• Trivia Tuesday: Oklahoma parks, rivers and lakes

    Tiffany Gibson,Linda Lynn | Updated: 17 hr ago

    How much do you know about Oklahoma's rivers, lakes and parks? Put your knowledge to the test. Check out the video above for the first set of questions and take our bonus round below. Questions compiled by Linda Lynn Q1: What is the oldest and largest state park in Oklahoma? a.      Turner Falls Park b.      Robbers Cave State Park c.      Lake Murray State Park d.      Little Blue Disney State Park (Note: One of these is the oldest park in Oklahoma, just not the oldest state park.) Q2: Which river is known for Olympic kayak and canoe

  • Britain Monkeys

    Britain Monkeys

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    People walk past a group of six-foot tall models of monkeys on Westminster Bridge, to mark the launch of The Body Shop's new Bio-Bridges programme, in London, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. The project aims to regenerate 75 million square metres of forest to protect it from exploitation, poaching and sustainable harvesting.

  • Iraq says clashes with IS outside Fallujah briefly subside

    Iraq says clashes with IS outside Fallujah...

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    BAGHDAD (AP) — Clashes between Iraqi government forces and the Islamic State group outside the city of Fallujah briefly subsided on Tuesday, the second day of a large-scale military operation to drive militants out of their key stronghold west of Baghdad. Backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes and paramilitary troops, mostly Shiite militias, Iraqi forces launched the offensive on Sunday. The push to take Fallujah is expected to be a challenge for Iraq's struggling security forces due to defenses put up by the militants and the thousands of civilians who remain there. IS has held the city for more than two years.

  • Man who drowned at Robbers Cave State Park recovered and identified

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, May 24, 2016

    Authorities have recovered the body of a man who drowned in a Latimer County lake at Robbers Cave State Park.

  • Obama pushes for better rights in Vietnam after arms deal

    Obama pushes for better rights in Vietnam after...

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    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday pressed Vietnam to allow greater freedoms for its citizens, arguing that better human rights would improve the communist country's economy, stability and regional power. On his second full day in the southeast Asian nation, Obama also met with activists and entrepreneurs as part of a push for closer ties with the fast-growing, strategically crucial country. The visit included the lifting of one of the last vestiges of Vietnam War-era antagonism: a five-decades-old arms sale embargo. In a speech at the National Convention Center, Obama sought to balance a desire for a stronger relationship with Vietnam with efforts to hold its leadership to account over what activists c

  • 5 dead after skydiving tour plane crashes in Hawaii

    5 dead after skydiving tour plane crashes in...

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    HONOLULU (AP) — Five people died after a skydiving tour plane crashed and caught fire in Hawaii, one of two plane crashes reported Monday in the islands. It happened about 9:30 a.m. on the island of Kauai, the county fire department said. The pilot, two skydive instructors and two tandem jumpers were believed to be on the plane. Four of them were pronounced dead at the crash site, just outside Port Allen Airport. One man was taken to Wilcox Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The group was believed to have been part of a tour operated by SkyDive Kauai, county firefighters said. The company offers tours from Port Allen.

  • Greek police evacuate hundreds from Idomeni refugee camp

    Greek police evacuate hundreds from Idomeni...

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    IDOMENI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities sent hundreds of police into the country's largest informal refugee camp Tuesday to support the gradual evacuation of the Idomeni site on the Macedonian border. The left-led government has pledged that police will not use force, and says the operation is expected to last about a week to 10 days. Journalists were blocked from covering inside the camp By about midday 23 buses carrying a total 1,110 people had left Idomeni, heading to new refugee camps in northern Greece, police said, while earth-moving machinery was used to clear abandoned tents. No violence was reported. Vicky Markolefa, a representative of the Doctors Without Borders charity, said the operation was proceeding "

  • People Helen Hunt

    People Helen Hunt

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    FILE - In this Tuesday, April 28, 2015 file photo, Helen Hunt arrives at the LA Premiere of "Ride" at The Arclight Hollywood Theater in Los Angeles. In a Twitter post on May 23, 2016, Hunt wrote that she was mistaken for fellow actress Jodie Foster at a Starbucks.

