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In response to fatal accident, city weighs options for Bricktown Canal lighting system safety upgrades

Recommendations for a new Bricktown Canal lighting system include safety features that were missing last fall, when a man fell...

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Since he's in town, maybe Collison can help Westbrook

Nick Collison did a lot for the Thunder, and the Thunder did a lot for Collison, and that symbiotic relationship continues...

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Two Oklahoma state legislators invited to White House as President Trump expected to sign executive order about free speech on college campuses

Two Oklahoma lawmakers plan to visit the White House this week to discuss First Amendment rights on college campuses. State...

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Collison's two-man game an unforgettable piece of his Thunder story

At the mere mention of Nick Collison’s backdoor passes, Steven Adams’ eyes lit up and his voice jumped headfirst into nostalgic...

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Michael Fulmer may require season-ending surgery

Surgery recommended for Michael Fulmer Former Edmond Deer Creek hurler Michael Fulmer may require Tommy John surgery. After...

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Oklahoma City woman jailed by mistake two weeks

A first-ever check of every inmate in the Oklahoma County jail found a 20-year-old woman had been locked up for days by...

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Restaurant delivery free if you DIY

Once upon a time, going out for dinner was considered an occasion, but busy lives and schedules that stretch into night have...

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'Beach Scapes' inaugural show for The Art Project exhibition gallery

“Beach Scapes,” studies of light and movement from the Emerald Coast, will be the inaugural exhibition at The Art Project. The...

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Oklahomans would give up a lot to avoid taxes

What would you give up to avoid paying taxes? Twenty-four percent of Oklahomans would give up Netflix or Hulu, while 22 percent...

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OU basketball: Q&A with Lon Kruger on 25th anniversary of Florida Final Four

NORMAN — Twenty-five years ago, a young Lon Kruger cut down the nets in Miami after his Florida Gators beat Boston College in...

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Plaintiffs ask for ruling to return oversight of coal ash disposal to the EPA

The plaintiffs in a lawsuit that seeks to void the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to allow Oklahoma to...

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Big Tinker projects won’t be tapped for border wall

More than $190 million approved for military construction projects at Tinker Air Force Base and Altus Air Force Base won’t be...

OU football: Waiting on appeal, Nick Basquine preparing to be big part of Sooners' offense

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NORMAN — Oklahoma wide receiver Nick Basquine was just joking when, during the 2017 season, he told head coach Lincoln Riley that he was going to move into the quarterback room for positional meetings. “Come on,” Riley responded. So Basquine...

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Spring's arrival brings severe allergies for some

Spring arrives in Oklahoma at 4:58 p.m. Wednesday. The spring equinox “marks the turning point when daylight begins to win out...

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Duke basketball: You can't miss with good material

How will the Sooners fare in the NCAA Tournament? Here are my predictions

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What they're saying about Thunder legend Nick Collison

As Nick Collison prepares to have his No. 4 Thunder jersey retired on Wednesday, The Oklahoman asked those around the Thunder...

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Indian Child Welfare Act held unconstitutional

The constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is being called into question in an ongoing case, can you tell us...

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Noble Public Schools uses 'Crazy Sock Hops' to promote Down syndrome awareness

NOBLE — Students from Noble Public Schools participated in a recent districtwide campaign to promote Down syndrome awareness....

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US new-home sales fell 6.9 percent in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes slumped 6.9 percent in January, a possible sign that buyers paused during the...

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Committee sends ag nuisance bill to Senate

A divided Oklahoma Senate Judiciary Committee supported a measure Tuesday that proposes capping non-economic damages related to...

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Cinematic experience: OKC Philharmonic to perform Oscar-winning score live with beloved movie 'E.T.'

From the thrilling intensity of the bike chase to the soaring joy of a moonlight flight, John Williams’ score for “E.T. the...

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Mozambique mourns as Cyclone Idai's toll rises above 300

CHIPINGE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Mozambique on Wednesday began three days of national mourning for more than 200 victims of Cyclone...

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Two teachers in New York fired after noose images displayed in classroom

Two teachers at a middle school on Long Island, New York, where an image of a pair of nooses labeled "back to school...

