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Death penalty controversy
July 26, 2016
Condemned home invasion killer is resentenced to life term
A man condemned to die for killing a woman and her two daughters during a 2007 home invasion was resentenced Tuesday to life ...
July 25, 2016
APNewsBreak: Pfizer: Arkansas execution would 'misuse' drug
An execution drug obtained by the Arkansas prison system this month appears to have been made by a subsidiary of Pfizer, even ...
July 22, 2016
Kansas court upholds death sentence for sheriff's killing
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld the death sentence imposed against a man who fatally shot a sheriff during a 2005 ...
July 21, 2016
Arkansas court denies request for new execution law hearing
Arkansas' highest court on Thursday denied a request to reconsider its June ruling upholding the state's execution secrecy ...
July 14, 2016
Georgia executes man for beating friend to death in 1982
Georgia on Friday executed its sixth inmate this year, the most in any calendar year in the state since the death penalty was ...
July 09, 2016
Georgia set to execute sixth inmate this year
An execution scheduled for Thursday would be the sixth in Georgia this year — the most executions carried out by the state ...
June 25, 2016
Draft of Dems' policy positions reflects Sanders' influence
A draft of the Democratic Party's policy positions reflects the influence of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign: endorsing ...
June 24, 2016
Democrats reject platform proposal opposing trade deal
Democrats on Friday voted down an amendment to the party's platform that would have opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership ...
June 23, 2016
Lawyers: Condemned inmate mentally incompetent for execution
The U.S. Supreme Court has said death row prisoners must have "rational understanding" that they are about to be executed and ...
June 15, 2016
Judge on top Texas court questions death penalty's fairness
Texas' highest criminal court should consider whether the death penalty is being fairly applied and should still be ...
June 09, 2016
Justices find judicial bias in Pennsylvania death row case
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a state judge was wrong to participate in the case of a death row inmate whose ...
June 06, 2016
Justices taking on new Texas death row cases
The Supreme Court said Monday it will review two death-row cases from Texas, the nation's top death-penalty state, as the ...
May 31, 2016
High court rejects La. inmate's death penalty challenge
The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a Louisiana inmate's appeal that his death sentence was unconstitutional. The appeal ...
May 25, 2016
Hamas planning to execute 13 convicted murderers
Gaza's Islamic militant Hamas rulers said Wednesday they intend to execute residents convicted of murder even without the ...
May 25, 2016
Church slaying families accept pursuit of death penalty
The husband of a woman gunned down at a historic black church in Charleston with eight other people said Wednesday he won't ...
May 20, 2016
Supporters: Iran human rights activist gets 10-year sentence
An already-imprisoned prominent human rights activist in Iran has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in a new trial, a ...
May 19, 2016
Grand jury: Lawyer backed use of wrong drug in execution try
The top lawyer for Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin urged prison officials to go forward with a planned execution even though they ...
May 18, 2016
Kansas man convicted of killing 4 gets death sentence
A man convicted of killing two men, a woman and her 18-month-old daughter on a Kansas farm three years ago has been sentenced ...
May 16, 2016
Philippine president-elect to offer Cabinet posts to rebels
Presumptive Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said Monday he will reimpose the death penalty, offer Cabinet posts ...
May 13, 2016
Correction: Execution Drugs-Pfizer story
In a story May 13 about a pharmaceutical company's refusal to sell states drugs used in lethal injections, The Associated ...