| 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.
| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:01 AM
NEW DELHI -- An Indian court Friday sentenced four men to death in the December rape and murder of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student on a moving bus, one of the nation’s most closely watched legal decisions in recent history.
The judge announced...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has long been accused of being a lightweight — someone more interested in scoring TV time on "Fox & Friends" than actually dispensing justice back home.
But Bondi has taken superficiality to new heights. Or...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:42 PM
HOUSTON -- Texas is running out of the drug used to execute prisoners in what has become the most active death penalty state in the country.
A spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice released a statement to the Los Angeles Times on...