• Chelsea Clinton: I might run for office someday

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton says she's happy right now with her elected representatives — but might come for their jobs if that changes. Clinton, 34, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, told Fast Company that she has always denied any interest in running for office. "The answer was just a visceral no," she said. "Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Besides, said Clinton, a Manhattan resident, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I support my elected representatives.

  • Death toll in Washington mudslide hits 39

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The death toll from the massive mudslide that hit the Washington town of Oso last month has risen to 39, officials said Wednesday. The Snohomish County medical examiner's office said it was identifying the three bodies most recently discovered and notifying families. The sheriff's office said it has removed one name from the missing list, which previously stood at seven. Officials didn't say whether one of the most recently recovered bodies led to the change in the missing list. One body was found Monday and two were found Tuesday in the southeast corner of the debris field where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has erected a berm in the past week, said Koshare Eagle, a spokeswoman for the incide

  • UPDATE: Silver Alert canceled

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Barbara Leeds, 66, was last seen wearing black slacks, a peach colored shirt and black shoes. She was last seen around noon Wednesday at NW 39 and Tulsa Avenue, Oklahoma City police reported.

  • Jets sign former Titans RB Chris Johnson

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson is looking to quickly prove his critics wrong. The New York Jets signed the former Titans running back Wednesday, a little over a week after he was officially released by Tennessee. Johnson met with the Jets all day Tuesday — the first team he visited — and stayed in town to watch the Knicks-Nets game in Brooklyn before signing Wednesday. The Jets announced the move, but didn't release terms. In a text message to The Associated Press, Johnson confirmed it was a two-year deal. "I have a fresh start," Johnson told The Tennessean. "Now I am going to go out there with a chip on my shoulder. I know a lot of people are doubting me.

  • Pro-Russian gunmen make inroads in eastern Ukraine

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — The well-armed, Moscow-backed insurgency sowing chaos in eastern Ukraine scored a new victory Wednesday, seizing armored vehicles and weapons from underequipped government forces, then rolling through two cities to a hero's welcome. Responding to what it sees as Russia's aggression, NATO announced it was increasing its military presence along its eastern border, closest to Russia and Ukraine. And the Obama administration moved to ratchet up its response, preparing new sanctions on Russia and boosted assistance for the struggling Ukrainian military.

  • Signature drive will continue, leader of minimum-wage initiative in Oklahoma City says

    William Crum | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Advocates of raising the minimum wage in Oklahoma City will continue collecting initiative petition signatures, Tim O’Connor, president of the Central Oklahoma Labor Federation, said Wednesday.

  • Cantor blasts Obama for immigration attack on GOP

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration. The Virginia Republican says Obama called him Wednesday to discuss Obama's desire for an immigration overhaul. The call came after Obama released a statement accusing Republicans of repeatedly failing to act and of being behind the times on immigration. Cantor says Obama still hasn't learned how to work effectively with Congress. He says Obama's statement shows he has no sincere desire to work together. Obama supports a bipartisan Senate bill that has stalled in the House, where Republicans prefer a piecemeal approach.

  • Did a German shepherd get called to jury duty?

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Could this prospective juror take a bite out of crime? Cumberland County, N.J., has summoned IV Griner to jury duty. The only problem is that IV is a 5-year-old German shepherd. Her owner tells KYW-TV in Philadelphia (http://cbsloc.al/1eyepho ) he sorted out the confusion soon after the summons arrived at his Bridgeton home. The dog's owner is Barrett Griner IV. He uses the Roman numeral for four in his name. He named his dog using the letters "I'' and "V." The county's judiciary coordinator says the computer likely mistook the Roman numeral for Griner's first name and mailed the summons.

  • Round 2: Court takes up Oklahoma gay-marriage case

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lawyers for a couple challenging Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage and the clerk who refused to grant them a license head to a federal appeals court Thursday with the rare opportunity to build on arguments the judges heard in a similar case just a week earlier. Judges at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver heard arguments last week about Utah's gay-marriage ban, and on Thursday will take up the Oklahoma case with the same key issue: Did voters single out gay people for unfair treatment when they defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman? Last week's arguments gave the Oklahoma legal teams a chance to fine-tune their arguments.

  • Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The diplomat who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 apologized Wednesday for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than one million people. Former New Zealand ambassador Colin Keating issued the rare apology during a council meeting to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the genocide and examine what has been done since to prevent new genocides. The open session elicited praise for the U.N.'s stepped-up commitment to put human rights at the center of its work but widespread criticism of its failure to prevent ongoing atrocities in Syria, Central African Republic and South Sudan.

  • US judge overturns 6-week abortion ban

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant. U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland said the law is "invalid and unconstitutional" and that it "cannot withstand a constitutional challenge." The state attorney general said he was looking at whether to appeal the decision by the Bismarck-based judge. North Dakota is among several conservative states that have passed new abortion restrictions in recent years, but abortion rights supporters called North Dakota's fetal heartbeat law the most restrictive in the country.

  • James Harden says he'd 'definitely' be with Thunder if money wasn't a question

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    James Harden wouldn’t shave his beard for a million dollars.

  • Kansas to mandate some health coverage on autism

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will require health insurance companies to cover services for hundreds of children with autism starting next year under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Sam Brownback after a six-year fight by lawmakers and parents for at least a limited mandate. Parents, legislators and advocates for children with autism described the new law as a first step toward lessening the burden on families facing tens of thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs to treat their children's autism. Supporters estimate the new law will require coverage for about 250 children when it first takes effect next year and another 500 children in 2016, out of the estimated 8,400 who need it.

  • Rural Oklahoma: How far do you drive for groceries?

    Jaclyn Cosgrove | Updated: 12 hr ago

    I’m working on a story about rural communities that are considered food deserts, and I want to know: How far do you drive for groceries?

  • 2 charged in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The FBI is offering up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest of two men suspected in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father. The FBI said Wednesday they are seeking Jakym Camel Tibbs and Quantavious Thompson, also known by the nickname "Kirkwood Quan." The agency says the two should be considered armed and dangerous. Authorities say six other people are accused in the kidnapping last week following a late-night raid by the FBI on an Atlanta apartment. Rescued was Frank Arthur Janssen, a Wake Forest man whose daughter is an assistant district attorney in Wake County.

  • Man charged with marathon hoax is held on bail

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker was sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation Wednesday after an initial court appearance. Kevin "Kayvon" Edson, 25, was sent to Bridgewater State Hospital and ordered held on $100,000 bail at an appearance in Boston Municipal Court on charges of threatening battery, possession of a hoax explosive device, threats to commit a crime, disturbing the peace, disturbing a public assembly and disorderly conduct. He's due back in court May 7.

  • Two men sought in Harrah drive by shooting

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s office is looking for two men involved in a drive by shooting Tuesday night in Harrah.

  • OSSAA announces spring baseball state tournament sites

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 13 hr ago

    Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association assistant director Mike Whaley called it a perfect storm.

  • Film Exchange preservation plans are dead

    William Crum | Updated: 13 hr ago

    Advocates of saving the Film Exchange building and incorporating it into the MAPS 3 downtown park say their proposals are dead.

  • Three OU commits, two OSU commits on ESPN 300

    Ryan Aber | Updated: 13 hr ago

    ESPN released its updated ESPN 300 ranking of the top recruits of the 2015 class Wednesday.