• Albuquerque Fire Department.: House fire kills 6 puppies

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Fire Department says four small puppies died in a house fire in southwest Albuquerque.

  • Fire in coal mine in China kills 21, leaves 1 missing

    BEIJING (AP) — Authorities say a late-night fire at a coal mine has killed 21 people and left one missing in the northeastern Chinese province of Heilongjiang.

  • 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.