- Federal death penalty trial set to open in Hawaii Updated: Mar-07-14 4:34 pm
- Ala. House approves execution drug secrecy bill Updated: Mar-06-14 10:10 pm
- La. ordered to disclose source of execution drugs Updated: Mar-05-14 7:14 pm
- Advocates fight to block Kansas death penalty bill Updated: Mar-05-14 5:59 pm
- APNewsBreak: Delaware lacks lethal injection drugs Updated: Mar-05-14 2:32 pm
- GOP gov candidates want death penalty reinstated Updated: Mar-04-14 9:30 pm
- NH lawmakers take up Medicaid, gas tax, gambling Updated: Mar-03-14 4:39 pm
- Court skeptical of IQ scores in deciding execution Updated: Mar-03-14 3:13 pm
- Ga. coalition pushing to end capital punishment Updated: Mar-03-14 4:20 am
- Oklahoma death row inmates sue over drugs' secrecy Updated: Feb-26-14 6:35 pm
- Lawmaker wants more death penalty oversight Updated: Feb-26-14 2:16 pm
- Missouri executes man in '89 rape, killing of teen Updated: Feb-26-14 7:50 am
- Bill could bring back Louisiana's electric chair Updated: Feb-26-14 4:05 am
- Colorado death penalty curbs rejected by lawmakers Updated: Feb-24-14 7:10 pm
- US high court declines to hear death row appeal Updated: Feb-24-14 3:44 pm
- Report: Race factors when jurors impose execution Updated: Feb-22-14 11:13 am
- SD lawmakers reject bill to repeal death penalty Updated: Feb-21-14 3:51 pm
- Va. lethal injection drug same as one in Ohio suit Updated: Feb-20-14 5:34 pm
- Filing: Missouri finds new execution drug supplier Updated: Feb-20-14 12:23 pm
- Pa. Craigslist killing suspect's dad: She's a liar Updated: Feb-20-14 10:43 am
- Del. high court mulls new appeal in capital case Updated: Feb-19-14 6:45 pm
- Missouri bill would give flexibility on executions Updated: Feb-19-14 3:05 pm
- Ala. seeks to keep secret execution drug suppliers Updated: Feb-18-14 6:55 pm
- Shortage of execution drugs becomes more acute Updated: Feb-18-14 6:31 pm
- Europe at origin of chronic US execution dilemma Updated: Feb-18-14 9:39 am
HONOLULU - A Honolulu courtroom is set to become the scene of a death penalty trial even though Hawaii abolished capital punishment in 1957.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Makers and suppliers of Alabama's execution drugs would be kept secret and not released to the public or the courts under a bill approved Thursday in the Alabama House of Representatives.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - State prison officials cannot keep secret the seller and manufacturer of the two drugs purchased for executions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas death penalty opponents said Wednesday a bill that would shorten the appeals process amounts to a "leaky Band-Aid" on a broken system.
DOVER, Delaware - Delaware has 17 condemned prisoners facing the death penalty, but no means of executing any of them.
CHICAGO - The Republican candidates for Illinois governor say they're in favor of reinstating the death penalty in the state.
CONCORD, New Hampshire - After a week's break, New Hampshire's Legislature returned to work Monday with a March 27 deadline to act on hundreds of bills, including key measures to expand Medicaid coverage to 50,000 poor adults, an increase in the gas tax, casino gambling and a repeal of the death penalty.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court indicated Monday that states should look beyond an intelligence test score in borderline cases of mental disability to determine whether a death row inmate is eligible to be executed.
ATLANTA - A group of religious leaders, human rights activists and others are planning to call for Georgia lawmakers to end capital punishment in the state.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Two Oklahoma death row inmates scheduled to be executed next month sued state corrections officials Wednesday for details about the drugs that will be used to execute them, including their source.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A Missouri House panel is considering legislation to give lawmakers oversight over the state's execution procedures.
BONNE TERRE, Missouri - A Missouri inmate was executed early Wednesday for abducting, raping and killing a Kansas City teenager as she waited for her school bus in 1989, marking the state's fourth lethal injection in as many months.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - With Louisiana having trouble getting lethal injection drugs, a lawmaker is proposing that the state bring back the electric chair.
DENVER - Colorado lawmakers have rejected a GOP proposal to curb the governor's ability to grant reprieves to death row inmates.
JACKSON, Mississippi - The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from a Mississippi death row inmate who argued there was a constitutional error in his capital murder trial for the killing of a junior college student.
SEATTLE - Two years ago, when Washington's Supreme Court was reviewing the death sentence assigned to a black man accused of raping and murdering a 65-year-old woman, Justice Charles Wiggins found himself troubled by numbers.
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota should keep the death penalty, a deeply split legislative panel decided Friday after hearing emotional testimony on either side of the issue from families whose loved ones were killed.
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia's list of approved lethal injection drugs now includes one of the chemicals used in an Ohio execution that led to a lawsuit by the inmate's family who says his death was cruel and inhuman.
ST. LOUIS - Missouri has found a new supplier of its execution drug, days before convicted killer Michael Taylor is scheduled to be put to death, according to a court document filed on behalf of Attorney General Chris Koster.
SUNBURY, Pennsylvania - The father of a Pennsylvania woman who with her newlywed husband is charged with killing a man she met through Craigslist said he would support his daughter's execution if she is found guilty and even hold the hand of the victim's widow.
DOVER, Delaware - The Delaware Supreme Court is weighing another appeal by a man sentenced to death for a 1991 liquor store killing.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A state senator proposed Wednesday to give Missouri prison officials more choices in deciding how they want to execute inmates, as the state is facing increasing scrutiny for its current lethal injection methods.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Department of Corrections is seeking legislation that would keep secret the manufacturers and suppliers of lethal injection drugs used in state executions.
ST. LOUIS - The nation's shortage of execution drugs is becoming increasingly acute as more pharmacies conclude that supplying the lethal chemicals is not worth the bad publicity and the legal and ethical risks.
BRUSSELS - There's one big reason the United States has a dearth of execution drugs so acute that some states are considering solutions such as firing squads and gas chambers: Europe won't allow the drugs to be exported because of its fierce hostility to capital punishment.