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  • Airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear

    Updated: 18 min ago

    In a sign of increased caution about flying near combat zones, U.S. and European airlines halted flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. Delta Air Lines and United Airlines suspended service between the U.S. and Israel indefinitely. US Airways scrapped its one flight to Tel Aviv Tuesday. Germany's Lufthansa and Air France also suspended flights. The actions come days after a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over eastern Ukraine with 298 people on board. Following the action by the U.S. airlines, the Federal Aviation Administration prohibited U.S. airlines from flying to the Tel Aviv airport for 24 hours. The Israelis are fighting Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip in the thi

  • Report finds Islamic plot to control UK schools

    Updated: 27 min ago

    LONDON (AP) — A British government investigation found evidence Tuesday that Muslim fundamentalists successfully gained control of some schools, raising fears that pupils are now vulnerable to radicalization. It said there was an "effective take-over" by like-minded people of a number of schools in Birmingham, Britain's second-largest city, leading to "the reinforcement of Muslim identity to the exclusion or disparagement of others." British Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said the report's findings were disturbing. "What has been so upsetting about the history in this small handful of schools is that the success of efforts to encourage more British Muslims to take up governing roles has been damaged by the actions o

  • British experts to analyze MH17 black boxes

    Updated: 44 min ago

    LONDON (AP) — Black boxes from the Malaysia Airlines plane downed in eastern Ukraine will be examined by U.K. air accident investigators, Britain's prime minister said Tuesday. British experts at the Air Accidents Investigation Branch will retrieve data from the flight recorders for analysis, following a request from the government of the Netherlands, David Cameron said on Twitter. The experts expect to download all the information within 24 hours of retrieving them, a Department of Transport spokesman said. They will not publish their findings but will pass them on to Dutch authorities, who will then decide what information can be released.

  • Parents of abducted girls, escapees meet president

    Updated: 44 min ago

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — President Goodluck Jonathan met for the first time Tuesday with parents of 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and dozens of classmates who managed to escape from their Islamic extremist captors. Jonathan assured them of his determination that those still in captivity "are brought out alive," presidential spokesman Reuben Abati told reporters after the meeting. It was "a very successful event," said Abati. Some of the girls described their escapes and Jonathan gave assurances that the education of the girls and their still-captive classmates would not suffer in any way, he said. "Mr.

  • Man stabbed at the downtown Oklahoma City bus terminal

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 49 min ago

    Phillip Hall, 46, was arrested on complaints of assault with a deadly weapon and public drunkenness on Monday.

  • LG G3 review: Hail to the king, baby

    By Richard Hall, Web Editor | Updated: 50 min ago

    The LG G3 is now the Android smartphone to beat.

  • Germany, France, Italy condemn anti-Semitic demos

    Updated: 53 min ago

    BERLIN (AP) — The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy on Tuesday condemned the rise in anti-Semitic protests and violence over the conflict in Gaza, saying they will do everything possible to combat it in their countries. "Anti-Semitic rhetoric and hostility against Jews, attacks on people of Jewish belief and synagogues have no place in our societies," German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, France's Laurent Fabius and Italy's Federica Mogherini said in a joint statement issued in Brussels. The three said that while they respect demonstrators' freedom of speech and right to assemble, they will also do everything possible to fight "acts and statements that cross the line to anti-Semitism, racism and xeno

  • UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

    Updated: 55 min ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel "in the very near future." Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council by videoconference from the West Bank city of Ramallah that he could not publicly reveal details "at this highly sensitive moment." As he started to address the council a siren could be heard in the background. The U.N. chief has also visited Qatar, Kuwait, Cairo and Jerusalem. He said he will go on to Jordan and Saudi Arabia on what he called his mission "of solidarity and peace," as Israelis fight Hamas militants in the third conflict in just over five years.

