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Idaho delays execution of serial killer Thomas Eugene Creech after failed lethal injection attempts

Idaho delays execution of serial killer Thomas Eugene Creech after failed lethal injection attempts

KUNA, Idaho (AP) — Idaho on Wednesday delayed the execution of serial killer Thomas Eugene Creech, one of the longest-serving death row inmates in the U.S., after a failed attempt at lethal injection.
McConnell will step down as the Senate Republican leader in November after a record run in the job

McConnell will step down as the Senate Republican leader in November after a record run in the job

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitch McConnell , the longest-serving Senate leader in history who maintained his power in the face of dramatic convulsions in the Republican Party for almost two decades, will step down from that position in November.
Pope Francis had diagnostic tests in a Rome hospital after his weekly audience

Pope Francis had diagnostic tests in a Rome hospital after his weekly audience

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, who recently had the flu , was brought to a hospital in Rome for diagnostic testing after the papal audience Wednesday, the Vatican said, without giving further details.
Wildfire grows into 2nd-largest in Texas history as flames menace multiple small towns

Wildfire grows into 2nd-largest in Texas history as flames menace multiple small towns

DALLAS — A fast-moving wildfire burning through the Texas Panhandle grew into the second-largest blaze in state history Wednesday, forcing evacuations and triggering power outages as firefighters struggled to contain the widening flames.
Paris City Hall says no Olympic Games policing plans were lost in theft of a worker's computer gear

Paris City Hall says no Olympic Games policing plans were lost in theft of a worker's computer gear

PARIS (AP) — Paris City Hall said Wednesday that no policing plans for the upcoming Olympic Games were lost in the theft of computer gear reported by one of its employees.
Norway's King Harald V is in the hospital on a Malaysian island after getting sick on vacation

Norway's King Harald V is in the hospital on a Malaysian island after getting sick on vacation

LANGKAWI, Malaysia (AP) — Europe's oldest monarch, King Harald V of Norway, remained hospitalized in Malaysia on Wednesday, in the country's northern resort island of Langkawi, after falling ill while on vacation.
Funeral of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to be held on Friday, spokesperson says

Funeral of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to be held on Friday, spokesperson says

MOSCOW (AP) — The funeral of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died earlier this month in a remote Arctic penal colony, will take place on Friday in Moscow, his spokesperson said.
Bridgeport mayor wins do-over election in race marred by ballot irregularities

Bridgeport mayor wins do-over election in race marred by ballot irregularities

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim won a do-over election Tuesday in Connecticut’s most populous city, months after a judge threw out the results of the first one because of allegations of absentee ballot box stuffing during a Democratic primary.
Biden and Trump win Michigan primaries, edging closer to a rematch

Biden and Trump win Michigan primaries, edging closer to a rematch

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump won the Michigan primaries on Tuesday, further solidifying the all-but-certain rematch between the two men. Biden defeated Minnesota Rep.
San Francisco apologizes to Black residents for decades of racist policies

San Francisco apologizes to Black residents for decades of racist policies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Supervisors in San Francisco formally apologized Tuesday to African Americans and their descendants for the city’s role in perpetuating racism and discrimination, with several stating that this was just the start of reparations f