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NEW YORK (AP) — The top court for the United Methodist Church has left an openly gay bishop on the job for now. But the decision means she may not be able to stay in the post for long. The Methodist Judicial Council issued the ruling late Friday in the case of Bishop Karen...
DENVER (AP) — A second petroleum company said it would shut down and inspect wells after a fatal house explosion near a gas well in Colorado, although investigators have not said whether the well was the cause. Great Western Oil & Gas Co. said it would check 61 of its wells...
MENA, Ark. (AP) — One of two Arkansas siblings reported missing after their mother's body was discovered in a creek was found dead on Friday, a day after another relative was found dead, and teams are still searching for the other child, investigators said. The body of 2-year-...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea test-firing a missile Saturday (all times local): 7:35 a.m. The White House says President Donald Trump has been briefed on North Korea's most recent ballistic missile test. South Korea's military said in a statement Friday...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' governor said Friday that he sees no reason for anything beyond a routine review of the state's execution procedures after a condemned inmate lurched and convulsed 20 times during a lethal injection that involved a controversial sedative...
The sedative midazolam is supposed to prevent condemned prisoners from suffering while they die, but opponents say several problematic executions involving the drug are evidence that it does not work consistently. They raised new concerns after an execution Thursday in Arkansas...
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. Dr. Salomon Melgen...
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. Dr. Salomon Melgen...
CHICAGO (AP) — The former head of Chicago Public Schools is set to be sentenced Friday for steering $23 million in no-bid city contracts to education firms for a cut of more than $2 million in bribes and kickbacks. Barbara Byrd-Bennett, who held top education jobs in Detroit and...