A shortage of lethal injection chemicals has contributed to declining use of capital punishment in the United States with a new report on Thursday noting only 39 executions this year.
It is only the second time in the past two decades the annual
Two convicted murderers who allegedly used forged documents to escape from a Florida prison and four other people will be arrested in connection with an alleged scheme that helped the pair temporarily go free, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department
The family of a Georgia student suspended for the rest of the school year for hugging a teacher has filed an appeal with the school board, the teen's mother told CNN on Wednesday night.
Sam McNair, a 17-year-old high school senior in Duluth, Georg
An independent assessment of National Security Agency surveillance ordered by President Barack Obama following classified leaks by Edward Snowden will be released Wednesday, White House spokesman Jay Carney said.
CHICAGO -- A woman has died after she was pulled from the frigid Chicago River.
The 30-year-old woman was found in the water near Michigan Ave, earlier this morning.
Police say she was visiting from Texas and had slipped into the river.
The arrest and strip-search of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, accused of visa fraud, has sparked questions about the complex, murky system of diplomatic immunity.
"There's a lot of subjectivity on this stuff," says CNN legal analyst Jeffrey T