• Both sides in Ireland's gay marriage referendum say 'yes' side has won resounding victory

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    DUBLIN (AP) — Both sides in Ireland's gay marriage referendum say 'yes' side has won resounding victory.

  • Senate clears White House-backed trade bill

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House. The vote was 62-37 to give Obama authority to complete trade deals that Congress could approve or reject, but not change. A total of 48 Republicans supported the measure, but only 14 of the Senate's 44 Democrats backed a president of their own party on legislation near the top of his second-term agenda.

  • DC authorities: Ex-con had help in wealthy family's slaying

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — An ex-convict likely had help from others holding a family captive inside their mansion for at least 18 hours, authorities said. During their ordeal, the business executive and his wife told others to stay away — even ordering a pizza deliverer to leave two pies at the door — as they frantically arranged for $40,000 in cash to be dropped off at the home. But once the money was left on the seat of a red sports car in the family's garage, Daron Dylon Wint struck and stabbed Savvas Savopoulos, the CEO of the American Iron Works company where he had once worked as a welder, Wint's charging document said. At a court hearing Friday, Wint was ordered held in jail on a murder charge.

  • What We're Talking About 4:30

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    JOSH DUGGAR RESIGNATION: TLC pulls the reality series “19 Kids and Counting” from its schedule, a move that follows reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile, This Page. ROSENBERG CASE: A New York judge has ordered the unsealing of key grand jury testimony from 1950 that may fuel suspicions that Ethel Rosenberg was unjustly convicted of espionage and put to death for conspiring to give nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union.

  • Oklahoma City police officer injured in collision

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Shortly before 11 p.m. Friday, an officer from the Santa Fe Division was conducting a traffic stop in the 5400 block of S Sooner Road when his car was struck by a vehicle on S Sooner Road, authorities said.

  • Westmoore High School debuts social media campaign to improve public perception

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Counselor says there’s more to school than tornadoes and athletics; Facebook page modeled after Humans of New York has received 800 likes in less than two weeks

  • Las Vegas feels magnitude-4.8 earthquake 100 miles away

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A magnitude-4.8 earthquake struck a rural area of southern Nevada on Friday, shaking buildings more than 100 miles away and shutting down a busy Las Vegas interchange as road-tripping travelers were descending on Sin City for Memorial Day weekend. The U.S. Geological Survey revised an earlier report that pinned the magnitude of Friday's earthquake at 5.4. The temblor hit at 11:47 a.m. about 24 miles southwest of the small town of Caliente, and most of Southern Nevada felt it, along with parts of Utah including St. George and Cedar City, the USGS said.

  • MLB scoreboard

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  • Auto racing roundup

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    No crashes in final Indy 500 practice Will Power and Scott Dixon posted the fastest laps Friday in final practice for the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. Power turned a lap of 229.020 under clear skies at the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway, followed by Dixon at 228.585 mph. It was a reversal of the way they'll start the 99th running of the legendary race. Dixon will start on the pole position and Power will start second. The practice was free of the spectacular crashes that plagued earlier practice sessions this month and raised fears of a safety issue looming over the Memorial Day weekend classic.

  • MLB notebook

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    Brewers' Smith suspended 8 games for rosin, sunscreen on arm Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith was suspended for eight games on Friday for having a foreign substance on his right arm during a game at Atlanta. Major League Baseball said Smith plans to appeal, so the penalty is on hold. Smith will be available for Friday night's game at the Braves. Smith, a left-hander, was ejected for having rosin and sunscreen on his right forearm in the seventh inning of Thursday night's 10-1 loss to the Braves. He said after the game he put the substance on his forearm before warming up in the bullpen on a brisk night. He expressed regret for not wiping it off before

  • Speech excerpts from Southern Republican Leadership Conference

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    Gov. Bobby Jindal, Gov. Chris Christie and former Gov. Jeb Bush spoke during the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City.

  • Saturday speakers scheduled for the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City

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    Saturday speakers scheduled for the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City

  • 1st batch of emails reveals little new

    By Michael Doyle, Jonathan S. Landay and Greg Gordon | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON — The State Department released the first batch of emails Friday from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private server, shedding light on how political bureaucracies work but revealing nothing new about the deaths of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans in a terrorist attack in Benghazi. The 296 emails did not contain new revelations about the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans or the degree to which the State Department was prepared for the attack.

  • U.S. consumer prices tick up as Fed weighs rate hike

    By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Core consumer prices outside of food and energy posted the biggest increase in April in more than a year, suggesting that an improving U.S. economy is finally starting to lift prices. That could prompt the Federal Reserve to start raising interest rates later this year. Overall consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent for the third straight climb. Overall gains were held back by a 1.3 percent drop in energy costs. But excluding food and energy, core inflation rose 0.3 percent in April, marking the biggest one-month increase since January 2013. Paul Ashcroft, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics, said the trend in core prices is likely to spark concerns at the central bank.

  • Ireland votes on gay marriage

    By SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    IRELAND DUBLIN — Voters determined to have their voice heard on gay marriage turned out in strength Friday for Ireland's most hard-fought referendum in decades, a contest that pitted the liberal forces of social change against the nation's conservative Catholic foundation. Polls closed at 10 p.m. after 15 hours of voting that featured long-distance trips by Irish citizens, including thousands of emigrants who returned by aircraft or ferry to take part in the world's first national vote on gay marriage. Backers of gay marriage had hoped for high turnout, reflecting strong participation by young and first-time voters.

  • States retool police training to emphasize role as protector

    By GENE JOHNSON | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON BURIEN — When prosecutor Dan Satterberg used to visit Washington state's police academy, recruits would snap to attention, backs to the walls, and allow him to pass. Now, they greet him and start a conversation. “It takes a lot longer to walk down the halls,” said Satterberg, the elected prosecutor in Seattle's King County. The friendlier attitude reflects a campaign underway here and elsewhere around the U.S. to “demilitarize” the police and produce officers who think of themselves as guardians of their communities, not members of an occupying force.

  • Oklahoma lawmakers pass student safety bill

    By Randy Ellis
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    The Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill Friday designed to protect students from abusive teachers who escape detection by switching schools when they get in trouble.

  • Q&A: Why are antibiotics used in livestock?

    By The Associated Press | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Q&A Why do some farmers use antibiotics in livestock? NEW YORK — Walmart, the world's biggest retailer, is the latest company to ask its suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals. Here's a rundown of what's driving the decision: Q: Why do farmers use antibiotics in raising animals in the first place? A: Farmers use antibiotics in animals for the same reason they're used in humans, to treat infections and other illnesses. But the drugs are also given to farm animals broadly in feed and water in order to fatten them up.

  • Good Jobs First director discusses tax increment financing at Oklahoma City town hall meeting

    By William Crum
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Executive director of Good Jobs First Greg LeRoy said TIF projects done well can revitalize economically distressed neighborhoods, set them up for future growth and work in concert with other government efforts to fight poverty, crime and other urban ills.

  • Oklahoma City federal jury finds three men guilty in online gambling racketeering conspiracy

    By Matt Dinger
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Three men were found guilty in Oklahoma City federal court of racketeering conspiracy, conducting an illegal gambling business and money laundering conspiracy.