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  • UPDATE: Showers moving into central Oklahoma, flash flood watch in northeast Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 0 min ago

    Rain is moving into central Oklahoma Tuesday. There is a flash flood watch in northeast Oklahoma Tuesday. The Oklahoma City high temperature will be near 94 degrees.

  • UPDATE: Two people dead in southeast Oklahoma City crash

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 8 min ago

    Two people died in a southeast Oklahoma City crash Monday night. The crash was about 9:40 p.m. Monday. An Edmond man died in a Logan County crash Monday afternoon.

  • Officials: Egypt bombing kills 11 police officers

    Updated: 11 min ago

    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — A roadside bomb exploded Tuesday near an armored police vehicle traveling in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula, killing 11 police officers, including a senior official, security and medical officials said. The bomb appeared to have been detonated by remote control and it went off as the police vehicle was driving through the village of el-Wefaq near the Egyptian border with the Gaza Strip, security officials said. A medical official said the explosion also wounded two officers. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to journalists.

  • Officials say Yemeni President dismisses Cabinet

    Updated: 12 min ago

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say the country's President has dismissed the Cabinet and partially reversed an earlier decision to lift fuel subsidies in a bid to end a standoff with Shiite rebels holding anti-government protests across the country. Three government officials told The Associated Press that Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi would appoint a new prime minister within a week. They said Hadi made his decision on Tuesday during a meeting with the now outgoing government and representatives from political parties. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief journalists.

  • Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1B

    Updated: 25 min ago

    GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dollar General upped its bid for the rival Family Dollar chain and addressed an earlier roadblock, saying that it will more than double the number of stores it would shed to tamp down the antitrust concerns of its takeover target. The newest bid is worth $9.1 billion, or $80 per share, up from $78.50 per share in the previous offer. Family Dollar, based in Matthews, North Carolina, rejected the earlier bid in favor of a lesser offer of $8.5 billion from Dollar Tree Inc., saying that regulators were less likely to stand in the way.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 33 min ago

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen officials tell AP that president dismisses Cabinet amid standoff with Shiite rebels.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 33 min ago

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen officials tell AP that president dismisses Cabinet amid standoff with Shiite rebels.

  • Ukraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities

    Updated: 46 min ago

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian official said Tuesday that Russian forces have been spotted in both of the major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine. The claim by Col. Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine's national security council, came as the country's defense minister said Ukraine's armed forces are expanding their strategy from just fighting separatist rebels to facing the Russian army in a war that could cost "tens of thousands" of lives. Lysenko told reporters that Russian troops had been seen in the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk, as well as other locations throughout the east, but he did not give details and the claim could not be confirmed independently. Lysenko also said 15 servicemen had been killed over the

  • More than 30 teens escape from detention center

    Updated: 56 min ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center and 17 were still being sought early Tuesday, a spokesman said. Thirty-two teens — ages 14 to 19 — escaped from Woodland Hills Youth Development Center around 11 p.m. Monday by crawling under a weak spot in a fence that surrounded a yard there, Tennessee Department of Children's Services spokesman Rob Johnson said. Two teens were recaptured right away and others were found overnight, Johnson said. Local police and the Tennessee Highway Patrol are taking part in the search for the teens still at large. The teens being kept at the detention center have committed at least three felonies, Johnson said.

  • One man shot and killed, another man arrested in west Oklahoma City homicide Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    A man was shot to death in west Oklahoma City Tuesday, police said. Another man has been arrested.

  • Official: More than 30 teens escape from Nashville detention center; 17 still at large

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Official: More than 30 teens escape from Nashville detention center; 17 still at large.

  • US military attacks al-Shabab in Somalia

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group's leader. Al-Shabab had attacked the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, killing at least 67 people a year ago this month and the U.S. had targeted planners of the bloody assault. There was no immediate comment from al-Shabab and U.S. commanders were waiting to determine the attack's outcome. "U.S. military forces conducted an operation in Somalia today against the al-Shabaab network. We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate," said

  • Tropical Storm Dolly forms off Mexico's coast

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Dolly has formed off Mexico's coast over the Bay of Campeche. The storm's maximum sustained winds early Tuesday are near 45 mph (75 kph) with additional strengthening forecast until it makes landfall. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Dolly will approach Mexico's coast by Tuesday night and move inland by Wednesday morning. A tropical storm warning for Mexico's coast has been extended and now covers an area from Tuxpan to Barra el Mezquital. Dolly is centered about 200 miles (320 kilometers) east of Tampico, Mexico, and is moving northwest near 13 mph (20 kph).

  • Nishikori beats Raonic in 5 sets at US Open

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Japan's Kei Nishikori rallied for a five-set victory over fifth-seeded Milos Raonic to reach his first U.S. Open quarterfinal. The 10th-seeded Nishikori won 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-4 in a match that ended at nearly 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Raonic couldn't get anything going against his serve in the final two sets, while Nishikori earned the two breaks he'd need. Nishikori pushed Raonic all over the court, finishing off the match with an easy volley. He'll next face Australian Open champ Stan Wawrinka. Raonic couldn't follow up his historic semifinal appearance at Wimbledon with another deep Grand Slam run. He got in just 55 percent of his first serves, and Nishikori took advantage.

  • Oklahoma's criminal appellate court to self-publish records online

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Updated: 5 hr ago

    As of Labor Day, the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals became the official publisher of its own opinions. The state Supreme Court began self-publishing its opinions in January.

  • Kones for the Korral ice cream fundraiser helps children battle cancer in Oklahoma

    BY DARLA SLIPKE, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    The Toby Keith Foundation and Chatenay Square Merchants Association held the second annual Kones for the Korral ice cream festival on Monday. Proceeds from the event will benefit OK Kids Korral, a cost-free home for children battling cancer.

  • Former Oklahoma Corrections Department director helps children with incarcerated parents

    By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Justin Jones, the former director of the Oklahoma Corrections Department, is the new chairman of the board at Little Light Christian School, a private school for children with at least one incarcerated parent.

  • Tropical Storm Dolly forms off Mexico's coast over Bay of Campeche, is expected to strengthen

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Dolly forms off Mexico's coast over Bay of Campeche, is expected to strengthen.

  • Grady County man dies in boating accident Monday evening

    Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Bruce Michael Mullen, 58, was riding a personal watercraft on a farm pond near Marlow at 6:23 p.m. Monday when he struck a fence that was stretched across the pond. Mullen, who was legally blind, suffered trauma to the head and neck during the crash, troopers reported.

  • Many Oklahoma students start college taking remedial classes

    BY ADAM KEMP, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Four out of every 10 college-bound Oklahoma high school graduates are required to take at least one remedial class, officials say.