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    Cloudy drug forces delay of Georgia woman’s execution

    In this July 6, 2004, file photo, Kelly Gissendaner, the only woman on Georgia’s death row, peers through the slot in her cell door as a guard brings her a cup of ice at Metro State Prison in Atlanta. Gissendaner’s lawyers, on Monday, asked the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles to reconsider her request to have her sentence changed to life in prison.

    Mar 2, 2015 11:10 PM

    JACKSON, Ga. — Georgia postponed its first execution of a woman in 70 years late Monday, as officials cited problems with the lone drug that would be used for the lethal injection. The drug, pentobarbital, had a cloudy appearance, prompting officials to called a pharmacist and then out of an “abundance of caution” to postpone the execution, said Georgia Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gwendolyn Hogan. She did not give a new date.


    Rauner targets unions in Lake County speech

    Gov. Bruce Rauner smiles after buying two raffle tickets from Mundelein Vernon Hills Rotary Club member Melvina Lube of Mettawa. Rauner spoke during the group’s weekly meeting Monday in Mundelein.

    Mar 2, 2015 6:39 PM

    His speech was officially about empowering the people of Illinois, but Gov. Bruce Rauner repeatedly targeted labor unions and the political power they wield during a brief appearance in Lake County on Monday. “You can decide if your teachers don’t necessarily have to be forced to join a union to work in (your local school),” Rauner said.


    Disneyland memorabilia auction brings in $1.7 million

    This original Pirates of the Caribbean skeleton was sold this past weekend as part of a Disneyland vintage memorabilia auction which brought in $1.7 million online and in Sherman Oaks, Calif. Other items offered by the anonymous collector were the original Frontierland cigar store Indian, a 1960s Mark Twain Riverboat life preserver, a doll from it’s a small world and poster artwork for “Captain EO.”

    Mar 2, 2015 10:02 PM

    LOS ANGELES — A Disneyland memorabilia collector has taken a cue from Elsa and decided to “Let It Go.”Van Eaton Galleries says nearly 1,000 items — including a bird from the Enchanted Tiki Room show and an original skeleton from the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction — brought in $1.7 million during a weekend auction held online and in Sherman Oaks, California.Bids came from around the world.


    Boston short of season snow record _ for now

    A woman walks across City Hall as snow falls during a winter storm, Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Mar 2, 2015 10:05 AM

    Boston still short of season snow record; ice and drenching rain cause problems elsewhere


    Iran blames West for rise of Islamic State group

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif delivers a speech during the 28. session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Keystone,Salvatore Di Nolfi)

    Mar 2, 2015 7:04 AM

    Iran blames West for fueling Islamic extremism by failing to protect Muslim immigrants' rights


    Seniors get tech lessons from District 93 students

    Heritage Lakes Elementary School fifth-grader Jessie Housour works with Joyce Johnson as Carol Stream Elementary District 93 students help residents learn about technology at the Windsor Park retirement community.

    Mar 2, 2015 10:04 AM

    With the help of several laptops, Carol Stream Elementary District 93 is working to bridge the technological divide between students and senior citizens. Through the district’s new partnership with Carol Stream’s Windsor Park retirement community, young students are teaching older residents how to better use technology.

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