Death penalty prosecution planned for former police officer

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a former suburban New York police officer charged in the kidnapping and killing of four men in 2016. The dec...

Man could get death in teen's rape, murder, dismemberment

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania jury will decide on life or death for a Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty in the 2016 rape, murder and dismemberment of his girlfriend's teenage daughter. ...

The Latest: Death penalty sought against Salvadoran

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on criminal charges against a Salvadoran immigrant in the U.S. illegally who is accused of killing four people in Nevada (all times local): 11:50 a.m. ...

Things to know about California's death penalty

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's Democratic governor announced Wednesday he was temporarily shutting down the nation's most populous death row. Since the state reinstated the death penalty in 1978, i...

California's new governor putting moratorium on executions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The 737 inmates on California's largest-in-the-nation death row are getting a reprieve from Gov. Gavin Newsom, who plans to sign an executive order Wednesday placing a morato...

Malaysia backtracks on plans to abolish death penalty

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government has backtracked on an earlier plan to abolish capital punishment for all crimes, saying the death penalty stays but will no longer be mandatory for ...

Sri Lanka military teams with police to fight drugs scourge

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's military says it is teaming with police to invigorate an anti-narcotic drive by its president who has vowed to end a 43-year moratorium on capital punishment and ...

The Latest: Court denies inmate's appeal prior to execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the execution of a Texas inmate (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The U.S. Supreme Court has refused a last-day appeal from condem...

Man set to be executed for killing estranged wife's family

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas death row inmate once described by a prosecutor as having "a heart full of scorpions" was set to be executed Thursday for killing his estranged wife's parents and her ...

What started as death penalty case ends in 15-year sentence

HOCKESSIN, Del. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty in a case that prompted Delaware's Supreme Court to overturn a death penalty law in the state has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. ...

Sri Lanka recruiting 2 hangmen before resuming death penalty

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan prison authorities are recruiting two hangmen after the president pledged to end a 43-year moratorium on capital punishment and execute condemned drug traffickers ...

7 get life in prison for Tunisia's 2015 terror attacks

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A lawyer says Tunisian authorities have given seven suspects life in prison and handed out other sentences in the trial over two separate 2015 attacks in Tunisia that killed some...

Court fight: Muslim man facing execution wants imam present

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A Muslim inmate who complained that the state of Alabama won't let him have an Islamic spiritual adviser beside him when he's executed awaited a U.S. Supreme Court decision on ...

Sri Lanka leader asks rights groups not to oppose executions

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president has urged human rights groups not to stand in the way of his plans to execute drug traffickers and other criminals in the coming months, ending a 43-yea...

Sri Lanka plans 1st death sentence executions since 1976

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president has said people who have been sentenced to death for drug crimes but were not executed because of a 43-year moratorium on capital punishment will soon h...