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  • NC-Senate-advanced

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    TEST BULLETIN (AP) — The following is a TEST. Alex Bradshaw, GOP, advanced to runoff U.S. Senate, North Carolina.

  • NC-Senate-nominated

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    TEST BULLETIN (AP) — The following is a TEST. Kay Hagan, Dem, nominated U.S. Senate, North Carolina.

  • Feds trying 'to take private property in Texas,' says Rick Perry

    By WILL WEISSERT | Updated: 11 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas land dispute has the outgoing governor and the Republican candidate favored to replace him decrying the same federal agency currently embroiled in an armed standoff in Nevada. Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday accused the Bureau of Land Management of trying “to take private property” in Texas. Attorney General Greg Abbott, now running for governor, has also expressed concern that federal authorities may eventually trample private property rights. At issue is territory along the Red River that the Bureau of Land Management says is public land. But the case is complicated by the fact that the agency is in an armed standoff in Nevada with states’ right advocate Cliven Bundy.

  • OH-Uncontested

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Here is a TEST list of uncontested races in Ohio.

  • NC-Uncontested

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Here is a TEST list of uncontested races in North Carolina.

  • IN-Uncontested

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Here is a TEST list of uncontested races in Indiana.

  • Oregon panel recommends dropping troubled exchange for private policies, using federal system

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon panel recommends dropping troubled exchange for private policies, using federal system.

  • Camilla's brother dies in New York of head injury

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, are "utterly devastated" by the death of her brother, who fell outside a Manhattan hotel bar and suffered a head injury, British royal officials said. Mark Shand, chairman of an elephant conservation group, was in New York for a charity auction at Sotheby's. The New York Police Department said Shand had arrived with a relative at the Rose Bar in the Gramercy Park Hotel at about 1 a.m. Wednesday. Shand, 62, went out to smoke a cigarette at about 2:30 a.m. and fell backward, striking his head as he tried to re-enter through a revolving door, according to police. Officers found him lying on the ground, police said. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where h

  • Oklahoma Senate passes bill for Capitol repairs

    By KRISTI EATON | Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Senate resurrected a plan on Thursday to spend up to $160 million to repair the nearly 100-year-old state Capitol. The Senate voted 33-9 for a House-passed resolution that would authorize repairs to the Capitol. The bill called for vote of the people on whether to issue $120 million in bonds to pay for repairs, but the Senate amended it to authorize a bond issue of up to $160 million without a public vote. The bill now goes back to the House, where Sen. Greg Treat said he hopes to pick up some votes from the Democrats. “We’re serious about it. We’re serious about the number. We want it to go to the governor’s desk,” said Treat, R-Oklahoma City, who answered questions

  • Norman Music Festival 2014 starts tonight! Here is the Thursday performance schedule

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    NORMAN – The psychedelic southern rock of The Bright Light Social Hour will headline the 2014 Norman Music Festival on the main stage, with the layered sounds of Moreland and Arbuckle featured on the Sailor Jerry stage. “The festival has lined up some incredible bands and we can’t wait to share them with the public,” said Norman Music Festival chairman Gene Bertman, in a news release.

  • Cliven Bundy’s ‘better off as slaves’ remark about blacks draws fire

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS — Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s battle against the federal government over land rights took an unexpected detour after a newspaper quoted the 67-year-old grandfather suggesting African-Americans were “better off as slaves” because slavery taught work skills and enhanced family life. Bundy, who has waged a standoff with the Bureau of Land Management, insisting he has a right to graze hundreds of head of cattle on public lands without paying fees, has been surrounded by citizen militias that have converged on his ranch in rural Bunkerville after armed federal officials moved in to remove Bundy’s cattle. The BLM called off the roundup and released the cattle, but says the matter is not over. Bundy and his sup

  • Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — Angry relatives of some of the more than 120 people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol surrounded the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief Thursday, preventing them from leaving the area where families have been waiting for word of their loved ones for more than a week. It was the latest expression of fury and desperation in a disaster filled with signs that the government did too little to protect passengers. An opposition politician said he has a document showing that the ferry was carrying far more cargo than it should have been. Relatives of the missing passengers surrounded Oceans and Fisheries Minister Lee Ju-young, coast guard chief Kim Seok-kyun and deputy chief Choi

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Nice guy Mike Conley rewarded

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Memphis point guard Mike Conley won the 2014 Joe Dumars Trophy, the NBA’s sportsmanship award, the league announced Thursday. Players voted on the award. Interesting, in that for the Thursday Oklahoman I wrote about Russell Westbrook’s matchup with Conley and that despite no how likeable Conley is, Westbrook needs to view him as a mortal enemy, since that drives Westbrook.

  • Carrie Underwood makes Time 100 list

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Checotah native Carrie Underwood is among the diverse cast of celebrities, politicians and religious leader this year’s Time 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. “So many young girls want to be just like her.

  • Oklahoma Weather, Detailed look at severe weather this weekend

    Bryan Painter | Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    The National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office: Looking ahead to the weekend, the Hazardous Weather Outlook reports: Thunderstorms… Severe thunderstorms are expected Saturday through at least late Sunday morning as a large storm system approaches the Southern Plains.

  • Oklahoma to have first double execution since 1937

    SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press | Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    Two condemned inmates at the center of Oklahoma's now-resolved legal confusion will be put to death Tuesday, the state's first double execution since 1937. Gov. Mary Fallin announced her decision Thursday, a day after the Oklahoma Supreme Court removed one of the final obstacles standing in the way of the executions of Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner. "The defendants had their day in court. The court has made a decision," Fallin said in a statement. "Two men that do not contest their guilt in heinous murders will now face justice, and the families and friends of their victims will now have closure.

  • Eric Holder cancels Oklahoma City speech amid planned protests

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has canceled plans to deliver a speech to a group of Oklahoma City police cadets amid a planned protest by conservative lawmakers and organizations. Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon says Holder will still be traveling to Oklahoma City on Thursday — but because of a late departure from Washington D.C., he is unable to make the speech. U.S. District Judge Vickie Miles LaGrange will speak instead to the 42 graduating police cadets. Holder's planned visit to Oklahoma City drew the ire of several conservative lawmakers, including two-term Republican U.S. Rep. James Lankford, who said Holder's visit was "incredibly inappropriate."

  • COOP Ale Works to unveil new brewery building

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: 13 hr ago

    In a move that’s been in the works for some time, COOP Ale Works is now ready to unveil its new brewery building.

  • It isn't news, but check out how happy this kid is because of hockey player Jordin Tootoo

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    Professional hockey player Jordin Tootoo is now professional at being awesome. Because he did this:

  • Oregon: Powered by aborted fetus tissue?

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    What if you found out you got your electricity from the burning of tissue from aborted fetuses? Apparently that’s happening in Oregon right now. And once the Marion County Commission in Oregon realized what was going on, they worked quickly to put a stop to it.