• Man charged with killing Saudi college student

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck says a man charged with killing a Saudi Arabian college student stabbed him in an attempt to keep both the car he had arranged to buy via Craigslist and the purchase price of more than $30,000. Beck said at a news conference Monday that 28-year-old Agustin Rosendo Fernandez of Long Beach was found with the Audi that led to the killing of 23-year-old Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, and made a statement that led authorities to the body off a desert freeway. Fernandez has been charged with murder and made his initial court appearance Monday afternoon. He did not enter a plea and will return for arraignment next month. Alkadi vanished on Sept.

  • Heavy black smoke reported in northeast Oklahoma City fire

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    The fire was reported about 5:05 p.m. at 3500 N Santa Fe Ave., Oklahoma City fire Battalion Chief Brian Stanaland said.

  • Authorities release name of man whose body was found Sunday near railroad tracks in north Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    The man was identified as Joshua Wright Jr., 20, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma medical examiner said.

  • Tractor-trailer got stuck Monday morning under bridge in downtown Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    No one was injured in the incident, which happened near NW 6 and Broadway Avenue, police said.

  • Oklahoma Air Guard jets collide in Kansas; one pilot ejects with minor injuries

    BY DYLAN GOFORTH and SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    A U.S. National Guard F-16 plane doing tactical maneuvers in Kansas landed at Tulsa International Airport on Monday afternoon after colliding with another jet, National Guard spokesman Col. Max Moss said. One of the pilots was forced to eject and was not seriously injured, Moss said. The other pilot was not injured, and his jet did not sustain serious damage.   "Two Oklahoma Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcons were involved in a mid-air collision during a training exercise this afternoon southwest of Howard, Kansas, causing one of the pilots to eject from his aircraft," Moss said.   Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • IBM 3Q disappoints as it sheds 'empty calories'

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — IBM disappointed investors Monday, reporting weak revenue growth again and a big charge to shed its costly chipmaking division as the tech giant tries to steer its business toward cloud computing and social-mobile services. Shares fell more than 7 percent as investors sold off sharply and the stock dragged the Dow 30 into the red. Is it too late for IBM? Or can Big Blue weather the competition as it transforms its business for the cloud? Remaking itself is something IBM has done many times through its long history. Starting more than a century ago in punch-card tabulators and time clocks, it grew to encompass the giant mainframe computers and Selectric typewriters of the 1960s and launched its revolutionary

  • British royal couples' 2nd child due in April

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their second baby is due in April — the first time they have offered a month for the royal birth. Kensington Palace also said in a statement Monday that the duchess, who has been sidelined by prolonged morning sickness, continues to improve. There was no word on the baby's gender. The former Kate Middleton and Prince William are scheduled to welcome Singapore President Tony Tan when he arrives on a four-day state visit this week. She is also expected to attend the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 award ceremony. The duchess canceled several engagements after her second pregnancy was announced in September.

  • Upsets leave Big 12's playoff chances in peril

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Big 12 has been as entertaining as any league in the country. All that fun might come with a price. Recent upsets like West Virginia beating Baylor and Kansas State surprising Oklahoma have made the conference impossible to ignore — at least during the regular season. They might also cost the Big 12 a spot in the inaugural College Football Playoff. "There's just not any one week where you can actually feel surprised by the outcome," Baylor coach Art Briles said. It's a trend that's done significant damage to the CFP hopes of the Big 12's top contenders. The Sooners, the preseason favorites, have two losses. Baylor already has a loss and a trip to Oklahoma on Nov. 8. Leag

  • Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday it could be the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has told them his victims might go back 20 years. Hammond Police Chief John Doughty said at a news conference that the suspect is 43-year-old Darren Vann of nearby Gary, Indiana, who was convicted of a sex offense in Texas in 2009. His confession to the slaying of a woman in Hammond led police to the grisly discovery of six other bodies in Gary, including three in on the same block, authorities said. He said the Gary slayings appear to have happened recently, though Vann indicated there could be earlier victims.

