• Moore Police Department calls press conference to discuss unauthorized visitor at high school

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 4 min ago

    Moore police are holding a news conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss an incident in which a man made unauthorized entry into the high school and asked suspicious questions earlier this month.

  • Players file lawsuit in Canada over World Cup turf

    Updated: 25 min ago

    A group of elite players has filed a lawsuit in Canada challenging plans to play the 2015 Women's World Cup on artificial turf. The players, led by U.S. women's national team forward Abby Wambach, filed Wednesday in the human rights tribunal of Ontario, attorney Hampton Dellinger told The Associated Press. The women claim that playing the sport's premier tournament on fake grass amounts to gender discrimination under Canadian law. Their male counterparts have always played the World Cup on natural grass surfaces, and will for the foreseeable future. The players say they believe there is a greater risk of injury on turf and that an artificial surface impacts both how the game is played and how the ball behaves. Amo

  • Court: Democrats don't need Kansas Senate nominee

    Updated: 32 min ago

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas court ruled Wednesday that Democrats can go without a U.S. Senate candidate on the ballot after their nominee dropped out of the race against three-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, a blow to the GOP in the national battle over control of the Senate. A panel of three Shawnee County District Court judges said a state election law does not require Democrats to fill the candidate vacancy. The judges also said the disgruntled voter who sued the state Democratic Party and three of its top officials failed "to provide evidence to sustain it" by refusing to participate in the only hearing in the case Monday.

  • Court blocks part of new North Carolina voting law

    Updated: 46 min ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Parts of North Carolina's new voting law, considered one of the toughest in the nation, were set aside for next month's elections because they were likely to disenfranchise black voters, a federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday. In a 2-1 ruling, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals suspended provisions of the Republican-backed law that would have eliminated same-day registration during early voting and voided ballots cast on Election Day outside of a person's assigned precinct. "Whether the number is 30 or 30,000, surely some North Carolina minority voters will be disproportionately adversely affected in the upcoming election," wrote Judge James Wynn, a former North Carolina Supreme Court justice

  • Oklahoma City woman dressed up as a witch to punish child, police say

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Geneva Robinson, 49, was arrested on a complaint of child abuse after a 7-year-old girl said Robinson dressed up as a witch and abused her.

  • Palestinians: Israeli occupation must end in 2016

    Updated: 50 min ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 including East Jerusalem in a new push to achieve independence. The circulation of the draft resolution to council members follows Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' announcement to the U.N. General Assembly last Friday that he would ask the council to set a deadline for a pullout and dictate the ground rules for any talks with Israel.

  • Wacha in bullpen to start NL division series

    Updated: 52 min ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Wacha, who starred in the postseason as a rookie last fall, will be in the St. Louis Cardinals' bullpen for the start of the NL division series. Manager Mike Matheny said Wednesday he'll go with Adam Wainwright, Lance Lynn, John Lackey and Shelby Miller the first four games against the Dodgers. The best-of-five series starts Friday in Los Angeles. The 23-year-old Wacha was the NL championship series MVP last year, outpitching Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw twice. He's had trouble regaining form after a long layoff caused by a shoulder injury. Acquired from Boston at the trade deadline, :ackey beat the Cardinals twice in the World Series and finished this year strongly.

  • Amazon closing distribution plant in Kansas

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Amazon.com plans to close a distribution center in southeast Kansas in February, but it isn't clear how many employees the move will affect. Coffeyville Chamber of Commerce executive director Stacia Meek said Wednesday that Amazon informed her of the closure in an email Tuesday evening. The Seattle-based online retailer did not immediately return email and phone messages seeking comment. Meek says Amazon told her the closure is part of a move to have its distribution centers closer to the bulk of its customers. Coffeyville is a rural town about 70 miles north of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Amazon is one of the area's largest employers, though its workforce fluctuates widely.

