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Death Penalty Unconstitutional in Oklahoma? What's Next?

Adam Banner | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Adam Banner

As an Oklahoma criminal defense attorney, I've been following the new death penalty developments fairly closely. It's probably safe to say that our Death Row hasn't been this shaken up since the state retired the electric chair after the electrocution of James French in 1966.

Best Way To Survive A Lightning Strike Is Not What You'd Expect

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.12.2013 | Science

Though there are about 25 million lightning strikes a year, being struck is rare. In fact, you have about a 1-in-1,000,000 chance of getting hit. That...

GRAPHIC PHOTO: Entire Pig Herd Fatally Electrocuted

Posted 07.11.2012 | Home

A livestock farmer in southern China recently received a shock when her entire pen of pigs was electrocuted by a bolt of lightning. Austrian Ti...

Put on a Happy Face (Or If You Can't, Use Electricity)

Madeline Schwartzman | Posted 06.19.2012 | Science
Madeline Schwartzman

We humans don't like people or things messing with the face. But there are researchers and artists who see the face as terra incognita, as a potential blank slate, a computer-mutable landscape or testing grounds for understanding the brain and communication.

Contact Voltage: The Invisible Danger That Killed Our Daughter

Anthony Green | Posted 06.18.2012 | Impact
Anthony Green

When underground electric utility cable has reached its useful life or become damaged, it can leak electricity. It energizes all conductive surfaces in its proximity that people and pets come in contact with.

Life & a Cheap Death at Wal-Mart

Al Norman | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business
Al Norman

An everyday low price for a life -- from the company that made its fortune on cheap imported products -- like the labor of Romulo de Oliveira Santos.

FBI: Foiled Electrocution Plot Was To Be Blamed On Wealthy Man's Cat

AP | By JIM SUHR | Posted 01.27.2012 | Crime

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- Federal investigators helped by a conscientious paroled killer say they foiled a plot to abduct, extort and electrocute a weal...

Police: Electrocution Victim Died Trying To Steal Copper Wire From Live Power LInes

Posted 12.27.2011 | Chicago

Police say a man who was fatally electrocuted Wednesday night likely died during a failed attempt to steal copper wire from a utility pole. Lockpor...

Quadruple Amputee To Swim Shark-Infested Seas

Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

Quadruple amputee Phillipe Croizon has announced that he'll brave some of the world's most treacherous waters next year as he swims between five conti...

Electric Shock Drowning: A Hidden Danger In Fresh Water

Terry Gardner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Terry Gardner

Electric Shock is an invisible killer in fresh water that most frequently strikes near boat marinas where a boat or a nearby electrical appliance may be leaking current into the water.

The F Word: Challenging "High Road" Contracting

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

This is what must make it hard for people working inside the Obama administration. No sooner does the White House start talking up something good, tha...