Texas court halts execution of man who didn't pull trigger

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A court on Friday halted the execution of a Texas man who was scheduled to die for a fatal 1996 robbery in which he wasn't the person who pulled the trigger.

  • Written by PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press TERRY WALLACE, Associated Press

Haiti welcomes UN admission, plans to assist cholera victims

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.N. acknowledgement that it played a role in introducing cholera to Haiti and vows to aid victims were welcomed Friday in the Caribbean nation, which has experienced the worst outbreak of the disease in recent history.

  • Written by DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press

Undersea surprise: Big-eyed squid looks more toy than animal

A team of scientists and technicians scanning the rocky ocean floor off Southern California couldn't contain their excitement when they spotted a bright-purple, googly-eyed stubby squid.

  • Written by ALINA HARTOUNIAN, Associated Press