Etihad Airways, EL AL Israel Airlines sign MoU The federal Bureau of Prisons did not immediately respond to a request from a media seeking details. Earlier in the day, US District Judge Tanya Chutkan had blocked the execution after a federal appeals court issued a divided opinion on Wednesday that found that the Justice Department had violated the law by executing people using the drug pentobarbital without a prescription. Hall, 49, is the subject of three separate legal battles to delay his execution, in what would be the eighth one carried out this year under the Trump administration after a 17-year hiatus. If he is executed, Hall would become the second African American to die by lethal injection in recent months. He was convicted by an all-white jury for his role in the 1994 kidnapping, rape and murder of the 16-year-old sister of two Texas drug dealers whom he suspected had stolen money from him. Reuters ...read more...