• The Latest on weather: More rain in store for Memorial Day

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    A line of storms stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes dumped record rainfall on parts of Texas, Oklahoma and other Plains and Midwest states. The weekend storms spawned a tornado that damaged a Houston apartment complex and caused major flooding that forced at least 2,000 Texans from their homes. Authorities are blaming three deaths on the storms. Two were in Oklahoma and the last was in Texas, where a man's body was found along the swollen Blanco River. Among the worst-affected communities are Wimberley and nearby San Marcos in the Central Texas corridor between San Antonio and Austin. Many homes in those communities were damaged or destroyed. More rain is in the forecast for Monday for a large s

  • A look at former Israeli Premier Ehud Olmert's career

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    JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison in a case involving allegations he accepted cash-stuffed envelopes from an American supporter. Here's a look at Olmert's four-decade political career: 1973 — Olmert follows in his father's footsteps and is elected to parliament as member of the nationalist Likud party. 1988 — Olmert joins the Cabinet of hawkish Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir. 1993 — Olmert is elected mayor of Jerusalem, beating legendary longtime mayor Teddy Kollek. 1996 — Olmert supervises completion of an archaeological tunnel near a sensitive Jerusalem holy site, triggering deadly Palestinian riots.

  • Ex-Israeli Premier Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison

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    JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter, capping the dramatic downfall of a man who only years earlier led the country and hoped to bring about a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians. Olmert was convicted in March in a retrial in Jerusalem District Court. The sentencing comes in addition to a six-year prison sentence he received last year in a separate bribery conviction, ensuring the end of the former premier's political career. Olmert's lawyer, Eyal Rozovsky, said Olmert's legal team was "very disappointed" by the ruling and would appeal to Israel's Supreme Court. Olmert was forced to resi

  • A look at former Israeli Premier Ehud Olmert's career

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison in a case involving allegations he accepted cash-stuffed envelopes from an American supporter. Here's a look at Olmert's four-decade political career: 1973 — Olmert follows in his father's footsteps and is elected to parliament as member of the nationalist Likud party. 1988 — Olmert joins the Cabinet of hawkish Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir. 1993 — Olmert is elected mayor of Jerusalem, beating legendary longtime mayor Teddy Kollek. 1996 — Olmert supervises completion of an archaeological tunnel near a sensitive Jerusalem holy site, triggering deadly Palestinian riots.

  • AP NewsAlert

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    JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison in corruption trial.

  • LeBron's triple-double helps Cavs top Hawks in thriller

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    CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James dropped to his knees and slapped the floor with his hand. He was exhausted and exhilarated — and one win from the NBA Finals. "I gave everything I have," James said. James shook off an atrocious shooting start, withstood Atlanta's gritty comeback and battled cramps and injuries to record a triple-double, and the Cleveland Cavaliers took a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals with a 114-111 overtime victory on Sunday night. James missed his first 10 shots, but finished with 37 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists.

  • Actress, comedian Anne Meara, nominated for 4 Emmys, dies

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died. Jerry Stiller and son Ben Stiller say Meara died Saturday. No other details were provided. The Stiller family released a statement to The Associated Press on Sunday describing Jerry Stiller as Meara's "husband and partner in life." "The two were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long," the statement said. Born in Brooklyn on Sept. 20, 1929, she was a red-haired, Irish-Catholic girl who struck a vivid contrast to Stiller, a Jewish guy from Manhattan's Lower East Side who was two years older and fou

  • Actress Anne Meara, wife of Jerry Stiller, dies

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress and comedian Anne Meara, whose comic work with husband Jerry Stiller helped launch a 60-year career in film and TV, has died. She was 85. Jerry Stiller and son Ben Stiller say Meara died Saturday. No other details were provided. The Stiller family released a statement to The Associated Press on Sunday describing Jerry Stiller as Meara's "husband and partner in life." "The two were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long," the statement said. The couple performed as Stiller & Meara on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and other programs in the 1960s and won awards for the radio and TV commercials they made together.

