US Defense Sec'y Mattis: Syria still has chemical weapons

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Syria still possesses chemical weapons, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in Israel on Friday, warning against the banned munitions being used again.

  • Written by ROBERT BURNS , AP National Security Correspondent

Finance leaders defend trade, worry about those left behind

WASHINGTON (AP) — World finance leaders, confronted by a growing backlash against globalization, will seek to build support for free trade by finding ways to help those left behind.

 

  • Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER and PAUL WISEMAN , Associated Press

Prosecutors: Dortmund bus attack suspect acted out of greed

BERLIN (AP) — A 28-year-old German-Russian citizen took out a five-figure loan to bet that Borussia Dortmund shares would drop, then bombed the soccer team's bus in an attack he tried to disguise as Islamic terrorism in a scheme to net millions, German officials said Friday. 

  • Written by FRANK JORDANS , Associated Press

Arkansas conducts first execution since 2005, plans 3 more

VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas carried out its first execution in nearly a dozen years despite a flurry of legal challenges that had spared three convicted killers, but courts still could scuttle the remainder of the nation's most ambitious death penalty schedule since capital punishment was restored in 1976.

  • Written by ANDREW DeMILLO and SEAN MURPHY , Associated Press