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Oklahoma has highest rate of hepatitis C infections, deaths

Injected drug use appears to have driven increase in virus among younger adults.

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'Duck Dynasty' star to teach at Crappie University

John Godwin will be one of the instructors at this year’s Crappie University at Rose State College in Midwest City, which is...

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Stitt sets sights on budget, balancing spending versus saving

Gov. Kevin Stitt, who must present his first budget to the Legislature in early February, spent his first week in office diving...

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Observational nuggets from the Thunder's 117-115 win against the Sixers

This blog on the Thunder's 117-115 against the Sixers is an homage to those before me.

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Late raises given by some agency heads added over $800,000 to state payroll

A study of nine departments by The Oklahoman found a slew of raises approved in last six months of administrations.

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Perfect storm of songs

Joe Baxter jokes that Oklahoma songwriters can't help penning tunes about the weather, especially as they get older. “I guess...

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OU students demand action after blackface video surfaces

The Black Student Association at the University of Oklahoma has demanded changes to the university's policies and procedures...

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Painted Sky Opera celebrates Leonard Bernstein centennial with timeless tale

Houston mezzo-soprano Megan Berti and Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based baritone André Chiang will join Oklahoma City’s Painted Sky...

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Homes For Our Troops is building a house for a disabled vet in Newcastle

Homes For Our Troops has built 270 specially adapted homes across the country since it was founded in 2004. The program is...

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Uptown Revival

Redevelopment of several blighted buildings is underway at a key corner in Uptown that is home to the longtime landmark Blue...

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Lyric Theatre brings Curious George to stage for young audiences

“Curious George: The Golden Meatball” opens Wednesday at Lyric at the Plaza.

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People choosing not to vaccinate is now a global health threat, says WHO

People who choose not to vaccinate has emerged into a global health threat in 2019, said the World Health Organization.

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Pelicans winter at Oklahoma City lakes

The white feathers and orange bills of pelicans can be seen this winter at lakes in Oklahoma City.

Best online degree programs reported

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Oklahoma State University’s online programs in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology are ranked in the top 20 nationwide in the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report.

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After Orange Bowl breakout, Rambo looking for big things in 2019

Charleston Rambo didn’t have a reception longer than 17 yards last season until his Orange Bowl touchdown, but he figures to...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 20, 2019: See 'Masterworks of British Painting' at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Check out the exhibition "Masterworks of British Painting" at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive.

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Supportive housing project aims to help vulnerable young adults

Groups hope to establish model for helping teens transition from juvenile and foster care.

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King holiday parade, activities are planned

A parade and series of activities following the theme We Are CommUNITY” will be held in the Oklahoma City metro in celebration...

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Marni Jameson, Inspiration should spark a room’s design

Marni Jameson: A little bird told me: Inspiration should spark a room’s design

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New charges filed in Oklahoma teen's shooting death

McLOUD, Okla. (AP) — New charges have been filed in the shooting death of an Oklahoma high school sophomore that authorities...

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OKC man sentenced in 2017 parking lot shooting death

In plea deal, 26-year-old man admits to shooting a vehicle "in a reckless manner."

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Watch: Baker Mayfield cooks up another laugh at Hue Jackson's expense

In a video segment on Fox's NFC Championship pregame show Sunday, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield joined Cooper...

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Paul George saves Thunder from collapse with late four-point play in 117-115 win at 76ers

Paul George hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 5.1 seconds remaining and made a free throw to rally Oklahoma City for a 117-115 win...

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NFL Notebook: Chiefs safety Berry confident he'll play against Patriots

Chiefs safety Eric Berry sounded confident Friday that he will be on the field when Kansas City plays the New England Patriots...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 19, 2019

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Jan. 19, 2019.

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Professor faces second stalking charge

A second criminal charge and three protective orders have been filed against an Oklahoma State University professor who was...

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India's top court paves way for bars with dancers to reopen

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court on Thursday paved the way for the reopening of Mumbai's dance bars, which had been a...

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Westbrook and Embiid are at it again

Russell Westbrook and Joel Embiid are not cool with each other.

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OKC district could close as many as 20 schools

In an interview at The Oklahoman, OKC school superintendent says a minimum of 14 schools will be closed and up to 20 could meet...

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Looking for Logan Tucker

"Looking for Logan Tucker," a multi-part series about the murder case of a 6-year-old boy in Woodward County, Okla., whose body was never found, was pieced together through interviews with sources, witness testimonies and thousands of pages of court documents.

