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Lawmakers Still Back Death Penalty Despite Botched Oklahoma Execution

<b>DALLAS (AP)</b> — A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged …

Voters, some Democratic politicians swinging against the death penalty

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 to the death penalty.<p>Capital punishment was one of a set of issues Democrats used in the …

San Francisco

Ex-governor White seeks death-penalty reforms

AUSTIN - When Mark White tried to regain the governor's office in 1990, his arsenal included a pro-death-penalty ad that was eyebrow-raising even for …

Death Row

In victim's Oklahoma town, no tears for inmate in botched execution

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 happened to her, whether they want to or not.<p>On the night of June 3, 1999, three men kidnapped …

Crime

Oklahoma nixes 2nd execution of the night after botching 1st

McALESTER, Okla. — A botched execution using a disputed new drug combination left an Oklahoma inmate writhing and clenching his teeth on the gurney …

Texas Inmate Asks for Execution Delay, Citing Oklahoma Debacle

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.<p>Texas plans to use pentobarbital to kill convicted murderer Robert James Campbell — not the three-drug cocktail that Oklahoma used on Clayton Lockett …

Death Row

Lawmakers say they won’t abandon death penalty

DALLAS — A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death penalty …

China has filed a WTO complaint against the U.S. over tariffs

Apr 5, 2018<br>1:00 PM<p>What a trade war won’t take away from the Trump tax cuts, rising gasoline prices and interest rates might, says Paul Brandus.<p>Apr 5, 2018<br>12:34 PM<p>Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic said Thursday getting short-term interest rates up to neutral, somewhere between 2.25% and 2.75%, …

Obama calls for review of death penalty after botched killing

<b>Washington (CNN)</b> – 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.<p>Obama said he's asked Attorney General Eric Holder to conduct an analysis of how death row criminals …

Oklahoma prison report says collapsed vein behind botched execution

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 after prison officials used a stun gun to restrain him, an official report said on …

How Oklahoma's Botched Execution Affects the Death-Penalty Debate

State officials used untested drugs from a secret source to end the life of Clayton Lockett, who took more than 45 minutes to die.<p>Officials in Oklahoma had many reasons to suspect there would be problems with the execution of death-row inmate Clayton Lockett last night. They were using an untested …

Mary Fallin: 'No Blood On Hands' From Botched Execution She Pressed For

By Heide Brandes<p>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 as cruel and inhumane.<p>"Justice was served," Fallin, a Republican, wrote in a monthly column. …

Botched Oklahoma execution may violate international human rights law

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 international human rights law.<p>A spokesman for the office, Rupert Colville, says Lockett's …

US plans to use anti-tax evasion law to penalize Russian banks, investors over Ukraine

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.<p>The law was passed in 2010, long before the crisis in Ukraine. But it could become a powerful economic weapon.<p>Beginning in July, …

Kremlin says it is weighing response to ‘thousands’ of pleas for help from Ukraine

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 in Ukraine said the violence demanded a response.<p>The military operations Saturday claimed at …

U.S. Trade With Russia Grows in March Despite Ukraine Crisis

Rising U.S.-Russian tensions and escalating threats of sanctions didn’t derail trade between the two Cold War rivals in March, the same month Russia annexed the Crimea region of Ukraine.<p>Exports of U.S. goods to Russia rose 9% in March from the prior month, compared to a decline in the same month …

May 6, 2018<br>5:55 PM<p>Gina Haspel, Donald Trump’s pick to lead the CIA, sought to withdraw her nomination after some White House officials raised concerns about her ties to the CIA’s controversial interrogation program set up after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, according to the Washington Post on …

Investing

Amazon to increase price of Prime subscriptions to $119 a year from $99

Apr 26, 2018<br>11:41 PM<p>TOKYO–The Bank of Japan on Friday dropped its target date for reaching 2% inflation, another sign that Japan has yet to fully escape its long period of falling prices. The central bank had previously said it expected inflation to hit 2% in the year ending March 2020. When Bank …

Bank of Japan

Ukraine releases protesters; Prime Minister visits Odessa after blaze

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.<p>"Based on the decision taken by Odessa's regional prosecutor's office and due to the demands of the protesters, …

As violence escalates in Ukraine, so do fears of civil war

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 stormed the city's police station and secured the freedom of protesters who had been arrested as …

Poll: Growing concern over Ukraine but little support for military action

<b>(CNN)</b> – 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.<p>A CNN/ORC International poll also indicates that even if economic and diplomatic efforts fail …

Russia questions Ukraine holding an election while its troops are deployed

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 in the country when the army was being deployed against the population.<p>In what could be a …

The human cost of eastern Ukraine's crisis - CNN Video

Russia increases military flights in Pacific, U.S. general says

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 top U.S. Air Force general said Monday.<p>"What Russia is doing in Ukraine and Crimea has a direct …