| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:48 AM
Two Harvard experts on religion dissect the latest remarks by Pope Francis:
Pope Francis made headlines again this week. In an interview with the editor of the leading Jesuit journal in Rome, the Pope criticized the Catholic Church's focus on "abortion,...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Federal prosecutors tangled in court Monday with defense lawyers for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev over the government's timeline to make a decision on whether to seek the death penalty in the case.
Both Tsarnaev’s defense attorneys...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Texas appears to be running out of the drug used to execute prisoners in what has become the most active death penalty state in the country, but officials said this week they have no plans to change execution methods.
"We have not changed our current...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Scott, your piece on Bondi was one of the most well-written articles I have read. ["Attorney General Pam Bondi delays execution so she can party."] I was not anti-Bondi until I read this. Larry
Larry, Bondi's actions ticked off those on both sides of...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:32 PM
By William Reedy, Chicago At one time I believed that the death penalty is appropriate in some cases. This I no longer believe. Honestly, I still feel that way sometimes, that the world is better off when some fiendish criminal......
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:24 AM
NEW DELHI -- The Bangladesh Supreme Court on Tuesday handed down the death penalty to an opposition leader with the country's main Islamist party, who was convicted of committing mass murder during the 1971 war of independence with Pakistan.
| Jul 1, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Kirk Bloodsworth celebrated his 20th year of freedom Friday after he was wrongfully convicted of murder in Maryland and sentenced to death.
On Saturday, he joined with activists to mark other anniversaries: 41 years since the U.S. Supreme Court...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Statistics are a frightful bore, unless they are disturbing enough to have an obvious impact on one's financial well-being.
The U.S. Department of Justice disseminated a big batch of numbers on Thursday, suggesting that things are getting better when it...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Florida's attorney general has apologized for prompting a delay in an execution originally scheduled for Tuesday because the date conflicted with one of her political fundraisers.
State attorneys general typically march to electoral victory by preaching...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:40 AM
NEW DELHI – Sentencing arguments will be heard Wednesday for four men facing the death penalty after an Indian court them found guilty of raping and murdering a 23-year-old physiotherapy student in December. The closely watched case has angered,...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:55 AM
NEW DELHI -- An Indian court on Wednesday heard sentencing arguments in the case of four men convicted a day earlier of raping and murdering a 23-year-old physiotherapist in December, with the prosecution arguing that leniency would be a travesty in...