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Appeals court weighs Ohio law shielding lethal drugs source

A federal appeals court is weighing a challenge by death row inmates of an Ohio law that shields the names of companies that provide lethal injection drugs.

The pending decision by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals will help determine whether the state will proceed with its first executions in three years beginning in February.

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 1941 file photo, part of the hull of the capsized USS Oklahoma is seen at right as the battleship USS West Virginia, center, begins to sink after suffering heavy damage, while the USS Maryland, left, is still afloat in Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, File)

Obama calls Japan’s premier’s visit ‘historic’

President Barack Obama says Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Pearl Harbor is a “historic gesture” that shows the power of reconciliation. Obama is speaking at Pearl Harbor along with Abe. It’s the first such joint visit by U.S. and Japanese leaders.

FILE - In this file photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, shakes hand with Syrian President Bashar Assad as Russian Foreign v, right, looks on in the Kremlin in Moscow,Russia. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik,  Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)

Turkey, Russia agree on Syria cease-fire plan

Turkey’s state-run news agency says Turkey and Russia have reached an agreement on a plan for a cease-fire comprising the whole of Syria.
The Anadolu Agency, quoting unnamed sources on Wednesday, said the two countries were working to ensure that the cease-fire would come into effect after midnight.