- Supreme Court to rule on execution stay Wednesday Updated: Dec-10-13 11:08 pm
- Okla. executes man convicted of killing 2 women Updated: Dec-10-13 8:52 pm
- Court sets Jan. 23 execution for Oklahoma inmate Updated: Dec-10-13 4:22 pm
- SD lawmaker will propose repeal of death penalty Updated: Dec-10-13 4:12 pm
- Bangladesh halts execution of opposition leader Updated: Dec-10-13 12:51 pm
- Judge to hear arguments in Ark. execution lawsuit Updated: Dec-09-13 6:26 pm
- Mo. Supreme Court sets Jan. 29 execution date Updated: Dec-09-13 4:58 pm
- Judge declines to lift execution ban Updated: Dec-05-13 5:42 pm
- Tenn. makes push to execute 10 killers Updated: Dec-05-13 11:23 am
- New Mexico death penalty case goes to jury Updated: Dec-04-13 7:43 pm
- Task force looks to cut Miss. prison population Updated: Dec-04-13 6:19 pm
- Texas executes man for corrections officer's death Updated: Dec-03-13 8:40 pm
- Killer of Texas corrections officer set to die Updated: Dec-02-13 12:43 pm
- Fla. judge upholds use of new execution drug Updated: Nov-25-13 9:19 pm
- Convicted California serial killer gets death Updated: Nov-22-13 5:58 pm
- Mo. may carry out more executions using new method Updated: Nov-20-13 7:10 pm
- Texas court rejects condemned inmate's appeal Updated: Nov-20-13 5:52 pm
- Mexican man's Texas death sentence upheld Updated: Nov-20-13 2:28 pm
- Missouri executes white supremacist serial killer Updated: Nov-20-13 1:43 pm
- State appeals execution stay to fed appeals court Updated: Nov-19-13 8:10 pm
- Ohio judge: Condemned killer in Missouri a monster Updated: Nov-19-13 7:43 pm
- Death nears for western Pa. couple's killer Updated: Nov-19-13 2:18 pm
- Drug shortage looms as Ariz. close to 4 executions Updated: Nov-18-13 5:34 pm
- Courts, governor still weighing Missouri execution Updated: Nov-18-13 2:43 pm
- Justice Sotomayor faults Ala. death sentences Updated: Nov-18-13 2:22 pm
ST. LOUIS - The U.S. Supreme Court will not decide the fate of Missouri death row inmate Allen Nicklasson before 8 a.m. Wednesday, it told the state attorney general's office late Tuesday.
McALESTER, Oklahoma - Oklahoma on Tuesday executed a man who was convicted of killing two women - one 83, the other 93.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has scheduled a Jan. 23 execution date for a death row inmate convicted in the stabbing death of an Oklahoma City woman 25 years ago.
PIERRE, South Dakota - A state lawmaker who previously supported the death penalty says he will ask the 2014 South Dakota Legislature to repeal capital punishment.
DHAKA, Bangladesh - A senior judge on the Bangladesh Supreme Court halted the scheduled execution of an opposition leader until at least Wednesday as his attorneys sought a new review of the case, a defense lawyer said.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A judge will hear oral arguments next month in a lawsuit challenging Arkansas' new lethal injection law.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Supreme Court on Monday set a January execution date for an inmate convicted in the 1991 robbery and slaying of a St. Louis-area jeweler.
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A circuit court judge who halted lethal injections in 2010 has declined to lift that injunction, ruling Thursday that a lawsuit brought by death row inmates over Kentucky's execution procedures has some unresolved issues.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - With a new execution protocol in place, Tennessee officials have asked the state Supreme Court to set death dates for 10 condemned killers.
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The fate of an Arizona inmate who kidnapped and murdered a retired Oklahoma couple following a 2010 prison break went to the jury Wednesday, the final phase in a rare and lengthy New Mexico death penalty trial.
JACKSON, Mississippi - A task force seeking ways to cut Mississippi's ballooning prison population plans to present lawmakers with suggestions on how criminals are sentenced and released.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A Texas inmate was executed Tuesday evening for the death of a corrections officer during a short-lived escape from prison six years ago.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A man sentenced to 50 years in prison for attempted capital murder had a sufficiently clean disciplinary record that he became eligible for field work outside a Huntsville-area penitentiary. But that privilege wasn't enough for Jerry Martin and another inmate who together made a bold dash for freedom from the onion and pepper patch where they worked - and killed a corrections officer in the process.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A Florida judge on Monday signed off on the use of a new drug the state is using in its executions.
SAN RAFAEL, California - A judge sentenced a man to death Friday in the decades-old killings of four women with matching initials, saying the serial killer has "made this world a worse place."
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Once one of the most active death penalty states in the U.S., Missouri carried out its first execution in nearly three years Wednesday after turning to a compounding pharmacy to make the drug it needs for lethal injections.
HOUSTON - Texas' highest criminal court on Wednesday rejected an appeal from a convicted killer in a Houston case where supporters contend his death sentence unfairly was based on race.
HOUSTON - The conviction of a Mexican national on Texas death row for the slaying and sexual assault of a 17-year-old Austin high school student has been upheld by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
BONNE TERRE, Missouri - Joseph Paul Franklin, a white supremacist who targeted blacks and Jews in a cross-country killing spree from 1977 to 1980, was put to death Wednesday in Missouri, the state's first execution in nearly three years.
ST. LOUIS - The state of Missouri is appealing a federal judge's move to block the execution of serial killer Joseph Franklin.
CINCINNATI - A white supremacist serial killer who received a stay of execution Tuesday in Missouri haunts the dreams of an Ohio judge who helped get him to confess to the 1980 shooting deaths of two teenage cousins in Cincinnati.
JOHNSTOWN, Pennsylvania - Joseph Paul Franklin caused a lot of pain for two local families.
PHOENIX - Four more Arizona death row inmates are close to execution dates, but the state may have to scramble to get the drugs it needs to carry out the sentences.
ST. LOUIS - The Missouri Supreme Court and Gov. Jay Nixon continued Monday to weigh requests to halt the execution of Joseph Paul Franklin, with time dwindling before the serial killer is scheduled to be put to death.
WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Monday that partisan political elections for the Alabama courts appear to be driving judges' decisions to impose death sentences, overruling juries that have voted to send defendants to prison for life.