• Navy investigating cause of training mission jet crash

    Navy investigating cause of training mission...

    Updated: 40 min ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Four Navy aviators suffered only minor injuries when they ejected from their fighter jets just before the F/A-18 Super Hornets plunged into the Atlantic, a rescuer said. The jets crashed about 10:40 a.m. Thursday off the coast of Cape Hatteras after what the Navy is calling an "in-flight mishap" during a training exercise with the aircraft, each of which cost more than $57 million. The Coast Guard said the jets collided, but the Navy said that's not been determined. A Naval Air Force Atlantic spokeswoman, Lt. Cmdr. Tiffani Walker, had no more details on the investigation. "In my opinion, the guys got pretty lucky," Derick Ansley, an aviation survival technician with the Coast Guard who helped resc

  • Slight chance for severe weather Friday

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 49 min ago

    The National Weather Service reports a slight chance for severe weather Friday and decreasing chances for strong storms Saturday and Sunday. Risk for severe weather increases for Memorial Day and into next week.

  • Verizon, unions reach deal in principle for 4-year contract

    Verizon, unions reach deal in principle for...

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Striking Verizon employees may be back to work next week after the company and its unions reached an agreement in principle for a four-year contract. About 39,000 landline and cable employees in nine Eastern states and Washington, D.C., have been on strike since mid-April, one of the largest strikes in the U.S. in recent years. Verizon had trained other workers to step in but there were still delays in installations for Fios customers. Verizon said that it had high health care costs for its unionized workers, which have shrunk as it sold off large chunks of its wireline unit and focused on its mobile business, which was not unionized. It also wanted the union workers, just over one-fifth of its U.S.

  • Teen cancer survivor's wish to walk at graduation denied

    Teen cancer survivor\'s wish to walk at...

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Some criticized a suburban Phoenix high school for not allowing a student diagnosed with cancer to walk with his graduating class after he worked to keep up with classes through treatment. Stephen Dwyer withdrew from school his junior year to receive a life-saving bone marrow transplant for leukemia. Dwyer, who is student body president, is 2 ½ credits short of graduating and will finish in December. A community Facebook page for Dwyer says the teen wanted to sit on the field in a cap and gown alongside his classmates Thursday but didn't ask to receive a diploma or even walk across the stage. After numerous meetings with the district superintendent and school board members, his request was denied.

  • Congress' grade so far? Incomplete at best

    Congress\' grade so far? Incomplete at best

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on to avoid a report card laden with grades of incomplete or even worse. An abbreviated work period this month produced mixed results at best — Congress exited Washington without acting on funding the battle against the Zika virus, for starters — and a full plate awaits when lawmakers return next month from a weeklong Memorial Day recess for a six-week sprint to political convention season and the traditional August vacation. Some signs are promising; others, not so much: ___ ZIKA President Barack Obama's $1.

  • Janet Yellen says Fed could raise rates in coming months

    Janet Yellen says Fed could raise rates in...

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that an interest rate hike would be appropriate in the coming months if the economy keeps improving. While economic growth was relatively weak at the end of last year and beginning of this year, it appears to be picking up now based on recent data, Yellen said during a discussion at Harvard University. She said she expects the Fed to "gradually and cautiously increase" its key interest rate "and probably in the coming months, such a move would be appropriate." Anticipation of a rate hike at either the next June meeting or in July have been rising since the Fed last week released the minutes of its discussions at its April meeting.

  • Oklahoma fails to make doctor-performed abortions a felony

    AP | Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Doctors who perform abortions in Oklahoma won't be guilty of a felony after the state Senate adjourned for the year without trying to override Republican Gov. Mary Fallin's veto of a bill to make it a felony crime. The Senate ended the session Friday before state Sen. Nathan Dahm tried an override on his bill to remove an exemption from the law for licensed doctors . Anti-abortion Republicans in the GOP-controlled Legislature wanted Dahm to try for the two-thirds vote needed in both chambers. It is a felony for non-doctors to perform abortions. Fallin has signed numerous anti-abortion bills, but said Dahm's bill was vaguely worded and wouldn't survive a legal challenge.

  • Activists criticize poll on offensiveness of Redskins' name

    AP | Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Native American leaders and activists criticized a recent national poll that found nine of 10 Native Americans aren't offended by the Washington Redskins' name. On a conference call held Friday by the Oneida Nation News, panelists voiced opposition to a Washington Post poll that surveyed 504 Native Americans, 90 percent of whom said the name doesn't bother them. James Fenelon, a California State San Bernardino sociology professor, called the poll "immoral," adding it was not representative of Native American communities. Amanda Blackhorse, lead plaintiff in the trademark case against the Redskins, said the "misguided" poll will not affect attempts to change the name.

  • Donald Trump breaks with nation's only Latina governor

    Donald Trump breaks with nation\'s only Latina...

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It was a stunning rebuke — even by Donald Trump's standards — aimed at the nation's only Latina governor at a political rally in her home state of New Mexico. Trump chastised Republican Gov. Susana Martinez for not doing her job when it came to unemployment, federal food aid and even containing the Syrian refugee crisis while he stumped at a raucous political rally this week in the nation's most Hispanic state. Martinez, who has not endorsed the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, skipped the event in Albuquerque, citing a busy schedule. The public spat dampened any lingering speculation that Martinez might be picked as vice president to attract more female and minority voters to the Republican t

  • Josh Duhamel celebrates Memorial Day by helping veterans

    Josh Duhamel celebrates Memorial Day by helping...

