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  • Five die in head-on collision in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Five people died Saturday in a two-car, head-on collision on U.S. 169 in Nowata County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Man arrested Saturday in shooting death of Oklahoma City woman

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Officers responded to a reported shooting shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday in the 500 block of N Sweetgum Avenue. When they arrived, they found a woman with several gunshot wounds, said officer Jeff Dutton, an Oklahoma City police spokesman.

  • Homes collapse, 39 injured in Japan earthquake

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics. More than half a dozen homes were destroyed in a ski resort town, and at least 39 people were injured across the region, including seven seriously, mostly with broken bones, officials said. The magnitude-6.7 earthquake struck shortly after 10 p.m. (1300 GMT) Saturday west of Nagano city at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles), the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The agency revised the magnitude from a preliminary 6.8 while the U.S. Geological Survey measured it at 6.2. Since the quake occurred inland, there was no possibility of a

  • Civic group: No Ferguson grand jury decision yet

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend. Tension has been mounting in Ferguson and elsewhere in the St. Louis area in recent days, with many speculating that the grand jury's decision would be announced on Sunday. That seemed increasingly unlikely by late Saturday, although there was a noticeable uptick in the preparations being made. Downtown STL Inc., a St.

  • Cops: Naked suspect assaults man, 84, at airport

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — A naked man fell through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Logan Airport on Saturday, then ran out of the restroom and viciously assaulted an elderly man while he was still in the buff and bleeding, before being arrested, state police said. Cameron Shenk, 26, of Boston, was charged with attempted murder, mayhem, assault and battery on a person over 60, assault and battery on a police officer, lewd and lascivious conduct and malicious destruction to property. The bizarre behavior began shortly before noon when a woman using a restroom located before the security checkpoint in Terminal C reported that a naked man had fallen through the ceiling and landed in the stall area, state police spokesman David Procopi

  • Somalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle. And then the shooting stopped. Apparently each gunman thought the other shot Ochwodho. He lay perfectly still until the 20 Islamic extremists left, and he appears to be the only survivor of those who had been selected for death. Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, attacked a bus in northern Kenya at dawn Saturday, singling out and killing 28 passengers who could not recite an Islamic creed and were assumed to be non-Muslims, Kenyan police said.

  • City's 'ugly' Christmas tree prompts public outcry

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    READING, Pa. (AP) — A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly. Reading's (REH'-dingz) spindly 50-foot spruce drew the ire of residents who said it was ruining their holiday spirit. Now a group led by the city council president is raising money to buy and decorate a more impressive replacement. The current tree is topped with a lighted pretzel, a nod to the area's many bakeries. The puny pine was a last-minute stand-in taken from a city park. The city had planned to get its tree from a farm, but the owner wouldn't let the crews drive on the wet ground when they went to pick it up.

  • Oklahoman.com: Holding the newspaper on your phone

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: 5 hr ago

    I had the opportunity to speak with a longtime subscriber a couple of weeks ago. She’s been reading The Oklahoman every day for years and likes holding the printed newspaper, but she’s comfortable with technology and also uses our products on her mobile devices. She has downloaded The Oklahoman’s iPad app, The Oklahoman iPad Print […]

  • OU football: Samaje Perine broke the Internet ... and an NCAA record

    Erik Horne | Updated: 6 hr ago

    OK, so he’s not Kim Kardashian, but OU running back Samaje Perine did break the NCAA single-game rushing record with 427 yards on Saturday. Here’s what people were saying on the web: So Samaje is atop the trending list….wonder why?! @samajp32 #BoomerSooner Congratulations again #SamajePerine pic.twitter.com/WTZ8p2vtm0 — Boomer15 (@Boomer145) November 22, 2014 #BeastMode #Sooners #Boomer […]

  • Official: SD man kills 4, including self, wounds 1

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    A 22-year-old man apparently shot and killed three people and wounded a fourth at a home on a South Dakota Indian reservation before he killed himself early Saturday, authorities said. The attack happened in Sisseton, a town on the Lake Traverse Indian Reservation, which is in the northeast corner of the state near the borders with North Dakota and Minnesota. The attorney general's office identified the suspected shooter as a local man, Colter Richard Arbach. It didn't identify the victims or say how they knew Arbach. It also did not release any details on the shooting. A Sisseton hospital official said a woman wounded in the attack was flown to a Fargo hospital and was in stable condition.

  • Correction: Wintry Weather story

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Nov. 21 about the Buffalo snowstorms, The Associated Press reported erroneously that warmer temperatures could make the snow heavier. Warmer temperatures alone would not increase the snow's weight. A corrected version of the story is below: With snow still piled high, Buffalo faces flooding Flooding becomes new threat in Buffalo area as snow ends; Cuomo says roads remain dangerous By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Residents of western New York may soon have to worry about the water in their basements as well as the snow on their roofs.

  • OU football: Samaje Perine breaks NCAA single-game rushing record

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 7 hr ago

    NORMAN — Oklahoma true freshman running back Samaje Perine broke the NCAA single-game rushing record Saturday against Kansas, recording 34 carries for 427 yards and five touchdowns on Owen Field. Perine broke Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon’s record — which only stood for one week — on a 42-yard run early in the fourth quarter. For the season, Perine has rushed for 1,428 yards, and his 19 touchdowns broke Adrian Peterson’s record for single-season rushing touchdowns by an Oklahoma freshman. The Pflugerville, Texas, native crossed the 1,000-yard mark last week at Texas Tech, when he became the Sooners’ first thousand-yard rusher since DeMarco Murray in 2010. This story

  • OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook practice, participate in non-contact drills on Saturday

    By Darnell Mayberry | Updated: 8 hr ago

    'They’re still in the rehab process of getting back to being able to play,' says Thunder coach Scott Brooks.

  • Hundreds evacuated after London hotel explosion

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — A suspected gas leak touched off an explosion in the basement of the Hyatt Regency Churchill in London, injuring 14 people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of hotel guests, authorities said Saturday. The London Fire Brigade said that five of the 14 were taken to hospital and some 400 guests were evacuated to a nearby hotel after the blast caused extensive damage to the basement and ground floor. The hotel chain said in a statement that 12 Hyatt employees were injured and that no guests were hurt. Five cars on a neighboring street were also damaged.

  • Live Coverage: OU vs. Kansas

    staff reports | Updated: 13 hr ago

    OU welcomes Kansas to Norman for another Big 12 showdown. The game has been delayed until at least 12:30 (lightning). Follow our live coverage for updates from The Oklahoman staff.

  • Parties Extra! Video---Christmas lights, parties, ice scupltures---Judy Lehmbeck and Dewey Beene

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: 17 hr ago

    [brightcove]3904037791001[/brightcove] Judy Lehmbeck and Dewey Beene talk about upcoming holiday parties and innovative lighting.

  • Rain, thunderstorms in eastern United States could spell flight delays for Oklahoma Thanksgiving travelers

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Heavy rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast Saturday and Sunday in Oklahoma City. Several of the nation’s busiest airports are also expected to see bad weather early next week, possibly leading to delays and cancellations.

  • Climate scientists predict 2014 will be hottest year on record, Oklahoma drought lingers

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Yesterday

    During a conference call with national media Thursday, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers said last month was the warmest October on record globally, representing the fifth monthly heat record set this year.

  • Muskogee man dies in accident Friday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Gregory Standifer, 44, was killed Friday afternoon after failing to negotiate a curve, causing his vehicle to strike a cliff face, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

  • Police arrest student after Moore High School evacuated due to threat

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    Friday, a school employee notified administrators at Moore High School of an email that had been received threatening harm to students and staff at the school.