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Georgia man to be executed for killing store clerk in $38 robbery

16 Jan 2020

A Georgia man faces execution on Thursday, three decades after he was convicted of fatally shooting a convenience store clerk and stealing $38 after he and two friends went bar hopping.

Texas executes man convicted of shooting estranged wife to death in 2005

16 Jan 2020

A man was executed by lethal injection in Texas on Wednesday, 15 years after authorities say he fatally shot his estranged wife who had told friends she did not expect to get out of the abusive marriage alive.

Ex-con who claimed to be missing boy faces up to two years in prison after pleading guilty in Ohio

08 Jan 2020

A former convict pleaded guilty on Wednesday to stealing the identity of an Illinois boy who has been missing for years, in a case that drew national attention last year, a U.S. prosecutor said.

Ex-con who claimed to be missing boy to plead guilty in Ohio: documents

07 Jan 2020

A former convict who drew national attention last year when he claimed to be an Illinois teen who went missing in 2011 after his mother killed herself has agreed to plead guilty, court papers showed.

Five people, heading to college football game, killed in plane crash in Louisiana: local media

29 Dec 2019

Five people heading to a college football game in Atlanta were killed on Saturday when their small plane crashed just after it departed from a regional airport in southern Louisiana, local media and authorities reported. | Video

Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Illinois on New Year's Day

24 Dec 2019

CHICAGO Many pot-smoking adults in Illinois will ring in the new year on a high note when recreational marijuana use becomes legal in the state on Jan. 1.

Few minds changed, but political passions roused, as Trump formally impeached

20 Dec 2019

By Andrew Hay, Gabriella Borter, Brendan O'Brien and Zachary Fagenson | Video

Few minds changed, but political passions roused, as Trump formally impeached

19 Dec 2019

By Andrew Hay, Gabriella Borter, Brendan O'Brien and Zachary Fagenson

Number of U.S. executions and support for capital punishment decline in 2019, report finds

17 Dec 2019

The number of executions carried out in the United States dropped in 2019 and public support for the death penalty fell to nearly a five-decade low, according to a report released on Tuesday.

Polar vortex, Midwest floods, California fires: The U.S.'s wild 2019 weather

11 Dec 2019

CHICAGO From a brutal polar vortex that froze much of the Midwest and East Coast in January to Hurricane Dorian that killed dozens in the Bahamas in September, Mother Nature dealt Americans a wild and deadly weather year in 2019.

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