• Tracy Morgan released from rehab month after crash

    Updated: 34 min ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation facility as he heals from serious injuries he suffered in a car crash that left a fellow comedian dead, his spokesman said Saturday. Morgan will continue his recovery at home with an "aggressive outpatient program," spokesman Lewis Kay said. The former "30 Rock" star suffered a broken leg and broken ribs when the limousine van he was riding in was hit from behind June 7 by a Wal-Mart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike. The wreck killed 62-year-old comedian James McNair, who went by the name Jimmy Mack. Comedian Ardley Fuqua and another passenger, Jeffrey Millea, were injured.

  • Security Council urges Gaza truce; no sign of lull

    Updated: 48 min ago

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Ignoring international appeals for a cease-fire, Israel on Saturday widened its range of Gaza bombing targets to civilian institutions with suspected Hamas ties and announced it would hit northern Gaza "with great force" to prevent rocket attacks from there on Israel. More than 150 Palestinians have been killed in five days of bombardment. One of the Israeli strikes hit a center for the disabled where Palestinians said two patients were killed and four people seriously hurt. In a second attack, on Saturday evening, an Israeli warplane flattened the home of Gaza's police chief and damaged a nearby mosque as evening prayers ended, killing at least 18 people, officials said. In New York, the U.N.

  • Suspicious package closes streets in downtown Oklahoma City on Saturday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Streets near the intersection of W Reno Avenue and S Hudson Avenue in downtown Oklahoma City are closed Saturday afternoon due to a suspicious package.

  • OSBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Ada

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    An off-duty police officer shot at a shoplifter Friday evening at a Walmart store in Ada, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported.

  • UN calls for Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called Saturday for a cease-fire in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict centered on the Gaza Strip. A council statement approved by all 15 members calls for de-escalation of the violence, restoration of calm, and a resumption of direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians aimed at achieving a comprehensive peace agreement based on a two-state solution. The statement calls for "the reinstitution of the November 2012 cease-fire," which was brokered by Egypt, but gives no time frame for when it should take effect. Palestinian U.N. envoy, Riyad Mansour stressed, however, that the Palestinians' understanding is that the cease-fire should go into effect immediately.

  • OKC Thunder: Anthony Morrow agrees to sign with Thunder

    darnell mayberry | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    The Thunder may have found its shooting help. Free agent guard Anthony Morrow has agreed to sign with Oklahoma City. The Thunder has been rumored to be chasing the 6-foot-5, six-year veteran, and news came through Saturday that the 42 percent career 3-point shooter is coming to OKC. Morrow scored 8.4 points per game and shot 45 percent from 3-point range in 76 games for the New Orleans Pelicans in 2013-14.

  • 4 civilians killed in artillery fire in Ukraine

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    MARYINKA, Ukraine (AP) — Artillery fire killed at least four people in an overnight attack on a residential area in eastern Ukraine, spurring more people to flee the besieged city of Donetsk and its suburbs on Saturday to take their chances elsewhere. Pro-Russian insurgents last week retreated from the strategic city of Slovyansk and holed up in Donetsk, a city of one million, and potentially the final frontier for the rebels. The overnight artillery strike in Maryinka, a western suburb of Donetsk, hit four apartment blocks near a rebel base. It was unclear, however, which side fired at the buildings. "Even the fascists didn't do what they did. So many peaceful citizens," said a resident who gave her name as Valentina Mikha

  • Iraqi Kurds take over 2 northern oil fields

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish security forces took over two major oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk before dawn Friday and said they would use some of the production for domestic purposes, further widening a split with the central government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. The takeover of the Bai Hassan and Kirkuk oil fields were the latest land grabs by Kurds, who have responded to the Sunni militant insurgency that has overrun large parts of Iraq by seizing territory of their own, effectively expanding the Kurdish autonomous zone in the north. Those moves have infuriated al-Maliki's government while stoking independence sentiment among the Kurds.

  • Body found in northeast Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Oklahoma City police are investigating after a body was found near a landfill in northeast Oklahoma City.

  • Longtime Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board member dies

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Currie Ballard, who was about to finish his second full term on the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board, died this week in his home.

