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  • Slain 5 kids loved to play, wrestle with their dad

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    AMORY, Miss. (AP) — The five children who authorities say were killed by their father loved to dress up as superheroes, play in the park and pool, and pose for the camera, always smiling. And they loved "wrestling with their dad." At their memorial in this rural Mississippi town Friday, about...

  • OU sets 'Live On, University' fundraising goal at $500 million

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    University of Oklahoma President David Boren on Friday announced a five-year, $500 million fundraising goal to support student scholarships, faculty endowments, residential colleges and other university upgrades and initiatives.

  • Suspect is in custody after Wewoka fatal stabbing

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Law officers are investigating the stabbing death of a man in Wewoka, Oklahoma. The man was stabbed Thursday night.

  • Only one Neptune Submarine Sandwiches shop remains from the chain that once spread across OKC

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Kelly Stoneking, who owns and runs the store, started as a Neptune franchisee in 1983.

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdrew his re-election bid Friday as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen, dramatically ending a campaign he had doggedly pursued despite a stint in rehab and calls for him to quit amid drug and alcohol scandals. But he announced his brother would...

  • Oklahoma ACLU says law enforcement database is being misused

    BY NOLAN CLAY, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    ACLU sues Oklahoma sheriff for records. Logan County sheriff’s chief deputy says records have been available for months.

  • Investigations underway in Ohio prison escape

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Criminal and internal investigations were underway Friday to determine how three Ohio inmates including a convicted killer of three students were able to escape from prison during recreation a day earlier. The state prisons agency also said outside experts will review the...

  • San Diego cabbies cry foul over body odor test

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination. For years, inspectors with the San Diego Regional Airport Authority have run down their checklist for each cabbie...

  • Miami, Oklahoma, parents file discrimination claim against local school district

    BY SHEILA STOGSDILL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    The parents say the Miami school district has refused to let their autistic son attend school.

  • Enid man arrested on drug complaints

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    An Enid man was arrested after police searched his residence and found drugs and drug paraphernalia.

  • State lawmakers to consider execution by gas

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma would become the first state to execute condemned inmates using nitrogen gas under a proposal that will be presented next week to a legislative committee. Rep. Mike Christian, a former highway patrolman and a staunch supporter of the death penalty, said he will...

  • Live coverage: Clinton at Heritage Hall

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    The Oklahoman's Scott Wright and others provide live coverage of Clinton's game at Heritage Hall, along with a live feed provided by OKPreps.TV.

  • AP: More than 5,000 dead in C. African Republic

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    GUEN, Central African Republic (AP) — More than 5,000 people have died in sectarian violence in Central African Republic since December, according to an Associated Press tally, suggesting that a U.N. peacekeeping mission approved months ago is coming too late for thousands. The AP found at...

  • Appeals court reinstates Wisconsin's voter ID law

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court in Chicago reinstated Wisconsin's voter photo identification law on Friday, just hours after three Republican-appointed judges heard arguments on reactivating the hotly debated law in time for the November election. U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman struck...

  • Indiana agrees to recognize 2nd same-sex marriage

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Indiana has agreed to recognize a second same-sex marriage because one of the women is battling cancer. A federal judge on Thursday approved Veronica Romero and Mayra Yvette Rivera's agreement with the state and the Lake County clerk. The Whiting couple married last March...


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