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Kindergarten students at Centennial Elementary School in Edmond celebrated their graduation with a ceremony on Thursday. Edmond high school students graduate on Saturday.
Wave of attacks kills at least 57 in Iraq May 20, 2013 BAGHDAD (AP) — A string of car bombs and shootings killed at least 57 people in Shiite and Sunni areas of Iraq on Monday, officials said, escalating fears of a return to widespread sectarian bloodletting in the country. The attacks, some of which hit market places and crowded bus stops during the morning rush... Read More
Large earthquake strikes off coast of Chile May 20, 2013 SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.5 earthquake has struck off the coast of Chile. The quake was recorded at 5:49 a.m. local time (EDT; 0949 GMT) Monday, at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), some 600 kilometers (370 miles) from the city of Puerto Quellon. No tsunami... Read More
Yahoo takes big leap with $1.1B deal for Tumblr May 20, 2013 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is buying online blogging forum Tumblr for $1.1 billion as CEO Marissa Mayer tries to rejuvenate an Internet icon that had fallen behind the times. The deal announced Monday represents Mayer's boldest move yet since she left Google 10 months ago to lead Yahoo's latest comeback attempt.... Read More
Bethany woman saved from attacker by family dog May 20, 2013 BETHANY — Authorities in Bethany say a woman and her infant who were attacked by a man posing as a delivery driver were saved by the family dog. Read More
Chinese, Indian leaders call for cooperation May 20, 2013 NEW DELHI (AP) — The leaders of India and China played down their recent border dispute and other tensions Monday, pledging to work together for regional stability and the economic growth of the world's two most populous nations. Friction has been building between the Asian giants in recent years as they vie for... Read More
Rights group criticizes Sri Lanka's rights record May 20, 2013 COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An international human rights group said Monday that respect for basic rights and liberties has declined in Sri Lanka in the four years since the government defeated separatist Tamil rebels to end a civil war. Human Rights Watch said the Sri Lankan government has yet to follow through... Read More
Ferris wheel ride world record broken in Chicago May 20, 2013 CHICAGO (AP) — A manager of Chicago's Navy Pier rode the tourist spot's Ferris wheel for more than 2 days, bringing the world record for the longest ride to the birthplace of the amusement park favorite. Clinton Shepherd spent 48 hours, 8 minutes and 25 seconds riding Navy Pier's Ferris wheel over the weekend.... Read More
Split-second choice ended with NY student dead May 20, 2013 NEW YORK (AP) — The Long Island college student was being held in a headlock by a masked intruder with a loaded gun to her head, police said. Then the gunman took aim at an officer. A moment later both Hofstra University junior Andrea Rebello and the intruder were dead— killed after a split-second decision... Read More
Pakistan's former military ruler granted bail May 20, 2013 ISLAMABAD (AP) — A judge granted bail to Pakistan's former military ruler on Monday in a case related to the murder of ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, his lawyer said. Despite the bail, retired Gen. Pervez Musharraf will remain under house arrest on the outskirts of the capital, Islamabad, in connection with... Read More
Report: Yahoo's purchase of Tumblr approved May 20, 2013 Yahoo's board of directors has approved a deal to buy the popular blogging platform Tumblr, the Wall Street Journal and Huffington Post reports. Yahoo is holding a press conference in New York, Tumblr's hometown, on Monday where the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Internet company is widely expected to announce the... Read More
Israel bank heist kills 4; robber takes own life May 20, 2013 JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say a bungled bank robbery in a southern city left four people dead before the gunman took his own life. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says four people were killed when at least one gunman entered the bank in the city of Beersheba on Monday. A gunfight apparently broke out and... Read More
Russia targets pollster for 'political activity' May 20, 2013 MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's only independent polling agency says it may have to close after prosecutors targeted it for 'political activity.' Levada Center on Monday published a letter from prosecutors who said its polls and publications are "aimed at shaping public opinion on government policy" and demanded it cease... Read More
Conn. derailment to cause 'greatly slowed' commute May 20, 2013 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Railroad officials in Connecticut say the morning commute is going as well as can be expected following Friday's train collision that that injured 72 people and has shut down service. Metro-North is using a fleet of 120 buses at the Bridgeport train station to help rail commuters make... Read More
Power outages continue Monday following Sunday tornado outbreak in Oklahoma May 20, 2013 Power outages continue following Sunday tornadoes. Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. reports outages continue Monday. Read More
Seen and heard at the Cannes Film Festival May 20, 2013 CANNES, France (AP) — Associated Press journalists open their notebooks at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival: AHNA O'REILLY FETED AS SHE CELEBRATES TWO CANNES FILMS Along the water on the yachts where many of the Cannes Film Festival's uber-exclusive parties are thrown, guests are required to take off their shoes... Read More
Riots in Stockholm suburb over police shooting May 20, 2013 STOCKHOLM (AP) — Gangs of youth angered by the police shooting death of an elderly man hurled rocks at police and set cars and buildings on fire in a Stockholm suburb early Monday, forcing the evacuation of an apartment block. Around 50 youths were involved in the riots in the suburb of Husby, west of Stockholm,... Read More
Red Cross response to Oklahoma tornado outbreak May 20, 2013 The American Red Cross has set up shelters in Oklahoma for those affected by tornadoes. Information is provided below. Read More
Suspected US drone kills 2 in Yemen May 20, 2013 SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security and military officials say a suspected U.S. drone has killed two militants in a town in the center of the country. The officials said the Monday attack targeted the two men as they were riding a motorbike outside Radda in Bayda province. The officials said the two men were... Read More
Basri named Indonesia's new finance minister May 20, 2013 JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia named investment board head Chatib Basri as the country's new finance minister. Basri will contend with slowing economic growth and an unpopular plan to reduce fuel subsidies. He replaces Agus Martowardojo who earlier this year was tapped to head Indonesia's central bank.... Read More
Tons of New Zealand meat stranded on Chinese docks May 20, 2013 WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Hundreds of tons of frozen mutton, lamb and beef from New Zealand have been stranded on Chinese docks after China halted their import due to a certification dispute. China is New Zealand's largest export market and its largest consumer of sheep meat. China has blocked all New... Read More
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