• Officials find gun believed to be used in Hruby family triple slaying in Duncan

    BY JULIANA KEEPING, Staff Writers | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Oklahoma investigators found the handgun in a search of a storage unit late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

  • Judge agrees most of Oklahoma abortion law can go into go into effect

    BY NOLAN CLAY, Staff Writer | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Oklahoma law requires abortion doctors to follow FDA protocols when using drugs to end pregnancies. Law goes into effect Nov. 1. Appeal is possible

  • Jurors begin hearing evidence Wednesday in Oklahoma City road-rage murder trial

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Jurors began hearing evidence in the first-degree murder trial of 59-year-old David Edward Bloebaum. He is accused of fatally shooting Jasen Yousif, 28, in the parking lot of a SuperTarget on Pennsylvania Avenue near Memorial Road after a road rage incident on Sept. 28, 2012.

  • Senate Democrats return to Ky. race with TV ads

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats' official campaign arm and one of its largest outside allies on Wednesday reversed course in the Kentucky race and put campaign cash behind television ads for Alison Lundergan Grimes and her bid to oust Republican Mitch McConnell. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee last week stopped paying for television ads in Kentucky. McConnell's campaign said it was a sign that Grimes was faltering. The Democratic-backing Senate Majority PAC also quietly dropped off Kentucky airwaves last week. A Democratic committee official said Wednesday that new internal polling shows that undecided voters are breaking Grimes' way.

  • Drought planning is best done before drought begins, Oklahoma water officials say

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 12 hr ago

    The best time to plan for a multiyear drought is when the state isn’t in the middle of one, Oklahoma water managers agreed Wednesday.

  • Three die in separate crashes in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Michael Hicks, 63, died Tuesday night after he was hit by a car while walking across SE 19 street in Midwest City. Brian Ray Laroche, 22, died Wednesday morning in an accident in Harper County. Tony Ray Amos, 34, died Wednesday afternoon after a single-vehicle accident in Delaware County.

  • More than 600 third-graders in Oklahoma City district could be held back for the remainder of the school year

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Updated: 13 hr ago

    An Oklahoma City school district official blames some teachers and principals for the low number of students passing alternative tests.

  • Pushmataha County sheriff, commissioner under investigation

    BY RANDY ELLIS, Staff Writer | Updated: 13 hr ago

    Pushmataha County Commissioner Jerry Duncan and his brother, Sheriff Terry Duncan, are under investigation by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for possible purchasing irregularities uncovered by a state audit.

  • US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country. Starting Monday, anyone traveling from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will have to report in with health officials daily and take their temperature twice a day. The measure applies not only to visitors from those countries but also returning American aid workers, federal health employees and journalists. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the new step Wednesday. CDC Director Tom Frieden said monitoring will provide an extra level of safety.

  • Teens' travel renews concerns about terror appeal

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State forces in Syria were victims of an "online predator" who encouraged them, a school official said Wednesday, as U.S. officials tried to determine how they made it to Europe without anyone knowing and whether terrorists' appeal is deepening among vulnerable youth. The Denver-area girls — two sisters ages 17 and 15, and their 16-year-old friend — were detained at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, and sent home over the weekend. They were interviewed by the FBI and returned to their parents in suburban Aurora. Those in the tight-knit east African community where they live said the sisters are of Somali descent and their friend is of Sudanese de

  • Wildlife rehab for bear found in Oregon drugstore

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) — A black bear cub found wandering the aisles of an Oregon drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing him into the wild next year. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said Wednesday the bear has been taken to the PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynwood, Washington, for rehabilitation. Director Jennifer Convy says rehabilitation staff care for bears with hands-off methods designed to mimic conditions in the wild, and they maintain an animal's fear of people. Police scooped the cub into a shopping basket Sunday at the Rite-Aid store in Ashland while shoppers took video on their smartphones. The department says they hope to release the bear somewhere in southern Oregon next spring.

  • Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings. The nation's second-biggest tobacco company informed employees Wednesday that beginning next year, the use of traditional cigarettes, cigars or pipes will no longer be permitted at employee desks or offices, conference rooms, hallways and elevators. Lighting up already is prohibited on factory floors and in cafeterias and fitness centers. The no-smoking policy will go into effect once Reynolds builds indoor smoking areas for those still wanting to light up indoors, spokesman David Howard said.

  • Canadian official IDs Ottawa gunman

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian official has identified the dead Ottawa gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. Authorities and witnesses say a man with a scarf over his face shot and killed a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial on Wednesday, then headed into Parliament, where he was fatally shot by the sergeant-at-arms. Two other people were wounded and in stable conditions, hospital officials said. Wednesday's shooting came two days after a deadly hit-and-run against two Canadian soldiers by a man who police say was fired up with radical Muslim fervor. One of the soldiers was killed.

  • Canadian official identifies dead Ottawa gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    TORONTO, Ontario (AP) — Canadian official identifies dead Ottawa gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau .

  • University defends response to threat to speaker

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Facing faculty concerns about guns on the campus of Utah State University, the school's president is responding to accusations that the institution acted irresponsibly after a threat against feminist speaker Anita Sarkeesian. President Stan Albrecht said USU immediately started working with police and communicating with Sarkeesian's staff after receiving the email threatening a mass shooting. In a letter to faculty and students, Albrecht said USU had to follow a state law prohibiting universities from taking away concealed weapons from valid permit holders, but he expressed concern about a new push from state lawmakers to allow open carrying of weapons on campus.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama: Canada shooting 'tragic' — 'we're all shaken by it'; no information on motive.

  • Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong. The men claimed self-defense, but federal prosecutors argued that they had shown "a grave indifference" to the carnage their actions would cause. All four were ordered immediately to jail. Their lawyers are likely to file appeals; one said quickly that he would. If those and other motions should fail, the judge would then set a sentencing date. The federal jury found Nicholas Slatten guilty of first-degree murder, the most serious charge i

  • Alan Hruby's social media activity since 2012

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Alan J. Hruby’s social media activity has been a hot topic ever since he was charged with three counts of murder in the shooting deaths of his mother, father and sister on Oct. 8.

  • Oh, Internet. Why you gotta be so rude?

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: 19 hr ago

    Despite the high amount of negativity on the Internet, it seems website users are uniting through social media.

  • Obama says he's cautiously more optimistic about Ebola situation in US

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama says he's cautiously more optimistic about Ebola situation in US.