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  • Texas Voter ID Law Heads To Trial In U.S. Court

    Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Sept. 2 (Reuters) - A U.S. court in Texas will hear arguments on Tuesday in a case over a law requiring voters to present photo identification, a move the state's Republican leaders say will prevent fraud while plaintiffs call it a veiled attempt at suppressing minority turnout. The case is also part of a new strategy by the Obama administration to challenge voting laws it says discriminate by race in order to counter a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that freed states from strict federal oversight.

  • Mysterious 'yard gas' returns to haunt 86-year-old Tulsa homeowner

    By MICHAEL OVERALL World Staff Writer/TULSA WORLD | Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Eight years ago, with a mysterious and potentially explosive gas seeping out of his manicured lawn in south Tulsa, Richard Fulton spent 293 frustrating days searching for answers. A routine inspection, looking for natural gas leaks, detected the problem in January 2006 and Oklahoma Natural Gas followed safety protocols by disconnecting Fulton’s service. It wasn’t a natural gas leak — tests failed to detect the telltale additives that ONG uses — but a spark or a pilot light from a gas appliance could have ignited the mystery gas and blown up the house, according to company officials at the time. Without heat or hot water, Fulton counted the days but lost track of how many letters he wrote, how many phone calls he made and how many people assured him that they were doing everything possible to help.

  • American Energy Partners affiliate qualifies for millions in job creation incentives from state

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: 3 hr ago

    McClendon company aims to hire 525 workers over the next 10 years to recieve payments

  • Ten Marriage Money Mistakes

    Don Milne, FamilyShare | Updated: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    We all make mistakes. Yet, when it comes to your marriage, don't say these money messages to your spouse.

  • Mayor Of Major City Proposes $13.25 Hourly Minimum Wage

    Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Sept 1 (Reuters) - The hourly minimum wage in California's most populous city would gradually increase to $13.25 from $9 under a proposal announced on Monday by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

  • Report accuses Islamic State group of war crimes

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of systematic "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq targeting indigenous religious minorities, as well as conducting mass killings of men and abducting women. In a new report, Amnesty International said militants abducted "hundreds, if not thousands" of women and girls of the Yazidi faith. The extremists also killed "hundreds" of Yazidi men and boys, Amnesty said. In at least one incident, the report said militants rounded up on trucks, took them to the edge of their village and shot them.

  • Netflix unveils new way to share recommendations

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large audiences. Until now, Netflix subscribers linking the service to their Facebook accounts automatically disclosed everything they were watching with a potentially wide-reaching range of people. The company believes the open-ended approach discouraged most Netflix subscribers from connecting their accounts with their Facebook profiles. The automatic disclosures will end Tuesday as Netflix Inc. embraces a new system that empowers subscribers to select which friends will receive their video recommendati

  • NYC Man Decapitates Self In Broad Daylight

    Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    A man killed himself Monday morning in the middle of a Bronx, New York street by beheading himself. The New York Daily News reports that 51-year-old Tomas Rivera decapitated himself by tying a chain from his head to a pole. He then got into his car and stepped on the gas, police said.

  • Shawn Colvin Opens Up About Living With Depression

    Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Shawn Colvin's song "Sunny Came Home" was all over the radio in the '90s, but even in the face of mainstream success, the singer was facing a serious battle with depression. "I stopped taking a bath," she told HuffPost Live.

  • Man arrested in shooting death of his mother's boyfriend, Oklahoma City police report

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Ladameon Knox, 27, was arrested in the shooting death of his mother’s boyfriend, James Hunter, 39, Oklahoma City police report.

  • Grady County man dies in boating accident Monday evening

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Bruce Michael Mullen, 58, was riding a personal watercraft on a farm pond near Rush Springs at 6:23 p.m. Monday when he struck a fence that was stretched across the pond. Mullen, who was legally blind, suffered trauma to the head and neck during the crash, troopers reported.

