Ohio asked 7 states in vain for lethal drug

Court documents: Ohio asked 7 other states for lethal injection drug. The state is appealing a federal judge’s ruling last month rejecting the state’s current three-drug execution method.

Official: 1 missing, 2 injured in Louisiana pipeline blaze

Authorities don’t yet know what caused the fire on the Phillips 66 pipeline in Paradis, but a crew of six workers was cleaning it at the time, St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne said at a news conference.

Senate confirms Sessions for attorney general

The 52-47 nearly party-line vote capped weeks of divisive battles over Sessions, an early supporter of President Donald Trump and one of the Senate’s most conservative lawmakers. After the vote was announced, Sessions’ Republican colleagues applauded the outcome while barely a handful of Democrats did the same.