Nitrogen gas executions approved by Oklahoma House

Oklahoma City" Oklahoma would become the first US state to allow the execution of death row inmates using nitrogen gas under a bill overwhelmingly approved today by the House of Representatives.

Top US court to consider use of lethal drugs in executions

The US Supreme Court agreed Friday to consider whether a cocktail of lethal drugs used for executions in Oklahoma represent cruel and unusual punishment.

Oklahoma resumes executions after botched killing

 The US state of Oklahoma executed a death row inmate on Thursday, the first since a botched execution that forced a halt on killings eight months ago.

Oklahoma to resume executions after 9-month delay

Both Oklahoma and Florida states plan to execute death row inmates on Thursday with a three-drug method that has been challenged in court for creating a risk of unconstitutional pain and suffering.

Tornadoes kill four people, cause major damage in Mississippi

Tornadoes unleashed by thunderstorms along the US Gulf Coast ripped through southeastern Mississippi on Tuesday, killing four people, injuring many and causing extensive damage, authorities said.

SC ruling gives big boost to gay marriages in US

The United States Supreme Court has rejected appeals against gay marriages in five states including, Indiana, Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia and Wisconsin.

US Supreme Court declines to take up gay marriage cases

The US Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear gay marriage cases from five states, opening the door to more same-sex weddings while putting off a nationwide decision on the hot-button issue.

Man held on terror charges in US over beheading threat

A man is being held on terror charges in the US state of Oklahoma for allegedly threatening to behead a woman days before last week`s decapitation in a nearby city, police said Monday.

`Where the Heart Is` author Billie Letts dies

Best-selling author Billie Letts has died at an Oklahoma hospital.

Montgomerie keeps lead at Senior Open

Colin Montgomerie shot an even-par 71 on his way to a one-stroke lead after the second round at the U.S. Senior Open in steamy Oklahoma on Friday.

`Relaxed` Monty sets U.S. Senior Open pace with 65

Britain`s Colin Montgomerie, making the most of a "relaxed" grouping, birdied four of his last seven holes to seize a one-shot lead in the opening round of the U.S. Senior Open in Edmond, Oklahoma on Thursday.

US man loses cell phone in grain pit, gets it back from Japan

Nine months after he lost his cell phone in a grain pit in Oklahoma, a US farmer has got it back from Japan.

Media in US request info on lethal injection drug

A group of US-based media outlets on Thursday launched a legal bid to obtain information about drugs due to be used in a lethal injection in Missouri next week following a botched execution in Oklahoma.

Boston marathon bomb suspect challenges death penalty

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have asked a US court to rule out capital punishment for their client, after last month`s botched execution of a US inmate.

Barack Obama troubled by botched US execution

Obama called the botched execution of an Oklahoma inmate "deeply troubling" and announced that he`s going to ask the attorney general to analyse problems surrounding the application of the death penalty in the United States.

Unused dose of lethal Oklahoma drugs to be tested

Oklahoma`s attorney general`s office says drugs previously readied for a second scheduled execution this week will be tested as part of an investigation into the first execution that ended with an inmate`s fatal heart attack.

Oklahoma prison chief calls for execution review

The head of Oklahoma`s Department of Corrections said in a letter to the governor today that the state must change its execution procedures to allow for more oversight after an inmate suffered an agonising death this week as the state tried to execute him.

Oklahoma inmate dies after execution is botched

An Oklahoma inmate whose execution was halted because the delivery of a new drug combination was botched died of a heart attack, the head of the state Department of Corrections said.

Storms leave 35 dead in US, thousands without power

As severe storms swept across South and Central America, at least 35 people were left dead and tens of thousands remained without power even as forecasters downgraded the threat to the eastern half of US.

Tornadoes kill 26 in US

Tornadoes flattened homes and businesses, flipped trucks over on highways and bent telephone poles into 45-degree angles as they barreled through Alabama and Mississippi, part of a storm system that killed at least nine people in the South and brought the overall death toll from two days of severe weather in the country to at least 26.