By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A woman convicted of the 2004 starving death of a 9-year-old boy is scheduled to die on Wednesday by lethal injection at a Texas state prison, authorities said. Lisa Ann Coleman, 38, would be the second woman executed in the United States this year and the 15th since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. Coleman is scheduled to be put to death after 6 p.m. Central Time (7 p.m. EDT) at the state's death chamber in Huntsville. She would also be the 517th prisoner put to death in Texas, the most of any state since 1976. ...
After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, ...
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean marines arrested an American man late on Tuesday who had been swimming in a river that flows towards North Korea and said he had been trying to go to the North to meet its leader, Korean media reported. South Korean marines guarding the Han river, which flows into an estuary and meets the North's Imjin river, found the man lying on the river bank, apparently suffering from exhaustion, the South's Yonhap news agency said, citing a South Korean government official. ...
A little more than a dozen residents showed up to have their questions answered by various county and community officials.
23-year-old Angelica Weems has been missing out of Willows since Sunday, when her husband was found with apparent self-inflicted wounds.
34-year-old Ryan Watenpaugh pleaded not guilty today to charges of domestic violence, animal cruelty, stalking, residential burglary and possession of an illegal AK-47 assault rifle.
Measure A is a proposed ordinance that will be on Shasta County ballots this upcoming election.
The Minnesota Vikings have reversed course on Adrian Peterson, putting him on the NFL's exempt/commissioner's permission list until his child-abuse case is resolved, which bars him from all team activities, the team said.
Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker is returning to work with the team Wednesday morning, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry.
Friends and family of Adrian Peterson's in Texas paint a bleak portrait in interviews with USA Today of a father who saw few if any limits to using mild to moderate violence as a tool for punishing his son.