Arkansas inmates scheduled for execution ask court to review

U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker granted the inmates stays of execution on Saturday, but she rejected their arguments that too little time between executions violated their constitutional rights. Arkansas originally planned to execute eight inmates between Monday and April 27.

Pope on Easter: cling to faith amid wars and hatred

Tens of thousands of faithful braved heavy security checks — and, later, a brief downpour from what had been sunny skies — to enter St. Peter’s Square where Francis celebrated Mass

Workers relieve pressure on leaking Alaska oil well

BP spokesman Brett Clanton says that “based on an overflight with infrared cameras, the release appears to be contained to the gravel pad surrounding the wellhead and has not reached the tundra.”

Famed Bellagio resort catches fire

The 77 firefighters who fought the blaze had trouble reaching the roof of the shopping complex. It took 19 minutes to quell the flames.