UN panel reports Ukrainian children have been raped, tortured by Russian forces

The United Nations offered a chilling update Friday about an investigation opened into possible war crimes committed in Ukraine amid its war with Russia. The Independent International Commission of Inquiry into Ukraine reported instances of rape, torture and unlawful confinement, according to findings published to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights … Read more

Alabama execution called off for time and medical concerns

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama officials called off the Thursday lethal injection of a man convicted in a 1999 workplace shooting because of time concerns and trouble accessing the inmate’s veins. Alabama Corrections Commissioner John Hamm said prison officials called off the execution after they determined inmate Arthur Miller’s “veins could not be accessed in … Read more

US Supreme Court says Alabama can carry out execution

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A divided US Supreme Court said Alabama can proceed Thursday night with the lethal injection of an inmate convicted in a 1999 workplace shooting, vacating two lower court rulings that sided with the condemned man and his request for a different method of execution. The 5-4 decision reversed rulings by the … Read more