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  • Sheriff's office, police armored vehicles should be fully operational in 30-60 days

    By DYLAN GOFORTH - Tulsa World | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Armored vehicles purchased this summer by Tulsa police and the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office are each expected to be operational within the next 30 to 60 days. The vehicles are sturdy Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) transports purchased by the agencies as part of a government program that cheaply sells decommissioned military vehicles to law enforcement agencies. Maj. Shannon Clark said the sheriff’s office vehicle — purchased in June for $2,500 — is technically operational now, though some outfitting remains to be done. Read the full story at

  • Oklahoma City Fire Chief will tour California's King Fire

    By Kyle Schwab, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    Oklahoma City Fire Chief G. Keith Bryant will be visiting the King Fire in California on Tuesday and Wednesday to observe local methods of firefighting as well as providing encouragement to those working the stubborn blaze.

  • Pentagon: Strikes on Islamic militants to continue

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are the beginning of a "credible and sustainable, persistent" campaign to degrade and ultimately destroy the Islamic State militant group. Lt. Gen. William Mayville, director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, tells reporters at the Pentagon that future strikes can be expected. The U.S. and five Arab nations joined in airstrikes Monday and early Tuesday against the Islamic State group's headquarters in eastern Syria, using land- and sea-based U.S. aircraft as well as Tomahawk cruise missiles launched from two Navy ships in the region.

  • Kris Jenner files to divorce Bruce Jenner

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kris Jenner is ending her 22-year year marriage to Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner. The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" matriarch filed for divorce on Monday in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. The pair's relationship and its troubles have been featured prominently on the reality show that focuses heavily on Kris Jenner's daughters from a previous marriage, Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian. The women and their brother Rob were born during Kris Jenner's previous marriage to Los Angeles attorney Robert Kardashian, who she divorced in 1991. Kris and Bruce Jenner have two children together, daughters Kendall and Kylie. The divorce petition seeks joint custody of 17-year-old K

  • Hamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killed

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome attack that had triggered a chain of events that led to the war in Gaza this summer. The deaths of the two suspects, identified by the Israeli military as well-known Hamas militants, ended one of the largest manhunts conducted by the Israeli security forces. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the development. "This episode sends a clear and unambiguous message that Israel will do whatever it needs to to deal with threats and challenges wherever they may occur," he said.

  • Paula Deen documentary tells her side of downfall

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Paula Deen is ready to tell her side of the story behind the racist remark that decimated her career, but you'll need to pay to hear it. The former Food Network star has been working on a documentary about herself and her downfall — triggered in 2013 by her acknowledgment that she'd used a racial slur in the past — but it will only be available to subscribers of her new website, the Paula Deen Network. Recipe content on the site will be free, but viewers will need to pay $9.99 a month to view videos. "We hope to have it out the first of the year and tell everybody the true story of what really happened," Deen said of the documentary during a recent telephone interview. "It was a painful year for me.

  • Afghanistan's Karzai takes one last swipe at US

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai used his farewell speech on Tuesday to take one last swipe at the United States, capping a long-testy relationship with the accusation that America hasn't wanted peace in Afghanistan. The U.S. ambassador called the comments ungracious and ungrateful. The only president Afghanistan has known since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion said the United States wanted war in Afghanistan "because of its own interests." Karzai's relationship with the U.S. has grown increasingly fragile in recent years, but the U.S.-Afghan relationship may get a reset on Monday, when President-elect Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai will be sworn in.

  • Obama: US-Arab strikes show unity against militants

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria "makes it clear to the world this is not America's fight alone." Obama says the joint fight against the Islamic State will take time but is vital to the security of the United States, the Mideast and the world. The U.S.-Arab airstrikes Monday night targeted the group's headquarters in eastern Syria. Obama say the U.S. is "proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder" with Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates in conducting the strikes.

  • Oklahoma State football: Another Thursday night game set in 2015

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 8 hr ago

    OSU plays Texas Tech on Thursday night, a night determined by television, much to the chagrin of Cowboy fans and Stillwater merchants. The Cowboys apparently will play a Thursday night game next season, too, but never fear. It’s on the road. OSU’s game at Central Michigan is scheduled for Sept. 3, a Thursday night. Scheduled […]

  • Obama says Arab support in Syria airstrikes shows 'this is not America's fight alone'

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama says Arab support in Syria airstrikes shows 'this is not America's fight alone'

  • What drives a man to row his boat to Alaska?

    By Beverly Bryant, University Marketing, OSU | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Steve Price is motivated to set new world records. He's already set a record for pull-ups in a 24-hour period. His next challenge? A 750-mile Alaskan race.

  • Sex education program time corrected

    Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    Two sessions of “Sex in the Dark” are scheduled Wednesday and Thursday at the University of Central Oklahoma.

  • U.S., Arab allies hit IS strongholds in Syria, Iraq

    LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS, AP | Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes on the Islamic State group’s military strongholds in Syria achieved their aim of showing the extremists that their savage attacks will not go unanswered, the top American military officer said Tuesday. Separately, the U.S. launched strikes against a group said to be plotting to attack the U.S. and Western interests. The U.S. and five Arab nations attacked the Islamic State group’s headquarters in eastern Syria in nighttime raids Monday using land- and sea-based U.S. aircraft as well as Tomahawk cruise missiles launched from two Navy ships in the Red Sea and the northern Persian Gulf.

  • APNewsBreak: Livestrong CEO leaving after 14 years

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The CEO of the cancer charity Livestrong is leaving after 14 years, a period in which the small local charity grew into a $500 million global brand before it was rocked by founder Lance Armstrong's confession that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career. Doug Ulman helped Livestrong ride Armstrong's sports career and celebrity into rapid and worldwide expansion. He also had to guide it through the two-year fallout of Armstrong's cheating revelations that prompted corporate sponsors and private donors to flee.

  • Sheriff: Oklahoma firefighter faces arson charges

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    BIG CABIN — The Craig County Sheriff’s Office says a volunteer firefighter faces arson charges following a series of hay and structure fires. The 19-year-old firefighter was arrested Monday in connection to eight fires that occurred in August and September. The Big Cabin Volunteer Fire Department firefighter faces eight charges of third-degree arson and is being held on $150,000 bond. Authorities say the fires grew in size and that the suspect even reported some of them to authorities. They say small hay piles were originally burned and that abandoned mobile homes were eventually torched. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

  • Israel military shoots down Syrian aircraft

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military shot down a Syrian fighter jet that infiltrated its airspace over the Golan Heights on Tuesday morning — the first such downing in decades, heightening tensions in the volatile plateau. The military said a "Syrian aircraft infiltrated into Israeli air space" in the morning hours and that the military "intercepted the aircraft in mid-flight, using the Patriot air defense system." The military would not say what type of aircraft was downed and said the circumstances of the incident were "unclear." A defense official identified the downed aircraft as a Sukhoi Su-24 Russian fighter plane. Perviously, it was reported to have been a MiG aircraft.

  • Temperatures staying in the 80s in central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    The Oklahoma City temperature will be near 80 degrees Tuesday. Skies will be sunny.

  • Lawton police seek man in connection with robbery, kidnapping

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    Lawton police are looking for a man who is wanted in connection with a robbery and a kidnapping Monday morning.

  • Three escaped Oklahoma inmates are recaptured

    By The Associated Press | Yesterday

    Three inmates who walked away from two minimum-security prisons have been recaptured, the state Corrections Department said.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli army: 2 suspects in fatal abduction of 3 Israeli teens killed in West Bank shootout.