Texas Executes Woman For Starvation Of Boy

A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend’s 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening. Lisa Coleman, 38, received a lethal injection about an hour after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-day appeal to spare her. She was pronounced dead at 6:24 p.m. CDT, 12 minutes after […]

Texas Set To Execute Convict Of Starving 9-Year-Old

A woman convicted of the 2004 starving death of a nine-year-old boy is scheduled to die on Wednesday by lethal injection at a Texas state prison, authorities said. Lisa Ann Coleman, 38, would be the second woman executed in the United States this year and the 15th since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death […]

Faith in Europe

Mario Draghi surprised us again. Just months after unprecedented easing measures including the introduction of negative interest rates, the European Central Bank announced last week that it would cut rates even further while also launching fresh programs to make open-market purchases of asset-backed securities and bonds. The plan isn’t as aggressive as the Federal Reserve’s […]

Campaign For Mixed Marriages

China is offering cash rewards for interracial marriages in its troubled Muslim-majority region of Xinjiang, according to news reports, mirroring a policy now being promoted in Tibet. President Xi Jinping has responded to ethnic unrest in Xinjiang and Tibet with a familiar strategy: putting in place suffocating security controls and promising significant investment in development […]

Massive Hack Reveals Nude Pictures

Scandal rocked both Hollywood and the US tech industry Monday after an apparent massive hack of a cloud data service unleashed a torrent of intimate pictures of celebrities onto the Internet. Anonymous posters to online message boards boasted of having nude images of scores of female stars including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, pop icon Rihanna and […]

Zelda Returns to Twitter

Three weeks after Zelda Williams quit Twitter and said she was “deleting this from my devices for a good long time,” the only daughter of the late Robin Williams is back. She tweeted Monday for the first time since Aug. 13 with a message of “Thank you,” which came with a link to her Tumblr. […]