Justices rejects Florida appeal over death penalty

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has left in place a lower court ruling that said imposing a death sentence in Florida requires a unanimous jury. The justices on Monday turned awa...

1st court appearance for 3 teens in shooting death of boy, 6

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Three Mississippi teenagers charged with capital murder in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy are expected to make initial court appearances. Nineteen-year-o...

Trial opens in Turkey against 221 suspected coup instigators

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The trial has opened in Turkey's capital against the alleged instigators of last summer's failed military coup. A total of 221 people, including 27 ex-generals,...

Judge who blocked Arkansas lethal drug retracts probe plea

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A judge who blocked Arkansas' use of an execution drug, effectively blocking the state's lethal injections, has retracted his request for a professional conduct investigation ...

Police: Man in Kylie Jenner crash admits homeless killing

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A California man who crashed his car into a gate at TV celebrity Kylie Jenner's house last year walked into a police station and confessed to killing a homeless man, which led i...

Police: 3 men stole car, killed 6-year-old in back seat

GLUCKSTADT, Miss. (AP) — Three young Mississippi men were arrested hours after a 6-year-old boy was found shot dead in his mother's stolen car and the suspects will be charged with capital murder, aut...

Philippines says it will reject all aid with conditions

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top diplomat says the government's new policy of rejecting aid with conditions applies to all donor countries, not just the European Union. ...

The Latest: Germany meets with detained journalist in Turkey

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on relations between the European Union and Turkey (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Germany's Foreign Ministry says a diplomat has been able ...

EU top officials to meet Turkey's Erdogan next week

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union top officials will meet with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan next Thursday in Brussels to discuss the unraveling relations between both sides. ...

House passes bill targeting police shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved legislation that makes killing a state or local police officer an aggravating factor juries would consider in death penalty cases. Under curr...

Lawmakers approve bill to shorten death penalty appeals

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Death row inmates would get less time to file appeals under a bill Alabama lawmakers approved Thursday in an attempt to speed up the time between sentencing and execution. Oppo...

UN court orders Pakistan not to execute Indian national

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Court of Justice has ordered Pakistan not to execute an Indian naval officer convicted of espionage and terrorism. The U.N. court said...

Key dates in the case of WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning

Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the Army soldier who was sentenced to 35 years in a military prison for giving classified materials to WikiLeaks, walked free Wednesday after seven years behind bars. Here's a ti...

The Latest: US Supreme Court denies stay of execution

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Georgia death row inmate (all times local): 1:30 a.m. Georgia has carried out its first execution of the y...

Georgia set to carry out its 1st execution this year

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia was set to carry out its first execution this year: that of a man convicted of killing a 73-year-old neighbor 25 years ago. But hours after the planned execution time, the ...