World Nov 11

Japan's Justice Minister Yasuhiro Hanashi arrives at Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's official residence in Tokyo
Japan minister quits over execution remark

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.

Nation May 11

A gavel resting on a desk. File photo provided by Getty Images
Arizona executes first prisoner since 2014

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…

Jul 11

Nevada judge halts execution after objections from drug company

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…