Criminals given death sentence in Taiwan will be executed: Premier Su

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Friday (Oct. 4) expressed his support for upholding the law to carry out the death penalty for certain criminal offenses. ...

Missouri executes killer despite concern about painful death

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri man was executed Tuesday for killing a man during a violent 1996 crime spree, despite concerns that the inmate's rare medical condition would cause a gruesome lethal inject...

Court: No statute of limitations in Dutch colonial crimes

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In a groundbreaking decision, an appeals court in the Netherlands has ruled that the statute of limitations does not apply to allegations of colonial era crimes committed...

Pennsylvania high court passes on death penalty review

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has declined a special petition to review the constitutionality of the death penalty but says it will still consider the fairness of individual cases...

Tennessee governor hands-off as AG moves for more executions

SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's governor is refraining from weighing in on the attorney general's request to schedule executions for nine death-row prisoners and restore a 10th inmate's death sentenc...

Tennessee AG seeks execution dates for 9 death row inmates

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's attorney general has asked the state Supreme Court to set nine execution dates in a move that bucks the national trend of shying away from using capital punishment....

Media should hear Arizona executions, US appeals court rules

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court says media should be able to hear and not just see the entire process of executing condemned inmates in Arizona. But the 9th U.S. Circuit Court...

Coming for your AR-15: O'Rourke scrambles Dems' gun message

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke's "hell yes" moment at the Democrats' presidential debate is scrambling his party's message on guns. The Democrats have long contended their support o...

Trump vows to protect 2nd Amendment after gun briefing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is vowing to fully protect the Second Amendment after huddling with top aides to discuss gun control measures. Trump insists "a lot of progre...

Texas inmate set to be executed for killing woman in 2010

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate was set to be executed Tuesday evening for fatally shooting a 61-year-old grandmother at her North Texas home nearly a decade ago during an eight-day spate of c...

Sri Lankan leader says bill to scrap executions illegal

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president says the attorney general has informed him that a bill presented to Parliament last week seeking to abolish the death penalty is illegal. ...

Attack highlights challenge of pursuing domestic extremists

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities investigating the El Paso shooting call it an act of domestic terrorism, but they won't be able to apply the same terrorism law that prosecutors have used for yea...

Nuon Chea, ideologue of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, dies at 93

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's U.N.-assisted genocide tribunal says Nuon Chea, the chief ideologue of the communist Khmer Rouge regime that destroyed a generation of Cambodians, has died. He w...

Facing execution, Tennessee inmate says he wasn't a killer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee inmate scheduled for execution this month has asked the governor to spare his life, saying his accomplice was the one who fatally stabbed a mother and her daughter ...

Sri Lankan lawmaker moves to abolish death penalty

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan lawmaker has submitted a bill to abolish the death penalty while the president has sanctioned the hanging of four drug convicts. Lawmaker Bandu...