2016 is likely to see a record-low number of new death sentences nationwide.
The human rights watchdog called for an end to capital punishment for children and discrimination against girls.
Israeli military denies claim, saying that the shots were fired while Ramzi al-Qasrawi attacked soldiers with knife.
ISIS fighter known as Abu Wahib, the former heir to Al-Qaeda's Iraqi leader, was known for his brutality.
Motive hasn't been revealed in the deaths of 8 members of the same family shot dead in four homes.
The group is increasingly imposing its brutal brand of Sharia law in the city.
Georgia is slated to execute a former sailor on Wednesday for the murder and dismemberment of a fellow shipmate 24 years ago.
The hangings were the first executions of civilians convicted by Pakistan's military courts
The fate of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bomber, is raising questions similar to those about McVeigh. On June 19, 1997, "Newsweek" published an article examining McVeigh's trial.
Up until 2004, Utah allowed firing squad executions.
Capital punishment was repealed in the state nearly two years ago
Ismaaiyl Brinsley gave a warning on the picture-sharing platform prior to his crime.
Barack Obama and Bill de Blasio condemned the shooting of two NYPD officers, while a union rep for the police department said de Blasio has blood on his hands.
Texas attorneys have another opportunity to argue that it is unconstitutional to execute the mentally ill.
China executed three times as many people than the rest of the world put together, according to a report released by a US-based human rights group
Peter Kassig, currently being held hostage by ISIS, was captured while working as an aid worker
A video of ISIS allegedly executing Steven Sotloff, a second captive American journalist has emerged.
Foley had been missing since he was kidnapped in Syria last year.