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Texas inmate executed for fatally stabbing 2 brothers

Sep. 28, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate was executed Tuesday evening for fatally stabbing two Houston-area brothers during a robbery in their home more than 30 years ago. Rick Rhoades, 57, was executed by lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville. He was...

Man who admitted killing Nevada trooper gets life in prison

Sep. 28, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

ELY, Nev. (AP) — A 67-year-old Nevada man with acknowledged bipolar disorder was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole for ambushing and killing a veteran highway patrol sergeant on a remote state highway in March 2020. John Leonard Dabritz, a former...

Nebraska Secretary of State Evnen announces re-election bid

Sep. 27, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen announced Monday that he'll seek a second term in office. Evnen, a Republican, was first elected in 2018. He previously served on the Nebraska State Board of Education and was an attorney in Lincoln. He also was...

EXPLAINER: What's next in Dru Sjodin death penalty case

Sep. 24, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s first and only federal capital punishment case is on hold after a federal judge this month threw out the death sentence given to Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. in 2006 in the death of college student Dru Sjodin. Judge Ralph Erickson, who...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Sep. 21, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

Jefferson City News Tribune. September 19, 2021. Editorial: Efficiency in government, from government Efficiency in government is something you see politicians harp on, not to mention us in the media.Of course, we all want our tax dollars to stretch...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 20, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. Sept. 16, 2021. Editorial: Gov. Abbott, please recognize International Underground Railroad Month September is International Underground Railroad Month. Gov. Greg Abbott should recognize it with an official proclamation. ...

Yemen Houthi rebels execute 9 over senior official's killing

Sep. 18, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels executed on Saturday nine people they said were involved in the killing of a senior rebel official in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition more than three years ago. The execution took place by firing squad and was held in...

Ohio governor delays more executions over drug shortage

Sep. 10, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday postponed four additional executions in keeping with his contention that lethal injection is no longer an option in Ohio because of the ongoing lack of drugs with which to put inmates to death. DeWine, a Republican, said...

Texas man gets execution delay over pastor’s touch request

Sep. 08, 2021 22:47 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas death row inmate won a reprieve Wednesday evening from execution for killing a convenience store worker during a 2004 robbery that garnered $1.25 after claiming the state was violating his religious freedom by not letting his pastor lay hands on him at the...

Georgia lieutenant governor declares independence from Trump

Sep. 03, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s Republican lieutenant governor is declaring independence from Donald Trump in a new book and urging other members of the GOP to follow. Geoff Duncan has been a target of heavy criticism from the former president and many other Republicans for...