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Prisoners of war from Azov: Do the fighters face the death penalty in Russia?

More than 1,700 Ukrainian soldiers defending the Azov steel plant in Mariupol have been taken into Russian custody since May 16, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. Wounded soldiers were among ...

Execution ends Arizona 8-year hiatus with the death penalty

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s nearly eight-year hiatus in using the death penalty ended with the execution of Clarence Davis for killing a college student 44 years ago, making him the sixth person to be pu...

Mom charged in kids' deaths could face death if convicted

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Prosecutors in Idaho say they will seek the death penalty against a woman charged with killing her two youngest children and her new husband's previous wife. The...

Supreme Court, governor decline to stop Missouri execution

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to halt the upcoming execution of Missouri inmate Carman Deck, and Republican Gov. Mike Parson said he will not grant clemency. Deck, 56, is...

Malaysian man due to be hanged gets reprieve

Malaysia's Court of Appeal on Thursday, has allowed a stay of execution of a Malaysian man who was due to be hanged on Friday. Thirty-six-year-old Datchinamurthy Kataiah was to be the second deat...

Singapore executes Malaysian despite pleas he was disabled

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore on Wednesday executed a Malaysian man convicted of drug smuggling after a court dismissed a last-minute challenge from his mother and international pleas to spare him on gro...

Experts: Melissa Lucio faces tough fight to get new trial

HOUSTON (AP) — With Melissa Lucio’s execution put on indefinite hold by a Texas appeals court, her attorneys will now be focused on trying to convince a judge to recommend she get a new trial. ...

Singapore court dismisses final appeal of disabled Malaysian

SINGAPORE (AP) — The Singapore Court of Appeal on Tuesday dismissed a last-minute legal challenge filed by the mother of a mentally disabled Malaysian man in an attempt to halt his execution for drug ...

Melissa Lucio's execution was delayed. What to know about it

HOUSTON (AP) — The execution of Melissa Lucio is off. At least for now. Lucio, 52, had been set to be executed by lethal injection Wednesday for the death of her 2-y...

EXPLAINER: Concern mounts as Melissa Lucio's execution nears

HOUSTON (AP) — Nearly half of the jurors who sentenced a Texas woman to die for the 2007 death of one of her 14 children have called for her upcoming execution to be halted and for her to get a new tr...

Today in History: April 24, hostage rescue mission fails

Today in History Today is Sunday, April 24, the 114th day of 2022. There are 251 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April ...

2nd SC execution on hold after court halts firing squad plan

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's highest court, two days after pausing plans for a rare firing squad execution, announced Friday that it was putting another execution on hold as inmates challeng...

Death sentence tossed in murders of dad, stepmom, stepsister

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man twice convicted of murdering his father, stepmother and 8-year-old stepsister 40 years ago had his death sentence reversed Thursday by the California Supreme Court...

Oldest Texas death row inmate faces execution in cop's death

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas’ oldest death row inmate faces execution Thursday for killing a Houston police officer nearly 32 years ago during a traffic stop. Carl Wayne Bun...

Singapore schedules hanging of disabled Malaysian next week

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian man with a mental disability is to be hanged next week in Singapore after losing a final appeal, rights groups said Wednesday, but his Malaysian lawyer mounte...