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  • Australian batsman Hughes dies from head injury

    Updated: 21 min ago

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died Thursday from a "catastrophic" injury to his head, two days after being struck by a delivery during a match. Australia captain Michael Clarke, trying to compose himself several times, read a brief statement on behalf of Hughes' parents, brother and sister at a news conference at St. Vincent's Hospital that was broadcast live around Australia. "We're devastated by the loss of our much-loved son and brother Phillip. Cricket was Phillip's life, and we as a family shared that love of the game with him ... We love you," Clarke read, holding back tears before leaving the room. Hughes was wearing a helmet Tuesday when he was hit after attempting to hook a short-pitch bal

  • 10 things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Thanksgiving is a day for spending time with family and friends and, yes, enjoying some delicious food. But it’s also a time to be thankful for what we have in this life. The following 10 stories are happy and heartfelt, and represent the best that we as people have to offer — and be thankful […]

  • Ferguson residents clean up, hope for calm night

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared away debris Wednesday as Ferguson sought a tentative return to normal after two nights of unrest over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case. Protesters continued to hold scattered demonstrations, including a group that rushed into St. Louis City Hall screaming "Shame, shame." But there were no reports of major confrontations or damage to property. Police locked down the building and called in more than a hundred extra officers. Three people were arrested. In downtown St. Louis, about 200 demonstrators held a mock trial of Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed the unarmed Brown, who was black, during an A

  • Putin's tiger ravages goat farm in northeast China

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Ustin, a rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, is behaving badly in his new home in northeastern China. The tiger, one of two to enter China from Russia's Amur border region, bit and killed 15 goats and left another three missing on Sunday and Monday on a farm in Heilongjiang province's Fuyuan county, China's official Xinhua News Agency reported. "When I opened the goat house in the morning, dead goats were everywhere," farm owner Guo Yulin told the agency Wednesday. He said he was alerted by dog barks Sunday night, but that his check turned up nothing unusual. He said he woke up the next morning to find two goats dead and three others missing.

  • Police investigate use of force after car chase results in three arrests

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Three people were arrested Tuesday after a car chase from Oklahoma City into Mustang.

  • 2 FBI agents, police officer shot; suspect dead

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police say a man who fatally shot his mother and wounded a suburban St. Louis police officer and two FBI agents is dead. University City Police Det. Sgt. Fredrick Lemons says 33-year-old Major Washington died early Wednesday after police were called to a home where he was hiding. Lemons declined to say how Washington died. Police say Washington broke into the home of his mother, 55-year-old Donna Washington, Monday night and killed her. He shot a responding University City police officer in the chest. The officer, Zachary Hoelzer, is in serious but stable condition. Detectives and the FBI went to a home about 3 a.m. Wednesday, where Washington was barricaded inside. One FBI agent was shot i

  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court. Ginsburg was expected back at work on Monday, but her hospitalization — just three weeks after elections handed Republicans control of the Senate — raised anew the question whether President Barack Obama would be able to appoint a like-minded replacement. The situation "sends many, particularly on the left of the political spectrum, into a tizzy," said Jonathan Turley, a professor at George Washington University Law School. Ginsburg's procedure came after a blockage was discovered in her right coronary artery, said court spok

  • Autopsy of Moore beheading victim released

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Colleen Hufford, 54, died from decapitation due to multiple sharp force trauma to her neck, according to the state medical examiner’s office.

  • US tightens smog limits in bid to protect health

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The move fulfilled a long-delayed campaign promise by President Barack Obama but left environmental and public health groups wanting more. Business groups panned the Environmental Protection Agency's new ozone regulations as unnecessary and the costliest in history, warning they could jeopardize a resurgence in American manufacturing. But EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy argued that the public health benefits far outweigh the costs and that most of the U.S. can meet the tougher standards without doing anything new.

  • Free Thanksgiving Day meals in the Oklahoma City metro area

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Free Thanksgiving Day meals in the Oklahoma City metro area

  • 113-year-old retailer Alco with 9 Oklahoma stores is closing

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: 14 hr ago

    Black Friday will be bittersweet for employees and customers of Alco Stores this week as the 113-year-old discount retailer prepares to close all of its 198 locations in 23 states.

  • 6 Thanksgiving Traditions That your Family Will Gobble Up This Season

    Carla Meadows | Updated: 14 hr ago

    See how you and your family can enjoy this Thanksgiving with these fun holiday traditions.

  • Atoka County man's disappearance remains a mystery in Oklahoma

    BY DARLA SLIPKE, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Investigators and family members are searching for answers about about the disappearance of Glen Killion, 78, of Atoka County, who went missing July 18 in Oklahoma. Killion’s car was found Sept. 11 in Yukon, but he still has not been found.

  • UPDATE: Crews extinguish grass fire in southwest Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Oklahoma City fire crews are battling a grass fire at Interstate 40 and S Morgan Road near Yukon.

  • Oklahoma football: Why did Samaje Perine get just five carries vs. Baylor?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Samaje Perine has rushed for 1,428 yards this season, including 640 yards the last two games. Not bad for a guy who didn’t even start Saturday against Kansas. But not starting, everyone can understand. Cale Gundy’s explanation — get Keith Ford back in a rhythm, his third game returning from injury — was adequate. Starting’s […]

  • UPDATE: Several grass fires along Interstate 44 in southwest Oklahoma City Wednesday extinguished

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Firefighters have extinguished grass fires along Interstate 44 Wednesday. The fires were near SW 59 and Interstate 240.

  • Two women dead in east Tulsa shooting

    By KENDRICK MARSHALL - Tulsa World | Updated: 19 hr ago

    Two women were shot to death early Wednesday outside an east Tulsa apartment, according to police. One woman was found in a vehicle outside the Bristol Park Apartments, 4414 S. Garnett Road, Tulsa police spokesman Jill Roberson said. The other woman was found on the ground outside the apartment. Roberson said the shooting occurred about 9:30 a.m.">Read the full story at

  • NATO sees Russia ready for Ukraine incursion

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia still has enough troops along Ukraine's border to mount a major incursion, NATO's top commander said Wednesday, and Moscow is using its military might to affect political developments inside Ukraine. U.S. Gen. Philip Breedlove said a large number of Russian troops are also active inside Ukraine, training and advising separatist rebels. Moscow has routinely denied it played any direct role in the conflict in Ukraine, which has claimed more than 4,000 lives. Breedlove spoke during a brief visit to Kiev, where he met with top officials to discuss continued NATO assistance for Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists in the east.

  • Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks. Months of lobbying by high-tech businesses failed to persuade the administration to make allotted but unused green cards available for foreign workers — probably the top item on the executive action agenda for business. And the administration only partially answered pleas to increase the length of time foreign students can stay in the U.S. before or after graduating to work in their fields. The administration announced plans to expand the program at some point in the future, bu

  • Ferguson protesters across US peaceful, disruptive

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb. For many, the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson recalled other troubling encounters with law enforcement. The refrain "hands up, don't shoot" became a rallying cry over police killings nationwide. A look at some of Tuesday's demonstrations: NEW YORK Thousands of people marched for a second night in Manhattan, gathering in Union Square before splitting into several smaller groups, chanting "No justice, No peace.