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  • 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.

  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin complains about costs of immigrant children

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin is complaining to federal officials about the potential cost to Oklahoma from unaccompanied immigrant minors who are released from a temporary shelter at Fort Sill and placed with sponsors in the state. In a letter Monday to President Barack Obama, Fallin complained that Oklahoma taxpayers are being forced to subsidize the costs for education and health care for children who are placed with sponsors in Oklahoma. Fallin says her office was given no advance notice of a plan by federal officials to use the vacant barracks for U.S. Army troops to house up to 1,200 mostly teenagers from Central America who were caught trying to enter the country illegally.

  • UN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    GENEVA (AP) — The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday. Pillay, the U.N.'s top human rights official, called for a thorough investigation into the violation of international law that occurred when the flight was shot down with a surface-to-air missile over a part of eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian separatists on July 17, killing all 298 people on board. Pillay's comments coincided with a new report by her office that says at least 1,129 people had been killed and 3,442 wounded in Ukraine's fighting as of Saturday, and more than 100,000 have fled the violence since April.

  • UN chief reinforces call for Gaza cease-fire

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reinforced the Security Council's call for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war on Monday and demanded that Israel and Hamas end the violence "in the name of humanity." The U.N. chief accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal of being irresponsible and "morally wrong" for letting their people get killed in the conflict. He urged them to demonstrate "political will" and "compassionate leadership" to end the suffering of war-weary citizens. "Gaza is in critical condition" after pummeling by Israeli forces that has killed helpless civilians and raised "serious questions about proportionality," he told r

  • Police seek man who stole surveillance camera in Oklahoma City

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

    A man who stole a surveillance camera at a south Oklahoma City diner was caught on camera. It happened at Sherri’s Diner.

  • Medicare hospital fund to stay solvent until 2030, four years later than previous estimate

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare hospital fund to stay solvent until 2030, four years later than previous estimate.

  • Photo of man who robbed Oklahoma City loan office released

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    A man is wanted in the robbery of a loan office. The robbery happened Friday in northwest Oklahoma City.

  • Economic hardships and fertility factor into modern struggle to have children

    Emily Hales, Deseret News | Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    The falling birth rate in the United States may not be an indication that people don't want to have children, rather, it's a sign that they don't believe they can.

  • Israeli military: rockets misfired by Palestinian militants hit Gaza hospital, nearby park

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military: rockets misfired by Palestinian militants hit Gaza hospital, nearby park.

  • Oklahoma football: Kicker commit Austin Seibert talks trash to Texas fans

    Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    NORMAN — College football fans don’t typically get really excited about kicker commitments. Kickers also aren’t usually known as big-time smack talkers. After this weekend, OU kicker commit Austin Seibert has laid waste to both stereotypes. The Belleville, Ill., prospect — who committed to OU on May 10 — nailed a 66-yard field goal to […]

  • Byron Scott's bad timing continues

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Byron Scott once had a magic touch. Every coaching job he got turned to, well, maybe not gold, but turned to success. Scott retired from playing in the NBA in 1997. He was (mostly) Laker sharpshooter in the glory days of Magic and Kareem; Scott had a big name and a good name. He was […]

  • Palestinian official says 10 people, including children, killed in strike on park in Gaza

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian official says 10 people, including children, killed in strike on park in Gaza.

  • Best of the Fest: Highlights from the second Center of the Universe Festival

    By JERRY WOFFORD - Tulsa World | Updated: 6 hr ago

    With national, regional and local musicians, the Center of the Universe Festival brought dozens of bands to downtown Tulsa this weekend. About 18,000 people went through the festival Friday and another 19,000 attended Saturday, according to festival officials. The event drew an estimated 80,000 over the weekend last year, though the event was free. Festival organizers Phil Kaiser and Chris Lieberman said they were happy with this year’s festival and said Tulsa’s support helped the event continue for the second year. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Barry Switzer, Quapaws help Marine veteran reunite with service dog

    By RHETT MORGAN - Tulsa World | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Marine war veteran Anthony Marquez’s quest to reunite with his military working dog — once a ground mission — will soon take flight. Courtesy of Barry Switzer and the Quapaw Tribe-operated Downstream Casino, Marquez, of Owasso, was scheduled to fly via Learjet on Sunday evening to North Carolina, where he will adopt Allie, a bomb-detection dog with whom he served in Afghanistan. “I love dogs. I care about dogs,” said Switzer, the former University of Oklahoma football coach and longtime dog advocate along with his wife, Becky. “They truly are man’s best friend.” Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • UPDATE: Body found Sunday in Oklahoma City apartment

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 6 hr ago

    An adult man, whose name has not been released, was found dead about 12:15 p.m. Sunday inside an apartment on the 900 block of N Rockwell, Oklahoma City police said.

  • Zillow buying Trulia to make real estate titan

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Real estate website operator Zillow is buying rival Trulia in a $3.5 billion deal that would make the biggest player in the online real estate market. Zillow would also become the king of real estate listings available on smartphones. "It's a very sound business move by Zillow, they wiped out their closest competitor," said Benchmark analyst Daniel Kurnos. According to Benchmark estimates Zillow and Trulia are No. 1 and 2 in the online real estate market, followed by No. 3 Move Inc. Investors weren't so sure. Trulia's stock rose 8 percent in morning trading, but Zillow's fell 5.9 percent.

  • Video: New 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' teaser trailer hits YouTube after Comic-Con

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    After a couple of high-concept teaser trailers that focused on President Snow (Donald Sutherland), fans finally got to see a teaser for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ that showcased heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) at Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif., over the weekend. The footage prominently features the late Philip Seymour Hoffman […]

  • Teens helped each other escape sinking Korean ship

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — Students who survived the South Korean ferry disaster testified Monday they were repeatedly ordered by loudspeaker to stay in the sinking ship but eventually helped each other flee after their cabins were flooded too much. The six girls testified Monday at a court session for 15 crew members responsible for the ship's navigation who face charges of negligence and failing to perform their duties to rescue passengers, with four of them facing homicide charges. The students from Danwon High School near Seoul revealed how chaotic the scene on the ferry was, recalling they wore life jackets and were helped by friends to float out and leave flooded rooms. They saw some schoolmates swept away by the waters.

  • Oklahoma city sells dead animals to science

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    DUNCAN — A southern Oklahoma city is disposing carcasses of euthanized dogs and cats by selling them to science. Duncan officials approved guidelines on recycling the animal carcasses last week with two companies that buy them. The money earned from the sales goes into the city’s general fund. City Manager Jim Frieda says residents shouldn’t be alarmed by the contracts. He says the dead animals are being used for educational or medical purposes. A local newspaper reports one company will pay $5 for a dog as long as it has a full set of adult teeth. The other business says it will buy euthanized cats for schools that study dissection in their science classes. The selling of dead animals has occurred

  • Owls found dead, coated in liquid in Oklahoma oil field

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    FAIRVIEW — Oklahoma Wildlife and Corporation Commission officials are investigating an oil field where two owls were found coated in the liquid and others were found dead. A local newspaper reports that one of the two rescue owls has died. A couple in Fairview had been rehabilitating the owls since they were discovered on Tuesday. A caregiver says the surviving owl is eating and they’re watching it for signs of decline. A commission game warden says the birds were found in a field located on the Major and Garfield County line. He says the birds got into a saltwater tank topped with oil scum. He says it’s unclear who is responsible for the tank. He says state and federal rules require the tanks are