As a result, a state court hearing was cancelled Thursday involving a request by a third drug company to join two other firms in a legal challenge over the proposed use of their products. On Monday, the Tennessee Supreme Court said a lawsuit filed by inmates contesting the execution drugs was not likely to succeed. Nevada hasn't executed an inmate since 2006, and officials have acknowledged initially planning the execution of Dozier around drugs they could obtain. Nevada has become a model among death penalty states that have had trouble in recent years obtaining drugs for lethal injections. Fifteen states are siding with Nevada in the case before the state Supreme Court targeting pharmaceutical firms.

August 09, 2018 05:48 UTC

Argentina's Senate on Thursday rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion, a defeat for a grassroots movement that came closer than ever to achieving the decriminalization of the procedure in the homeland of Pope Francis. In Argentina, abortion is only allowed in cases of rape and risks to a woman's health. Backers of the measure said legalizing abortion would save the life of many women. The Catholic Church and other groups opposed it, saying it violated Argentine law guaranteeing life from the moment of conception. Demonstrations in support of the Argentine abortion measure were held Wednesday in Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay and Ecuador.

August 09, 2018 05:48 UTC

Donkey Park is the creation of Steve Stiert, who sought a new direction after his job as a software engineer for IBM was eliminated six years ago. Now he's devoting his life to providing an opportunity for people to interact with donkeys and experience their calming presence. "Donkeys resonate with who I am," says the 59-year-old Stiert, whose equine epiphany came after 26 years glued to a computer screen. Now she regularly drives 45 minutes to volunteer at Donkey Park. Ah, donkey therapy, donkey love."

August 09, 2018 04:12 UTC

Nathaniel Cook and his older brother, Anthony Cook, admitted in 2000 they were behind nine killings, including a string of eight murders in 1980 and '81. As part of the plea deal, Cook confessed to three murders while his brother admitted to killing five other people. Many kept hope that investigators could link Nathaniel Cook to another crime, but they also knew this day was coming. Nathaniel Cook confessed that he and his brother were involved in two more killings. The brothers offered to confess in exchange for a chance of parole for Nathaniel Cook.

August 09, 2018 04:07 UTC

Interested in Donald Trump? Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. "I share President Trump's continued frustration as the left continues to try to nullify the 2016 presidential election with claims of Russian interference," Collins said. According to the indictment, Collins responded to the email saying: "Wow. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Collins would be removed from the influential House Energy and Commerce Committee "until the matter is settled."

August 08, 2018 23:15 UTC

Yelp's second-quarter results blew past Wall Street expectations, fueled by a 21 percent surge in advertising revenue. The online business reviews company raised its profit forecast for the year and its stock soared almost 14 percent in after-hours trading. For the current quarter ending in October, Yelp said it expects revenue in the range of $242 million to $246 million. The company expects full-year revenue in the range of $952 million to $967 million. Access a Zacks stock report on YELP at

August 08, 2018 21:33 UTC

Before that happened, Tesla's stock had already soared. Trading in Tesla's stock was eventually halted until everyone could figure out what was going on. Tesla's stock surged 11 percent on Tuesday, collectively costing short sellers more than $1 billion, by some estimates. Some of the fervor for a Tesla buyout faded Wednesday. Tesla's stock backtracked by more than 2 percent to close at $370.34.

August 08, 2018 21:17 UTC

Argentina's lower house of Congress already passed the measure, and President Mauricio Macri said he would sign it if approved by the Senate. The issue has bitterly divided Argentines, pitting conservative doctors and the Roman Catholic Church against feminist groups and other physicians. Feminist groups, in turn, have held demonstrations in support of the measure, often wearing green that symbolizes their movement or costumes based on author Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale." Catholic and evangelical groups protested abortion with the slogan, "Argentina, filicide (child murder) will be your ruin." Small groups rallied in other countries across the region to voice support for the Argentine abortion measure, including in Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru.

