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A drug that was used in botched executions in other states will remain part of Virginia's lethal injection mixture.
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Education Secretary Arne Duncan's plan to give schools a break from student-testing mandates in the federal No Child Left Behind law appears to be working in 42 states and the District of Columbia.
Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Alex Kozinski poses for a portrait in the lobby of a Washington office building, Thursday, July 24, 2014.
Gov. Mary Fallin wants investigators looking into Oklahoma's flawed execution to consider problems that have popped up in other states, such as Ohio and Arizona, as they develop recommendations for improving how Oklahoma puts condemned inmates to death, the governor's spokesman said on Friday.
Family members of the victims, Jeanne Brown, left, who had a sister and father murdered, speaks during a news conference as her husband Richard Brown listens, after the nearly two hour long execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood at the state prison on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Florence, Ariz.
An early morning crash has slowed traffic on westbound I-10 near Kino. Emergency crews are currently working the scene.
U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.
Wood, a convicted murderer, died Wednesday nearly two hours after receiving what authorities said was a 50-milligram dose of both the sedative midazolam and the painkiller hydromorphone.
Troubled lethal injections in Oklahoma and Arizona have raised questions whether medical personnel are skilled enough to humanely put an inmate to death, and if things go wrong, expert enough to revive one if an order is given.
Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman Larry Traylor said Friday that officials aren't considering eliminating midazolam as one of three drugs that can be used as the first dose in Virginia's three-drug cocktail.
Beginning yesterday, Arizonans must be 18 or older in order to purchase cough medicine containing the ingredient dextromethorphan without a prescription.
ST. LOUIS -- 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.
Arizona's lengthy execution of convicted killer Joseph Rudolph Wood III will likely focus more attention on the nation's next executions, both scheduled for Aug. 6 in Missouri and Texas, death penalty experts said Thursday.
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Henry Darwin testifies to a House committee on efficiency of regulators.
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.
Toronto native John Radclive had been Canada's public executioner for years. Despite his habit of consuming quantities of alcohol that startled his hard-drinking contemporaries, starting a riot in Hull when he announced to a packed tavern that he had "come to hang a Frenchman, and hoped it would not be the last," and "altogether expressed himself ... (more)
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