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New Zealand gunman entranced with Ottoman sites in Europe

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The white supremacist suspected in the mosque shootings that left at least 50 people dead in New...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 18, 2019: Hear Juniper Douglas at VZD's

Juniper Douglas is a collaborative music and visual performance group with more than 30 contributors collected and grown out of...

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Facebook gives new details on NZ attack video

Facebook has said a live broadcast of last week's Christchurch attacks was viewed fewer than 200 times, as the firm faces...

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Muskogee filmmaker to portray Bass Reeves at Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Muskogee filmmaker Oscar Dean Ray will bring a modern-day message to the Arcadia Round Barn on Saturday with his...

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Magic show to benefit Friends for Folks, Central Oklahoma Humane Society

Oklahoma native Rob Lake amazed the audience with magic on "America's Got Talent," and now he will perform at the Tower Theatre...

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Roan Resources posts fourth quarter, 2018 annual results

Roan Resources posted a net loss of nearly $141 million in 2018 after earning a net income of $148 million the final quarter of...

NCAA Tournament: Now it's time for the Sooners to help themselves

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NORMAN – The NCAA Tournament Selection Show didn’t make the Sooners wait. Sixty-eight teams would be announced, but “Oklahoma” popped up on the screen as the 22nd name called. That was good for crimson blood pressure, which ran a little high...

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‘Dungeons and Dragons’ has found something its early fans never expected: Popularity

The days of hiding away in a basement rolling dice and playing “Dungeons and Dragons” in darkness is over. More than 40 years...

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Tuning in for Wednesday, March 20

WEDNESDAY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 4:30 a.m. Thurs. Seattle vs. Oakland ESPN (Cox 29) SPRING TRAINING Noon N.Y. Yankees vs....

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Boy Scouts to honor Dick Sias with 2019 E.C. Joullian Distinguished Citizen Award

The Last Frontier Council will honor Dick Sias with the 2019 E.C. Joullian Distinguished Citizen Award on Tuesday. The award...

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OSU softball weekend recap: Cowgirls reach 20-win mark during up-and-down weekend

The weekend extended to Monday evening for the Oklahoma State softball team, which went 2-2 over three days in the southeast....

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Aidy Bryant Is Brilliant In The Funny, Smart And Thoughtful 'Shrill'

Shrill, starring Aidy Bryant as a character inspired by Lindy West's book of the same name, is funny and smart, empathetic and...

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OU golf finishes third, OSU fourth in separate tournaments

OU golf finishes third in National Invitational The Oklahoma men’s golf team finished third at the National Invitational...

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Achievers

Dallin Cease, 17, of Edmond, and Seth Padgham, 15, of Piedmont have earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank within the...

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Edmond says good-bye to beloved educator

Students, faculty members, administrators and friends were remembering Central Middle School’s Gateway to Technology (GTT)...

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Mary Jo Guthrie Edgmon, Woody Guthrie's younger sister, dies at age 96

Mary Jo Guthrie Edgmon, Woody Guthrie’s younger sister and one of the Oklahoma folk icon’s most dedicated devotees, has died....

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Records show special counsel zeroed in on Cohen early on

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of pages of court records made public Tuesday revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller quickly...

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Williams announces $3.8 billion joint venture with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

TULSA — Williams Cos. Inc. this week announced a series of transactions designed to create a new platform for the optimization...

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Former NBA star Chuck Person admits guilt in college bribery case

Chuck Person pleads guilty in college bribery case Former National Basketball Association star Chuck Person admitted Tuesday to...

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Putnam City teacher job fair set for Tuesday

Putnam City Public Schools will hold its annual teacher job fair from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Francis Tuttle’s Reno Campus, 7305...

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Why Facebook didn't block live New Zealand shooting video

LONDON (AP) — Why did Facebook air live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting for 17 minutes? Didn't anyone alert the...

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US Sen. Markey to give away campaign donations from Kraft

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey planned to donate campaign contributions he received from New England Patriots owner...

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Authorities release names of victims of airplane crash in Oklahoma City

The names of two local aviators killed Monday in an airplane crash at Sundance Airpark have been released by the state medical...

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Swing and a fit: Retailer offers custom-fit golf clubs

As the weather warms, many Oklahomans are ready to hit the links, and this year a new retailer is working to outfit some of...