  • Girl, 10, dies from complications of enterovirus

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State health officials say a 10-year-old Rhode Island girl has died from complications of an unusual respiratory virus that has been affecting children across the U.S. The Rhode Island Health Department announced Wednesday that the child died last week of a staph infection associated with enterovirus 68, which it called "a very rare combination." Health Director Michael Fine says the girl was from Cumberland and was taken to Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence when her parents noticed she was having trouble breathing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the virus has been confirmed in 472 people in 41 states and the District of Columbia. So far, no deaths have been attribut

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon man sentenced to 30 years in prison for car-bomb plot at Christmas tree-lighting.

  • Official: 5 kids had contact with Ebola patient

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say five students who had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas are being monitored but are showing no symptoms of the disease. Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles said Wednesday that the students were in school this week after possibly being in contact with the man over the weekend. But he says they're showing no symptoms and are now being monitored at home. Health officials say the disease is only spread by people with symptoms, such as diarrhea or vomiting. As an added precaution, Miles says additional health and custodial staff will be at the five schools the students attend. The unidentified man is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in

  • ACLU challenges new Alabama abortion law

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing to stop a new Alabama law that places additional requirements on girls seeking abortions without their parents' approval. The suit, filed in federal court in Montgomery, said the Alabama law goes beyond any other state's law in regulating abortions for females under 18, and it creates additional barriers for girls who can't seek parental consent because they are victims of abuse or neglect. "This law aims to shame a young woman into not having an abortion," Susan Watson, executive director of the ACLU of Alabama, said Wednesday. The sponsor of the new law, Republican Rep. Mike Jones of Andalusia, was out of his office and not immediately available for

  • Senior Republican wants Secret Service chief out

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Republican lawmaker called for Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to resign, and a senior Democrat said he is not comfortable with her leading the agency, as support for Pierson eroded Wednesday in the wake of her poorly received testimony about the White House break-in. House Speaker John Boehner stopped short of calling for Pierson's resignation in a statement, but backed a call for an independent investigation and said, "the president must make a swift determination on whether the agency is being well-served by its current leadership." "Unfortunately, the Secret Service director's appearance before the Oversight and Government Reform Committee has left us with more questions than answers," t

  • Alton Nolen arrives at Cleveland County jail

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Alton Nolen, charged in the beheading of one co-worker and an attempt to behead another, has arrived at the Cleveland County jail after being released from OU Medical Center.

  • Hospital official: Information about Ebola patient's travel not relayed to all who treated him

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Hospital official: Information about Ebola patient's travel not relayed to all who treated him.

  • deadCenter Film Festival visiting Bartlesville today

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    BARTLESVILLE – The deadCENTER Film Festival will visit Bartlesville today for a one-day festival from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Theater Bartlesville, 312 S Dewey Ave. The festival will include a community workshop and two screenings. All activities are free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to register at www.theaterbartlesville.com. DCFF is […]

  • Dow falls 200 points on disappointing economic news, drop in airline stocks over Ebola fears

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dow falls 200 points on disappointing economic news, drop in airline stocks over Ebola fears.

  • Oklahoma beheading: Family of slain Moore woman issues statement

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Colleen Hufford’s family issued a statement Wednesday thanking family and friends who have offered messages of hope and prayer in the wake of her death. Hufford, 54, died Thursday after being attacked at Vaughan Foods in Moore.

  • OSU basketball: Five-star guard Jawun Evans commits to Cowboys

    john helsley | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Oklahoma State’s 2015 basketball recruiting class received a needed jolt Wednesday, with five-star point guard Jawun Evans committing to the Cowboys. A 6-foot senior at Dallas Kimball High, Evans announced his decision via ESPN.com. He is a consensus pick as one of the nation’s premier point guards, rated as the No. 3 point by Scout.com. Some recruiting analysts consider Evans to be the top player overall in Texas. “The No. 1 asset that he brings is speed,” Scout.com analyst Brian Snow wrote in a pre-decision primer on Evans. “There might not be a faster player in the country getting baseline-to-baseline with the basketball than Evans. “Beyond just his speed, Evans is also

  • Oklahoma City unemployment down slightly

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Jobless rate down across 57 of state’s 77 counties