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  • Heard on Hurd draws crowd in downtown Edmond

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Heard on Hurd, a new street festival in Edmond, drew a crowd to downtown.

  • Dozens flock to new Liberia Ebola treatment center

    Updated: 40 min ago

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's largest Ebola treatment center is already handling 112 patients, a day after it opened, though not all of are confirmed to have the dreaded disease. Health officials said Monday that 46 people admitted to the Island Clinic Treatment Center have tested positive for Ebola. The remaining patients are being held for further observation and are being treated for other diseases, like malaria. The 150-bed center opened Sunday, and ambulances rushed to its doors immediately. Liberia has been hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak sweeping West Africa. According to new figures released Monday, the U.N. health agency says Ebola is believed to have sickened more than 5,800 people in Liberia, Sierra

  • How to cope with grief after a miscarriage

    Katie Nielsen, FamilyShare | Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Women who experience miscarriage often don't know how to grieve, how to communicate their loss to others or how to move on. Here are some tips to help deal with the pain and find peace.

  • Man seen with missing UVa student being sought

    Updated: 47 min ago

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man authorities believe is the last person seen with a University of Virginia student before she disappeared is being sought on arrest warrants charging him with reckless driving. But they say they also want to talk to him about the missing teen. Virginia State Police issued warrants for 32-year-old Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. on a charge of misdemeanor reckless driving, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said at a news conference Sunday. Matthew has not been charged in the disappearance of 18-year-old Hannah Graham, who was last seen early on Sept. 13 in Charlottesville. Longo said police want to talk to Matthew, who was seen with Graham before she disappeared.

  • Protesters stage Wall Street climate crisis sit-in

    Updated: 56 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of activists protesting what they say is Wall Street's role in the climate crisis have gathered in lower Manhattan's financial district. Scores of environmental activists dressed in blue are marching, carrying signs, chanting and sitting down on Broadway and elsewhere as workers and tourists look on. Organizers say the protest is meant to highlight the role corporations play in stalling political action to combat global warming. It comes a day after more than 100,000 participated in the People's Climate March through Manhattan. Participants in Monday's sit-down say they anticipate being arrested to push home their political point.

  • US stocks drop as China weighs on markets

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — US stocks were on track for their biggest loss in more than six weeks Monday as investors worried about signs of weakness in China's economy. Worries about slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy pushed the down the price of oil, weighing on energy stocks. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index dropped 17 points, or 0.9 percent, to 1,992 as of 12:19 p.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 79 points, or 0.8 percent, to 17,199. The Nasdaq composite dropped 63 points, or 1.4 percent, to 4,516. CHINA WORRIES: Investors are nervous about China following a run of soft economic data that suggests growth in the world's second-largest economy is slowing.

  • Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A reporter for an Alaska TV station revealed on the air that she owns a medical marijuana business and was quitting her job to advocate for the drug. After reporting on the Alaska Cannabis Club on Sunday night's broadcast, KTVA's Charlo Greene identified herself as the business's owner and said she would be devoting all her energy to fighting for "freedom and fairness." She then used an expletive to quit her job, and walked off-camera. In a statement on KTVA's website, news director Bert Rudman apologized for Greene's "inappropriate language" and said she was terminated. Alaska voters decide Nov. 4 whether to legalize recreational pot. Measure 2 would be similar to Washington and Colorado's le

  • Syria vote isn't last word from Congress on war

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's Mideast war strategy isn't in the clear yet in Congress. The president got what he wanted this past week when the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved arming and training moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants. But the go-ahead is good for less than three months. And many lawmakers want a say over the rest of a plan featuring some 1,600 U.S. military advisers in Iraq and airstrikes expanding into Syria. Congressional authorization for military action is "long overdue," said Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Senate Democrat and the most senior member of Congress to question Obama's legal basis for intervening in the Middle East. "We are living on borrowed

  • Man with pacifier wanted in Oklahoma City carjacking

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    A man seen with a pacifier in his mouth in surveillance photos is wanted for a Friday carjacking in Oklahoma City.

