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  • Oklahoma lawmakers reiterate opposition to Fort Sill as shelter for minors

    Chris Casteel | Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON _ Members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation said Monday they don’t want Fort Sill, the U.S. Army artillery post near Lawton, used to house unaccompanied alien children past the October deadline. The delegation’s comments came after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel approved a request from the Health and Human Services Department to house up to 5,000 […]

  • Photos: Blake Shelton performs to a sold-out crowd of more than 40,000 at Chicago's Wrigley Field on his "Ten Times Crazier Tour"

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    Oklahoma country superstar Blake Shelton celebrated a sold-out stadium show at Chicago’s Wrigley Field this weekend, topping out capacity with more than 40,000 fans in attendance. Joining the short list of artists who have performed at the iconic setting, the Ada native is only the fourth country artist to have ever appeared at the 100 […]

  • Oklahoma football: Kliff Kingsbury addresses quarterback Baker Mayfield's transfer

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 20 hr ago

    DALLAS — Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury addressed his decision to block quarterback Baker Mayfield’s transfer to Oklahoma on Monday at his Big 12 Media Days news conference. As a true freshman and walk-on, Mayfield started seven games for the Red Raiders last season. He threw for 2,315 yards and 12 touchdowns and was named […]

  • Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The families and friends of Dutch citizens blown out of the sky above Ukraine poured out their grief and anger Monday at a meeting with their monarch and political leaders. "This terrible disaster has left a deep wound in our society," a somber King Willem-Alexander said after meeting the next of kin at a private meeting. "The scar will be visible and tangible for years to come." The Dutch have widely condemned the way the bodies of the victims have been treated in Ukraine and the fact they have not yet been returned home, four days after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 killed 298 passengers and crew, including 193 Dutch citizens.

  • World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month's average global temperature was 61.2 degrees, which is 1.3 degrees higher than the 20th century average. It beat 2010's old record by one-twentieth of a degree. While one-twentieth of a degree doesn't sound like much, in temperature records it's like winning a horse race by several lengths, said NOAA climate monitoring chief Derek Arndt. And that's only part of it. The world's oceans not only broke a monthly heat record at 62.7 degrees, but it was the hottest the oceans have been on record no matter what the mo

  • Oklahoma football: Linebacker Frank Shannon included in Sooners' official media guide

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 21 hr ago

    DALLAS — Oklahoma released its official football media guide Monday during Big 12 Media Days and — as expected — linebacker Frank Shannon is included. The junior has started 15 career games and led the Sooners with 92 tackles in 2013. Included in Shannon’s media guide biography is this: “Led the Sooners with 92 tackles […]

  • OSU football: Mike Gundy addresses media on Devon Thomas, Florida State and 10 years as Cowboys coach

    john helsley | Updated: 22 hr ago

    DALLAS – Oklahoma State’s rebuilding football team will enter as a significant underdog in the opener against defending national champion Florida State. What does that mean for the Cowboys? Motivation. Monday at Big 12 Media Days in Dallas, OSU coach Mike Gundy confirmed the challenge in taking on the Seminoles down the road in Arlington on Aug. 30. Welcomed it, too, even with the task of replacing 28 seniors and more. “It's going to be a big challenge for our team, but they're very excited,” Gundy said. “One advantage to an opener against a very good football team, much less the national champion and returning Heisman Trophy winner, is motivation is there. “They've worked

  • Oklahoma City hospital bomb threat investigated

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    Police are investigating a bomb threat on Sunday against a hospital in northwest Oklahoma City.

  • New alcohol charge against John Mellencamp's son

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The 20-year-old son of rock star John Mellencamp faces an underage drinking charge while awaiting resolution of charges that he and his brother seriously injured a man in a fight. Monroe County court records show Hud Mellencamp of Bloomington was charged July 10 with a misdemeanor count of illegal alcohol consumption. Details about the case weren't immediately available. Defense attorney Jennifer Lukemeyer did not immediately return a message from The Associated Press seeking comment Monday on the new charge and the request from prosecutors that Mellencamp's bond be revoked from his 2013 arrest.

