CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — In a story March 21 about a chairlift accident, The Associated Press quoted a ski industry consultant who provided the wrong age of the lift. The chairlift is 27 years old, not 37 years old.
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal filed by Texas death row inmate Lester Bower, including his assertion that three decades on death row amount to cruel and unusual punishment. Bower, 67, is one of the longest-serving prisoners on death row in Texas. He was sentenced to death for murdering four men in 1983 in an aircraft hangar near Sherman, Texas.
The family of a young woman beaten to death in Afghanistan say the police did not do enough to protect her. The woman, Farkhunda, was killed by an angry mob after a mullah at a shrine in Kabul accused her of trying to burn the Koran.
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a Louisiana man's appeal of a sentence of life in prison without parole that he received for murdering when he was 17 years old a police officer in 1963. The inmate, Henry Montgomery, is asking to be resentenced.