Thunder’s defense springing leaks, but not unsalvageable

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The Thunder has faced adversity this season, but its defense has never been as strained as the last two weeks.

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Dallas Police Capture ‘Halo Bandits’ After High Speed Chase

Police chased three bank robbery suspects through the streets and highways of North Texas for 45 minutes Thursday morning. A...

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Attorney accused of solicitation advised Tulsa sex workers and prostitution ring leaders, search warrant reveals

Winston Connor II, a Delaware County attorney, was accused of using his legal expertise to further the operation of a...

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The home sale behind you is larger than it appears

In 2017, home sales in Oklahoma came to $25.2 billion-with-a-B, or 13.4 percent of the gross state product, according to the...

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Maren Morris bringing 'Girl: The World Tour' to OKC

The trek will include a March 16 Oklahoma City stop at The Criterion, 500 E Sheridan Ave. in Bricktown.

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Oklahoma City Events!

Oklahoma Contemporary, Baby Shower, Art Show, New Year's Party

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The shutdown today: Trump makes offer to Democrats

What's up with the partial government shutdown on Day 30:WHAT'S NEWPresident Donald Trump sought to break the government...

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Can Murray make height critics wrong again?

Murray once thought big-time college football might be unattainable; maybe he thought the same of the NFL

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Linehan out as Cowboys offensive coordinator after 5 seasons

DALLAS (AP) — Scott Linehan is out as offensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys, less than a week after coach Jason Garrett...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 19, 2019

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Jan. 19, 2019.

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The gardening app born from a software dev's backyard

Dale Spoonemore learned to garden as a way to battle depression and anxiety. He then learned to write code to bring that...

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OSU women hold off Kansas 72-62

Oklahoma State's women's basketball held off Kansas 72-62 on Saturday, earning its first Big 12 road win of the year in front...

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Trump offers temporary changes protecting Dreamers for border wall money; Democrats say no

President Donald Trump proposed a deal to end the government shutdown that continued his demand for $5.7 billion in funding for...

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State briefs for Jan. 19

Food handout set for federal workers The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma has organized a mobile food distribution for federal...

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NJ probes $1M sports gambling tourney with bet timing issues

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators are looking into a sports betting tournament held over the weekend in...

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Quarterbacks especially excel as first-round picks

NFL first-round picks generally fare better than baseball first-round picks

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Dealing with ice storm damage

Dealing with ice storm damage.

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Golf Roundup: Mickelson maintains 2-shot lead at Desert Classic

Phil Mickelson made three long birdie putts on the back nine Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the...

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Colombians flood streets to protest terror after car bomb

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Thousands of Colombians dressed in white poured into the streets Sunday to repudiate terrorism after a...

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Boat with migrants rescued off Libya looks for port to dock

ROME (AP) — A private rescue boat with dozens of migrants aboard sought permission for a second day to enter a safe port...

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LeBron, pickle juice help Tiafoe reach Australian Open QFs

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Frances Tiafoe just kept shaking his head and calling the whole thing "crazy" and "unbelievable."...

School districts open to federal workers on furlough

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"We're just trying to help out anybody experiencing a furlough or working and not receiving a paycheck," said Yukon Public Schools Superintendent Jason Simeroth. "Maybe they have a day or two when they can come in and work."

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Founder of Dead Poets Society is published, posthumously

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The late founder of the Dead Poets Society of America can be inducted to the society of fallen bards now...

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Trump says 'things are going very well' with North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that "things are going very well with North Korea" and he plans a second...

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Norway detains Russian suspected in stabbing, terror plot

HELSINKI (AP) — A Norwegian court has ordered a 20-year-old Russian man detained for four weeks ahead of a trial for allegedly...

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OKC Central Live Chat: Endowments, senior wellness centers, state fair arena likely to appear on MAPS 4 ballot

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers during Friday's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's...

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Watermark breaks a drought: New bank first locally owned charter to open in a decade

The first locally owned and newly chartered bank in a decade is set to open Tuesday in Oklahoma City. Watermark Bank will open...

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The Latest: Iranian TV journalist not accused of crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an Iranian TV anchor detained in the U.S. (all times local):3:05 p.m.According to partially...

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The Latest: Democrats offer more money for border security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local):11:50 p.m.Democrats are adding hundreds of...