  • Edmond Farmers Market is favorite weekend pick

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    The Edmond Farmers market is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays

  • Uber, Lyft regulations get first review

    William Crum | Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    Uber, Lyft and other “ridesharing” services are up for discussion at Monday’s meeting of Oklahoma City’s Traffic and Transportation Commission. The commission meets at 1:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 200 N Walker Ave. Proposed regulations would classify Uber and Lyft — popular services with the smartphone set — as “transportation network […]

  • Court: Hoffman didn't want 'trust fund' kids

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Court documents show Philip Seymour Hoffman rejected his accountant's suggestion that he set aside money for his three children because he didn't want them to be "trust fund" kids. The New York Post ( ) says the children's court-appointed lawyer recently interviewed the actor's accountant, David Friedman. In a July 18 filing in Manhattan Surrogate Court, Friedman recalled conversations with Hoffman where the topic of a trust for his children was raised. He said Hoffman wanted his estimated $35 million fortune to go his longtime partner and the children's mother, Mimi O'Donnell. According to the filing, Friedman said Hoffman treated O'Donnell "in the same manner as if she were a spo

  • Lawmaker: Texas to send 1,000 guardsmen to border

    By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a vocal critic of the White House’s response to the surge of children and families entering the U.S. illegally, plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the Mexico border, a local lawmaker confirmed Monday. Perry, who has not said whether he will seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016, spent the weekend talking to voters in Iowa, where he questioned President Barack Obama’s commitment to securing the border and said Texas would do so if the federal government did not. On Monday, Rep. Terry Canales said he was briefed by his staff on Sunday following a conference call with the governor’s office, Texas National Guard and the state Department

  • Ukraine at potential turning point after crash


    MOSCOW (AP) — The crash of the Malaysian airliner in rebel-held eastern Ukraine is being viewed as a potential turning-point in the conflict — either, the international revulsion over the death of all 298 people on board will force the warring parties to seek an end to the violence, or the disaster will stoke the fighting as the recriminations escalate. Four days on from the downing of the plane, both scenarios remain possible. An assessment of the strategies and pressures in play in the conflict that has killed more than 400 people aside from the victims of the crash: THE CAUSE The Boeing 777 was almost certainly shot down, but who did it remains hotly disputed.

  • 200 pairs of panties stolen at east Georgia mall


    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a thief at an east Georgia shopping mall made off with a bagful of women's unmentionables. Richmond County sheriff's officials say a thief stole 200 pairs of panties from Victoria's Secret in Augusta Mall shortly before noon Saturday. The Augusta Chronicle ( ) reports that security video shows a male entering the store and stuffing the underwear into a large shopping bag. Authorities say he left without paying for the merchandise, valued at $1,900. ___ Information from: The Augusta Chronicle , http://www.augustachronicle.

  • Former Destiny's Child member arrested in SC


    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A former member of the R&B group Destiny's Child has been arrested in South Carolina in Myrtle Beach. Online records show 33-year-old Farrah Franklin was booked into the Horry County jail just before 5 a.m. Sunday on a charge of disorderly conduct. Franklin was released several hours later after posting $280 bond. Court records listed no attorney for her, and no details of her arrest were immediately available. Franklin and Michelle Williams joined Destiny's Child to replace two original members in 2000. Franklin left the group months later, and the remaining trio helped launch the solo careers of Williams, Kelly Rowland and Beyonce.

  • 'Modified duty' for medics after fatal NYC arrest


    NEW YORK (AP) — Four emergency workers involved in the medical response for a New York City man who died in police custody after being put in an apparent chokehold have been barred from responding to 911 calls, the Fire Department of New York said. The two EMTs and two paramedics removed from the city's emergency response system are the latest public safety workers to face reassignment as questions mount about Thursday's death of Eric Garner. Two police officers — including the one who put his arm around Garner's neck — have been put on desk duty. The medics' modified duty restrictions will remain in effect pending an investigation into their actions, fire department spokesman James Long said Sunday.

  • Scores dead in first major ground battle in Gaza

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price Sunday: It killed 65 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and forced thousands of terrified Palestinian civilians to flee their neighborhood, reportedly used to launch rockets at Israel and now devastated by the fighting. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the offensive would continue "as long as necessary" to end attacks from Gaza on Israeli civilians. But Hamas seems defiant, international cease-fire efforts are stalled, and international criticism is becoming more vocal as the death toll among Palestinian civilians rises. U.N.

  • Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    TOREZ, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing condemnation from Western leaders that the rebels were tampering with the site. The United States, meanwhile, presented what it called "powerful" evidence that the rebels shot down the plane with a Russian surface-to-air missile and training. Although other governments have stopped short of accusing Russia of actually causing the crash, the U.S. was ahead of most in pointing blame on Moscow for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 that killed all 298 people aboard. "Russia is supporting thes

  • Israeli bulldozers destroy Hamas tunnels in Gaza

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel said it widened its ground offensive early Sunday, sending more troops into Gaza after demolishing more than a dozen Hamas tunnels and intensifying tank fire on border areas. Loud explosions shook Gaza as Israeli flares lit up the night sky and Israeli fighter jets flew low across the densely populated territory. Since the start of Israel-Hamas fighting almost two weeks ago, 348 Palestinians were killed and 2,700 wounded in Israeli air and artillery strikes, according to Palestinian health officials. One-fourth of the deaths were reported since the start of the ground offensive late Thursday, the officials said.