  • Your Views

    | Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    Try these instead What ever happened to the good old days when the worst things we had to fear on Memorial Day were traffic jams and indigestion? This year, it's all about food poisoning by the nasty E. coli, Sal-monella and Listeria bugs lurking in hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken nuggets at millions of backyard barbecues. The U.S. Meat and Poultry Hotline's advice is to grill meat and chicken products longer and hotter. They fail to caution that high-temperature grilling forms lots of cancer-causing compounds. Do we really need to choose between food poisoning and cancer? Luckily, enterprising food manufacturers and processors have met this challenge by developing a variety of healthful, delicious, convenient plant-based

  • Paul Greenberg: Remembering, we forget

    By Paul Greenberg | Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    Editor's Note: This column was first published on Memorial Day 2011. T he daring raid that brought one Osama bin Laden to justice was not the first such counter-strike against a ruthless enemy. They buried William M. Bower, 93, Colonel, United States Army Air Corps, at Arlington just before Memorial Day this year. He was the last surviving pilot of another American raid that caught the aggressor's attention, and the world's. The date was April 18, 1942, when the forces of freedom were in retreat all around the globe. After the surprise attack that wiped out the American fleet at Pearl Harbor, the road to

  • The Archivist: Officers headquarters goes from clubhouse to 45th Infantry Division Museum in Oklahoma City

    By Mary Phillips
    For The Oklahoman |
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    The Archivist: Though often referred to as the Lincoln Park armory, the 45th Infantry Museum in Oklahoma City started out as an officers headquarters.

  • Needs and Deeds: Oklahoma City-based It's My Community Initiative

    By Tess Thomson
    For The Oklahoman |
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    It’s My Community Initiative is a nonprofit organization in Oklahoma City with a mission of developing and expanding efforts to strengthen communities by building strong, healthy families.

  • Researcher studying how aging combined with obesity contributes to arthritis

    By Ryan Stewart, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist Tim Griffin, Ph.D., has received a five-year, $1.76 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how aging combined with obesity contributes to osteoarthritis.

  • After more than 70 years, fallen soldier is remembered

    By CHRIS CAROLA
    Associated Press |
    Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    NEW YORK Albany — Carroll Heath didn't have it easy growing up in the Great Depression. His father wasn't around, his mother was a patient in a mental hospital and he kept largely to himself. Soon after graduating high school, he enlisted in the Army and wound up in the Philippines, where he's believed to have died sometime in 1942. It was a short life that went largely unnoticed, even in Pvt. Heath's western New York hometown of Gowanda. For 70 years, he was the forgotten soldier, his name not listed among the town's war dead. And that's likely how things would have remained had it not been for one of

  • Oklahoma Film Institute offers crash course in high-tech moviemaking

    By Brandy McDonnell
    Features Writer |
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Oklahoma City Community College’s Film and Video Program allows students in its three-day summer clinics the chance to work with cutting-edge equipment like a drone, Fig-Rigs and high-resolution digital cameras.

  • Annual Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' honors military veterans

    By The Associated Press | Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    WASHINGTON — The roar of motorcycle engines filled the air Sunday in the nation's capital as thousands of bikers saluted military veterans with the Rolling Thunder “Ride for Freedom.” The bikers and spectators thronged to the Washington, D.C., area as they do each Memorial Day weekend for the annual ride. The event got its start in 1988 and it honors military veterans and members of the military missing in action. Rallying for vets Bikers rallied at the Pentagon all morning Sunday, then crossed the Memorial Bridge at midday before cruising around the National Mall. Some of the bikers rode with

  • Nation briefs

    | Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    PROTEST WASHINGTON | Seattle — One of two protesters who affixed themselves to an Arctic oil-drilling support ship parked north of Seattle left the vessel Sunday, but the other remained suspended from its anchor chain in an effort to draw attention to climate change and the risks an oil spill could pose in the remote waters off northwestern Alaska. Protester Matt Fuller requested help getting down from the Arctic Challenger in Bellingham Bay about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, and the Coast Guard said it obliged.

  • Oklahoma officials investigate death of prisoner beaten with food tray

    By Jennifer Palmer, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    The bludgeoning of an inmate at the Davis Correctional Center in Holdenville is one of two recent inmate homicides the Oklahoma Corrections Department is investigating.

  • #MyOklahoma

    | Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    We asked our community of readers to show us why they live in and love Oklahoma. We received more than 48,000 responses via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or NewsOK.com and plan to run an image every day. Some images may have been digitally altered by the photographer. Follow us on Instagram @News_OK to see more photos.

  • Identifying whether a patient is conscious and will recover is often difficult, expert says

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    Dr. Joseph Fins, a medical ethics professor at Weill Cornell Medical College, recently spoke at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City about patients who suffer brain injuries. Fins said patients with brain injuries are sometimes assessed as unconscious when they actually are in a minimally conscious state.




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