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57 min ago | WDRB-TV Louisville

Local vendors vie for vacancy after hot dog stand owner charged with murder

According to court documents, James Ford would actually do the force-feeding, and Brittany Herbst -- the child's mother -- would help.


Related Topix: Louisville, KY

5 hrs ago | CBS Local

Rand Paul Says Death Penalty Is A State Issue

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said the racial imbalance of the nation's prisons that convinced him to support sentencing reform has not prompted him to scrutinize the death penalty in advance of a possible 2016 run for president.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Prison

9 hrs ago | WFAA-TV Dallas

Transcript shows concerns during Arizona execution

U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent - and unusual - request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn't seem to be working.


Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, US Governors, Jan Brewer

Thu Jul 24, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents said Thursday.


Related Topix: Prison, Arizona, Arizona Government, Missouri, Alternative


No decision on California death penalty appeal

California's attorney general says it's too soon to say if the state will appeal a federal judge's ruling that the state's death penalty process is unconstitutional.


KSFO-AM San Francisco

Family of Victims Shows No Sympathy at Killer's Execution

The family of two people murdered by a man sentenced to the death penalty by lethal injection showed no remorse when his execution dragged on for nearly two hours.


Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Arizona, Arizona Government

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Nibali wins Stage 18, closes in on Tour victory

Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law.


Related Topix: Steve Bullock, US Governors, Explosion, Minnesota

Louisiana and New Orleans: leaders in death penalty, prosecutor misconduct

There is a reason the death penalty is rarely enforced anymore, particularly in the federal judicial system.


Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law


10 Things to Know for Thursday July 24, 2014

The condemned man gasps and snorts as the lethal injection used adds to the scrutiny of the death penalty in the U.S. More war dead as Washington announces signs of progress in cease-fire talks, but prospects for a quick cessation to the hostilities seem distant.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Texas


Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts

Widespread drought across the West had forecasters expecting an above-average wildfire season this summer, which so far has not lived up to expectations.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories

Wed Jul 23, 2014

KATV Little Rock

JFK returns to old look in new collectors' coins

Gospel music mixed with cries of grief at a Brooklyn church filled to overflowing with mourners for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold, and his... Gospel music mixed with cries of grief at a Brooklyn church filled to overflowing with mourners for the funeral of a man who died in ... (more)


Related Topix: Ohio

WAVE-TV Louisville

Relatives fly to Taiwan plane crash site, 48 dead

A family spokeswoman says an Indiana teenager was killed when his plane crashed while trying to set a record for an around-the-world flight.


Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Taiwan, Air Accidents, Wedding, US News, US Supreme Court

The Honolulu Advertiser

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after start of execution

FLORENCE, Ariz.>> A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m., one hour and 57 ... (more)


Related Topix: US Supreme Court, Violent Crime

Halfway To Concord

California Death Penalty ruled unconstitutional

Federal Judge Cormac J. Carney ruled last week that the California Death Penalty is unconstitutional because it violated the 8th Amendment barring "cruel and unusual punishment."


Related Topix: Prison, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Stars and Stripes

Germans withholding evidence in AFN murder case pending death penalty decision

German authorities will withhold key evidence in the strangulation death of an AFN broadcaster - including the victim's throat, unless the U.S. military gives assurances it will not seek the death penalty for the airman accused of the murder.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Prison, US Military, Ramstein Air Base, US Air Force


Death penalty sought in Warren County killings

An eastern Missouri man accused of killing two women and a boy in Warren County earlier this year could get the death penalty if convicted.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Montgomery County, MO, Bellflower, MO

WKXW-FM Trenton

Sweeney sounds off on reinstating death penalty

Senate President Steve Sweeney said legislation to bring back the death penalty for certain murders should not be reinstated so quickly.


Related Topix: Deptford, NJ, West Deptford, NJ, Jersey City, NJ

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Courier News

LETTER: Fight violence with smarts, not gun controlLETTER: Fight...

LETTER: Fight violence with smarts, not gun control Weapons aren't the problem, it's the criminals using them Check out this story on With lethal-injection drugs in short supply and new questions looming about their effectiveness, lawmakers in some death penalty states are considering bringing back older ... (more)


Related Topix: Draper, UT, Utah State Prison, State Prisons, Prison, Chris Christie, US Governors, Opinion

The Fresno Bee

Dan Walters: Californiaa s death penalty dying of old age

During the last four decades, no California political issue has burned more intensely than capital punishment, but it may have ended with a whimper, rather than with a bang, last week.


Related Topix: US Governors, Jerry Brown

Daily World

Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to proceed

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an Arizona execution to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs in the country.

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