"Let's rock," he said from a death chamber within Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville. Those were Edmund Zagorski's final words before the jolts of electrical current shot through his body. His hands remained clenched, except for his pinky fingers. They were either dislocated or broken, his attorney would later say, from straining against the straps of the electric chair in which Zagorski, 63, died Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7:26 p.m. local time.
A group of black soybean farmers from the South say a company intentionally sold them defective seeds in an elaborate scheme to place them at a disadvantage because of their race.
WASHINGTON—Antiabortion activists plan to descend upon the home-state offices of three key Democratic senators, including North Dakota U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's office in Bismarck, on Tuesday. Liberals hope to take over Twitter with the #SaveSCOTUS hashtag while holding dozens of events across the country. And groups on both sides have prepared multimillion-dollar digital and television ad campaigns set to start Monday night.
In one fell sip, Seattle on Sunday became the first major U.S. city to ban drinking straws, an environmentally friendly move that leaders hope will spark a nationwide conversation about small, everyday changes that people can make to protect the planet. A decade ago, the city adopted an ordinance requiring that all one-time-use food items be compostable or recyclable, according to the Seattle Times. But straws and other cutlery were exempted from that law because there were not many good alternatives. So the straws stayed, along with the environmental problems they cause.
The obituary is short and decidedly unsweet, a grand total of 105 words spread over five increasingly savage paragraphs. It starts with the birth of Kathleen Dehmlow (nee Schunk) in the winter of 1938 and her marriage to Dennis Dehmlow 19 years later, all in the tiny Minnesota city of Wabasso. Two children came from that marriage - Gina and Jay. But the death notice quickly fast-forwards to 1962, apparently a pivotal year in the soap opera of Kathleen Dehmlow's life - and her children's.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—Minnesota-based retailer Supervalu Inc. is working with an adviser to consider options including a potential sale, according to people familiar with the matter. Supervalu operates more than 3,000 stores across the U.S., including Hornbacher's stores in Fargo and Grand Forks in North Dakota and Moorhead in Minnesota. Its private label brands include Wild Harvest, for gluten-free diets, and Stone Ridge Creamery ice cream. The company also has a distribution center in Fargo.
A system that digitally processes customer transactions for a major pipeline network in the U.S. was shut down Monday after a cyber attack. The electronic data interchange provided by third-party Energy Services Group LLC for Energy Transfer Partners's natural gas pipeline system was attacked Monday and will be hobbled until "further notice," Energy Transfer said in a notice to shippers.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant appointed state Agriculture and Commerce Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday - a decision that has already drawn concerns from fellow Republicans, including some inside the White House. "Things are new, things are good, and things are about to happen, I can assure you," Hyde-Smith said after Bryant introduced her at an event in Mississippi. The governor said the decision was "mine and mine alone." He called on Mississippians to rally around his choice.
A student opened fire at Great Mills High School in Southern Maryland Tuesday morning, March 20, critically injuring two other students before he was confronted by a school resource officer, according to the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office. The officer and gunman exchanged fire in a hallway, authorities said. They said the gunman was mortally wounded, but it was not clear if he was shot by the officer or hit by his own round at the school 70 miles south of Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON - Russian trolls used Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to inflame U.S. political debate over energy policy and climate change, a finding that underscores how the Russian campaign of social media manipulation went beyond the 2016 president election, congressional investigators reported on Thursday.