• Welcome to the 'agrihood': homes built around working farms

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    Gated communities with houses clustered around golf courses, swimming pools, party rooms and fitness centers are common in many suburban areas. But homes built adjacent to functioning farms? Welcome to "agrihoods" — pastoral ventures with healthier foods as their focus. This farm-to-table residential model has been sprouting up everywhere from Atlanta to Shanghai. It involves homes built within strolling distance of small working farms, where produce matures under the hungry gaze of residents, where people can venture out and pick greens for their salads. "Real estate developers are looking for the next big thing to set them apart," said Ed McMahon, senior resident fellow with the Urban Land Institute in Washington. "

  • Egyptian policeman sentenced to 8 years over a vet death

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    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced a policeman to eight years in prison for beating a veterinarian to death, in a case that sparked public anger over rampant police abuses. The funeral for Afifi Afifi, who was killed in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia in November, triggered protests against police violence. It was one of series of incidents that prompted President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to offer a rare apology for police abuses. Police officer Mohammed Ibrahim was found guilty of beating Afifi to death and fabricating an official document. He was also fined 5,000 Egyptian pounds ($650) for insulting Afifi's wife. Police brutality was one of the main grievances behind the 2011 uprising that toppled long

  • Scholars weigh in on Woodrow Wilson, Princeton and racism

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    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Princeton University committee that is studying the legacy of alumnus Woodrow Wilson as it relates to race asked nine scholars to submit essays on the topic. Here are excerpts from four, taken as written on the website. ___ ERIC YELLIN, professor of history and American studies, University of Richmond "From tariff reform to the income tax to the creation of the Federal Reserve to meaningful antitrust reform, Woodrow Wilson's achievements make him one of the United States's most successful progressive politicians. Add in his leadership in the allied victory in World War I, and Wilson rises in the estimation of many to a level of historic greatness.

  • The Latest: Areas of Cape Cod hit hardest by latest storm

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    BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the cleanup of the storm that brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and was forecast to dump more snow on the Mid-Atlantic states (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Areas of Cape Cod and the islands got the most snow from a winter storm that started battering the Northeast on Monday, although totals fell below what was originally forecast. According to unofficial observations reported by the National Weather Service on Tuesday, Falmouth, Massachusetts, won the jackpot with 11 inches of snow; nearby Yarmouth got 10 inches. Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard fell just short of 10 inches. Boston got 6.4 inches. Early forecasts called for 12 to 18 inches in some areas. As expected central and w

  • Princeton opens dialogue on alumnus Woodrow Wilson, racism

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    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Princeton University committee has started examining the legacy of alumnus and former President Woodrow Wilson. The review comes as part of an agreement with students who staged a sit-in to protest his views on race and segregation and to urge the Ivy League institution to rename buildings and programs carrying his name. The Wilson Legacy Review Committee has established a website where the public can comment and read essays about Wilson by nine scholars. It also is holding small group discussions with students, alumni and the public. The next session will take place Feb. 18-20, when the school marks Alumni Day. The panel will make recommendations and issue a report to the Board of Trustee

  • Lonely Planet names Philadelphia top US destination for 2016

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    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lonely Planet gave some love to The City of Brotherly Love on Tuesday, ranking Philadelphia the No. 1 place to visit in the United States in 2016. "Philly's on a roll right now," the travel guide company said in a statement. "The city is experiencing a transformation to its urban core, yet retaining its deep American history and uniquely gritty flavor. The company noted that Philadelphia hosted Pope Francis in September and will welcome the Democratic National Convention this summer. In November, it was named the country's first World Heritage City. "We always love to see Philadelphia get the recognition it deserves," said Meryl Levitz, president and chief executive of Visit Philadelphia, the main

  • NewsOK Energy Chat at 10 a.m.

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 22 hr ago

    The NewsOK Energy team hosted their monthly chat Tuesday to discuss oil and gas updates and Oklahoma energy companies. Below is an unedited transcript from the chat.

  • UN urges Turkey to open border; warns Aleppo could lack aid

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    KILIS, Turkey (AP) — Turkey must open its doors to the thousands of Syrians who have massed at the border after fleeing violence, the U.N. demanded Tuesday, warning that hundreds of thousands of others in Syria's largest city could be soon cut off from humanitarian aid amid blistering Syrian and Russian airstrikes. Turkey, already home to 2.5 million Syrian refugees, insists it has an open-door policy toward Syrians escaping conflict but has still kept a key border crossing closed for days. Government officials say Turkey will provide assistance to the displaced Syrians within their own borders "as much as possible" and would allow them in "when necessary." The U.N.

  • Turkey's Erdogan rewards cigarette quitters with reception

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    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — He snatched away their cigarette packets and made them promise to quit. On Tuesday, Turkey's forceful President Recep Tayip Erdogan hosted a reception for some 300 people who have quit smoking, including 18 people whom he has personally persuaded to give up. Strongly averse to smoking, Erdogan is known to persuade people to stop lighting up by taking away their cigarettes packets. The state-run Anadolu Agency said some of the packets, featuring their former owners' names, were displayed at the reception. Erdogan told his guests: "There can be no such freedom as the freedom to smoke." Turkey banned indoor public smoking in 2009 and Erdogan has been leading a government drive to reduce smokin

  • Crash with injury reported on Broadway Extension in Oklahoma City at Wilshire

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

    A crash with injury has been reported on the Broadway Extension in Oklahoma City. The crash is at W Wilshire Boulevard.

