Nebraska is expecting a series of firsts: its first execution in 21 years, its first lethal injection and the first fentanyl execution.
Companies that make and sell the drugs have restricted who can buy them, asked states to return them and even stopped making one to try to keep it away from lethal injections.
A drug company sued to stop Nebraska from using its product in an upcoming execution that would be the state's first lethal injection.
“I just want to say I’m really sorry,” Billy Ray Irick said before he was put to death with a cocktail that includes Midazolam.
The suspected attacker confessed after the massacre, a newly released police interview transcript shows. Then he said, “I want to die."
Police said they remained unable to explain what motivated the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.
A reporter who has witnessed more than 400 executions reflects on what he has seen.
The Minneapolis Police Department released body-camera footage of officers shooting 31-year-old Thurman Blevins on June 23.
The raging wildfire doubled in size between Thursday and Friday and threatened thousands of buildings.
The victims ranged in age from one to 70, and included nine members of one family.