• Condemned Texas inmate Raphael Holiday is photographed Oct. 28, 2015, during an interview outside death row at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Polunsky Unit near Livingston, Texas. Holiday, 36, is set for execution Nov. 18, 2015, for the September 2000 deaths of his 18-month-old daughter, Justice, and her half-sisters, Jasmine DuPaul, 5, and Tierra Lynch, 7. He was convicted of setting a fire that killed the three children at their home in Madison County, Texas.  (AP Photo/Michael Graczyk)

    Texas man spared from execution temporarily; state appeals

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate was executed Wednesday for setting a fire that killed his 18-month-old daughter and her two young half-sisters at an East Texas home 15 years ago.

  • Correction: Texas Execution story

    LIVINGSTON, Texas (AP) — In a story Nov. 17 about a scheduled execution in Texas, The Associated Press misidentified the legal aid group that attorney Gretchen Sween is affiliated with. It is the Texas Defender Service, not the Texas Resource Center.

  • This undated image made available in the Islamic State's English-language magazine Dabiq, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, claims to show the bomb that was used to blow up a Metrojet passenger plane bound for St. Petersburg, Russia, that crashed in Hassana, north Sinai, Egypt, killing all 224 people on board. (Militant photo via AP)

    IS releases picture of bomb it says downed Russian plane

    CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group has released a photo of the bomb it says was used to bring down a Russian passenger plane in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula last month, killing all 224 people on board.

  • Police forces operate in Saint-Denis, a northern suburb of Paris, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. Police say two suspects in last week's Paris attacks, a man and a woman, have been killed in a police operation north of the capital. Two police officers have been injured in the standoff. Police have said the operation is targeting the suspected mastermind of last week's attacks, believed to be holed up in an apartment in Saint-Denis with several other heavily armed suspects. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Explosions, gunfire as Paris police raid apartment

    SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) — The hunt for the mastermind of last week’s attacks took a bloody turn Wednesday to a Paris suburb where a fierce gunbattle with police left at least two people dead and eight arrested. The fate of the alleged ringleader was unclear, with authorities saying he was not taken alive and they were trying to determine if he died in the raid.