By JACK ELLIOTT JR.Associated Press
PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court has indefinitely delayed Tuesday evening's scheduled execution of an inmate convicted of the 1992 slayings of two college students.
Willie Jerome Manning had been set to die by injection shortly after 6 p.m
By NICOLE WINFIELD and COLLEEN BARRY
ROME (AP) - Giulio Andreotti, Italy's former seven-time premier and a symbol of post-war Italy, died Monday at his home in Rome, Italian officials said. He was 94.
In announcing the death, Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno called Andreotti "the most representative
By BRIAN WITTEAssociated Press
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Opponents of capital punishment marked a milestone Thursday as Maryland became the first state south of the Mason-Dixon line to abolish the death penalty in nearly 50 years, joining only West Virginia.
The passage was a significant victory for
By PETER JAMES SPIELMANNAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Killer robots that can attack targets without any human input "should not have the power of life and death over human beings," a new draft U.N. report says.
The report for the U.N. Human Rights Commission posted online this week deals
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) - Activists in Gambia are calling on the government to release an imam who has been jailed for five months.
Imam Baba Leigh has been missing since December and is believed to have been detained by Gambia's National Intelligence Agency.
Media reports have linked his alleged
By AMANDA LEE MYERSAssociated Press
LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man who admitted raping a 6-month-old baby but claims he never meant to kill her was set to be executed Wednesday after his last pleas for mercy failed.
Steve Smith, 46, is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at the state
By Matt Roush,
That's a wrap! The stakes are rarely higher for a TV series than at the end of a season — whether it's signing off until next fall with a climactic grand gesture or taking a well-earned final bow. As part of TV Guide Magazine's Finale Preview issue (on newsstands
By MICHAEL GRACZYKAssociated Press
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas inmate was executed Thursday evening for fatally shooting one of three people he and a partner abducted during a convenience store robbery nearly 11 years ago.
Richard Cobb, 29, didn't deny using a 20-gauge shotgun to kill
By ANGUS SHAWAssociated Press
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - The name of Zimbabwe's last white leader, who ceded power to Robert Mugabe 33 years ago and who died six years ago, has at last been removed from the nation's list of 5.7 million registered voters.
The state Electoral Commission says Ian