George Stinney was 14 when executed for a crime his family says he didn’t commit. A retrial may clear his name
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Friday 26 March 2010
Tuesday 16 March 2010
A single-engine plane with oil on its windshield struck and killed a man on a Hilton Head beach Monday afternoon as the pilot was attempting to make an emergency landing, authorities said.
Saturday 13 March 2010
Friday 05 February 2010
Saturday 24 October 2009
Jack Nelson, who died on 21 October aged 80, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter who covered the civil rights movement and the Watergate scandal for the Los Angeles Times and was the paper's Washington bureau chief for 20 years.
Wednesday 19 August 2009
The table is set. Rose petals are scattered. Barry White is playing.
Monday 10 August 2009
In many American evangelical churches, prosperity is seen as a sign of God’s blessing, and the display of material wealth by church leaders a reflection of that blessing; the pure essence of what Max Weber defined as “the Protestant ethic and spirit of capitalism”. Few evangelists appealed more directly for that blessing, or flaunted worldly success more flamboyantly, than the Reverend Ike, who has died aged 74. And none encouraged their congregations more enthusiastically to do the same, to “close your eyes and see green!”
Saturday 11 July 2009
Tuesday 07 July 2009
The serial killer who terrorised a South Carolina community by shooting dead five people before police killed him was a career criminal paroled just two months ago, authorities said today.
Sunday 05 July 2009
A teenage girl shot while helping her father in their family's small furniture and appliance store died yesterday, becoming the fifth victim of a suspected serial killer terrorizing a small South Carolina community, authorities said.
Sunday 05 July 2009
Monday 29 June 2009
South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford admitted yesterday that his first thought as the scandal broke about his extramarital affair with an Argentinian woman was to leave office with 18 months to go in his last term. Close spiritual and political associates urged him to instead fight to restore the public's — and his family's — trust.
Thursday 25 June 2009
Extra-marital sex and lust in foreign climes – not a love of highland hiking – turned out to be the explanation for the six-day disappearance of the Governor of South Carolina, Mark Sanford, which had plunged all of his state and half of America into a guessing-game about his possible whereabouts.
Thursday 04 June 2009
Those wacky old nuns on Wimple Street are leaping about like nobody's business, as if this theatre's previous incumbents in The Sound of Music had been given a blessing to boogie. How do you solve a problem called Deloris, the lounge singer who's witnessed a killing? You camouflage her in a convent and round up the bad guys by flushing 'em out in a fit of funk.
Wednesday 03 June 2009
US authorities revoked the licences of a funeral home and its director after he admitted one of his employees cut the legs of a 6ft 7in man without the family's permission so the corpse would fit in a coffin.
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