• TSA woes could lead to more line delays at OKC airport

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 12:00 AM

    At airports across the country, the Transportation Security Administration checkpoint process is taking longer — sometimes much, much longer — and Oklahoma City is not immune.

  • Bio on billionaire Thiel, reportedly funding Hulk Hogan suit

    Bio on billionaire Thiel, reportedly funding...

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    Here's some biographical information on billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel, who has been secretly funding Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media, according to published reports: ___ NAME: Peter Andreas Thiel BORN: Oct. 11, 1967, in Frankfurt, Germany. COMPANY CONNECTIONS: Thiel co-founded PayPal in 1998 and was its chairman and CEO. PayPal was sold to eBay in 2002 for $1.5 billion. Thiel then founded the hedge fund Clarium Capital Management and helped launch the software firm Palantir Technologies. He also started the venture capital firm Founders Fund, co-founded the investment firm Mithril Capital Management and was Facebook's first outside investor and board member. NET WORTH: $2.

  • 6-month-old skis across lake; parents say it's a record

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    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 6-month-old girl whose professional water-skier parents put her on junior-size water skis last week glided 686 feet across a man-made lake in what her parents say sets a youth record. Keith St. Onge said in an interview Wednesday that his daughter Zyla could have kept going if the boat hadn't reached the end of the lake. The 30-inch Zyla, who doesn't yet walk, skied across Lake Silver in Winter Haven, Florida, last Thursday. She stood on junior-size water skis that were attached to each other by wood. She gripped a handle bar attached to the skis. Adults treaded water on either side of Zyla's path. USA Water Ski spokesman Scott Atkinson didn't return a phone call and email inquiry ab

  • Teen sues in locker room rape, alleges lengthy racist abuse

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A black teen who prosecutors say was sexually assaulted by three white football players in an Idaho high school locker room has sued the school district, saying the rape was the culmination of months of racist and physical abuse. The federal lawsuit filed May 13 says the school failed to prevent taunts and abuse despite many incidents happening in front of football coaches and other school officials. Three teens have been charged in the Oct. 23 attack at Dietrich High School, in a rural town of 330 people that's predominantly white. School officials have declined to comment. Authorities say the teen was sexually assaulted with a clothes hanger.

  • HBO producer among 2 charged in dermatologist's OD death

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    NEW YORK (AP) — The producer of an HBO series is among two men arrested in connection with the 2015 death of a New York dermatologist who died of cocaine and alcohol intoxication. The Drug Enforcement Administration says Marc Henry Johnson and James Holder were arrested Wednesday on conspiracy charges in the October death of Dr. Kiersten Cerveny. They are due to appear in federal court later Wednesday. Johnson was a producer on an HBO series called "The Deuce." He is also charged with attempted narcotics distribution and being an accessory after the fact. Authorities say the 38-year-old doctor was snorting cocaine during drinks with Johnson. She was found unconscious in the lobby of Holder's apartment building.

  • South African rhino endures, 1 year after horrific attack

    South African rhino endures, 1 year after...

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    BELA-BELA, South Africa (AP) — "Dancing with rhinos," the South African veterinarian joked as he supported the head of his staggering, nearly 2-ton patient, an injured rhino woozy with sedatives. Dr. Gerhard Steenkamp's allusion to "Dances with Wolves," a 1990 film starring Kevin Costner, injected humor into the serious business of treating the 5-year-old, female rhino named Hope, a yearlong saga that began when poachers darted her and then hacked off her horns and part of her face. Since then, the mutilated rhino has had at least 16 medical procedures requiring anesthetics, testifying to her resilience and the tenacity of caregivers learning about the threatened species as they go along.

  • Wisconsin company sued over break policy for Muslim workers

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    BRILLION, Wis. (AP) — A civil liberties group representing Muslim employees of a Wisconsin manufacturer has filed a religious discrimination complaint against the company for not allowing extra break time for prayer. Ariens Co. fired seven Muslim employees earlier this year for taking unscheduled prayer time. Another 14 employees resigned over the break policy. The lawnmower and snow blower manufacturer, based in Brillion, moved to enforce an existing rule of two 10-minute breaks per work shift in January. The company initially allowed the Muslim employees to leave their work stations a third time to accommodate prayers but concluded that disrupted production. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, filed

  • Governor: Texas suing over Obama's transgender directive

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    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The state of Texas is suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity, Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday. The lawsuit appears to make Texas the first state to take the federal government to court over the directive handed down to schools earlier this month. Texas and other conservative states have vowed defiance, calling the guidance a threat to safety while being accused of discrimination by supporters of transgender rights. Texas' lieutenant governor has previously said the state is willing to forfeit $10 billion in federal education dollars rather than comply.

