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  • Grand Canyon haze measures may close Arizona power plant

    By FELICIA FONSECA | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that the owners of the Navajo Generating Station could either shut down one of the plant’s 750-megawatt units or reduce power generation by an equal amount by 2020.

  • Diner to anchor development on Classen Boulevard

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Developers bet on downtown development spreading west

  • Oklahoma grain elevator operators feel pain of wheat shortage

    BY CATHERINE SWEENEY, Business Writer | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Wheat yield was lowest since 1957, Oklahoma Wheat Commission director says.

  • Homeless people are susceptible to Oklahoma's extreme heat, advocates say

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Oklahoma’s hot, sweaty summers can make life miserable for anyone who has to be outside. But for people with no access to air conditioning and water, extreme heat can be dangerous or even deadly.

  • OKC Council to decide how to apply rules to ridesharing services

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    After winning the Traffic Commission’s approval on a 7-0 vote last week, Oklahoma City leaders were to present the proposed regulations to the city council for the first time Tuesday morning.

  • Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In allowing the deal to go forward, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided Monday with Sterling's estranged wife, Shelly Sterling, who negotiated the record sale after the NBA banned the 80-year-old billionaire for making offensive remarks about blacks. Shelly Sterling sought the probate judge's approval to ink the deal after taking over the family trust that owns the team because doctors found Donald Sterling had signs of Alzheimer's disease and couldn't manage his affairs.

  • Oklahoma lawmakers renew efforts to allow guns on campus

    By K.S. McNutt, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    An interim legislative study will look once again at allowing licensed faculty, staff and students to carry weapons on Oklahoma college campuses. Higher education officials say it would make campuses more dangerous.

  • Police find Norman woman dead inside home

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Cassandra Thompson, 30, was found dead in her home, 2202 Donna Drive, Monday afternoon, Norman police reported.

  • Amazon Fire Phone fizzles

    BY RICHARD HALL, Web Editor | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    The Amazon Fire Phone is full of gimmicks, ho-hum performance and little else.

  • Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City. In central Gaza City early Tuesday, at least two major explosions hit a media complex housing the offices of Hamas-run Al Aqsa television and radio. The blasts shook surrounding buildings and started a fire on the roof of the office block, one of Gaza's tallest. AP video showed a massive flash as the first strike hit the top of the building, sending debris raining down. The building also houses offices of a number of Arab satellite tel

  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin complains to White House about children being housed at Fort Sill

    BY RICK M. GREEN, Capitol Bureau | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Oklahoma’s governor questions details about the operation to care for children who crossed border illegally and to track them in the United States.

  • California governor takes dig at Texas guard plan

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday that he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail." Brown is in Mexico for three days of meetings, focusing on migration, trade, investment and environmental cooperation. At a news conference with Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade, Brown said the immigration overload of thousands of Central American youths at the border should be seen as a humanitarian issue. The U.S. is coping with a dramatic increase in the number of unaccompanied children attempting to cross the border, coming mainly from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salv

  • Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror. The phenomenon so rare that lifeguards lack an emergency warning system struck Sunday afternoon at Los Angeles' popular Venice Beach, killing a 21-year-old man and injuring a dozen others. Along the beach, famous internationally for its jugglers, skaters, medical marijuana dealers and boardwalk preachers and hucksters, panic instantly set in. "All of a sudden, there was a huge explosion and everyone dropped to the ground.

  • FBI defends search for Oklahoma City bombing video

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The FBI thoroughly searched its archives and found no evidence that more videos of the Oklahoma City bombing exist, agency employees told a judge Monday in a trial that has rekindled questions about whether any others were involved in the 1995 attack. Additional searches for videos that Salt Lake City lawyer Jesse Trentadue believes are being withheld would be burdensome and fruitless, FBI attorney Kathryn Wyer argued during the first day of a bench trial. Trentadue says the agency is refusing to release videos that show a second person was with Timothy McVeigh when he parked a truck outside the Oklahoma City federal building and detonated a bomb that killed 168 people. The government says McVeigh was

  • US says Russian testing violated 1987 missile treaty, calls breach 'very serious matter'

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US says Russian testing violated 1987 missile treaty, calls breach 'very serious matter'

  • Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration. Such a large-scale move on immigration could scramble election-year politics and lead some conservative Republicans to push for impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama, a prospect White House officials have openly discussed.

  • Yukon teenager dies after being pulled from Lake Thunderbird

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 6 hr ago

    A 17-year-old Yukon resident who was pulled from Lake Thunderbird Sunday and hospitalized in critical condition has died, officials have reported.

  • Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    REVERE, Mass. (AP) — A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado that ripped roofs off homes in suburban Boston, uprooted trees and forced businesses to close. The tornado, a rarity in Massachusetts, touched down in Revere, a coastal city of nearly 52,000 residents just north of Boston, on Monday morning. City officials said several people suffered minor injuries, including a baby who was in a car and was hurt by flying glass and an elderly woman who suffered cuts. "Given the magnitude of the storm, it's really a miracle that no one sustained more serious injuries," Mayor Daniel Rizzo said. The tornado was spawned by a powerful storm that moved through the Boston area shortl

  • Norman woman faces charge of bringing gun into courthouse

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Cynthia Bodnar, 52, of Norman, is accused of unlawful carrying of a firearm in a courthouse. She posted $5,000 bond and was released from the Cleveland County jail.

  • Analysis: Clinton impeachment shadows GOP lawsuit

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time Republicans unleashed impeachment proceedings against a Democratic president, they lost five House seats in an election they seemed primed to win handily. Memories of Bill Clinton and the campaign of 1998 may help explain why Speaker John Boehner and the current GOP leadership want no part of such talk now, although conservatives increasingly clamor for it. And also why President Barack Obama's White House seems almost eager to stir the impeachment pot three months before midterm elections. Republicans have already "opened the door for impeachment" with their plans to sue the president over allegedly failing to carry out the health care law, White House aide Dan Pfeiffer told reporters.