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  • Chance for rain Monday, cooler weather ahead in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    Temperatures are dropping in Oklahoma. Cooler days and rain chances are ahead this week.

  • Dispatcher praised for getting gunman to surrender

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Police on Sunday praised a dispatcher and crisis negotiator for persuading a gunman to surrender after he allegedly shot and killed three people in a Southern California neighborhood, wounded two others and fired on officers. John Izeal Smith, 35, is suspected of killing a woman inside a Pasadena house, then killing two men outside and firing at officers before holing up back inside the house where the violence began. Smith surrendered after a tense, 20-minute call to the dispatcher who was assisted by a crisis negotiator, Police Chief Phillip Sanchez said in a statement. "The suspect willfully murdered and injured innocent people without warning as he fired more than 40 rounds from a semi-auto

  • Violence mars Argentina's World Cup celebration

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets late Sunday to restrain a group of vandals who disturbed a peaceful rally celebrating Argentina's gutsy performance in a 1-0 loss to Germany in the World Cup finals. Parents with small children could be seen fleeing in fear after police, who initially remained on the sidelines as jubilant fans poured into downtown Buenos Aires, began chasing down the vandals on motorcycles. The youths, many of them with their faces covered and drinking heavily, responded by hurling rocks, destroying store fronts and even breaking into a theater. Police said 20 officers were injured and at least 60 people were arrested.

  • What's it like: To suffer a spider bite

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: 6 hr ago

    The bites from black widow and brown recluse spiders can cause health problems.

  • Report: Caron Butler close to two-year deal with Detroit Pistons

    Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Free-agent forward Caron Butler will sign a two-year contract with the Detroit Pistons, sources close to the situation told The Oklahoma City Thunder acquired Butler from the Milwaukee Bucks during the 2013-14 season to bolster the team during its playoff run. Butler helped the Thunder to the Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs, along the way shooting 36 percent from 3-point range in 18 postseason games.

  • Oklahoma trooper under investigation over inappropriate photo at cadet academy

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 7 hr ago

    This is the third time trooper Daniel Martin has come under investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol since 2009.

  • Arrest made in Garfield County homicide investigation

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Christopher Ryan Sparks, 23, was arrested early Sunday in Arizona in connection with the death of a woman in northern Oklahoma, Garfield County Sheriff Jerry Niles said.

  • Montgomerie wins US Senior Open in playoff

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Colin Montgomerie is getting used to winning these big events. The Scotsman defeated Gene Sauers in a playoff to claim the U.S. Senior Open title Sunday at Oak Tree National. Montgomerie failed to win in 71 PGA Tour majors and four Champions Tour majors until May, when he won the Senior PGA Championship. Now, he has won two of his past three majors to become just the fifth golfer to win both the Senior PGA Championship and U.S. Senior Open in the same year. The 51-year-old said he has become more patient with age.

  • Goetze's full talent on show in winning goal

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Mario Goetze lived up to the billing of being Germany's wunderkind by scoring the goal that ensured Germany became the first European team to win the World Cup title in South America. Goetze came off the bench in the 88th minute and netted the winner in the 113th minute of the final against Argentina with a perfectly taken volley. Andre Schuerrle, another substitute, broke away down the left flank, outstripped tiring Argentine defenders and sent a cross into the penalty area. Goetze controlled the ball with his chest perfectly as he ran and from five meters (yards) fired a left-foot volley from an acute angle inside the far post. "It's an unbelievable feeling. I don't know how to describe it.

  • Oklahoma man dies after ATV crash near Lake El Reno

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Lane Frost Smith, 26, of Hinton, was thrown from an all-terrain vehicle near Lake El Reno. He died from his injuries at OU Medical Center, the El Reno police reported.

  • Dejected Argentine fans, elated Germans in Brazil

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of Argentine football fans gathered on the golden sands of Copacabana beach gasped and then fell into silence when Germany scored a stunning extra-time goal to claim the World Cup title on Sunday. More than 70,000 Argentina fans packed into Rio de Janeiro in recent days, many traveling upward of 40 hours by car and seemingly all wearing their team's sky-blue jerseys and chanting day and night. "This was a trauma. We were going to be able to leave singing songs in victory with the glory of the Cup," said Joao Cuenca, who has an Argentine father and a Brazilian mother. "What happened is nothing short of a disaster.

  • Thousands of Palestinians flee northern Gaza

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinian residents of the northern Gaza Strip fled their homes on Sunday and sought safety in U.N. shelters, heeding warnings from the Israeli military about impending plans to bomb the area in the sixth day of an offensive against Hamas that has killed more than 160 people. The fighting showed no signs of slowing, despite international calls for a cease-fire and growing concerns about the mounting civilian death toll in Gaza. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and voiced U.S. "readiness" to help restore calm, while Egypt, a key mediator between Israel and Hamas, continued to work behind the scenes. U.N.

  • Video game and animation design program a success story at Oklahoma university

    By Matt Patterson, Staff Writer | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Oklahoma Christian University was recently named to the Princeton Review’s list of best video game and animation design programs in the country.

  • For 2nd day, lightning kills 1 in Colorado park

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — For the second day in a row, lightning has been blamed in the death of a visitor at Rocky Mountain National Park. Officials were notified late Saturday afternoon of four people being struck by lightning near Trail Ridge Road, park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson said. The four were rushed to a hospital, but Gregory Cardwell, 52, of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, died of his injures. "We didn't see the bolt. It was just a white flash. It just felt like something hit you in the back of the head and just kind of jolted forward," Mary Ivarson, who wasn't far from Cardwell, told KMGH-TV in Denver. Ivarson said she and others performed CPR on Cardwell for 15 to 20 minutes until rescue crews arr

  • Former Oklahoma newspaper city editor Mathew “Kuyk” Kuykendall Logan dies

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Mathew “Kuyk” Kuykendall Logan, 80, was the city editor of The Daily Oklahoman in the 1960s. He died in his Texas home Friday.

  • Oklahoma has water, but will it be enough to meet needs?

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: 13 hr ago

    Study finds number of private wells are multiplying in central Oklahoma’s Garber-Wellington aquifer.

  • Music festival organization says conductor Lorin Maazel has died

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    CASTLETON FARMS, Va. (AP) — Music festival organization says conductor Lorin Maazel has died.

  • Jersey City mayor: Suspect in officer's killing had been wanted by police for prior homicide

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City mayor: Suspect in officer's killing had been wanted by police for prior homicide.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City mayor: Before killing officer, suspect told witness he was soon going to be famous.

  • Jersey City mayor: Suspect in officer's death didn't try to rob store, just waited for police

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City mayor: Suspect in officer's death didn't try to rob store, just waited for police.