  • Cameroon teen escapes Boko Haram after raid

    Cameroon teen escapes Boko Haram after raid

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    TOUROU, Cameroon (AP) — A 16-year-old girl was kidnapped with her 1-month-old baby by Boko Haram from her home in northern Cameroon 18 months ago, taken to Nigeria, married off to an extremist fighter and then trained to be a suicide bomber. Last week she succeeded in escaping when the Nigerian military launched a raid on a Boko Haram camp. She wandered through Sambisa Forest in northeastern Nigeria for several days until, tired, weak and hungry, she was found by members of a local defense group fighting the extremists, who handed her over to Cameroon's military, said Midjiyawa Bakary governor of the Far North region of Cameroon.

  • Aide refused to send ex-Michigan lawmaker's false email

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    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An aide testified Wednesday that a former Michigan lawmaker asked him to send an outlandishly false email to fellow Republicans as a ruse so his extramarital affair with another legislator would not be believed if it became public, but the staffer refused because he thought it was unethical and possibly illegal. Benjamin Graham said he secretly recorded the meeting with then-Rep. Todd Courser in May 2015 because he feared for his safety after Courser had left him a voicemail asking to help him "destroy" himself. "It was a very uncomfortable situation. I felt trapped there" in Courser's law office, Graham testified on the opening day of a preliminary examination for tea party conservatives Courser and e

  • Most Oklahoma agencies see cuts, but there's a big exception

    By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    Oklahoma lawmakers are proposing to give a 184 percent funding hike to an agency that serves them at the same time as they prepare to cut spending on state agencies that serve the public. Under a budget proposal making its way through the Legislature, funding for the Legislative Service Bureau, which does legislative research and provides computer services for lawmakers and their staffs, would get a $9 million increase, bringing its annual appropriation to $13,892,835. House Rep. Earl Sears said the increase makes sense in order to ensure salaries of staff and lawmakers will continue to be funded. "We will be in the red if we don't do something," Sears said. "We wouldn't be able to make payroll at a date in the future.

  • Colombia Missing Journalists

    Colombia Missing Journalists

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    Demonstrators hold banners asking for the release of three journalists who are believe to have been taken hostage, during a sit-in in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Salud Hernandez-Mora, correspondent in Colombia for Spain's El Mundo and columnist for the Bogota daily El Tiempo, as well as Diego D'Pablos and Carlos Melo, journalists at the local TV network RCN, are reported missing on the northeastern Colombia's border with Venezuela, a mountainous area dominated by leftist rebels and drug-traffickers.

  • Actor's young son says he heard shots in killing of mom

    Actor\'s young son says he heard shots in...

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 10-year-old son of an actor on trial for murder in the killing of his wife testified Wednesday that he heard his father tell her that she should run to heaven before shooting her twice in the legs in a hallway outside the boy's bedroom. Nehemiah Jace told a Los Angeles jury that he saw his father, Michael Jace, pull his mother into a hallway where she fell down and then heard his father say, "'If you like running, then run to heaven.'" "Then he shot her," the boy testified. April Jace was an avid runner and had two sons with the actor, who were 8 and 5 at the time of her death two years ago. Michael Jace shot his wife in the legs so she would feel pain, Deputy District Attorney Tannaz Mokayef sa

  • Congressional panel releases critical Cover Oregon report

    Congressional panel releases critical Cover...

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    SALEM, Oregon (AP) — A Republican-led U.S. House committee has found former Gov. John Kitzhaber and a federal agency mishandled the creation of Oregon's health insurance enrollment website, with the Democratic governor's political advisers making decisions based on his re-election campaign. In a staff report released Wednesday, the Republicans on the committee said they are asking the Justice Department and state attorney general to conduct criminal investigations into the actions involving Cover Oregon. "More than $305 million in federal taxpayer dollars were sent to Oregon state for purposes of implementing a state exchange to benefit the people," the committee said in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

  • Extremist attack on health post in Niger kills 6

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    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Doctors Without Borders says an attack by Islamic extremists in Niger's Bosso district has killed at least six people. The organization, also known in French as Medecins Sans Frontieres, said Wednesday that Boko Haram insurgents attacked a health clinic, destroyed homes, the market and wells that provide water to Yebi village in the May 19 attack. It said without the wells the village has no water supply. It said the health post there had served about 20,000 people. The group evacuated eight severely injured people to a hospital in the regional capital, Diffa. Thousands of people displaced by violence in the Lake Chad region have taken refuge in Niger's Diffa region. Some 20 attacks were carried

  • A look at the secret children of some prominent Americans

    A look at the secret children of some prominent...