August 08, 2018 19:40 UTC

Three young soccer players and their coach, who were rescued with other teammates after almost three weeks in a flooded cave, were granted Thai citizenship on Wednesday. Nopparat Kanthawong, the head coach of the Wild Boars team, said the four received official Thai ID cards along with another teammate who had not been in the cave but also applied for citizenship. "If they have Thai citizenship, in the future, if they don't want to play they can take exams to become public officials or find good work that is related to their field of studies," he said. Nopparat said he submitted documentation on Wednesday to help apply for citizenship for seven other Wild Boar players who are stateless. The group says stateless people in Thailand are unable to vote, buy land, seek legal employment, work in certain occupations or travel freely.

August 08, 2018 13:40 UTC

Add InterestA D.C. Public Library branch was briefly closed upon the discovery of some uninvited guests: snakes. The Washington Post reports the Georgetown Library closed Saturday after staff noticed snakes near a meeting room. The Post reports library staff suspect four snakes were in the building. According to the D.C. Public Library's website , the library will have another gathering of snakes on Wednesday, but these ones are invited. ———Information from: The Washington Post,

August 08, 2018 08:48 UTC

Sentiment was also driven by higher earnings at commodities trader Glencore, suggesting the industry is recovering from years of trouble. China Tower Corp. closed at 1.26 Hong Kong dollars (16 U.S. cents) per share, unchanged from its initial public offering price of 1.26 Hong Kong dollars (16 U.S. cents). China Tower says it operates 1.9 million cell tower sites across China, the biggest mobile phone market. ENERGY: U.S. crude oil fell 36 cents to $68.81 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, the standard for international oil prices, fell 22 cents to $74.42 a barrel.

August 08, 2018 06:36 UTC

The Druze minority is fiercely loyal to the state and well-integrated in society, yet its members feel betrayed by the new "Nation-State" law. It's not good for the state of Israel," he told The Associated Press at his office, which has been turned into the "Headquarters of the Nation-State Law Protest." Unlike the Muslim and Christian Arab minorities, Israeli Druze are drafted to the military and many strongly identify as Israeli. Speakers at Saturday's rally said that special relationship between the Jews and Druze had suffered a major blow because of the Nation-State Law. A handful of Druze soldiers in the Israeli military criticized the law on social media, breaking military rules that prohibit soldiers from expressing political opinions.

August 08, 2018 06:33 UTC

They essentially battled Republicans to a draw in a central Ohio congressional district that should have been an easy win for the GOP. Far from the city, Balderson answered with his own wide margins, peaking at 69 percent in rural Morrow County. Many of the districts Democrats are hoping to flip in November are more favorable to them than the Ohio 12th. THE YEAR OF WOMEN CONTINUESGretchen Whitmer of Michigan and Laura Kelly of Kansas joined a list of eight Democratic women running for governor in November. It's a similar argument to what Democratic Rep. Conor Lamb of Pennsylvania used earlier this year to win a special election in heavy GOP territory.

August 08, 2018 05:37 UTC

Add Iran as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Iran news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Add InterestThe U.S. is bracing for cyberattacks Iran could launch in retaliation for the re-imposition of sanctions this week by President Donald Trump, cybersecurity and intelligence experts say. Iran denies using its cyber capabilities for offensive purposes, and accuses the U.S. of targeting Iran. Even stronger sanctions targeting Iran's oil sector and central bank are to be re-imposed in early November. "Iran's cyber activities against the world have been the most consequential, costly and aggressive in the history of the internet, more so than Russia.

August 08, 2018 04:30 UTC

Hopper said critics are unhappy that Miss America is eliminating the swimsuit competition, a staple of the pageant since it debuted in 1921. Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell said the decision to eliminate swimsuit was presented as a fait accompli. Opponents have said Miss America leaders have failed to say how much will be given out in scholarship money this year. Hopper told the AP that at least as much would be given out this year as last year: around $500,000 from the Miss America Organization and the Miss America Foundation. Hopper said state officials and former Miss Americas were given a voice in the future direction of Miss America but have confused that with veto power.

August 08, 2018 04:19 UTC