Texas executes inmate who fought prayer, touch rules

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A Texas death row inmate whose case redefined the role of spiritual advisers in death chambers nationwide was executed Wednesday, despite the efforts of a district attorney to stop his lethal injection. John Henry Ramirez, 38, was executed at the state penitentiary in Huntsville. He was convicted of killing 46-year-old Pablo Castro … Read more

Supreme Court takes up internet company immunity in YouTube dispute

Nohemi Gonzalez‚Äö√Ñ√¥s mother, Beatriz Gonzalez, and her step-father, Jose Hernandez, talk about memories of Nohemi during a service to mark the anniversary of her death in Long Beach, CA on Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scott Varley | Orange County Register | Getty Images The Supreme Court on Monday stepped into the politically divisive issue of whether tech … Read more

Supreme Court takes up internet company immunity in YouTube dispute

Nohemi Gonzalez‚Äö√Ñ√¥s mother, Beatriz Gonzalez, and her step-father, Jose Hernandez, talk about memories of Nohemi during a service to mark the anniversary of her death in Long Beach, CA on Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scott Varley | Orange County Register | Getty Images The Supreme Court on Monday stepped into the politically divisive issue of whether tech … Read more

Biden promises to codify Roe if two more Democrats are elected to Senate

President Joe Biden vowed Friday that Democrats will codify the right to an abortion into law if two more are elected to the U.S. Senate in the upcoming midterm elections. “If you give me two more senators in the United States Senate, I promise you, I promise you, we’re going to codify Roe and once … Read more

Mass protests in Iran is the regime’s biggest challenge in years

A protester holds a portrait of Mahsa Amini during a demonstration in support of Amini, a young Iranian woman who died after being arrested in Tehran by the Islamic Republic’s morality police, on Istiklal avenue in Istanbul on September 20, 2022. Ozan Kose | AFP | Getty Images Protests rocking Iran over the death of … Read more

Ex-cop Lane to be sentenced for aiding in George Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS — A former Minneapolis police officer who pleaded guilty to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday. Thomas Lane is already serving a 2 1/2-year federal sentence for violating Floyd’s civil rights. When it comes to the state’s case, prosecutors … Read more

UN calls for probe into Iranian woman’s death amid protests

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A top United Nations official on Tuesday demanded an independent investigation into the death of an Iranian woman held by the country’s morality police as authorities acknowledged making arrests at protests over the incident. The woman’s death has ignited demonstrations across Iran, including the capital, Tehran, where demonstrators chanted against … Read more