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  • Storm chance continues Thursday morning in central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    There is a chance for showers and thunderstorms in Oklahoma Thursday morning. The afternoon will be sunny and windy.

  • Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

    Updated: 31 min ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said. The shooting at Cure International Hospital in western Kabul was the latest in a string of deadly attacks on foreign civilians in the Afghan capital this year. Two of the dead were a visiting father and son, Minister of Health Soraya Dalil said, adding that the other victim was a Cure International doctor who had worked for seven years in Kabul. She said an American nurse had also been wounded in the attack. The attacker was a member of the Afghan Public Protection Force assigned to guard the hospital, according to Dis

  • Camilla's brother dies in New York of head injury

    Updated: 33 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, are "utterly devastated" by the death of her brother, who fell outside a hotel bar and suffered a head injury, British royal officials said. Mark Shand, chairman of an elephant conservation charity, was in New York for a charity auction at Sotheby's. The New York Police Department said Shand had arrived at the Gramercy Park Hotel's Rose Bar just before 1 a.m. Wednesday accompanied by a relative. He went out to smoke a cigarette around 2:30 a.m. and fell backward as he tried to re-enter through a revolving door, police said. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:25 a.m., police said. The cause of his death will be determined by the medi

  • Miami Beach theater evacuated after popcorn fire

    Updated: 43 min ago

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A small fire that started in a popcorn machine caused the evacuation of a Miami Beach movie theater. Officials say the smoke alarm sounded about 7:25 p.m. Wednesday inside the Regal South Beach theater. Miami Beach firefighters quickly extinguished the fire. Miami television station WSVN (http://bit.ly/1gT6ExQ ) showed moviegoers covering their faces as they left the smoky theater. Employees wore masks as they helped customers get out of the building. One employee was checked by rescue crews but is expected to be OK. The theater was expected to reopen Thursday after crews clean up the concession stand. ___ Information from: WSVN-TV, http://www1.wsvn.

  • Silver Alert issued for missing Oklahoma City man.

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    Police are looking for a missing man. The 84-year-old man is known to visit Penn Square Mall.

  • US Embassy in Kabul confirms 3 doctors killed by Afghan hospital guard are American citizens

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — US Embassy in Kabul confirms 3 doctors killed by Afghan hospital guard are American citizens.

  • Obama: US would defend Japan in islands dispute

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Showing solidarity with Japan, President Barack Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the long-running dispute peacefully. Wading cautiously into a diplomatic minefield, Obama insisted the U.S. takes no position on whether the islands in the East China Sea are ultimately in the dominion of China or Japan. But he noted that historically Japan has administered the islands, triggering America's treaty obligations to defend its ally should tensions escalate militarily. "We do not believe that they should be subject to change unilaterally," Obama said at a news conference with Japan's Pri

  • Oklahoma Supreme Court lets executions go forward

    BY NOLAN CLAY, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Justices lift stay after ruling inmates don’t have right to know source of drugs.

  • Moore Public Schools receives $500,000 donation for storm shelter

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Updated: 7 hr ago

    The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma donated $500,000 toward a new storm shelter to house 1,200 students who attend Central Junior High and Central Elementary in Moore.

  • Oklahoma officials provide update on tornado relief funds, response

    BY RANDY ELLIS, Capitol Bureau | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Two disaster recovery funds formed in response to last May’s Oklahoma tornadoes have spent $9.4 million to date assisting victims, Gov. Mary Fallin and United Way of Central Oklahoma officials announced Wednesday.

  • Authorities seek men in connection with bank robbery in south Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 8 hr ago

    The Wednesday robbery of the Bank of Oklahoma branch inside Crest Foods, 10525 S May, is under investigation.

  • Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts: An artist's life is perfect for Mike Kemper

    BY HEATHER WARLICK, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    His work is described as urban pop surrealism, his lifestyle is nomadic, and Oklahoma artist Mike Kemper wouldn’t have it any other way. His work is on sale at the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts in booth 19D.

  • Muldrow woman dies in motorcycle crash

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 8 hr ago

    A Muldrow woman died Tuesday in a motorcycle crash south of Sallisaw in eastern Oklahoma.

  • Oklahoma weather: Severe storm updates

    FROM LOCAL REPORTS | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Follow live severe storm updates, road closings and travel conditions below. The following tweets are from reporters, state officials and meteorologists.

  • Supreme Court rules executions can proceed

    BY NOLAN CLAY | Updated: 9 hr ago

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court Wednesday evening ruled two convicted murderers’ executions can go forward. Justices voted 5-4 Monday to halt the executions. They voted unanimously Wednesday to dissolve that stay. Clayton Derrell Lockett and Charles Frederick Warner are now scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection Tuesday. Check NewsOK for more updates on this story.

  • Louisiana Senate to consider equal pay proposal

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A bill that would prohibit private businesses in Louisiana from unintentionally paying women less than men for doing the same job will pass to the full Senate after receiving a committee's support Wednesday. The measure by Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, received the backing of the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee. Current state law already prohibits employers from intentionally paying women less than men for the same job. But Julie Schwam Harris, with Legislative Agenda for Women, said employers can unintentionally discriminate for a number of reasons, sometimes when women are stereotyped as second earners rather than breadwinners.

  • UPDATE: Eastbound Interstate 240 reopened

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Eastbound Interstate 240 is no longer closed at Interstate 35, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. A vehicle fire shut down all eastbound lanes earlier in the afternoon.

  • Convicted leaker Manning changes legal name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    (c) 2014, The Washington Post. An Army soldier convicted of leaking classified military and diplomatic records persuaded a Kansas judge Wednesday to legally change her name from Bradley Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. The judicial order in Leavenworth County District Court could be a key step in the transgender soldier's quest to get the military to devise a medical treatment plan commonly available to civilians diagnosed with gender identity disorder. The Department of Defense bans transgender people from serving and routinely discharges service members who start hormone therapy. But Manning's case is forcing the Pentagon to grapple with complex legal and personnel questions because the soldier is serving a 35-ye

  • Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    ELLIJAY, Ga. (AP) — Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances. Following mass shootings in recent years, some states have pursued stronger limits on guns while others like Georgia have taken the opposite path, with advocates arguing that people should be allowed to carry weapons as an issue of public safety. Republicans control large majorities in the Georgia General Assembly, and the bill passed overwhelming despite objections from some religious leaders and loc

  • Police release photos of Edmond home burglary suspect

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    The suspect, described by police as a 16-to-19-year-old black male wearing gym shorts and a white t-shirt, is accused of burglarizing at least 12 homes scattered throughout city limits.