• US president's adviser: Afghan president to sign deal Tuesday allowing US troops to remain

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — US president's adviser: Afghan president to sign deal Tuesday allowing US troops to remain.

  • US consumer spending climbed healthy 0.5 percent in August, while income up 0.3 percent

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer spending climbed healthy 0.5 percent in August, while income up 0.3 percent.

  • Fire destroys office complex in north Oklahoma City early Monday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    A fire that caused $1 million damage in north Oklahoma City is under investigation. The fire was at 425 W Wilshire Boulevard about 1:30 a.m. Monday.

  • Temperatures in the 80s in central Oklahoma Monday with sunshine

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Temperatures will be in the 80s in central Oklahoma Monday. Sunny skies are ahead with light winds.

  • One in three women in Oklahoma will face domestic violence

    By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Nationally, one in four women will face domestic vioilence, but in Oklahoma, that number is one in three.

  • The Archivist: Old Doc, a distinguished citizen of Oklahoma

    BY MARY PHILLIPS, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    An Oklahoma highway marker commemorates a Dr. Brewster Higley 43, who lived alone in a log hut northwest of Smith Center, Kan., in 1872, Dr. Higley wrote “My Western Home” which later would become the song “Home on the Range.”

  • Pro-democracy protests expand in Hong Kong

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters, some wearing surgical masks and holding up umbrellas to protect against tear gas, expanded their rallies throughout Hong Kong on Monday, defying calls to disperse in a major pushback against Beijing's decision to limit democratic reforms in the Asian financial hub. Police officers tried to negotiate with protesters camped out on a normally busy highway near the Hong Kong government headquarters that was the scene of tear gas-fueled clashes that erupted the evening before. An officer with a bullhorn tried to get them to clear the way for the commuters.

  • No sign truck driver tried to avoid crash with bus

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    A tractor-trailer that collided with a bus and killed four members of a Texas community college women's softball team drove straight through an interstate median without any signs of braking or trying to avoid the collision, federal investigators said Sunday. The truck was traveling northbound on Interstate 35 near Davis, Oklahoma, on Friday night. As the roadway gently curved to the right, the truck continued straight. It traveled about 820 feet through the median and struck the southbound bus carrying 15 members of the North Central Texas College team and driven by their coach, said Robert Sumwalt, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board.

  • 3 people die after Oklahoma vehicle accidents

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Three people died Saturday and Sunday after three Oklahoma accidents, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • US doctor exposed to Ebola virus admitted to NIH

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone was admitted Sunday to a hospital at the National Institutes of Health near the nation's capital. The patient, who was not identified, arrived at NIH's Clinical Center about 4 p.m., NIH said in a statement on its website. NIH said that out of "an abundance of caution," the physician was admitted to a special isolation unit. NIH infectious disease chief Dr. Anthony Fauci wouldn't discuss details about the patient but said that in general, an exposure to Ebola doesn't necessarily mean someone will become sick. "When someone is exposed, you want to put them into the best possible situation so if something happens yo

  • Missing woman found disoriented in 1960s hometown

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman who disappeared last week has been found, disoriented but alive, in the small Mississippi town where her father was once a minister in the 1960s. Cynthia Adams, a 52-year-old Boise woman, was reported missing on Tuesday when she didn't return from a doctor's appointment. She has told police she didn't know how she got to Mississippi. Stan Niccolls of the Boise Police Department said Adams apparently made three cash withdrawals, one in Idaho and two in Wyoming. On Saturday, she appeared at the door of a home in Clara, Mississippi. Wayne County, Mississippi, sheriff's deputy Michael Patton said Adams is lucky the same people lived at the house as in the 1960s.

  • Traffic stop, early morning shooting; nobody hurt

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — A man crashed his car trying to evade a traffic stop, then allegedly sped off in the deputy's squad car — only to return in a third vehicle and shoot at deputies and people nearby, Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Walker said. None of the bullets hit anybody, Walker told WLBT-TV (http://bit.ly/109TJWU). It was not clear whether the man, identified as Peter Robinson, had an attorney. A call and email from The Associated Press to the sheriff's office were not immediately returned Sunday. Walker said Robinson was captured after a search with dogs and faces charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, felony taking a motor vehicle and possessing drugs with intent to distribute them.

  • Modi tells Madison Sq Garden India won't look back

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — India's new prime minister, once shunned by Washington, appeared before an enthusiastic crowd in a famed New York sports arena Sunday where he appealed for help from Indian-Americans to help develop his country's economy, vowing that under his leadership, the South Asian nation wouldn't look back. A day after addressing a hushed U.N. General Assembly, where headphone-wearing delegates rarely break into a smile, Narendra Modi received a tumultuous welcome from upward of 18,000 people. He struck a chord by announcing plans to simplify the immigration bureaucracy for Indians living abroad, and called on them to "join hands to serve our mother India." A dazzling, Bollywood-style show with dancers warmed up the c

  • Fired Oklahoma City nursing home worker threatened beheading, police say

    By Nolan Clay, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, a native of Kenya, was arrested Friday in Oklahoma City on a terrorism complaint.

  • Europe retains Ryder Cup

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Europe retains Ryder Cup.

  • Police say 15 people have been hurt in a pre-dawn shooting at a Miami nightclub

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — Police say 15 people have been hurt in a pre-dawn shooting at a Miami nightclub.

  • News Guide: A Japanese volcano turns deadly

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — A popular hiking site in central Japan turned into a death trap Saturday when a volcano erupted. At least 31 people are believed to have been killed at Mount Ontake, though authorities have only begun recovering the bodies. Here's a summary of events and a guide to understanding them: ___ BAD TIMING Mount Ontake erupted at perhaps the worst possible time. It was a beautiful fall Saturday with clear blue skies, shortly before noon — a perfect time for a hike. At least 250 people are believed to have been on the upper reaches of the 3,067-meter (10,062-foot) peak when it erupted with thunder-like booms, sending a steady plume of gas and ash skyward and over the surrounding area.

  • Hong Kong police use tear gas to clear protesters from road outside government headquarters

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police use tear gas to clear protesters from road outside government headquarters.

  • Syrian rescuer, on a break, recalls horror of war

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of miles from his ravaged homeland in the comfort and security of midtown Manhattan, Raed Saleh chokes up as he recalls some of the horrors he has witnessed as a rescue worker in northern Syria. He feels angry, cheated and most of all, deeply sad for his country. "Two Americans and one Brit were killed, and the entire world mobilized to fight Daesh," he said, referring to the Islamic State group by its Arabic acronym. "In Syria, some 200,000 people have died: Why doesn't anyone care?" From New York, Saleh says he has been in touch with colleagues in Syria over the phone and Internet since airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition began Tuesday. "We were rescuing people from Syrian regime str

  • Japan police say more than 30 people believed dead have been found at volcano site

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan police say more than 30 people believed dead have been found at volcano site.