Marcus Ray Johnson, 50, stabbed Angela Sizemore 41 times after the two left a bar in Albany, Georgia, on March 24, 1994, according to a Georgia Supreme Court synopsis of the case. If Johnson's lethal injection proceeds at 7 p.m. at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification prison in Jackson, he will be the 27th person executed in the United States this year. Johnson admitted punching Sizemore, 34, in the face but did not remember anything else until he woke up the next morning, according to court records.
Antoine Leiris' wife was among the dozens killed in a Paris theater Friday, but he refuses to respond to the tragedy with anger. He penned a letter to the terrorists to explain the powerful reason why.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — History has returned to haunt Portugal, with a constitutional amendment adopted after a military coup more than 30 years ago holding the eurozone country in a tense political limbo that threatens to rekindle its financial troubles.
By Matt Spetalnick MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama vowed on Thursday to press ahead with the release of his plan on how he hopes to close the Guantanamo military prison but said last week’s Paris attacks would stoke further congressional resistance to his efforts. Obama drew a link between a bid by Republicans to block the inflow of Syrian refugees to the United States, based on concerns they could ignite Paris-style violence in American cities, and their opposition to the closing of the Guantanamo detention center at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba. “We can keep the American people safe while shutting down that operation,” Obama told reporters at a joint appearance before reporters with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
With France still reeling from last week's deadly attacks in Paris, Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned Thursday that Islamic extremists might at some point use chemical or biological weapons, and urged lawmakers to extend a national state of emergency by three months.
By Nathan Layne CHICAGO (Reuters) - A majority of U.S. consumers plan to go to Amazon.com for most of their online holiday shopping, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, even after traditional retailers have collectively spent billions of dollars to try to capture Web demand. The survey of 3,426 adults conducted from November 12 to 18 found that 51 percent plan to do most of their online shopping at Amazon this holiday season, compared to 16 percent at Walmart, 3 percent at Target and 2 percent at Macy's. A little more than a quarter of respondents said they would use another retailer not listed in the poll. Target Corp said on Wednesday its digital sales grew 20 percent in the latest quarter, missing its expectations for a 30 percent gain.