- Obama still pondering death penalty's role in justice system Updated: Nov-27-15 3:46 am
WASHINGTON - Even as President Barack Obama tries to make a hard case for overhauling sentences, rehabilitating prisoners and confronting racial bias in policing, he has been less clear about the death penalty.
- Deadline set for death penalty decision in Montana killings Updated: Nov-24-15 6:21 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Prosecutors will have until next summer to decide whether to seek the death penalty against a Wyoming teenager charged with a double slaying on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation, after defense attorneys on Tuesday requested more time to argue against making it a capital case.
- Hearing set for marathon bomber's request for new trial Updated: Nov-13-15 1:27 pm
BOSTON - A federal judge will hear arguments next month on Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's request for a new trial.
- Judge rejects death penalty challenges in carjack killings Updated: Oct-28-15 2:33 pm
BOSTON - A judge on Wednesday rejected a series of challenges to the federal death penalty by a man who was sentenced to die for carjacking and killing two Massachusetts men.