  • Head of security for TSA removed from post

    Head of security for TSA removed from post

    Published: Tue, May 24, 2016

    The head of security for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has been removed from his position, according to an internal TSA memo on Monday seen by Reuters, after the agency was criticized for long lines at airport security checkpoints.   Kelly Hoggan, who had served as TSA assistant administrator for security operations since May 2013, was replaced by his deputy, Darby LaJoye, who will serve on an acting basis, according to the memo from agency head Peter Neffenger.   Long security lines at U.S. airports this spring have frustrated travelers and caused thousands of passengers to miss flights. TSA has blamed the problem on a lack of security screeners and an increase in passenger volumes.

  • Virginia student charged with stealing ‘free’ milk from school

    Virginia student charged with stealing ‘free’...

    Published: Tue, May 24, 2016

    DUMFRIES, Va. -- The mother of a Virginia middle school student said she was angry, frustrated, and mad after her son was handcuffed, suspended from school, and charged with stealing a 65-cent carton of milk from the cafeteria. As it turned out, Shamise Turk's son Ryan was on the school's free lunch program and the milk -- was free.   The situation began May 10 at Graham Park Middle School in Triangle when Ryan, according to his mother, went back to the lunch line to get his milk.   It was then, WJLA reported, a Prince William County Police Officer accused Ryan of stealing the milk.

  • Bill Cosby Admitted to Sex with Teens, Said Agency Sent Five or Six Models to His Studio Each Week

    Bill Cosby Admitted to Sex with Teens, Said...

    Published: Tue, May 24, 2016

    Entertainer Bill Cosby admitted to having sex with at least two teen-aged girls and said an agency would send "five or six" models to his studio each week while he was filming one of his sitcoms, according to portions of Cosby's deposition in a long-settled civil released by the Associated Press on the eve of a preliminary hearing on the lone criminal case against Cosby. Cosby said he would give the struggling, young actresses a "very, very good meal" and described a sexual encounter he had with one of them in 2000, according to the transcripts from the depositions Cosby gave in 2005 and 2006 for Andrea Constand's civil suit against him. She was 17 years old at the time.

  • Isis threatens attacks in India and urges Muslims to travel to the 'Caliphate'

    Isis threatens attacks in India and urges...

    Published: Tue, May 24, 2016

    In a rare appeal to India's Muslim minority, Isis says it is planning to avenge the deaths of Muslims killed in riots in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat and elsewhere.   India, a Hindu-majority country, is home to more than 160 million Muslims, but only a handful of them have joined the Middle Eastern group. Indian leaders and members of the community say this testifies to the strength of the country's secular democracy.   In a video monitored by the US intelligence group SITE, Isis mocked Muslims living in harmony with Hindus who worship cows, trees and the sun, and urged them to travel to Isis-held territories in the "Caliphate".

  • In a social experiment watched by the world, Swiss may pay people $2,500 a month for doing nothing | Financial Post

    Published: Tue, May 24, 2016

    The Swiss are discussing paying people $2,500 a month for doing nothing. The country will vote June 5 on whether the government should introduce an unconditional basic income to replace various welfare benefits. Although the initiators of the plan haven’t stipulated how large the payout should be, they’ve suggested the sum of 2,500 francs ($2,500) for an adult and a quarter of that for a child. It sounds good, but — two things. It would barely get you over the poverty line, typically defined as 60 per cent of the national median disposable income, in what’s one of the world’s most expensive countries. More importantly, it’s probably not going to happen anyway.

  • UK council approves fracking; environmentalists vow to fight

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    LONDON (AP) — A council has granted the first fracking license to be issued in England for five years, but environmental groups are vowing to fight on against the use of the technology. Fracking was approved near the village of Kirby Misperton, 250 miles (400 kilometers) north of London, despite opposition to the controversial gas extraction technique. Groups including Friends of the Earth said in a joint declaration Tuesday they will continue to fight to protect "our beautiful countryside" from fracking. Activist Simon Bowens called the decision "an absolute travesty" and said the battle to prevent fracking is not over. Various appeals are being studied.

