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  • AP source: Cleveland reaches deal with Justice on policing

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The city of Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over a pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations by the police department, and the agreement could be announced as soon as Tuesday, a senior federal law enforcement official said. The...

  • AP source: Cleveland reaches settlement with US Justice Department over policing

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: Cleveland reaches settlement with US Justice Department over policing .

  • Biden reassures Iraqi prime minister of US support

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden reassured Iraq's government on Monday of U.S. support in the fight against the Islamic State group, telephoning Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi with thanks for "the enormous sacrifice and bravery of Iraqi forces" one day after Defense Secretary Ash...

  • Veterans History Project nears 100,000 items at US library

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Library of Congress has been working to build an oral history collection to capture veterans' memories of war, and the project is nearing a milestone of 100,000 records. The Veterans History Project is now in its 15th year. It holds more than 96,000 remembrances from...

  • Study: Europeans to suffer more ragweed with global warming

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century, a new study says. Ragweed pollen levels are likely to quadruple for much of Europe because warmer temperatures will allow the plants to take root more, and carbon dioxide will make them grow...

  • Vocabulary test takes away some National Spelling Bee drama

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For viewers of last year's Scripps National Spelling Bee, one of the most surprising results came courtesy of a test nobody saw. Vanya Shivashankar was one of the stars of the show, heavily promoted in ESPN's coverage. Her older sister, Kavya, won the bee in 2009, and the...

  • Peeking into healthy brains to see if Alzheimer's is brewing

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sticky plaque gets the most attention but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking. No one knows what actually causes Alzheimer's. The suspects are the gunky amyloid (am-uh-LOID') in brain...

  • 'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control. A likely reason: Twenty-six of...

  • Defense chief's criticism of Iraqis raises policy questions

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State group's takeover of the Iraqi provincial capital Ramadi has prompted criticism from Defense Secretary Ash Carter and raised new questions about the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the extremist group. The Islamic State group, which had already...

  • Police: Pressure cooker in suspicious DC vehicle destroyed

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman says a bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in an unattended vehicle parked on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol and the vehicle's owner was found and arrested. Police Lt. Kimberly A. Schneider says Capitol Police officers...

  • Skimpy insurance seen by Democrats as next health care issue

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections. It's not the uninsured, but rather the problem of high out-of-pocket costs for people already covered. Democrats call it...

  • #OKC Boxscore for Monday, May 25, 2015

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    William Crum: The week in review, and the week ahead, in Oklahoma City civic affairs.

  • Police: Pressure cooker from suspicious DC vehicle destroyed

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended Sunday afternoon on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol building and the vehicle's owner was located and arrested, a U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman said. Police Lt. Kimberly A....

  • Defense chief: Iraqis showed no will to fight at Ramadi

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State group's takeover of the provincial capital Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a TV interview that aired Sunday. The harsh assessment raised new questions about the Obama administration's...

  • %xhl(Police: Bomb squad destroys pressure cooker from 'suspicious' vehicle near Capitol, 1 arrest

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police: Bomb squad destroys pressure cooker from 'suspicious' vehicle near Capitol, 1 arrest.

  • 4 detained along with suspect in mansion slayings released

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police say they have released four people who were detained at the same time that the suspect in the slayings of a wealthy family was taken into custody. Police did not identify the four people or say how long they were detained. Thirty-four-year-old Daron Wint is the...

  • Annual Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' honors veterans

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The roar of motorcycle engines filled the air in the nation's capital on Sunday as thousands of bikers saluted military veterans with the Rolling Thunder "Ride for Freedom." The bikers and spectators thronged to the Washington, D.C., area as they do each Memorial Day weekend...

  • US Defense Secretary: Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue after Ramadi defeat (CORRECTS GARBLE)

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US Defense Secretary: Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue after Ramadi defeat (CORRECTS GARBLE)

  • Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore

    By Rick M. Green, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Rick M. Green: Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, May 24, 2015.

  • SRLC: Republicans criticize Hillary Clinton at Oklahoma City conference

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Carly Fiorina says Hilary Clinton can’t be trusted in the White House, while Dr. Ben Carson, Jim Gilmore and Mark Everson help wrap up Southern Republican Leadership Conference.

  • Oklahoma legislative session is called success, despite big funding shortfall

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Despite a revenue shortfall that threatened to derail key state priorities, lawmakers managed to pass legislation in the just-concluded session that will help reduce prison overcrowding and make Oklahoma a healthier place. That was the assessment of Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday as she harkened back...



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