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Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Family of Teen Executed in 1944 Praises Exoneration

The sister of a 14-year-old boy executed in South Carolina in 1944 said Thursday she is ecstatic that a judge has finally tossed out his murder conviction but is still haunted by the injustice that sent him to the electric chair, NBC News reported. George Stinney Jr., a black teen, was convicted of beating to death two young white girls after a three-hour trial and put to death three months later in the segregated South. Civil rights advocates and Stinney's family spent years trying to get the case reopened, arguing his confession was coerced, before Judge Carmen Mullins vacated the verdict on Wednesday. "It was like a cloud just moved away," said Stinney's kid sister, Kathrine Robinson, 80, a retired school-teacher from New Jersey. Read »
Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Baby's Rare Disease Makes Hugging Too Dangerous

A California couple is meeting with medical experts this week to find out if there is any hope for their 2-month-old daughter, who has a rare disease that makes a simple hug dangerous, NBC station KCRA reported. Kiira Kinkle was born with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, which causes her skin to blister and rupture from minor friction. "This is the worst disease you've never heard of," her mother, Kirsti Kinkle said. "A clothing tag or rough fabric or even me picking her up under her arm can cause blisters. I can't hold her hand because it's constantly bandaged." The Kinkles, who live in Lincoln, California, spend two hours a day individually wrapping the baby's fingers and toes and bandaging her hands and feet. On Friday, they are meeting with experts at Stanford University's children's hospital to talk about the latest research. Read »
Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 8:26 AM

SpaceX Delays Space Station Cargo Launch

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 8:10 AM

GM Suspends Delivery of Autos to Russian Dealers

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 7:35 AM

No Ordinary Lame Duck: Obama Fights Back

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 5:55 AM

Abused Kids Die as Officials Fail to Protect: Report

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 5:08 AM

Putin: Russian Bear Won't Become "Stuffed Animal"

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 9:42 PM

1 Afghan Officer Killed, 3 Injured in Taliban Car Bomb Attack

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Cuba-U.S. Relations: From Cold War Frost to a New Thaw

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 4:16 PM

3rd Arrest in Shooting Outside Portland High School

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 7:53 PM

N. Korea Behind Sony Hack, U.S. Officials Say

North Korea is behind the Sony hack, U.S. officials tell NBC News. "We have found linkage to the North Korean government," a U.S. government source said. The officials said they think the hacking attack on Sony executives' emails originated outside North Korea by people acting on orders from Pyongyang. The massive security breach led to the cancellation of the planned Dec. 25 release of "The Interview," a comedy about an assassination attempt on North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Referencing the Sony hacks and threats of terrorist attacks on American moviegoers, U.S. officials said the country "can't let this go unanswered." The White House National Security Council said in a statement Wednesday that "the U.S. government is working tirelessly to bring the perpetrators of this attack to justice." Read »
Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Change of Venue Expected in Holly Bobo Murder Trial

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Major Theater Chains Drop "The Interview"

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Pope Helped Broker U.S.-Cuba Prison Release, Policy Changes

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Exonerated After Execution: Judge Tosses Teen's Murder Conviction

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