  • Woman avoids jail time in street race that killed boyfriend

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    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Two women will not have to serve jail time for their roles in the racing death of a motorcyclist in Gwinnett County two years ago. News outlets report Noelle Gretzinger and her friend Jennifer Schoeppler were each sentenced Monday to five years of probation following the April 2014 death of Gretzinger's 24-year-old boyfriend, Brandon Gaylor. The two women were both racing behind Gaylor in Buford when he slowed down, causing both drivers to hit him. Authorities say both women rearranged evidence and told officers they thought they had struck a deer and not the victim. Gretzinger and Schoeppler entered Alford pleas last week to charges that included first-degree vehicular homicide and tam

  • Swiss bank to be shut over Malaysia embezzlement scandal

    Swiss bank to be shut over Malaysia...

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    GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss private bank will face criminal proceedings and be liquidated after allegedly committing serious breaches of anti-money laundering regulations in connection with the suspected embezzlement of a Malaysian state investment fund. Switzerland's market supervisor indicated Tuesday that BSI SA helped transfer money to the Alpine country connected to the Malaysian fund called 1MDB. Investigations so far into 1MDB have indicated that $4 billion earmarked for development projects in Malaysia may have been misappropriated from state-owned companies.

  • Mothers and mothers-to-be assess the risk from Zika, take precautions

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    BALTIMORE — After marrying six months ago in Aruba, Laura and Rob Cancelliere planned to return for their first anniversary, but the Severna Park, Md., couple canceled the trip and even put thoughts of a baby on hold after learning about the emerging threat of the Zika virus. Transmitted through mosquito bites and spreading rapidly through South and Central America, Zika in pregnant women has been linked to the devastating birth defect microcephaly, which stunts the brains and skulls of their fetuses. “Sadly, we’ll be holding off our plans for a family until we are certain that neither of us have any reason to believe we contracted or carry the virus,” Rob said.

  • Duke Energy signs 2nd deal to get electricity from pig poop

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy Corp. is taking a second step into pig poop. The country's largest electric company is announcing a deal Tuesday to collect methane gas from animal waste and convert it into fuel for two of its existing electricity plants. The Charlotte-based utility said its 15-year deal with Wilmington-based Optima KV should capture enough methane to power about 880 homes a year. Duke Energy announced a similar, larger deal in March. The project involves building a unit at participating farms in Duplin County that will free the methane gas, which is then cleaned to required standards and injected into the underground natural gas pipeline network.

  • As Zika spreads, Florida town a study in bug-borne illness

    As Zika spreads, Florida town a study in...

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    RIO, Fla. (AP) — A summer flu seemed to be sweeping through Rachel Heid's riverfront neighborhood. Pale and shaky, she left work with a fever. Neighbors had the same symptoms, and a contractor at her home felt so sick he went to the hospital. Heid thought the neighborhood children were passing a bug around their circle. She never suspected a virus carried by bugs hovering around their birdbaths and tarp-covered boats — until health officials left pamphlets at their houses asking for blood samples if they recently suffered from fevers and joint or muscle pain. The dengue fever outbreak infected 28 people in August and September 2013. It caught Florida's Atlantic coast by surprise.

  • Bill Clinton, Donald Trump take campaign show to New Mexico

    Bill Clinton, Donald Trump take campaign show...

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is getting dueling campaign visits from former President Bill Clinton and GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump. The former Democratic president is scheduled Tuesday to hold an evening rally for his wife at an outdoor plaza in Espanola while Trump is stopping in Albuquerque for an event that is expected to draw protests. Six years ago, Bill Clinton campaigned in the same city for then-Lt. Gov. Diane Denish in her unsuccessful race against Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, now in her second term. Some protesters say they will attend Trump's rally but declined to say if they planned on disrupting Trump's speech.




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