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Turkey's Erdogan sparks spat with Australia, New Zealand

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, campaigning for votes in local elections this month, has sparked...

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Danica Patrick to join NBC's Indy 500 team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick will join NBC Sports' inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 as an analyst alongside...

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Pakistan sentences Czech model to 8 years on drug charge

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court has sentenced a 22-year-old Czech model to eight years and eight months in prison on...

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Dozens of rattlesnakes removed from under Texas home

ALBANY, Texas (AP) — A Texas homeowner who reported seeing "a few" snakes under his home actually had dozens of rattlesnakes...

Stitt achieves power boost early in his term

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Just nine weeks into his first term, Gov. Kevin Stitt achieved his central policy objective, becoming the most powerful governor in modern state history after the Republican-controlled Legislature gave him indirect control over five state...

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Officials: Temple mumps outbreak swells to 67 likely cases

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia health officials say they've now believe 67 people have contracted mumps at Temple...

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Central Oklahoma Quilters Guild to meet, host lecture and workshop

The Central Oklahoma Quilters Guild will meet at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 28 in the Clarence E. Page Building at Wiley Post Air...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Anadarko Anadarko High School class of 1964 is looking for classmates for a 55th reunion June 14-16. For information, email...

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4-H member collects backpacks, school supplies for students

Although a backpack is an essential item when children are needing to carry books, homework, teacher notes and other items, not...

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OKC Parents Helping Parents plans April meetings

The Oklahoma City chapter of Parents Helping Parents has announced meetings for April. Brooke T. Cohn, a licensed alcohol and...

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State briefs for March 20

ARCADIA Musician to perform Sunday at Round Barn Singer-songwriter T. Z. Wright, a longtime member of the Woody Guthrie Folk...

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Hump day

Kiara Taylor, 9, left and Janiah Brown, 4, laugh as they ride a camel at the Oklahoma City Zoo on Tuesday.

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Ex-USD football player accused of rape gets plea deal

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — A former University of South Dakota football player who was accused of raping a woman in her dorm room...

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Court: Online free speech rights trump stalking conviction

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man imprisoned for stalking had his conviction overturned Tuesday when a state appeals...

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Study lays out options for Bricktown Canal lighting system safety improvements

Upgrades would incorporate safety features that an architectural firm's study says are missing from the current installation.

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Chess victory is ticket out of shelter for 8-year-old boy

NEW YORK (AP) — An 8-year-old boy's victory as New York state chess champion will be his family's ticket out of a homeless...

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Troops celebrate as US-backed force seizes IS camp in Syria

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces on Tuesday seized control of an encampment held by the Islamic State group in...

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Oklahoma City retirement center evacuated Tuesday due to odor of natural gas

A northwest Oklahoma City retirement center was evacuated due to a natural gas odor Tuesday morning, firefighters reported....

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Fox Corp. begins trading as Disney completion looms

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox Corp., the Fox assets that are not part of Disney's $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment...

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Long resistant metro-Atlanta county votes on mass transit

ATLANTA (AP) — Approval of a contract with Atlanta's public transportation provider that could bring a significant expansion of...

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Tyler Perry steps in to help 4 children of slain single mom

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Less than a day after the family of a slain single mother of four launched a fundraising appeal, actor...

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Japanese Olympic Committee head resigns amid bribery scandal

TOKYO (AP) — Tsunekazu Takeda is stepping down as the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee amid a vote-buying scandal...

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French minister attends memorial of Jewish school attack

PARIS (AP) — Amid a recent rise in anti-Semitic acts in France, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner has attended a ceremony...

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Brussels area close to EU reopened after bomb alert

BRUSSELS (AP) — Police in Brussels have reopened a street close to the European Union headquarters after a bomb threat was sent...

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High of 68, windy and sunny Tuesday in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City will have sunny skies and a high temperature of 68 degrees Tuesday, the National Weather Service reported....

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State briefs for March 19

STILLWATER OSU to host science, engineering fair More than 150 junior high and high school students in science, technology,...

Oil, gas industry may challenge Kingfisher County's revised permit requirements for temporary line

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Kingfisher County’s board of county commissioners has revised completely its temporary pipelines permitting requirements. On Wednesday, commissioners held a public hearing to receive feedback on the new permitting system from county residents...

