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  • Roethlisberger, Steelers top Panthers 37-19

    Updated: 55 min ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers didn't do much of anything right Sunday night. They didn't protect Cam Newton in the pocket. They couldn't stop the Pittsburgh Steelers from running. They committed too many penalties and had some costly turnovers. "People just took turns making mistakes," Newton said after the 37-19 loss. The Panthers committed seven penalties for 105 yards, including an encroachment call as Pittsburgh lined up a field goal — giving the Steelers a first down that led directly to their first touchdown since Week 1. Pittsburgh also had a pair of 100-yard rushers, sacked Newton three times and hit him several more. The Panthers ran for just 42 yards and fumbled a punt return that the

  • Oklahoma State Fair's final day brings out crowds for one more ride

    By Kyle Hinchey, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Sunday marked the final day of the 2014 Oklahoma State Fair.

  • Body found behind NW Oklahoma City church

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Police believe the body has been there for about two weeks, making it difficult to determine how the man died.

  • Hundreds gather in Oklahoma City to pray, protest 'black mass'

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, spiritual leader for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, shared the reason for the afternoon gathering — a war being waged against the devil.

  • Archivist explores Oklahoma City's past in records project

    By Matt Patterson, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Jennifer Day is Oklahoma City’s archivist working on a two-year project to catalog records that have been in storage for decades. The project is “Let the Sunshine in: Processing Government Records of the City of Oklahoma City.”

  • New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan's election commission named a new president Sunday only hours after the leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country's new chief executive. The commission named Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the winner and next president and noted that his one-time rival, Abdullah Abdullah, will fill the newly created position of chief executive, a post akin to prime minister. But it pointedly did not release final vote totals amid concerns that doing so could inflame tensions.

  • High-profile losses, criminal investigation hit powerful Oklahoma political consulting firm A.H. Strategies

    By Nolan Clay, Staff Writer | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Oklahoma City-based A.H. Strategies is known in political circles as one of the powerhouses in campaign consulting in Oklahoma. Now, the company is on the ropes, dealing both with a criminal investigation and losses this year in three of its most high-profile races.

  • Public safety center alters look of downtown Edmond

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Construction of Edmond’s new public safety center has been underway for a year. It is expected to be completed in another year. The new three-story building with a 14-cell prisoner holding center in the basement has changed the looks of downtown Edmond.

  • Man seen with UVa student faces driving charge

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man believed to be the last person seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared was being sought on arrest warrants charging him with reckless driving, a police chief said Sunday, adding authorities also want to ask him about the missing teen. Virginia State Police have issued warrants for Jesse Matthew on a charge of misdemeanor reckless driving, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said at a news conference Sunday. Matthew has not been charged in the disappearance of 18-year-old Hannah Graham, who was last seen early on Sept. 13 in Charlottesville. Longo said police want to talk to Matthew, who was seen with Graham before she disappeared.

  • NASA: Maven explorer arrives at Mars after voyage of nearly a year, enters orbit red planet

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA: Maven explorer arrives at Mars after voyage of nearly a year, enters orbit red planet.

  • Del. authorities: Bus overturns, 1 dead, injuries

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BEAR, Del. (AP) — A bus carrying dozens of people crashed and overturned in Delaware, leaving one woman dead and several other people injured, authorities said. Officials said the accident did not involve other vehicles and happened around 4:20 p.m. Sunday in the community of Bear in the northern part of the state. Delaware State Police spokesman Sgt. Paul Shavack said there were 50 passengers on the bus when it overturned onto its left side. Shavack said one woman was killed at the scene, and that troopers found her body under the bus. The 49 others were taken to area hospitals for injuries varying in severity. Of those, three to five people were in critical condition, Shavack said.

  • Xinjiang authorities say multiple explosions kill 2 people, injure many others

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Xinjiang authorities say multiple explosions kill 2 people, injure many others.

  • Global marches draw attention to climate change

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth — in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action. Starting along Central Park West, most came on foot, others with bicycles and walkers, and some even in wheelchairs. Many wore costumes and marched to drumbeats. One woman played the accordion. But their message was not entertaining: "We're going to lose our planet in the next generation if things continue this way," said Bert Garskof, 81, as a family member pushed his wheelchair through Times Square.

