• 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: 9:25 pm

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    Biden’s high court pledge shows growing power of Black women

    Updated: 9:04 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

  • 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.

  • Olympic champion Lundby laments ski jumping’s weight issues

    Maren Lundby was the world’s best female ski jumper for three years, starting in 2018 when she won Olympic gold in South Korea.

    Updated: 5:27 pm

  • WHO staff complaint, email allege racism and abuse in Asia

    Current and former staffers have accused the top director of the World Health Organization in the Western Pacific of racist, unethical and abusive behavior that has undermined the U.N. health agency’s efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

    Updated: 5:08 pm

  • Firefighter: George Floyd ‘needed and wasn’t getting it’

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Three officers on trial for allegedly violating George Floyd’s civil rights would have been trained to use the least amount of force necessary and had a duty to intervene against inappropriate force, the commander of the Minneapolis police training division at the time of Floyd’s killing testified Thursday.

    Updated: 4:25 pm

  • 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

  • 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.