• AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, fashion designer to socialites and Hollywood stars, dies at 82.

  • Mustang school district confirms one case of viral meningitis

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    A sixth-grade student at Canyon Ridge Intermediate in Mustang, Oklahoma, has a confirmed case of viral meningitis, the officials at Mustang Public Schools reported.

  • Murder suspect escapes from Oklahoma's Bryan County jail, remains at-large

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writer | Updated: 17 hr ago

    An inmate arrested in March and charged with first-degree murder in the death of an Oklahoma man escaped Saturday from the Bryan County jail. Stewart Jay Raymond, 26, was still at large Monday afternoon.

  • China's economic growth down to 7.3 percent last quarter, lowest level in more than 5 years

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth down to 7.3 percent last quarter, lowest level in more than 5 years.

  • Jury rules against Oklahoma City ballet dancer in arrest lawsuit

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: 18 hr ago

    An Oklahoma City ballet dancer said he was exercising in park in high heels with a cane when a police officer was called by a woman who said she was alarmed for her grandchildren.

  • Oklahoma City school district looking to hire bilingual teachers from Puerto Rico

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Shannon Freeman, Oklahoma City Public Schools’s director of recruitment, deployment and retention, and two bilingual staff members will travel to Puerto Rico to interview about 20 bilingual teachers. The goal is to reduce the number of district teacher vacancies, which stands at 48.

  • Syphilis outbreak confirmed in Comanche County

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Oklahoma health officials say they’re alarmed because syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that can have significant health outcomes if undiagnosed and untreated.

  • Oklahoma law enforcement officials show interest in fixing DNA sampling oversight

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Oklahoma police, sheriffs, district attorneys and judges are showing new interest in DNA sampling after misdemeanor convictions after reading news that thousands of samples are not being collected in Oklahoma.

  • GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don't see the law going away. Nine Republican governors have expanded Medicaid for low-income people in their states, despite their own misgivings and adamant opposition from conservative legislators. Three more governors are negotiating with the Democratic administration in Washington. Rather than demanding repeal, the governors generally have sought federal concessions to make their decisions more politically acceptable at home. That approach is in sharp contrast to the anti-Obama

  • Oklahoma State University sorority member dies in weekend accident

    By Kyle Hinchey, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Savannah Marie Piatt, 18, was killed when the vehicle she was riding in ran off the road and rolled over in Noble County. Piatt, a freshman at Oklahoma State University, was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.

  • Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is looking into officer-involved shooting in Seminole

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 19 hr ago

    The Seminole police officer shot a man in the leg when he moved toward officers with a knife and refused commands to drop the weapon, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported Monday.

  • White House opposes Nazi benefit payments

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Nazis should not be getting the Social Security benefits they are receiving as they age overseas, the White House said Monday, responding to an Associated Press investigation that revealed millions of dollars have been paid to war-crimes suspects and former SS guards who left the U.S. for Europe. "Our position is we don't believe these individuals should be getting these benefits," said spokesman Eric Shultz when asked about the situation. He said the Justice Department has said it has "aggressively pursued Nazi war criminals and brought over 100 of them to justice.

  • Police probe New Hampshire pumpkin fest melee

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Local police in New Hampshire are setting up a task force to investigate violent disturbances near Keene's annual pumpkin festival that led to property damage, dozens of arrests and many injuries over the weekend. The parties around Keene State College coincided with the Keene Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, when the community tries to set a world record of the largest number of carved and lighted jack-o-lanterns in one place. Police donned riot gear and used tear gas in trying to control the crowds that afternoon, and Gov. Maggie Hassan called on the state's colleges and universities to "take swift action to hold students involved accountable.

  • Colorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment told state pot regulators they should limit edible pot on shelves to hard lozenges and tinctures, which are a form of liquid pot that can be added to foods and drinks. The suggestion sparked marijuana industry outrage and legal concerns from a regulatory workgroup that met Monday to review the agency's suggestion. Colorado's 2012 marijuana-legalization measure says retail pot is legal in all forms.

  • Man charged with killing Saudi college student

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck says a man charged with killing a Saudi Arabian college student stabbed him in an attempt to keep both the car he had arranged to buy via Craigslist and the purchase price of more than $30,000. Beck said at a news conference Monday that 28-year-old Agustin Rosendo Fernandez of Long Beach was found with the Audi that led to the killing of 23-year-old Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, and made a statement that led authorities to the body off a desert freeway. Fernandez has been charged with murder and made his initial court appearance Monday afternoon. He did not enter a plea and will return for arraignment next month. Alkadi vanished on Sept.

  • Heavy black smoke reported in northeast Oklahoma City fire

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    The fire was reported about 5:05 p.m. at 3500 N Santa Fe Ave., Oklahoma City fire Battalion Chief Brian Stanaland said.

  • Authorities release name of man whose body was found Sunday near railroad tracks in north Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 21 hr ago

    The man was identified as Joshua Wright Jr., 20, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma medical examiner said.

  • Tractor-trailer got stuck Monday morning under bridge in downtown Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    No one was injured in the incident, which happened near NW 6 and Broadway Avenue, police said.

  • Oklahoma Air Guard jets collide in Kansas; one pilot ejects with minor injuries

    BY DYLAN GOFORTH and SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Updated: 22 hr ago

    A U.S. National Guard F-16 plane doing tactical maneuvers in Kansas landed at Tulsa International Airport on Monday afternoon after colliding with another jet, National Guard spokesman Col. Max Moss said. One of the pilots was forced to eject and was not seriously injured, Moss said. The other pilot was not injured, and his jet did not sustain serious damage.   "Two Oklahoma Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcons were involved in a mid-air collision during a training exercise this afternoon southwest of Howard, Kansas, causing one of the pilots to eject from his aircraft," Moss said.   Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • IBM 3Q disappoints as it sheds 'empty calories'

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — IBM disappointed investors Monday, reporting weak revenue growth again and a big charge to shed its costly chipmaking division as the tech giant tries to steer its business toward cloud computing and social-mobile services. Shares fell more than 7 percent as investors sold off sharply and the stock dragged the Dow 30 into the red. Is it too late for IBM? Or can Big Blue weather the competition as it transforms its business for the cloud? Remaking itself is something IBM has done many times through its long history. Starting more than a century ago in punch-card tabulators and time clocks, it grew to encompass the giant mainframe computers and Selectric typewriters of the 1960s and launched its revolutionary