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  • Devils replace DeBoer with 3-headed coaching staff

    Updated: 24 min ago

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils are replacing the fired Pete DeBoer with a three-headed coaching staff. Former Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates, ex-Devils assistant and star defenseman Scott Stevens and general manager Lou Lamoriello will split duties on the bench. Oates will...

  • Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014

    Updated: 40 min ago

    They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment was when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin. For Chung Eun-yong, it was the killings of his two children during a Korean War massacre. Brady took up a personal campaign for...

  • Outgoing Oklahoma state schools Superintendent Janet Barresi reflects on challenges of leading Education Department

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Updated: 58 min ago

    Oklahoma’s outgoing state schools Superintendent Janet Barresi said her reforms will continue to strengthen public education in the state.

  • Oklahoma City company withdraws application to drill for oil near Lake Hefner

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Pedestal Oil Co. Inc., an Oklahoma City oil company, has withdrawn its application to drill on the south side of Lake Hefner, Oklahoma City officials said Friday.

  • Wanted extremist leader surrenders in Somalia

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who had a $3 million bounty on his head, surrendered in Somalia, a Somali intelligence official said Saturday. Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi surrendered to Somali police in the Gedo region, said the intelligence officer,...

  • Sen. Tom Coburn talks liberty, spying, torture, the media and Elizabeth Warren

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Updated: 1 hr ago

    In a final interview with The Oklahoman’s Washington bureau before resigning from the Senate, the Muskogee Republican talks about the Founding Fathers and what they meant.

  • Police outside cop funeral turn backs on NYC mayor

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of officers outside the church where a funeral was held for a policeman killed along with his partner in an ambush shooting turned their backs on the mayor as he spoke during Saturday's service. The reaction from officers watching Officer Rafael Ramos' funeral on giant...

  • Key developments in police-communities tension

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The killings of two unarmed black men by white police officers in Missouri and New York this summer touched off protests and a national debate over police conduct that intensified after grand juries refused to indict the officers. Tensions escalated further after two New York City police...

  • Cold front brings wintry weather to Oklahoma, Arkansas

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A cold front has brought freezing temperatures, sleet and snow to parts of Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory Saturday for portions of central and southern Oklahoma, where snow accumulations of up to three inches...

  • Oklahoma inmate's propensity for pleadings clogs up courts, judge says

    By Jennifer Palmer, Staff Writer | Updated: 2 hr ago

    For years, judges have been telling Alvin Parker, 56, that he’s run out of chances. But the convict hasn’t given up.

  • Death penalty states unmoved by botched execution

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's last execution went so badly that the state tried to cancel it before it was over. With the inmate writhing while the lethal drugs seeped into his body, his executioners drew the viewing gallery curtains, concealing what the warden later described as "a bloody...

  • Official: Islamic extremist leader with $3 million bounty on his head surrenders in Somalia

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Official: Islamic extremist leader with $3 million bounty on his head surrenders in Somalia.

  • School error takes money from staff bank accounts

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Some employees in a Massachusetts school district feel like they got a visit from the Grinch. Instead of receiving their paychecks via direct deposit on the day after Christmas, Plymouth Public Schools workers awoke Friday to find that the amount they were to be paid had...

  • Crystal Palace fires manager Neil Warnock

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Crystal Palace fired Neil Warnock after only four months in charge on Saturday, becoming the first English Premier League manager to lose his job this season. The 66-year-old Warnock's second spell in charge of Palace ended with the London club in the relegation zone after just...

  • Forecasters predict Oklahoma City temperatures in the 20s on New Year's Eve

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Dec 27, 2014

    Forecasters expect temperatures in the 20s on New Year’s Eve. People planning to ring in the New Year by attending Oklahoma City’s Opening Night might want to bundle up and wear layers.



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