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  • Argentines hold heads high after World Cup loss

    Updated: 9 min ago

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Pain-stricken Argentines held their heads high after watching their national team give it all against a powerful Germany but come up short in extra time, losing 1-0 in the country's first World Cup finals appearance in 24 years. Entering the match as the underdog after Germany's 7-1 thrashing of host Brazil, Argentina showed a great deal of determination during much of the game, creating several opportunities to score in the first 90 minutes of regulation time. In a packed Plaza San Martin, where fans climbed atop lamp posts to catch a glimpse of the match on a giant screen, a crowd of some 20,000 people came to life and shouted every time the team led by captain Lionel Messi entered German ar

  • Thousands of Palestinians flee northern Gaza

    Updated: 56 min ago

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinian residents of the northern Gaza Strip fled their homes on Sunday and sought safety in U.N. shelters, heeding warnings from the Israeli military about impending plans to bomb the area in the sixth day of an offensive against Hamas that has killed more than 160 people. The fighting showed no signs of slowing, despite international calls for a cease-fire and growing concerns about the mounting civilian death toll in Gaza. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and voiced U.S. "readiness" to help restore calm, while Egypt, a key mediator between Israel and Hamas, continued to work behind the scenes. U.N.

  • Football fans celebrate Cup final in Brazil

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Tens of thousands of fans flocked to Rio de Janeiro for the World Cup final match between Germany and Argentina on Sunday, joining hundreds of millions around the globe who celebrated the last game of the monthlong football festival. With Argentina right next door to Brazil, it was no surprise that Rio de Janeiro was completely awash in the sky-blue jerseys of that nation's team, with upward of 70,000 "hermanos" flooding into the seaside city and making themselves at home. Fans started partying hard early on the golden sands of Copacabana beach, swigging beer under a hot tropical sun. Javier Gonzalez traveled 40 hours by car from Buenos Aires to get to Rio in time for the match.

  • For 2nd day, lightning kills 1 in Colorado park

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — For the second day in a row, lightning has been blamed in the death of a visitor at Rocky Mountain National Park. Officials were notified late Saturday afternoon of four people being struck by lightning near Trail Ridge Road, park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson said. The four were rushed to a hospital, but Gregory Cardwell, 52, of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, died of his injures. "We didn't see the bolt. It was just a white flash. It just felt like something hit you in the back of the head and just kind of jolted forward," Mary Ivarson, who wasn't far from Cardwell, told KMGH-TV in Denver. Ivarson said she and others performed CPR on Cardwell for 15 to 20 minutes until rescue crews arr

  • Former Oklahoma newspaper city editor Mathew “Kuyk” Kuykendall Logan dies

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Mathew “Kuyk” Kuykendall Logan, 80, was the city editor of The Daily Oklahoman in the 1960s. He died in his Texas home Friday.

  • Oklahoma trooper under investigation over inappropriate photo at cadet academy

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    This is the third time trooper Daniel Martin has come under investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol since 2009.

  • Arrest made in Garfield County homicide investigation

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Christopher Ryan Sparks, 23, was arrested early Sunday in Arizona in connection with the homicide death of a woman in northern Oklahoma, Garfield County Sheriff Jerry Niles said.

  • Music festival organization says conductor Lorin Maazel has died

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CASTLETON FARMS, Va. (AP) — Music festival organization says conductor Lorin Maazel has died.

  • Jersey City mayor: Suspect in officer's killing had been wanted by police for prior homicide

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City mayor: Suspect in officer's killing had been wanted by police for prior homicide.