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Colombia asks Cuba to arrest ELN negotiators for car bombing

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Ivan Duque on Friday demanded Cuba arrest 10 peace negotiators from the National...

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Officer who shot black teen sentenced to nearly 7 years

CHICAGO (AP) — The white Chicago officer who gunned down a black teenager in 2014 was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in...

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Trump plans to make 'major announcement' on shutdown, border

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he'll be making a "major announcement" on the government shutdown and the...

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Correction: Trump-Russia Probe story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Jan. 17 about comments made by President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, The Associated...

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Congress to probe whether Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are vowing to investigate whether President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney Michael...

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Virginia looks to raise age limit on tobacco products

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Tobacco-friendly Virginia, where the early economy was powered by the leafy plant and the industry...

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Tennessee officer indicted for killing black man

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A grand jury in Tennessee indicted a white police officer on a charge of first-degree murder for...

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Airstrike on IS-held area in Eastern Syria kills 20

BEIRUT (AP) — An airstrike hit militants and civilians trying to flee the last area controlled by the Islamic State group in...

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QB Brock Purdy looking to be Iowa State's Tim Tebow

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy grew up idolizing Tim Tebow.After a phenomenal freshman season, perhaps it...

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Iowa State rehires Tom Manning as offensive coordinator

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State rehired Tom Manning as its offensive coordinator on Friday.Manning, who spent last season on the...

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Zimbabwe in 'total internet shutdown' amid deadly crackdown

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe imposed a "total internet shutdown" for most of Friday in what critics called an attempt to...

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Man faces sentencing in death of wife found on mountaintop

ROXBURY, N.J. (AP) — The husband of a woman whose body was found on a mountaintop in Oklahoma in 2009 faces sentencing in her...

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Woman who hunts deer at age 101 kills 2 with a single shot

MORGANTOWN, Miss. (AP) — A 101-year-old hunter in Mississippi is still at it, and even dropped two deer with one shot.Veteran...

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Incumbent Lofven chosen to lead new govt in Sweden

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish lawmakers on Friday approved a center-left minority government led by the current caretaker...

OSU football: Cowboys have top offensive coordinator candidate already on campus

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Oklahoma State wide receivers coach Kasey Dunn is bright and talented. He should be at the top of the list of candidates to be the Cowboys' next offensive coordinator. He has something no one else does -- eight years in this system.

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McConnell's maneuvers take backseat to Trump in shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's guiding principles is: "There's no education in the second...

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May's foes gather as Britain's Brexit stalemate drags on

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May held talks Friday with European leaders and British Cabinet colleagues, but efforts to...

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Trump staffing up to fend off potential primary challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's re-election campaign is staffing up to fend off any potential primary challenger.The...

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ICC judges: Former Ivory Coast president must remain jailed

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo must spend at least another two weeks in detention at...

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All of 17, Anisimova of US scores upset at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — All of 17, never the winner of a Grand Slam match until this week, Amanda Anisimova is making quite...

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German parliament moves to deter migrants from 4 nations

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers have approved a government plan to declare three North African nations and Georgia safe...

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat

You can join Steve Lackmeyer most Fridays at 9:30 a.m. to discuss all things Oklahoma City.

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Police officer shoots, kills pit bull

Pit bull terrier killed by police officer had attacked owners before.

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Holt proposes MAPS 4 endowment

Mayor David Holt on Thursday proposed using money from MAPS 4 to create an endowment to tackle social issues like homelessness,...

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ASEAN ministers rock no boats in Myanmar, South China Sea

CHIANG MAI, Thailand (AP) — Foreign ministers of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Friday hewed to the...

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Colombian authorities say death toll in car bombing more than doubles to 21

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian authorities say death toll in car bombing more than doubles to 21.

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Good Samaritan returns missing $8,000 to limo crash widow

GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A good Samaritan who found $8,000 on the side of the road has returned it to a woman whose husband...

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Ryanair lowers profit forecast amid tough competition

LONDON (AP) — Budget airline Ryanair, Europe's biggest carrier by passengers, has warned its profits will be lower than...

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Watchdog: Thousands more children may have been separated

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands more migrant children may have been split from their families than the Trump administration...

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Car hood hampers getaway for Texas bank robbery suspects

DALLAS (AP) — Police in Texas have arrested a group of people suspected in a series of bank robberies after the hood on the car...

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Trump grounds Pelosi after she imperils his big speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad.The shutdown...

