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(CNN) – Seven minutes after prison officials started pumping the first lethal injection drug, witnesses say inmate Clayton Lockett appeared to be conscious, but 16 minutes in, it was clear the execution was not going as planned.
It was then officials closed the blinds, shutting out the media gathered to witness the death of the man convicted of murder, rape and kidnapping nearly 15 years ago.
The execution was stopped, but Lockett died of a heart attack.
Officials used a potent cocktail of three drugs: the first to sedate him, a second to stop his breathing, and the third to stop his heart.
But the deadly mixture is cloaked in secrecy. CNN's Pamela Brown reports.
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(CNN) - From building-crushing hurricanes to killer sinkholes, Gulf Coast residents have seen a lot. But even these battle-tested veterans of the weather wars are marveling at torrential rains that washed out bridges and roads, sent chest-high water into homes and forced major military bases to shut down Wednesday.
"We've seen flooding before, but never flooding that washes the back of a house away," said CNN iReporter Matt Raybourn of Pensacola, Florida. "There are no words for what we are seeing here."
(CNN) – For NBA Hall of Fame player Isiah Thomas, the man who helped the Detroit Pistons win back-to-back NBA champions in the late 1980s, today "is a great day in sports."
On Tuesday, the NBA Commissioner banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and gave the maximum fine possible for racist remarks slammed by many inside and outside the world's biggest basketball league.
Near Perth, Australia (CNN) - A private company declared that it has found what it believes is wreckage of a plane in the ocean, but leaders of the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are dismissing the claim.
The reasons for the skepticism are obvious - the site where GeoResonance says it found the wreckage, in the Bay of Bengal, is several thousand miles away from the current search area in the southern Indian Ocean.
The Joint Agency Coordination Centre, which is coordinating the multinational search, dismissed the claim.