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Actions could turn Bricktown into another 'Times Square'

Is Bricktown an entertainment district, or is it a historic district? More than a quarter century has passed since Bricktown...

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Over 1,000 feared dead after cyclone slams into Mozambique

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country,...

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Son of former sheriff killed in OKC shooting

The son of a former county sheriff has been named as a victim of a fatal drug robbery in Oklahoma City. Jake McLain, 19, was...

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Man, woman killed in airplane crash at Sundance Airpark in west Oklahoma City on Monday

An airplane crashed while landing Monday at Sundance Airpark, killing a man and woman, a fire department spokesman said. About...

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Downtown OKC garage, apartment plans presented

Development of an 1,100-space garage and an adjoining eight-story apartment and retail tower next to the future Omni continues...

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Spring break bounce

Students in Oklahoma City Public Schools are in their second week of spring break, but many students in the region started...

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Orangutan mother blinded by air gun pellets in Indonesia

SIBOLANGIT, Indonesia (AP) — An orangutan mother has been blinded after being shot with at least 74 air gun pellets on...

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Spoilers! Baylor tops women's NCAA field as bracket leaks

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the joys of March Madness is the surprising things that can happen during the NCAA Tournament. For the...

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Judge: Feds can post info on FBI raid of Trump's ex-lawyer

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge directed prosecutors Monday to publicly release documents related to the search warrant for last year's...

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NZ leader vows to 'absolutely deny' mosque gunman a platform

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The white supremacist accused of gunning down 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand has...

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Gunman kills 3 on Dutch tram; mayor fears terrorism

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — A gunman killed three people and wounded five during a mid-morning tram ride Monday in the Dutch...

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The Latest: Air quality not affected after Texas plant fire

DEER PARK, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a fire at a Texas petrochemicals plant (all times local):5:05 p.m.Authorities and the...

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DC-area sniper shootings case to have Supreme Court hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider Virginia's plea to reinstate the life-without-parole sentence...

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Man in wig robs southwest Oklahoma City bank Monday afternoon

A man in a wig robbed a southwest Oklahoma City bank Monday afternoon, police reported. About 1:30 p.m. Bank of the West, 1600...

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Texas A&M-Commerce football players shot, wounded in Florida

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say two Texas A&M University-Commerce football players are recovering in a Florida hospital after...

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Man linked to largest art heist in history freed from prison

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A reputed Connecticut mobster who federal authorities believe is the last surviving person of interest...

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Bill Self may be in the midst of best coaching job at Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Bill Self has taken three teams to the Final Four and won a national title, he has more Big 12...

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Beto O'Rourke boasts about $6.1M in campaign's 1st 24 hours

CENTER LINE, Mich. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke boasted Monday that the more than $6 million he...

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The Latest: Turkey condemns Dutch tram attack

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on a shooting in a tram in the Netherlands (all times local):8 p.m.Turkey's foreign...

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Employee leaves Kansas agency after tweet criticizing Trump

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas Department of Transportation worker who posted a tweet from the agency's official Twitter account...

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The Latest: Court weighs proof-of-citizenship voting law

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on an appeals court weighing whether to resurrect a Kansas proof-of-citizenship voting law...

Dwyane Wade's impact goes beyond basketball for Thunder, NBA

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So much has changed in seven years in the NBA. Back in the 2012 season, however, time stood still. Dwyane Wade – still not in his twilight, but arguably at his peak as an influencer – had an indelible impact on a generation of NBA followers....

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France bans some yellow vest protests in Paris after riots

PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister announced a ban Monday on yellow vest protests along the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris...

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Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens to join Country Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country hit-making duo Brooks & Dunn are riding a resurgence of interest in '90s-era country music with...

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Turkey announces operation against Kurdish rebels

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey has announced a military operation against Kurdish militants along its eastern border with Iran.Turkish...

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Utrecht police chief says suspect in the deadly tram shooting in the Dutch city has been arrested

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Utrecht police chief says suspect in the deadly tram shooting in the Dutch city has been arrested.

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Groups want trial to allow non-doctors to perform abortions

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and a group of abortion providers say a federal court should allow a...

