• 1 dead, several injured in tent collapse in suburban Chicago

    Updated: 5 min ago

    WOOD DALE, Ill. (AP) — One person has died and several people are injured after a tent collapsed at a festival in suburban Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reports (http://trib.in/1STB0mD ) that a tent at the Wood Dale Prairie Fest collapsed during a storm on Sunday afternoon. Wood Dale Deputy Police Chief Mike Rivas told the newspaper that one person was killed, three people were seriously injured and about 17 to 20 people were taken to area hospitals. Tracy Anderson told the newspaper that her husband saw the tent blow up in the air and land on several people. She said she saw several emergency vehicles at the scene. Wood Dale is about 25 miles northwest of Chicago.

  • Canada PM triggers election with vote in October

    Updated: 36 min ago

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper triggered an election campaign Sunday and set the vote for Oct. 19, when Harper and his Conservative party hope to earn a fourth term after almost a decade in power. Analysts say the election is a toss-up and Harper faces an uphill battle to form another majority government. If Harper wins he would become the first prime minister since 1908 to win four consecutive elections. The prime minister dissolved Parliament Sunday in a visit to the governor-general, the ceremonial representative of Queen Elizabeth II, Canada's head of state. Harper has managed to nudge a traditionally center-left country to the right since coming to power in 2006.

  • Carbon rule gives states leeway to meet climate change goal, EPA chief says

    Chris Casteel | Updated: 52 min ago

    WASHINGTON _ The Obama administration's final rule for reducing carbon emissions at power plants across the nation will be released on Monday and will give states wide latitude to adopt an energy mix and efficiency measures, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday. All of the state-specific standards are "reasonable and achievable," EPA administrator Gina McCarthy told reporters on a conference call. "They’re all entirely doable and (implementing them) will not affect reliability or affordability." The specific state targets are expected to be released on Monday. A White House official said Sunday that the rule represents "the single biggest step any president has made to curb carbon

  • Police say person of interest in custody in officer killing

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A person of "interest" has been taken into custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer during a traffic stop in Memphis, police said Sunday. Memphis Police Department spokeswoman Karen Rudolph told The Associated Press that a person is in custody but that no charges have been filed in the killing of Officer Sean Bolton, 33. She said the investigation is ongoing but did not provide further details. Bolton was shot near one of the main arteries in a working class area in southeast Memphis late Saturday. In a statement, police said a civilian had used Bolton's radio to notify police about the shooting. No further details were released.

  • ACLU files for fees in Ten Commandments case

    By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma can't recover all of its expenses related to its so-far successful fight to remove the Ten Commandments monument from the Capitol Grounds. But as a victorious appellant in the case it took to Oklahoma's Supreme Court, it can recover some fees related to the case, its legal affairs director said.

  • Six Debutantes are hostesses for party in Oklahoma City

    Updated: 1 hr ago

      Hannah Frogge, Callie Kumler, Liza Cameron, Katherine Wolf, Carly Collins, Caroline Sullivan. (Photo by Fran Kozakowski).  Among the parties this summer for Beaux Arts Ball debutantes, escorts and friends was the one that Debutantes Liza Cameron, Carly Collins, Hannah Frogge, Callie Kumler, Caroline Sullivan and Katherine Wolf gave recently. It was themed “Beauxnanza” party and was held on the Bedlam BBQ back patio.  The western- themed event featured assorted barbecue sliders. Vases of Gerber daisies and buckets of peanuts were on the tables.  Guests danced to the music of C+.

  • Park wins Women's British Open, captures 4th different major

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — As Inbee Park hunted down Jin-Young Ko in the final stretch of the Women's British Open, it quickly became clear which South Korean was the rookie and which was the player about to add another chapter in golf's record book. The top-ranked Park picked up seven shots in her last 12 holes, pressured her 20-year-old protege so much she finally lost her nerve, and completed a 7-under 65 at Turnberry to capture the trophy she thought she may never win. Park won by three shots on 12-under 276 for a seventh major title, becoming just the seventh female player to win four different majors — after Louise Suggs, Mickey Wright, Pat Bradley, Juli Inkster, Karrie Webb and Annika Sorenstam.

