Jury deliberates death penalty in Chinese scholar's slaying

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) —  Jurors began deliberating but didn't reach a decision Wednesday on whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should be put to death for the brutal slaying of a scho...

UN's highest court orders Pakistan to stay execution of alleged Indian spy and review case after rights violations

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — UN's highest court orders Pakistan to stay execution of alleged Indian spy and review case after rights violations.

UN court to rule on India-Pakistan alleged spy case

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' highest court is preparing to issue its judgment in a dispute between nuclear neighbors India and Pakistan over the pending execution of an alleged sp...

Column: Kurt Busch still wheelman 20 years into rocky career

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch has been called many things during his tumultuous 20 seasons at NASCAR's top level. He is ornery, easily unhinged and has lost control of his temper enough times that...

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...

Losses mount for rookie manager Hyde as Orioles rebuild

BALTIMORE (AP) — There might come a time when Brandon Hyde wakes up in the morning, grabs a newspaper and finds the Baltimore Orioles in the standings. For now, the rookie manager si...

Trump officials to brief Congress on election security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is briefing Congress on steps it's taken to improve election security in the wake of Russian interference in 2016. Director of National Int...

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...

Presidents on July 4: Some chill, some get in your face

WASHINGTON (AP) — Through history, the Fourth of July has been a day for some presidents to declare their independence from the public. They've made tracks to the beach, the mountains, the golf course...

Sri Lanka recruits 2 hangmen ahead of planned execution

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities have recruited two hangmen ahead of planned executions that would end a 43-year old moratorium on death penalty. An official at the J...

Roberts' Supreme Court defies easy political labels

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just hours after Chief Justice John Roberts handed Republicans a huge victory that protects even the most extreme partisan electoral districts from federal court challenge, critics b...

EU says planned execution will contradict commitment at UN

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The European Union says Sri Lanka's move to resume executions would directly contradict the country's commitment to maintain a 43-year moratorium on death penalty at the U.N....

Ohio death row inmate's sentence reduced to 30 to life

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge reduced the sentence of an Ohio death row inmate Thursday to 30 years to life after his conviction was overturned based on new evidence suggesting his infant daughter's d...