• Mexican boy who had massive tumor recovering

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An 11-year-old Mexican boy who had pieces of a massive tumor removed and who drew international attention after U.S. officials helped him get treatment in New Mexico is still recovering after an 11-hour surgery. And he got a surprise visitor while resting. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez visited Jose Antonio Ramirez Serrano on Monday a week after the Ciudad Juarez-born boy underwent the risky procedure to remove what doctors called multiple cysts, spongy-soft tissue and a conglomeration of blood vessels . Around a third of the watermelon-sized tumor was expunged and the boy now faces months of physical therapy, according to doctors at University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque.

  • US economy grew at 3.9 percent rate in July-September quarter, stronger than initial estimate

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US economy grew at 3.9 percent rate in July-September quarter, stronger than initial estimate.

  • Seizure of Jazz Hall assets recommended for nonpayment of insurance premiums

    By KEVIN CANFIELD - Tulsa World | Updated: 11 hr ago

    The attorney for an insurance company that is owed more than $11,000 by the Jazz Hall of Fame has recommended to his client that it seize assets from the nonprofit to recoup the money it is owed. Attorney Rick White, representing State Farm Insurance, said the company is owed $11,114 for past-due workers compensation premiums. The company first demanded payment in January 2013, when the Jazz Hall owed $8,414. “I have strongly considered taking a semi truck and just loading up all of the assets of the Jazz Hall of Fame, which I have a perfect right to,” White said. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Oklahoma woman fatally shot by 3-year-old son with semi-automatic handgun

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    TULSA — Tulsa police say a woman has died after her 3-year-old son accidentally shot her in the head with a semi-automatic handgun. Sgt. Dave Walker says the 26-year-old woman was taken to an area hospital in critical condition Monday and later died from the injury. Her identity hasn’t been released. The woman had been home with the toddler and her 1-year-old daughter. Police say the woman’s mother-in-law found the woman shot and called 911. They say the boy tried to leave the house before his grandmother arrived.

  • Police: Trash truck driver finds body near Tulsa

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    SAPULPA — Tulsa-area police are investigating after a trash truck driver found a body on the side of a road. Sapulpa Police say the driver saw a stopped car on Tuesday and stopped to offer assistance. They say he called police after finding the man’s body on the ground next to the car. The man was shot multiple times in the abdomen. His identity hasn’t been released. No arrests have been reported.

  • 2 female suicide bombers kill more than 30 people in Nigeria market, witnesses and police say

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — 2 female suicide bombers kill more than 30 people in Nigeria market, witnesses and police say.

  • France suspends delivery of warship to Russia, citing situation in Ukraine

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — France suspends delivery of warship to Russia, citing situation in Ukraine.

  • 'Wizard of Oz' Cowardly Lion costume fetches $3M

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film "The Wizard of Oz" and the piano from the movie "Casablanca" each sold for over $3 million at a New York City auction. They were among Hollywood memorabilia offered at Bonhams on Monday. The big cat outfit, which went for just over $3 million, had been authenticated as the one Bert Lahr wore in the 1939 film. Its face is a sculpted likeness of the late actor. A spokesman for costume owner James Comisar says a secondary costume used in the film sold at auction in recent years for close to $1 million. Comisar has a trove of TV memorabilia from shows including "I Love Lucy" and "Lost." He has said he plans to use money from the Cowardly Lion costume sa

  • Flight restrictions lifted in St. Louis area

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal Aviation Administration flight restrictions in the St. Louis area have been lifted. Lambert-St. Louis International Airport spokesman Jeff Lea said the restrictions expired at 3:30 a.m. Lea said about 10 inbound flights were canceled or diverted late Monday because of reports of gunshots fired into the sky following a grand jury's decision not to indict a white officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old. The FAA said Monday the restriction was meant "to provide a safe environment for law enforcement activities." Lea said the airport expects to see full operations Tuesday. Six outbound flights were canceled Tuesday morning largely because the planes to be used didn't land last night.

  • Less wind, more temperatures in the 50s in Oklahoma Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Winds will not be as gusty as in recent days in central Oklahoma. The temperature will be in the low 50s Tuesday.