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Baltimore mayor quits hospital system board over book sales

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh stepped down from the University of Maryland Medical System's board of...

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Emerging online threats changing Homeland Security's role

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Monday that her department may have been founded to combat...

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Man accused of throwing pancake batter faces battery charge

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 45-year-old Florida man is accused of throwing a bowl of pancake batter at a woman who was making...

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School employee resigns after racial tirade caught on video

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A woman caught on video using racial epithets in an argument at a Connecticut supermarket has been...

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The Latest: France bans some yellow vest protests in Paris

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on yellow vest protests in France (all times local):5:20 p.m.France's prime minister has announced a...

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Fed set to signal no expectation of rate hikes anytime soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patience. A focus on incoming economic data. And no interest rate hikes likely soon.The message the Federal...

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'Staircase' documentary prosecutor died of natural causes

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — An autopsy says natural causes claimed the life of a North Carolina prosecutor found dead at home last year...

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The Latest: UK speaker: Govt can't present same Brexit deal

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on negotiations over Britain's departure from the EU (all times local):3:50 p.m.The speaker of...

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Tour de France organizers unveil opening stages of 2020 race

PARIS (AP) — Sprinters and climbers will have a chance to shine at the start of next year's Tour de France.Race organizers have...

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The Latest: DA to seek death penalty in 1999 slayings

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on an arrest in the 1999 killings of two Alabama teenagers (all times local):10:35 a.m.A...

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Police investigate shooting death of Idabel man Friday in northeast Oklahoma City

Police have arrested a shooter and two other men in connection with the Friday night killing of an 18-year-old man in northeast...

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Putin signs bill punishing those who insult the state

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed bills restricting online media and making a criminal of anyone who...

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Woman arrested after ambulance stolen for Oklahoma City ride

A woman who stole an ambulance and took it on a ride in Oklahoma City was arrested early Saturday, police reported. The woman,...

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Officials seize 1 million pounds of pork amid virus concerns

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities say 1 million pounds (0.45 million kilograms) of pork products allegedly smuggled from...

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MLB's Leroy Stanton, traded with Nolan Ryan, dies in crash

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man killed in a car crash last week has been identified as a former Major League...

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Second Israeli dies of wounds from West Bank shooting attack

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military expanded its massive manhunt for a Palestinian assailant on Monday as authorities announced...

Continental vs. American style of eating: Which is better?

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QUESTION: What is the Continental Style of eating? Is eating Continental Style acceptable in Oklahoma? Is the American style better? CALLIE’S ANSWER: There isn’t “one is better” than the other really. As long as you’re doing them the correct...

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State parks offer spring activities for kids

Spring begins Wednesday, but spring break begins for most everyone Monday. Now, many of us have seen spring break plans follow...

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Dueling developments proposed for triangle plot

A prominent triangular-shaped block that previously was envisioned for a new Greater Oklahoma Chamber headquarters and then a...

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St. Patrick's Day weekend checkpoint reports arrests at NW 18 and N Classen Boulevard

A St. Patrick's Day weekend checkpoint netted a number of arrests at NW 18 Street and N Classen Boulevard, law officers...

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#OKC Civic Life for Monday, March 18, 2019

Study compares salaries Salaries for Oklahoma City's mayor and city council are on the low end in a study of 15 "peer" cities...

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Metro faith community gathers for NZ prayer vigil

A metro Muslim leader said his faith community won't cower in fear in the wake of a deadly shooting spree at two New Zealand...

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'Live PD' to return to Oklahoma with highway patrol

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is about to get a major closeup. A&E Network’s “Live PD” will begin filming March 29 with...

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Hamilton wins 2019 Central Oklahoma Spelling Bee

Rachel Hamilton from Whitebead Elementary School in Pauls Valley won the 2019 Central Oklahoma Spelling Bee. Hamilton’s winning...

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Sunny, warm days ahead for spring break week in Oklahoma City

Sunny days are ahead this week for spring break in Oklahoma City, the National Weather Service reported. Sunday through Tuesday...

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Biden's verbal slip about campaign draws Democrats' cheers

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Did Joe Biden accidentally reveal his plans to run for the White House? Or was it just another slip of the...

