The fierce reaction to a botched Oklahoma execution may be fueled by the slow weakening of public support for capital punishment, which has coincided with a shift among Democratic politicians toward opposition
What people remember about Stephanie Neiman is that she played saxophone, loved her truck and spoke her mind. But if you ask somebody who's lived around Perry, Okla., for a while, they also remember what
U.S. news / Updated May 6, 2014, 3:59 PM GMT A Texas death-row asked a court Tuesday to stop his execution scheduled for next week, citing the bungled lethal injection of a prisoner in Oklahoma. Texas
Washington (CNN) – Calling a botched state killing in Oklahoma "deeply troubling," President Barack Obama said Friday the federal government would review death penalty procedures around the country. Obama
The botched Oklahoma execution of Clayton Lockett was largely due to a vein that collapsed during the lethal injection. This meant that the needle was inserted into his groin area instead of in his arm
State officials used untested drugs from a secret source to end the life of Clayton Lockett, who took more than 45 minutes to die. Officials in Oklahoma had many reasons to suspect there would be problems
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY, May 5 (REUTERS) - Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin said on Monday her state had "lawfully carried out a sentence of death" in a botched execution that has been widely criticized
The United Nations human rights office says U.S. death row inmate Clayton Lockett's suffering during his botched Oklahoma execution this week may amount to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment under
The United States is planning to use an anti-tax-evasion law to punish Russia for its actions in Ukraine, a tactic that could prove to be more costly than sanctions. The law was passed in 2010, long before
DONETSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian authorities vowed Saturday to restore control over the roiling eastern part of their nation, slowly advancing on two key breakaway cities even as the Kremlin and its supporters
By Eric Morath Eric Morath The Wall Street Journal Biography @EricMorath Eric.Morath@wsj.com Rising U.S.-Russian tensions and escalating threats of sanctions didn’t derail trade between the two Cold War
Ukraine released 67 people Sunday who were detained for participating in violent clashes after pro-Russian protesters stormed the police headquarters in Odessa, demanding they be let go. "Based on the
Unrest intensified over the weekend in Ukraine, further raising fears of a civil war or invasion by Russia. On Friday, 46 people died in clashes in the port city of Odessa. On Sunday, pro-Russian forces
(CNN) – Americans are increasingly concerned about the ongoing situation in Ukraine, but few express support for using U.S. military force in that county, according to a new national survey released Monday.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday ruled out holding a second international meeting in a bid to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, also saying it would be "unusual" to hold a presidential election
Russia has stepped up military activity in the Pacific, including sending long-range bombers on flights off the coast of California and around the island of Guam, as tensions have risen in Ukraine, a U.S.