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  • Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians. But terrorism experts on Friday questioned whether the ruthless movement had the capacity or inclination to sustain a terror campaign so far from the Middle East. Police said they thwarted such a plot by detaining suspects and raiding more than a dozen properties across Sydney on Thursday. The Islamic State militant group has beheaded three Westerners in the Middle East in recent weeks and recorded the brutal slayings to make propaganda videos widely condemned. Two of the 15 people whom police had detained Thursday have been charged.

  • 20 activities for dads to do with their kids

    Wendy Jessen, FamilyShare | Updated: 21 hr ago

    Play time is essential for children to learn and grow. Doing these fun activities with your children is one way to strengthen your relationship with them.

  • High turnout seen in Scotland's independence vote

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment — and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath — after voters turned out in unprecedented numbers for an independence referendum that could end Scotland's 307-year union with England. Results early Friday brought cheer to the anti-independence "Better Together" camp. With 17 of 32 regional electoral centers reporting, the No side had 56.2 percent of the vote to 43.8 percent for the Yes side. The No side also scored a big win by strongly taking Aberdeen, the home city of independence leader Alex Salmond, by 59 percent to 41 percent. But results from the big cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow we

  • Prayer services and protesters expected in opposition of 'black mass' in Oklahoma City

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: 19 hr ago

    Several events will happen in downtown Oklahoma City in response to Sunday’s “black mass” being planned by a satanist in the Civic Center.

  • Magnitude-4.0 earthquake shakes north Oklahoma

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    The earthquake happened about 8:30 p.m. Thursday was about 16 miles south, southeast of Medford, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

  • Judge worries Oklahoma execution protocol changes will not be timely

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writer | Updated: 19 hr ago

    U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot said he was unsure whether Oklahoma can amend its execution protocol in time for two November executions.

  • Jury convicts third person in 2012 Oklahoma City home invasion, death

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: 19 hr ago

    A Cleveland County jury that began deliberating Wednesday night returned verdicts early Thursday against Sebastian Forest Shepherd, 19, convicting him of first-degree murder, burglary and kidnapping in the 2012 death of Arthur Strozewski.

  • Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers. The size of the theft at Home Depot trails only that of TJX Companies' heist of 90 million records disclosed in 2007. Target's breach compromised 40 million credit and debit cards. Home Depot, the nation's largest home improvement retailer, said that the malware used in the data breach that took place between April and September has been eliminated. It said there was no evidence that debit PIN numbers were compromised or that the breach affected stores in Mexico or customers who shopped online a

  • Oklahoma domestic violence program gives cellphones to victims

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Oklahoma prosecutors are part of a program to bring cellphones to domestic violence victims.

  • Facing complaints of five patient overdose deaths, Oklahoma doctor surrenders license

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    On Thursday, Dr. Glenn Stow surrendered his medical license, facing a complaint from the Oklahoma Medical Board that the drugs he prescribed were, at least, partially responsible for the overdose deaths of five patients, including a woman who was 32 weeks pregnant.

  • Lawton police report 10th homicide of the year, man fatally shot

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 20 hr ago

    Two men were reported shot early Thursday and one of them died in what Lawton police are calling the city’s 10th homicide of the year.

  • Kansas court: Remove Democrat from Senate ballot

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas must remove the name of the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from the ballot, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a decision that could hinder three-term Sen. Pat Roberts' re-election in November and hurt Republicans hoping to win a Senate majority. The court's unanimous decision means Roberts could be left with one major opponent, independent Greg Orman. Democrats believe Orman has a better shot at defeating the 78-year-old than their own former candidate, Chad Taylor. Republicans need a net gain of six seats to take the Senate majority from Democrats, and Kansas is one of about a dozen races nationally that could determine the outcome.

  • Nichols Hills police on the lookout for armed robbers

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    A Nichols Hills resident was robbed by two armed men Wednesday night, and police are are asking residents to be on the lookout for suspicious vehicles, Nichols Hills police reported Thursday.

  • Strong Senate vote for Obama on Syria rebel aid

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants Thursday night, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Barack Obama outlined scarcely a week ago. The 78-22 Senate vote sent Obama legislation that also provides funding for the government after the end of the budget year on Sept. 30, eliminating any threat of a shutdown. The House approved the bill on Wednesday. In an appearance at the White House soon after the vote, Obama said he was pleased that a majority of both Republicans and Democrats had supported the legislation. "I believe we're strongest as a nation when the president a

  • Florida sheriff: Grandfather shoots, kills 6 grandchildren, his daughter and himself

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    BELL, Fla. (AP) — Florida sheriff: Grandfather shoots, kills 6 grandchildren, his daughter and himself.

  • Feds release $71.5M withheld during migrant crisis

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Groups that help refugees around the country are expressing relief after the federal government released $71.5 million in refugee service funds that were withheld in June to deal with the thousands of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border this year. The Department of Health and Human Services notified the states Thursday that the money would be released because the flow of migrants had slowed. State agencies that handle refugees, asylum-seekers and others eligible for federal refugee services learned in June that the government would hold back more than $90 million, an amount later reduced. Meanwhile, groups scrambled to scale back programs such as job counseling, English classes and tutoring.

  • Police seek two in Family Dollar store robberies in Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 22 hr ago

    Oklahoma City police are asking for the public’s help to identify two men who robbed two Family Dollar stores earlier this week.

  • Wells Fargo sues Bricktown bar owner over use of name

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY, Business Writer | Updated: 23 hr ago

    The financial services giant Wells Fargo is suing the Oklahoma City bar Whiskey Chicks to have the banking company’s name removed from the historic building that houses the Bricktown bar.

  • Oklahoma City marchers will call for greater action to combat climate change

    BY SILAS ALLEN, Staff Writer | Updated: 23 hr ago

    A group of environmental activists, clergy and others are planning a demonstration Sunday in Oklahoma City to call for greater action to combat climate change. The march is one of several being held in cities across the country in conjunction with the People’s Climate March, a demonstration in New York.

  • Student enrollment numbers are flat at Oklahoma colleges this semester

    By K.S. McNutt, Staff Writer | Updated: 23 hr ago

    Oklahoma’s higher education Chancellor Glen Johnson said the state’s Complete College America initiative strives to ensure that students “receive timely academic advisement and other key student support services to help them complete their degrees on time and move on to successful careers.”