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  • Oklahoma City strip club vows changes in bid to stay open

    By Nolan Clay, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Board of Adjustment is set to consider strip club’s request for an exception from city regulations on how close adult entertainment can be to a residential area.

  • Delayed prosecution frustrates alleged victim in case against former Seminole State regent

    By Randy Ellis, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    It has been nearly four years since then-Seminole State College Regent Jeffrey Lee Miller was charged with assault and battery in allegedly punching a woman in the face during 2010 Halloween party at the McAlester Country Club. The case has yet to come to trial.

  • Many Oklahoma students start college taking remedial classes

    BY ADAM KEMP, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Four out of every 10 college-bound Oklahoma high school graduates are required to take at least one remedial class, officials say.

  • Genetic testing unveils new type of primate

    By K.S. McNutt, Staff Writer | Updated: 2 hr ago

    A University of Oklahoma researcher was part of an international team of biologists that made a surprising discovery.

  • Homer-happy Nationals beat Dodgers 6-4

    Updated: 28 min ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gio Gonzalez picked a good time to earn his first victory for Washington in the second half, coming against a talented Dodgers lineup the Nationals could see in the postseason. Backed by four homers, including two from Denard Span, Gonzalez snapped his five-game skid with a 6-4 victory on Monday night in a matchup of division leaders. Gonzalez (7-9) allowed three runs and three hits in six-plus innings. The left-hander hadn't won since beating the Cubs on July 5. He had a 4.38 ERA in his previous nine games. He also doubled and scored on Anthony Rendon's double off Brandon League in the seventh. "My velocity was where I wanted it to be," Gonzalez said. "I was attacking the strike zone, fastbal

  • Same-sex couple divorced in Oklahoma — for a day

    By Nolan Clay, Staff Writer | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Don Andrews, an Oklahoma County special judge signed a same-sex couple’s divorce decree one day, and then vacated the decree the next day “upon further review of the laws of the state of Oklahoma.”

  • Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks. The insurgents' platform, released at the start of Monday's negotiations in Minsk, the Belarusian capital, represented a significant change in their vision for the future of Ukraine's eastern, mainly Russian-speaking region. It remains unclear, however, whether the talks can reach a compromise amid the brutal fighting that has continued in eastern Ukraine. On Monday, the rebels pushed Ukrainian government forces from an airport near Luhansk, the second-largest rebel-held city, the

  • Storms roll through Midwest with strong winds

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A storm spotter was hospitalized in Iowa on Monday after he was struck by lightning while watching a system that left swollen rivers, power outages, trees down and campers overturned. More strong storms rumbled through the Midwest on Monday night, with the National Weather Service saying a tornado was confirmed near Cedar Vale, Kansas. It also cited hail the size of pingpong balls. Thunderstorms elsewhere were bringing heavy rains and strong winds. Two tornadoes hit in northern Michigan, the Detroit Free Press reported — one in Ostego County and another in Kalkaska County. Jim Keysor, meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Gaylord, said they damaged some property but caused no in

  • No damage reported Monday after tornado touches down in Oklahoma

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    No damage was reported after a tornado touched down in Craig County Monday evening, officials said. The National Weather Service’s Tulsa office issues a tornado warning Monday evening for areas in Craig County including the towns of Hollow and Welch.

  • Man United signs Falcao loan with option to buy

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Manchester United has signed Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco in an unexpected move on transfer deadline day Monday. The Colombia striker's deal gives United an option to buy him at the end of his season-long loan. The 28-year-old Falcao says "Manchester United is the biggest club in the world and is clearly determined to get back to the top." Bringing one of the hottest properties in world soccer to Old Trafford is a coup for United's owners, with the Glazer family under pressure to spend after a rapid decline since Alex Ferguson retired as manager in May 2013 after more than 26 years in charge.

  • Gronk promises he will play Sunday; Dolphins ready

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Star tight end Rob Gronkowski stood in front of his Gillette Stadium locker Monday and announced he will be playing in the New England Patriots' opener at Miami this Sunday. Meanwhile, the news hardly caught the Dolphins by surprise. "I'm super excited," said Gronkowski, who didn't play in any of the four preseason games as he completed his recovery from December right knee surgery. "I won't have to see my teammates grind all week - (I'll) go back out there with them, get in the huddle, break the huddle with them. "It's going to be an honor to be back out there with my teammates. Super pumped, super excited and just preparing for the game.

