• Sri Lanka police arrest 19 over racial violence

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan police said Saturday that 19 people were arrested following racial violence in the country’s south that started over a dispute between majority Buddhists and minority Muslims.

    Updated: 1:38 am

  • Ousted Caracas mayor reaches Spain after fleeing Venezuela

    MADRID (AP) — The ousted mayor of Caracas pledged to spread his protest against Venezuela’s socialist government across the world as he arrived in Spain on Saturday, a day after escaping from house arrest and slipping past security forces into Colombia.

    Updated: 2:09 am

  • Philippine court convicts bomber in congressman’s death

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has convicted a man for a daring 2007 motorcycle bombing that killed a Muslim rebel-turned-congressman and three other people and wounded 10, including two legislators.

    Updated: 2:28 am

  • Nevada wants to use untried execution drugs that pose risks

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — For Nevada’s first execution in more than a decade, state officials are turning to a never-before-tried combination of drugs, including a powerful painkiller that is fueling much of the nation’s opioid epidemic and a paralyzing drug that could mask any signs of trouble.

  • Ex-East Tennessee State tennis coach Zaatini indicted

    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Former East Tennessee State tennis coach Yaser Zaatini has been indicted on charges that he misappropriated at least $45,540 from the university.

  • Former New Mexico tax worker pleads guilty in extortion case

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former agent with the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department has pleaded guilty to extortion charges.

  • Lawyers: Former Atlanta fire chief fired for religious views

    ATLANTA (AP) — An attorney for a former Atlanta fire chief argued in court Friday that his client was let go for his religious beliefs, but lawyers for the city disputed that.

  • Correction: Deadly-California-Shootings story

    RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) — In a story Nov. 16 about a deadly shooting rampage in Northern California, The Associated Press, relying on information from law enforcement, reported erroneously the name of a shooting victim. The coroner’s office said Diana Steele, who was previously involved in an altercation with shooter Kevin Neal, was killed in the shooting. Hailey Poland was not among the dead.

  • APNewsBreak: Lujan Grisham tells Senate leader to leave race

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Democratic gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham said Friday that Democratic Sen. Michael Padilla should end his bid for lieutenant governor over claims he harassed women as a city of Albuquerque supervisor.

  • Notorious Mafia ‘boss of bosses’ Toto Riina dead at 87

    ROME (AP) — Cosa Nostra’s “boss of bosses,” who was serving 26 life sentences as the convicted mastermind of dozens of murders of rivals for power on his Sicilian turf as well as prominent anti-Mafia heroes, died Friday in an Italian hospital prison ward.