Asian shares were mostly lower on Thursday after a weak session on Wall Street, though Southeast Asian markets gained following recent rallies in oil prices. Tokyo shares fell as the yen remained at a relatively high level versus the dollar, hurting prospects for exporters' profits.
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A man who killed two people in a drug dispute and a sheriff's deputy in a subsequent shootout was put to death Wednesday in what could be Missouri's last execution for some time.
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A low-profile block of aluminum zipped across a short stretch of what looked like railroad tracks Wednesday before crashing into a tuft of sand and sending a small cloud into the clear skies of the desert north of Las Vegas.