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  • Nation and world briefs

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    UNITED STATES MASSACHUSETTS Worcester — The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway in Massachusetts has been confirmed as a missing 5-year-old. Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. said the body found Friday off Interstate 190 in Sterling has been positively identified as Jeremiah Oliver, who was missing for months before police learned of his disappearance. Jeremiah's case has led to criminal charges against his mother and her boyfriend. CALIFORNIA Santa Paula — What was supposed to be a cheap bite at Del Taco turned out to be small fortune for some Southern California customers.

  • Donald shoots 66, takes RBC Heritage lead into final round

    by the associated press | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Luke Donald believes he's got the right game on the right course — and is ready to make up for so many near-misses at the RBC Heritage. Donald had an eagle and six birdies to shoot 66 on Saturday and take a two-stroke lead over John Huh after three rounds at Harbour Town Golf Links. The Englishman has done just about everything on Harbour Town the past five times he's played — except win. He fell in a playoff to Brandt Snedeker here in 2011, part of a run of four top-3 finishes since at the tricky, Pete Dye design. Now, he'll carry the lead into the final day and is ready to make it stand up on Sunday. “If I can go out as relaxed and confident

  • Oklahoma City Barons notebook: Steve MacIntyre is captain for a day

    By Mike Baldwin | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Since the Barons clinched a playoff berth on Friday night, most of their top players sat out a 3-2 shootout win over Iowa in the regular-season finale Saturday night at the Cox Center.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Young players get plenty of ice time in 3-2 shootout win over Iowa

    By Mike Baldwin | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Having clinched a playoff berth Friday night, coach Todd Nelson rested many of his top players Saturday night. Several kids who recently completed college or junior hockey got significant ice time in a 3-2 shootout win over Iowa in front of 4,837 fans at the Cox Convention Center.

  • US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,177

    By The Associated Press | Updated: 4 hr ago

    As of Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at least 2,177 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is one less than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT. At least 1,802 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers. Outside of Afghanistan, the department reports at least 132 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, 11 were the result of hostile action.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant scores 33 points in Game 1 win over Grizzlies

    By Darnell Mayberry | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Kevin Durant scored a game-high 33 points with eight rebounds and seven assists to lead Oklahoma City to a wire-to-wire 100-86 win over the Grizzlies in Game 1 on Saturday night inside Chesapeake Energy Arena.

  • Thunder-Grizzlies: Oklahoma City's Game 1 win tests the theory that there are no bad playoff victories

    By Berry Tramel | Updated: 4 hr ago

    COMMENTARY — The opportunity to score major mental points on Memphis was lost in the third quarter. The game, however, was not.

  • What they're saying about Game 1: The Thunder and Grizzlies weigh in

    COMPILED BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Russell Westbrook said he didn’t do a good job setting the tone in the third quarter.

  • Thunder-Grizzlies: How the Thunder's bench wore down Memphis

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    REPORT CARD — Grading Oklahoma City’s 100-86 victory over Memphis in Game 1 of a Western Conference quarterfinal.

  • Grizzlies tried, but couldn't come back

    By Geoff Calkins | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Mike Miller set his feet and let the ball fly and watched as it dropped true. Just like that, the Grizzlies were down by a bucket. The crowd packed into Chesapeake Energy Arena sat quiet, stunned. Could the Grizzlies really pull off this most astonishing of comebacks? Could they come back from 25 down in the first half to win? Well, no. They couldn't. But darned if they didn't give it a go. The Grizzlies lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder Saturday night, 100-86, to fall behind in their best of seven series, 1-0. For the key to this one, let's go to Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger, talking to the media before the game tipped off. “You want to

  • OKC Thunder: Russell Westbrook makes a difference

    By Jenni Carlson | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Thunder point guard missed last year’s series with Memphis. His presence helped the Thunder win Game 1 of this year’s showdown with the Grizzlies.

  • Thunder-Grizzlies: How Caron Butler's contributions went beyond a surprising dunk

    By Anthony Slater | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    THUNDER 100, GRIZZLIES 86 — Thunder general manager Sam Presti brought Caron Butler for games like this. A look at the dunk that ignited Oklahoma City’s Game 1 victory.

  • Q&A: Derrick Seys, 'The Brick Man'

    By Berry Tramel | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Derrick Seys, the Thunder fan who goes by “Brick Man,” moved to the Quad Cities area in Illinois in 2010 but remains a die-hard Thunder fan. He's made some crazy trips to watch the Thunder, but Saturday night might have been the craziest. He left Geneseo, Ill., at 7:30 a.m. Saturday and planned to drive home after the game. Q: Did anyone drive with you? A: Tanner, a friend of mine's son. First NBA game. Easter festivities and family things kind of made it tough on us. Is Tanner helping you drive? No. He's 11. He

  • NBA Playoffs: Oklahoma City Thunder wins Game 1 against Grizzlies

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    A dominating first half by the Thunder was turned on its head Saturday night. A blowout turned into slugfest, and the hometown team found itself hanging on for dear life in the opening game of this Western Conference playoff series. Oklahoma City 100, Memphis 86.

  • New life for Emma: Guthrie family sees hope, blessings with addition of preschooler

    By Carla Hinton | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Emma has Jacobsen syndrome, a disorder with low life expectancy. But her outlook is bright, if you ask Travis and Tonya Ratcliff, the Guthrie couple who adopted her in January.

  • First women in combat roles move into Army field artillery platoons

    By LOLITA C. BALDOR | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead. At the edge of the circle, the platoon leader watches as field artillerymen go through their training exercise. No one seems to notice the small knot of hair at the base of the lieutenant's helmet, or that 1st Lt. Kelly Requa is the only woman on the field at Campbell's Crossroads on the sprawling grounds of Fort Bragg. By January 2016, the U.S. military must open all combat jobs to women or explain why

  • Rodney J. McKinley rose to the highest noncommissioned officer position in the U.S. Air Force

    Bryan Painter | Updated: 10 hr ago

    McKinley is now chief human resources officer for Oklahoma City Public Schools.

  • Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations cold case fingerprint unit provides new solutions to old mysteries

    By Matt Dinger | Updated: 10 hr ago

    OSBI lab workers are giving a fresh look at old cases and running them through a new FBI database, including cases from out of state. Their work has led to the arrest of a Chicago man in connection with a 1997 rape and murder.

  • Moore tornado victim gets ready for tornado season

    By Diana Baldwin | Updated: 7 hr ago

    EH Pittman, who was seriously injured as he took shelter on May 20 at the Moore 7-Eleven where three people died, continues to heal while in his wheelchair. His family was given a tornado shelter modified for him.

  • Oklahoma correctional center graduates first class of inmate-trained dogs

    By Graham Lee Brewer | Updated: 10 hr ago

    The first class of dogs to go through the new inmate-driven dog training program at the Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in McLoud graduated Friday. The dogs left the women’s prison with their new adopted families.