  • Tanaka, Jeter lead Yankees over Blue Jays 5-2

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka started Jose Reyes with a 92 mph fastball, his first major league pitch since July 8. He threw 70 pitches in all and didn't feel any pain in the right elbow that had sidelined him for 2 1/2 months. "Obviously, I'm very relieved," Tanaka said through a translator after leading the Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Sunday before a boisterous sellout crowd of 48,144 on a gray, overcast afternoon. Tanaka was only part of the attraction: It was Derek Jeter's last weekend game at Yankee Stadium. The retiring Yankees captain received standing ovations during every at-bat, went 2 for 4 and finished his next-to-last home series 8 for 15 with two doubles, a home run and three RBIs.

  • Logano wins at New Hampshire in 2nd Chase race

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Raised in Connecticut, Joey Logano always considered New Hampshire his home track, the one where he dreamed of being bathed in confetti in Victory Lane and flocked by family and friends. For Logano, the track about 75 miles outside of Boston was his version of Daytona. Winning at New Hampshire could mean a bit more to him than a boyhood fantasy fulfilled when the season ends — it could be Logano's launching pad for his first NASCAR championship. Logano helped Team Penske strengthen its grip as the organization to beat for the championship, pulling away on an overtime restart to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and advance to the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.

  • Relatives: Vet arrested at White House needs help

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — An Iraq war veteran accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the Secret Service stopped him posed no threat to anyone and needs counseling instead of prosecution, members of his family said Sunday. Omar Gonzalez, 42, was arrested Friday and is expected in federal court Monday to face charges of unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a deadly or dangerous weapon — a small folding knife in this case. Jerry Murphy, whose mother was married to Gonzalez for several years, said Gonzalez suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and that he needs treatment.

  • California authorities capture 5th jail escapee

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fifth man who escaped a Central California correctional facility has been captured, authorities said Sunday. Madera County deputies apprehended Roel Soliz, 30, of Chowchilla in Fairmead shortly before 3 p.m. after receiving an anonymous phone tip, Sheriff John Anderson said. The sheriff's office declined to provide further details about Soliz's arrest, sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart said. The capture came less than 24 hours after a pair of special sheriff's units caught the other four escapees — Juan Lopez, 33, Jorge Lopez-Diaz, 26, Abel Ramos 25, and Ricardo Cendejas, 19, all of Madera — late Saturday night, also following an anonymous phone tip. The men were in hiding upon their

  • DeGrom solid for Mets, wants to make another start

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Jacob deGrom hopes Mets manager Terry Collins lets him make one last start. With the way he's pitching, deGrom sees no reason to stop now even though New York might want to keep the rookie under 185 innings for the season. "I told him I would like to make my next one," deGrom said. "Why not?" DeGrom struck out 10 in six innings and the Mets finished a three-game sweep that knocked the Atlanta Braves out of the playoff hunt Sunday with a 10-2 victory. A half-game out of first place in the NL East on July 29, the Braves have gone 18-30 since then to fall 15 back of Washington. Atlanta was eliminated from the wild-card chase when Pittsburgh beat Milwaukee 1-0 earlier Sunday.

  • Blue Jays complete 1-6 trip with 5-2 loss to Yanks

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — When the Toronto Blue Jays headed home on Sunday evening after yet another loss at Yankee Stadium, they were 6 1/2 games out for the AL's second wild card with seven games to play. "It's not looking too great," Jose Bautista said after the 5-2 defeat. "The stars are going to have to align for us if anything's going to happen." Toronto has not played a postseason game since Joe Carter's World Series-winning home run off Mitch Williams 21 years ago, and that streak of futility is not likely to end this year. A 1-6 trip to Baltimore and New York pretty much ended the Blue Jays' already feint postseason hopes. "Obviously, it's real disappointing," Drew Hutchison (10-13) said after his second loss on the tr

  • Group says it gave hundreds of veterans free pot

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of military veterans received free marijuana during a special giveaway in Denver designed to show that pot can help ease their pain. Members of Operation Grow4Vets said the Saturday event aimed to offer veterans an alternative to prescription drugs to help with anxiety, pain and other problems. The organization also says it gave out 400 bags of marijuana-infused products at the Denver Cannabis Giveaway. "We're really here to help them with their medical conditions," including post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, the group's founder, Roger Martin, himself a veteran, told KDVR-TV ( ). "There's a wide variety of ailments. Anything that involves pain.