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before starting work on the next "Transformers" film, Josh Duhamel is lending his star power to help disabled veterans. Duhamel is supporting a campaign that provides smart homes for injured American veterans, and he's encouraging others to do the same. The 43-year-old actor appears in a video that shows how the #EnlistMe effort restores independence to injured veterans by building wheelchair-accessible homes with high-tech digital features. "My aunt was deployed to the Balkans, into Iraq, my grandfather was a World War II vet," Duhamel said.

  • World's largest hedge fund gets aid package from Connecticut

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A commission approved a $22 million loan and grant package on Friday to help the world's largest hedge fund upgrade and expand its offices despite questions about whether the deal makes financial sense for a state facing continued budget problems. Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he wished Connecticut didn't have to compete with other states like Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island by offering money to keep or attract companies, but that was today's reality. He said this agreement with Bridgewater Associates will ultimately be a good investment for the state.

  • Crowd thins slightly at NC furniture market after LGBT law

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Attendance dipped slightly for North Carolina's world-renowned furniture market this year in an early test of business reaction to the state's new law limiting protections for LGBT people. According to numbers released Friday by the High Point Market, this year's registered attendees — including buyers, exhibitors, media and students — totaled slightly more than 79,000. That represents a decrease of 1,000 from the previous year, and a reversal for the market. Attendance at last year's spring event rose 2.5 percent from 2014. The twice-a-year High Point Markets bring an estimated $5 billion a year in economic activity to North Carolina.

  • Karam, Wilson try and move on at Indy 500 from fatal wreck

    Karam, Wilson try and move on at Indy 500 from...

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jody Karam returned from a bicycle ride and saw his son on the phone with race team owner Chip Ganassi. At the Karam home just 15 miles from Pocono Raceway, Sage Karam heard the news that would send the blonde bundle of energy into a depression, IndyCar driver Justin Wilson was dead from injuries suffered in a wreck triggered by Karam. "Sage just fell apart," Jody Karam recalled. Like a good dad would, Jody immediately tried to console his son. He asked the promising IndyCar driver, who finished ninth in the 2014 Indianapolis 500, three questions: The first two were easy. Sage responded that, of course, there was no malice in the accident last August and that he would change the outcome if he could

  • Turnpike authority names new executive director

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Tim Gatz, who has served as the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority's deputy director since 2013, will take over as executive director on Wednesday. He succeeds Tim Stewart, who resigned in January.

  • After nuclear deal, Iranian art auction sees $7.4M in sales

    After nuclear deal, Iranian art auction sees...

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An annual art auction in Tehran drew record sales of $7.4 million Friday, a sign of Iran's emerging arts market that buyers hope will be buoyed by the recent nuclear deal with world powers. The sale at Tehran's high-end Azadi Hotel — the former Hyatt near Evin Prison — drew celebrities, collectors and businessmen hoping to walk away with the artworks there. Total sales were 12 percent higher than the previous year, though this year's auction saw only 79 items sold, as opposed to 126 then. Prices continue to rise for Persian pieces, and many hope that only will accelerate after the lifting of international sanctions.

  • Georgia officials: Woman who got Zika from partner recovers

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — State health officials say a woman confirmed as having the state's first sexually transmitted case of the Zika virus has recovered. Georgia's Department of Public Health announced Friday that the woman got Zika from her male partner, who contracted the disease while traveling in Brazil. He also recovered. The woman wasn't pregnant and hadn't traveled outside the U.S. A man with Zika can pass it to a sexual partner before, during or after symptoms appear. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 11 sexually transmitted cases of Zika have been confirmed in the U.S. The CDC has confirmed 591 total cases of Zika in the U.S., all associated with travel outside the country. The virus is primarily

  • Gulf Air says Manila-Manama flight hits severe turbulence

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain's state carrier Gulf Air says severe turbulence on a flight from Manila to Manama caused some crew and passengers to suffer minor injuries. Gulf Air issued a statement saying the flight Friday diverted to Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport after encountering the turbulence. The air carrier said "one passenger received medical attention" while the flight was on the ground in India. It did not identify the type of plane involved, though flight-tracking websites identified it as an Airbus A330. It said flight GF155 left Mumbai on Friday night after undergoing a safety inspection. Severe turbulence suddenly can strike planes even in otherwise good weather.

  • Guymon man dies in Texas County wreck

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 5 hr ago

    A Guymon man died early Friday morning after a wreck along a Texas County road, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Police name man shot by officer Wednesday

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    Police have released the name of the man shot and killed by an Oklahoma City police officer in downtown Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Officials said the officer opened fire after the man pulled a knife and made a threatening gesture.



    Updated: 7 hr ago

    FILE - In thus Dec. 16, 2014 file photo, North Koreans gather at the Mansu Hill where the statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung, and Kim Jong Il tower over them, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Cybersecurity researchers say it’s possible that North Korea is behind a recent hacking that resulted in the theft of millions of dollars from the Bangladesh central bank and the attempted thefts of millions more from other Asian banks.