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  • Midwest City police look for man accused of animal cruelty

    By LeighAnne Manwarren, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    An arrest warrant for Corey Marion Harrison, 26, was issued Tuesday. He was charged Friday with two counts of animal cruelty.

  • Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. But the split rulings don't necessarily mean another trip to the Supreme Court for the Affordable Care Act. And White House spokesman Josh Earnest immediately announced that millions of consumers will keep getting financial aid for their premiums — billions of dollars in all — as the administration appeals the one adverse decision.

  • UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel "in the very near future." Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council by videoconference from the West Bank city of Ramallah that he could not publicly reveal details "at this highly sensitive moment." As he started to address the council a siren could be heard in the background. The U.N. chief has also visited Qatar, Kuwait, Cairo and Jerusalem and said he will go on to Jordan and Saudi Arabia on what he called a mission "of solidarity and peace" to quickly end an escalating two-week war between Israelis and Hamas militants who contro

  • Airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine. Delta Air Lines turned around one of its jets midflight and indefinitely canceled all future flights between the U.S. and Israel after a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion Airport. Other U.S. airlines quickly took similar action, and counterparts in Europe and Canada followed within hours, despite protests from the Israeli government. Israeli airline El Al maintained its regular flight schedule. The airlines were out ahead of aviation regulators in stopping serv

  • Judge ponders overturning state gay marriage ban

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado's same-sex marriage ban urged a federal judge Tuesday to overturn the law immediately and reject the state's request to stay a ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the matter. U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore indicated that the injunction sought by gay couples declaring Colorado's law unconstitutional is certain to be granted. But he said what he's trying to decide is whether his ruling should be put on hold. Colorado Republican Attorney General John Suthers is not opposing the injunction, but he wants it to be stayed until the nation's highest court decides the issue. However, the attorney for the gay couples told the judge repeatedly that "justice delayed is

  • Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot down over Ukraine. Israel declared that Ben-Gurion Airport was safe and said there was no reason to "hand terror a prize" by halting flights. The rare flight ban came as Israel grappled with news that a soldier went missing after an attack in the Gaza Strip, raising the possibility he was abducted, a scenario that could complicate intense diplomatic efforts to end the two-week conflict.

  • OSBI agents are looking for man accused of killing his father-in-law in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    James Douglas Manken, 40, is accused of killing his father-in-law in his Adair County home. Manken’s wife, Janice Manken, 26, was arrested Monday on an accessory to murder complaint, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported.

  • Woman convicted of starving 10-year-old stepson

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — A North Texas jury took less than an hour to find a woman guilty Tuesday in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson. The Dallas County jury found Elizabeth Ramsey, 33, guilty of intentional serious injury to a child in Johnathan Ramsey's death. Jurors begin hearing testimony Wednesday morning in the sentencing phase of Ramsey's trial and could sentence her to a maximum of life imprisonment. The boy's 35-year-old father, Aaron Ramsey, is serving a life sentence already. Prosecutors say the two locked the boy in his room at the family's Dallas home, then slowly starved him on a diet of bread and water and dumped his emaciated body in a rural area south of Dallas in 2011. The body was found the

  • Shooting reported near downtown Oklahoma City Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    A shooting was reported in Oklahoma City Tuesday. No arrests have been reported.

  • Manhunt that began in McClain County ends in Midwest City Monday night

    By Jane Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    A man sought by the McClain County Sheriff’s Department after he escaped custody last week was arrested Monday night at a Midwest City residence.

  • Man stabbed at the downtown Oklahoma City bus terminal

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Phillip Hall, 46, was arrested on complaints of assault with a deadly weapon and public drunkenness Monday.

  • Oklahoma football: Senior Geneo Grissom likes playing outside linebacker

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    DALLAS — Oklahoma senior Geneo Grissom said defensive coordinator Mike Stoops approached him before the Sugar Bowl and told him they planned to eventually move him from defensive end to linebacker. “I thought he was kidding so I kinda brushed it off,” Grissom said. “Going into the spring, they said, ‘No, we’re really moving you.’ […]

  • Edmond family to hold charity golf tournament for child with brain tumor

    By Nasreen Iqbal, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    The Edmond family of a 2-year-old diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor will hold a golf tournament to help with medical expenses

  • Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the full-scale investigation demanded by world leaders. Five days after the plane was blown out of the sky, refrigerated railcars bearing victims' bodies — gathered up after several days in the sun — rolled out of the war zone and into a weedy railyard in the city of Kharkiv. The dead will be flown to the Netherlands, the homeland of most of the victims, for identification. The Dutch government declared Wednesday a day of national mourning as the country prepared for the arriva

  • Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian. The verified Twitter account for the EPA's Office of Water mistakenly published a message Monday night about an online game, "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood," in which players walk red carpets, attend photo shoots and get dolled up like a Kardashian. An agency spokeswoman said the off-topic tweet was done by an intern. The government's tweet was removed within hours from the @EPAwater account, but not before a tweet from the account of Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., the 88-year-old co-author of the Clean Water Act, poked fun by asking what

  • Bedlam quarterbacks Trevor Knight, J.W. Walsh have developed friendship off the field

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    DALLAS — Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight and Oklahoma State quarterback J.W. Walsh spoke together at a church in Yukon last week, and have developed a friendship over the past couple years, Knight said Tuesday. “We had Sooner fans and Cowboys fans all came together for the glory of God,” Knight said. “It was pretty cool.” […]

  • Report ranks Oklahoma 39th in well-being of its children

    BY RANDY ELLIS, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Oklahoma slipped three notches from last year and now ranks 39th among the 50 states for the overall well-being of its children, according to the 2014 edition of KIDS COUNT, a report compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation of Baltimore.

  • Oklahoma legislator doctor wants minors housed at Fort Sill quarantined

    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state legislator who is one of two doctors in the Oklahoma Legislature says state officials are ignoring his request that unaccompanied immigrant minors being housed at Fort Sill be quarantined. Republican state Rep. Mike Ritze of Broken Arrow said Tuesday he’s received no response from Gov. Mary Fallin, Attorney General Scott Pruitt and Commissioner of Health Terry Cline to a letter Ritze sent them last week requesting the quarantined. More than 1,000 children are being housed at the southwest Oklahoma Army post near Lawton. During a media tour of the facility earlier this month, a spokeswoman for the U.S.

  • OU football: Nick Saban had to convince team to play in 'consolation game' against Sooners

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Maybe Shawn Oakman wasn’t all wrong. Maybe Alabama doesn’t care about non-National Championship bowl games. The Baylor defensive end said Monday at Big 12 Media Days that “You realize if it’s not the national championship, Alabama don’t even care who they play,” essentially discrediting OU’s momentum-building win over the Crimson Tide in this year’s Sugar […]

  • UPDATE: Power restored to Choctaw

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    About 1,200 electric customers in the Choctaw area were without power Tuesday morning. The power has been restored.