  • 'Better Call Saul' supporting cast announced

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Michael McKean is joining series star Bob Odenkirk in AMC's "Better Call Saul," the much-awaited prequel to "Breaking Bad," with Jonathan Banks, another star from that wildly popular drama, also set for the new venture. Best-known from the film "This Is Spinal Tap," McKean will play the brother of Saul Goodman, the character originated in "Breaking Bad" by Odenkirk. Banks will continue in his role as "fixer" Mike Erhmantraut. Other cast members announced Friday at the summer TV critics' tour include Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian and Michael Mando. "Better Call Saul" takes place in 2002, about five years before the starting point of "Breaking Bad.

  • Oklahoma House speaker approves interim studies for everything from firing squads to cedar trees

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Death penalty, cedar trees are among the topics to be studied by Oklahoma lawmakers.

  • OGE Energy Corp. headquarters development team looks at large housing, hotel in Oklahoma City

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: 19 hr ago

    The Chicago firm hired to help develop a new headquarters for OGE Energy Corp. is seeking to possibly acquire the south half of the downtown Oklahoma City block for a larger mixed-use project.

  • Over 100 killed in Gaza as rockets fall on Israel

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — With the official Palestinian count of the dead passing 100, and rockets fired by militants striking Israel from the Gaza Strip and from Lebanon, Israel's prime minister on Friday brushed off a question about cease-fire efforts. There is no end in sight to Israel's effort to halt militant rocket fire, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. "I will end it when our goals are realized," he said. "And the overriding goal is to restore the peace and quiet." Israel says it launched the offensive Tuesday in response to weeks of rocket fire from Gaza. At least 21 Palestinians were killed Friday, pushing the overall death toll to 106, including dozens of civilians, according to the Health Ministry in Gaza.

  • Police couldn't watch Navy Yard surveillance video

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal District of Columbia police report on the response to the Washington Navy Yard shooting says officers were hindered because they couldn't access live surveillance-camera footage of the shooter. Military contractor Aaron Alexis killed 12 civilian workers at the Navy Yard's Building 197 in September 2013 before he was fatally shot by police. The Metropolitan Police Department released its 83-page After Action Report on the shooting Friday. The report says the contract security guard who was monitoring the surveillance videos locked the door to the control room and didn't contact law enforcement. That prevented police from tracking Alexis' movements in real time or ruling out reports of a second s

  • Summer program targets bad behavior among emotionally disturbed Oklahoma City schoolchildren

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    For once, the children — classified as emotionally disturbed by Oklahoma City Public Schools — got to play the hero instead of the villain.

  • Utah gay couples who married could get benefits

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — More than 1,000 gay and lesbian couples who married in Utah after the state same-sex marriage ban was overturned could get benefits in 10 days after a favorable ruling from a federal appeals court. Five months after the ban was struck down, a different federal judge in May ruled the state must lift its ban on benefits — such as child custody — for same-sex couples. The state asked the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to delay the benefits while the larger issue of the marriage ban makes its way through the courts. On Friday, the 10th Circuit denied Utah's request for an indefinite delay. Instead, justices gave them until July 21 to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in.

  • Chinese man accused of hacking into US computers

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities have charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computer systems of U.S. companies with large defense contracts, including Boeing, to steal data on military projects, including some of the latest fighter jets, officials said Friday. Suspect Su Bin worked in cahoots with two unnamed Chinese hackers to get the data between 2009 and 2013, and Su attempted to sell some of the information to state-owned Chinese companies, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles that was unsealed Thursday. The men targeted fighter jets such as the F-22 and the F-35 as well as Boeing's C-17 military cargo aircraft program, according to court papers. An attorney

  • Dozens of gay-marriage licenses issued in Colorado

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Dozens more gay couples received marriage licenses in Colorado on Friday as a third county began granting them in the midst of a legal fight to resolve the issue for good. Pueblo County, the latest in the state to give marriage licenses to gay couples, had served 25 couples by the end of the day, including two people from Mississippi who heard the news while traveling through Colorado and decided to get a license, Clerk Gilbert Ortiz said. Pueblo joined Boulder County and Denver in allowing gay couples to marry, one day after a state judge ruled Thursday that the Boulder clerk can continue issuing licenses. Some couples exchanged vows outside the clerk's office, while others took them home to hold a cere

  • Sports Illustrated's 'Dirty Game' articles spark false-light lawsuit

    By Randy Ellis, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Sports Illustrated magazine has been sued — accused of maliciously publishing false information regarding the relationship between Oklahoma State University football athletes and a representative of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.