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The Latest: Downstream Missouri River prepares for flooding

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):5:15 p.m.As rivers and creeks in flooded eastern...

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Sunday Morning: March 17, 2019

LEGACY AND LEGENDS 2019 Event: Five Junior League sustainer and active members were recognized as “Legacy and Legends” award...

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Dangerous drop-offs can by found along Oklahoma City roadways

On NW 150, in a mostly rural part of Oklahoma City, the aging asphalt pavement of the two-lane road is full of potholes....

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Once sanctuaries, houses of worship struggle with security

DETROIT (AP) — A rabbi who packs a gun. A church installing security cameras. A police car protecting a mosque.Houses of...

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The Latest: Biden's verbal slip draws Democrats' cheers

The Latest on the Democratic contenders for president (all times Eastern):9:05 p.m.A slip of the tongue by former Vice...

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O'Rourke: Being white male doesn't put me at disadvantage

Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said Saturday that being a white man in a 2020 Democratic field that's so deeply diverse...

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Slovak president race: upstart vs. EU official in runoff

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The two leading contenders in Slovakia's presidential election will meet in a runoff vote that...

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Cole Custer wins Xfinity race at Fontana, denying Kyle Busch

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Cole Custer postponed Kyle Busch's historic 200th victory for at least one more day.Custer held off...

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Federer reaches Indian Wells final after Nadal's withdrawal

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Dominic Thiem outlasted Milos Raonic 7-6 (3), 6-7 (3), 6-4 on Saturday to reach the BNP Paribas...

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Venezuelan opposition leader takes campaign to northern city

VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido embarked on a new stage of his campaign to oust President...

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Casino robbery suspect dies after shootout with police

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a robbery suspect died Saturday following brief shootout outside the Bellagio hotel-casino on the...

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'RUN!': NZ shooting victims recount horror, mourn the lost

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — They had walked that once innocuous stretch of sidewalk side-by-side so many times. Every...

Focus on diversity intensifies at OU with appointment of Eric Stevenson to board of regents

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It was movie night on Thursday for the University of Oklahoma Black Student Association. Junior Taylor Wilson, who serves as president for the organization while working toward a degree in professional writing and pre-law, was busy preparing...

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The Latest: Death toll in mosque attacks rises to 50

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (all times local):10:05 a.m....

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Vatican pushes back about work conditions at UN mission

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is pushing back against whistleblower reports about problematic work conditions at its U.N....

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Oklahoma judge stabbed in the leg, daughter is charged

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The daughter of Tulsa County District Judge Sharon Holmes has been charged with stabbing Holmes in the...

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French protesters riot in Paris, accuse Macron of "hot air"

PARIS (AP) — French yellow vest protesters set life-threatening fires, smashed up luxury stores in Paris and clashed with...

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Climate protests: First the students, now adults in France

PARIS (AP) — While some yellow vest protesters rioted along a famed Paris avenue, elsewhere in the French capital an entirely...

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Florida school shooting suspect said he heard 'demons'

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The suspect in last year's Florida high school massacre told officers moments after his capture he...

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Head of Chinese energy agency expelled from Communist Party

BEIJING (AP) — The head of China's energy planning agency has been expelled from the country's ruling Communist Party and...

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Pope still hopes to visit South Sudan to promote peace

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has met with the president of South Sudan and told him that he still hopes to visit the...

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Architecture tour, historic preservation workshops in OKC

Architecture tour scheduled in OKC The American Institute of Architects Central Oklahoma Chapter has announced locations for...

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Students gather at Oklahoma State Capitol to plead for action on climate change

Max Salcido stood about 50 yards away from the large oil derrick on the south plaza of the Oklahoma State Capitol on Friday...

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State briefs for March 16

OKLAHOMA CITY Free and half-price pet adoptions Sunday at OKC Animal Welfare Wear green to OKC Animal Welfare on Sunday for a...

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Pair o' parades planned

Looking for a St. Patrick's Day parade? Take your pick. St. Patrick's Day is officially on Sunday, but two parades are planned...

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Police supervisors entitled to overtime, but back pay denied

A union contract entitles deputy chiefs and majors in the Oklahoma City Police Department to overtime for hours worked outside...

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New Zealand mosque shooter broadcast slaughter on Facebook

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A white supremacist suspected in shootings at two mosques that killed 49 people during midday...

