• The Latest: Iraqi forces start pushing into IS-held Fallujah

    The Latest: Iraqi forces start pushing into...

    Updated: 54 min ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq (all times local): 12:50 p.m. An Iraqi special forces commander says Iraqi forces have started pushing into Fallujah as part of the ongoing operation to oust Islamic State militants from this city west of Baghdad. Brig. Haider al-Obeidi with the elite counterterrorism troops says the push started at dawn on Monday from the southern edge under the cover of coalition air support. Al-Obeidi says the clashes as "fierce," with IS extremists deploying snipers and releasing a volley of mortar rounds. The operation to recapture Fallujah, which is located 65 kilometers or 40 miles west of Baghdad, was first announced last week.

  • [BC-MCT-TRAVEL-BJT]

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    (TNS) Tribune News Service Travel Budget for Monday, May 30, 2016 Updated at 4:30 a.m. EDT (0830 UTC).

  • [BC-MCT-SPORTS-BJT]

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ^Monday's games

  • Suicide car bombing kills at least 8 people in Baghdad

    Suicide car bombing kills at least 8 people in...

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a suicide car bombing has targeted an army checkpoint in Baghdad, killing at least eight people. A police officer says the bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into the checkpoint near a commercial area in the northern, Shiite-dominated Shaab neighborhood of the Iraqi capital on Monday morning. He says five civilians and three soldiers were killed and up to 14 people were wounded A medical official confirmed casualty figures. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks, which bore all the hallmarks of the Islamic State group.

  • BC-AP Sports Digest

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    The supervisor is Jake Seiner, followed by Fred Lief at 9 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800 845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. AP stories and accompanying photos also can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com For reruns, call the Service Desk (800 838-4616) or your local AP bureau. All times EDT. TOP STORIES CAR--INDY 500 INDIANAPOLIS — Alexander Rossi outlasted his faster rivals and his fuel tank for a stunning victory in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. The unlikely win left the top drivers in the field fuming over Rossi's good fortune. Rossi was a 66-to-1 long shot who beat the most dominant cars in the race by having just enough fu

  • Disrepair spans decades

    Disrepair spans decades

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Updated: 5 hr ago

    The May Avenue bridge that partially collapsed onto Northwest Expressway this month has endured its share of abuse. Inspections done in the past 40 years paint a picture of a bridge plagued by cracks, rust, lack of paint and holes in its driving surface. It was in 1982 that inspectors first noted “considerable" damage to support beams hit by vehicles too tall to pass under the structure. A truck carrying construction equipment hit the bridge May 19. The impact destroyed three beams and caused one 52-foot span to collapse onto the road below. Despite the fact the interchange is among the city's busiest and the crash happened at midafternoon, nobody was hurt.

  • Faces of the fallen

    Faces of the fallen

    By Adam Kemp Staff Writer akemp@oklahoman.com | Updated: 5 hr ago

    The mantle of the fireplace in David Sales' Chickasha home is lined with photographs and war medals of his late brother. Some days, he takes a few minutes to glance at them, including a black and white image taken on the day Harlis Sales graduated boot camp. In the photo, Harlis is 18, fresh faced and standing at attention in his fatigues, his right arm positioned at a 45-degree angle to salute the camera. Other days, David, 63, can't even manage to look, choosing to hide the photos     away in a closet or drawer, attempting to push the images and memories from his mind, but not very far and usually not for very long. “He was a big example of how to live your life,” David Sales said.

  • Man swept away after helping to rescue woman off Texas coast

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard is searching for a man who went missing after being swept away in the San Luis Pass between Freeport and Galveston, Texas. Thirty-seven-year-old Stephen Espedal was part of a group that rescued a woman who also was swept into the water. The woman was able to make it to shore and two others were rescued by boat, but Espedal remains missing. The Coast Guard deployed boat and helicopter crews to conduct the search, which they expected would continue through the night.

