Oklahoma, which last week put on hold planned executions due to a mix-up with lethal injection drugs, used a drug not included in its official protocol in a convicted murderer's January execution, The Oklahoman newspaper reported on Thursday. The state used bottles labeled potassium acetate to execute convicted murderer Charles Warner when it was supposed to have used potassium chloride, a drug used to stop the heart that is part of the state's protocol for lethal injections, the newspaper reported, citing state Corrections Department records. Warner's final words included "my body is on fire," according to witnesses in the death chamber.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A second-grade teacher accused of killing her husband by striking him with her car while their two children watched in horror got her job back Thursday after charges against her were dropped and the school superintendent listened to a harrowing 911 call from their daughter.
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Not since the Southern Pacific railroad rolled into this sleepy high desert town in Nevada more than a century ago has there been such excitement — Tesla Motors and other technology companies are coming, and along with them thousands of jobs.
Citing civil unrest, a humanitarian group on Thursday canceled a home-building trip next month to Nepal that was to have included former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn. Atlanta-based Habitat for Humanity International scrapped the trip scheduled for November 1-6, called the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, in the South Asian nation's Chitwan District. “Nepal has been experiencing civil unrest due to the country’s recent announcement of its new constitution,” the non-profit group that builds homes for low-income people said in a statement.