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ACLU seeks to block fetal heartbeat measure in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Abortion-rights defenders opened a new legal fight against Kentucky on Friday to try to block one of the...

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Official: Missing $3 part may have led to student's death

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The absence of a $3 part may have let tires roll off of a tractor trailer, killing a Tulane University...

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Person shot, killed at NE OKC apartment complex Friday

A person was killed in a Friday shooting in northeast Oklahoma City, police said.

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Midwest flooding forces evacuations, closing of road, river

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Flooding in the central U.S. on Friday swamped small towns, forced some residents along waterways to...

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Oklahoma man killed by police mistaken for Missouri escapee

SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a knife-wielding Oklahoma man who was fatally shot by police had been mistakenly...

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Judge allows courtroom cameras for trial of R. Kelly

CHICAGO (AP) — Cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during the trial and pretrial hearings in R. Kelly's sexual abuse case,...

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Trump issues first veto after rebuke of border order

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unbowed by a congressional rebuke, President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday...

Why we must celebrate everything, even the small stuff

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I used to think March had few celebration days except St. Patrick’s Day. But I was wrong. I discovered March has many celebration days like National Pig Day (March 1), Dr. Seuss Day (March 2), International Pancake Day (March 4), and one that’s...

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New York's $25 billion Hudson Yards development opens

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's $25 billion Hudson Yards development is open to the public, offering both basic daily life amenities...

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Trump, top national security officials discuss Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his national security team had an hourlong, classified meeting on Afghanistan on...

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Sanders gets stitches after run-in with glass shower door

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign says the Vermont senator has been treated at a walk-in clinic for a...

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Trio of alpacas join Oklahoma City Zoo animal family

The Oklahoma City Zoo on Friday announced the addition of three alpacas to the zoo’s animal family.

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US expects NKorea to live up to moratorium on nuclear tests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that the U.S. expects North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to honor his...

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Mosque attacks spark outrage, fuel concern over Islamophobia

BRUSSELS (AP) — World leaders expressed condolences and condemnation Friday following the deadly attacks on mosques in New...

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Judge dismisses indecent exposure charge against pilot

DENVER (AP) — A judge has dismissed an indecent exposure charge against a United Airlines pilot.Carolyn Tyler, a spokeswoman...

Sports

Elway insists Flacco is still in his prime at age 34

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway insists Joe Flacco is at the top of his game at age 34 even though the former Baltimore...

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OKC man arrested Friday, accused of shooting cousin to death

A 44-year-old Oklahoma City man was arrested Friday, accused by police of shooting and killing his cousin in northeast Oklahoma...

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Senate to probe if DOJ officials discussed removal of Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham says his panel will investigate a claim by former FBI...

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US bars entry to International Criminal Court investigators

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel seeking to investigate...

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Ethiopian Airlines crash analysis begins; Trump calls PM

HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — Analysis of the flight recorders of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane has begun, the airline said...

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Browns' Kareem Hunt banned 8 games by NFL for 'altercations'

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kareem Hunt promises to change. The NFL will hold him to his word.The league suspended the Cleveland Browns...

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The Latest: House chairman blasts Trump sage grouse plans

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's changes to protections for the ground-dwelling sage grouse in...

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Prosecutor: 5 found dead after house fire in murder-suicide

SHEFFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A father of three appears to have killed his wife and his children, then taken his own life and set...

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Controlled burn scheduled at Martin Park Nature Center

An 8-acre controlled burn is scheduled to take place beginning about 11 a.m. Friday at Martin Park Nature Center, 5000 W...

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NCAA finds 'severe' recruiting violations at Georgia Tech

ATLANTA (AP) — The NCAA has informed Georgia Tech it has found major recruiting violations committed by former assistant coach...

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Mosque shooter brandished white supremacist iconography

The self-proclaimed racist who attacked a New Zealand mosque during Friday prayers in an assault that killed 49 people used...

Business

US job openings rise, outnumber the unemployed by 1 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted nearly 7.6 million open jobs in January, near a record high set in November, evidence...

Crime

Tennessee judge rebuked for nixing out-of-state abortion

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge has been rebuked for denying the request of a woman on house arrest to travel to...

