Diplomat David Straub told Yonhap News Agency this week that Pyongyang is raising its demands to free hostages.
Iranian health nuts are livid with the authorities after the popular exercise dance class was outlawed.
Ledelle Lee and Kenneth Williams received communion, while Marcel Williams and Jack Jones had more elaborate requests.
According to a new Amnesty report, global executions have fallen by 37 percent since 2015.
Certain districts of the Iraqi city remain the last holdout for the militants.
Khamenei called on Iranians to respond to the president's "threats."
"I can think of no other project that would have such a positive impact on our inmates and our country than building this wall," Bristol County, Massachusetts Sheriff Thomas Hodgson said.
Authorities shuttered three underground studios the models used for their online photographs.
Ramen noodles are more valuable than tobacco, according to a study of U.S. prisoners.
"The payment of the $400 million was not done until after the prisoners were released," State Department spokesman John Kirby told reporters.
Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard detained Baquer Namazi's son in October while he visited family.
In a plea agreement filed Wednesday, Lee Baca admitted to making false statements to the FBI about a conspiracy to cover up inmate abuse.
The retroactive court ruling means more than 2,300 prisoners are now eligible for parole.
This is the second time prison inmates have escaped in the area in less than a week.