A U.S. death row inmate writhed in agony and mumbled incoherently in a botched execution using untested drugs, before dying Tuesday of a heart attack 40 minutes into the ordeal, news reports said.
World stock markets rose Wednesday as China's slowdown in the first quarter was less severe than expected.
A U.S.-based scholar said Taiwan's chances for growth will be limited if it skips out on the opportunity for economic integration, including the hotly debated trade-in-services pact with China.2 Comments
One in 68 U.S. children has autism, a 30 percent rise over the last estimate released in 2012, health authorities said Thursday.
Bans on smoking in public and the workplace led to a 10 percent drop in premature births and in emergency asthma treatment for children, researchers said Friday.
Norm Lewis has been tapped to be Broadway's next Phantom in the megahit "The Phantom of the Opera," a move that makes him the first African-American to slip behind the famous mask on the Great White Way.
Paris authorities said Thursday they would make public transport free for three days to encourage drivers to leave their vehicles behind due to severe pollution caused by unusually warm weather.
The Philippines plans to vaccinate seven million dogs within two years to end its status as one of the world's most rabies-prone nations, the health department said Monday.
George Takei and William Shatner haven't exactly had a warm relationships in the four-plus decades since "Star Trek" went off the air, as anyone who saw the Shatner Comedy Central Roast in 2010 will remember.
Lung cancer rates in the United States are falling as a direct result of efforts to control smoking and other tobacco use, according to research published on Thursday.