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  • Iraq's parliament, deadlocked over leadership, meets briefly before adjourning until Tuesday

    Updated: 13 min ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament, deadlocked over leadership, meets briefly before adjourning until Tuesday.

  • Israel troops briefly raid Gaza as offensive rages

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Ignoring international appeals for a cease-fire, Israel widened its range of Gaza bombing targets to civilian institutions with suspected Hamas ties and deployed ground troops inside Gaza for the first time early Sunday to raid a rocket launching site in the Palestinian territory. More than 156 Palestinians have been killed. Four Israeli soldiers were hurt in clashes during the brief incursion to destroy a rocket launching site in northern Gaza, the military said. It said the troops later returned to Israeli territory. It was the first time that Israeli ground troops are known to have entered Gaza in the current offensive. But the operation was carried out by special forces and did not appear to

  • Afghan rivals clinch deal, easing political crisis

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement Saturday to a complete audit of their contested presidential election and, whoever the victor, a national unity government. The deal, brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, offers a path out of what threatened to be a debilitating political crisis for Afghanistan, with both candidates claiming victory and talking of setting up competing governments. Such a scenario could have dangerously split the fragile country's government and security forces at a time the U.S. is pulling out most of its troops and the Taliban continues to wage a fierce insurgency.

  • Israeli army says 4 soldiers lightly wounded in battle inside northern Gaza.

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli army says 4 soldiers lightly wounded in battle inside northern Gaza.

  • Two die after crash in Oklahoma

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

    Rally Scott Beam, 17, of Sulphur, and Ronnie Percell, 52, of Ratliff City, died Friday after the vehicles they were driving collided head-on, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • AP Source: Anthony staying with Knicks

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is staying with the New York Knicks. Anthony has decided to remain in New York, choosing the Knicks over a number of teams which could have given him a better chance for the championship he craves. The All-Star forward met with Chicago, Houston, Dallas and the Lakers, but has informed the Knicks he will return, a person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press on Saturday on condition of anonymity because no announcement was made. The Knicks offered Anthony a maximum contract worth nearly $130 million over five years, about $35 million more than any of his other suitors under NBA rules, though it's unknown what the final terms of his deal will be.

  • Members of extended Jackson family in reality show

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Members of Michael Jackson's extended family are stepping out of what they call "the Jackson bubble" for a reality show. The six-episode show, debuting Nov. 18 on Reelz, focuses on Alejandra Jackson, the ex-wife of Michael's brother Jermaine, and her five children. After Michael's death five years ago, they left the Jackson family home in suburban Encino, a move that a clip from the show suggests wasn't their idea. "We didn't want it to happen that way," Alejandra's daughter Genevieve said Saturday at the summer TV critics' tour. Son Donte Jackson added, "Some of the politics came into play." At the same time, Genevieve said the family lived under constraints at the Encino house.

  • Pau Gasol tweets he's joining Chicago Bulls

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    The Chicago Bulls recovered quickly after losing out on Carmelo Anthony in free agency, landing Los Angeles Lakers big man Pau Gasol to bolster the team's offense. Gasol announced on his verified Twitter account on Saturday evening that he reached agreement with the Bulls. "It hasn't been easy," Gasol tweeted. "After meditating it a lot I've chosen to play with the Chicago Bulls. Looking forward to this new chapter of my career." The Spaniard is one of the NBA's most offensively gifted and versatile big men, and he has long been one of Kobe Bryant's favorite teammates with the Lakers. Gasol spent the last seven seasons in Los Angeles, teaming with Bryant to win two championships and reach another NBA Finals.

  • A look at who in NBA is staying and going

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    A look at the biggest moves made so far during the NBA's free agency period: ___ LEBRON JAMES Leaves Miami for Cleveland. Best player in the world changes teams and goes home, and the balance of power in the East has now shifted out of Miami. CHRIS BOSH Staying in Miami, will be signing five-year deal worth $118 million. Keeping Bosh helped Heat avoid what would have been offseason disaster. CARMELO ANTHONY Reportedly on brink of staying with New York Knicks, who would be in worlds of trouble otherwise this season. KYLE LOWRY Staying in Toronto, and despite widespread speculation otherwise, there was no way Masai Ujiri was letting the Raps' point guard go anywhere.

  • Netherlands beats Brazil 3-0 in 3rd-place match at World Cup

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Netherlands beats Brazil 3-0 in 3rd-place match at World Cup.

  • Tracy Morgan released from rehab month after crash

    Updated: 12 hr 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.

  • Iraqi officials: Gunmen kill at least 33 people, including 29 women, in attack in Baghdad.

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials: Gunmen kill at least 33 people, including 29 women, in attack in Baghdad.

  • Life beyond epilepsy: Oklahoma girl is seizure-free after brain surgery

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE, Staff Writer | Updated: 14 hr ago

    Hermoinee Lorett, 11, underwent an epilepsy surgery that, as best surgeons can tell, has changed her life. For most of her life, the Oklahoma girl has suffered seizures. Since the surgery, she has been seizure free.

  • Gaza health officials say 15 killed in Israeli airstrike near mosque

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza health officials say 15 killed in Israeli airstrike near mosque.

  • 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: 16 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.

  • Live Coverage: U.S. Senior Open

    staff reports | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Round 3 of the U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National is underway. Follow our live coverage with the NewsOK Sports team and more from around the web.

  • Oklahoma City's water sources hold steady after late spring rains

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Five of the six reservoirs from which Oklahoma City draws its water remained several feet below normal Thursday afternoon. But a rainy spring has left the city’s water supply in better shape than it was in mid-May.

  • 2014 U.S. Senior Open Weekend Tee Time and TV Schedule

    staff reports | Updated: 19 hr ago

    Below is information for the final two rounds of the U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National in Edmond. Gates open daily at 7 a.m. Saturday Third round: Lowest 60 scores, plus ties, from first two rounds tee off on No. 1 (televised live on NBC from 1:30-5 p.m.), First tee time at 7:25 a.m. Sunday Fourth round: Lowest 60 scores, plus ties, from the first two rounds tee off No. 1 (televised live on NBC from 1:30-5 p.m.). First tee time at 7:25 a.m.