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David Beasley

Georgia executes man convicted of murdering off-duty prison guard

May 04 2018

ATLANTA Georgia executed a man convicted of stealing a car from an off-duty prison guard he met at a Wal-Mart in 1996 and murdering him with a blast to the head from a sawn-off shotgun, a state official said.

Alabama executes inmate, 83, oldest in modern U.S. history

Apr 20 2018

Alabama on Thursday executed an 83-year-old man convicted of a deadly 1989 serial bombing spree, making him the oldest known person put to death in the modern era of U.S. capital punishment. | Video

Alabama executes murderer; Georgia puts 'stocking strangler' to death

Mar 15 2018

ATLANTA Alabama on Thursday executed a 50-year-old man convicted for the kidnapping and murder of a woman in 2000, and Georgia put to death a man dubbed the "stocking strangler."

U.S. Supreme Court halts execution of Alabama man for 1985 murder

Jan 25 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court halted the planned execution on Thursday of an Alabama man convicted of murdering a police officer in 1985 after attorneys petitioned to spare the man's life, arguing that he had suffered several strokes that left him unable to remember the crime.

U.S. government goes back to work after 'lunch break' shutdown

Jan 22 2018

ATLANTA Thousands of federal employees breathed a sigh of relief on Monday after U.S. senators reached a deal to end a three-day government shutdown, turning their brief time away from work into what one scientist described as a "lunch break."

U.S. government goes back to work after 'lunch break' shutdown

Jan 22 2018

ATLANTA Thousands of federal employees breathed a sigh of relief on Monday after U.S. senators reached a deal to end a three-day government shutdown, turning their brief time away from work into what one scientist described as a "lunch break."

U.S. government goes back to work after 'lunch break' shutdown

Jan 22 2018

ATLANTA Thousands of federal employees breathed a sigh of relief on Monday after U.S. senators reached a deal to end a three-day government shutdown, turning their brief time away from work into what one scientist described as a "lunch break."

Georgia gives Southern Co go-ahead to finish nuclear power project

Dec 21 2017

ATLANTA, Dec 21 The state of Georgia said Southern Co can finish building two uncompleted nuclear reactors in the state, which when done would be the first new U.S. nuclear power plant to be built since the 1970s.

Texas and Florida carry out executions on same day

Nov 09 2017

Texas put to death a Mexican national on Wednesday for the kidnap, rape and murder of his cousin, and Florida on the same day put to death a 53-year-old man for a 1991 double-murder, officials said.

Alabama executes man convicted of murdering police officer

Oct 20 2017

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