Three set to die in Arkansas


LITTLE ROCK - Three men on death row were scheduled to be executed early today in an Arkansas prison, only the second triple execution since the death penalty was restored in the US 20 years ago. Barring a last minute reprieve, Mr Earl Deaton (47) was set to die by lethal injection at 1 a.m., followed by Mr Paul Ruiz (49) at 2 p.m. and Kirt Wainwright (30) at 3 p.m.