  • Gaza rocket lands near Israel's main airport

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel's main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting at least two American airlines to cancel flights to Israel in a reflection of high anxiety over air travel after last week's attack on a Malaysian jet over Ukraine. It was the latest blow to Israel on a day when it announced that an Israeli soldier went missing following a deadly battle in the Palestinian territory, where the Israelis are fighting Hamas militants in the third conflict in just over five years.

  • UPDATE: Heat advisory issued for most of Oklahoma Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The high temperature in central Oklahoma will feel like 104 degrees Tuesday. An excessive heat warning is in effect for the Tulsa area Tuesday

  • Edmond family to hold charity golf tournament for child with brain tumor

    By Nasreen Iqbal, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    The Edmond family of a 2-year-old diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor will hold a golf tournament to help with medical expenses

  • AP source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to contract

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cavs will sign the No. 1 overall pick to his deal, an agreement that would prevent any potential trade involving the small forward from being completed for 30 days. Wiggins has been linked to a possible trade with Minnesota for All-Star forward Kevin Love. The person familiar with the talks says Wiggins will sign with Cleveland as early as Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the team is not commenting on its plans.

  • 11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nearly a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again. Since the mass abduction of the schoolgirls by Islamic extremists three months ago, at least 11 of their parents have died and their hometown, Chibok, is under siege from the militants, residents report. Seven fathers of kidnapped girls were among 51 bodies brought to Chibok hospital after an attack on the nearby village of Kautakari this month, said a health worker who insisted on anonymity for fear of reprisals by the extremists.

  • Just how many brewers do we have in Oklahoma?

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    I posted a snippet of Oklahoma beer trivia on my Facebook page yesterday, and it started something of a mini-conversation on the interwebs. Here’s what I posted: “Random Oklahoma beer trivia: Did you know there are only 10 strong beer brewers officially licensed with ABLE to operate a brewery in Oklahoma? Six of those are […]

  • Oklahoma falls in rankings on overall child well-being

    BY MIKE AVERILL, Tulsa World | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Oklahoma dropped three spots in a national report ranking states on child well-being, ending three consecutive years of improvements and making it among the worst in the country. The state ranks 39th in the annual Kids Count Data Book by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Last year the state ranked 36th. It ranked 40th and 43rd the years prior.

  • Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their parents and thousands more families with children. Here's a look at some numbers on the immigration situation. —In the last budget year, Border Patrol agents arrested about 420,000 people, most of them along the Mexican border. That followed a three-year trend of near record low numbers of apprehensions. —Overall, the number of immigrants caught sneaking across the border remains at near historic low levels. —The last time so few people were arrested at the country's borders was 1973, when the Border Patrol recorded just fewer th

  • DC court deals major setback to Obamacare

    Chris Casteel | Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON _ A federal appeals court ruled here Tuesday that the Affordable Care Act does not allow people to get subsidies for insurance they buy on federal exchanges. The 2-1 decision _ if applied to Oklahoma and the 35 other states in which people buy health insurance on a federal exchange _ would have the […]

  • Track Debut: Stardeath and White Dwarfs' funky new track 'Wastoid'

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Stardeath and White Dwarfs is the brainchild of Flaming Lips extended family member Dennis Coyne (vocals), Lips drummer Matt Duckworth (drums), Casey Joseph (bass) and Ford Chastain (guitar). Here’s your exclusive first listen to “Wastoid.” I sat down with Oklahoma City-based Stardeath frontman Dennis Coyne at Saint’s Pub last week, and he immediately pointed out […]

  • Choctaw power outage reported Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    A power outage has been reported Tuesday. About 1,200 customers in the Choctaw area are without power.

  • White House: Health subsidies not halted by ruling

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says health subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will continue to flow for the time being despite a major setback delivered by a federal appeals court. The ruling potentially derails billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies. But White House spokesman Josh Earnest says while the case works its way through the courts, it has "no practical impact" on tax credits. He said the White House is confident in Justice's legal case. Earnest says there's mixed legal opinions on whether people who buy insurance through state-based markets can get subsidies. The ruling affects consumers in the 36 states served by the federal marketplace.