Sports

Russia's doping ban from Paralympics ends, with conditions

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's 2½-year suspension from the Paralympics was lifted Friday, though the country's athletes face extra...

OSU football: Defensive focus turns to more experienced secondary in Jim Knowles' second season

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STILLWATER — Malcolm Rodriguez has always acted like a veteran, even when he was a true freshman, pulling his redshirt to help with special teams. Now, the junior-to-be safety is among the leaders in Oklahoma State’s defensive backfield as the...

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Recap: OKC Central Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer answered questions from readers Friday.

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Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition's 'Momentum' moves into reborn Womb complex

Over the years, the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s “Momentum” has spread over four Plaza District galleries, sprawled across...

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Things to see and do around Oklahoma

Girl power: Grammy-winning Texas songwriter Maren Morris will perform an 8 p.m. Saturday show at the Criterion, 500 E Sheridan...

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State briefs for March 15

OKLAHOMA CITY Prescribed burn set at Martin Park Nature Center Oklahoma Forestry Services will help reduce the risk of...

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Others interested in replacement building district offering

Oklahoma City Public Schools will not renew its lease with Harding Fine Arts Academy, telling school leaders this week they...

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Preliminary plans approved for 1,100-space garage

Preliminary plans for an 1,100-space garage that is key to development of the convention center, Omni Hotel and a mix of...

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UK company opens OKC office to support Pegasus tanker

Cobham plc will open an Oklahoma City office to support components it makes for the U.S. Air Force's newly acquired KC-46A...

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The Womb remixed: Flaming Lips' iconic Auto Alley art complex reborn with Factory Obscura's 'Mix-Tape'

Wayne Coyne likens The Flaming Lips and their crew to pirates voyaging with their otherworldly music to audiences around the...

Business

As pay raise proposal dies, outgoing councilman says he is charting a new course

Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid plans a move to outsider populism after eight largely frustrating years trying to effect change...

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The Latest: UK lawmakers vote strongly to delay Brexit

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local):8:45 p.m.British lawmakers have voted...

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O'Rourke begins 2020 bid with big crowds, centrist message

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke jumped into the 2020 presidential race Thursday, shaking up the already packed...

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Latest: Georgetown: Only discussed athletic record with URI

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a college admissions bribery scandal that has led to charges against coaches and celebrities...

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Witness: Many dead in New Zealand mosque shooting

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Many people were killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch...

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The Latest: Ruling against gun-maker draws mixed reaction

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on a Connecticut court reinstating part of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by victims of the...

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Students target colleges in lawsuit over bribery scheme

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In one of the first lawsuits to come out of the college bribery scandal, several students are suing Yale,...

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Coaches accused in bribery scandal wielded outsize authority

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Coach Gordie Ernst's Georgetown University tennis teams didn't win any Big East championships. At Wake...

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Police union wins a victory in overtime dispute but questions remain

The city of Oklahoma City said it had been longstanding practice that high-ranking officers on salary were not among those...

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Lori Loughlin loses starring roles on Hallmark Channel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Hallmark Channel cut ties Thursday with favored star Lori Loughlin, a day after her arrest in a college...

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Police investigate homicide of woman in Oklahoma City, no arrests made

The death of a woman in January from a gunshot wound is being investigated as a homicide, police reported. Brea Robinson, 24,...

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The Latest: Senate votes to block Trump border declaration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and President Donald Trump's proposed border wall (all times local):7:55 p.m.A dozen...

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Missouri considers trimming impeachment after Greitens' case

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate is backing an effort that could make it harder to impeach and oust top...

Stitt's cabinet lacks diversity

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Gov. Kevin Stitt’s cabinet is nearly all male and white, falling well short of the state’s demographics, which are becoming more diverse. Two months into office, Stitt has nominated 14 cabinet positions, with one opening left. All but three...

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Nigeria halts search a day after school collapses; 8 dead

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian officials on Thursday halted search efforts a day after a school building collapsed in Lagos...

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In 420-0 vote, House says Mueller report should be public

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted unanimously Thursday for a resolution calling for any final report in special counsel Robert...

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House suspends page program amid assault investigation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's speaker of the House says he's suspending a high school page program following an incident in...