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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.