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  • Dozens treated for illness at Keith Urban concert

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say several dozen people were treated for alcohol-related illnesses at a weekend Keith Urban concert in Massachusetts. Police and fire officials say ambulances from five surrounding communities responded to the Saturday night concert at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, about 30 miles south of Boston. At least 46 people were treated and 22 were taken to local hospitals. Police say more than 50 people were taken into protective custody at the concert, and some could face charges. Officials say about 18,000 country music fans attended the concert at the outside venue.

  • 101-year-old panoramic photo shows different downtown Oklahoma City

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The photo, kept sealed for 100 years in the Century Chest at First Lutheran Church, was not seen by the public until it was put on display earlier this year.

  • UPDATE: One Oklahoma community hasn't climbed above 68 degrees today

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Areas of Oklahoma have recorded more than 1.3 inches of rain today.

  • Israeli military says 9 soldiers killed in Gaza war in separate attacks as violence mounts

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military says 9 soldiers killed in Gaza war in separate attacks as violence mounts.

  • Authorities report drowning at Keystone Lake Monday in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    A drowning has been reported at Keystone Lake. The drowning was at Walnut Creek State Park in Osage County, Oklahoma

  • Send us your questions for OU and OSU Media Days

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    On Saturday, The Oklahoman will be at media days in Norman and Stillwater for Oklahoma and Oklahoma State football. We’ll be asking plenty of questions, and we’re asking for you to give us your best. How do we get your questions? Submit them below in the comments section, via our Facebook page, or to the […]

  • Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network. The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a "direct connection" for the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate with her supporters, with "no need to please the powers-that-be," Palin says in a video mission statement on her channel's home page. "Are you tired of the media filters?" she asks. "Well, I am. I always have been. So we're gonna do something about it." "We'll talk about the issues that the mainstream media won't talk about," she adds. Palin says she oversees all content posted to the channel. This will include her own political commentary.

  • Fallin sends letter to White House to complain about program for children from Central America

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Oklahoma governor questions details about operation at Fort Sill to care for children who crossed border illegally

  • CORRECTS: FAA proposes $12M fine against Southwest for flying planes without proper repairs

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — CORRECTS: FAA proposes $12M fine against Southwest for flying planes without proper repairs.

  • Oklahoma football: Police still investigating Joe Mixon allegations; no charges expected Monday

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 2 hr ago

    NORMAN — Norman Police are still investigating assault allegations against highly-touted Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon, and charges aren’t likely to be filed Monday, the district attorney’s office told The Oklahoman. Mixon is being investigated for allegedly assaulting a female OU student at Picklemen’s Gourmet Cafe on Campus Corner early Friday morning. Norman Police […]

  • Israeli prime minister says Israelis must be ready 'for a long campaign' in Gaza Strip

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli prime minister says Israelis must be ready 'for a long campaign' in Gaza Strip.

  • Doctor: Injection lines placed correctly in inmate

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Intravenous lines were placed correctly during the execution of an Arizona inmate whose death with lethal drugs took more than 90 minutes, a medical examiner said Monday. Incorrect placement of lines can inject drugs into soft tissue instead of the blood stream, but the drugs used to kill Joseph Wood went into the veins of his arms, said Gregory Hess of the Pima County Medical Examiner's Office. Hess also told The Associated Press that he found no unexplained injuries or anything else out of the ordinary when he examined the body of Wood, who gasped and snorted Wednesday more than 600 times before he was pronounced dead. An Ohio inmate gasped in similar fashion for nearly 30 minutes in January.

  • Satanists want Hobby Lobby-style religious exemption from anti-choice counseling laws

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Remember how satanists are building a  statue of a 19th century goat-man occult symbol  to place outside the Oklahoma State Capitol because there is already a Ten Commandments monument on display? Well, those same satanists are now using the Supreme Court’s sweeping Hobby Lobby decision to challenge coercive mandatory counseling laws by requesting a religious exemption for satanists (and non-satanists).

  • Israeli prime minister says demilitarization of the Gaza Strip must be part of any 'solution'

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli prime minister says demilitarization of the Gaza Strip must be part of any 'solution'

  • Judge sets plea hearing in Oklahoma boating deaths case

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    JAY (AP) — A plea hearing has been scheduled for next month for a Tulsa man charged with manslaughter in connection with the deaths of two University of Arkansas students in a boating collision last year. John Deselms is charged with manslaughter in the May 14, 2013, deaths of Rachel Nichole Swetnam of Grove and William “Trey” Varner III of Texarkana, Arkansas. Prosecutors allege that Deselms was operating a boat under the influence of alcohol when it crashed into a houseboat parked on Oklahoma’s Grand Lake. Swetnam, Varner and Deselms were all students at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. At a court hearing Monday, a judge scheduled an Aug. 20 hearing for Deselms to enter a plea in the case.

  • Bradford: Yet another make or break season

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — It's become a rite of training camp for Sam Bradford. Every summer, he deals with the oversized burden of living up to getting picked first overall in 2010. The St. Louis Rams quarterback is not surprised that once again, he's supposedly at a career crossroads. Bradford can't remember when that wasn't perceived to be the case, and he tries to ignore low outside expectations that include a fantasy rating in the bottom half of NFL quarterbacks and other assorted doubts. He's as eager as anyone on the outside to be a difference-maker in a breakthrough season. So far he's been impressive in camp, rewarded for dedication to the rehab program. Though he's wearing a brace, there have been no restrictions.

  • Oklahoma City festival is the cat's meow

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Cat video festival draws crowds to Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City.

  • Edmond's Krazy Daze is chock-full of deals

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Edmond’s Krazy Daze sales continues as tradition in downtown each year. Citizen’s Bank of Edmond’s dunk tank added to the fun while shopping for the city’s best bargains.

  • Israeli military says Gaza militants sneaked through tunnel into Israel, fired at troops

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military says Gaza militants sneaked through tunnel into Israel, fired at troops.

  • City in Oklahoma selling euthanized dogs, cats to science

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) — A southern Oklahoma city is disposing of euthanized dogs and cats by selling their bodies to companies that provide specimens to schools and universities. Agreements Duncan officials signed with two companies last week provide details about how the animals are handled, the Duncan Banner reported. City Manager Jim Frieda said the money earned from the sales goes toward the city’s general fund. He said residents should not be alarmed by the contracts, because the dead animals are being used for educational or medical purposes. The city has been selling euthanized animals for about five years.