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  • Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations cold case fingerprint unit provides new solutions to old mysteries

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Updated: 11 hr ago

    OSBI lab workers are giving a fresh look at old cases and running them through a new FBI database, including cases from out of state. Their work has led to the arrest of a Chicago man in connection with a 1997 rape and murder.

  • Gomez, Snider ejected after Brewer-Pirates brawl

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez and Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Travis Snider were ejected Sunday after a shouting match quickly escalated into a full-scale brawl. Several punches were thrown and a couple of players were tossed to the ground once the benches and bullpens emptied. The problems started when Gomez paused at the plate and flipped his bat after hitting a two-out drive in the third inning off Pirates starter Gerrit Cole. The ball hit the wall and Gomez sped into third base, making a head-first slide for a triple. Gerrit, who was near third base backing up the play, stormed toward Gomez and they exchanged words. Gomez took a couple steps toward Cole before players rush

  • Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian soldiers

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in a mountainous region, killing 11 soldiers and wounding five others, the Defense Ministry said Sunday. But five other deaths from injuries reported by a hospital official could raise the toll to 16 in the attack that came two days after Algeria's presidential election. The attack near the village of Iboudraren began at Saturday night as an army detachment returned to its base in Tizi Ouzou, capital of the mountainous Kabylie region east of Algiers, according to a ministry statement carried by the official APS news agency. APS reported earlier that 14 soldiers had been killed — 11 immediately and another three succumbing to their wound

  • Harper back in Nationals lineup

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper will start Sunday in for the Nationals a day after he was replaced in the sixth inning for lack of hustle. Harper is scheduled to bat second in Washington's lineup against the Cardinals. In the sixth inning on Saturday, Harper hit a comebacker to the mound and was easily thrown out at first base. The two-time All-Star was replaced in left field by Kevin Frandsen for the following inning. Following the eventual 4-3 loss, Nationals first-year manager Matt Williams cited "lack of hustle," for removing Harper. "That's why he came out of the game," Williams said. "He and I made an agreement, this team made an agreement, that when we play the game, that we hustle at all times.

  • Angels make 3 errors on 1 play against Tigers

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels made three errors on one play in the first inning of their game against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. Ian Kinsler was on first and began running on a 3-2 pitch to Miguel Cabrera. It was ball four, but catcher Hank Conger threw to second anyway, and the ball sailed into center field. Kinsler went to third, and when center fielder Mike Trout's throw back to the infield missed the cutoff man, the Detroit runner tried to score. It looked as if the Angels would have a play on Kinsler, but pitcher Hector Santiago picked up the ball near the mound and threw wildly to the plate. Kinsler scored and Cabrera went to second. Conger, Trout and Santiago all received errors on the play.

  • Mets demote Valverde, make Farnsworth their closer

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three weeks into the season, the New York Mets are trying their third closer. Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday he is promoting setup man Kyle Farnsworth to the ninth-inning role in place of struggling right-hander Jose Valverde, who has given up four home runs in his last three outings. Valverde got the job when Bobby Parnell went down with an elbow injury after blowing a save on opening day. Parnell had Tommy John surgery and is out for the season. Valverde has two saves in three chances and a 5.40 ERA. Farnsworth has a 1.23 ERA in eight appearances, throwing 6 1-3 scoreless innings in his past seven games. Both veterans were signed to minor league contracts in February and added to the bi

  • Miss The Oklahoman's advertising inserts online? Now they're on Oklahoman.com

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: 14 hr ago

    We know you are out there. Some of you read the newspaper every day and find great value in all the extensive coverage of news and events in the daily sections. But some of you out there find even greater value in the inserts and other advertisements that are packaged in the printed newspaper each day – especially on Wednesdays and Sundays.

  • Emirati firm promises to send citizen into space

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One lucky citizen of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates could soon get the chance to be rocketed into space. Government-backed Aabar Investments on Sunday announced a competition to award an Emirati a free spot aboard Virgin Galactic's spaceship when it begins ferrying paying tourists on suborbital trips promising a taste of weightlessness and a view of the Earth's curvature. The UAE is a seven-state federation that includes Dubai and the federal capital Abu Dhabi. The OPEC member country has a nascent satellite program and is eager to develop its own space industry as part of a broader push to diversify its economy.

  • OKC Schools' human resource officer chooses to be inspirational

    By Bryan Painter, Staff Writer | Updated: 16 hr ago

    Rodney J. McKinley is the chief human resources officer for Oklahoma City Public Schools.“For me here, in terms of my actions in this school district, I am going to be a man of character,” he said. “I choose to have strong character in how I act, my integrity, how I treat people and doing what is right.”

  • What's it like: To do a juice cleanse

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: 16 hr ago

    Jaclyn Cosgrove: Juicing is growing in popularity, and with that, comes questions about its effectiveness in health promotion.

  • Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home. Well over 150,000 tourists — Romans and pilgrims, young and old — turned out for the Mass that Francis celebrated at an altar set up under a canopy on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica. So great were their numbers that they overflowed from sprawling St. Peter's Square, which was bedecked with row after row of potted daffodils, sprays of blue hyacinths and bunches of white roses.

  • The Instagram effect

    Lane Anderson and Amanda Taylor, Deseret News National | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Social media envy is driving consumerism in ways never seen before. Fame and fortune have replaced faith and family as the core of the American Dream, according to research by marketing firm JWT.

  • Devastating deceit: How perjury and dishonesty plague America

    Amy Choate-Nielsen, Deseret News National | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Perjury is a pervasive act that is not often prosecuted, but experts say that if it is left unchecked, the act of flaunting the law and lying under oath could unravel America's basic financial, judicial and democratic processes.

  • New life for Emma: Guthrie family sees hope, blessings with addition of preschooler

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Emma has Jacobsen syndrome, a disorder with low life expectancy. But her outlook is bright, if you ask Travis and Tonya Ratcliff, the Guthrie couple who adopted her in January.

  • Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese GP

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix. Mercedes showed again that it's in a different class from its rivals, with Hamilton's teammate Nico Rosberg taking second place — the third time in four races this season the pair have finished one-two. "This is a team on a roll, that's for sure," Hamilton said. "I'm going to be working hard, we're going to keep working hard because obviously the others are pushing to catch us." Ferrari's Fernando Alonso held off fast-charging Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo to finish third and give his team its first podium finish of the year, with new team pri

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    Updated: 19 hr ago

    (MCT) McClatchy-Tribune News Service Sports Budget for Sunday, April 20, 2014 Updated at 8 a.m. EDT. (1200 UTC) This budget is now available on MCT Direct at http://www.mctdirect.com, with direct links to stories and art. See details at the end of the budget.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian military, police say least 10 soldiers killed in mountain ambush by militants.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian military, police say least 10 soldiers killed in mountain ambush by militants.

  • Five observations from the Thunder's 100-86 series-opening win over Memphis

    Anthony Slater | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Here are five observations from the Thunder’s 100-86 win over the Grizzlies in Game 1 on Saturday night: 1.

  • 4 French journalists freed after 10 months' captivity in Syria return home to joyful families

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    PARIS (AP) — 4 French journalists freed after 10 months' captivity in Syria return home to joyful families.