Indonesia blasphemy protest draws 200,000; ends peacefully

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — At least 200,000 conservative Muslims rallied peacefully in the Indonesian capital on Friday in the second major protest against its minority Christian governor, who is being prosecuted for alleged blasphemy.

  • Written by STEPHEN WRIGHT, Associated Press; NINIEK KARMINI, Associated Press

China court clears man 21 years after his execution

BEIJING (AP) — China's supreme court ruled Friday that a young man executed 21 years ago for rape and murder had been innocent, in a case that has drawn attention to problems in the legal system as well as the frequent application of the death penalty.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press

Malibu mountain lion gets reprieve after alpacas killed

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — A California mountain lion placed under a death sentence for killing nearly a dozen alpacas owned by a Malibu woman was granted a reprieve when the woman announced she wouldn't act on a state-issued permit giving her the right to kill the animal.


Search continues for any survivors of Tennessee wildfires

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Crews made "significant progress" in their search for any survivors in the rubble of wildfires that torched hundreds of homes and businesses near the Great Smoky Mountains, and the death toll remains at seven, officials said Thursday.

  • Written by ADAM BEAM, Associated Press; JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press