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The Latest: Trump, Pelosi flex muscle, shutdown goes on

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local):9:50 p.m.President Donald Trump and House...

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Talks resume in effort to end strike by LA teachers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new round of contract negotiations started Thursday between Los Angeles school district officials and a...

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Police: 2 killed in shooting at IHOP in Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A customer at an IHOP in Alabama started shooting at employees after becoming angry over a carryout...

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Red Sox manager Cora hedges on White House visit

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, a Puerto Rico native who has been outspoken about its need for hurricane...

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Chinese ambassador warns Canada to stop rallying allies

TORONTO (AP) — China's ambassador to Canada warned the Canadian government Thursday to stop recruiting international support in...

Domestic violence claims fewer homicide victims in 2017, report shows

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Number of people killed in domestic violence incidents was down in Oklahoma in 2017 but there's no clear reason.

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Governor's budget plan spotlights divided Kansas government

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly outlined a proposed budget Thursday that would commit Kansas to higher spending...

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Opioid crisis brings unwanted attention to wealthy family

BOSTON (AP) — The Sackler name is emblazoned on the walls at some of the world's great museums and universities, including the...

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Congressman who worked on Trump's PA campaign is resigning

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Tom Marino, a five-term Republican congressman who helped steer Donald Trump's successful presidential...

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2 QBs leaving Longhorns as transfer frenzy hits Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is set at quarterback with Sam Ehlinger, who had a breakout season in 2018. It is the depth chart...

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Prince Philip, queen's husband, uninjured after car accident

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II's husband, Prince Philip, was involved in a car crash Thursday while driving in rural England...

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Heat fine Dion Waiters for postgame expletive-laden comments

BIRMINGHAM, Michigan (AP) — The Miami Heat have fined Dion Waiters an undisclosed amount for his expletive-laden comments about...

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Federal judge in Wisconsin strikes early-voting restrictions

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday struck down early-voting restrictions Wisconsin Republicans adopted in a...

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Markets Right Now: Stocks rise on hopes for tariff cuts

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):4:00 p.m.U.S. stocks are closing with solid...

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NBA's Silver backs Kanter's decision to skip London trip

LONDON (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday that the safety and security of players will always be paramount for...

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St. Louis TV newscaster apologizes for accidental slur

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis newscaster has apologized for what he called an unintentional racial slur while referencing Martin...

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On day Jayme escaped, suspect sought job _ with dodgy resume

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin man suspected of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents apparently...

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Cohen says he rigged online polls for Trump in 2014, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's estranged former lawyer acknowledged Thursday that he paid a technology company to rig...

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Chiefs aim to end 49-year Super Bowl drought Sunday vs Pats

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The even-keeled executive with the crisp suit and winning smile stood inside the mostly empty Kansas...

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Scientists: Saturn spent billions of years without its rings

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Saturn may have flown solo for billions of years — almost its entire existence — before getting its...

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Phoenix police: Dead newborn found in Amazon site's restroom

PHOENIX (AP) — A newborn baby girl was found dead in a women's restroom inside an Amazon distribution center and investigators...

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Harbaugh hires Nua, completes staff for 5th year at Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh has completed his coaching staff for his fifth season at Michigan.He hired defensive line...

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AP Exclusive: UN health chief orders probe into misconduct

LONDON (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization has ordered an internal investigation into allegations the U.N. health...

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Zimbabwe pastor faces subversion charge amid economic unrest

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A prominent Zimbabwe pastor and activist who faces a possible 20 years in prison on a subversion charge...

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Metallica, Miley Cyrus perform at Chris Cornell tribute

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many from Metallica and the Foo Fighters rocked on with electrifying performances as family members gave...

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The Latest: Faculty supports new Michigan State president

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of interim Michigan State University President John Engler (all times...

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Correction: El Chapo-Prosecution story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Jan. 16 about testimony in the trial of alleged drug cartel leader Joaquin Guzman, The Associated...

The best and worst of Alabama Hurts at Alabama

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Unlike Oklahoma’s two other recent transfer quarterbacks, Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray, Jalen Hurts has had plenty of success in college before moving on to the Sooners, going 26-2 as a starter.

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What could Oklahoma City buy for $5.7 billion

Comparing costs for Oklahoma City projects to the amount sought for a border wall.

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Kenyan police say 11 arrested after deadly hotel attack

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan authorities on Thursday arrested nine more people for their alleged involvement in the deadly...

