 8:45 pm

  • Family says lax security allowed killing of rapper Drakeo

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lack of security allowed dozens of men to ambush rapper Drakeo the Ruler, who was beaten and stabbed to death backstage at a Los Angeles music festival, his family and their lawyers said Thursday.

  • Anti-mask anger forces Colorado children’s museum to close

    DENVER (AP) — A Colorado children’s museum is the latest casualty of harassment by people angry over mask mandates designed to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Hospital patient without COVID shot denied heart transplant

    MENDON, Mass. (AP) — A Boston hospital is defending itself after a man’s family claimed he was denied a new heart for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19, saying most transplant programs around the country set similar requirements to improve patients’ chances of survival.

  • How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

    Stocks gave up an early rally and closed lower on Wall Street Thursday as a streak of market volatility continued.

  • Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

    Benchmark U.S. crude oil for March delivery fell 74 cents to $86.61 a barrel Thursday. Brent crude for March delivery fell 62 cents to $89.34 a barrel.

  • New Mexico nursing shortage prompts call for more funding

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico didn’t have enough nurses even before the pandemic and nursing advocates renewed their push Thursday for lawmakers to boost funding to increase capacity at nursing schools around the state to remedy a situation made worse by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • On Holocaust Remembrance Day Let Us Honor Those Who Risked Their Lives to Save Others

    LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 27, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Each year, the United Nations sets aside January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This day marks the liberation in 1945 of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps where between 1.1 and 1.5 million people died, most of them Jews. But while we remember those who perished in the Holocaust, let us also honor those who put their own lives on the line to rescue thousands destined for that fate. Scientology Network’s “ Documentary Showcase ” features two films that pay tribute to unsung heroes who saved thousands from dying in Nazi death camps.

    Updated: 2:52 pm

  • Coast Guard finds 4 more migrant bodies off Florida coast

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Coast Guard said it suspended its rescue operations at sunset Thursday after announcing earlier that afternoon that it had found four additional bodies in its search for dozens of migrants lost at sea off Florida.

    Updated: 7:01 pm

  • Michigan school shooting suspect to pursue insanity defense

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — A teenager charged with killing four students at a Michigan high school will pursue an insanity defense, his lawyers said in a notice filed Thursday as he, his parents and school officials faced a new lawsuit over the attack at Oxford High School.

    Updated: 1:27 pm