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The first execution to take place in the U.S. was in 1607. Capt. George Kendall of Jamestown, Va., was accused of mutiny, allegedly plotting to betray the British to the Spanish. He was stripped of his arms, imprisoned and shot.
Utah lawmakers passing a bill that would allow firing squads has put capital punishment -- specifically, the manner in which criminals are executed -- back in the spotlight. Take a look at the history of the death penalty in America.
On Thursday, another doctor took the stand in the Jill Hansen trial, and at one point during his testimony, Hansen disagreed with him and let the courtroom know her thoughts.
The father of a reporter shot to death on live television said Sunday that he wants to take a leading role in helping to curb gun violence.
Andy Parker told CNN's Jake Tapper that he wants to see a tightening of loopholes in gun laws and urged that t...
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