Texas Set to Execute Second Woman This Year

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 17:36
Texas is set to execute a woman convicted in the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend’s 9-year-old son a decade ago, which would be the second time that state has put a woman to death this year, and the 15th time a woman has been executed in America since the Supreme Court allowed the death penalty to resume in 1976. Attorneys for Lisa Coleman, 38, have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block the…
Alaska residents to get $1,884 payout from oil royalty fund
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 17:36
JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - Nearly every Alaska resident will soon be $1,884 richer, thanks to an annual payout from an oil wealth trust fund that has been credited with keeping many low-income families out of poverty, state officials said on Wednesday. More than 640,000 Alaska residents will receive the payment from The Alaska Permanent Fund next month, which Department of Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell says is the third largest since the state began paying such…
Federal Reserve signals faster but still slow path for rate rises
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 17:36
By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve officials nudged their expected path of interest rate increases higher on Wednesday, but did little to change the outlook for a long slow climb back up to normal monetary policy. The revised rate projections left a deep disconnect between the U.S. central bank and financial markets, with investors anticipating significantly lower rates in the future than the Fed officials themselves project.
School district police stock up free military gear
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 17:36
LOS ANGELES (AP) — School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles. At least 26 school districts have participated in the Pentagon's surplus program, which is not new but has come under scrutiny after police responded to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, last month with tear gas, armored military trucks and riot gear.
Panthers' Greg Hardy takes voluntary leave
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 16:36
The 6-foot-4, 275 pound defensive end says he is innocent and has appealed a guilty verdict. STORY HIGHLIGHTSGreg Hardy was convicted by a judge in May of misdemeanor charges in a domestic violence caseThe Panthers' defensive star will take leave as he prepares for a jury trialAuthorities allege Hardy assaulted, threatened to kill a woman who was his then-girlfriend
'Facts of Life' stars reunite for 35th anniversary
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 16:36
You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have -- a reunion.
House approves plan to assist Syrian rebels
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 16:36
STORY HIGHLIGHTSLawmakers are set to vote Wednesday on funding anti-ISIS forces in SyriaHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi: I won't vote for a bill that allows the use of U.S. forces in combatDemocrats nervous after Joint Chiefs chairman opened the door to combat troops Tuesday Washington (CNN) -- Just hours before a scheduled House vote on whether to back President Obama's request to arm Syrian rebels, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi sought to reassure skeptical Democrats.
CNN Student News - September 18, 2014
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 16:36
STORY HIGHLIGHTSThis page includes the show TranscriptUse the Transcript to help students with reading comprehension and vocabularyAt the bottom of the page, comment for a chance to be mentioned on CNN Student News. You must be a teacher or a student age 13 or older to request a mention on the CNN Student News Roll Call. (CNN Student News) -- September 18, 2014 This Thursday, we're opening up the dictionary, defining terms like ethical hacking,…
Grim life in the Ebola zone
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 16:36
Health workers in Monrovia, Liberia, move the body of a person who they suspect died from the Ebola virus on Tuesday, September 16. Health officials say the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest ever. More than 4,700 cases have been reported since December, with more than 2,400 of them ending in fatalities, according to the World Health Organization.
Rocket attack kills 10 in Ukraine
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 16:36
A man covers the body of his mother, who was killed on a bus during a battle in Donetsk, Ukraine, on Tuesday, September 16.

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