| Sep 4, 2014
| 3:51 PM
It took 43 minutes for Clayton Lockett to die in April in Oklahoma’s death chamber, raising questions about whether the botched execution was caused by a failed drug protocol. On Thursday, a state investigation blamed the problems in carrying out...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 4:39 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma lost its federal "No Child Left Behind" waiver on Thursday after it dropped education standards adopted by almost all states, a move that could lead to cuts in the $500 million in U.S. funds its schools receive annually....
| Aug 25, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Oklahoma prison officials violated the 1st Amendment when they closed the blinds to witnesses during a botched execution in April, media and civil liberties advocates allege in a federal lawsuit filed Monday.
The American Civil Liberties Union and its...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 7:05 AM
WASHINGTON Overwhelmed by severe drought, the Oklahoma legislature passed a law this year to help communities make the most of their water resources by treating and reusing wastewater.
As drought spread over 80 percent of the state, Oklahoma cities...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 4:52 PM
The scaffolding of support for the Common Core curriculum standards continues, right and left, to lose a beam here, a platform there. After adopting the standards, with vocal support from the governor, both the Oklahoma Legislature and Gov. Mary Fallin...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Remember the old days -- say, a year ago -- when a court ruling striking down anti-gay marriage laws was big news? Now it just feels like the further crumbling of legally sanctioned prejudice.
And while that’s a good thing, advocates for...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 2:36 AM
UPDATED: Secretary of State John Kerry will be a guest on five Sunday morning programs. Here's the guest list:
ABC's "This Week" welcomes Kerry, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. Other...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 10:30 PM
A controversial double execution in Oklahoma was scrubbed Tuesday night after the first inmate to receive an experimental three-drug cocktail writhed and grimaced on the gurney, struggled to lift his head and died of a heart attack more than 40 minutes...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:53 AM
The lawyer watched in horror this week as an Oklahoma inmate he had come to know died a violent death during a botched execution.
The execution of Clayton Lockett on Tuesday was the first his attorney, Denver lawyer Dean Sanderford, 35, had ever...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 12:57 PM
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin promised an independent review of the state’s execution protocols Wednesday after a bungled execution raised questions about the state's handling of capital punishment.
The Republican governor emphasized, however, that...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 12:56 PM
Fifteen years ago Clayton Lockett committed a heinous crime. On Tuesday night, so did the state of Oklahoma, in practice if not in legal fact.
There are more questions than certainty surrounding the botched execution and ultimate death by heart attack...