• Fatal pickup crash reported in southeast Norman Sunday night

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    A pickup hit a tree Sunday night in Norman. One person was killed and the other person in the pickup was flown to an Oklahoma City hospital .

  • The Latest: Thai police seek 2 new suspects in bombing probe

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BANGKOK (AP) — The latest on the investigation in the Bangkok shrine bombing (all times local): __ 1 p.m. Thai police say they are seeking two new suspects — a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality — in the widening investigation into Bangkok's deadly bombing two weeks ago. The police released a photo of the woman's Thai identification card and a sketch of the man in a televised announcement Monday. The Aug. 17 bombing of the Erawan Shrine in central Bangkok left 20 people dead and more than 120 injured. On Saturday, police arrested a man from an apartment in Bangkok's outskirts and seized bomb-making equipment.

  • Thai police seek Thai woman and foreign man in Bangkok bombing probe

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police seek Thai woman and foreign man in Bangkok bombing probe.

  • Miley Cyrus and Flaming Lips release surprise collaboration album

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: 4 hr ago

    You won't have to drop a single dime to hear the new Miley Cyrus album. On Sunday night, she capped off her VMA hosting gig with an off-the-wall, drag queen-filled performance with the Flaming Lips and the announcement of a new collaboration record called "Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz." A free album stream of the surprise release hit the Internet shortly after. >> Here's the link "Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz" is a sprawling 23-song messterpiece of a pop record featuring songwriting and production credits from Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd and Dennis Coyne of Stardeath and White Dwarfs.

  • Suspect in labor commissioner's fatal stabbing said victim was in 'cult,' mental health records show

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    The Oklahoman reviewed mental health records from Christian Costello's stay at Griffin Memorial Hospital last October and his treatment at the Oklahoma County Crisis Intervention Center in November and December.

  • Aging out of DHS system increases risk of homelessness

    BY RANDY ELLIS Staff Writer rellis@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Jennifer Boyer, programs supervisor for DHS' Oklahoma Independent Living program, said the agency has some programs designed to ease the transition for those who age out of the state's child welfare system into independence, but "we just don't have enough."

  • Septic shock survivor in Oklahoma crosses item off bucket list

    BY DARLA SLIPKE Staff Writer dslipke@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    With a black harness wrapped around her neon green T-shirt with the words “Team Sue” printed across the front, Sue Stull, of Choctaw, Oklahoma, climbed inside a Cessna 182 plane bound for 10,000 feet and her first skydive.

  • Palestinian women, Israeli soldier scuffle over detention of boy, 12

    AP | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    ISRAEL | JERUSALEM — A video showing an Israeli soldier scuffling with Palestinian youths and women at a West Bank protest has been viewed more than 2 million times on Facebook, shining a light on Israeli military policies in the territory. In the edited video, the masked soldier is seen holding a 12-year-old boy, his arm in a cast, in a chokehold in an attempt to arrest him. The soldier is swarmed by the boy's female relatives, including his mother and sister, who pull at his skin and uniform and slap him. The boy's sister, a 15-year-old sporting a blonde braid, is seen biting the soldier's hand. Bystanders yell, “He is a little boy. His arm is broken.

  • Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments

    By BRIAN ROHAN Associated Press | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    MIDDLE EAST EGYPT | CAIRO — Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting “false news.” The ministry said in a statement that John Casson's comments were “unacceptable interference” in the country's judiciary, and “incompatible with diplomatic norms and practices.” In a post on Twitter, spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said Egypt “rejects any foreign criticism of judicial verdicts.” The court sentenced the Canadian Mohammed Fahmy, Australian Peter Greste and Egyptian Baher Mohammed on Saturday, reigniting international criticism over the long-running case and


    By JOSH LEDERMAN and MARK THIESSEN Associated Press | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Mount McKinley to be renamed D.C. | WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, bestowing the traditional Alaska Native name on the eve of a historic presidential visit to Alaska. By renaming the peak Denali, an Athabascan word meaning “the high one,” Obama is wading into a sensitive and decades-old conflict between residents of Alaska and Ohio. Alaskans have informally called the 20,320-foot mountain Denali for years, but the federal government recognizes its name evoking the 25th president, William McKinley, who was born in Ohio and assassinated early in his second term.


    AP | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Dominica declares disaster status after storm leaves 20 dead DOMINICA | ROSEAU — Rescue teams worked Sunday to reopen roads to remote communities in Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika caused flooding and mudslides that killed at least 20 people and left more than 50 missing on the Caribbean island. “Access by road to these communities is impossible,” Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said. These towns “are cut off from the rest of the country.” In a national address, Skerrit declared disaster status for nine local areas. Sunday, the government ordered the evacuation of about 1,000 inhabitants from the small town of Petite-Savanne, fearing new landslides.

