ATLANTA (AP) — Across the South, Republicans are working to take advantage of a new political landscape after a divided U.S. Supreme Court freed all or part of 15 states, many of them in the old Confederacy, from
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The last ballots are being counted in Albania’s general election and they show a landslide victory for the opposition Socialist Party-led coalition.
With about 97 percent of the vote counted, the country’s election commission
Milestones in capital punishment in Texas:
1819 — George Brown is first person executed in Texas, by hanging.
1863 — Chipita Rodriguez is first woman executed in Texas, by hanging.
1923 — Lee Nathan becomes the last of
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas, the nation’s busiest death penalty state, is set to mark a solemn moment in criminal justice Wednesday with the execution of convicted killer Kimberly McCarthy.
If McCarthy is put to death in Huntsville
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas is approaching its 500th lethal injection since the Supreme Court in 1976 cleared the way to resume executions in the United States. The execution total in Texas is by far the largest in
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s reluctant revolutionaries are struggling with success.
The Free Fare Movement, which advocates for the elimination of all transit fees, didn’t expect to become the focal point of what some Brazilian media are calling
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria has summoned Britain’s top diplomat to protest that country’s plans to impose a 3,000-pound ($4,630) bond on visas for first-time visitors from “high-risk” countries in Africa and Asia.
A government statement says Foreign
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors in the court-martial of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning are preparing for the trial’s first courtroom closures to protect classified evidence.
Testimony resumes Wednesday at Fort Meade, near Baltimore. Manning is charged with
NEW YORK (AP) — America is slowly moving toward cleaner sources of energy and using less of it overall. President Barack Obama’s plan to fight climate change will accelerate those trends.
The plan aims to reduce power-plant emissions
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to leave the ultimate placement of a 3-year-old girl in an American Indian child welfare case to a state court extends the custody dispute and the anguish for both