• Norman teacher resigns after sex crimes arrest

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Aug 5, 2015

    EL RENO — A Norman teacher arrested this week in El Reno on sex crime complaints has resigned, a spokeswoman for the Norman Public School District said. Joseph Leon Love, 25, was taken into custody Monday after police officers posed as an underage male on a social media site and negotiated a...

  • State briefs

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Aug 5, 2015

    FARGO, N.D. Oklahoma man appeals conviction in dentist’s slaying An Oklahoma man convicted of hiring his handyman to kill his son-in-law in North Dakota is taking his case to federal court. Gene Kirkpatrick is serving a life term in the South Dakota State Penitentiary for the October 2009...

  • Earnings

    Published: Wed, Aug 5, 2015

    Paycom Software Inc. Paycom Software Inc. reported net income of $5.9 million, or 10 cents per share for the second quarter of the year, compared with a $600,000, or 1 cent per share loss for the same period a year ago. “Paycom continues to lead the industry with the rapid development and...

  • Russell advises Congress to 'scuttle' Iran nuclear deal

    By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com  | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Three weeks ago, U.S. Rep. Steve Russell said Congress should spend 60 days deciding whether to support an international accord to curb Iran’s nuclear program. Tuesday, he said he has made up his mind. “We have to scuttle it,” Russell, R-Choctaw, said after an appearance before the Greater...

  • Netflix to give workers with babies a year of paid leave

    By The Associated Press | Published: Wed, Aug 5, 2015

    LOS GATOS, Calif. — Netflix is letting new parents on its payroll to take up to a year's paid leave in a move that could pressure other technology employers to improve their baby benefits as they vie for talent. The employee benefit announced Tuesday on Netflix's blog is generous even by the...

  • Two-train derailment is fatal for many in central India

    AP | Updated: 7 hr ago

    INDIA | NEW DELHI — A railway official said at least 19 people were killed Tuesday night when two trains derailed in central India after monsoon rains flooded a track. Bijendra Kumar, a railway official in Bhopal, the main city in Madhya Pradesh state where the accidents happened, said...

  • How much more does chief executive make? You may soon find out

    By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer | Updated: 7 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — CEOs make a lot more than the average working Joe or Jane. And in the near future, Americans will find out how big the disparity actually is within publicly traded companies. Federal regulators, under mandate from a 2010 law that reshaped regulation after the financial crisis,...

  • Taliban official resigns in sign

    By LYNNE O'DONNELL Associated Press | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Taliban official resigns in sign of growing internal divide AFGHANISTAN | KABUL — A senior Taliban figure resigned Tuesday in the latest fallout from the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, which has triggered a succession dispute and revealed growing rifts within the...


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