  • 6 killed in fierce fighting over Libyan airport

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — At least six people were killed and 25 injured Sunday when rival militias battled for the control of the international airport in Libya's capital. Civil aviation authorities announced the airport will be closed for three days because of security concerns. Gunfire from the battles echoed through Tripoli as fierce fighting raged between Libyan forces and allied militias and a powerful militia from the western city of Zintan that controls the airport, a member of a revolutionary battalion attached to Libya's army chief of staff that took part in the battle said. Those living in the vicinity said troops surrounded the airfield and fired rockets at buildings inside. Thick columns of black smoke rose overhead and cou

  • See how they run: The 2016 presidential checklist

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For a year, The Associated Press has been tracking movements and machinations of more than a dozen prospective presidential candidates. Here's the latest presidential prep checklist: NONDENIAL DENIAL: Cagey words that cloak presidential ambitions, none too convincingly. Democrats Vice President Joe Biden: "If I decide to run, believe me, this would be the first guy I talk to. But that decision hasn't been made, for real. And there's plenty of time to make that."— April, CBS, in joint interview with President Barack Obama.

  • Iraq's parliament, deadlocked over leadership, meets briefly before adjourning until Tuesday

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament, deadlocked over leadership, meets briefly before adjourning until Tuesday.

  • Heads up! Supermoon is here

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Look! Up in the sky! It's supermoon! Because our celestial neighbor is relatively close to Earth, these full moons will appear to be unusually large. That distance varies because the moon follows an elliptical orbit. When it's close and full, it appears bigger and brighter than normal, although the difference can be hard to detect. The full moon Saturday may seem huge, but it's just an illusion caused by its position in the sky. Two other supermoons will come later this summer on Aug. 10 and Sept. 9. Check out these supermoons from around the world: ___ Online: NASA on supermoons: Follow AP photographers on Twitter: http://apne.

  • Israel troops briefly raid Gaza as offensive rages

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Ignoring international appeals for a cease-fire, Israel widened its range of Gaza bombing targets to civilian institutions with suspected Hamas ties and deployed ground troops inside Gaza for the first time early Sunday to raid a rocket launching site in the Palestinian territory. More than 156 Palestinians have been killed. Four Israeli soldiers were hurt in clashes during the brief incursion to destroy a rocket launching site in northern Gaza, the military said. It said the troops later returned to Israeli territory. It was the first time that Israeli ground troops are known to have entered Gaza in the current offensive. But the operation was carried out by special forces and did not appear to

  • NewsOK's next Instameet is set for July 27

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Let’s meet again. The Oklahoman‘s director of photography Doug Hoke will join other staff members at the Devon Boathouse on July 27 for an Instameet with the growing Instagram community. We’ve done this before. We met in the Paseo District last October, sparking web editor Tiffany Gibson to file this report on this blog: Through […]

  • Two die after crash in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Rally Scott Beam, 17, of Sulphur, and Ronnie Percell, 52, of Ratliff City, died Friday after the vehicles they were driving collided head-on, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Tracy Morgan released from rehab month after crash


    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation facility as he heals from serious injuries he suffered in a car crash that left a fellow comedian dead, his spokesman said Saturday. Morgan will continue his recovery at home with an "aggressive outpatient program," spokesman Lewis Kay said. The former "30 Rock" star suffered a broken leg and broken ribs when the limousine van he was riding in was hit from behind June 7 by a Wal-Mart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike. The wreck killed 62-year-old comedian James McNair, who went by the name Jimmy Mack. Comedian Ardley Fuqua and another passenger, Jeffrey Millea, were injured.

  • Life beyond epilepsy: Oklahoma girl is seizure-free after brain surgery

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE, Staff Writer | Yesterday

    Hermoinee Lorett, 11, underwent an epilepsy surgery that, as best surgeons can tell, has changed her life. For most of her life, the Oklahoma girl has suffered seizures. Since the surgery, she has been seizure free.

  • OSBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Ada

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    An off-duty police officer shot at a shoplifter Friday evening at a Walmart store in Ada, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported.

  • UN calls for Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire


    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called Saturday for a cease-fire in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict centered on the Gaza Strip. A council statement approved by all 15 members calls for de-escalation of the violence, restoration of calm, and a resumption of direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians aimed at achieving a comprehensive peace agreement based on a two-state solution. The statement calls for "the reinstitution of the November 2012 cease-fire," which was brokered by Egypt, but gives no time frame for when it should take effect. Palestinian U.N. envoy, Riyad Mansour stressed, however, that the Palestinians' understanding is that the cease-fire should go into effect immediately.