AP EXPLAINS: Why Kashmir has been torn by decadeslong strife

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — When news spread in early July that Indian troops had killed a charismatic commander of Indian-controlled Kashmir's biggest rebel group, the public response was spontaneous and immense. Tens of thousands of angry youths poured out of their homes in towns and villages across the Himalayan region, hurling rocks and bricks and clashing with Indian troops.

  • Written by AIJAZ HUSSAIN, Associated Press

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