Kim Chandler, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 23rd - 12:06am
Alabama on Thursday halted the execution of an inmate who had argued that his veins were too damaged for lethal injection, because medical staff did not think they could connect the intravenous line by the time the death warrant expired at midnight.
Jason Dearen, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 22nd - 11:18pm
As the execution drugs were being administered, inmate Eric Scott Branch let out a blood-curdling scream. Then he yelled "murderers! murderers! murderers!" as he thrashed on a gurney as he was being put to death for the 1993 rape and slaying of a college student.
Jill Colvin and Matthew Daly, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 22nd - 10:32pm
The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, President Donald Trump says, defying his loyal supporters in the National Rifle Association amid America's public reckoning over gun violence. He also pushed hard for arming security guards and many teachers in U.S. schools.
Jim Salter, David A. Lieb and Summer Ballentine, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 22nd - 10:20pm
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens remains defiant, even amid calls for impeachment or resignation, after a St. Louis grand jury indicted him for felony invasion of privacy, alleging the Republican took a compromising photo of a woman during an extramarital affair the year before he was elected.
Heather Hollingsworth and John Hanna, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 22nd - 10:18pm
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a former Navy SEAL whose victory in his first run for public office made him a rising Republican political figure, was indicted Thursday on a felony invasion of privacy charge stemming from an affair he had in 2015.
Ken Thomas, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 22nd - 10:16pm
Leaders of the National Rifle Association are accusing gun control advocates of exploiting the deadly Florida school shooting, striking a defiant tone amid a renewed debate over guns and school safety.
Eric Tucker and Chad Day, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 22nd - 10:12pm
Dramatically escalating the pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his business associate.
Gary Fineout, Jennifer Kay and Josh Replogle, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 22nd - 9:34pm
The Florida high school where a former student shot and killed 17 people with an assault-type rifle is reopening for teachers Friday as the community grappled with word that the armed officer on campus did nothing to stop the shooter.
John Hanna, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 22nd - 8:15pm
Kansas legislators canceled debate Thursday on allowing elementary schools to offer a National Rifle Association-backed firearms safety course, responding to concerns such a step would be inappropriate the week after the mass shooting at a Florida high school.