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Death penalty controversy
October 23, 2016
Younger, diverse voters are reshaping California politics
Come Election Day, California could legalize pot. Its new U.S. senator will be black or Hispanic — a first for the state.
October 20, 2016
Georgia executes man who killed police officer, wounded 2nd
A man convicted of killing an Atlanta police officer and wounding a second officer with an AR-15 rifle was executed late ...
October 07, 2016
Repeal or reform? Death penalty voter decisions for 3 states
California's dysfunctional death penalty faces a fate in November that seems fitting: voters can put it out of its misery, ...
October 04, 2016
VP candidate Kaine's faith an influence, sometime struggle
The morning after Tim Kaine was named the Democratic vice presidential nominee, his first stop wasn't a rally or a swing ...
October 03, 2016
Ohio plans January execution using new 3-drug combination
Ohio said it plans to resume executions in January with a new three-drug combination after an unofficial moratorium dating ...
September 20, 2016
New Mexico governor wants vote on reinstating death penalty
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez stepped up pressure on lawmakers Tuesday to consider reinstating the death penalty by ...
September 12, 2016
Former death-row inmate pleads no contest in old murder case
A man who was released from prison last year after more than two decades on Delaware's death row and was facing a retrial in ...
September 11, 2016
Hitchhiker's grisly tale to be told again at new sentencing
The families of two Massachusetts murder victims listened to weeks of gruesome testimony about how a hitchhiker carjacked ...
September 10, 2016
Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieves
Texas' highest criminal court has become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation's most active ...
September 04, 2016
Bangladesh executes 5th Islamist party leader for 1971 war
Bangladeshi authorities executed a top Islamist party leader convicted of war crimes involving the nation's 1971 independence ...
August 30, 2016
Prosecutor to mull death penalty opposition in nuns' slaying
A Mississippi prosecutor said she hasn't decided whether to seek the death penalty for a man charged with killing two nuns ...
August 23, 2016
Ohio inmate who survived '09 execution appeals to high court
A condemned Ohio killer who survived a 2009 botched execution is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to declare that a second ...
August 21, 2016
Iraq executes 36 men convicted in Islamic State massacre
Iraq on Sunday executed 36 men convicted of taking part in the Islamic State group's massacre of hundreds of soldiers in ...
August 20, 2016
Execution halted for Texas accomplice who wasn't triggerman
A court halted the execution of a Texas man who was scheduled to die for a fatal 1996 robbery in which he wasn't the person ...
August 20, 2016
The Latest: Appeals court halts scheduled Texas execution
The Latest on a bipartisan push to halt the scheduled Wednesday execution of Jeffrey Wood (all times local): 6:25 p.m.
August 19, 2016
Texas court halts execution of man who didn't pull trigger
A court on Friday halted the execution of a Texas man who was scheduled to die for a fatal 1996 robbery in which he wasn't ...
August 19, 2016
Ex-Connecticut death row inmates transferred to Pennsylvania
Two former Connecticut death-row inmates convicted of killing a mother and her two daughters during a 2007 home invasion have ...
August 13, 2016
Texas lawyer who lost all death penalty cases says he's done
Texas lawyer Jerry Guerinot said he no longer represents people accused of capital murder after four decades of posting a ...
August 10, 2016
The Latest: 'Grim Sleeper' sentenced to death in Los Angeles
The Latest on the sentencing of the serial killer known as the "Grim Sleeper." (all times local): 11:20 a.m. A judge has ...
August 06, 2016
Sentence tossed for last woman on Pennsylvania's death row
The only woman on Pennsylvania's death row had her sentence thrown out by a judge who cited inadequate representation at her ...