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Death row prisoner Richard Glossip facing execution in days for murder he insists he did not commit

Richard GlossipIn just 16 days time - at exactly 5pm - Richard Glossip will sit down to a meal of pizza and fish and chips washed down with a double thick strawberry milkshake.

He had thought about lobster, or oysters, or filet steak and pondered over how to make the most of his $25 dollar meal ticket now “the chef is long gone”. In fact, he’s spent 17 years considering every detail of the menu of the last meal he will ever eat.


Alison Parker's parents on gun-control fight: 'We cannot be intimidated'

Parker tp wprl for gun controlIt's been less than a week since murder set their lives onto a new course, into roles they never wanted to take on and into a battle they never planned to fight.

But only five days in, Andy and Barbara Parker -- the parents of slain television journalist Alison Parker -- speak about gun control with a passion as if they'd spent their lifetimes fighting for it.


Mount McKinley, North America’s highest peak, to be renamed Denali

Mt. McKinleyPresident Barack Obama says he’s changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali.

He’s giving the mountain its traditional Alaska Native name on the eve of a historic presidential visit to Alaska.

Denali is an Athabascan word meaning “the high one.” The name has long been a sore spot for Alaskans, who have informally called the 20,320-foot mountain Denali for years.


He Took Them by Surprise: 3 Dead, 2 Hurt in Tenn. Shooting Spree

Robert Seth DentonA gunman killed three relatives in a surprise attack witnessed by several children in a home in eastern Tennessee, authorities said.

The 19-year-old attacker was shot and wounded by another family member during his getaway and was captured a short time later, the Sullivan County sheriff's office said.

A half-dozen children were in the home during the shooting spree and one girl was injured, Sheriff Wayne Anderson said.


Man charged with murder in ambush of Houston area deputy

 Man charged with murder in ambush of Houston area deputyTexas prosecutors on Saturday charged a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling his patrol car with gas in what officials described as a "senseless and cowardly act."

The arrest of Shannon J. Miles — who has a criminal history that includes convictions for resisting arrest and disorderly conduct with a firearm — came less than 24 hours after authorities said he ambushed Darren Goforth, a 10-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff's Office, at a suburban Houston Chevron station.


White supremacist 'proud' of killing 3 people, regrets not killing more

Frazier Glen Miller, Jr.The man on trial for killing three people at a Kansas Jewish community center last year was anything but apologetic Friday, as he boasted about his murders and said he wishes he would have killed more people.

F. Glenn Miller, Jr., a white supremacist, made the remarks from the witness stand Friday, where he was cross-examined by Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe.


Former Student at Elite Prep School, Acquitted of Felony Sexual Assault

Owen Labrie acquittedA former New Hampshire prep school student accused of raping a freshman girl as part of a campus tradition was acquitted Friday of the most serious charges against him.

Owen Labrie, now 19, was cleared of three counts of felony sexual assault, each of which carried up to 20 years in prison. He was convicted of misdemeanor sexual assault and a separate felony charge that carries up to seven years.

Labrie sobbed in court as the verdict — reached by a jury of three women and nine men — was read.


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