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2 hrs ago | KTRE-TV Lufkin

Arizona execution renews debate over methods

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.


Related Topix: Prison, Oklahoma, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court

5 hrs ago | Detroit News

Other writers, on the death penalty, gridlock, and the Constitution

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.


Related Topix: US Politics, Eric Cantor, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Drink, Cocktails, Oklahoma, Opinion

9 hrs ago |

Are Opponents Of The Death Penalty Contributing To Its Problems?

A fence surrounds the state prison in Florence, Ariz., where Joseph Rudolph Wood was put to death on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, San Bernardino County, CA, Berkeley, CA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WKYC-TV Cleveland

Judge in Akron disputes bias claims by prosecutorsJudge in Akron...

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.


Related Topix: Akron, OH, Violent Crime


Bad drugs lead to execution controversies

Arizona spent two hours killing death row inmate Joseph Wood this week, an unusually long time for an execution.


Related Topix: Prison, Oklahoma

Highlands Today

Prosecutor: Principal suspects in Doty slaying wona t face death penalty

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.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, Highlands County, FL, Violent Crime

BBC News

Voices from the death penalty debate

The practice of execution in the US is growing increasingly complicated, as are the attitudes Americans have about the death penalty.


Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

WDRB-TV Louisville

Local vendors vie for vacancy after hot dog stand owner charged with murder

According to court documents, James Ford would actually do the force-feeding, and Brittany Herbst -- the child's mother -- would help.


Related Topix: Louisville, KY

CBS Local

Rand Paul Says Death Penalty Is A State Issue

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.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Prison

WFAA-TV Dallas

Transcript shows concerns during Arizona execution

U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent - and unusual - request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn't seem to be working.


Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, US Governors, Jan Brewer

Thu Jul 24, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

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.


Related Topix: Prison, Arizona, Arizona Government, Missouri, Alternative


No decision on California death penalty appeal

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.


KSFO-AM San Francisco

Family of Victims Shows No Sympathy at Killer's Execution

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.


Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Arizona, Arizona Government

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Nibali wins Stage 18, closes in on Tour victory

Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law.


Related Topix: Steve Bullock, US Governors, Explosion, Minnesota

Louisiana and New Orleans: leaders in death penalty, prosecutor misconduct

There is a reason the death penalty is rarely enforced anymore, particularly in the federal judicial system.


Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law


10 Things to Know for Thursday July 24, 2014

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.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Texas


Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts

Widespread drought across the West had forecasters expecting an above-average wildfire season this summer, which so far has not lived up to expectations.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories

Wed Jul 23, 2014

KATV Little Rock

JFK returns to old look in new collectors' coins

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)


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WAVE-TV Louisville

Relatives fly to Taiwan plane crash site, 48 dead

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.


Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Taiwan, Air Accidents, Wedding, US News, US Supreme Court

The Honolulu Advertiser

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after start of execution

FLORENCE, Ariz.>> A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m., one hour and 57 ... (more)


Related Topix: US Supreme Court, Violent Crime