  • Arraignment set for ex-trooper accused of assaulting 3 women

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    SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma Highway Patrolman accused of assaulting three women during traffic stops is due in court for his arraignment. Eric Roberts is expected Tuesday morning in Creek County District Court, where he's facing numerous criminal counts related to three cases. The charges include second-degree rape, indecent exposure, sexual battery and embezzlement. Roberts has pleaded not guilty to all charges and is free on bond. The investigation started after a woman filed a federal lawsuit alleging Roberts raped her following a traffic stop. Two more women later made similar allegations. Roberts was suspended in July 2014 and resigned after his arrest.

  • US stocks open slightly lower; Japan's market slumps

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening modestly lower in the U.S., led by declines in energy companies and banks. Several companies were moving on earnings news early Tuesday. Twenty-First Century Fox slumped 5 percent after reporting revenue that fell short of analysts' estimates, and Goodyear Tire & Rubber jumped 4 percent after its earnings easily beat forecasts. The Dow Jones industrial average gave up 75 points, or 0.5 percent, to 15,941 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor's 500 index slipped 10 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,842. The Nasdaq composite edged down 21 points, or 0.5 percent, to 4,261. Overseas, Japan's market slumped 5 percent.

  • Pakistan army training aircraft crashes, 2 dead

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    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's army says a training aircraft has crashed near Gujranwala in the eastern Punjab province, killing the instructor and trainee who were on board. An army statement Tuesday said the Mushaq aircraft was on a routine training flight when it crashed in a field. The army did not say what caused the crash.

  • AP Photos: Hong Kong new year celebration marred by violence

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    The unrest started when authorities tried to prevent unlicensed food vendors from operating street stalls on Monday night in the crowded Kowloon neighborhood during Hong Kong's Lunar New Year celebrations. Overnight and into the early morning hours Tuesday, activists backing the hawkers engaged in running battles with police. Protesters kicked officers and pelted them with bottles. They dug out bricks from the sidewalks to hurl at police. Some threw garbage cans, plastic safety barriers and wood. They set fires on the street. Police grouped behind riot shields to advance toward the brick-throwing protesters. They helped injured colleagues. They dragged away suspects, making two dozen arrests.

  • US senator calls for investigation of cruise ship in storm

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    MIAMI (AP) — Federal transportation officials might soon be looking into a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean over the weekend. Sen. Bill Nelson has called for the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate the voyage that forced frightened passengers into their cabins overnight Sunday as their belongings flew about, waves rose as high as 30 feet, and winds howled outside. "The thing about this storm was that it was forecast for days. So why in the world would a cruise ship with thousands of passengers go sailing right into it?" Nelson said Monday on the Senate floor, according to a news release from his office.

  • Police: Woman wanted duo to rob restaurant where she worked

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    WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Police say a woman tried to get a couple to rob the Pennsylvania fast-food restaurant where she worked. Police say 23-year-old Alayna Weishner-Rush asked the duo to rob the Burger King in Washington, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 14. The suspect wanted them to rob the restaurant while she was working the drive-thru window, so she could split the money with them later. But police say the couple instead contacted police about the plan and no robbery occurred. The Washington Observer-Reporter first reported the charges Monday. They were filed last week and Weishner-Rush faces a preliminary hearing on two counts of criminal solicitation on Feb. 16.

  • Texas couple charged with imprisoning, not paying nanny

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    HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area couple is accused of forcing a Nigerian woman to care for their five children and home without pay for two years and seizing her passport. Chudy and Sandra Nsobundu (SUB'-uhn-doh) of Katy were arrested Monday on charges of forced labor, withholding documents, conspiracy to harbor an illegal immigrant and visa fraud. According to a criminal complaint, the 38-year-old nanny says she was promised $100 per month but has never been paid in her two years in the U.S. She told investigators that the couple physically and verbally abused her. She was rescued last October following a tip to an anti-human trafficking group. The Nsobundus face an initial appearance Tuesday in federal court in H

  • Trump, Sanders look to emerge from New Hampshire with wins

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    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders hope to emerge from New Hampshire's primary Tuesday with their first wins of the 2016 presidential election, victories that would boost their standing in a highly competitive race. Trump leads a Republican field that has been in flux in the final days of campaigning across snowy New Hampshire. A rocky debate performance by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has jeopardized his chance to pull away from a trio of governors and firmly establish himself as the chief rival to Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. In the two-person race for the Democratic nomination, Sanders has held an advantage over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire for weeks.

  • The Latest: Islamic State group claims Damascus bombing

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    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria and the tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing near a police officers' club in the Syrian capital, Damascus that killed at least 10 people. In a statement circulated on Twitter by several accounts affiliated with the group, IS says Tuesday's attack was carried out by a fighter known as Abu Abdul-Rahman al-Shami. It vows more attacks. Syrian state TV says the bombing killed at least 10 people, and showed footage of damaged vehicles and a burnt-out car.

  • Police: Ohio newborn appears to have died from dog bite

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    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 3-day-old boy has died from an apparent dog bite in northeast Ohio. Youngstown police say the infant's mother called 911 early Sunday after waking up and finding her son crying and covered in blood. Lt. Doug Bobovnyik (buh-BOWV-nik) says Aiden Grim-Morelli was apparently bitten on the top of his skull while inside a makeshift crib on the living room floor. His mother, 21-year-old Kristy Grim, slept on a couch beside him. There were four other dogs in the home. The infant died before paramedics arrived. Bobovnyik says Aiden's only apparent injuries were several small puncture wounds. Bobovnyik says the mixed breed dog is in the custody of the Mahoning County dog warden.




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