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  • Boehner calls impeachment talk Democratic 'scam'

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'nuhr) says the House has no plans to impeach President Barack Obama. He says talk of impeachment is all a scam by Democrats at the White House. Boehner says Democrats are trying to rally their supporters ahead of November's mid-term elections to give money and show up to vote. Some Republicans have said Obama would open the door to impeachment if he takes steps to end deportations of large numbers of immigrants here illegally, as the White House is contemplating. Other Republicans, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, already are calling for Obama to be impeached. White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer say the White House is taking impeachment talk seriously.

  • Correction: Libya story

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — In a story July 27 about violence in Libya, The Associated Press erroneously reported a death toll figure released by the Libyan Health Ministry over fighting at Tripoli's international airport. The ministry said at least 97 people had been killed in the ongoing battle for the airport, not 79.

  • Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace. Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe — roughly the population of New York City — step aboard an airplane. They almost always land safely. Some flights, however, are safer than others. The accident rate in Africa, for instance, is nearly five times that of the worldwide average, according to the International Civil Aviation Organization, part of the United Nations. Such trouble spots also happen to be where air travel is growing the fastest, putting the number of fliers on course to double within the next 15 years.

  • Judge: Claremore must pay $41,000 in dash-cam case

    By RHETT MORGAN - Tulsa World | Updated: 5 hr ago

    A Vinita law firm in a state Open Records Act case relating to dash-cam video is owed more than $41,000 by the City of Claremore, a Rogers County judge has ruled. The city must pay attorneys from Ward & Lee PLC, of Vinita (now Ward, Lee & Coats), a total of $41,324.25 in fees ($39,931.25) and costs ($1,393), Associate District Judge Sheila Condren wrote in an order filed Friday. In October, the Oklahoma Supreme Court declined to hear a City of Claremore appeal to a state appellate court ruling that states dash-cam video made by the Claremore Police Department in 2011 does constitute a public record under the Oklahoma Open Records Act. Read the full story at

  • Referee to hear Oklahoma drilling tax cut lawsuit

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    A lawsuit that challenges a new state law that sets Oklahoma’s tax on oil and natural gas production is headed to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. A Supreme Court referee is scheduled to hear oral presentations Tuesday in the lawsuit filed by Oklahoma City attorney Jerry Fent. The lawsuit alleges the law is unconstitutional because it was approved in the final days of the 2014 Oklahoma Legislature and was not approved by at least three-fourths of the members of the House and Senate. The Oklahoma Constitution says revenue bills cannot be passed during the last five days of a legislative session and must receive a three-fourths vote. The legislation taxes oil and gas wells at 2 percent for the first three years of

  • Caravan of Corvettes coming to Oklahoma in August

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    EL RENO — Hundreds of Corvettes will be driving through Oklahoma next month on their way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the National Corvette Museum In Kentucky. The caravan will start in California and pick up cars as it heads east to the museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The cars will be in El Reno on Aug. 25 and stay in Tulsa that night before heading on to Missouri. The caravan will arrive in Bowling Green on Aug. 27. The museum was damaged in February when a sinkhole swallowed several Corvettes. Construction to repair the hole has been delayed until the anniversary celebration is completed.

  • 4.3 magnitude quake reported in northern Oklahoma

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: 6 hr ago

    MEDFORD — The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 struck northern Oklahoma on Monday night. The USGS reports the quake with an epicenter about 15 miles west-southwest of Medford hit around 9:45 p.m. at a depth of about 4.7 miles. Angela Wilson, a dispatcher in the Grant County Sheriff’s office, says that she felt shaking in the Medford office but that no calls related to the quake had come in from first responders or residents. The USGS says the quake was felt to the south, including in the Oklahoma City area, and in southern Kansas, including near Dodge City, Great Bend and Wichita. A local newspaper reports shaking could be felt in downtown Enid for about 15

  • Senior Palestinian official offers 24 hour truce in Gaza, says he's also speaking for Hamas

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Senior Palestinian official offers 24 hour truce in Gaza, says he's also speaking for Hamas.

  • Parties Extra! Video---Chris Lower and Kathryn Mathis talk about food, food trucks and parties!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

      Helen catches up with Chris Lower and Kathryn Mathis and Big Truck Tacos and Mutt’s on Parties Extra!

  • Flash flood watch issued for Tuesday night to Wednesday in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 9 hr ago

    A flash flood watch will take effect at 10 p.m. Tuesday until 7 p.m. Wednesday in northwestern and central Oklahoma. The National Weather Service forecast calls for highs in the 80s Tuesday and 70s Wednesday.

  • Trial begins in case over Oklahoma City bombing

    By BRADY McCOMBS and TIM TALLEY, Associated Press | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Salt Lake City lawyer Jesse Trentadue says the FBI is refusing to release videos that show a second person was with Timothy McVeigh when he parked a truck outside the Oklahoma City federal building and detonated the deadly bomb. The government says McVeigh was alone.

  • Native Oklahoman wins national humanities medal

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Krista Tippett, a native Oklahoman who is creator and host of the public radio show “On Being,” was honored Monday with the 2013 National Humanities Medal by President Obama during a ceremony at the White House.

  • OKC Council to decide how to apply rules to ridesharing services

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    After winning the Traffic Commission’s approval on a 7-0 vote last week, Oklahoma City leaders were to present the proposed regulations to the city council for the first time Tuesday morning.

  • Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In allowing the deal to go forward, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided Monday with Sterling's estranged wife, Shelly Sterling, who negotiated the record sale after the NBA banned the 80-year-old billionaire for making offensive remarks about blacks. Shelly Sterling sought the probate judge's approval to ink the deal after taking over the family trust that owns the team because doctors found Donald Sterling had signs of Alzheimer's disease and couldn't manage his affairs.

  • Oklahoma lawmakers renew efforts to allow guns on campus

    By K.S. McNutt, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    An interim legislative study will look once again at allowing licensed faculty, staff and students to carry weapons on Oklahoma college campuses. Higher education officials say it would make campuses more dangerous.

  • Police find Norman woman dead inside home

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

    Cassandra Thompson, 30, was found dead in her home, 2202 Donna Drive, Monday afternoon, Norman police reported.

  • Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City. In central Gaza City early Tuesday, at least two major explosions hit a media complex housing the offices of Hamas-run Al Aqsa television and radio. The blasts shook surrounding buildings and started a fire on the roof of the office block, one of Gaza's tallest. AP video showed a massive flash as the first strike hit the top of the building, sending debris raining down. The building also houses offices of a number of Arab satellite tel

  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin complains to White House about children being housed at Fort Sill

    BY RICK M. GREEN, Capitol Bureau | Updated: 16 hr ago

    Oklahoma’s governor questions details about the operation to care for children who crossed border illegally and to track them in the United States.

  • California governor takes dig at Texas guard plan

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday that he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail." Brown is in Mexico for three days of meetings, focusing on migration, trade, investment and environmental cooperation. At a news conference with Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade, Brown said the immigration overload of thousands of Central American youths at the border should be seen as a humanitarian issue. The U.S. is coping with a dramatic increase in the number of unaccompanied children attempting to cross the border, coming mainly from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salv

  • Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror. The phenomenon so rare that lifeguards lack an emergency warning system struck Sunday afternoon at Los Angeles' popular Venice Beach, killing a 21-year-old man and injuring a dozen others. Along the beach, famous internationally for its jugglers, skaters, medical marijuana dealers and boardwalk preachers and hucksters, panic instantly set in. "All of a sudden, there was a huge explosion and everyone dropped to the ground.