- Former death row inmate died of rare salivary gland cancer Updated: Jun-30-15 7:23 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A man who spent 30 years on Nebraska's death row for two cult murders died of a rare cancer in his salivary glands, according to a death certificate obtained Tuesday.
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- Arizona death penalty unresolved after Supreme Court ruling Updated: Jun-29-15 6:55 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the use of a controversial drug used in the lengthy execution of an Arizona inmate last year.
- Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug Updated: Jun-29-15 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON - Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they think it's "highly likely" the death penalty itself is unconstitutional.
- Some Supreme Court justices' views on death penalty change Updated: Jun-29-15 5:41 pm
WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg declared for the first time Monday that they believe it is "highly likely" that the death penalty is unconstitutional.
- Va's supply of controversial execution drug expires in Sept. Updated: Jun-29-15 3:42 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The controversial execution drug approved by the U.S. Supreme Court is used in Virginia, but no executions are scheduled and the state's supply expires at the end of September.
- Freed from death row, woman, 58, finds peace in forgiveness Updated: Jun-28-15 4:20 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A woman freed after 16 years on Mississippi's death row says God helped her come to peace with herself and the fact that until recently, her execution might come any time.
- Ricketts and father give $200K to death penalty campaign Updated: Jun-26-15 7:49 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Gov. Pete Ricketts and his father contributed most of the $244,000 collected by to the Nebraskans for the Death Penalty campaign in its first reporting period, according to expense reports released Friday.
- DA renews effort for execution of man convicted of killing 4 Updated: Jun-24-15 4:27 pm
EASTON, Pennsylvania - An eastern Pennsylvania prosecutor is asking a judge to lift a stay of execution for a man convicted of a quadruple murder five years ago.
- Call for death penalty in shooting, but state lacks the drug Updated: Jun-21-15 2:53 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Two days after the shooting deaths of nine people during a Bible study at a Charleston church, Republican Gov. Nikki Haley made a bold public statement: The gunman "absolutely" should be put to death. But her state, though largely pro-death penalty, can't secure one of the drugs needed for lethal injections and hasn't executed an inmate since 2011.
- Man's hanging in 1903 was Nebraska's first state execution Updated: Jun-20-15 10:48 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The state of Nebraska killed its first man using a secondhand scaffold from Douglas County and a rope special ordered from Chicago.
- High court reinstates conviction in death penalty case Updated: Jun-18-15 1:06 pm
WASHINGTON - A divided Supreme Court on Thursday reinstated the conviction and death sentence of a California man convicted of murder - even though a lower court made mistakes when it considered whether prosecutors illegally excluded blacks and Hispanics from the jury.
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- House panel to air views on Wolf's death penalty moratorium Updated: Jun-11-15 3:35 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A state House panel is set to hold a hearing on Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's moratorium on Pennsylvania's death penalty.
- EU lawmakers demand rights monitoring for Hungary Updated: Jun-10-15 10:15 am
BRUSSELS - European Union lawmakers have called for the strict monitoring of human rights, the rule of law and democracy in EU member Hungary after its prime minister raised questions about whether the death penalty should be reintroduced.
- Australian envoy returns to Jakarta after execution protest Updated: Jun-10-15 12:25 am
CANBERRA, Australia - The Australian ambassador to Indonesia has returned in a sign that the anger and tense relations that followed Indonesia's execution of two Australian drug traffickers has eased.
- Missouri man executed for deaths of girlfriend, her daughter Updated: Jun-09-15 9:55 pm
BONNE TERRE, Missouri - A Missouri man who killed his girlfriend and her 2-year-old daughter with a butcher knife was put to death Tuesday.
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- Execution of Pakistani youth suspect stayed for 4th time Updated: Jun-08-15 6:32 pm
KARACHI, Pakistan - A death-row prisoner whose family says was just 14 years old when he was convicted of killing a 7-year-old has had his execution stayed for a fourth time, authorities said Tuesday.
- Surveillance law lets US ratify nuclear terrorism treaties Updated: Jun-07-15 8:54 am
WASHINGTON - Tucked into the surveillance bill that became law was a little-noticed section that will let the United States complete ratification of two long-stalled treaties aimed at stopping a frightening scenario: terrorists wielding radioactive bombs.
- Court lets Mississippi execution drug supplier remain secret Updated: Jun-05-15 10:13 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi prison system can keep concealing the identity of its execution drug supplier while the system appeals an order to release the information, the Mississippi Supreme Court said in a 5-3 ruling Friday.
- Nebraska senator stirs controversy with Facebook picture Updated: Jun-04-15 9:53 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A Nebraska lawmaker is stirring controversy for posting a photo of a beheaded woman on his Facebook page to make a point about the death penalty.
- Nigeria torture victim to be free after decade on death row Updated: Jun-01-15 10:16 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - A man condemned to hang when he was 16 because of confessions extracted under torture has been pardoned after 10 years on death row, Nigerian and international human rights activists said Monday.