Man who tortured, drowned ex-roommate set to die Wednesday

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate who taunted jurors to sentence him to death is facing execution for torturing and drowning an East Texas woman in his bathtub and then stuffing her body into a ...

Rights groups blast 75 death sentences by Egyptian court

CAIRO (AP) — Nearly a dozen rights groups have strongly condemned the passing of death sentences by an Egyptian court against 75 people, including top leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group....

Cruz biological mother's past a factor in school shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The extensive criminal and drug abuse history of Parkland school suspect Nikolas Cruz's biological mother could be a key factor in whether he is sentenced to die for the m...

Tsai administration criticized for Taiwan's 1st execution since 2016

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Following the execution of Lee Hung-chi (李宏基), 39, who was shot Friday afternoon in accordance with the death penalty handed down in his case, several groups have criticized th...

Taiwan executes convict on president’s birthday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A man who stabbed his former wife to death outside a school and caused the death of a six-year-old daughter became the first death row convict to be executed since Preside...

The Latest: Nebraska executes first prison inmate since 1997

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on Nebraska's first execution since 1997 (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Nebraska has carried out its first execution since 1997 with ...

Nebraska poised to carry out first execution since 1997

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is preparing to carry out its first execution since 1997 on Tuesday in a bewildering about-face driven largely by the state's Republican governor. Carey...

The Latest: Appeals court refuses to halt Nebraska execution

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on Nebraska preparing for its first execution since 1997 (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A federal appeals court has rejected a German...

Nebraska set for execution after about-face on death penalty

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Three years after Nebraska lawmakers voted to abolish capital punishment, the state is preparing to carry out its first execution since 1997 on Tuesday in a bewildering about-face...

Nevada death-row inmate: 'Just get it done'

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada death-row inmate whose execution has been postponed twice said a legal fight over his fate is taking a tortuous toll on him and his family and he just wants his sentence carr...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Aug. 6 Orange County Register on talking to the Taliban and ending the war in...

Drugmaker seeks to block Nebraska from using execution drugs

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A pharmaceutical company has filed a lawsuit to prevent Nebraska from using lethal injection drugs next week in what would be the state's first execution in more than two decades....

Nebraska to try risky 4-drug series in 1st lethal injection

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state officials are preparing for their first execution in two decades and first-ever lethal injection with an untried combination of drugs that includes a powerful paink...

Death penalty decree could be quandary for US politicians

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Pope Francis' decree last week that the death penalty is "inadmissible" in all cases could pose a dilemma for Roman Catholic politicians and judges in the United States. ...

Pope rules out death penalty in change to church teaching

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has decreed that the death penalty is "inadmissible" under all circumstances and the Catholic Church should campaign to abolish it, a change in church ...