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Updated at 9:58 AM

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) " Defenders of a condemned inmate in Alabama are calling his execution an "avoidable disaster." For 13 minutes after he was sedated to avoid an unconstitutionally painful death, Ronald Bert Smith Jr. was seen coughing, gasping and moving. Smith's legal team says these movements Thursday night show "he was not anesthetized at any point during the agonizingly long procedure." Alabama's Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn disputes that Smith was in pain after...

Updated at 9:58 AM

STOCKHOLM (AP) " This year's Nobel Prizes will be handed out Saturday for ground-breaking work ranging from the development of the world's smallest machines to song lyrics that have touched generations of fans. Here's a glance at the 2016...

Updated at 9:53 AM

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) " U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday that as many as 200 more American troops are being sent to Syria to help Kurdish and Arab fighters capture the Islamic State group's key stronghold of Raqqa. The extra...

Updated at 9:51 AM

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) " Sunday's early parliamentary election in Macedonia, held in the shadow of a massive wiretapping scandal, pits the governing conservatives against the left-wing main opposition. Two smaller players, both representing the...

Updated at 9:43 AM

PARIS (AP) " French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says 17 attacks have been thwarted in the country so far this year and he is asking Parliament to extend the state of emergency until July 15. Speaking after an extraordinary cabinet...

Updated at 9:39 AM

MOSCOW (AP) " Even as he worked to cover up doping by Russian athletes, Grigory Rodchenkov was developing technology which would help to catch them years later. The former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory is the star witness for...

Updated at 9:38 AM

PARIS (AP) " U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and leading diplomats are trying to find solutions for Syria's desperate opposition, as Syrian government forces squeeze rebels out of Aleppo after a devastating blitz. With tens of thousands...

Updated at 9:35 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " There's at least a slice of good news for a pizza restaurant in the nation's capital caught up in fake news stories about a child sex trafficking ring run by prominent Democrats. In the days since a conspiracy theorist...

Updated at 9:22 AM

BEIRUT (AP) " Russia says nearly 18,000 people have fled eastern Aleppo in the last 24 hours in a "constant stream" as Syrian government forces close in on the last pocket of opposition control in the northern city. Russian Defense Ministry...

Updated at 9:16 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) " The previous time South Korea's parliament voted to impeach a president, ruling party lawmakers bawled and hurled ballot boxes, a man set himself on fire in front of the National Assembly, and thousands glumly held...

Updated at 8:27 AM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) " Prosecutors are using the Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof's own words to portray him as a cruel angry racist at his death penalty trial. Roof's two-hour confession to killing nine people at a church Bible...

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