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  • Two killed in crashes on Oklahoma roadways Friday evening

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Two people died Friday evening in separate crashes on Oklahoma roadways, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Stabbing in Norman leaves one woman dead Saturday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    A man called Norman police at about 3:35 a.m. Saturday and told dispatchers that he had killed someone. The man said he needed police at 3653 SE 24 in Norman, then hung up.

  • Oklahoma City Public Schools chooses Seattle-area man for superintendent post

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Robert R. Neu, 50, is in his fourth year with Federal Way (Wash.) Public Schools, and he could be introduced as early as Monday night if the Oklahoma City school board approves his contract.

  • Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Krishna Lamsal, a Nepal Tourism Ministry official at the base camp, said the bodies of the 12 guides were pulled out and brought down Friday. Weather was fine Saturday morning, but conditions could quickly deteriorate and hamper the search efforts, he said. The avalanche swept down a climbing route when the group of Sherpa guides were making their way up to the higher camps to fix ropes and dig a path for their foreign clients ahead of next month's peak season f

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions, superstition, violence and social inequality. Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, the Colombian-born Nobel laureate achieved literary celebrity that spawned comparisons to Mark Twain and Charles Dickens. He died at his home in Mexico City on Thursday afternoon at age 87. His flamboyant and melancholy fictional works — among them "Chronicle of a Death Foretold," ''Love in the Time of Cholera" and "The Autumn of the Patriarch" — outsold

  • National Archives release Oklahoma City bombing documents

    By Nolan Clay, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The National Archives released thousands of pages of previously restricted documents from former President Bill Clinton’s administration, including about 30 pages related to the Oklahoma City bombing.

  • Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After nearly a month of reports of gunshots being fired at vehicles and more than 100 tips, authorities announced charges Friday against a Kansas City-area man suspected in connection with about a dozen highway shootings that wounded three people. Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said at a news conference that 27-year-old Mohammed Whitaker, of Grandview, has been charged with 18 felony counts and was being held on $1 million cash bail. Baker said Whitaker, who had been under surveillance by police for about a week before his arrest, was charged with two counts of shooting into a motor vehicle and injuring a person, seven counts of shooting into a motor vehicle and nine counts of armed criminal a

  • Oklahoma unemployment hits five-year low

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Oklahoma’s unemployment rate hit a five-year low in March at 4.9 percent, according to data released Friday by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.

  • Possible hazmat situation shuts down Oklahoma City street

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 20 hr ago

    Oklahoma City Fire Department crews are responding to a possible hazardous material spill.

  • Oklahoma City man dies Thursday after being taken into police custody, hospitalized

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    An Oklahoma City man who was admitted into hospital care Sunday shortly after he was taken into police custody died Thursday night, police said.

  • US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely. In a surprise announcement Friday as Washington was winding down for Easter, the State Department said federal agencies will have more time to weigh in on the politically fraught decision — but declined to say how much longer. Officials said the decision will have to wait for the dust to settle in Nebraska, where a judge in February overturned a state law that allowed the pipeline's path through the state.

  • Anxiety levels rise among some Oklahoma third-graders taking high-stakes reading test

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Updated: 20 hr ago

    Preparation and encouragement by teachers and parents are being credited with lifting most Oklahoma students as they prepare to take a state-mandated reading test for the first time.

  • Deputies: Man smothered crying son over video game

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    HOMOSASSA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games on his Xbox and watch TV, sheriff's deputies said Friday. Cody Wygant, 24, is charged with third-degree murder and child neglect. He was being held Friday without bail at the Citrus County Jail. Sixteen-month-old Daymeon Wygant wasn't breathing when emergency crews arrived at the home Thursday morning. The child pronounced dead at a hospital, investigators said. "It is inconceivable that a father could kill his infant son — it just baffles the mind," Sheriff Jeff Dawsy said. "Our only sense of relief now comes from knowing that we did exactly what we needed to do to bring justice to him swiftly. Our prayers go out to

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Skip Bayless says OKC can't beat Spurs; other NBA playoff predictions

    Erik Horne | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Skip Bayless doesn’t care what you think. He thinks the Thunder is going down.

  • AP PHOTOS: Marking Jesus' journey on Good Friday

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Around the world, Christians are coming together in observance of Good Friday, which they believe was the day Jesus was crucified. In the Philippines, Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation commemorated the occasion by re-enacting the crucifixion. Devotees have themselves nailed to wooden crosses, rituals that church leaders do not condone but that draw huge crowds. Undeterred, some penitents participate in the practice year after year. Devotees undergo the re-enactment in the belief that extreme pain is a way to atone for their sins, attain miracle cures for illnesses or give thanks to God. In the Holy Land, Christians marked the day with prayers and processions, with thousands of pilgrims crowding along the Via Dolorosa

  • Oklahoma City police seek missing 16-year-old

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Oklahoma City police are asking for help locating a 16-year-old girl who went missing last week. Anne Josette Hill was last seen April 10 in the north Oklahoma City/Edmond area, police said.

  • Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev. Denis Pushilin of the self-appointed Donetsk People's Republic told reporters the insurgents in more than 10 cities do not recognize Ukraine's interim government as legitimate and will not leave the buildings until the government resigns. He demanded that Ukrainian leaders abandon their own public buildings. Talks between Ukraine, Russia, the United States and the European Union produced an agreement Thursday in Geneva to take tentative steps toward calming tensions in Ukraine.

  • Watch: Guy goes on epic rant against 'bullies' of autistic and people with disabilities

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Bullies prey on people they perceive as weak. That’s what they look for. … And they perceive you, or your loved ones who are disabled, as being weak. What they don’t understand is you’re not. Those words were spoken earlier this week by a man named Pete Werner during a weekly podcast he runs called DisUnplugged.

  • Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long celebrated on the date by lighting up for reasons not quite clear. Yet amid the online cracks about worshipping a "higher" power, tutorials on how to make a joint shaped like a cross and photos of Easter baskets piled with pot-filled eggs, a handful of churches nationwide are using the unfortunate coincidence to make much bigger points.

  • AP Sources: Obama administration extending agency review of Keystone XL oil pipeline

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — AP Sources: Obama administration extending agency review of Keystone XL oil pipeline.