Arkansas prepares for 1st double execution in US since 2000

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two condemned Arkansas killers who admit they're guilty but fear their poor health could lead to extreme pain during lethal injections set for Monday might become the first inmates put to death in a double execution in the U.S. in more than 16 years.

  • Written by ANDREW DeMILLO , Associated Press

Opposition: Missiles knock out hospital in Syria's north

BEIRUT (AP) — Missiles struck a medical center in Syria's northern rebel-held province, putting the facility built underground for protection out of service and killing a number of its staff, opposition activists said Saturday.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

US Defense Sec'y Mattis in Afghanistan to discuss war needs

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived unannounced in Afghanistan on Monday to assess America's longest war as the Trump administration weighs sending more troops.

  • Written by ROBERT BURNS , AP National Security Correspondent