• Edmond Exchange: New grocery is coming

    Friday, April 24, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    A specialty retailer of organic and natural groceries is coming to the Edmond Market Place shopping center on the southwest corner of 33rd Street and Boulevard, City Planner Bob Schiermeyer said.

  • Undersheriff Tim Albin resigns following release of report on Reserve Deputy Robert Bates

    By JARREL WADE - Tulsa World | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz announced Monday the resignation of Undersheriff Tim Albin in the wake of documents released that allege Albin intimidated employees to elevate a reserve deputy in the program. "Given the gravity of the current situation ... he agreed that maybe it's time for a change," Glanz said. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • A new Vision for Paul Bettany in 'Avengers'

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    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Paul Bettany couldn't hear anything. When the 43-year-old actor initially donned a noggin-encasing headpiece to portray the mysterious Vision in "Avengers: Age of Ultron," in theaters Friday, Bettany could barely make out what anyone was saying around him. That isolation ended up fueling his imposing performance in the follow-up to the 2012 smash that brought together Marvel's mightiest heroes. "I would go to a place of real Zen, where I meditated on the line of thousands and thousands of actors that would love to be in my position in an uncomfortable suit," said Bettany in a recent interview at Disney Studios. "However, I would be lying to say it didn't take a great deal of (expletive) effort not to

  • Teen who fought cancer treatment heading home from hospital

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    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 17-year-old Connecticut girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished that treatment and was expected to be released Monday from the hospital. The teen, identified only as Cassandra C, told The Associated Press in a text message that she likely would be discharged from the Connecticut Children's Medical Center on Monday afternoon. "I'm at a loss for words with how happy I am that I'm finally coming home," she said. "This day seemed like it would never come. I can finally start putting my life back together, and I look forward to spending time with my mom, friends and heading back to school/work." Doctors say her Hodgkin lymphoma, diagnosed in September, is in re

  • Russian official: wages to space center workers to be repaid

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    MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian official has visited a space center under construction and has promised to pay back wages to workers by the weekend. Russian investigators have opened a corruption probe into the Vostochny Cosmodrome project where workers have gone unpaid for months and have appealed to President Vladimir Putin for help. Vostochny, under construction in a remote area in the Far East, is a priority project that will give Russia its own facility for manned space launches and ease its reliance on a launch pad in Kazakhstan. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Sunday that 58 million rubles (about $1 million) in wages is to be paid by April 30.

  • Death toll from Pakistan storm rises to 45

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    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Officials say the death toll from severe weather in northwestern Pakistan has risen to 45. Mushtaq Ghani, the information minister for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, provided the latest toll Monday, saying several hundred people had been hospitalized. The storm late Sunday brought heavy rains and winds of up to 120 kph (75 mph), causing hundreds of homes to collapse, uprooting trees and downing electric poles. Meteorological official Mohammad Hanif says the unusual storm caused tornadoes. Ghani says thousands of people have been left homeless and crops have been washed away. Pakistani army and civilian agencies have launched rescue and relief operations in the region.

  • Timeline of events in Colorado theater shooting case

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    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Key dates in the life of James Holmes, on trial in the 2012 Colorado theater shooting: Dec. 13, 1987 — Holmes is born in San Diego County, California, to Robert and Arlene Holmes. 2006 — Graduates from Westview High School in San Diego. 2010 — Graduates from the University of California, Riverside, with a B.S. in neuroscience. 2011 — Holmes enrolls in the Ph.D. neuroscience program at the University of Colorado's Anschutz Medical Campus in the Denver suburb of Aurora. May 10, 2012 — Orders tear gas canisters online, according to prosecutors. Over the next few weeks, he also buys two handguns, a shotgun, an assault rifle, 6,295 rounds of ammunition and body armor, either i

  • Truck drivers at nation's busiest port complex strike in dispute over wages, employee status

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Truck drivers at nation's busiest port complex strike in dispute over wages, employee status.

  • Thousands expected at Monday's funeral for Freddie Gray

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    BALTIMORE (AP) — Thousands were expected Monday at a funeral for a man who died after suffering serious spinal injuries while in the custody of Baltimore police. Services were planned for 11 a.m. EDT for Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died April 19 after an encounter days earlier with police left him with grave spinal injuries. Pastor Jamal Bryant, who was to deliver Gray's eulogy, said he expected Baltimore's New Shiloh Baptist Church to be filled for the service. A small group of mourners was lined up about two hours ahead of the funeral. As they began filing into the church, the white casket with Gray's body was opened, flanked by floral arrangements. A rope was placed in front of the casket to prevent peopl

  • Tulsa Tech student breaks tradition

    By Joe Payne, Tulsa Tech | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Each year the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education recognizes students who have chosen to study specific programs which are based on the student’s interests and abilities, rather than traditional gender roles, with the aptly named, “Breaking Traditions Award”.

  • Police: Oklahoma woman had child in car during chase

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    BETHANY — Oklahoma police have arrested a robbery suspect who they say led officers on a car chase while a young child was in her vehicle. Bethany Police arrested the woman Sunday after a chase through Bethany and Oklahoma City. They say the woman tried to rob a pedestrian of his wallet at gunpoint while in her car and the chase began after officers later spotted the vehicle. A local television station reports police found the child in the car after the chase ended. No injuries were reported. The woman’s identity hasn’t been released and her relationship with the child is unclear. Police didn’t say how old the child was. Police say the woman faces charges including armed robbery and child endangerment.

