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2 hrs ago | KTRE-TV Lufkin
A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.
5 hrs ago | Detroit News
Did the winner-take-all primary system cost House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor his job? Lauren Galik in Reason : Another state, another botched execution carried out with secret new drugs.
A judge in Akron disputes claims from prosecutors that she was biased in a death penalty murder case and says she shouldn't be removed.
Arizona spent two hours killing death row inmate Joseph Wood this week, an unusually long time for an execution.
During that party, authorities said, Felipe and Rodriguez fought with the 20-year-old Doty, beat him and then set his unconscious body on fire while he was still alive.
The practice of execution in the US is growing increasingly complicated, as are the attitudes Americans have about the death penalty.
According to court documents, James Ford would actually do the force-feeding, and Brittany Herbst -- the child's mother -- would help.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said the racial imbalance of the nation's prisons that convinced him to support sentencing reform has not prompted him to scrutinize the death penalty in advance of a possible 2016 run for president.
The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents said Thursday.
California's attorney general says it's too soon to say if the state will appeal a federal judge's ruling that the state's death penalty process is unconstitutional.
The family of two people murdered by a man sentenced to the death penalty by lethal injection showed no remorse when his execution dragged on for nearly two hours.
Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law.
There is a reason the death penalty is rarely enforced anymore, particularly in the federal judicial system.
The condemned man gasps and snorts as the lethal injection used adds to the scrutiny of the death penalty in the U.S. More war dead as Washington announces signs of progress in cease-fire talks, but prospects for a quick cessation to the hostilities seem distant.
Gospel music mixed with cries of grief at a Brooklyn church filled to overflowing with mourners for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold, and his... Gospel music mixed with cries of grief at a Brooklyn church filled to overflowing with mourners for the funeral of a man who died in ... (more)
A family spokeswoman says an Indiana teenager was killed when his plane crashed while trying to set a record for an around-the-world flight.
Updated: Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:14 am
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