Alabama execution canceled due to time and medical concerns

Alabama execution canceled due to time and medical concerns

ATMORE, ala. — Alabama officials canceled Thursday’s lethal injection of a man convicted of a 1999 workplace shooting due to time constraints and difficulties accessing the inmate’s veins. Alabama Corrections Commissioner John Hamm said the state has halted the planned execution of Alan Miller after determining they could not get the lethal injection before the … Read more

Earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale shakes Mexico, 1 dead

Earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale shakes Mexico, 1 dead

MEXICO CITY — A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 hit Mexico early on Friday, rocking buildings and killing at least one person in the country’s capital. The quake struck early Thursday, shortly after 1 a.m., just three days after a magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook western and central Mexico, killing two. The US … Read more

Flood waters recede after storm ravages western Alaska

Flood waters recede after storm ravages western Alaska

ANCHORING, Alaska — The waters subsided in parts of western Alaska that were hit by the worst storm in half a century, leaving behind debris hurled by powerful waves from the Bering Sea to beaches and coastal communities. The storm, the remnant of Typhoon Merbok, weakened Sunday as it moved north from the Bering Strait … Read more

California Governor Signs Milestone Act for Fast Food Workers

California Governor Signs Milestone Act for Fast Food Workers

SACRAMENTO, California — California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a landmark measure Monday that will empower and protect more than half a million fast food workers, despite objections from restaurant owners who warned it would drive up consumer costs. The landmark law creates a 10-member Fast Food Council with an equal number of employee and employer … Read more

Greece Announces Deal To Get 161 Ancient Treasures Back From U.S

Greece Announces Deal To Get 161 Ancient Treasures Back From U.S

Athens, Greece — Greece has signed a complex deal for the eventual return of the private collection of 161 ancient Greek artifacts belonging to an American billionaire from more than 4,000 years ago, marking a new approach in the country’s efforts to reclaim its cultural heritage. Government spokesman Yannis Oikonomou said Tuesday that the Greek … Read more

2 men guilty of conspiring to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

2 men guilty of conspiring to kidnap Gov.  Gretchen Whitmer

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A jury on Tuesday convicted two men of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020, a swift victory for prosecutors in a foiled plot that was described as a rallying cry for a US civil war by anti-government extremists. Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. were also found guilty … Read more

Back to school, with panic buttons: The post-Uvalde scramble

Back to school, with panic buttons: The post-Uvalde scramble

MISSION, Kan. — Melissa Lee comforted her son and daughter after a student opened fire at their Kansas City high school, injuring an administrator and a police officer stationed there. Weeks later, she wept for the parents in Uvalde, Texas, who were forced to bury their children after the massacre there in May. She said … Read more

Ex-Police Officer Thomas Lane Risks Conviction For George Floyd’s Murder

Ex-Police Officer Thomas Lane Risks Conviction For George Floyd’s Murder

ST. PAUL, Min. – Former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane is hoping for a sentence on Thursday that will see him released after just two years in prison for his role in the murder of George Floyd. His attorney, Earl Grey, has argued that the rookie was the least guilty of the four officers involved … Read more

These are America’s 10 Best States for Workers

These are America’s 10 Best States for Workers

If you’re a good worker with marketable skills, you’ve never been more in demand than you are now. With 5 million more job openings in the US than there are employees to fill them, companies are desperate for talent. And increasingly they are willing to go where the workers are. “Workforce is always the single … Read more

At least 5 dead after storm piles up highway in Montana

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HARDIN, Mont. — At least five people were killed Friday night after an accident on Interstate 90 in Montana, authorities said. At least 20 vehicles crashed and Montana Highway Patrol Sgt. Jay Nelson said authorities believe the weather was the cause. “It looks like there was a strong wind, which caused a dust storm with … Read more