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  • After more than a month, Oklahoma City VA hospital heart program still closed

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Since October, five heart patients at the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center died within 30 days of their surgeries.

  • Ohio State under shadow again, this time with band

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Having forced out a beloved football coach and watched its president retire after a series of verbal gaffes, Ohio State University again finds itself grabbing headlines with the firing of a celebrated marching band director accused of ignoring a "sexualized" culture of rituals among band members. The university dismissed Jonathan Waters on Thursday after a two-month investigation concluded that he knew about but failed to stop rituals that included students being pressured to march in their underwear, sing lewd songs, and perform sexually themed stunts that yielded often explicit nicknames. The investigation began with a parent's complaint of "objectionable traditions and customs," about which band mem

  • County official in Texas accused of taking bribes

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — A longtime Dallas County commissioner has been charged with accepting nearly $1 million in bribes in exchange for providing insider information and voting in favor of projects proposed by various companies, federal authorities announced Friday. John Wiley Price, his chief of staff and two political consultants were in custody after being charged in a 13-count indictment. Price is a well-known local leader in the Dallas area and has served on the commissioners court for more than 27 years. Price and the other three defendants each pleaded not guilty during their initial court appearances Friday afternoon. All four were released on personal recognizance bonds.

  • Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel might soon expand its Gaza ground operation "significantly." Hours after the U.S.-led efforts stalled, the two sides agreed to a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire to begin Saturday. However, the temporary lull was unlikely to change the trajectory of the current hostilities amid ominous signs that the Gaza war is spilling over into the West Bank. In a "Day of Rage," Palestinians across the territory, which had been relatively calm for years, staged protests against Israel's Gaza operation and the r

  • Man convicted of murder in Oklahoma City pharmacy shooting case faces new charges

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Jevontai Cartez Ingram, 19, has been charged in Oklahoma County District Court with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, domestic abuse by strangulation, domestic abuse against a pregnant woman and malicious destruction of property.

  • Police still investigating after burglar killed

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors Friday were waiting for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an alley, the district attorney's office said. Long Beach resident Tom Greer, 80, told KNBC-TV that the burglar had said she was pregnant and asked Greer not to fire, but he shot her twice in the back anyway. An autopsy later found that Andrea Miller, 28, was not pregnant, said coroner's spokesman Ed Winter. "Long Beach police are still investigating," said Sarah Ardalani, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. "It's ongoing, and so we're waiting at thi

  • Rams: No restrictions on Bradford

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — At times, Sam Bradford forgot all about his surgically repaired left knee. Except for a brace, the St. Louis Rams have no restrictions in training camp for their quarterback, either. The first overall pick of the 2010 draft missed the last nine games last season and is a key to a franchise seeking a breakthrough season. "I feel great, my knee really feels good," Bradford said after the first full-squad workout in unseasonably cool weather Friday night. "They feel good about having no limits. "If it starts getting a little sore and we need to pull back we can always do that, but out of the gate I'm going to try to do everything.

  • There is very little this man without arms or legs can't do

    Emily Eyring, Deseret News | Updated: 14 hr ago

    While not having arms or legs may appear to limit Chris' physical abilities, his emotional strength has driven him to pursue his passion for farming and embrace life with courage.

  • Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S. He emphasized to the regional leaders that despite U.S. compassion for migrant children, those who do not have a proper claim to remain in the U.S. will be turned back. While citing progress in stemming the flow, Obama called on House Republicans to act urgently on his request for emergency spending. With one week left before Congress' August recess, Republicans on Friday were trying to unite behind a plan that would spend about one-fourth of the amount in Obama's proposal.

  • Live Blog: OU alleged assault investigation

    staff reports | Updated: 15 hr ago

    Check back here for the latest details on the investigation launched by Norman Police and OU into an alleged assault involving a Sooners football player.

  • OU freshman Joe Mixon involved in altercation in Norman

    jason kersey and andrew knittle | Updated: 15 hr ago

    NORMAN — Norman Police and the University of Oklahoma athletics department are investigating an alleged assault near the OU campus involving a Sooner football player. Norman police responded to the incident at Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe in Norman just after 2:30 a.m. Friday morning. No arrests were made. The police report doesn't name the player or players involved. An OU athletics spokesman said the department is aware of the situation and is conducting its own internal investigation. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

  • Police seek man who stole cash register in Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 16 hr ago

    Oklahoma City police said a man walked into a business at NE 14 and Lottie Avenue and asked the clerk for an item behind the counter. Surveillance camera footage shows the man grabbing the cash register while the clerk’s back was turned and the man then running out the door.

  • E. coli reported in Oakdale Schools well water in northeast Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    The well water at the middle school has traces of E. coli, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality reports. A boil order has been issued.

  • El Reno man, missing since Tuesday, found dead Friday morning

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 16 hr ago

    The man had last been seen Tuesday. Family reported him missing Thursday.

  • US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis. Russia accused Washington of lying and charged Ukraine with firing across the border on a Russian village. It also toughened its economic measures against Ukraine by banning dairy imports. Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council, said five salvos of heavy rockets were fired across the border near the town of Kolesnikov in the Luhansk region in the country's east.

  • Sheriff: 300 homes burned in Washington wildfire

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    TWISP, Wash. (AP) — A sheriff in Washington state says a massive wildfire has burned 300 homes, double the number previously estimated. Frank Rogers, the sheriff of Okanogan County in north-central Washington, said Friday that the Carlton Complex of fires has consumed about 300 homes this month. His office previously placed the number at 150, but he said then he knew it would rise because officials hadn't been able to reach some burned areas. Rogers said he and his deputies have driven 750 miles of roadway through the devastated area, and "every road lost something." He said the blackened area looks like a moonscape, and he's seen hundreds of dead livestock. The fire was started by lightning and has burned about 400 s

  • Bazinga! 'Big Bang Theory' writers hit Comic-Con

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Past "Big Bang" Comic-Con panels have paid off for fans that score tickets. One viewer was awarded a trip to space. And there was a surprise appearance by Johnny Galecki, who hid in the audience in costume until he asked a question. For the second year in a row, the writers and executive producers represented the long-running CBS comedy. Stars Jim Parsons, Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar are without contracts for season 8. (Last week, CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler told reporters at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that she was confident it would be worked out.

  • Teams converge on remote site to probe plane crash

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the sky in a storm and apparently disintegrated on impact. French authorities said the catastrophe was probably the result of extreme bad weather, but they refused to exclude other possibilities, like terrorism, without a full investigation. All 118 people aboard the plane were killed. The loss of flight 5017 wiped out whole families. Nearly half of the dead were French. The passenger list also included other Europeans, Canadians and Africans. The six crew members were Spanish.

  • House votes to boost child tax credit for some

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House. But in a dispute that divides Republicans and Democrats, millions of the poorest low-income families would still lose the credit in 2018, when enhancements championed by President Barack Obama are set to expire. The bill would gradually boost the amount of the $1,000-per-child tax credit by tying it to inflation, so it would go up as consumer prices rise. It also aims to make a dent in illegal immigration by prohibiting people without Social Security numbers from claiming a portion of the credit reserved for low-income families.

  • Authorities looking for missing El Reno inmate

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Salvador Barrera is confirmed missing from the Satellite Prison Camp in El Reno since 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Those who may have information about the whereabouts of Barrera are urged to call the U.S. Marshals Service.