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170 pigs struck by lightning in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A lightning strike killed 40 pigs and injured 130 at a hog farm in western Taiwan early Wednesday morning (May 11). During a thunderstorm that hit Changhua County&rsquo...

EXPLAINER: How South Carolina execution firing squad works

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It’s unknown how long a stay will hold off the execution of Richard Bernard Moore — South Carolina's first-ever inmate to be put to death by a firing squad — as his attorneys pur...

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...

Court halts South Carolina plan for firing squad execution

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s highest court on Wednesday issued a temporary stay blocking the state from carrying out what was set to be its first-ever firing squad execution. ...

South Carolina inmate picks firing squad over electric chair

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina prisoner scheduled to be the first man executed in the state in more than a decade has decided to die by firing squad rather than in the electric chair later thi...

Lawsuit over South Carolina execution methods can go forward

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge ruled Thursday that a lawsuit brought by four death row inmates challenging South Carolina's execution methods can move forward as the state attempts to carry out its fir...

Inmate asks judges to halt firing squad or electrocution

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina inmate set to die either by a firing squad or in the electric chair later this month is asking the state Supreme Court to halt his execution until judges can de...

2 SC death row inmates ask court not to schedule executions

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Lawyers for two men on South Carolina's death row have asked the state's Supreme Court to hold off on setting execution dates while they challenge a new law allowing executions b...

Firing-squad executions get the greenlight in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — ​​South Carolina has given the greenlight to firing-squad executions, a method codified into state law last year after a decade-long pause in carrying out death sentences because...

Afghan man, 76, on trial in the Netherlands for war crimes

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A 76-year-old Afghan man went on trial in the Netherlands on Wednesday on charges of mistreating political prisoners in a notorious Kabul prison in the 1980s. ...

Tennessee judge vacates 2 death sentences for inmate

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Moments before a Tennessee judge freed him from death row, Pervis Payne walked into a courtroom, hugged his lawyer and wept. Payne, who was sentenced to death i...

LA utility worker is electrocuted in underground vault

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles city utility worker was electrocuted while working in an electrical vault, authorities said. The electrocution happened Thursday morning on Terminal ...

Jurors to get case of ex-deputies in Georgia stun-gun death

ATLANTA (AP) — Jurors have seen the videos many times at the trial of three former Georgia sheriff's deputies accused of murdering a man during a 2017 arrest when they shocked him with stun guns. ...

Florida beachfront condo evacauted for electrical issues

LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. (AP) — An oceanfront condominium with electrical problems near Fort Lauderdale has been evacuated, and now supply chain delays in getting equipment for repairs could keep t...

Saudi court upholds 20-year term for critic, draws US rebuke

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A court in Saudi Arabia upheld a 20-year prison term imposed on a Saudi aid worker who had criticized the government on Twitter, drawing a rare public rebuke from th...