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  • Colleges welcome student veterans with their own space on campus

    By K.S. McNutt, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Oklahoma State University renovated and dedicated its Veterans Lounge in November. Located on the fourth floor of the Student Union, the Veterans Lounge both honors those who have served in the military and provides a place to study and relax.

  • Afghan rivals clinch deal, easing political crisis

    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement Saturday to a complete audit of their contested presidential election and, whoever the victor, a national unity government. The deal, brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, offers a path out of what threatened to be a debilitating political crisis for Afghanistan, with both candidates claiming victory and talking of setting up competing governments. Such a scenario could have dangerously split the fragile country's government and security forces at a time the U.S. is pulling out most of its troops and the Taliban continues to wage a fierce insurgency.

  • OKC RedHawks split pair of games at Iowa

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Joe Sclafani scored on a passed ball, and the Oklahoma City RedHawks held on for a 2-1 win in Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Iowa Cubs on Saturday. In the first of the two seven-inning games, Eli Whiteside drilled a walk-off single to score Jonathan Mota as the Cubs came from five runs down to win 6-5. The RedHawks’ Marc Krauss had a first-inning RBI single in Game 2. Starter Rudy Owens (5-4) went 61/3 innings, allowing six hits and a run with seven strikeouts. Jorge De Leon got the final two outs for his first save. In Game 1, the RedHawks got out to an early 5-0 lead as they knocked around Cubs starter Dan Straily, who was making his Principal Park debut after being acquired in a trade

  • Israeli army says 4 soldiers lightly wounded in battle inside northern Gaza.

    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli army says 4 soldiers lightly wounded in battle inside northern Gaza.

  • 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.

  • AP Source: Anthony staying with Knicks

    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is staying with the New York Knicks. Anthony has decided to remain in New York, choosing the Knicks over a number of teams which could have given him a better chance for the championship he craves. The All-Star forward met with Chicago, Houston, Dallas and the Lakers, but has informed the Knicks he will return, a person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press on Saturday on condition of anonymity because no announcement was made. The Knicks offered Anthony a maximum contract worth nearly $130 million over five years, about $35 million more than any of his other suitors under NBA rules, though it's unknown what the final terms of his deal will be.

  • Members of extended Jackson family in reality show

    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Members of Michael Jackson's extended family are stepping out of what they call "the Jackson bubble" for a reality show. The six-episode show, debuting Nov. 18 on Reelz, focuses on Alejandra Jackson, the ex-wife of Michael's brother Jermaine, and her five children. After Michael's death five years ago, they left the Jackson family home in suburban Encino, a move that a clip from the show suggests wasn't their idea. "We didn't want it to happen that way," Alejandra's daughter Genevieve said Saturday at the summer TV critics' tour. Son Donte Jackson added, "Some of the politics came into play." At the same time, Genevieve said the family lived under constraints at the Encino house.

  • Five Joules for Energy FC’s match with Pittsburgh

    Erik Horne | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Here are five notes before Energy FC’s match tonight at Pribil Stadium against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds (7 p.m.) Pittsburgh is 3-9-5 this season, good for 14 points which leaves them in 13th place in the United Soccer Leagues Pro Division. Oklahoma City Energy FC is 5-7-3. Its 18 points is good for eighth place in […]

  • Pau Gasol tweets he's joining Chicago Bulls

    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    The Chicago Bulls recovered quickly after losing out on Carmelo Anthony in free agency, landing Los Angeles Lakers big man Pau Gasol to bolster the team's offense. Gasol announced on his verified Twitter account on Saturday evening that he reached agreement with the Bulls. "It hasn't been easy," Gasol tweeted. "After meditating it a lot I've chosen to play with the Chicago Bulls. Looking forward to this new chapter of my career." The Spaniard is one of the NBA's most offensively gifted and versatile big men, and he has long been one of Kobe Bryant's favorite teammates with the Lakers. Gasol spent the last seven seasons in Los Angeles, teaming with Bryant to win two championships and reach another NBA Finals.

  • Netherlands beats Brazil 3-0 in 3rd-place match at World Cup

    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Netherlands beats Brazil 3-0 in 3rd-place match at World Cup.

  • Tracy Morgan released from rehab month after crash

    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    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.

  • Iraqi officials: Gunmen kill at least 33 people, including 29 women, in attack in Baghdad.

    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials: Gunmen kill at least 33 people, including 29 women, in attack in Baghdad.

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

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    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.

  • Gaza health officials say 15 killed in Israeli airstrike near mosque

    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza health officials say 15 killed in Israeli airstrike near mosque.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military: Residents of northern Gaza should evacuate 'for their own safety' .

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military: Residents of northern Gaza should evacuate 'for their own safety' .

  • Spokesman: Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan released from rehab facility month after serious crash

    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Spokesman: Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan released from rehab facility month after serious crash.

  • 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.

  • Meat mess on upstate NY road stinks up cars

    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — Some car owners are raising a stink after driving a road littered with meat in upstate New York. The Post-Star (http://bit.ly/TZFYWZ) of Glens Falls reports that dozens of chunks of meat were on the road in front of a mall Thursday in Queensbury, about 60 miles north of Albany. Police believe meat fell off a truck that might have been heading from a farm or slaughterhouse to a rendering plant, but no one has come forward to claim it. State workers cleaned up the meat, but some motorists were still dealing with the aftermath Friday. Driver James Teele told the newspaper he immediately got his SUV washed after driving through the mess but his vehicle still smelled like rotting meat the next

  • US Secretary of State Kerry: Every ballot cast in Afghan presidential runoff will be audited

    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — US Secretary of State Kerry: Every ballot cast in Afghan presidential runoff will be audited.