  • Obama appeals for calm after Ferguson decision

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama appealed for calm and understanding in Ferguson on Monday after a grand jury decided not to indict in the death of Michael Brown, pleading with both residents and police officers to show restraint. "We are a nation built on the rule of law, so we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make," Obama said. In a late-night statement from the White House, Obama said it was understandable that some Americans would be "deeply disappointed — even angered" that police officer Darren Wilson wasn't indicted. Yet he echoed Brown's parents in calling for any protests to be peaceful, saying that their wishes should be honored as they grieve their son.

  • Oklahoma football: Will Samaje Perine be first string?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 20 hr ago

    Samaje Perine gained so many yards against Kansas, Bob Stoops lost track of how monumental was the day of his star freshman. In his Monday press conference, Stoops started off talking about Perine’s 248 yards rushing. Then he realized that didn’t sound right. So Stoops upgraded it to 348. Then he was reminded that he […]

  • Is criminal justice reform in Oklahoma on the table for the 2015 legislative session?

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writer | Updated: 21 hr ago

    Recent talks between the Oklahoma governor’s office and a national nonprofit have some criminal justice reform advocates optimistic that changes to Oklahoma’s sentencing and corrections system could happen during the 2015 legislative session.

  • U.S. Education Department reinstates Oklahoma's No Child Left Behind waiver

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Updated: 21 hr ago

    Oklahoma state schools Superintendent Janet Barresi expressed her gratitude to the federal agency during a news conference Monday at Education Department headquarters at the state Capitol complex.

  • Grand jury won't indict Ferguson cop in shooting

    BY JIM SALTER and DAVID A. LIEB, ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: 22 hr ago

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch announced the decision Monday evening. A grand jury of nine whites and three blacks had been meeting weekly since Aug. 20 to consider evidence. At least nine votes would have been required to indict Wilson. The Justice Department is conducting an investigation into possible civil rights violations that could result in federal charges. Brown's Aug. 9 death sparked more than a week of unrest that included angry clashes between police

  • Hundreds of Norman students join walkout, anti-bullying rally

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writers | Updated: 22 hr ago

    Some Norman, Oklahoma, students lined the street early, rather than going to class at all, while the majority walked out of school at 9:20 a.m. to rousing cheers.

  • Fears of major flooding in snowbound Buffalo ease

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Fears of disastrous flooding from a rapid meltdown of the Buffalo area's 7 feet of snow eased on Monday, but high winds became a menace, threatening to knock down trees and power lines. Forecasters, meanwhile, defended the National Weather Service following criticism from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who accused the agency of failing to anticipate how bad Buffalo's epic snowstorm would be. Cuomo, in the region for a sixth straight day, said state-deployed pumps and sandbags were in place as rain and temperatures over 60 rapidly melted the snow. Residents shoveled snow in T-shirts against the backdrop of white drifts.

  • GOP wisdom shifts on immigration


    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing. Less than two years ago, party leaders solemnly declared after an exhaustive study that the GOP "must embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform." It was critical for the party's survival, they said, to address an issue that was paramount to the nation's surging Hispanic population. But as President Obama issued a sweeping immigration order last week, some of the Republican Party's most prominent governors — likely presidential candidates among them — described immigration reform as little more than an afterthought. "This issue is probably not in the top 10 of most voters in America," Wisconsin Gov.

  • 3-year-old Jay boy dies following crash in Delaware County, Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    A 3-year-old boy from Jay has died as a result of injuries suffered in an Oklahoma crash. The crash was Saturday in Delaware County, Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

  • Police: Video of officer shooting boy is 'clear'


    CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, police said Monday. The boy was confronted Saturday by officers responding to a 911 call about a male who appeared to be pulling a gun in and out of his pants. The 911 caller said the gun was "probably fake," then added, "I don't know if it's real or not." Deputy Chief Edward Tomba said Monday that he didn't know whether a dispatcher shared that information with responding officers. The president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association has said the officers weren't told the caller thought the gun might be fake.