Homeland Security adds ‘bulletin’ to existing alert system

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Homeland Security Department is unveiling an update to the National Terrorism Advisory system and issuing its first “bulletin.” Secretary Jeh Johnson says adding a bulletin to the alert system is an effort to better inform the public about evolving terrorist threats. Wednesday’s bulletin, reminding people of ongoing concerns over terrorism at…

Executions at lowest level since 1991

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people executed in the United States this year dropped to the lowest level since 1991, as states impose fewer death sentences and defendants in capital cases have access to better legal help. The Death Penalty Information Center, a group that opposes executions and tracks the issue, says 28 inmates…