• Cream vocalist and bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71

    Updated: 32 min ago

    LONDON (AP) — British musician Jack Bruce, best known as the lead vocalist and bass player of the power blues trio Cream, died Saturday at his home, his family and publicist said. He was 71. Bruce was one of the top musicians of the late 1960s, when Cream played its unique psychedelic blues tunes to packed houses in England and the United States. He was an important member of the British blues movement, which saw bands like the Animals and Rolling Stones first imitate and then expand on the American blues tradition as exemplified by Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and other stalwarts.

  • Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting

    Updated: 51 min ago

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A union official says a newly hired high school teacher confronted a gunman during a deadly shooting at a Washington state school. Marysville Education Association president Randy Davis said Saturday that first-year social studies teacher Megan Silberberger intervened in the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. Student Erick Cervantes told KIRO-TV the teacher intercepted the gunman as he was trying to reload. The attacker killed one girl on Friday and seriously wounded four others before dying of a self-inflicted wound. Davis, who spoke briefly with the teacher, says he's amazed by her actions. Authorities say the on-scene investigation at the school was complete. A .

  • WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread. The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the largest ever outbreak of the disease with a rapidly rising death toll in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. There have also been cases in three other West African countries, Spain and the United States. The U.N. health agency said Saturday that the number of confirmed, probable and suspected cases has risen to 10,141. Of those cases, 4,922 people have died. Its figures show about 200 new cases since the last report, four days ago.

  • Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries described as flawed. Reyhaneh Jabbari was hanged at dawn for premeditated murder, the official IRNA news agency reported. It quoted a statement issued by the Tehran Prosecutor Office Saturday that rejected the claim of attempted rape and said that all evidence proved that Jabbari had plotted to kill Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former intelligence agent. The United Nations as well as Amnesty International and other human rights groups had called on Iran's judiciary to halt the execution, which was carried out after the countr

  • Oklahoma City man hospitalized after accidental shooting

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The shooting took place at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the 700 block of SE 21, a spokesman for the Oklahoma City police department said.

  • Extremists launch new attack on Syrian border town

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Fighters from the Islamic State group launched Saturday a new offensive on the northern Syrian town of Kobani after shelling the area from their positions nearby, activists and a Kurdish official said. Heavy fighting took place in Kobani Saturday afternoon and many mortar shells were fired into the town. Machinegun fire could be clearly heard from inside the town where black smoke was billowing. The U.S. Central Command said an airstrike destroyed an IS artillery piece near Kobani. In the afternoon, warplanes of the U.S.-led coalition could be heard flying over Kobani. Idriss Nassan, a senior official in Kobani, said the fighting concentrated on the southern and eastern edges of the town, al

  • Crashes on Oklahoma roadways leave three dead

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Three people are dead after two crashes Friday on Oklahoma roadways, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported

  • Musician Jack Bruce, bassist from the 1960s band Cream, has died at age 71

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Musician Jack Bruce, bassist from the 1960s band Cream, has died at age 71.

  • World Health Organization: Number of people believed to have Ebola has risen above 10,000

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — World Health Organization: Number of people believed to have Ebola has risen above 10,000.

  • Democrats try to regain lost votes outside cities

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    PERRY, Ga. (AP) — In an arena usually reserved for rodeos and livestock shows, Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn told a boisterous crowd she was "glad to be home." Her Republican opponent in the Georgia race, David Perdue, stood on the same debate stage and bellowed, "Welcome to Perdue country." Neither candidate lives near the fairgrounds, much less among cattle or row crops. Nunn is a nonprofit executive who resides in a liberal neighborhood near downtown Atlanta, while Perdue is a wealthy former corporate CEO who lives behind multiple gates on a coastal island. But both candidates spent their formative years in middle Georgia, and both have made a concerted play for rural and small-town voters despite the s

  • Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group. The 28-year-old Kurdish fighter, who uses a nom de guerre, said she decided to join the fight in her hometown when she saw IS advances in Syria. "I lost many friends to this, and I decided there was a need to join up," said Kobani, who declined to reveal her birth name. "This is our land — our own — and if we don't do it, who else will?" Perched on the other side of the Turkish border, the Syrian town of Kobani has been under an intense assault by IS for more than a month.

  • Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms. Nina Pham got a hug from President Barack Obama in the Oval Office at the White House. And outside the hospital where she had been since last week, she got hugs from the nation's infectious disease chief, who oversaw her care. White House spokesman Josh Earnest called the meeting with Obama "an opportunity for the president to thank her for her service." But the close contact between the president and the former patient also came as officials in New York tried to calm fears after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in that city.

  • Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputies

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man armed with an assault rifle shot three sheriff's deputies and a civilian, killing two of the deputies and leading dozens of police officers on a wild six-hour chase and manhunt Friday that spanned two Northern California counties before the 34-year-old suspect was taken into custody. Marcelo Marquez, of Salt Lake City, was taken alive Friday afternoon from a home in Auburn in Placer County after the initial shooting hours earlier in a strip mall in a commercial area of Sacramento, said Placer County Sheriff's spokeswoman Dena Erwin. "This guy was on a one-man crime spree today. He has no idea of the damage he did," she said. Marquez, 34, was examined at a hospital for unspecified injuri

  • Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals postpones all Oklahoma executions

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writer | Updated: 17 hr ago

    The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has granted the state’s request to postpone all three scheduled state executions. The stays push each date back 60 days, putting two in January and a third in February.

  • School gunman was homecoming prince, students say

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A student recently crowned freshman class homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting four others — including two of his cousins — before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said. Students said the gunman was staring at his victims as he shot them inside the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. The shootings set off a chaotic scene as students ran from the cafeteria and building in a frantic dash to safety, while others were told to stay put inside classrooms at the school 30 miles north of Seattle. The gunman was identified as student Jaylen Fryberg, a government official with direct knowle

  • Body of missing Piedmont man apparently identified in Oregon

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 16 hr ago

    Dustin Rollin Self left his Piedmont home in March 2013 to camp in the Oregon mountains. On Oct. 7, a hunter found human remains on Steens Mountain, authorities said Friday. Self’s personal identification was found with the remains.

  • Oklahoma City attorney charged with child sex crimes

    By Kyle Hinchey, Staff Writer | Updated: 16 hr ago

    Michael Dean Billings, 59, was indicted Friday in federal court, accused of traveling to Peru for sex with underage girls.

  • Duncan officials refuse to release some documents about murder defendant Alan Hruby

    By Randy Ellis, Staff Writers | Updated: 16 hr ago

    A Duncan assistant city attorney released some documents but withheld others Friday concerning prior police contacts with 19-year-old Alan J. Hruby, who is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the Oct. 9 shooting deaths of his parents and younger sister.

  • Tractor-trailer driver dies in collision with train Friday in Davis, Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Shortly after midnight, a northbound Union Pacific train collided with a tractor-trailer at a crossing near Benton Avenue and North First Street in Davis.

  • Heart disease isn't decreasing as quickly in Oklahoma, compared to rest of nation

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: 17 hr ago

    In the United States, heart disease mortality has decreased since the 1950s. However, these declines are not being seen in some Oklahoma counties.