  • Investigators seek motive in ambush of Houston-area deputy

    By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press | Updated: 5 hr ago

    TEXAS | HOUSTON — The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a lengthy criminal record going back a decade, but never spent more than short stints in jail. Shannon J. Miles, whose criminal record includes convictions for resisting arrest and disorderly conduct with a firearm, is to be arraigned Monday in the shooting of Darren Goforth, a 10-year veteran of the Harris County sheriff's office. Miles' arrest Saturday came less than 24 hours after authorities said he ambushed Goforth at a suburban Houston Chevron station. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said the attack was “clearly unprovoked,” and there is no evidence that Goforth knew Miles.

  • Service pays tribute to slain television reporter, cameraman

    By JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press | Updated: 5 hr ago

    MEMORIAL VIRGINIA | ROANOKE — Community religious leaders gathered Sunday to remember 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward, the two television journalists who were shot and killed while working last week. The interfaith service at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke was filled with somber prayers across several religions, along with music from the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and others. The ceremony began with a slideshow of the WDBJ-TV journalists wearing warm smiles as they worked as a tag-team on stories. In his remarks, WDBJ-TV General Manager Jeffrey Marks recalled that Parker and Ward were almost never angry. Marks said he suspected that the most you would get out of Parker was an “emphatic

  • DHS director retires, won't fight to keep job at shelter

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    The longtime director of the DHS shelter in Oklahoma City is retiring, rather than fight termination over the handcuffing of children. Rebecca L. Price resigned by letter Tuesday "in lieu of discharge." She had worked for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services since 1984 and been director of the Pauline E. Mayer Shelter since May 2010. DHS uses the shelter in north Oklahoma City to provide emergency care for care for abused and neglected children until they can be placed in foster homes. DHS plans to close the shelter later this year and place children immediately in more family-like settings.

  • What we're talking about

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    GOP 2016-TRUMP-MASS DEPORTATIONS: Donald Trump's call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that actually happened to many Mexican-American families 85 years ago. HIKERS BEHAVING BADLY: With last year's release of the movie "Wild," about a woman's journey on the Pacific Crest Trail, and what experts call a growing interest in outdoor activities, the number of people on the Appalachian Trail has exploded. And the numbers are only expected to climb further after "A Walk in the Woods" — a movie based on the 1998 Bill Bryson book about the Appalachian Trail— hits theaters this week.

  • Three die in wrecks on Oklahoma roads

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Two men died in wrecks on state highways Saturday, and a man was killed crossing a highway early Sunday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. Cyrus Njuki Kiurire, 26, Oklahoma City About 2:40 a.m., Kiurire was struck by a vehicle and killed in the northbound lanes of Interstate 235 at NW 10, according to a patrol report. Troopers are investigating how the crash happened. John Malone, 52, Lawton About 5:20 p.m., Malone was driving a motorcycle south on State Highway 54, half a mile south of Cooperton in Kiowa County, when the bike left the road and crashed, troopers said. Malone, who was wearing a helmet, died at the scene, troopers said. Clebern K. Shahan, 57, Burlington About 4:30 p.m.

  • #OKC Boxscore

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@Oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    City chooses consultant for Indian museum study Oklahoma City has chosen a St. Louis firm, PGAV Planners, to evaluate the viability of commercial development associated with the partially finished American Indian Cultural Center and Museum. The Legislature has proposed that Oklahoma City assume responsibility for operating the museum, once it is finished, and for developing surrounding property. The development is in the southeast quadrant of the Interstate 40-Interstate 35 interchange near downtown. PGAV worked with Oklahoma City on the economic analysis of the Bricktown development anchored by the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World store. PGAV Planners says its areas of expertise include downtown revitalization and economic and market

  • #MyOklahoma

    Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    We asked our community of readers to show us why they live in and love Oklahoma. We received more than 57,000 responses via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or NewsOK.com and plan to run an image every day. Some images may have been digitally altered by the photographer. Follow us on Instagram @News_OK to see more photos.

  • Thousands gather in Washington state to mourn fallen firefighters

    By The Associated Press | Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON | WENATCHEE — Several thousand people gathered Sunday to honor three U.S. Forest Service firefighters killed battling wildfires in Washington state. “They dedicated their lives to protecting our national forests and the people in the communities surrounding them,” Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said in a eulogy. “And for that we should be grateful.” The memorial service for 20-year-old Tom Zbyszewski, 26-year-old Andrew Zajac, and 31-year-old Richard Wheeler took place in Wenatchee. That's about 90 miles south of where they died Aug. 19 near Twisp when flames consumed their vehicle. More than 80 vehicles took part in a procession leading to the memorial service Sunday where more than 100


    By GEIR MOULSON Associated Press | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Germany, France, Britain press for action on influx of migrants GERMANY | BERLIN — Germany, France and Britain pressed Sunday for better processing of migrants arriving in southern Europe and for a European Union-wide list of countries considered safe, and a special meeting of EU interior and justice ministers was called for Sept. 14. Interior ministers Thomas de Maiziere, of Germany, Bernard Cazeneuve, of France and Theresa May, of Britain stressed the need to set up “hot spots” in Greece and Italy by the year's end to ensure migrants are fingerprinted and registered, allowing authorities to identify quickly those in need of protection. They called in a statement for a special ministerial meeting in the next