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Progreso Killer Executed Last Night

26 years later, the man who bludgeoned his wife and two children to death in their home in Progreso had his death sentence carried out. Prison staffers gave Roberto Moreno Ramos a lethal injection last night after last-ditch court appeals were rejected. The U.S. Supreme Court denied his appeals attorney’s argument that Ramos’ trial attorneys […]

NATIONAL

Farm Animals May Soon Get New Features Through Gene Editing

(AP) – Cows that can withstand hotter temperatures. Cows born without pesky horns. Pigs that never reach puberty. A Minnesota company wants to alter farm animals by adding and subtracting genetic traits in a lab. It sounds like science fiction, but Recombinetics sees opportunity for its technology in the livestock industry. Recombinetics says gene editing […]

WORLD

Singapore PM Says China-US Rivalry ‘Awkward’

(AP) – Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (LEE SEE’-yan LONG) has said the rivalry between the U.S. and China for influence in Southeast Asia is proving awkward for countries that do not want to have to choose between them. Lee told reporters at a news conference Thursday that Asia is struggling to adapt to […]