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Child killer makes 2nd appeal to top court to stop execution

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:29:52 GMT2017-07-20T17:29:52Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A condemned child killer in Ohio has made a second appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his scheduled execution....



Execution drug challenge survives, but Arkansas lacks doses

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 23:28:44 GMT2017-07-12T23:28:44Z

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A medical supply company's challenge to Arkansas' three-drug execution protocol remains alive, though the state doesn't have enough drugs to put any inmate to death after four men died by lethal injection in April....



Arkansas judge holds hearing on ownership of execution drug

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 20:17:01 GMT2017-07-12T20:17:01Z

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A judge was hearing arguments Wednesday on whether a drug distributor can prevent Arkansas from using one of its products for executions....



Saudi Arabia executes 4 Shiites for role in violent protests

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 20:06:26 GMT2017-07-11T20:06:26Z

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia on Tuesday executed four Shiites convicted on charges of terrorism for attacks against police and their role in violent protests....



Animal advocates challenge Connecticut's dog death penalty

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 22:39:32 GMT2017-07-10T22:39:32Z

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A federal judge is being asked to decide whether Connecticut has violated the rights of dog owners by holding animals deemed dangerous for years on what amounts to a canine death row....