The Latest: Lawyers argue in Florida death penalty dispute

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a dispute between a Florida state attorney who refuses to seek the death penalty and Gov. Rick Scott, who has reassigned her murder cases to another prosecutor (...

North Korea vows to execute former South Korean president

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has vowed to execute South Korea's former president and her spy director, accusing them of planning to assassinate its supreme leadership. The o...

Suspect in 5 slayings indicted and held on $75 million bond

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man charged with killing five people in Ohio has been indicted on aggravated murder charges in the deaths of three of them, a mother and her two college-age daughters. ...

Death penalty dispute goes to Florida Supreme Court

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott's power to strip a prosecutor of murder cases because she won't seek the death penalty will be tested before the state Supreme Court. ...

Florida governor, prosecutor fight heads to state high court

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Does Florida's governor have the power to take away a prosecutor's case if he disagrees with a decision not to seek the death penalty? The state's highest court ...

Inmate details 4 prison killings: 'I did it for nothing'

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Guards at the Kirkland Correctional Institution rushed to Denver Simmons' cell and made a grisly discovery: Four men from the unit for mentally ill prisoners had been beaten and ...

Inmate details 4 prison killings: 'I did it for nothing'

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina inmate says he and another convicted murderer strangled four fellow prisoners in a bid to get the death penalty. Denver Simmons told The Associ...

Arizona woman convicted in 2011 death of young cousin

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman was convicted of first-degree murder Monday in the death of her 10-year-old cousin who was locked in a small plastic storage box in triple-digit heat. ...

Man convicted of killing SWAT officer, could face execution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting an Ohio SWAT officer during a standoff last year has been found guilty of aggravated murder and could face the death penalty. ...

Virginia man charged with giving secret documents to China

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been charged with transmitting top-secret documents to a Chinese agent. Federal prosecutors say 60-year-old Kevin Mallory of Leesburg was ar...

Taiwan Headline News

Taipei, June 21 -- The lead stories in major Taiwan Chinese language dailies on Wednesday are as follows: @United Daily News: Only six local governments abide by new work week rules @China Times: Se...

Parents of alleged MS-13 victims speak at House hearing

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Parents of two New York teenagers brutally slain in an alleged MS-13 killing are urging members of Congress to take action to combat gang violence. Evelyn ...

Journalists in Pakistan under fire from many sides

HARIPUR, Pakistan (AP) — Bakhsheesh Elahi was waiting for the morning bus when a lone gunman on a motorcycle pulled up beside him and shot him dead. Rana Tanveer had just taken his family to safety af...

Prosecutors urge life imprisonment for Khmer Rouge leaders

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Prosecutors in the U.N.-backed trial of two leaders of Cambodia's former Khmer Rouge regime on charges of genocide and other crimes have called for life imprisonment as the...

Review: Steve Earle revisits his roots in all the best ways

Steve Earle and the Dukes, "So You Wannabe An Outlaw" (Warner Bros.) Steve Earle bills his new album as the philosophical heir to "Guitar Town," and the DNA connecting it to that lan...