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Activist investor slams Southwest Airlines CEO, board for ‘poor execution,’ seeks new leaders

Elliott Investment Management reported on Monday that it holds about $1.9 billion worth of shares in U.S. airline Southwest Airlines and has called for changes in the company’s management. Southwest Airlines shares rose 7% to close at $29.70 on Monday. The activist investment management firm said Southwest’s “poor execution” and management’s “stubborn refusal to change […]

Missouri Moves Forward With Inmate’s Execution Despite DNA Concerns

Missouri is scheduled to execute a death row inmate on Tuesday despite his unresolved claims of innocence, CBS News reported. Marcellus Williams, 55, is scheduled to be executed on Sept. 25. He was convicted in 2003 of the murder of Felicia Gayle, a social worker and former reporter. The murder took place in 1998 in […]

Noose used in largest-ever US mass execution will be returned to Minnesota tribe

The Minnesota Historical Society announced that the noose used in the largest mass execution in U.S. history will be returned to the Dakota Nation. After a 30-day notice period required by federal law, the society will return to the Prairie Islands Indian Community what is known as the Mankato Noose, which was used to hang […]

Alabama schedules second nitrogen gas execution

Alabama is scheduled to carry out its second execution using nitrogen gas, months after the state put a person to death for the first time using the previously untested method. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has set a September 26 execution date for Alan Eugene Miller, who was convicted of killing three men in a 1999 […]

Alabama court clears way for second execution via nitrogen gas

The Alabama Supreme Court authorized the state attorney general’s request for an execution date for inmate Alan Eugene Miller using nitrogen gas. The Alabama Supreme Court authorized the use of nitrogen gas on Miller, which will be the second time it is used for execution in the state. Gov. Kay Ivey (R-AL) has not yet […]

KY inmate who killed 3 children, raped their mother dies awaiting execution

A western Kentucky man on death row for killing three children, raping his mother and setting his home on fire has died, authorities said Tuesday. Kentucky Department of Corrections spokeswoman Lisa Lamb announced that Kevin Wayne Dunlap, 51, died Sunday after being taken to a hospital from the Kentucky Correctional Facility in Eddyville. She said […]

Alabama convict who robbed, killed elderly couple gets execution date

Alabama has set a May 30 execution date for a man convicted of murdering a couple during a robbery in 2004. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has set a date for Jamie Mills, 50, to be executed by lethal injection. The Alabama Supreme Court last week gave the governor the power to set an execution date. […]