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  • Journalism, opinion, and the Web

    Jim Willis | Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Does the online world of social media and citizen journalism make it easier to intentionally parade opinion as fact?

  • Yukon teenager dies after being pulled from Lake Thunderbird

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 min ago

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

  • Norman woman faces charge of bringing gun into courthouse

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 12 min 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: 26 min 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.

  • Police seek man who stole surveillance camera in Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 29 min ago

    A man who stole a surveillance camera at a south Oklahoma City diner was caught on camera. It happened at Sherri’s Diner.

  • Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

    Updated: 36 min 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.

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

    Updated: 36 min ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In the ruling, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided with Sterling's estranged wife Shelly Sterling, who burst into tears when the ruling was announced. "I can't believe it's over. I feel good," she said. Shelly Sterling negotiated the sale of the team after the 80-year-old billionaire was banned by the NBA for making offensive remarks about blacks.

  • Suburban Boston tornado modest EF-2 on 0-5 scale

    Updated: 39 min ago

    REVERE, Mass. (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado that landed just north of Boston was a relatively modest EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale of 0 to 5, but it damaged dozens of buildings. Revere Mayor Daniel Rizzo says 65 homes and businesses were damaged and 13 are uninhabitable. About 2,800 residences are without power. The city has opened a temporary shelter at a middle school. The tornado caused no major injuries or deaths. The weather service says it had maximum wind gusts of 100 to 120 mph and carved a path of about 2 miles through the coastal city of 50,000 residents. The tornado touched down at 9:32 a.m. near the Chelsea-Revere line and was on the ground about 4 minutes.

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

    By BRIAN MELLEY | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In the tentative ruling, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided with Sterling’s estranged wife Shelly Sterling, who burst into tears when the ruling was announced. “I can’t believe it’s over. I feel good,” she said. Shelly Sterling negotiated the sale of the team after the 80-year-old billionaire was banned by the NBA for making offensive remarks about blacks.

  • Oklahoma football: Joe Mixon meets with police investigators; attorney says 'Joe has done nothing wrong'

    Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    NORMAN — Kevin Finlay, the attorney representing OU freshman running back Joe Mixon, released the following statement to the media Monday afternoon regarding the assault allegations against his client: “This past Friday morning Joe Mixon found himself in a situation where he was subjected to both verbal and physical attacks from a very intoxicated and […]

  • Police charge 2 men in fatal Philly carjacking

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men who carjacked a woman and sexually assaulted her in her SUV before plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, were charged with murder on Monday, police said. Johnathan Rosa and Cornelius Crawford were each charged with three counts of felony murder and other crimes, police announced at a news conference. Police said they believe Rosa, 19, and Crawford, 23, forced a real estate agent into her sport utility vehicle on Friday, then took off at high speed. The three children, killed by the SUV crash about 15 minutes later, were siblings who had been selling fruit for a church fundraiser. Their mother was injured in the crash, as were a friend who was nearby and t

  • Judge rules against Clippers owner Donald Sterling, OKs sale of team to ex-Microsoft CEO

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Judge rules against Clippers owner Donald Sterling, OKs sale of team to ex-Microsoft CEO.

  • Witnesses: Thunderstorm hit beach without warning

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles' popular Venice Beach teemed with people enjoying a weekend outing on the boardwalk and sand when lifeguards and other witnesses say a rare summer thunderstorm hit without warning, producing lightning that injured or rattled more than a dozen people and left a 21-year-old man dead. The witnesses said the strike hit with a tremendous boom about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, rattling buildings and showering a lifeguard headquarters with sparks. "The first knowledge they had was when the lightning hit," Capt. Danny Douglas of the Venice lifeguard station said Monday. The 21-year-old was rushed unresponsive to a hospital after the strike and later died. Coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter identified him

  • Salvation Army is in midst of massive relocation effort in Oklahoma City

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command is moving from downtown Oklahoma City to its new headquarters at NW 10 and Pennsylvania Avenue.

  • Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) — Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also prevented an international police team from reaching the area where the Malaysia Airlines plane was downed. "Mom, hang in there," exclaimed a weeping woman who was fleeing Shakhtarsk with her mother. Associated Press reporters saw a high-rise apartment block in the town being hit by at least two rounds of artillery. The fighting there and elsewhere in the area kept Dutch and Australian police for the second day from reaching the site where the plane crashed after being shot from the sky.

  • California governor takes dig at Texas guard plan

    Updated: 2 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 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 Salvador.

  • Raising kids in a digital age

    Gary and Joy Lundberg, FamilyShare | Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    The digital age is a big part of children’s world. Parents need to be knowledgeable and ready to warn of the dangers and encourage the good.

  • US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaign" against the top American diplomat. "It's simply not the way partners and allies treat each other," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. Her comments were echoed by the White House, where National Security Adviser Susan Rice said the U.S. was "dismayed" by mischaracterizations of Kerry's efforts. Israeli media reports have cast Kerry as seeking a cease-fire that is more favorable to Hamas and being dismissive of key Israeli concerns.

  • Bradford: Yet another make or break season

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — It's become a rite of training camp for Sam Bradford. Every summer, he deals with the oversized burden of living up to getting picked first overall in 2010. The St. Louis Rams quarterback is not surprised that once again, he's supposedly at a career crossroads. Bradford can't remember when that wasn't perceived to be the case, and he tries to ignore low outside expectations that include a fantasy rating in the bottom half of NFL quarterbacks and other assorted doubts. He's as eager as anyone on the outside to be a difference-maker in a breakthrough season. "Every year is a 'make it or break it' year according to someone," Bradford said, then quickly shifted to team emphasis.

  • Ski Destination Offers Summertime Family Fun in Taos

    Carla Meadows | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Visiting ski destinations during off peak times can offer families the perfect destination for a summer vacation. It's a great way to beat the heat at 9,300 feet and enjoy a ski lift ride with breathtaking mountain scenery.