Almost three years after a death-row prisoner agonized on a gurney for nearly two hours during a botched execution, Arizona can legally resume executions — if the state Department of Corrections can find the drugs to do so. On Thursday, a U.S. District Court judge in Phoenix lifted a stay imposed in November 2014, four months after executioners hired by the Corrections Department injected 15 doses of a drug cocktail into convicted murderer Joseph Wood.
When he was arrested for murder in 1988, he was just 19 years old, and his name was Charles Robins. A Clark County, Nevada , jury sent him to death row for allegedly beating to death his girlfriend’s 6-month-old baby girl. On June 7, his cell door opened and he walked out of the prison in Ely, Nevada, two months shy of his 49th birthday, answering to the name Ha’im Al Matin Sharif. According to Sharif, a devout Muslim, Al Matin means "steadfast" in Arabic, and Sharif means "truthful and virtuous."
Attorneys for former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce, his wife, a lobbyist and a utility owner entered not-guilty pleas in U.S. District Court on Wednesday to conspiracy, fraud and bribery charges related to utility rate hikes in 2011 and 2013. Pierce, his wife Sherry, longtime lobbyist Jim Norton, and George Johnson, the owner of Johnson Utilities and other companies, appeared before Magistrate John Z. Boyle.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".