  • Robert Bates' self-reported records appear to support allegations he patrolled before obtaining required training

    By Corey Jones, Tulsa World | Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Records filled out by former Tulsa County Reserve Deputy Robert Bates appear to support allegations from a leaked 2009 internal investigation that he was patrolling on his own well before receiving the training hours required to do so and despite being told to stop by a superior. The self-reported records indicate Bates roamed roads prior to even starting the field training required to perform those duties without the direct supervision of a certified deputy. They also indicate Bates issued warnings to motorists on two days he didn’t report doing any work for the Sheriff’s Office. The 73-year-old insurance executive spent most of his time working with the Drug Task Force, records indicate, as he was doing April 2 when he fatally shot Eric Harris during an undercover gun buy. Bates is charged with second-degree manslaughter in Harris’ death and has a jury trial set for Feb. 8.

  • Memphis police say 1 person of interest in custody in connection with fatal officer shooting

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis police say 1 person of interest in custody in connection with fatal officer shooting.

  • Assist leaders: Police officers reach community through basketball program

    BY DARLA SLIPKE Staff Writer dslipke@oklahoman.com | Updated: 6 hr ago

    The annual Jammin' Hoopsfest event provides a fun, safe environment for local youth on Thursday nights during the summer and allows the community to connect with Oklahoma City law enforcement officers in a positive way, organizers say.

  • GUSHING INTO CUSHING: Oil fills major storage hub in small Oklahoma town

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Cushing, Oklahoma, is the country’s largest commercial storage hub. It is home to 57.7 million barrels of oil, or about 12.5 percent of the country’s commercial stockpiles. The percentage is up from 4.9 percent one year ago, when oil was still selling for about $100 a barrel.

  • Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper triggers election campaign ahead of Oct. 19 vote

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper triggers election campaign ahead of Oct. 19 vote.

  • Emotional scenes as South Sudan gains Olympic status

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — With an Olympic flag draped around his neck, the official from South Sudan couldn't contain his emotion. Moments after his war-torn country was officially recognized by the IOC on Sunday, Tong Chor Malke Deran wiped tears from his eyes and later broke down when talking about the plight of his nation's athletes. The decision means the world's newest nation will be able to have its competitors enter the stadium in Rio de Janeiro next year behind their own flag. More importantly, the country's near non-existent sporting infrastructure and athletes will receive funding assistance from the IOC. South Sudan, which split from Sudan and became independent in 2011, has been hit by civil war for th

  • Zimbabwe alleges a second American killed a lion in an illegal hunt several months ago.

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe alleges a second American killed a lion in an illegal hunt several months ago.

  • Malaysian official: New debris found in Reunion belongs to 'domestic ladder,' not a plane part

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — Malaysian official: New debris found in Reunion belongs to 'domestic ladder,' not a plane part.

  • Egypt court postpones Al-Jazeera English verdict to Aug. 29

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday again postponed announcing a verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists, extending the long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists. The case against Canadian national Mohammed Fahmy, Australian journalist Peter Greste and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed embroiled their journalism into the wider conflict between Egypt and Qatar following the 2013 military ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Judge Hassan Farid, who oversaw the case against the three, did not attend Sunday's hearing. Another judge, Essam Aboul Ella, announced the case had been postponed. "It's more suffering for us, more waiting," Moha

  • Burundi official says country's former intelligence chief, ally of president, has been killed

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi official says country's former intelligence chief, ally of president, has been killed .

  • Verizon workers to stay on job without new contract

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon and unions representing workers in nine states said employees will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled. The wireless carrier and leaders of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers announced the decision early Sunday, shortly after a contract covering 39,000 workers expired. The unions said they are prepared to schedule regular bargaining sessions, but that they will leave the sites of their round-the-clock negotiations in Philadelphia and Rye, New York.

  • Memphis police officer shot, killed during traffic stop in Tennessee; suspect still on the run

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis police officer shot, killed during traffic stop in Tennessee; suspect still on the run.

  • State veteran recalls risky rescue mission in WWII

    By Brian Blansett, The Tri-County Herald | Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    In 1945, Glenn Leak was in the Philippines and took part in a mission to rescue 2,100 men, women and children held at the Los Banos internment camp by the Japanese army.




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