Sister of man who killed Chinese scholar: He was 'gentle'

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The sister of a former University of Illinois student convicted of killing a Chinese scholar told a jury deciding whether he should be executed that he was a "very gentle person" w...

Time for Taiwan to prioritize extradition agreements

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- The extradition of Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects has been back in the news recently and is something that the Taiwanese government needs to come to grips with. Only la...

Morocco terror trial in deaths of 2 Nordic hikers nears end

SALE, Morocco (AP) — A trial in Morocco of nearly two dozen people on terrorism charges for the brutal slayings of two Scandinavian women is nearing an end. The three main suspects i...

Jury convicts man of murder in grisly death of Lincoln woman

WILBER, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man was convicted Wednesday of killing a 24-year-old Lincoln woman and could now face the death penalty. A jury began deliberating Wednesday afternoon ...

Taiwan court confirms death sentence for arsonist who killed 6

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Supreme Court on Wednesday (July 10) confirmed the death penalty against a man who committed arson on Lunar New Year’s Eve, killing six people including both his...

The Latest: Slain Chinese scholar's boyfriend testifies

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing hearing for a man convicted in the death of a Chinese scholar (all times local): 2:05 p.m. The boyfriend of a Chine...

Slain scholar's father to testify in death penalty hearing

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Jurors who will decide whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should be executed for the kidnapping and brutal slaying of a Chinese scholar are hearing about what...

Swedish court will not extradite fugitive sought by China

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's top court has refused to extradite a fugitive to China, saying he risks the death penalty, torture or degrading treatment that would violate the European Convention...

Jury to consider death penalty in Chinese scholar killing

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The same federal jury that last month convicted a former University of Illinois doctoral student of kidnapping and torturing a scholar visiting from China will now be asked to deci...

Prosecutors can't seek execution in case against immigrant

PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors can no longer seek the death penalty against a Mexican immigrant charged with murder in the 2015 shooting death of a convenience store clerk in a Phoenix suburb because the ...

Jury to consider death penalty in Chinese scholar killing

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal jury that convicted a former University of Illinois doctoral student of kidnapping, torturing and killing a young scholar from China now must decide if Brendt Christensen shou...

Sri Lanka's top court stays executions until Oct. 30

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has issued a temporary injunction against the execution of four people convicted of drug-related offences until Oct. 30. The court...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, July 5, the 186th day of 2019. There are 179 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 5, 195...

Judge denies sentencing delay in Chinese scholar case

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A judge has denied a request to delay sentencing for a former University of Illinois student convicted in the kidnapping and murder of a visiting Chinese scholar. ...

Sri Lankan PM opposes president's move to hang drug convicts

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's prime minister says he opposes a decision by the president to execute drug convicts, saying the country must conduct its affairs in a civilized manner. ...