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  • Company stopped from accepting abortion waste

    Updated: 16 min ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — County commissioners gave final approval Thursday to an order to stop an incinerator in Oregon from receiving medical waste until procedures are in place to ensure no fetal tissue is burned to generate power. While taking the action, Marion County commissioners Sam...

  • VIDEO: Kendrick Perkins lobbies for physical play before Game 3

    Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    Everyone knew Thunder vs. Grizzlies would be a physical battle, but Kendrick Perkins and Zach Randolph took extra steps before the game to ensure their survival. Perkins called Randolph and referee Monty McCutchen over to halfcourt to plea his case for permitted physicality. Call him Perk the...

  • Gunman kills 3 Americans at Kabul hospital

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Three Americans — a pediatrician and a father and son — were killed by an Afghan government security officer at a hospital Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled aid workers, contractors and journalists. Another...

  • NFL plans to look at bigger playoffs, longer PATs

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL will discuss expanded playoffs at the owners' meetings next month in Atlanta. Commissioner Roger Goodell told a gathering of Associated Press Sports Editors on Thursday that a vote is uncertain on the proposal to add two teams to the postseason. Should the owners vote...

  • NBA Playoffs LIVE: Thunder vs. Grizzlies, Game 3

    staff reports | Updated: 3 hr ago

    The Thunder looks to take a 2-1 series lead against the Memphis Grizzlies - winners of 14 straight home games - tonight at 7 p.m. Follow our live coverage from pregame to postgame with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and the NewsOK Sports team.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Russell Westbrook refuses to call FedEx Forum 'Grindhouse'

    Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    Russell Westbrook is being Russell Westbrook even in Memphis. In an interview session with the media, the Thunder guard refused to acknowledge the Grizzlies' FedEx Forum by its menacing nickname "the Grindhouse." Memphis area TV sports anchor Jarvis Greer asked Westbrook a question about the...

  • Oklahoma set for possible double execution

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    After the Oklahoma Supreme Court dissolved a stay of execution, two convicted murderers are scheduled for lethal injection on Tuesday. It would be the state’s first double execution in almost 80 years.

  • Kosar believes he's off TV for slurred speech

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar believes he's been unfairly sacked as a TV broadcaster. Kosar has been removed as a color commentator for Cleveland's preseason games by the team. The Browns said Wednesday night he was being replaced by Solomon Wilcots, who will work...

  • Oklahoma House passes abortion bill with 'personhood' amendment

    Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- An anti-abortion bill amended to define embryos as human beings passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives on Thursday afternoon following a long and bitter debate. Senate Bill 1848, which also sets additional restrictions on the operation of abortion clinics, passed 75-15 and...

  • Oklahoma Red Cross gives $48,000 for storm shelters

    Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    MOORE, Okla. (AP) — The American Red Cross of Oklahoma is giving $48,000 to Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity to install storm shelters in the homes it builds. The grant announced Thursday is for installation of 20 storm shelters in newly built homes in communities affected by spring...

  • FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettes

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown. Most everyone agrees a ban on selling them to kids would be a step forward. But health and public policy experts can't say for certain whether the electronic devices are a good thing or a bad...

  • Feds trying 'to take private property in Texas,' says Rick Perry

    By WILL WEISSERT | Updated: 6 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas land dispute has the outgoing governor and the Republican candidate favored to replace him decrying the same federal agency currently embroiled in an armed standoff in Nevada. Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday accused the Bureau of Land Management of trying “to take...

  • Camilla's brother dies in New York of head injury

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, are "utterly devastated" by the death of her brother, who fell outside a Manhattan hotel bar and suffered a head injury, British royal officials said. Mark Shand, chairman of an elephant conservation group, was in New York for a...

  • Assault victim dies early Thursday in Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 6 hr ago

    The death of an assault victim Thursday is Oklahoma City’s 15th homicide case of 2014, police said.

  • Ugandan nun included in Time magazine's '100 Most Influential People' issue has strong Oklahoma ties

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, named to Time magazine’s 2014 “Most Influential People” list on Thursday, has a powerful connection to Oklahoma that began through her friendship with Oklahoma City attorney Reggie Whitten, founder of Pros for Africa.



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