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  • Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

    Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

    Associated Press - 14 minutes ago
    Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

    BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri has executed an inmate convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993 as part of a plot to steal their cows. …

  • FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

    FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

    Associated Press - 17 minutes ago
    FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

    The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire. The negligence ... …

  • Airport security vulnerabilities not uncommon

    Airport security vulnerabilities not uncommon

    Associated Press - 19 minutes ago
    Airport security vulnerabilities not uncommon

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves. …

  • Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

    Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

    Associated Press - 24 minutes ago
    Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to thousands of candle-bearing faithful below — not in the arcane, scripted words of pontiffs past but in those of a father and pastor looking out for his flock. …

  • Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

    Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

    Associated Press - 26 minutes ago
    Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

    PRAGUE (AP) — The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West. …