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The Latest: Officials couldn't connect line to inmate

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) - The Latest on the scheduled execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local):

US blasts Russia over strikes on Syria rebel enclave
US blasts Russia over strikes on Syria rebel enclave

The United States blasted Russia on Thursday over the bombing of Syria's Eastern Ghouta, saying it has a "unique responsibility" for the more than 400 deaths in the Damascus suburb. After fresh air and rocket strikes by Syrian government forces killed another 46, State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert blamed Russia for not reeling in the regime of its ally President Bashar al-Assad. "Without Russia backing Syria, the devastation and the deaths would certainly not be occurring," Nauert told journalists.

Fuel-Saving Innovations: Features That Work and Some That Still Need Tweaking
Fuel-Saving Innovations: Features That Work and Some That Still Need Tweaking

Not every fuel-saving technology is a complete reinvention of the traditional internal combustion engine. Hybrid, electric, and fuel-cell cars have the potential to change the way we power vehicl...

Alabama Likely To Botch The Execution Of An Already Dying Man
Alabama Likely To Botch The Execution Of An Already Dying Man

UPDATE: According to Alabama media, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a temporary stay of execution in the case of Doyle Lee Hamm.

Relief turns to horror in Mexico helicopter crash
Relief turns to horror in Mexico helicopter crash

Santiago Jamiltepec (México) (AFP) - They thought the worst was over. The 7.2-magnitude earthquake that shook Mexico on Friday evening hit right near their hometown, the southern city of Santiago Jamiltepec, but the damage was minor. Unlike previous earthquakes that killed hundreds or thousands of people in Mexico, this one claimed no lives and left minimal destruction.

Iran resumes hunt for missing plane
Iran resumes hunt for missing plane

Iranian rescue teams resumed their search on Monday for a passenger plane that disappeared high in the Zagros mountains the previous day with 66 people onboard, local media reported. State television said the weather had improved after blizzard conditions hampered search efforts Sunday, and that helicopters were now able to take part in the hunt for Aseman Airlines flight EP3704. It is thought to have crashed on the Dena mountain of Iran's southwestern Zagros range, but one official said there could be as many as 100 peaks to search in the vast and remote area.

Rush Limbaugh reacts to Parkland school shooting
Rush Limbaugh reacts to Parkland school shooting

Conservative talk show titan weighs in on preventing mass shootings in America's schools.

Passengers Recall 'Flight From Hell' After 3-Year-Old Screamed for 8 Hours Straight
Passengers Recall 'Flight From Hell' After 3-Year-Old Screamed for 8 Hours Straight

The incident happened in August but has recently come to light.

Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon despite
Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon despite 'defeated' claims

Boko Haram fighters stormed a village in northeast Nigeria and murdered two civilians, while six people were killed in an attack in northern Cameroon, a local resident and security sources told AFP on Monday. The attacks came as Nigeria's military again maintained the jihadists had been defeated, and that its repeated raids and suicide bombings were "a sign of weakness". Bulama Bukar said Boko Haram fighters stormed his village, Alau-Kofa, about 8:00 pm (1900 GMT) on Sunday, firing guns and rocket-propelled grenades.

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