  • Arsenal signs striker Danny Webleck from United

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Arsenal has bolstered its attacking options by signing Danny Welbeck from Premier League rival Manchester United. The England forward joined the London club for a reported 16 million pounds ($27 million) as the summer transfer window was closing on Monday. The need for Arsene Wenger to sign a striker came after Olivier Giroud was ruled out until at least the end of December with a broken left leg.

  • Kirk rallies to win the Deutsche Bank

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Chris Kirk made three big putts and captured the biggest win of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Whether that was enough for U.S. captain Tom Watson to add him to the Ryder Cup team was the least of his concerns. Kirk won for the second time this season. He went the last 37 holes at the TPC Boston without a bogey. He played the final two rounds with Rory McIlroy and outplayed the No. 1 player in the world. And he closed with a 5-under 66 for a two-shot victory in a FedEx Cup playoff event. Was it enough to convince Watson that he was worthy of a captain's pick? "I certainly don't feel entitled, or feel like I'm a shoe-in to get a pick," Kirk said.

  • New Zealand gunman kills 2; suspect faces charges

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A man suspected of killing two unemployment-office workers and seriously wounding a third in a South Island town was charged Tuesday with murder. John Tully was arrested Monday evening following a seven-hour manhunt that kept a town on edge. Tully made his first court appearance Tuesday on two charges of murder and one of attempted murder. He did not enter a plea and remained in custody. Police spokeswoman Lisa-Marie Brooks said a police dog unit apprehended Tully, 48, near a lake shortly after 5 p.m. following an extensive manhunt in the South Island town of Ashburton. She said Tully was being treated for minor dog-bite injuries and police were still searching for the weapon used

  • Peru police display record 7.7-ton cocaine haul

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian police displayed in a Lima airport police hangar on Monday what officials called the largest cocaine haul ever in the Andean nation, 7.7 metric tons (8.5 tons). Seized in a raid last week, the drugs were flown to the capital Monday and unloaded in boxes from an Antonov police transport plane by officers wearing white jackets and surgical masks. Interior Minister Daniel Urresti, flanked by the police chief and counternarcotics commander, touted the seizure from a stage set up in the hangar, a banner behind him proclaiming "Historic Blow to Illegal Drug Trafficking." Authorities last week found the plastic-wrapped cocaine bricks inserted and sealed inside chunks of coal in a rural home near th

  • All Fat Is Bad? Not So Fast

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    c.2014 New York Times News Service People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have favored for decades, a major new study shows. The findings are unlikely to be the final salvo in what has been a long and often contentious debate about what foods are best to eat for weight loss and overall health. The notion that dietary fat is harmful, particularly saturated fat, arose decades ago from comparisons of disease rates among large national populations. But more recent clinical studies in which individuals and their diets were assessed over time have produced a more complex picture.

  • Hamels, 3 Phils relievers combine to no-hit Braves

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — On Labor Day, Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia bullpen spread the workload on a no-hitter. Hamels and three Phillies relievers combined on the season's fourth no-hitter, blanking the Atlanta Braves 7-0 Monday and giving a last-place team a rare reason to celebrate. It was all the more unusual in that Hamels left the game with his bid intact after six innings. He was fine with the decision, too, having already thrown 108 pitches at a hot afternoon at Turner Field. "Just understanding the situation, every time I went out there I was battling control issues," Hamels said. "I wasn't getting ahead of guys. Walking the leadoff hitter will put you in a lot of trouble, and it does. It builds up your pitch count

  • Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom. Jeffrey Fowle and Mathew Miller said they expect to face trial within a month. But they said they do not know what punishment they could face or what the specific charges against them are. Kenneth Bae, who already is serving a 15-year term, said his health has deteriorated at the labor camp where he works eight hours a day. The three were allowed to speak briefly with The Associated Press at a meeting center in Pyongyang.

  • Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. The agency did not say what actions it was taking to investigate who was responsible for posting naked photos of Lawrence and other stars. Apple said Monday it was looking into whether its online photo-sharing service had been hacked to obtain the intimate images. Lawrence, a three-time Oscar nominee who won for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook," contacted authorities after the images began appearing Sunday. Naked images purporting to be of other female stars were also posted, although th

  • OSBI investigates officer-involved shooting on I-40 near Henryetta

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    A man from Texas died Monday morning after leading authorities on a pursuit that ended with an officer-involved shooting near Henryetta.