Arkansas inmate convulses during deadline-beating execution

VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas wrapped up an accelerated executions schedule with a lethal injection that left the condemned inmate lurching and convulsing before he died, prompting calls for investigations and renewed scrutiny of the state's efforts to put multiple inmates to death on a compressed timeline.

  • Written by KELLY P. KISSEL and ANDREW DeMILLO , Associated Press

Immigrants plan May Day rallies buoyed by Trump opposition

CHICAGO (AP) — Immigrant groups and their allies have joined forces to carry out marches, rallies and protests in cities nationwide next week to mark May Day, saying there's renewed momentum to fight back against Trump administration policies.

  • Written by SOPHIA TAREEN and AMY TAXIN , Associated Press

Senate confirms Alex Acosta as labor secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Acosta has been confirmed as the nation's new labor secretary, filling out President Donald Trump's Cabinet as he approaches his 100th day in office.

  • Written by LAURIE KELLMAN , Associated Press

Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's call to review 24 national monuments established by three former presidents puts in limbo protections on large swaths of land home to ancient cliff dwellings, towering Sequoias, deep, canyons and oceans habitats where seals, whales and sea turtles roam.

  • Written by BRADY McCOMBS , Associated Press