Kansas death penalty case has implications for mentally ill

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The day after Thanksgiving in 2009, James Kahler went to the home of his estranged wife's grandmother, where he shot the two women, along with his two teenage daughters. ...

Pakistan: Mentally ill death row inmate dies in hospital

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani rights group says a mentally ill prisoner who spent the last 16 years of his life on death row has died at a hospital in the eastern city of Lahore. A Fr...

Court: Alabama can't keep its lethal injection method secret

ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta has sided with media organizations in ruling that Alabama can't keep its lethal injection protocol secret from the public. A three...

Justices spurn Georgia inmate, despite juror's racial slurs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting a new appeal from a Georgia death row inmate, despite evidence that a juror in his capital case used racial slurs. The high court had...

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. ...

EU parliament leader under fire for praising Mussolini

MILAN (AP) — European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has come under fire for comments praising Italian dictator Bettino Mussolini. Tajani told Radio 24 Wednesday evening that Mu...

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...

The Latest: California governor signs execution moratorium

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California Gov. Gavin Newsom's moratorium on executions (all times local): 10:15 a.m. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signe...

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...

California governor places moratorium on executions

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

The Latest: Prosecutor: Time to discuss new execution method

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine delaying three additional executions (all times local): 12:15 p.m. A veteran prosecutor and longtime criti...

Iran cleric linked to 1988 mass executions to lead judiciary

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A hard-line cleric once thought to be a possible successor to Iran's supreme leader was appointed head of the Islamic Republic's judiciary Thursday, sparking concern...

Ohio governor delays 3 more executions while drugs reviewed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has delayed three additional executions to give the state prison system time to develop a new lethal injection method. The Republican gove...

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 ...