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  • 2 Oklahoma women die in Kansas Turnpike accident

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    WICHITA, Kan. — Two women from Oklahoma died when their car collided with a pickup truck driven by a man going the wrong way on the Kansas Turnpike. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the accident occurred Tuesday night on Interstate 35 in Wichita. The patrol says the driver, 65-year-old Donald Fifer of Haysville, was driving south in the northbound lanes when his truck hit a vehicle head-on, struck a guardrail and overturned before starting on fire. He was hospitalized in Wichita. The driver of the second vehicle, 38-year-old Lori Uchiyama, of Blackwell, Okla., and her passenger, 33-year-old Elizabeth Goodno, of Ponca City, Okla., were killed. Investigators are trying to determine why Fifer was driving the

  • Coca-Cola beverage sales bubble up as soda goes flat

    By CANDICE CHOI, Associated Press | Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Coca-Cola, the world’s biggest beverage maker, said Tuesday that the amount of soda it sold globally fell for the first time in 15 years.

  • Friends, family mourn former Oklahoma physician killed in suburban Kansas City shooting

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    William Lewis Corporon, 69, practiced medicine from 1976 to 2003 in Oklahoma, according to a family statement. Corporon and his grandson, 14-year-old Reat Griffin Underwood, were shot and killed Sunday.

  • Waiting to wed: Same-sex couples in Oklahoma discuss importance of right to marry

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Many gay Oklahoma couples are more optimistic than ever that they'll soon wed after a federal judge in Tulsa in January struck down Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional.

  • Oklahoma same-sex marriage case to be argued in Denver this week

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Judges on a federal appeals court will hear attorneys on both sides argue over whether a U.S. district judge in Tulsa was right to strike down Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage.

  • The 14th Amendment: Does it protect same-sex marriage?

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    As federal appeals court judges weigh Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage, they must determine what level of constitutional protection to afford those couples currently excluded from marriage.

  • Online application quickest way to retirement benefits

    Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Spouses can receive a share of partner’s Social Security retirement benefits.

  • Taking Stock: Variable annuity investors should watch out for fees

    Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Malcolm Berko: Variable annuities are complex and contain fees that sap income, Berko says.

  • 10 killed as truck, bus carrying students collide

    By FENIT NIRAPPIL and CHANNING JOSEPH | Published: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — The long bus ride north from Los Angeles for a group of high school students who planned to visit Humboldt State University had been fun: The hours whizzed by as they watched movies, chatted up new friends, and jammed to hip-hop on the radio. Steven Clavijo, 18, a senior at West Ranch High in Santa Clarita, was looking forward to his visit to Humboldt, where he planned to enroll. Just as Clavijo was trying to catch a nap Thursday afternoon, he said he felt the big vehicle begin to shake from left to right and then he heard a loud boom. “We knew we were in major trouble,” he said. A FedEx tractor-trailer had crossed a grassy freeway median and slammed into the bus.

  • Candidate filings for federal, state and county elections in Oklahoma, April 11

    Published: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Candidate filings for federal, state and county elections in Oklahoma, April 11

  • 11 Senate Democrats favor Keystone XL pipeline

    By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | Published: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    The five-year review of the Canada-to-Texas pipeline has been “exhaustive in its time, breadth and scope” and has taken longer than reasonably justified, the senators wrote to President Barack Obama.

  • Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper warns lawmakers against allowing bigger trucks on roads

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    An Oklahoma trooper says bigger trucks pose more danger to motorists and roads, but trucking group supports proposals for heavier and longer trucks.

  • California city turns up heat on Sriracha maker

    By JOHN ROGERS, Associated Press | Published: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    A small Southern California town has turned up the heat on the makers of the wildly popular Sriracha hot sauce, telling them that if they can’t keep their bottling plant from smelling up the neighborhood, the city will.

  • SC mom drops lawsuit over Oklahoma Indian girl’s adoption

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — The biological mother of a girl at the center of a South Carolina adoption dispute has dropped a challenge to the law governing placement of Indian children. A local newspaper reports Thursday an attorney says Christy Maldonado wanted to end the lawsuit once Matt and Melanie Capobianco were reunited with Veronica. Maldonado wanted invalidated parts of a law passed to reduce the number of Indian children being removed from their homes and placed with non-Indian families. Veronica lived with the Capobiancos for two years but went to her biological father in Oklahoma in 2011, when South Carolina justices ruled the federal law gave Dusten Brown preference because of his Cherokee heritage.

  • Disability reviews won't save Social Security program from shortfall, official says

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    During a hearing of Oklahoma Rep. James Lankford’s subcommittee, lawmakers continued to explore the various aspects of Social Security disability programs that are facing financial shortfalls in just two years.

  • At a glance: Oklahoma candidate filings

    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    At a glance: Oklahoma candidate filings

  • Police: Pa. student flashed 2 knives, injured 20

    KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — A 16-year-old boy "was flashing two knives around" when he injured 19 students and a school police officer who eventually subdued him with the help of an assistant principal at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday, a police chief said.

  • Worker shortage concerns construction industry

    By COLLEEN SLEVIN, Associated Press | Published: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    The construction industry says it’s in danger of running short on workers to keep up with the demand for building projects, as employees age and more teens are pushed to go to college.

  • Tracking MIAs among areas cited in new report on federal duplication

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    The Government Accountability Office finds 11 more areas of potential overlap and duplication in the fourth annual report required by Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn’s legislation.

  • American is latest airline to tweak flier program

    By DAVID KOENIG, Associated Press | Published: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    The Dallas-based carrier on Tuesday announced changes that make it tougher to redeem miles for a flight during busy travel periods, and to check a bag without a fee.