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  • Oklahoma Senate passes bill for Capitol repairs

    By KRISTI EATON | Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Senate resurrected a plan on Thursday to spend up to $160 million to repair the nearly 100-year-old state Capitol. The Senate voted 33-9 for a House-passed resolution that would authorize repairs to the Capitol. The bill called for vote of the people on...

  • Cliven Bundy’s ‘better off as slaves’ remark about blacks draws fire

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS — Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s battle against the federal government over land rights took an unexpected detour after a newspaper quoted the 67-year-old grandfather suggesting African-Americans were “better off as slaves” because slavery taught work skills and enhanced family...

  • Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — Angry relatives of some of the more than 120 people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol surrounded the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief Thursday, preventing them from leaving the area where families have been waiting for word of their loved...

  • Oklahoma to have first double execution since 1937

    SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press | Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    Two condemned inmates at the center of Oklahoma's now-resolved legal confusion will be put to death Tuesday, the state's first double execution since 1937. Gov. Mary Fallin announced her decision Thursday, a day after the Oklahoma Supreme Court removed one of the final obstacles standing in...

  • Eric Holder cancels Oklahoma City speech amid planned protests

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has canceled plans to deliver a speech to a group of Oklahoma City police cadets amid a planned protest by conservative lawmakers and organizations. Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon says Holder will still be traveling to...

  • Gulfport Energy promotes Moore to CEO

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    Gulfport Energy Corp. has promoted Michael G. Moore to CEO, a position he has filled on an interim basis since James Palm retired in February.

  • Firefighters extinguish house fire in southwest Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    A Thursday morning house fire is believed to have started in the garage, fire Maj. Tammy McKinney said.

  • Big riders mean big horses on Western trails

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain. The ranches say they are using draft...

  • Applications for US unemployment aid jump to 329K

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits surged 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 329,000 last week, though the gain likely reflected temporary layoffs in the week before Easter. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average of applications, a...

  • Everest climbing season in disarray after deaths

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's attempts to salvage the Mount Everest climbing season fell flat Thursday as major expedition companies canceled their climbs and many Sherpas quit the mountain after an avalanche killed 16 of their fellow guides last week. While the season has not been...

  • Kate shows off new royal style in Down Under tour

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Kate's dilemma: What to pack for a two-week trip, when your itinerary includes everything from state receptions and church services to toddler playdates and cricket games? For the Duchess of Cambridge, who's rounding up her trip to Australia and New Zealand with husband Prince...

  • Man struck by vehicle in Moore, Oklahoma Thursday morning

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    A man has been hit by a vehicle and taken to a hospital in Moore, Oklahoma. Police are investigating how it happened.

  • UPDATE: Silver Alert canceled for missing Oklahoma City man

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 14 hr ago

    Police report a missing man has been found. The 84-year-old man was missing.

  • Oklahoma Superintendent Janet Barresi exempts 2 students from state testing after Facebook post

    By DYLAN GOFORTH - Tulsa World | Updated: 14 hr ago

    State Superintendent Janet Barresi exempted two students at a small southeast Oklahoma school from state testing Wednesday after the school's superintendent posted an impassioned note on the system's Facebook page. Barresi said the status, which garnered thousands of likes and shares despite...

  • Miami Beach theater evacuated after popcorn fire

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A small fire that started in a popcorn machine caused the evacuation of a Miami Beach movie theater. Officials say the smoke alarm sounded about 7:25 p.m. Wednesday inside the Regal South Beach theater. Miami Beach firefighters quickly extinguished the fire. Miami...


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