12:00 PM Jan 22, 2014
HOUSTON (MCT) – Secretary of State John F. Kerry and a former Texas governor are part of an international coalition trying to halt Texas' execution of a Mexican citizen this week.
12:07 PM Jan 7, 2014
Rose Silvera, of Chicago, walks across the Metra parking lot in Elgin, Ill., waiting for a friend to pick her up for work at the Chase Call Center early Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune/MCT)
(MCT) – A frigid weather system called the polar vortex gripped much of the Midwest on Monday as temperatures dropped to near-record, subzero lows, canceling school classes, grounding thousands of airline flights and prompting authorities to urge residents to stay home or go to emergency warming shelters.