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  • For Oklahoma's most well-known same-sex couple, work continues on marriage equality

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Updated: 5 min ago

    After fighting Oklahoma’s marriage ban for more than a decade, Sharon Baldwin and Mary Bishop are now a legally-recognized couple in their home state. Now they want to be recognized as married in every state.

  • NY mayor: No protests until after officer funerals

    Updated: 20 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York's mayor on Monday called for protests and political debate to pause until after funerals are held for two officers shot and killed inside their patrol car this weekend by a man vowing retaliation for the deaths of black men at the hands of white police. "I think it's important that regardless of people's viewpoints that everyone step back," Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a speech at the Police Athletic League. "I think it's a time for everyone to put aside political debates, put aside protests, put aside all of the things that we will talk about in all due time." Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were ambushed Saturday afternoon by a 28-year-old who wrote in an Instagram post that he would put "wi

  • Tractor-trailer crash damages wall on Will Rogers Turnpike in northeast Oklahoma Monday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 42 min ago

    A tractor-trailer crash has caused extensive damage to a wall on the Will Rogers Turnpike Monday morning, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. About 1 p.m. Monday, troopers said both westbound and eastbound lanes were back open.

  • Agent of Joe Cocker says British singer has died of lung cancer at age 70.

    Updated: 53 min ago

    LONDON (AP) — Agent of Joe Cocker says British singer has died of lung cancer at age 70.

  • Cuba says open to every one of US President Barack Obama's moves to improve relations

    Updated: 54 min ago

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba says open to every one of US President Barack Obama's moves to improve relations.

  • Possibly dangerous escaped inmate remains free Monday, Frederick police report

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    An escaped 24-year-old inmate from Enid remains on the loose and is possibly armed and dangerous Monday.

  • Judge seems skeptical of challenge to Obama immigration plan

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday appeared deeply skeptical of an Arizona sheriff's lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama's plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell questioned whether Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio had legal standing to challenge the immigration program announced last month. She suggested the topic is better left for Congress and the Obama administration to sort out. In the first courtroom battle over Obama's plan, Arpaio's lawyer Larry Klayman said the president violated the Constitution by doing an end-run around Congress. He argued that the program would let more illegal immigrants enter the country and commit crimes, burdening law en

  • AP poll: Police killings of blacks voted top story of 2014

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere — and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired — was the top news story of 2014, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors. In a year crowded with dramatic and often wrenching news developments around the world, the No. 2 story was the devastating outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, followed by the conflict in Iraq and Syria fueled by the brutal actions of Islamic State militants. Among the 85 voters casting ballots, first-place votes were spread among 15 different stories. The Ferguson entry received 22 first-place votes, Ebola 11 and the Islamic State story 12.

  • Officials criticize state board for inaction on Oklahoma City abortion doctor charged with racketeering

    By Nolan Clay, Staff Writer | Updated: 2 hr ago

    The Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision has no plans to call an emergency hearing on an abortion doctor accused of defrauding women. Dr. Naresh G. Kumar was charged Thursday with racketeering and obtaining money by false pretenses.

  • Marathon bombing suspect's lawyers invoke McVeigh

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seeking to have his trial moved out of Massachusetts again drew parallels Monday between the media coverage of their client's case to the coverage received by Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. It would be impossible to select impartial jurors, defense attorneys wrote in a filing Monday, because "the crimes charged inflicted actual injury on the entire local population" and "greater Boston, was itself, a victim." Defense attorneys said "adverse pretrial publicity and leaks continue unabated," and "media saturation can only be expected to intensify" as the trial — and the anniversary of the explosions — nears. McVeigh's 1997 trial was mo

  • Deck the Halls of Oklahoma City

    Tiffany Gibson | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Want to know what all goes into creating the perfect holiday season in Oklahoma City? Check out this interactive full of fun and festive facts.

  • Homeowner has not been arrested in fatal shooting of intruder, Oklahoma City police say

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    An Oklahoma City homeowner hasn’t been arrested after he told police that he shot an intruder, police say.

  • Oklahoma City Animal Shelter hosts holiday pet adoption

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Animal Shelter held a holiday-themed adoption event over the weekend at State Fair Park.

  • 17 ideas to minimize holiday food coma, maximize health and happiness for the #healthy65 Holiday Challenge home stretch

    Juliana Keeping | Published: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    We’re entering the #healthy65 Holiday Challenge home stretch. Parties, visits, dinners, travels — oi. It’s time to double down on our wellness goals through Jan. 13. The #healthy65 challenge began Nov. 10 with a simple idea: Do one healthy thing of your choosing per day for 65 days. The healthy thing can be physical, mental, emotional, […]

  • OSU baseball: Cowboys ranked No. 5 in preseason poll

    Published: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    Coming off a season in which three teams advanced to the NCAA College World Series, the Big 12 is the only conference with four squads ranked in the preseason top 10 by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. TCU checks in at No. 2 behind 2014 national champion Vanderbilt, while Oklahoma State ranks fifth. Texas sits at No. 7 with Texas Tech at No. 9. The Cowboys open their season Feb. 13 at Arizona State. OSU went 48-18 last season, winning the Big 12 regular-season championship and advancing to an NCAA Super Regional.

  • Rifftrax announces worst movies of 2014

    Matthew Price | Published: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    Movie-mockers Rifftrax have announced their list of the Worst Movies of 2014, as chosen by their fans. Topping the list is “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” the reboot of the comics property created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. I reviewed the film for NewsOK, giving it 1 1/2 stars and calling it “forgettable.”  From the […]

  • Neighbor talks about shooting before NYPD killings

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The ex-girlfriend of the man who ambushed two NYPD officers screamed for help after she was shot, banged on a neighbor's door and said: "I can't die like this, please please help me," according to the neighbor who said she saw the woman and called for help. Yevette Seay told The Associated Press on Sunday that her neighbor, 29-year-old Shaneka Thompson, banged on her apartment door in Maryland for help after being shot. Seay said she talked to Thompson through her closed front door and she could see the bloodied woman through the peep hole. Seay said Thompson wanted her to open her door, but she didn't know what was going on, so she kept it closed and called 911. She said there was blood all over the carp

  • Norman veterans home caretakers lose jobs in abuse inquiry

    By Randy Ellis,, Staff Writers | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Three caretakers at the Norman state veterans center have been fired after being accused of abusing an 85-year-old resident with dementia and attempting to cover up what happened. Termination proceedings are pending against a fourth caretaker.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry

    staff reports | Updated: 4 hr ago

    What do you want the Thunder to get for Christmas? Tell Darnell Mayberry on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m. Get your questions in here.

  • China indicts Jackie Chan's son on drug charge

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors on Monday indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was detained. If convicted, singer-actor Jaycee Chan could be jailed for up to three years. Chan, 32, was among a string of celebrities detained over the summer for vices such as drug use and hiring prostitutes, as Beijing vowed to clean up social morals. Chan's case has been particularly embarrassing for his more famous father, who was named by Beijing as an anti-drug ambassador in 2009. Beijing police detained the younger Chan at his Beijing apartment in August along with Taiwanese movie star Ko Kai.