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Dutch prosecutors: Reporter expelled by Turkey is a suspect

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey deported a Dutch journalist on Thursday after receiving information about her from prosecutors in...

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Facebook shuts hundreds of Russia-linked pages, accounts

LONDON (AP) — Facebook said Thursday it removed hundreds of Russia-linked pages, groups and accounts that it says were part of...

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Police: Child fatally shoots cousin while playing with gun

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police say a 9-year-old child was fatally shot by a 9-year-old cousin while playing with a gun the...

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Alabama man accused of placing child in washer, dryer

COLUMBIANA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man accused of placing a child in a clothes dryer and turning it on is charged with...

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In limbo: Leftover embryos challenge clinics, couples

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Tens of thousands of embryos are stuck in limbo in fertility clinics, leftovers from pregnancy attempts...

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Iran newspapers, minister criticize US arrest of newscaster

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran kept up its criticism Thursday of the FBI's apparent arrest of an American anchorwoman...

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Q&A: Trump and the State of the Union address

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Constitution spells it out clearly in Article II, Section 3: The president "shall from time to time...

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Locally famous Haunted House restaurant restored as home for boys at a 'hard place in their lives'

Off the beaten path in northeast Oklahoma City, the former Haunted House restaurant has been redesigned as an extension of the...

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China says economy czar to visit Washington for trade talks

BEIJING (AP) — The top U.S. and Chinese trade envoys will hold talks in Washington this month in a possible sign of progress...

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Plans proceed for demolition of OGE data center

Plans are proceeding for demolition of the OGE Energy data center at SW 5 and E.K. Gaylord, with construction of an 865-space...

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Nishikori comes up aces, rolls into 3rd round in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Kei Nishikori wants to extend a Grand Slam sequence. He's not making it easy at the Australian...

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Spain rescues 472 migrants, some on inflatable rafts

MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 472 people who were trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea into...

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U.S. Petroleum Market Analysis and Forecast to 2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 17, 2019--The "U.S. Petroleum Market Analysis and Forecast to 2025" report has been added to...

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American anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television has been arrested by the FBI during a visit to...

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Less beef, more beans. Experts say world needs a new diet

NEW YORK (AP) — A hamburger a week, but no more — that's about as much red meat people should eat to do what's best for their...

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Michigan State President Engler says he'll resign next week

DETROIT (AP) — The former governor brought in to help Michigan State University recover from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse...

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The Latest: UK's May looks to rivals for Brexit's Plan B

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):10:10 p.m.British Prime Minister Theresa May says she has started meeting...

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Third party to run center where comatose woman had baby

PHOENIX (AP) — The parents of an Arizona woman in a vegetative state who gave birth last month as a result of a rape hope an...

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Government shutdown may upend State of the Union speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown Wednesday as House...

Thunder defense a no-show against Lakers

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Billy Donovan says it's his fault. He told the Thunder it needed to be better on offense. Mission accomplished. But be careful what you wish for. The Thunder indeed is scoring with more frequency. But it apparently has come at the cost of...

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New mayor seeks broader audience for annual assessment of the 'state of the city'

Elected almost a year ago, Holt plans forward-looking remarks while assessing "where we are today in our city's journey."

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Tennessee teacher who fled with student gets 20 years

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee teacher who was on the run for weeks with a 15-year-old student was sentenced on Wednesday...

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Georgia candidate behind 'deportation bus' pleads not guilty

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate who campaigned in a "deportation bus" has pleaded not guilty to...

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Sears survives a near-death experience, but for how long?

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears will live on — at least for now.Its chairman and biggest shareholder, Eddie Lampert, won tentative...

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Hyundai, Kia recall vehicles due to increased fire risk

DETROIT (AP) — Despite a government shutdown, Hyundai and Kia are moving ahead with a recall of about 168,000 vehicles to fix a...

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Democrats hit Trump EPA nominee on coal lobbying, rollbacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday called climate...

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Kidnap suspect's lawyers: Confession problematic for defense

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Defense attorneys for the man accused of kidnapping a Wisconsin teenager and killing her parents...

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Russia: Ex-Marine held on spying charge gets prison visit

MOSCOW (AP) — The brother of a former U.S. Marine with multiple citizenships says Irish government representatives have visited...

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No. 20 Lady Vols dealing with first 3-game skid since 1986

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is continuing to make the kind of history it would rather avoid.The 20th-ranked Lady...

