SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In a story March 23, The Associated Press reported that Utah became the only U.S. state to allow firing squads for executions. The story should have specified that it became the only state to allow firing squads if no lethal injection drugs are available. Oklahoma law also allows the use of firing squads, but only if courts ever declare lethal injections and electrocutions unconstitutional.
WHIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spent much of a town hall-style meeting Tuesday in his state talking up what he believes makes a winning candidate and espousing the principle that rights and liberties come from God, not government.