Originally published on Tue March 25, 2014 1:49 pm
Hospitals are increasingly giving women the option of going through labor or giving birth in a pool of warm water. Laboring in the tub is fine, the nation's obstetricians and pediatricians say, but there's not enough proof that it's safe to actually give birth in one.
The doctors' statement has raised eyebrows among nurse-midwives, who have been helping women deliver in water for decades in order to ease pain and speed delivery.
Originally published on Sat March 22, 2014 3:05 pm
Update at 11:15 a.m. ET. "The Object Was Not Sighted" Today Australian Authorities Say:
Aircraft searching the Indian Ocean on Saturday for any sign of a Malaysia Airlines jet that's been missing for two weeks did not spot the large object seen in a newly analyzed satellite image, Australia's Maritime Safety Authority reports.
The courtroom was originally built in 1999 for the trial of¬†Oklahoma¬†City Bombing conspirator Terry Nichols. It's now being used by¬†Oklahoma¬†County District Judge Donald Easter. Easter hears cases of inmates who cannot be released until they pay what is owed to the court, or agree to a payment plan.
The National Weather Service issued a report Friday examining last May's tornados in Oklahoma. The assessment encourages the Norman Forecast Office to develop a plan for more than one severe weather event at a time.
On May 31, eight people died in the El Reno tornado while 13 died from flash flooding that followed heavy rain. National Weather Service Meteorologist Kenneth Harding says each element of a multiple warning system should be weighted based upon its urgency and severity.
In emails, Oklahoma Assistant Attorney General Seth Branham quipped to a colleague that Oklahoma might cooperate with Texas in exchange for much sought-after 50-yard-line tickets to the Red River Rivalry.
Public documents also show Oklahoma injected leftover lethal drugs into dead convicts' bodies for what officials call "disposal purposes" Oklahoma's inability to find regulated forms of lethal injection drugs has prompted postponements of two executions that had been planned for this week and next.
The¬†Oklahoma¬†Department of Corrections has added new restrictions for members of the media visiting prisons, two weeks after the agency announced a ban on cameras for news media.
The department posted an addendum this week to its media access policies on the agency's website. The new policy requires the department to grant specific authorization in advance for video or audio recording.