Georgia to execute its 1st female prisoner in 70 years
Kelly Gissendaner was sentenced to death after having plotted to kill her husband. Although Gissendaner did not commit the murder herself, the man she was having an affair with at the time confessed and Gissendaner was immediately implicated in the murder.
American missionary kidnapped in Nigeria
An American missionary was kidnapped in Nigeria and is being held for a $300,000 ransom.
Armed groups raid South Sudan school, abduct 89 children, U.N. says.
South Sudan has been involved in conflict since 2013, armed groups abducted 89 children from a school as they took their exams this past Saturday, Feb.21.
Superbug cases in North Carolina
The same kind of bacteria responsible for 2 deaths in Los Angeles in the past week was responsible for 1 death in North Carolina. CRE, or carbapenem-resistant Entereobacteriaceae, can resist most antibiotics.
Alaska becomes latest state to legalize marijuana use
Alaska became the third state after Colorado and Washington to legalize marijuana. Although marijuana is still an illegal narcotic under federal law, Alaska allows possession of up to an ounce of marijuana and only allows people 21 and older to use it.
Leonard Nimoy, ‘Star Trek’s’ Spock, dies at 83
After having starred in ‘Star Trek’ TV shows and movies, Nimoy died from obstructive pulmonary disease after being an avid smoker for most of his life.
FCC adopts historic internet rules
The internet will begin to be regulated like a utility, after 10 years of attempting to regulate its use with the net neutrality proposal.