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By Jay Reeves, Associated Press
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has delayed his departure for three upcoming summits in Southeast Asia to sack and replace his justice minister, who was widely criticized over a remark he made about capital punishment.
By Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press
A prosecutor says the gunman who attacked the high school in Parkland, Florida, in 2018 should be executed because he killed his victims in a cold and calculated manner.
By Terry Spencer, Associated Press
An Arizona man convicted of killing a college student in 1978 has been executed after a nearly eight-year hiatus in the state's use of the death penalty brought on by a previous execution critics say was botched and the difficulty…
By Paul Davenport, Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press
Conservative Supreme Court justices expressed skepticism Tuesday about a Texas death row inmate's demand that a chaplain be allowed to pray out loud and touch him during his execution.
By Jessica Gresko, Associated Press
By Colleen Long, Associated Press
Executions on the federal level have been rare. The government has put to death only three defendants since restoring the federal death penalty in 1988.
Attorney General William Barr has announced that the federal government will resume enforcement of the death penalty. No federal executions have occurred since 2003, in the face of increasing litigation over the constitutionality of the punishment. Amna Nawaz talks to…
By Ken Ritter, Michelle L. Price, Associated Press
New Jersey-based Alvogen had urged the judge to block the use of its sedative midazolam, saying the state illegally secured the product through "subterfuge" and intended it for unapproved purposes. The pharmaceutical company also raised fears that the drug could…
By Laura Santhanam
The fight for Davis’ life escalated through a series of appeals and counter arguments to the U.S. Supreme Court late Monday. Without knowing if the court would offer an opinion, prison personnel preemptively served him his last meal.
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge plans to appeal the federal judge’s decision, according to a statement from her office.
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