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  • VIDEO: Dog Reunited With Owner After 2 Years Passes Out

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    A Murrysville woman’s dog was so excited to see her for the first time in two years he passed out, says CBS Pittsburgh. And not to worry, the dog is doing just fine!

  • The editorial everyone's talking about: The New York Times calls for federal repeal of marijuana ban

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    "The federal government should repeal the ban on marijuana," says The New York Times. "We reached that conclusion after a great deal of discussion among the members of The Times’s Editorial Board, inspired by a rapidly growing movement among the states to reform marijuana laws ..."

  • Sarah Palin launches online channel as she rips ‘media filters’

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Sarah Palin says she's fed up with traditional news media outlets. So she's starting her own online channel, says the Washington Post.   In a Sunday video, the former Republican vice presidential nominee announced the Sarah Palin Channel, a subscription-based  Web site that she says will offer news, video chats with her and behind-the-scenes glimpses of speeches and political events she attends. The venture marks Palin's latest broadside against news outlets she has long accused of unfair coverage, including of her 2008 campaign. It's also an attempt to make her voice heard ahead of the midterm elections.

  • 22 cars that won't be back next year

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    The best new cars of the 2015 model year are springing to life, but what about the walking dead -- the cars that are meeting their demise, timely or untimely? asks Yahoo Autos. View the Death list 2015: 22 cars that won't be back next year, and some will surprise you.

  • KFOR: Teen nearly drowns at a popular Oklahoma lake

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    NORMAN – A lazy summer Sunday at Lake Thunderbird quickly turned frantic when a man went under the water, but didn’t come back up, KFOR reports.   It happened around 5:30 in the evening at an area known as Party Cove, and one witness said, “A young man named Ethan was trying to go over to a fan boat. The boat had struck ..."

  • Former Verdigris standout Rotnei Clarke: No hard feelings about Arkansas departure

    Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    BELLA VISTA — Rotnei Clarke didn’t finish his college career with the Arkansas basketball program, transferring to Butler after his junior season. The departure didn't change the former Verdigris star's opinion of Arkansas, though. Clarke, who has signed a 10-month contract to play his second season in Belgium for Okapi Aalstar, lives in Fayetteville, Ark., told an Arkansas newspaper that he's still a "huge fan" of the Hogs. BELLA VISTA — Rotnei Clarke didn’t finish his college career with the Arkansas basketball program, transferring to Butler after his junior season. The departure didn’t change his opinion of Arkansas, though. “I still look at Fayetteville as my home,” Clarke said Friday afternoon. “I had a great time when I played here. It’s an awesome place to live, and I can definitely see myself ending up here when I’m done playing basketball.” Clarke, who lives in Fayetteville with his wife, the former Patricia Elliott, participated in the Northwest Arkansas Razorback Club’s golf scramble in Bella Vista on Friday. The 25-year-old — who is a few months removed from a successful start to his professional career — revisited his time with the Razorbacks before playing a round of golf with a few family members in the event. - See more at: http://swtimes.com/sports/clarke-no-hard-feelings-toward-hogs#sthash.1Vxc75pR.dpuf

  • Center of the Universe Festival draws big crowds on day 2

    Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    Despite being hot and thirsty, the estimated 40,000 people who packed into the Brady Arts District for the second Center of the Universe Festival this weekend had organizers already looking at how to keep the momentum going. Approximately 18,000 people came downtown for the first day of the Center of the Universe Festival on Friday, officials said. Official numbers for Saturday weren’t available, but organizers estimated between 18,000 and 20,000 would pass through the gates.

  • Americans Think Women, People With Business Experience Govern Better - The Numbers - WSJ

    Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    More than 80% of Americans think the U.S. would be better governed by people with business experience or women, the Wall Street Journal reports. Results from a  Gallup Poll published Monday showed business experience, women, compromise and moderates were top traits Americans think lead to better governing. About 81% of respondents said they thought the country would be better governed by people with business and management experience, while 63% said they thought better governing would come from women and people who think it is more important to compromise to get things done than to hold firm to their principles.

  • Texas' vanishing abortion clinics, in one GIF

    Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    In 2013, Texas passed one of the strictest abortion restrictions in the US. What has happened since, as this GIF from Molly Redden at Mother Jones shows, is a massive wave of clinic closings, Vox reports. Before the law passed, the state had 40 abortion clinics. Right now, there are 21 clinics in operation. But that number could drop to 6 in September, when a new wave of regulations takes effect. In other words: Texas could have 85 percent fewer abortion clinics than it did three years ago.

  • 10 Things Americans Have Suddenly Stopped Buying

    Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    America is just not the clean-shaven, gun-buying, soda-drinking, Chef Boyardee-eating place it used to be, Time.com reports. For a variety of reasons—including but not limited to increased health consciousness, the harried pace of modern-day life, and plain old shifting consumer preferences,—Americans have scaled back on purchases of many items, sometimes drastically so. Here’s a top 10 list of things we’re not buying anymore, at least not anywhere near as frequently as we used to.

