| 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 9, 2013
| 5:47 PM
The execution for a man who killed two women was delayed so Attorney General Pam Bondi could attend her campaign fundraiser, the Tampa Bay Times is reporting.
The execution of 50-year-old Marshall Lee Gore, a former escort service owner, was scheduled...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:40 PM
Credited with reenergizing and modernizing the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, NAACP president Benjamin Jealous announced Sunday he will step down from his position at the end of the year.
In a statement, Jealous said he wanted to...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:53 AM
TALLAHASSEE A-- State Sen. Dwight Bullard, D-Miami, said Thursday that would not let the state impose the death penalty unless there was DNA evidence linking the accused to the crime.
“Over the past several years there has been a paradigm shift...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 3:09 PM
A North Korean firing squad last week executed a former girlfriend of leader Kim Jong Un and 11 other entertainers for allegedly violating laws banning pornography, a South Korean newspaper reported Thursday.
The report by Chosun Ilbo, an English-...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 3:59 PM
LEBANON, Mo. -- A jury returned multiple guilty verdicts and recommended the death penalty for Jesse Driskill for killing Johnnie and Coleen Wilson in their secluded home near Lebanon in 2010. The Attorney General’s Office, including Attorney...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Where do I begin? The Maryland Court of Appeals has ruled that the state's mandatory five-year, no parole sentence for gun possession by certain convicted felons cannot stand ("Court voids gun penalty," July 12). As the article noted, "The Court of...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 10:04 AM
WASHINGTON -- Edward Snowden will not face the death penalty or torture if he is returned to the United States to face espionage charges, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. has assured his Russian counterpart in an effort to dissuade Moscow from...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder has told the Russian government that the U.S. will not seek the death penalty for former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden.
In a letter dated July 23, the attorney general said...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Apparently, judging a book by its cover sells cars. According to J.D. Power's 2013 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout Study, attractive vehicles sell faster, command higher prices and lead to more loyal customers. The big winners this year are...
| Jul 24, 2013
The Connecticut Supreme Court is looking at the state’s death penalty. What the justices decide could take Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes off death row. Or leave them and nine other men there to die — but not allow any more executions....