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  • New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

    Updated: 26 min ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan's election commission named a new president Sunday only hours after the leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country's new chief executive. The commission named Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the winner and next president and noted that his one-time rival, Abdullah Abdullah, will fill the newly created position of chief executive, a post akin to prime minister. But it pointedly did not release final vote totals amid concerns that doing so could inflame tensions.

  • NASA: Maven explorer arrives at Mars after voyage of nearly a year, enters orbit red planet

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA: Maven explorer arrives at Mars after voyage of nearly a year, enters orbit red planet.

  • Del. authorities: Bus overturns, 1 dead, injuries

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BEAR, Del. (AP) — A bus carrying dozens of people crashed and overturned in Delaware, leaving one woman dead and several other people injured, authorities said. Officials said the accident did not involve other vehicles and happened around 4:20 p.m. Sunday in the community of Bear in the northern part of the state. Delaware State Police spokesman Sgt. Paul Shavack said there were 50 passengers on the bus when it overturned onto its left side. Shavack said one woman was killed at the scene, and that troopers found her body under the bus. The 49 others were taken to area hospitals for injuries varying in severity. Of those, three to five people were in critical condition, Shavack said.

  • Xinjiang authorities say multiple explosions kill 2 people, injure many others

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Xinjiang authorities say multiple explosions kill 2 people, injure many others.

  • Global marches draw attention to climate change

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth — in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action. Starting along Central Park West, most came on foot, others with bicycles and walkers, and some even in wheelchairs. Many wore costumes and marched to drumbeats. One woman played the accordion. But their message was not entertaining: "We're going to lose our planet in the next generation if things continue this way," said Bert Garskof, 81, as a family member pushed his wheelchair through Times Square.

  • Hundreds gather in Oklahoma City to pray, protest 'black mass'

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, spiritual leader for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, shared the reason for the afternoon gathering — a war being waged against the devil.

  • Relatives: Vet arrested at White House needs help

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — An Iraq war veteran accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the Secret Service stopped him posed no threat to anyone and needs counseling instead of prosecution, members of his family said Sunday. Omar Gonzalez, 42, was arrested Friday and is expected in federal court Monday to face charges of unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a deadly or dangerous weapon — a small folding knife in this case. Jerry Murphy, whose mother was married to Gonzalez for several years, said Gonzalez suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and that he needs treatment.

  • Group says it gave hundreds of veterans free pot

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of military veterans received free marijuana during a special giveaway in Denver designed to show that pot can help ease their pain. Members of Operation Grow4Vets said the Saturday event aimed to offer veterans an alternative to prescription drugs to help with anxiety, pain and other problems. The organization also says it gave out 400 bags of marijuana-infused products at the Denver Cannabis Giveaway. "We're really here to help them with their medical conditions," including post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, the group's founder, Roger Martin, himself a veteran, told KDVR-TV ( ). "There's a wide variety of ailments. Anything that involves pain.

  • Former Titans kicker Bironas killed in car crash

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL's most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. He was 36. The former Tennessee Titans player died Saturday night when he lost control on a curve in his 2009 GMC Yukon Denali and crashed after 11 p.m. less than a mile from home, Metro Nashville Police said. In a statement on the department website, police said his SUV was speeding when it went off the road and hit a line of trees before coming to a stop upside down in a culvert. Bironas was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Police said there was no evidence of alcohol or drugs at the scene.

  • Time line: 'Black mass' in Oklahoma City

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Time line: ‘Black mass’ in Oklahoma City

  • Parties Extra! Video---Genea Vallion and Trochta's Flowers and Garden Center

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: 8 hr ago

    [brightcove]3793099620001[/brightcove] Genea Vallion talks about Trochta’s Flowers and Garden Center on Parties Extra!

  • Some California wells run dry amid drought

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    EAST PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of domestic wells in California's drought-parched Central Valley farming region have run dry, leaving many residents to rely on donated bottles of drinking water to get by. Girl Scouts have set up collection points while local charities are searching for money to install tanks next to homes. Officials truck in water for families in greatest need and put a large tank in front of the local firehouse for residents to fill up with water for bathing and flushing toilets. About 290 families in East Porterville — a poor, largely Hispanic town of about 7,000 residents nestled against the Sierra Nevada foothills — have said their shallow wells are depleted.

  • Afghan election board says Ghani Ahmadzai won presidential vote, but keeps vote tally secret

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    JABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan election board says Ghani Ahmadzai won presidential vote, but keeps vote tally secret.

  • Chances of drivers hitting deer in Oklahoma may be down this fall

    By Robert Medley, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Due to drought in 2011 and 2012, the deer population is down, wildlife experts say. This summer and during the 2013 summer, there was plenty of rain and good conditions for deer reproduction in central Okahoma. But it will take at least five years for populations to bounce back, said Erik Bartholomew, a biologist at the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

  • UPDATE: Houston man dies after jumping from moving vehicle on Interstate 40

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    Charles Ray Foust, of Houston, Texas, died after he jumped out of a moving vehicle Friday evening in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • OU football: First-half observations from OU-West Virginia

    ryan aber | Yesterday

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—Oklahoma and West Virginia are tied at 24 at the half here at Milan Puskar Stadium. Here are a few quick thoughts, things to watch moving forward and stats from the first half. THREE THINGS THAT STOOD OUT -Samaje Perine is a beast and Alex Ross can flat out sprint. Without Keith Ford, we knew those two would need to make plays and they've delivered, though OU inexplicably went away for Perine for a big chunk of the half before going back to him with success late. Then when it seemed like West Virginia would go into the half with the momentum, the Sooners seize it back with a 100-yard kick return by Ross for a touchdown. That's three plays of 80 yards or more for Ross already this season.

  • OU football: First-quarter observations from OU-West Virginia

    Erik Horne | Yesterday

    West Virginia led 7-3 after the first quarter. OU's only points came on a Michael Hunnicutt 42-yard field goal. Some quick observations: - Had Trevor Knight hit Sterling Shepard in stride on the Sooners' first drive, Shepard might still be running. Shepard had acres of space to run in the slot, but Knight threw behind him on third-and-five, missing on a chance to get out ahead 7-0 early. Knight (5-for-12, 60 yards) did show off good arm strength, particularly outside of the pocket, and his receivers had some drops. - Hello, Samaje Perine. His first touch went for 15 yards and the true freshman saw a bulk of the carries in the first quarter -- six for 31 yards -- three times as many as sophomore Alex Ross.

  • Kevin Durant shows up at Westmoore-Norman North football game, shows off throwing arm

    Anthony Slater | Yesterday

    With NBA training camp less than two weeks away, Kevin Durant has made his way back to Oklahoma City. But basketball season can wait a bit. Durant is still in football mode, having attended the Redskins home opener last Sunday and, on Friday night, showing up at the Norman North-Westmoore high school football game. Here […]

  • Yemen authorities declare curfew in parts of capital after rebels claim TV building


    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen authorities declare curfew in parts of capital after rebels claim TV building.

  • Convincing residents in Oklahoma to conserve water can be a hurdle to drought planning efforts, officials say

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Yesterday

    There are plenty of hurdles to curbing a state’s water use, but somewhere near the top of the list is making residents understand why conservation is important, water policy leaders from several states including Oklahoma, said Friday.