  • Blake Griffin with some candid Donald Sterling comments in GQ article

    Anthony Slater | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    In the days and months after the Donald Sterling tapes leaked, many of the quotes leaving Clipper-land were understandably measured. Players were focused on playoff basketball, advised to keep their comments short, vague and uncontroversial. But with the saga essentially over and a new owner in place, there is likely more freedom to talk about the […]

  • Two men sought in robberies of Oklahoma City Family Dollar Stores

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Oklahoma City Police need help identifying two men who robbed two Family Dollar Stores on Sept. 15.

  • Arbitrator’s bill to Oklahoma City tops $7,000

    William Crum | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Oklahoma City paid $3,643.42 to the arbitrator who ruled in favor of firefighters in a dispute over vacation and holiday leave. Byron Thomason‘s total bill came to $7,286.84, split equally between the city and the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 157. Thomason, of Magnolia, Ark., charged $800 per day for eight days of work. […]

  • Man killed in August crash identified, Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    A Wayne man who died in a fiery crash in Atoka County has been identified. The crash was Aug. 1 north of Stringtown.

  • Pups find their place in Pete’s Pet Posse

    By Beverly Bryant, University Marketing, OSU | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Therapy dogs from Pete's Pet Posse bring special comfort to the faculty, staff and students on the Oklahoma State University campus.

  • Governor confident ambush suspect will be caught

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — The survivalist charged in a deadly ambush at a state police barracks 10 days ago will be caught, Gov. Tom Corbett vowed Monday as a police official said authorities believe they are hot on his trail. Corbett discussed the manhunt for Eric Frein at a news conference in Blooming Grove, near the barracks where Frein is charged with killing one trooper and seriously wounding another 10 days ago. "I feel confident that we should be able to apprehend this individual. I am very positive about that," he said. The governor thanked the hundreds of law enforcement officials who are methodically searching the rural, rugged northeastern Pennsylvania terrain.

  • Apple: 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went on sale. A year ago, Apple Inc. said it had sold 9 million of the then-new iPhone 5C and 5S models. The iPhone is available in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the U.K. It will go on sale in 20 more countries on Sept. 26 and others by the end of the year. CEO Tim Cook says demand for the phones has exceeded the company's expectations. Besides larger screens, the new phones offer faster performance and a wireless chip for making credit card payments. The phones start at $199 with a two-year service contact.

  • Company to add 65 jobs at Oklahoma mill

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    VALLIANT — Gov. Mary Fallin says a southeastern Oklahoma containerboard mill will create 65 jobs as it increases its capacity next summer. Fallin says International Paper will invest $90 million at its Valliant mill to restart a machine that was idled indefinitely nearly five years ago. The machine is scheduled to be operational in the summer of 2015. The company says restarting the machine will allow the plant to produce an additional 360,000 tons of capacity to produce high quality medium, a packaging material. The Valliant mill now employs about 620 people with an annual payroll of $45 million. It is the largest employer in southeast Oklahoma.

  • Justice Kagan performs her first same-sex wedding

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Elena Kagan has officiated for the first time at a same-sex wedding, a Maryland ceremony for her former law clerk and his husband. Kagan presided on Sunday over the wedding of former clerk Mitchell Reich and Patrick Pearsall in the Washington suburb of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Monday that the same-sex ceremony was the first at which Kagan officiated. Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg have previously officiated at the wedding of gay and lesbian couples, including at the Supreme Court. Ginsburg most recently performed the wedding of Washington theater director Molly Smith.

  • Natural gas line cut in northwest Oklahoma City Monday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    A natural gas leak has been reported in Oklahoma City Monday. Evacuations south of the line that was cut are underway.

  • UPDATE: Man on bicycle struck by vehicle in west Oklahoma City Monday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Emergency workers have responded to a report of a man on a bicycle who was injured by a vehicle in west Oklahoma City. The accident was at NW 10 and N Rockwell Avenue about 8:15 a.m.