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    A 39-year-old man currently imprisoned in Colorado for unlawfully transporting a gun claims he is Prince's son. Carlin Q. Williams is seeking DNA testing to confirm whether he's the pop superstar's child. If they are a match, Williams would be the sole heir to the singer's estate. His mother contends in court papers that she conceived Williams while having sex with Prince at a hotel in 1976 in Kansas City, Missouri. A look at some other prominent Americans whose children surfaced years — sometimes decades — after they were born: ___ CHUCK NORRIS Chuck Norris wrote about Dianna DeCioli in his 2004 memoir titled "Against All Odds," acknowledging that his daughter was the result of a fling he had while marr

  • Hacker Guccifer pleads guilty to disclosing Bush emails

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    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Romanian hacker known as Guccifer will serve at least two years in prison after pleading guilty to breaking into computer accounts of the Bush family in 2013 and publicly releasing private family photos. Marcel Lazar, 44, of Arad, Romania, pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to unauthorized computer access and aggravated identity theft. Seven other counts, including cyberstalking and wire fraud, were dropped as part of a plea bargain. The convictions carry a mandatory minimum of two years and a possible maximum of seven years when he is sentenced Sept. 1. Lazar is best known for hacking the email account of a Bush family member and revealing private family photos and paintings co

  • Authorities: Gun seller arrested after officer's acquittal

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    BALTIMORE (AP) — Authorities say they recorded a Baltimore man saying a rifle he was selling was loaded because he was "getting ready" to shoot police after an officer was acquitted on charges in the arrest of a black man fatally injured in police custody. Robert Owens is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. An affidavit filed in U.S. District Court states that Owens sold an informant a rifle Monday, the same day Officer Edward Nero was acquitted on charges stemming from Freddie Gray's arrest. The affidavit states Owens mentioned it was loaded, saying "I was getting ready to use it to shoot some cops." Owens waived his right to a hearing and agreed to detention.

  • Lawsuit: Cubans who scaled Keys lighthouse should stay in US

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    MIAMI (AP) — A group of migrants who fled Cuba in a homemade boat and climbed onto a 136-year-old lighthouse off the Florida Keys should be allowed to stay in the U.S., according to a federal lawsuit filed on their behalf. The lawsuit filed Tuesday contends that the 109-foot American Shoal lighthouse is U.S. territory and should be considered the same as dry land. Under the "wet foot, dry foot" policy, Cubans who reach U.S. shores are generally allowed to remain in this country, while those intercepted at sea usually go back. The lighthouse, about seven miles from Sugarloaf Key on a reef in the Florida Straits, should be viewed the same as a bridge, rock jetty or pier, the lawsuit contends.

  • Egypt deports French journalist in latest crackdown on press

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    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt deported a French journalist without explanation, the reporter said Wednesday, the latest move in an ongoing crackdown by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government on freedom of expression and the media. Correspondent Remy Pigaglio, who worked for several publications including Catholic daily La Croix and was based in Egypt since 2014, was returning from vacation in France and prevented from entering the country on Monday. Pigaglio said he has a valid residency work permit and a press card, and was detained for 30 hours at Cairo International Airport before being sent back to Paris.

  • The Latest: Homicide, attempted suicide victims identified

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    LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of an heating oil company worker in Londonderry, New Hampshire (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Authorities have identified a New Hampshire homicide victim along with the man who they say killed him and then attempted to kill himself. The attorney general's office says 69-year-old Richard Verville shot and killed 59-year-old Daniel Rabideau on Tuesday while Rabideau was working on Verville's heating system. Authorities say Verville then shot himself. He was in stable condition Wednesday. Rabideau, who worked for City Fuel, died of a single gunshot wound to the head. His widow, Carol Rabideau, told WMUR-TV that her husband did not know the man accused of kill