  • Housing Dispute Puts Quaker University at Front of Fight Over Transgender Issues

    Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    NEWBERG, Ore. — A growing number of openly transgender students have forced schools around the country to address questions so basic that they were rarely asked just a few years ago, much less answered: What defines a person’s gender, and who gets to decide? A small Christian college here, George Fox University, has become the latest front in this fight, refusing to recognize as male a student who was born anatomically female, New York Times reports. The student calls himself a man, and as of April 11, when a state circuit court legally changed his sex, the State of Oregon agrees.

  • Man with AIDS arrested for biting medical technician

    Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    A man is at the Tulsa Jail Saturday on a complaint of knowingly spreading AIDS to a St. John Medical Center employee Friday night, Tulsa World reports. Tulsa police officers responded to an assault complaint at St. John around 10:20 p.m. Friday, where medical personnel alleged Darin Bunch, 40, was abusive toward a medical technician who tried to prevent him from pulling out his heart monitor. Bunch, who has acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS, bit the woman on the right forearm while she reached over him to check a tube, according to a booking report.

  • Plane Survivor Crawls Out Of Fiery Wreckage

    Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    A woman escaped from the fiery wreckage of the TransAsia Airways plane by clambering through a hole in the fuselage - and then phoned her father to come and pick her up, Yahoo News reports.   Hung Yu-ting was one of only 10 survivors when the aircraft crashed into houses near a runway on Taiwan's Penghu islands on Wednesday.

  • 1 in 7 girls living in developing countries is married before her 15th birthday

    Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    After she got married, she had to drop out of 7th grade. This is the beginning of a story I heard at the +SocialGood event last month from Miriam Enerstrida, a young woman who escaped child marriage in Zambia, Huffington Post reports. When she was in 7th grade, Miriam was sold into marriage. Her husband's family kept her in their basement, naked, so she could not run away. When she asked about going back to school, she said she was beaten and they made her repeat the phrase "school is for boys and not for the girl child." I'm sure just by reading this you can tell what is wrong here. Although marriage below the age of 18 is not permitted in most countries, social norms and discriminatory laws often allow the practice to continue even where laws are on the books. Every day, 39,000 girls under the age of 18 will be forced into early marriage. One in seven girls living in developing countries is married before her 15th birthday.

  • Police arrest pair in hair salon burglaries

    By KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    A man and woman are in custody after Tulsa police say they were culprits in a string of salon burglaries, Tulsa World reports. Deena June Patrick, 41, and Terry Drury, 46, both of Tulsa, were booked into the Tulsa Jail on stolen property complaints, jail records show.

  • UNC hires Zac Selmon as Associate Director of Athletics

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    The University of North Carolina has hired Zac Selmon to become the new Associate Director of Athletics. Selmon, a former Wake Forest tight end, is a Norman native and the son of former OU standout Dewey Selmon. He recently worked as the associate director of athletics development at the University of Oklahoma.

  • Wendy's: Tests build-your-own burger

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Wendy's is joining the build-your-own parade, USA Today reports. The burger chain is testing, in two Columbus-area locations, a "build your sandwich" program that allows customer to choose the kind of meat, bun, cheese, sauce and toppings they want on their sandwiches. "This is a very limited operational test," wrote spokesman Bob Bertini in an e-mail. He declined to discuss the test "for competitive reasons."

  • Teen arrested for making threats on Facebook

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A 13-year-old Splendora girl has confessed to issuing a death threat against the entire town in which she lives, according to a Montgomery County constable. But he still doesn't know what the motive may have been. It began as cyber-bullying against a young man in Splendora recovering from cancer, whose story prompted a visit from Texans star JJ Watt some months ago. Allegedly using the fake name of "Melissa Johnson," the girl is accused of messaging the boy on Facebook, writing that he "should have died."

  • Blake Griffin replaced by John Wall on US World Cup roster

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Washington Wizards guard John Wall has been added to the U.S. player pool for this summer's World Cup of Basketball. Wall will replace former OU star Blake Griffin on the roster. Griffin said Thursday that he was pulling out of the U.S.'s player pool for the FIBA World Cup. Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kevin Love are among the players expected to report to training camp July 28-Aug. 1 in Las Vegas.

  • Two Texas players under investigation 'immediately eligible'

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Charlie Strong and the University of Texas had a long day of letting players go on Friday, but at least two players get to stick around. UT announced that two players under NCAA investigation for accepting a meal from an agent are "immediately eligible for competition." Texas officials didn't release the names of the players, but reports of the players  possibly losing their NCAA eligibility surfaced last week.