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LeBron passes Kobe for third in playoff points

LeBron passes Kobe for third in playoff points

The incredible rally ruined Paul George's big night. Now the Pacers are one loss away from being eliminated by James' team for the fourth time in six years. George had 23 points, nine rebounds and five assists in the first half. The King put the Cavs on his back and now the Wine and Gold hold a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.



Sarin or similar used in Idlib attack - chemical weapons watchdog

Israeli and USA officials say the attack killed at least 90 people, including many children. Israeli defense officials say Syria still has chemical weapons, as much as three tons worth. But questioned remained about the efficacy of the agreement and whether the regime had disposed of all its chemical weapons. There is also evidence that ISIS and other terror groups may have acquired some of these chemical weapons.



Arkansas Executes 1st Inmate Since 2005

Initially, Arkansas had meant to put Lee and seven other men to death in the span of just 11 days, racing against the clock of the expiration of one of the drugs in the state's chemical execution cocktail. The frenetic filing of lawsuits and appeals in Arkansas has a profound impact on those awaiting execution, on their families and on the relatives of their victims.



Pence says America's 'sword stands ready' if North Korea attacks

Trump, in Washington, and Pence at the tense Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea earlier, have signalled a forceful USA stance on North Korea's recent actions and threats. He added that the USA wants to see "North Korea abandon its reckless path of the development of nuclear weapons, and also its continual use and testing of ballistic missiles is unacceptable".



Arkansas set to execute first inmate since 2005

While the latest court rulings could be overturned, Arkansas now faces an uphill battle to execute any inmates before the end of April, when one of its lethal injection drugs expires. After a frenzied day of legal activity, CNN reports that the Supreme Court issued a temporary stay of execution for Lee until 9:30 p.m. or further action by the court.



Tad Cummins faces federal charges, Elizabeth Thomas safe

Elizabeth was said to be doing well, as least physically, but authorities are not yet sure how the experience has affected her emotionally, which seems to be their main concern. Deputies with the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office traveled to the area and confirmed the auto belonged to Cummins. Griffin Berry said he's the person who encountered the pair and called the police.