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  • Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine. Delta Air Lines turned around one of its jets midflight and indefinitely canceled all future flights between the U.S. and Israel after a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion Airport. Other U.S. airlines quickly took similar action, and counterparts in Europe and Canada followed within hours, despite protests from the Israeli government. Israeli airline El Al maintained its regular flight schedule. The airlines were out ahead of aviation regulators in stopping serv

  • New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt, people with knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday. Stephen Silva made an initial appearance in federal court on charges related to heroin trafficking and possession of a handgun with an obliterated serial number. An attorney for Silva, Jonathan Shapiro, said Tuesday evening that he had received the case only a few hours earlier. "According to news reports, law-enforcement officials say it is the same weapon that was used ... in the MIT officer Sean Collier shooting. However, this has not been charged in the indictmen

  • Aubrey McClendon plans day care and fitness center on unfinished wine cellar site

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Designs submitted to the Oklahoma City Planning Department show plans for a 18,000-square-foot American Energy Partners day care center on the southwest corner of NW 68 and Classen Boulevard.

  • Three die in Oklahoma wrecks, Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 6 hr ago

    A man and a woman died Monday night in a Muskogee County crash, and a Lone Wolf woman died Tuesday afternoon in Kiowa County, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

  • Courts issue conflicting decisions on key challenges to Obamacare

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Issue over tax subsidies may ultimately be decided by U.S. Supreme Court. White House says there is no immediate impact on millions of Americans — including an estimated 55,000 Oklahomans — who will receive subsidies to purchase health insurance.

  • "Batkid Begins" documentary inspired by 5-year-old boy who beat cancer

    Megan Christensen, Deseret News | Updated: 7 hr ago

    As of last week, an Indigogo campaign for a documentary to be titled "Batkid Begins" went live, asking to raise $100,000 to tell the story of Miles Scott, a 5-year-old boy who beat leukemia.

  • AP source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to contract

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cavs will sign the No. 1 overall pick to his deal, an agreement that would prevent any potential trade involving the small forward from being completed for 30 days. The Minnesota Timberwolves and Cavaliers have been discussing a potential deal that would send All-Star forward Kevin Love to the Cavaliers for Wigging, Anthony Bennett and other pieces. The person familiar with the talks says Wiggins will sign with Cleveland as early as Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the team is not comment

  • Midwest City police look for man accused of animal cruelty

    By LeighAnne Manwarren, Staff Writer | Updated: 8 hr ago

    An arrest warrant for Corey Marion Harrison, 26, was issued Tuesday. He was charged Friday with two counts of animal cruelty.

  • Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. But the split rulings don't necessarily mean another trip to the Supreme Court for the Affordable Care Act. And White House spokesman Josh Earnest immediately announced that millions of consumers will keep getting financial aid for their premiums — billions of dollars in all — as the administration appeals the one adverse decision.

  • UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel "in the very near future." Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council by videoconference from the West Bank city of Ramallah that he could not publicly reveal details "at this highly sensitive moment." As he started to address the council a siren could be heard in the background. The U.N. chief has also visited Qatar, Kuwait, Cairo and Jerusalem and said he will go on to Jordan and Saudi Arabia on what he called a mission "of solidarity and peace" to quickly end an escalating two-week war between Israelis and Hamas militants who contro

  • Airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine. Delta Air Lines turned around one of its jets midflight and indefinitely canceled all future flights between the U.S. and Israel after a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion Airport. Other U.S. airlines quickly took similar action, and counterparts in Europe and Canada followed within hours, despite protests from the Israeli government. Israeli airline El Al maintained its regular flight schedule. The airlines were out ahead of aviation regulators in stopping serv

  • Judge ponders overturning state gay marriage ban

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado's same-sex marriage ban urged a federal judge Tuesday to overturn the law immediately and reject the state's request to stay a ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the matter. U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore indicated that the injunction sought by gay couples declaring Colorado's law unconstitutional is certain to be granted. But he said what he's trying to decide is whether his ruling should be put on hold. Colorado Republican Attorney General John Suthers is not opposing the injunction, but he wants it to be stayed until the nation's highest court decides the issue. However, the attorney for the gay couples told the judge repeatedly that "justice delayed is

  • Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot down over Ukraine. Israel declared that Ben-Gurion Airport was safe and said there was no reason to "hand terror a prize" by halting flights. The rare flight ban came as Israel grappled with news that a soldier went missing after an attack in the Gaza Strip, raising the possibility he was abducted, a scenario that could complicate intense diplomatic efforts to end the two-week conflict.

  • OSBI agents are looking for man accused of killing his father-in-law in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    James Douglas Manken, 40, is accused of killing his father-in-law in his Adair County home. Manken’s wife, Janice Manken, 26, was arrested Monday on an accessory to murder complaint, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported.

  • Woman convicted of starving 10-year-old stepson

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — A North Texas jury took less than an hour to find a woman guilty Tuesday in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson. The Dallas County jury found Elizabeth Ramsey, 33, guilty of intentional serious injury to a child in Johnathan Ramsey's death. Jurors begin hearing testimony Wednesday morning in the sentencing phase of Ramsey's trial and could sentence her to a maximum of life imprisonment. The boy's 35-year-old father, Aaron Ramsey, is serving a life sentence already. Prosecutors say the two locked the boy in his room at the family's Dallas home, then slowly starved him on a diet of bread and water and dumped his emaciated body in a rural area south of Dallas in 2011. The body was found the

  • Shooting reported near downtown Oklahoma City Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 9 hr ago

    A shooting was reported in Oklahoma City Tuesday. No arrests have been reported.

  • Manhunt that began in McClain County ends in Midwest City Monday night

    By Jane Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: 10 hr ago

    A man sought by the McClain County Sheriff’s Department after he escaped custody last week was arrested Monday night at a Midwest City residence.

  • Man stabbed at the downtown Oklahoma City bus terminal

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Phillip Hall, 46, was arrested on complaints of assault with a deadly weapon and public drunkenness Monday.

  • Oklahoma football: Senior Geneo Grissom likes playing outside linebacker

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 10 hr ago

    DALLAS — Oklahoma senior Geneo Grissom said defensive coordinator Mike Stoops approached him before the Sugar Bowl and told him they planned to eventually move him from defensive end to linebacker. “I thought he was kidding so I kinda brushed it off,” Grissom said. “Going into the spring, they said, ‘No, we’re really moving you.’ […]

  • Edmond family to hold charity golf tournament for child with brain tumor

    By Nasreen Iqbal, Staff Writer | Updated: 10 hr ago

    The Edmond family of a 2-year-old diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor will hold a golf tournament to help with medical expenses