  • Purely Subjective: Time bomb

    Purely Subjective: Time bomb

    BY KEN RAYMOND Columnist kraymond@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    Ken Raymond: Clock ticks faster as birthday arrives and another year passes.

  • Savvy Senior: Medicare Advantage plans can be cheaper but have higher copays

    Savvy Senior: Medicare Advantage plans can be...

    By Jim Miller For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    Savvy Senior columnist Jim Miller of Norman offers tips and tools for selecting a Medicare Advantage plan that fits one's needs.

  • May Avenue bridge needed repairs before collapse, reports reveal

    May Avenue bridge needed repairs before...

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    Oklahoma City's on-call bridge engineer, Olsson Associates, inspected the bridge after the May 19 mishap, clearing the city to reopen Northwest Expressway to traffic on May 21.

  • Photos sought for Oklahomans who died in Vietnam War

    Photos sought for Oklahomans who died in...

    By Adam Kemp Staff Writer akemp@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    The Faces Never Forgotten campaign is a mostly volunteer-led group charged with tracking down photos of the 58,000 people who lost their lives in Vietnam.

  • Double murder trial set to begin Tuesday in Lawton

    Double murder trial set to begin Tuesday in Lawton

    By Andrew Knittle Staff Writer aknittle@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    Thorsten Rushing, 20, allegedly convinced four of his friends to help him carry out the killings at the family home in Lawton. Killed were Uwe Rushing, 50, and Stefan Rushing, 14.

  • Oklahoma City schools' budget tightening means loss of federal technology funds

    Oklahoma City schools\' budget tightening means...

    By Ben Felder Staff Writer bfelder@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    Oklahoma City school officials said midyear budget reductions from the state forced the district to turn down the federal funds from the Schools and Libraries Fund because it could not afford to pay its share for Wi-Fi expansion in all elementary schools.

  • #OKC Boxscore for Monday, May 30, 2016

    #OKC Boxscore for Monday, May 30, 2016

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    William Crum: #OKC Boxscore is a weekly look at Oklahoma City civic affairs.

  • Dave Says: Lawyer negotiation can prove difficult for unpaid judgments

    By Dave Ramsey For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    Dave Ramsey: When it comes to paying off bills or debt, you should always pay what’s owed if you have the money. There’s a moral, as well as legal, responsibility involved.

  • 26 business leaders graduate from United Way of Central Oklahoma program

    26 business leaders graduate from United Way of...

    From Staff Reports  | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    The United Way of Central Oklahoma’s Board Serve Central Oklahoma Program was developed in 2013 at United Way of Central Oklahoma to help strengthen partner agencies within the community with professionally trained board members.

  • Western history club seeks new new home

    Western history club seeks new new home

    By Sharon Beuchaw, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    Westerner's International, a history club that has been based at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum for 28 years, is looking for a new place for its headquarters.

  • Your Views

    Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    Budget idea Our state's budgeting process appears so complicated that it's difficult for the public and our legislators to understand. Simplifying could be helpful. I don't know what the numbers would look like, but if we changed our budgeting process it could provide more accountability and clarification. For example, all gasoline and fuel taxes, car tag, car excise taxes and federal highway funds could only be used for construction and maintenance or our highways plus highway patrol expenses. This would enable those costs related to our highways to be specifically funded by taxes that are related to our highways and would also provide for those using the highways to pay for them. Turnpike fees could only be used for construction

  • A day to honor 'the best and noblest'

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Mon, May 30, 2016

    OLIVER Wendell Holmes Jr., a veteran of the Civil War who would go on to become a U.S. Supreme Court justice, gave an address delivered for Memorial Day, May 30, 1884, at Keene, N.H., in which he elaborated on the importance of the occasion not only to veterans, but to all other Americans. We share excerpts of the speech today as we remember and honor all those who have served to defend this country and keep it the greatest nation on earth. • • • “Not long ago I heard a young man ask why people still kept up Memorial Day, and it set me thinking of the answer.




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