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FILE - This combination of undated file photos provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmates Jason F. McGehee, left, and Kenneth Williams. Both men are scheduled for execution on April 27, 2017. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP)
April 04, 2017 - 9:11 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Lawyers for the state of Arkansas told a federal judge Tuesday that inmates set for execution during an unprecedented timetable are merely trying to run out the clock rather than raise valid issues about their clemency requests. A key execution drug expires April 30, and...
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This March 25, 2017, photo shows a sign for the Department of Correction's Cummins Unit prison in Varner, Ark. Eight prisoners have been scheduled to die at the prison in April as Arkansas rushes to use an execution drug that expires at the end of the month. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel)
April 04, 2017 - 1:12 am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas officials say their plans for eight executions in a 10-day period will fall through if a federal judge gives death row inmates more time to prepare clemency requests. A judge on Tuesday will consider the inmates' request for additional time. Lawyers for the state...
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This March 25, 2017, photo shows a sign for the Department of Correction's Cummins Unit prison in Varner, Ark. Eight prisoners have been scheduled to die at the prison in April as Arkansas rushes to use an execution drug that expires at the end of the month. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel)
April 03, 2017 - 8:42 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas officials say their plans for eight executions in a 10-day period will fall through if a federal judge gives death row inmates more time to prepare clemency requests. A judge on Tuesday will consider the inmates' request for additional time. Lawyers for the state...
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April 03, 2017 - 6:29 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tesla's push to sell its all-electric vehicles in Utah hit another roadblock Monday when the state Supreme Court upheld a decision by Utah licensing officials to deny the automaker a license to sell cars. Tesla had argued that a state law barring car manufacturers from owning...
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Members of the Arkansas Parole Board hear testimony from the survivors of two murder victims Friday, March 24, 2017, in Little Rock, Ark. Stacey Johnson and Ledell Lee have asked the board to recommend that Gov. Asa Hutchinson grant them mercy and commute their death sentences. Johnson and Lee are set to die April 20 amid a series of four double-executions. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo)
March 29, 2017 - 7:02 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Parole Board recommended Wednesday that an inmate's request to be spared from lethal injection be rejected, the third clemency bid knocked down this week as the state prepares an unprecedented plan to conduct four double executions over 10 days in April. The...
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March 29, 2017 - 6:29 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the state's lethal injection procedure, a decision that potentially clears the way for a pharmacist to compound a hard-to-obtain execution drug. The state's highest court has ruled that any execution using pentobarbital — a...
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Members of the Arkansas Parole Board hear testimony from the survivors of two murder victims Friday, March 24, 2017, in Little Rock, Ark. Stacey Johnson and Ledell Lee have asked the board to recommend that Gov. Asa Hutchinson grant them mercy and commute their death sentences. Johnson and Lee are set to die April 20 amid a series of four double-executions. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo)
March 29, 2017 - 5:31 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Parole Board recommended Wednesday that a murderer's request to be spared from lethal injection be rejected, the third clemency bid knocked down this week as the state prepares an unprecedented plan to conduct four double executions over 10 days in April. The...
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March 29, 2017 - 2:33 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The largest U.S. electric company sued 30 international and domestic insurance companies Wednesday, saying they should cover part of the utility's multibillion-dollar cleanup costs in the Carolinas for toxic byproducts left from decades of burning coal to generate power...
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March 28, 2017 - 5:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Republican President Donald Trump's lawyers say he's immune while president from defamation claims brought by a former contestant on his reality TV show "The Apprentice" who accused him of unwanted sexual contact. The lawyers said in a state Supreme Court filing Monday they'll...
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March 28, 2017 - 4:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Republican President Donald Trump's lawyers say he's immune while president from defamation claims brought by a former contestant on his reality TV show "The Apprentice." The lawyers say in a New York state Supreme Court filing Monday they'll formally ask for dismissal of the...
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