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…
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 Ken Ritter, Michelle L. Price, Associated Press
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.
By Laura Santhanam
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge plans to appeal the federal judge’s decision, according to a statement from her office.
By Laura Santhanam
By PBS NewsHour
After the recent reported execution of a Japanese hostage by the Islamic State, the clock is ticking yet again to rescue another Japanese hostage still being held in Syria. Hajime Ozaki, the New York bureau chief at Kyodo News Agency,…
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma.
In our news wrap Friday, the deadline passed for the Japanese government to pay $200 million in ransom to Islamic State for two hostages. Japanese officials are still trying to free the two captives. Also, a pro-Russian rebel leader said…
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
The White House on Sunday confirmed the death of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig, a former soldier who tried to help wounded Syrians caught in a brutal civil war but ended up dying at the hands of Islamic State militants.
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