OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A scheduled execution in Alabama that was called off Thursday after prison officials couldn't find a suitable vein to inject the lethal drugs into is the latest in a long history of problems with lethal injections since Texas became the first state to use the execution method in 1982, including delays in finding usable veins. Here's a look at some of the issues states across the country are facing when it comes to lethal injections. WHAT HAPPENED IN ALABAMA? Alabama's lethal injection protocol calls for two intravenous lines to be connected, with the second line to be used in case of a problem with the first. Department of Corrections Commissioner John Hamm said prison staff were able to successfully establish one line on Thursday during its attempt to executed Kenneth Eugene Smith, but were unsuccessful with a second line, even after trying several locations on Smith's body. Officials then attempted to establish a central line, which involves a catheter … [Read more...] about EXPLAINER: Why are states having lethal injection problems?
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close Video Oklahomans ‘overwhelmingly’ agree with Republicans on family values: Gov. Stitt Gov. Kevin Stitt weighs in on the recent poll that suggests Oklahoma’s gubernatorial election is significantly closer than many predicted on ‘Fox News Sunday.’ The state of Oklahoma , once consisting of vast tracts of sparse "unassigned lands" in the Great Plains, joined the Union on this day in history, Nov. 16, 1907. "Oklahoma has become a state, standing on full equity with her elder sisters, and her future is assured by her great natural resources," President Theodore Roosevelt announced to Congress days later. As the nation's 46th state, Oklahoma became the first new territory to achieve statehood since Utah in 1896. ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY, NOV. 15, 1956, ELVIS MAKES BIG-SCREEN DEBUT IN ‘LOVE ME TENDER’ Oklahoma would be followed by New Mexico and Arizona in 1912 to complete the contiguous 48 states — then Alaska and Hawaii to … [Read more...] about On this day in history, Nov. 16, 1907, Oklahoma joins Union as 46th state
When presidential granddaughter Naomi King Biden and Peter George Heerman Neal get married on the South Lawn of the White House on Saturday, they will join a short list of couples, including presidential children, nieces and friends, and one president (Grover Cleveland), whose wedding days were celebrated in a residence that is a cultural icon. "It's the most famous house in the country," says Carl Sferrazza Anthony, author and presidential family historian. "Look at the proportions of those rooms and the high ceilings, whether you choose to get married in the Blue, Green or Red rooms. Or if you marry out on the lawn, it's those columns and the magnificent view of the nation's capital." Lynda Robb, daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson, says there was no question of where she would marry Marine Capt. Chuck Robb on Dec. 9, 1967: the White House, of course. "It's where I was living. It's a beautiful setting. It was an easy decision," she says. The White House hosts hundreds of … [Read more...] about The history of White House weddings, the ultimate public-private event
BARJAC, France — For Anselm Kiefer, there is no innocent landscape. The German artist, born beneath the bombs of the last months of World War II, sees in everything a cycle of ruin and rebirth. From dust and debris something stirs. Here at La Ribaute, the sprawling property in southern France where he lived and worked for 15 years, Kiefer has created a labyrinth of his obsessions in the form of more than 70 often disconcerting works installed on-site. Leaning towers made of discarded ship containers defy gravity to send shadows into rippling pools. A large amphitheater, hung with fading reels of film, is a monument to possibility and decay, from its upper light-filled balconies to the cloying tunnels beneath the stage. Dried sunflowers and books fashioned from lead are recurrent themes of a world that hovers in the penumbra between life and death. “If there were no death, we wouldn’t be,” Kiefer told me in an interview. “It is how we are defined. I think about this, but not in a … [Read more...] about Anselm Kiefer Raises History’s Ghosts
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for November 21 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul says she has ordered state police to "ramp up monitoring and increase support for communities that are potential targets of hate crimes" following recent threats to the Jewish and LGBTQ communities. The move announced Sunday came a day after a mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs left at least five people dead and dozens of others injured. "Here in New York, violence or bigotry will never be tolerated. We stand united against hate," Hochul tweeted. "Amid recent threats to Jewish and LGBTQ communities, I have directed New York State Police to ramp up monitoring & increase support for communities that are potential targets of hate crimes," she added. NEW YORK CITY POLICE STOP ‘THREAT TO JEWISH COMMUNITY’ New York Gov. Kathy … [Read more...] about NY Gov. Hochul: State police will bolster support for communities ‘that are potential targets of hate crimes’
Before he was in charge of a cryptocurrency exchange that is accused of making up to $2 billion in customer deposits disappear, Sam Bankman-Fried, the 30-year-old former billionaire and CEO of FTX, was once a sports blogger for about five months. The fact that this “ zhlubby guy ” was once a member of this noble online class is technically not breaking news, but rather a discovered tidbit within a lawsuit filed against Bankman-Fried in 2019. The then-27-year-old was accused of manipulating crypto markets leading to more than $150 million in losses to traders. The blog was revealed in a screenshot of Bankman-Fried’s Facebook page, which was included by prosecutors to show that he’d tried to delete all contact information from his profile when he realized the aforementioned lawsuit was incoming. The lawsuit also noted that Bankman-Fried tried to change his city of residence from Berkeley to Hong Kong in order “to extricate himself from the jurisdiction of” the United States … [Read more...] about Disgraced former FTX CEO was once a pompous SF Giants blogger