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  • Heat wave continues in Oklahoma Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 25 min ago

    The high temperature in central Oklahoma will feel like 104 degrees Tuesday. An excessive heat warning is in effect for the Tulsa area Tuesday

  • Former general withdraws from Indonesian election

    Updated: 36 min ago

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Former Indonesian general Prabowo Subianto said Tuesday he rejected the presidential election process as unfair and that he was withdrawing from the contest as nearly complete results showed his opponent leading with 52 percent of the vote. The announcement came as the Election Commission was finalizing the tally of the July 9 election and preparing to declare a winner later Tuesday. Thousands of policemen were deployed around the commission's building in downtown Jakarta to maintain security after a particularly nasty presidential campaign.

  • Train goes to Kharkiv with crash victims remains

    Updated: 52 min ago

    KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — A train carrying the remains of people killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Wednesday on their way to the Netherlands, a journey which has been agonizingly slow for relatives of the victims. An AP reporter saw the train Tuesday as it pulled into a station in Kharkiv, a government-controlled city where Ukrainian authorities have set up their crash investigation center. For many, it is the next stop on their journey home to the Netherlands. Of the 298 who died, 193 were Dutch citizens. Oleksander Kharchenko, spokesman for the state committee on the crash, said "we will do our best" to send the bodies to the Netherlands on Tuesday.

  • Israeli official: Israeli soldier missing in Gaza

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip, a defense official told The Associated Press on Tuesday. It was not clear if the soldier was dead or alive. The development adds a potential complication to intensive diplomatic efforts meant to end more than two weeks of fighting between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers that has killed at least 570 Palestinians and 29 Israelis. The defense official said the soldier went missing after a deadly battle in Gaza over the weekend and it was not immediately clear if he was dead or alive. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the incident with the media.

  • Verlander makes last-minute adjustment in win

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — A last-minute change in his arm action had Justin Verlander feeling like old times. All because of some pictures of himself that he looked at "literally 10 minutes" before he warmed up. Verlander pitched into the seventh inning, Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson homered and the Detroit Tigers opened their interleague series in Arizona by beating the Diamondbacks 4-3 on Monday night. Verlander said he "came across a couple of pictures," one from earlier in his career and one from this season. He was looking to see if he had changed his grip at all. Instead, he noticed a difference in his arm action and made an immediate adjustment when he warmed up in the bullpen. "I went out and tried to throw the w

  • Blunder on the bases costly in D-Backs' 4-3 loss

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — A rookie's mental mistake proved costly for the Arizona Diamondbacks in their 4-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. Ender Inciarte, potentially the tying run, singled in the seventh but was picked off by catcher Bryan Holaday. David Peralta then walked and Aaron Hill singled. But instead of Inciarte scoring the tying run, he was in the dugout lamenting his error. "A big mistake," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. Inciarte acknowledged as much. "I messed up," Inciarte said. "I thought it was a 3-2 count. I was going to go and when I came back I thought I had a chance to get back to the bag but my foot got stuck in the ground. Either way I messed up. I should be aware of the situati

  • McCarty Center camp in Norman offers unique experience for disabled children

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Camp ClapHans in Norman will wrap up its summer program this week after serving a total of 60 children with developmental disabilities in five camp sessions.

  • Edmond man faces charges of sex acts with Kenyan children

    BY MATT DINGER, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Matthew Lane Durham, 19, of Edmond, is charged in Oklahoma City federal court with four counts of traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with children. Durham is accused of committing sex acts with young children of both sexes while volunteering at a children’s home in Kenya.

  • Oklahoma City traffic commission approves regulating app-based ride services

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Proposed ordinance updates to regulate vehicles for hire will advance to the Oklahoma City Council.

  • Oklahoma news briefs, July 22

    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Oklahoma news briefs for July 22, 2014

  • BELL program for blind children seeks Oklahoma campers

    BY HEATHER WARLICK, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    The BELL Program’s second annual summer camp is seeking blind or visually impaired children. The two-week camp runs from July 28 to Aug. 8 at Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 300 NE 18.

  • Police probe other attacks after transients killed

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three teenagers accused of fatally beating two homeless men beyond recognition with cinder blocks, bricks and a metal fence pole may have been terrorizing transients around Albuquerque for months, police said Monday. A man who identified himself as the father of two of the boys said they were once homeless themselves and he had no idea what prompted the beatings. One of the boys told police they had attacked about 50 homeless people over the last few months, but had never gone that far. But on Friday night, he was angry about breaking up with his girlfriend, he said. Alex Rios, 18, and two boys ages 16 and 15 were ordered held on $5 million bond each during initial court appearances Monday.

  • Detroit says retirees and workers have approved pension cuts, a major step in bankruptcy case

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit says retirees and workers have approved pension cuts, a major step in bankruptcy case.

  • Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine. With body parts decaying in sweltering heat and signs that evidence at the crash site was mishandled, anger in Western capitals has mounted at the rebels and their allies in Moscow. Their reluctant cooperation will soothe mourning families and help investigators, but may do little to reconcile the East-West powers struggling over Ukraine's future. Russia's Defense Ministry said Monday it saw no evidence a missile was fired and denied involvement in the downing of Flight 17 — a

  • Migration spotlights Mexican 'coyote' smugglers

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human smuggling business with a question: "Do you think a coyote is going to say he's a coyote?" Dressed as a migrant in shorts and sandals but speaking like an entrepreneur, he then described shipments of tens of thousands of dollars in human cargo from the slums of Honduras and highlands of Guatemala to cities across the United States. "It's business," he said, agreeing to speak to a reporter only if guaranteed anonymity. "Sometimes, business is very good.

  • Oklahoma lawmakers reiterate opposition to using Fort Sill as shelter for unaccompanied minors

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    Most members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation say the U.S. Army artillery post should not house children past the October deadline.

  • Report ranks Oklahoma 39th in well-being of its children

    BY RANDY ELLIS, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    Oklahoma slipped three notches from last year and now ranks 39th among the 50 states for the overall well-being of its children, according to the 2014 edition of KIDS COUNT, a report compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation of Baltimore.

  • Friends: Man in NYC chokehold case 'gentle giant'

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Garner was a familiar figure on the streets near Staten Island's ferry docks: to his friends, a congenial giant with a generous gesture or a calming word; to police, a persistent face of the small-time crime of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes. Garner's last run-in with police spiraled into a confrontation in which an officer applied an apparent chokehold, leaving the married father of six dead and police tactics under scrutiny. And it left some who knew him wondering why such conduct was used against a man they describe as a neighborhood peacemaker. "That's the ironic part about it. He's the most gentle of everybody over there," friend Irvine Johnson said.

  • Police release name of man who died Friday in collision in south Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Logan Rosado-Santoni, 18, died at the scene of an accident after the driver of the vehicle he was in drifted into oncoming traffic, striking multiple vehicles, the Oklahoma City Police Department reports.

  • Boy, 10, dies in Elk City area four-wheeler accident

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 8 hr ago

    A 10-year-old boy was killed when he lost control of the four-wheeler he was driving, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.