Death row inmate says Mormon church interfered in his trial

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man sentenced to death in a 1985 murder case is appealing his conviction by arguing the Mormon church interfered in his trial.
Verizon, unions agree to pay raises, new jobs to end strike

A "Now Hiring" sign is posted on a Verizon store in Manhattan in New YorkThe deal, which one analyst called "very rich" for Verizon workers, could be a prelude to the company exiting the wireline telecommunications business, transforming into a wireless internet business. Verizon, the No. 1 U.S. wireless provider, and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) had reached a tentative deal on Friday. The CWA said Verizon agreed to provide a 10.9 percent raise over four years while Verizon put the increase at 10.5 percent.



Pueblo shield withdrawn from Paris artifacts auction

FILE - In this Monday Dec. 15, 2014 file photo, a supporter of Native Americans holds a leaflet reading "Stop cultural genocide, Eve auction house must stop" to protest outside of the Drouot's auction house during the contested auction of Native American items in Paris, France. A French auction house has withdrawn a Pueblo mask from a contested sale of Native American artifacts after protests from the United States. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)PARIS (AP) — A French auction house withdrew a Pueblo shield from a contested sale of Native American artifacts Monday after protests from the United States.



Japan puts military on alert for possible North Korea missile launch

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the Kwisong SalternTOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - Japan put its military on alert on Monday for a possible North Korean ballistic missile firing, while South Korea also said it had detected evidence of launch preparations, officials from Japan and South Korea said. Tension in the region has been high since North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test in January and followed that with a satellite launch and test launches of various missiles. Japan ordered naval destroyers and Patriot anti-ballistic missile batteries to be ready to shoot down any projectile heading for the country, state broadcaster NHK said.



South Korea detects sign of possible planned North Korea missile launch

South Korea has detected evidence of a possible planned North Korea missile launch, a defense official said on Monday, after Japan put its military on alert for a ballistic missile launch by the isolated state. The South Korean defense official declined to comment on what type of missile might be launched but South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said officials believe it would be an intermediate-range Musudan missile. North Korea made three failed launch attempts of the Musudan in April, according to U.S. and South Korean officials.


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