  • Oklahoma football: Ranking the 10 best Sooners following the 2014 season opener

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 4 hr ago

    NORMAN — Oklahoma opened its 2014 season with a 48-16 rout of Louisiana Tech, so it’s time to update my list of the top-10 Sooner football players. I last updated it April 24 after the spring game. What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments below. 1. Eric Striker, Jr., LB: Striker’s […]

  • Joe Mixon surveillance video to be shown to media members

    Ryan Aber | Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    After an Open Records request filed by The Oklahoman, the Norman Police Department will show the surveillance video associated with the Joe Mixon case Thursday morning to members of the media. The department will not allow any cameras or image recording devices during the viewing. Mixon, 18, was charged with misdemeanor acts resulting in gross injury stemming from […]

  • UPDATE: All lanes of Interstate 35 have reopened in Noble County, Oklahoma Tuesday following crash

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 4 hr ago

    A tractor-trailer overturned in northern Oklahoma Tuesday on I-35. All lanes have been cleared and reopened, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

  • OU WR Sterling Shepard gets stiffed by official

    Ryan Aber | Updated: 4 hr ago

    After scoring a touchdown midway through the first quarter Saturday, Sterling Shepard’s attempt to give side judge Craig Faulkner a five was rebuffed. As Shepard stuck out his right hand walking back to the sideline, Faulkner slid his right hand behind his back. Shepard tweeted a television clip of the sequence on Sunday, posting “Why […]

  • Politico founder to be Washington Post publisher

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Katharine Weymouth is stepping down as publisher of The Washington Post and will be replaced by Frederick Ryan, who previously led Politico. Weymouth, a member of the Graham family that owned the Post for 80 years, announced Tuesday that she will leave the Post after serving for 17 years in various roles. She has been publisher for seven years. The move follows the sale of the publication last year to founder Jeff Bezos. On Tuesday, Bezos also announced the appointment of Ryan as the new publisher. Ryan had served as president and CEO of the political news outlet Politico, which he co-founded in 2007. Ryan served in the White House from 1982 to 1989 and later became chief of staff to forme

  • Casey Anthony judge retires, joins private firm

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge who gained an international audience while presiding over Casey Anthony's murder trial is retiring from the bench, but not from the courtroom. Just days after officially resigning his post as the chief judge of Florida's Ninth Judicial Circuit where he served nearly 25 years as a judge, Belvin Perry announced Monday that he's headed back to private practice and joining the Morgan and Morgan Law Firm. The 64-year-old Perry gained fame while presiding over Anthony's 2011 murder trial. He becomes the latest prominent Florida name to join the Morgan firm, which also includes gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist. Perry says he is looking forward to being back in the courtroom trying ca

  • Power Lunch: Chat with OU writer Jason Kersey

    staff reports | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Get your questions in to OU writer Jason Kersey on the Power Lunch chat. He'll be on at 11 a.m. with a look-ahead to Tulsa and to talk about the Sooners' opener against Louisiana Tech.

  • Power outages, floods reported in Oklahoma storms

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    BARTLESVILLE — Classes are canceled in Bartlesville after severe storms swept through the area, knocking out electricity to many areas of the northern Oklahoma city. The Monday storms also downed tree limbs and power lines in Craig, Osage and Nowata counties. No injuries have been reported. Bartlesville Public Schools officials say classes are canceled Tuesday at all campuses because of the power outages. More thunderstorms are in the forecast Tuesday for northern Oklahoma. A flood advisory is in effect for the Tulsa area until mid-morning Tuesday, while a flash flood watch is in effect for extreme northeastern Oklahoma until 1 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Police: Tulsa man dies after police shooting

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    TULSA — Tulsa police say a 45-year-old man has died in an officer-involved shooting. Police spokeswoman Jill Roberson says officers responded to a home Monday morning after receiving a call that a man had stabbed himself. She says police found the man standing in the driveway holding a knife. Roberson says the man ignored instructions to drop the knife. She says he was shot multiple times after officers became concerned he would approach nearby businesses. She says three officers were involved in the shooting. The man was transported to St. John Medical Center, where he later died. His name and cause of death have not been released. Roberson says the officers are expected to be placed on routine