The Cruel and Unusual Execution of Clayton Lockett
He seems to subsist on tobacco and caffeine—24-ounce mini-mart coffee cups and jumbo cans of Red Bull clutter his office. Autry had represented Lockett for 11 years, since shortly after Lockett exhausted his state appeals. He felt just about ready ...
May 14, 2015
Cardinals go deep to beat Reds
Grichuk's bolt into the left-field seats made a winner of Maness, who was the sixth and next-to-last reliever the Cardinals had in a game they never led until one out in the 13th inning. “Set the donut and the next guy The other left no doubt as it ...
August 6, 2015
At Boeing, Innovation Means Small Steps, Not Giant Leaps
Its push toward faster, better and cheaper production led Boeing in 2013 to tap Walter Odisho, a former head of Toyota Motor Corp.'s U.S. auto production to run manufacturing. The company has long looked to the Japanese auto maker for improving its ...
April 2, 2015
Science explains why tattoos, dark skin may foil Apple Watch
If you have a dark tattoo on your wrist, the new Apple Watch may not work as expected. After a few frustrated early adopters took to Reddit Tuesday to hash out the particulars, it now appears that some black and red tattoos interfere with the built-in ...
Doc's TML: Lauren Hill, an angel, takes flight
The women from three basketball teams led it off, which was fitting. Basketball was Gregg and Jumbo have been serial game losers. CINCINNATI. It's not a matter of losing confidence in Jumbo. I'd agree if Jumbo had a track record worth third ...
April 14, 2015
2015 NFL Draft: Shocking talent, depth at receiver
While debate and even concern rages over quarterbacks in the 2015 NFL Draft, there is little argument that this year's class of wide receivers is stocked with a shocking amount of talent. Led by Alabama's elusive Amari Cooper and West Virginia's ...
April 16, 2015
The Best Book I Read This Year
If that sounds hokey, well, the uber-self-aware Mitchell surely wants it to be (my favorite meta moment of his: describing a washed-up author character using the very same phrasing that Random House used to market The Bone Clocks). Whenever the ...
December 12, 2014
of his execution, Clayton Lockett hid under the covers. And on April 29, 2014, when the team of officers knocked on the door of his cell in the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Oklahoma, Clayton Lockett—a 38-year-old convicted murderer—pulled a blanket over his head and refused to get up. The... While they were gone, Lockett tried to jam the door. Eleven hours later, at about 5:20 p. m. , after a medical examination, X‑rays, eight hours in a holding cell, and a shower, Lockett was brought by a five-member strap-down team into the death chamber. It was a small, clinical-looking room with white walls and a polished floor that reflected the lights overhead. One of the walls in the chamber had a pair of baseball-size holes through which IV lines could pass into the chemical room, a small space where three executioners would administer the drugs that would kill him. They would remain out of sight until after Lockett was dead. Fifteen years earlier, on June 3, 1999, he had stood in a ravine and aimed a 12-gauge shotgun at Stephanie Neiman, a 19-year-old who had graduated from high school two weeks earlier. Lockett and two accomplices had beaten one of Neiman’s friends and raped another. Lockett told Neiman multiple times that he would kill her if she didn’t promise to keep quiet.
Punctuated by Seth Maness’ two scoreless innings, the Cardinals followed eight consecutive peerless innings from their relievers to a 4-3 victory against Cincinnati in the 13th inning at Great American Ball Park. Matt Carpenter’s solo home run in the eighth knotted the score, and rookie Randal Grichuk homered in the 13th to overcome the Reds. Grichuk’s bolt into the left-field seats made a winner of Maness, who was the sixth and next-to-last reliever the Cardinals had in a game they never led until one out in the 13th inning. “You see them going into the game throwing up zeroes, and it keeps adding to you and you come in and throw up a zero. In the National League, only the Cubs have played as many extra-inning games as the Cardinals’ 15, and they improved to 7-8 with Wednesday’s win. They also showed, inning by inning, why they are prone to have close games spill past regulation and seep into the 10th, 13th, or, once already this season, 18th inning. The Cardinals again struggled to muster any runs against a young Reds starter, lefty David Holmberg, and ran themselves out of a tying run in the middle innings. Grichuk had two hits that appeared to leave the ballpark – one was ruled a double after a four-minute review left officials convinced it hit a metal piece of the fence in center and did not clear it. The other left no doubt as it.
The 99-year-old aerospace giant long has focused on developing new technologies that it reserved for big projects every 15 years or so to craft the fastest—and farthest-flying jetliners—such as its 787 Dreamliner. Today, Boeing is centering.