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Show calls boy who stayed up for TV and saved family 'hero'

MINQUADALE, Del. (AP) — A 13-year-old Delaware boy credited with saving his family from a house fire when he stayed up late to...

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Now a 2020 candidate, Gillibrand builds campaign on gender

TROY, New York (AP) — A day after she jumped into the presidential race from a glimmering Manhattan television studio, Sen....

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TV journalist Chris Hansen accused of bouncing checks

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A TV journalist known for confronting would-be child predators has been snared himself in a police...

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Oklahoma mom not celebrating death of daughter's convicted killer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma woman whose 8-year-old daughter disappeared more than 20 years ago and is presumed dead said...

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Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman will retire after 2019

CINCINNATI (AP) — Like his longtime broadcasting cohort used to say, Marty Brennaman is rounding third and heading for home.The...

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San Francisco pier shooter seeks dismissal of gun charge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Mexican man who touched off a fierce immigration debate over his role in the shooting death of a woman...

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The Latest: Sheriff defends Jayme Closs 911 response

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the kidnapping of Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs and the killing of her parents (all times...

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Speeding tractor-trailer flattens Utah restaurant, 3 injured

WELLINGTON, Utah (AP) — A speeding tractor-trailer skidded off a snow-slicked road Wednesday and crashed into a restaurant in a...

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Grammy-nominated album shines light on transgender pioneer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For decades, Jackie Shane was a musical mystery: a riveting black transgender soul singer who packed...

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Falcons: McKinley with family following mental evaluation

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takk McKinley is with a family member in Oakland after undergoing a mental...

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Kremlin calls idea that Trump worked for Moscow 'absurd'

MOSCOW (AP) — Top Russian officials ridiculed the idea that U.S. President Donald Trump could have worked for Russia's...

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Bull rider dies after being stomped in Denver competition

DENVER (AP) — A professional bull rider died after a bull stomped on his chest during a competition at the National Western...

636 furloughed workers here have filed for unemployment since the shutdown

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That figure offers the starkest evidence to date that the shutdown has jeopardized the financial well-being of Oklahoma’s federal workforce.

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Kansas library asked to move transgender children books

ANDOVER, Kan. (AP) — Members of a Kansas public library board are considering a request to move books that include transgender...

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Tribute to 9/11 workers takes shape in granite country

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A tribute to thousands of rescue and recovery workers who labored in the ruins of the World Trade Center is...

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Teach kids about climate change? This state might require it

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A legislative proposal in Connecticut would mandate instruction on climate change in public schools...

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Federal workers take on odd jobs to make ends meet

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When her paychecks dried up because of the partial government shutdown, Cheryl Inzunza Blum sought out...

Sports

Report: Turkey seeks warrant for NBA player Enes Kanter

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish prosecutors are seeking an international arrest warrant for New York Knicks player Enes Kanter,...

Business

World Economic Forum warns of impact of global tensions

LONDON (AP) — International tensions and nationalist politics can further weigh on the global economy this year and hinder...

Business

Taking stock: UK businesses brace for no-deal Brexit

DUNSTABLE, England (AP) — Brexit has British business owners on edge — and that is great news for Lovespace, a storage and...

Crime

Judge dismisses felony in officer's beating of naked woman

DETROIT (AP) — A judge has dismissed a felony charge against a Detroit police corporal in the beating of a naked, combative...

Health

Key West moves to ban sunscreens that could damage reefs

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Officials in Key West took the initial steps toward banning the sale of sunscreens containing two...

News

Judge accepts Manafort's resignation as Connecticut lawyer

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has accepted former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's proposal to permanently...

News

Street singer gives voice to Venezuela's growing diaspora

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A year ago, Venezuelan migrant Reymar Perdomo was singing for spare change on jammed buses, struggling to...

Business

Crushing defeat for May's deal leaves Brexit path unclear

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Parliament has delivered a crushing verdict on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit divorce deal,...

Crime

Barr seeks to assure senators he won't be a Trump loyalist

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence...

News

Mostly cloudy and warm Wednesday, chance for snow early Saturday in Oklahoma City

Mostly cloudy skies Wednesday, chance for snow Saturday in Oklahoma City

News

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School to host 33rd annual auction dinner and dance

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School will host the 33rd annual auction dinner and dance, 'Clancy in Wonderland,' on Feb. 1.