  • Chipotle finishes removing GMO ingredients from its food

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle says it has completed phasing out genetically modified ingredients from its food, making it the first national fast-food chain to do so. The Denver-based chain had already been using mostly non-GMO ingredients, but was working on making final changes to its tortillas. The Food and Drug Administration maintains that GMOs are safe, and most of the country's corn and soybean crops are genetically modified to have certain traits like resistance to herbicides and plant diseases. In recent years, however, activists have been calling for regulations that require labeling for foods that contain genetically modified ingredients.

  • Stocks rise as investors prepare for busy week of earnings

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    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is opening moderately higher as investors prepare for a busy week of company earnings news. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 73 points, or 0.5 percent, to 18,154. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose five points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,122. The Nasdaq composite climbed 11 points, or 0.2 percent, to 5,104. More than 150 companies in the S&P 500 will report their results this week, including Apple, Ford and Exxon Mobil. Investors will also pay close attention to a two-day meeting at the Federal Reserve, which starts Tuesday. The market's early move higher follows a notable week for stocks, in which the Nasdaq closed at an all-time high. U.S. government bond prices fell, pus

  • Texas English teacher named National Teacher of the Year

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    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A high school English teacher in Texas who works with students facing poverty and traumas related to their immigration to the United States on Monday was named the 2015 National Teacher of the Year. Shanna Peeples from Amarillo was selected for the honor by the Council of Chief State School Officers. She is the first Texas teacher to win the award since 1957. Peeples works at Palo Duro High, where about 85 percent of students live below the poverty line and where more refugee children are enrolled than in any other high school in the 31,000-student district. She will be recognized by President Barack Obama in a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday.

  • Afghan president delays trip to India by few hours

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    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan president delayed his official trip to India by a few hours Monday to hold an emergency meeting with the NATO commander in Afghanistan and top Afghan security officials. Ashraf Ghani was scheduled to leave for India early in the afternoon, said a palace official, but instead went into an emergency session with U.S. Gen. John Campbell. No further details were immediately available and the official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the meeting. The Taliban have stepped up their attacks against Afghan security forces across the country and last week launched their annual spring offensive, which coincides with the melting of snow in the mountains and the start of warmer weather.

  • 'Provocative' theory links inner ear damage to SIDS deaths

    Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    One scientist has a bold, new theory for why an estimated 3,500 babies a year succumb to SIDS, says Today. Dr. Daniel Rubens, an anesthesiologist at Seattle Children's Hospital, had a hunch: If the part of the ear that controls balance is damaged, babies may be unable to reposition themselves when their breathing is compromised.

  • Japan's prime minister set for address at Harvard University

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    BOSTON (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh ah-bay) is visiting Harvard University to deliver an address at the Kennedy School of Government. Some 100 protesters calling for Abe to apologize for what they call World War II-era crimes, including sexual slavery in Korea, stood silently holding signs and banners outside on Monday. Abe is also scheduled to stop by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab, before heading to Washington D.C. for talks with President Barack Obama. Abe started Monday with a visit to the Boston Marathon finish line where he and his wife left a wreath to pay respect to the victims of the 2013 bombings that killed three people and injured hundreds more. Abe will

  • 20 charged with targeting Pennsylvania Lowe's stores

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    CRANBERRY, Pa. (AP) — Police say they've charged 20 people from western Pennsylvania in a shoplifting ring that targeted Lowe's home improvement stores in five counties. Police in Cranberry Township, Butler County, tell the Butler Eagle (http://bit.ly/1b6q5Xo ) that the suspects face racketeering charges because they were allegedly acting as a corrupt organization. Police say the Beaver County residents would steal items like power tools at one Lowe's store, and then return the items at other Lowe's stores for credit cards that can be redeemed at the stores. In all, police say about $28,000 worth of merchandise was stolen and returned between Feb. 9 and April 15. The stores targeted were in Allegheny, Beaver, Bu

  • Image of Asia: Rescuing climbers at higher camps on Everest

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    In this photo provided to The Associated Press by Azim Afif, a helicopter prepares to leave base camp at Mount Everest to rescue people from the smaller camps 1 and 2 higher up the world's highest mountain. Afif and four other climbers from the University of Technology, Malaysia survived the avalanche that struck base camp after Saturday's powerful earthquake. At least 30 tents were flattened in the sprawling village of climbers, guides and porters that forms each spring during Nepal's most popular climbing season. The Nepal Mountaineering Association says at least 18 people died at base camp and 61 were injured. Numerous climbers were said to be stranded at higher elevations, though they were not believed to be in further danger.

  • Bulgari, Dubai developer Meraas to build luxury properties

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    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Well-heeled Middle Eastern fans of Italian jewelry and watch maker Bulgari will soon be able to surround themselves in the luxury brand at all hours of the day. The Rome-based jeweler and Dubai property developer Meraas on Monday announced plans for 188 Bulgari-branded homes in the glitz-loving Gulf city. The properties include 165 apartments, eight penthouses and 15 mansions spread across the Jumeira Bay Island development. The man-made island will also be home to a previously announced Bulgari-branded resort, a marina and a yacht club. Started by a Greek immigrant to Italy in 1884, Bulgari today operates hotels in Milan, Bali and London. Its Dubai property and two others in China a

  • The Future of Cancer: Closer to a Cure

    Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    Decades into the declared modern war on cancer, scientists and clinicians are excited by what we are learning. Yet patients and families are too often frustrated by the lack of progress in prevention and treatment. To understand this seeming paradox, we have to consider what has been learned about the biology of cancer and how we are putting this knowledge to use.