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  • Gaza militants kill 18 alleged spies for Israel

    Updated: 16 min ago

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel on Friday, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque and shot after midday prayers, in response to Israel's deadly airstrikes against top Hamas leaders. Two of those killed were women, according to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, which called for an immediate halt to what it said were "extra-judicial executions." Hamas media portrayed the killings as the beginning of a new crackdown, under the rallying cry of "choking the necks of the collaborators." The Al Majd website, which is close to the Hamas security services, said suspects would now be dealt with "in the field" rather than in the courts in order to create deterrence.

  • MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout

    Updated: 27 min ago

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies. The bodies and ashes of 20 victims from the Malaysia Airlines jet that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July were given full military honors and a day of national mourning was declared, the first in the country's history. Many people in offices in the nation of 30 million observed a minute's silence as the hearses were driven from the tarmac of Kuala Lumpur International Airport to private funerals. Some public trains in the capital, Kua

  • Tulsa dentist accused of unsanitary practices to give up his license

    By GINNIE GRAHAM - Tulsa World | Updated: 29 min ago

    A Tulsa oral surgeon found to have possibly exposed up to 5,000 patients to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C may be permanently barred from practicing as of Friday. An agenda item for the regular meeting of the Oklahoma State Board of Dentistry states “discussion and possible action to accept permanent surrender of license and agreed order” in the case against Dr. W. Scott Harrington. The meeting is at 9 a.m. Friday in Oklahoma City. Read the full story at

  • Ukraine: Russian aid convoy is a 'direct invasion'

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    URALO-KAVKAZ, Ukraine (AP) — Russia sent dozens of aid trucks into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev's approval, saying its patience had worn out with the Ukrainian government's stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a "direct invasion." The white-tarped semis carrying food, water, generators and sleeping bags sent from Moscow are intended for civilians in the city of Luhansk, where pro-Russian separatists are besieged by government forces. Shelling of the city has been ongoing for weeks, cutting off power, water and phone lines and leaving food supplies scarce.

  • More heat Friday in central Oklahoma, advisory issued in Tulsa area

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Oklahomans are enduring another wave of hot weather. Temperatures will be near 97 degrees in Oklahoma City Friday.

  • Criminal investigation is underway into possible public corruption, campaign violations

    BY NOLAN CLAY, Staff Writer | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater confirmed the criminal investigation, saying there is a lot of information to review and witnesses to interview.

  • Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago. Since the guard's arrival Monday, flare-ups in the small section of town that had been the center of unrest have begun to subside. The quietest night was overnight Wednesday into Thursday, when police arrested only a handful of people in the protest zone. "The last two nights have been really good. I feel we're making progress," Nixon told KMOX-AM, noting that a state of emergency remained in effect in Ferguson. About 100 people gathered Thursday evening, walking in

  • More victims are possible in Oklahoma City police sex crime case

    By LeighAnne Manwarren, Staff Writer | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw was arrested about 3 p.m. Thursday. He is accused of sexually assaulting at least six women while on patrol in the Springlake division.

  • West Nile case confirmed in Tulsa County

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 10 hr ago

    A Tulsa County resident has contracted West Nile virus, the second Oklahoman sickened by the virus this season.

  • Medical marijuana backers in Oklahoma miss signature requirement for spot on ballot

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Tulsa-based Oklahomans for Health’s medical marijuana initiative drive in Oklahoma collected about half of the signatures needed to put the issue on ballot.

  • Oklahoma rally speakers say police killing in Ferguson, Mo., could happen anywhere

    By Jennifer Palmer, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    About 100 people of different races gathered for a rally at the Oklahoma Capitol on Thursday, moved to action by unrest in Missouri following the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

  • Two Bristow residents die in Oklahoma wreck

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Two people died Thursday after a traffic accident in Creek County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Four are injured in pipeline fire near Lindsay

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Four contract workers were injured in fire Thursday at a natural gas pipeline in Garvin County, in southern Oklahoma.

  • Oklahoma City police release video of 'serial robber'

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Police are looking for a man who they think robbed at least four stores in South Oklahoma City. A surveillance video from one of the stores shows the suspect.

  • 81-year-old woman thwarts robbery at Oklahoma City dollar store

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Updated: 11 hr ago

    An unidentified woman slapped a robber and hit him with her purse when he threatened an Oklahoma City store clerk and demanded money.

  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin's campaign bus is burglarized at RV dealership

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin’s campaign bus was burglarized while parked for maintenance at Leisure Time RV in Oklahoma City. Also, 21 tires were stolen from the RV dealership.

  • American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with the virus. Dr. Kent Brantly and his fellow medical missionary, Nancy Writebol, who was quietly discharged two days earlier, are still weak but should recover completely, and no one need fear being in contact with them, said Dr. Bruce Ribner, who runs the infectious disease unit at Emory University Hospital.

  • Man in mystery selfie comes forward in LA County

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The couple whose selfie was snapped with a Southern California burglary victim's phone has been identified, authorities said Thursday. The man shown in the selfie came forward and spoke with detectives, and members of the public identified the woman in the photo, Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Joshua Dubin said. Officials released the selfie Wednesday and have branded the pair persons of interest, not suspects, as the investigation into a July 30 burglary continues. A Santa Clarita woman whose home was ransacked and electronics were stolen spotted the selfie when she logged on to her cloud, or online storage, account. Investigators have not released the man's name, but Larry Beltran J

  • Israel kills 3 Hamas military commanders in Gaza

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel stepped up its campaign against Gaza's ruling Hamas on Thursday, killing three of the group's senior military commanders in an airstrike that pulverized a four-story home, the second such attack targeting top leaders in two days. The pinpoint pre-dawn attack on Hamas' inner sanctum was launched minutes after the men emerged from tunnel hideouts, a security official said — displaying the long reach of Israel's intelligence services. The killing of the commanders, who played a key role in expanding Hamas' military capabilities in recent years, was bound to lower morale in the secretive group, but might not necessarily diminish its ability to fire rockets at Israel.

  • Video: OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley participates in ALS ice bucket challenge

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 16 hr ago

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association got in on the ALS ice bucket challenge this week. Executive director Ed Sheakley participated, while also pledging to personally make a donation to help fund research for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Click here to watch video of Sheakley getting drenched with ice water.