Arkansas overcomes legal hurdles, carries out execution

FILE – In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017 file photo, Ledell Lee appears in Pulaski County Circuit Court for a hearing in which lawyers argued to stop his execution which is scheduled for Thursday. Unless a court steps in, Lee and Stacey Johnson are set for execution Thursday...

AHL Playoff Glance

Friday, April 21: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Providence, 7:05 p.m. Sunday, April 23: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Providence, 3:05 p.m. Thursday, April 27: Providence at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 7:05 p.m. x-Friday, April 28: Providence at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 7:05 p.m. x-Sunday, April...

After attack, France looks toward weekend presidential vote

Police forces take positions on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, after a fatal shooting in which a police officer was killed along with an attacker, Thursday, April 20, 2017. An attacker with an automatic weapon opened fire on police on Paris’ iconic...

Education Secretary, Teachers Union Chief Air Differences

Despite their best efforts, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the head of a national teachers union could not bury their differences as they toured public schools in Ohio. The school visit came just months after American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten...

No Cellphone Found In Facebook Killer’s Car After Suicide

CLEVELAND (AP) — Pennsylvania police say a cellphone used to record video of a Cleveland retiree’s shooting death that was posted on Facebook was not found in the killer’s car. Cleveland.com reports (http://bit.ly/2ovysTt) officers didn’t find any electronic...

Arkansas carries out first execution since 2005

FILE – In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017 file photo, Ledell Lee appears in Pulaski County Circuit Court for a hearing in which lawyers argued to stop his execution which is scheduled for Thursday. Unless a court steps in, Lee and Stacey Johnson are set for execution Thursday...

Bauer, Santana Lift Indians Over Twins, 6-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Trevor Bauer struck out seven in 6 1/3 innings and Carlos Santana had two doubles and two RBIs to lead the Cleveland Indians over the Minnesota Twins 6-2 on Thursday. Bauer (1-2) gave up two runs, three hits and three walks, lowering his ERA from 8.44 to 6.35....

In wake of tense Trump call, Pence aims to soothe Australia

FILE – In this April 11, 2017, file photo, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull takes a tour during a four day visit in Mumbai, India. More than two months after President Donald Trump got into a spat with Turnbull, Vice President Mike Pence will be working to smooth...

Harvey Weinstein complains of R rating for trans teen film

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein knows he can be temperamental, and he knows he’s not above a good publicity stunt, but he said Thursday his complaints over an R rating for his company’s upcoming trans teen family story “3 Generations” are worth the...

Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey faces domestic violence probe

FILE – In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey looks to pass in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. Manhattan Beach, Calif., police spokesman Sgt. Tim Zins said Thursday, April 20, 2017, that a police report...