Life

Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options.

Life

The Village Library to close for renovations, reopen in six weeks

The Village Library will close beginning Monday for renovations that are expected to continue for about six weeks.

News

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Life

Chili cook-off and auction to benefit 4-H programs

Residents wanting a bowlful of homemade chili are invited to attend the Oklahoma County 4-H annual Chili Cook Off and Auction...

News

Achievers

Mount St. Mary Catholic High School senior receives full-ride ROTC college scholarship

Business

OKC adopts 'home-share' rules for Airbnb rentals

The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday agreed to require licenses for residential property converted for overnight rentals,...

Stitt puts hold on public safety pick

News2 days ago

Attorney General Mike Hunter puts his top agent on investigation of corruption allegations at the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

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Business

39th Street District to host this year's Pride festival

The 39th Street District Association has taken over organization of Oklahoma City's annual LGBTQ Pride celebration this year.

Life

Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage

Anniversaries for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019.

Life

Riding, racing, sibling rivalry

Family members will compete against one another during the 49th International Finals Rodeo from Jan. 18-20 in Oklahoma City.

News

T.Z. Wright, Anne Luna to provide Morning Music at Arcadia Round Barn

Singer-songwriters T.Z. Wright and Anne Luna will present acoustic music from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the...

Life

Science Museum Oklahoma celebrates fandoms Feb. 1 with 'SMO 21: Cosmic Con'

Superheroes, space adventurers and time travelers will convene at Science Museum Oklahoma during 'SMO 21: Cosmic Con' on Feb. 1.

News

Putnam City Schools Museum to honor four with Lifetime Service Award

The Putnam City Schools Museum will recognize four individuals on Tuesday with the Museum’s Lifetime Service Award.

News

OKC Parks to host free trout fishing clinic Friday

Anglers who want to learn trout fishing skills for Oklahoma City’s annual rainbow trout season are invited to a free trout...

Business

South Korea stops paintings brought from North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials said Wednesday they have stopped businessmen from bringing North Korean...

News

The Latest: House approves measure rebuking Iowa Rep. King

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa (all times local):7:20 p.m.The House has approved a...

Business

Last year's Central American caravan dwindles, new one forms

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The migrant caravan that was seized upon by U.S. President Donald Trump in the run-up to the 2018...

Business

Iran satellite fails to reach orbit in US-criticized launch

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian satellite-carrying rocket blasted off into space Tuesday, but scientists failed to put the...

News

OKC streetcar struck by hit-and-run driver

Oklahoma City officials are reporting the first case of a collision involving the city’s new streetcars Tuesday evening.

Business

UK's May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushed

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union on...

Business

The Latest: Macron tells Britain "good luck" with Brexit

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local):10:15 p.m.French President Emmanuel Macron...

Crime

Complaint in Closs case could be road map for prosecution

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The criminal complaint charging a Wisconsin man with abducting 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her...

Crime

Oklahoma mother won't get new judge in murder case

OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge has denied a request to step aside from the case of a woman accused of fatally...

Business

The Latest: Graham says Barr will 'do well' in Senate vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee, William Barr (all times local):6:50 p.m.The...

News

The Latest: Dem freshmen seek out McConnell to talk shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local):4:50 p.m.About a...

News

Effervescent 'Hello, Dolly!' icon Carol Channing mourned

NEW YORK (AP) — Tributes from stars like Kristin Chenoweth and Bette Midler poured in to honor the life and career of Carol...

News

Bloomberg announces $1 million gift for Tulsa art project

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced a $1 million gift to The Greenwood Art Project in...

News

Oklahoma authorities find 2 bodies in search for Texans

OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma law enforcement agencies have discovered the bodies of a man and a woman in clandestine graves in...

Senate leader files bills to grant governor authority to appoint five agency heads

News3 days ago

Senate leader seeks to give Gov. Kevin Stitt one of his top campaign priorities: the authority to pick leaders of some large state departments.

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Business

Similar struggles have led to recent teacher strikes in US

The setting is different, but the complaints of teachers who are out on strike Tuesday in Los Angeles are echoing those heard...

News

University head yanks Confederate marker, is forced out

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hours after the last remnants of a Confederate statue were removed overnight from North Carolina's...

Business

Kansas governor expands ban on anti-LGBT bias to contractors

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic governor on Tuesday reinstated a ban on anti-LGBT bias in state agencies' employment...