• Court blocks part of new North Carolina voting law

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Parts of North Carolina's new voting law, considered one of the toughest in the nation, were set aside for next month's elections because they were likely to disenfranchise black voters, a federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday. In a 2-1 ruling, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals suspended provisions of the Republican-backed law that would have eliminated same-day registration during early voting and voided ballots cast on Nov. 4 outside of a person's assigned precinct. "Whether the number is 30 or 30,000, surely some North Carolina minority voters will be disproportionately adversely affected in the upcoming election," wrote Judge James Wynn, a former North Carolina Supreme Court justice.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida man convicted of 1st-degree murder for killing teenager after argument over loud music.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House: New construction in east Jerusalem would distance Israel from 'closest allies'

  • White House: Obama believes Pierson resignation in best interest of Secret Service

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House: Obama believes Pierson resignation in best interest of Secret Service.

  • Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigns amid recent White House security breach

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigns amid recent White House security breach.

  • Official: 5 kids had contact with Ebola patient

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say five students who had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas are being monitored but are showing no symptoms of the disease. Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles said Wednesday that the students were in school this week after possibly being in contact with the man over the weekend. But he says they're showing no symptoms and are now being monitored at home. Health officials say the disease is only spread by people with symptoms, such as diarrhea or vomiting. As an added precaution, Miles says additional health and custodial staff will be at the five schools the students attend. The unidentified man is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in

  • Hospital official: Information about Ebola patient's travel not relayed to all who treated him

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Hospital official: Information about Ebola patient's travel not relayed to all who treated him.

  • deadCenter Film Festival visiting Bartlesville today

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    BARTLESVILLE – The deadCENTER Film Festival will visit Bartlesville today for a one-day festival from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Theater Bartlesville, 312 S Dewey Ave. The festival will include a community workshop and two screenings. All activities are free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to register at www.theaterbartlesville.com. DCFF is […]

  • Dow falls 200 points on disappointing economic news, drop in airline stocks over Ebola fears

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dow falls 200 points on disappointing economic news, drop in airline stocks over Ebola fears.

  • Oklahoma beheading: Family of slain Moore woman issues statement

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Colleen Hufford’s family issued a statement Wednesday thanking family and friends who have offered messages of hope and prayer in the wake of her death. Hufford, 54, died Thursday after being attacked at Vaughan Foods in Moore.

  • OSU basketball: Five-star guard Jawun Evans commits to Cowboys

    john helsley | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Oklahoma State’s 2015 basketball recruiting class received a needed jolt Wednesday, with five-star point guard Jawun Evans committing to the Cowboys. A 6-foot senior at Dallas Kimball High, Evans announced his decision via ESPN.com. He is a consensus pick as one of the nation’s premier point guards, rated as the No. 3 point by Scout.com. Some recruiting analysts consider Evans to be the top player overall in Texas. “The No. 1 asset that he brings is speed,” Scout.com analyst Brian Snow wrote in a pre-decision primer on Evans. “There might not be a faster player in the country getting baseline-to-baseline with the basketball than Evans. “Beyond just his speed, Evans is also

  • Vehicle safety checks, Oklahoma Highway Patrol recruitment at open house in Stroud on Friday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is hosting an open house in Stroud on Friday. Vehicles will be checked for safety and troopers will be recruited.

  • US construction spending falls 0.8 percent in August with widespread weakness in all sectors

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US construction spending falls 0.8 percent in August with widespread weakness in all sectors.

  • UPDATE: Storms moving through Osage and Pawnee counties early Wednesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 16 hr ago

    There is a chance for rain Wednesday in central Oklahoma. Temperatures will reach 91 degrees.

  • Syrian official: 17 people killed, including 10 children, in car bombs near Homs school

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    DAMASCUS (AP) — Syrian official: 17 people killed, including 10 children, in car bombs near Homs school.

  • Pro-democracy protesters vow to occupy government buildings if Hong Kong leader doesn't resign

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters vow to occupy government buildings if Hong Kong leader doesn't resign.

  • Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Now, the state's highest court is considering whether workers' off-duty use of medical marijuana is protected under state law. Colorado's Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments in a case involving Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient who was fired by the Dish Network after failing a drug test in 2010. Coats said he never got high at work. But pot's intoxicating chemical, THC, can stay in the system for weeks. Coats says his pot smoking is allowed under a little-known state law intended to protect employees from being fired for legal activities off the clock.

  • Oklahoma Beheading: Neighbors say murder defendant in Oklahoma beheading case was 'odd' and 'quiet'

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Neighbors and nearby store employees remember Alton Nolen, who prosecutors allege beheaded a co-worker at Vaughan Food Co. in Moore last week, was quiet and often acted strangely.

  • In Oklahoma City, Santa Fe South Charter Schools' steel drum band seeks a way to travel

    By Sarah Lobban, Staff Writer | Yesterday

    Santa Fe South Charter Schools in Oklahoma City seeks a truck sponsor for its steel drum band. The band, Pandemic, is made up of the high school’s top students.

  • Oklahoma Beheading: Oklahoma governor says residents should remain alert after beheading

    By Rick Green, Staff Writer | Yesterday

    Gov. Mary Fallin says Oklahomans to be alert and report suspicious activity to police after beheading at Moore food distribution center.