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  • Pope names moderate Bishop Blase Cupich to lead Chicago, replacing conservative George

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope names moderate Bishop Blase Cupich to lead Chicago, replacing conservative George.

  • Crowds line up in Oklahoma for newest iPhone

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Hundreds of avid iPhone fans camped out for up to a day near Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City, eager to be among the first to claim one of Apple Inc.’s new phones.

  • Oklahoma City dads make time for important lesson

    By Sarah Lobban, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    For the last three years, schools in the Oklahoma City district have been participating in the Take Your Child to School Day, organized by TRUE Dads Oklahoma. Fathers, stepfathers, uncles and other men are invited to bring their student to school and have breakfast with them in the cafeteria.

  • Oklahoma's unemployment rate rises slightly

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Oklahoma is one of 17 states with significantly lower jobless rate than nation

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister says 49 Turkish hostages held by Islamic militants have been freed.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister says 49 Turkish hostages held by Islamic militants have been freed.

  • Ambush suspect could be aided by dense woods

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — For a second night, authorities on Friday closed roads near a home where a suspect in the ambush killing of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper recently lived with his parents, and this time gunfire was reported in the area. The shots were fired around 6:40 p.m. Friday, a Monroe County 911 dispatcher said. State police told residents in the townships of Price and Barrett to stay inside and asked others not to travel to the area because of heavy police activity. About 20 people who couldn't get back to their homes took refuge at the Barrett Township firehouse, said township supervisor Ralph Megliola.

  • Oklahoma Highway Patrol investigates fatal airplane crash in Okmulgee County

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 9 hr ago

    The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating an airplane crash in Okmulgee County that killed pilot Gene Thompson, of Tulsa, who was found dead at the crash site.

  • Oklahoma mental health conference focuses on treatment, suicide

    BY NATE ROBSON, Oklahoma Watch | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Suicide and how law enforcement deals with mentally ill people were among the key messages discussed at a mental health conference in Tulsa on Thursday and Friday. About 700 people — including advocates, funders and professionals in mental health and law enforcement — attended the event.

  • Police think Friday homicide was the result of a home invasion

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Investigators believe brothers Demarco Sayles, 24, and Nakadda Sayles, 23, attempted to break into an apartment in the 4200 block of SE 52 about 4 a.m. Friday. Demarco Sayles fought with the man living in the apartment and was fatally injured, police said.

  • Longtime Edmond lobbyist is found dead Friday in hot tub

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 10 hr ago

    A longtime Edmond lobbyist was found dead Friday morning in a hot tub that was connected to his pool at his home.

  • Ten Commandments monument to remain on Capitol grounds, Oklahoma County judge rules

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Updated: 10 hr ago

    An Oklahoma County judge has ruled that a Ten Commandments monument on Capitol grounds will remain there while the case is appealed.

  • Forklift accident in Edmond leaves two dead, one injured

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Two men were killed and one was injured Friday in a forklift accident at the Old Towne Loft Apartments in Edmond.

  • Oklahoma City police make arrests Friday in 2013 homicide case

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Oklahoma City police arrested Claudia Cadena, 25, and Albert Barbosa, 20, in connection with the 2013 death of Adrian Avalos, 7.

  • Facing complaints of five patient overdose deaths, Oklahoma doctor surrenders license

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: 11 hr ago

    On Thursday, Dr. Glenn Stow surrendered his medical license, facing a complaint from the Oklahoma Medical Board that the drugs he prescribed were, at least, partially responsible for the overdose deaths of five patients, including a woman who was 32 weeks pregnant.

  • Two people killed in separate Oklahoma crashes; five others critically injured

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 11 hr ago

    A woman was killed after driving her vehicle into a ditch near Castle, and a Tahlequah man was killed in a head-on crash in Wagoner County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Florida town knew shooter had troubled past

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    BELL, Fla. (AP) — Most people in this rural, north Florida community seemed to know about the Spirit family's troubled and tragic past. The patriarch, Don Spirit, who police say killed his daughter and his six grandchildren before committing suicide, served time a decade ago after he accidentally shot his son to death during a hunting trip. His daughter 28-year-old Sarah Lorraine Spirit was on probation at the time she was killed. Two men who fathered her slain children are locked up. Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz couldn't say Friday what may have led up to the shootings. Don Spirit, 51, called 911 on Thursday afternoon from his home to say that he might hurt himself or others.

  • US, Canadian jets intercept 8 Russian aircraft

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say two F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military airplanes that neared the western coast of Alaska. Lt. Col. Michael Jazdyk, a spokesman for the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, says the jets intercepted the planes about 55 nautical miles from the Alaskan coast at about 7 p.m. Pacific time Wednesday. The Russian planes were identified as two IL-78 refueling tankers, two Mig-31 fighter jets and two Bear long-range bombers. At about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, two Canadian CF-18 fighter jets intercepted two of the long-range bombers about 40 nautical miles off the Canadian coastline.

  • The Clean Cut: Rascal Flatts prays with cancer patient during hospital visit

    Sarah Sanders Petersen, Deseret News | Updated: 13 hr ago

    The country group Rascal Flatts decided to make a surprise visit to one of their biggest fans at All Children's Hospital in Florida.

  • Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL's handling of players accused of crimes. The commissioner was definitive about one thing: He has not considered resigning. Goodell was short on specifics Friday as he discussed how he would address the rash of domestic violence incidents in the league. He said the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. "Unfortunately, over the past several weeks, we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong," he said in his opening statement. "That starts with me." The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not act