  • Nigeria declared Ebola-free; 'spectacular success'

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff. Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria credited heavy doses of fluids with saving their lives as the World Health Organization declared the country Ebola-free Monday, a rare victory in the battle against the disease that is ravaging West Africa. In the end, Nigeria — the most populous country in Africa, with 160 million people — had just 20 cases, including eight deaths, a lower death rate than the 70 percent seen elsewhere across the stricken region. Officials are crediting strong tracking and isolation of people exposed to the virus, and aggressive rehydration of infected patients to counter the effects of vomiting, dia

  • Moore High School student taken to hospital after auto-pedestrian accident

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    The student had minor injuries, police said.

  • Mom accused of killing 6 babies appears in court

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah judge will get his first chance in December to hear the evidence against a woman accused of killing six of her seven newborns and storing all of their bodies in her garage. Attorneys for Megan Huntsman, 39, decided Monday not to waive their right to a preliminary hearing. That proceeding has been set for Dec. 11. At the conclusion of the hearing, a judge will decide if there is sufficient proof to send the case to trial. Huntsman is in jail on $6 million bail, charged with six counts of first-degree murder. She has not yet entered a plea. She made a brief appearance in court Monday, but didn't speak.

  • US safety agency warns owners of 4.7 million recalled vehicles to get air bags repaired.

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — US safety agency warns owners of 4.7 million recalled vehicles to get air bags repaired.

  • Oscar Pistorius to finally learn his sentence

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius will finally learn his fate Tuesday when a judge is expected to announce the Olympic runner's sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius could be sentenced to years in prison, or he could be given a suspended sentence and a fine and receive no jail time for shooting Steenkamp multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home. More than seven months after Pistorius' trial started, Judge Thokozile Masipa will announce what punishment she has decided on after finding him guilty of culpable homicide, which is comparable to manslaughter, but acquitting him of murder. Prosecutors have demanded at least 10 years in prison for the double-amputee athlete.

  • Suicide, car bombings in Iraq kill at least 33

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants unleashed attacks on Iraq's majority Shiite community on Monday, killing at least 33 people, the latest in relentless assaults that have challenged the Shiite-led government as it battles the Sunni-led insurgency by the Islamic State group. A suicide bomber hit a mosque in Baghdad as Shiite worshippers left after noon prayers, killing 17 people, while a triple car bombing in the holy city of Karbala killed 16. Iraq has been plunged into its worst crisis since the U.S. troops left at the end of 2011 in the wake of the blitz by the Islamic State militants this summer.

  • Michelle Knight says she now forgives kidnapper

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — One of the three women held captive in a Cleveland home for about a decade told a crowd she has been able to forgive her kidnapper and find peace in her life. Michelle Knight, who was kidnapped in August 2002 when she was 21, said she realizes now that Ariel Castro had a disease, and therapy has taught her that what he did hadn't been his fault, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/ZLrDkm) reported. Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus broke out of the house in May 2013 after suffering years of torture. Knight said it wasn't until about a year and a half after her rescue from Castro's home that she reached a breakthrough. "I was able to say his name, Ariel Castro," the 33-year-old Knight s

  • Vatican warns of 'new genocide' by IS

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has demanded that world governments do more to prevent a possible "new genocide" in northern Iraq and Syria, and for Muslim leaders in particular to repudiate the Islamic State militants who are killing and exiling the region's Christians. Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin told a special meeting of cardinals Monday that beyond a military response, governments must provide more humanitarian aid for refugees and address the core causes of the conflict: the flow of weapons to the region and instability stemming from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Parolin also said Catholic leaders are particularly alarmed that western governments are offering visas to persecuted religious minorities.

  • Iraq officials: Triple car bombing in revered Shiite city of Karbala kills at least 16 people

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq officials: Triple car bombing in revered Shiite city of Karbala kills at least 16 people.

  • Kerry: "Irresponsible," "morally difficult" not to help Kurds fighting IS extremists in Kobani

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Kerry: "Irresponsible," ''morally difficult" not to help Kurds fighting IS extremists in Kobani.

  • World Health Organization declares that Nigeria is now free of Ebola

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    GENEVA (AP) — World Health Organization declares that Nigeria is now free of Ebola.