Sunday, April 19, 2015
A man who had been in a business dispute with his two brothers shot and killed them, his mother and one of their wives before taking his own life, Phoenix police said Friday.
Oklahoma became the first U.S. state to approve nitrogen gas for executions under a measure the state's Republican governor signed into law Friday that provides an alternative death penalty method if lethal injections aren't possible, either because of a court ruling or a drug shortage.
A cartel attacked Mexican security forces Friday in reaction to a drug lord's arrest in a city near the U.S. border, unleashing gunfights that killed at least three gunmen and wounded two officers.
President Juan Manual Santos delivered a sharp rebuke to Colombia's largest rebel group Friday, calling on its leaders to set a deadline to reach a peace deal following this week's slaughter of 11 soldiers while they were sleeping.
The Catholic Church in the U.S. forked out US$120 million to victims of sexual abuse at the hands of clergy and US$30 million on pedophile prevention programs over 12 months, according to an annual report out Friday.
The parents of an 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon attacks have asked prosecutors to take the death penalty off the table for convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, in a letter published Friday.
A remote tribe in the Venezuelan Amazon appears to be resistant to modern antibiotics even though its members have had barely any contact with the outside world, researchers said Friday.
There's been no break from the globe's record heat -- the first three months of 2015 have set new high temperature marks.