• Colorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats

    Updated: 23 min ago

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment told state pot regulators they should limit edible pot on shelves to hard lozenges and tinctures, which are a form of liquid pot that can be added to foods and drinks. The suggestion sparked marijuana industry outrage and legal concerns from a regulatory workgroup that met Monday to review the agency's suggestion. Colorado's 2012 marijuana-legalization measure says retail pot is legal in all forms.

  • City probes New Hampshire pumpkin fest melee

    Updated: 23 min ago

    KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Local police in New Hampshire are setting up a task force to investigate violent disturbances near Keene's annual pumpkin festival that led to property damage, dozens of arrests and many injuries over the weekend. The parties around Keene State University coincided with the Keene Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, when the community tries to set a world record of the largest number of carved and lighted jack-o-lanterns in one place. Police donned riot gear and used tear gas in trying to control the crowds that afternoon, and Gov. Maggie Hassan called on the state's colleges and universities to "take swift action to hold students involved accountable.

  • Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas

    Updated: 26 min ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Youngor Jallah spent the last three weeks confined to her small apartment with her children and boyfriend, fearing they had contracted the deadly Ebola virus from her mother's fiance. But with the household emerging symptom-free from a 21-day incubation period, Jallah's family members are now trying to resume their lives - replacing the personal belongings incinerated in a cleanup at her mother's home, and overcoming the stigma of the Ebola scare that has gripped Dallas. On Monday, Jallah beamed with pride as she sent her children back to school with clearance from the Dallas County health department tucked into their backpacks. Her mother emerged from her own confinement and spent the early afternoon looking

  • Heavy black smoke reported in northeast Oklahoma City fire

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    The fire was reported about 5:05 p.m. at 3500 N Santa Fe Ave., Oklahoma City fire Battalion Chief Brian Stanaland said.

  • Authorities release name of man whose body was found Sunday near railroad tracks in north Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 46 min ago

    The man was identified as Joshua Wright Jr., 20, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma medical examiner said.

  • Oklahoma City school district looking to hire bilingual teachers from Puerto Rico

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Shannon Freeman, Oklahoma City Public Schools’s director of recruitment, deployment and retention, and two bilingual staff members will travel to Puerto Rico to interview about 20 bilingual teachers. The goal is to reduce the number of district teacher vacancies, which stands at 48.

  • White House: Nazis shouldn't get Social Security

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Nazis should not be collecting Social Security benefits as they age overseas, the White House said Monday, responding to an Associated Press investigation that revealed millions of dollars have been paid to war-crimes suspects and former SS guards forced out of the U.S. "Our position is we don't believe these individuals should be getting these benefits," White House spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters in Chicago. He did not say whether or how the government might end the payments. AP reported Sunday that dozens of Nazi suspects collected benefits after leaving the United States. The payments flowed through a legal loophole that gave the Justice Department leverage to persuade Nazi suspects to lea

  • Tractor-trailer got stuck Monday morning under bridge in downtown Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    No one was injured in the incident, which happened near NW 6 and Broadway Avenue, police said.

  • Oklahoma Air Guard jets collide in Kansas; one pilot ejects with minor injuries

    BY DYLAN GOFORTH and SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Updated: 1 hr ago

    A U.S. National Guard F-16 plane doing tactical maneuvers in Kansas landed at Tulsa International Airport on Monday afternoon after colliding with another jet, National Guard spokesman Col. Max Moss said. One of the pilots was forced to eject and was not seriously injured, Moss said. The other pilot was not injured, and his jet did not sustain serious damage.   "Two Oklahoma Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcons were involved in a mid-air collision during a training exercise this afternoon southwest of Howard, Kansas, causing one of the pilots to eject from his aircraft," Moss said.   Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Astronomers Create First 3D Map Of Hidden Universe

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Mapping the cosmos sounds like a daunting challenge, but now an international team of astronomers has managed to do just that. Using a powerful new computer algorithm and observational data from one of the world's biggest telescopes, the astronomers have created a luminous 3D map of the universe as it was just 3 billion years after the Big Bang (the universe is now 13.8 billion years old).

  • St. Louis police officer under investigation following call to protester's employer : News

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    ST. LOUIS • A woman who criticized police on Twitter says an officer called her boss in an attempt to get her fired, so she filed a formal complaint “to return the favor.” The officer doesn’t deny placing a call to the woman’s boss. His union says he was within his rights. The police department says it is investigating.

  • Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged Monday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005. The indictment against Jesse L. Matthew Jr. was handed up by a Circuit Court grand jury in Fairfax County. Matthew was also charged with attempted capital murder, according to the indictment. Matthew, 32, is being held in Charlottesville, Virginia, on a charge related to the Sept. 13 disappearance of Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old from northern Virginia. Law enforcement officials who have been searching for Graham found human remains over the weekend and they were taken to the Virginia Medical Examiner's office in Richmond.

  • Have questions about Ebola? Join us for a chat Tuesday

    Jaclyn Cosgrove | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Over the past few weeks, the fear and panic over Ebola has reached near hysteria, which some have dubbed “Fearbola.” If you have a question about Ebola, here’s your chance to ask an expert. Kristy Bradley, the state epidemiologist, will answer questions about Ebola during an online chat on Tuesday at 3 p.m. The chat will […]

  • Murder suspect escapes from Oklahoma's Bryan County jail, remains at-large

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    An inmate arrested in March and charged with first-degree murder charge in the death of a Durant man escaped Saturday from the Bryan County jail. Stewart Jay Raymond, 26, was still at large Monday afternoon.

  • IBM 3Q disappoints as it sheds 'empty calories'

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — IBM disappointed investors Monday, reporting weak revenue growth again and a big charge to shed its costly chipmaking division as the tech giant tries to steer its business toward cloud computing and social-mobile services. Shares fell more than 7 percent as investors sold off sharply and the stock dragged the Dow 30 into the red. Is it too late for IBM? Or can Big Blue weather the competition as it transforms its business for the cloud? Remaking itself is something IBM has done many times through its long history. Starting more than a century ago in punch-card tabulators and time clocks, it grew to encompass the giant mainframe computers and Selectric typewriters of the 1960s and launched its revolutionary

  • British royal couples' 2nd child due in April

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their second baby is due in April — the first time they have offered a month for the royal birth. Kensington Palace also said in a statement Monday that the duchess, who has been sidelined by prolonged morning sickness, continues to improve. There was no word on the baby's gender. The former Kate Middleton and Prince William are scheduled to welcome Singapore President Tony Tan when he arrives on a four-day state visit this week. She is also expected to attend the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 award ceremony. The duchess canceled several engagements after her second pregnancy was announced in September.

  • Upsets leave Big 12's playoff chances in peril

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Big 12 has been as entertaining as any league in the country. All that fun might come with a price. Recent upsets like West Virginia beating Baylor and Kansas State surprising Oklahoma have made the conference impossible to ignore — at least during the regular season. They might also cost the Big 12 a spot in the inaugural College Football Playoff. "There's just not any one week where you can actually feel surprised by the outcome," Baylor coach Art Briles said. It's a trend that's done significant damage to the CFP hopes of the Big 12's top contenders. The Sooners, the preseason favorites, have two losses. Baylor already has a loss and a trip to Oklahoma on Nov. 8. Leag

  • Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday it could be the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has told them his victims might go back 20 years. Hammond Police Chief John Doughty said at a news conference that the suspect is 43-year-old Darren Vann of nearby Gary, Indiana, who was convicted of a sex offense in Texas in 2009. His confession to the slaying of a woman in Hammond led police to the grisly discovery of six other bodies in Gary, including three in on the same block, authorities said. He said the Gary slayings appear to have happened recently, though Vann indicated there could be earlier victims.

  • Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation investigates officer-involved shooting in Seminole

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    SEMINOLE — Agents for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened over the weekend in Seminole. A Seminole police officer reportedly shot a man in the leg after the man moved toward officers with a knife and refused officers’ commands to drop the weapon, OSBI reported Monday. Dwan Rich, 43, was taken to an Oklahoma City hospital for treatment. The name of the officer has not been released. About 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Seminole police officers responded to a domestic disturbance at 1711 Grisso St. When officers arrived, they found Rich with the knife in the breezeway of an apartment, according to information from OSBI.

  • Nigeria declared Ebola-free; 'spectacular success'

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff. Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria credited heavy doses of fluids with saving their lives as the World Health Organization declared the country Ebola-free Monday, a rare victory in the battle against the disease that is ravaging West Africa. In the end, Nigeria — the most populous country in Africa, with 160 million people — had just 20 cases, including eight deaths, a lower death rate than the 70 percent seen elsewhere across the stricken region. Officials are crediting strong tracking and isolation of people exposed to the virus, and aggressive rehydration of infected patients to counter the effects of vomiting, dia