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1 hr ago | 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

2 hrs ago | 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

5 hrs ago | Halfway To Concord

California Death Penalty ruled unconstitutional

Federal Judge Cormac J. Carney ruled last week that the California Death Penalty is unconstitutional because it violated the 8th Amendment barring "cruel and unusual punishment."


Related Topix: Prison, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

9 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

Germans withholding evidence in AFN murder case pending death penalty decision

German authorities will withhold key evidence in the strangulation death of an AFN broadcaster - including the victim's throat, unless the U.S. military gives assurances it will not seek the death penalty for the airman accused of the murder.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Prison, US Military, Ramstein Air Base, US Air Force

13 hrs ago | KMIZ

Death penalty sought in Warren County killings

An eastern Missouri man accused of killing two women and a boy in Warren County earlier this year could get the death penalty if convicted.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Montgomery County, MO, Bellflower, MO

17 hrs ago | WKXW-FM Trenton

Sweeney sounds off on reinstating death penalty

Senate President Steve Sweeney said legislation to bring back the death penalty for certain murders should not be reinstated so quickly.


Related Topix: Deptford, NJ, West Deptford, NJ, Jersey City, NJ

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Courier News

LETTER: Fight violence with smarts, not gun controlLETTER: Fight...

LETTER: Fight violence with smarts, not gun control Weapons aren't the problem, it's the criminals using them Check out this story on With lethal-injection drugs in short supply and new questions looming about their effectiveness, lawmakers in some death penalty states are considering bringing back older ... (more)


Related Topix: Draper, UT, Utah State Prison, State Prisons, Prison, Chris Christie, US Governors, Opinion

The Fresno Bee

Dan Walters: Californiaa s death penalty dying of old age

During the last four decades, no California political issue has burned more intensely than capital punishment, but it may have ended with a whimper, rather than with a bang, last week.


Related Topix: US Governors, Jerry Brown

Daily World

Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to proceed

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an Arizona execution to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs in the country.

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


Roundup: SCOTUS and the City, Fall Docket, Death Penalty Drugs

How many times have you stared at Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and thought to yourself, "I can't help but wonder ... isn't RBG just an older Carrier Bradshaw?" Of course you have not.


Related Topix: US News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Lake Elsinore Valley News

Mother of murder victim recalls last conversation with her

The mother of a woman sexually assaulted and killed by members of her husband's Marine unit testified today that she last spoke with her daughter the night of her death, and everything appeared to be fine before they ended the conversation.


Related Topix: 9, Camp Pendleton, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Editorial: Judge chastises California perpetuating dysfunctional death penalty system

But the decision by U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney last week is less a victory for abolitionists than it is a condemnation of California officials' mishandling of capital punishment.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Opinion

Cybercast News Service

Theater shooting lawyers in court to discuss video

Attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case are returning to court to discuss whether a doctor should be allowed to videotape the second sanity evaluation of defendant James Holmes.


Mon Jul 21, 2014

Beaver Countian

Top judge attacks lethal injection as Arizona fails in death penalty appeal

This article titled "Top judge attacks lethal injection as Arizona fails in death penalty appeal" was written by Ed Pilkington in New York, for on Monday 21st July 2014 21.13 UTC One of America's top judges has launched a dramatic attack on the use of medical drugs in executions, stating that the attempt to disguise the brutality of ... (more)


Related Topix: Prison


Punishment phase underway for man who killed Bellaire police officer

July 21, 2014: Harris County DA wants death penalty for man convicted of killing Bellaire police offier.


Related Topix: Bellaire, TX, Harris County, TX, Prison

Star Tribune

Ex-soldier hasn't decided whether he'll appeal; decision could re-expose him to death penalty

Lawyers for a former Hawaii-based soldier who avoided a death sentence for his 5-year-old daughter's death want him to consult with an appellate attorney before deciding whether to appeal his murder conviction.


Related Topix: US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Arizona challenge to execution delay denied

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday denied Arizona's request for a re-hearing after a three-member panel of judges put on hold the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood until the state reveals information, such as such as the makers of the drugs and how the state developed its method for legal injections.


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

Prosecutors seeking death penalty in case of fatal shooting during Craigslist car deal

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a Reading man accused of fatally shooting an Allentown businessman during a Craigslist car deal.


Related Topix: Violent Crime

Pasadena Star-News

New drama a The Dividea deals with death penalty, racial issues

Damon Gupton as Adam Page, Philadelphia's District Attorney, in a scene from the premiere episode of WE tv's first original scripted drama, “The Divide.” The eight-episode one-hour series co-written and executive produced by the Academy Award® and Emmy® nominated Richard LaGravenese and Tony Goldwyn , debuts on WE tv, ... (more)


Related Topix: Damon Gupton, Conviction, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Scandal, Tony Goldwyn

Amnesty International USA

Massive leap backwards as Singapore resumes executions

Singapore has taken a reprehensible U-turn by executing the first two prisoners since 2011, Amnesty International and the Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network said today.


Related Topix: Activism, Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations, Prison