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Arizona prisoner won’t be executed in gas chamber

May. 19, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona prisoner is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection in less than three weeks for killing an 8-year-old girl, marking the second condemned man to decline lethal gas since the state refurbished its gas chamber — a method of execution that hasn’t been used in the...

Live updates | UN chief 'appalled' at reported school attack

May. 08, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations chief says he is “appalled” at the reported attack on a school in the Ukrainian town of Bilohorivka, where many people were apparently seeking shelter from fighting. A U.N. spokesman said Sunday that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres...

Patriotism, unease mix as Russia marks Victory Day in WWII

May. 08, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

Red Soviet flags and orange-and-black striped military ribbons are on display in Russian cities and towns. Neighborhoods are staging holiday concerts. Flowers are being laid by veterans' groups at monuments to the Great Patriotic War, as World War II is known in the country. At first...

Live updates | Pentagon: most Russian forces left Mariupol

May. 05, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says the majority of Russian forces that had been around the port city of Mariupol have left and headed north, leaving roughly the equivalent of two battalion tactical groups there, or about 2,000 troops. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Thursday that...

Israel says Putin apologized over his FM's Holocaust remarks

May. 05, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said he accepted an apology from Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday for controversial remarks about the Holocaust made by Moscow's top diplomat. The two leaders talked over the phone, after which an Israeli statement...

New design, mission for site of Pittsburgh synagogue attack

May. 03, 2022 03:51 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The caretakers of the Tree of Life synagogue intend to transform the site of the deadliest antisemitic attack in U.S. history and expand its mission. Newly released design plans show a revitalized complex housing a sanctuary, museum, memorial and center for...

Israel lashes out at Russia over Lavrov's Nazism remarks

May. 02, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel on Monday lashed out at Russia over “unforgivable” comments by its foreign minister about Nazism and antisemitism — including claims that Adolf Hitler was Jewish. Israel, which summoned the Russian ambassador in response, said the remarks blamed Jews for their...

Powerful symbolism at new Holocaust memorial in Las Vegas

May. 01, 2022 04:14 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Visitors to the newly constructed Holocaust Memorial Plaza at King David Memorial Cemetery in Las Vegas might be caught off guard by the crumbled brick wall with rebar sticking out at the plaza’s entryway. But the symbolism is powerful. “That...

Arizona death-row prisoner won’t be executed in gas chamber

Apr. 29, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A prisoner scheduled to be executed in three weeks in what would be Arizona’s first use of the death penalty in nearly eight years will die by lethal injection and not in the gas chamber — a method that hasn’t been used in the United States in more than two decades. ...

Bidens show 'The Survivor' for Holocaust Remembrance Week

Apr. 28, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden hosted their first official film screening at the White House on Thursday. The Bidens showed HBO’s “The Survivor,” in honor of Yom HaShoah and Holocaust Remembrance Week, in the White House movie theater on the...