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  • In Alaska, Obama depicts stark future without climate action

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Barack Obama warned Monday, painting a doomsday scenario as he opened a historic visit to Alaska. In a bid to further his environmental...

  • Clinton, aides stressed protecting State Dept info in email

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email and other forms of unsecure electronic communication, according to the latest batch of messages released...

  • Oklahoma attorney general seeks state-level Iran sanctions

    By Chris Casteel Washington Bureau ccasteel@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma's Republican attorney general, and his GOP counterpart in Michigan, Bill Schuette, sent a letter to all 50 governors Monday urging them to enforce or adopt their own sanctions against Iran.

  • Oklahoma City appoints new municipal courts administrator

    By William CrumStaff Writerwcrum@Oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    LaShawn Thompson, 44, has been named the municipal courts administrator in Oklahoma City, replacing Stacey Davis.

  • Blumenthal: John Boehner is 'alcoholic,' 'lazy,' 'banal' | Washington Examiner

    Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Hillary Clinton confidant Sid Blumenthal had nothing but bad things to say about incoming House Speaker John Boehner on the day Republicans won back the House from Democrats in 2010, according to new emails released by the State Department late Monday. "Boehner is despised by the younger, more...

  • Emails: Hillary kept close ties to Clinton Foundation while at State | Washington Examiner

    Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Thousands of Hillary Clinton's private emails released by the State Department Monday evening illustrate the deep ties Clinton maintained to her family's foundation while serving as secretary of state. Clinton seemingly kept close tabs on the Clinton Foundation's activities — a situation the...

  • Rally held to underline dangers of prescription drug abuse

    RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Gail Box has a photograph of her son that gives her strength. Austin Box had just intercepted a pass against Oklahoma State on Nov. 27, 2010, in Stillwater. Amid the jubilation, he pointed at the University of Oklahoma student section. "Whenever I see that picture today, whenever I see...

  • Rep. Jim Bridenstine recognized for leadership on space issues

    BY RANDY KREHBIEL, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    In the 1st District, U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine is known for his iconoclastic conservatism and willingness to challenge the status quo. In Washington, he is known as one of the few people paying much attention to the nation’s space satellite programs. It’s a technical subject, unglamorous and...

  • Fossils show big bug ruled the seas 460 million years ago

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth's first big predatory monster was a weird water bug as big as Tom Cruise, newly found fossils show. Almost half a billion years ago, way before the dinosaurs roamed, Earth's dominant large predator was a sea scorpion that grew to 5 feet 7 inches, with a dozen claw arms...

  • Obama offended by attacks on Jews who back Iran deal

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said people who attack Jews who support the Iran nuclear deal are like African-Americans who differ with him on policy and then conclude he's "not black enough." Obama, in an interview with the Jewish newspaper The Forward, was asked whether it hurt him...

  • Judge sides with anti-abortion group in birth control case

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday sided with an anti-abortion group in its challenge of a key birth control provision of the Obama administration's health care overhaul. The decision from U.S. District Judge Richard Leon adds to the legal debate surrounding the law's requirement that...

  • Legal experts see no criminal trouble for Clinton thus far

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on the public evidence thus far. Some...

  • #OKC Boxscore for Monday Aug. 31, 2015

    By William CrumStaff Writerwcrum@Oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

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

  • Timeline for Oklahoma County jail

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 11 hr ago

    A look back at the history of the beleaguered Oklahoma County jail.

  • Oklahoma, Michigan attorneys general call for Iran sanctions

    AP | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The attorneys general of Oklahoma and Michigan are urging leaders in every state to impose state-based sanctions against Iran in response to a nuclear accord between Iran, the U.S. and other nations. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt and Michigan Attorney General Bill...

  • What's in 90 percent of seabirds' guts? 1 word: Plastics

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As many as nine out of 10 of the world's seabirds likely have pieces of plastic in their guts, a new study estimates. Previously, scientists figured about 29 percent of seabirds had swallowed plastic, based on older studies. An Australian team of scientists who have studied...

  • Late OU linebacker's mother targets prescription drugs

    AP | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The mother of a University of Oklahoma football player who died of a prescription drug overdose is helping launch a campaign to bring awareness to the problem, which has surpassed motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of accidental death in Oklahoma. Gail Box is...

  • Got an Edmond question?

    Diana Baldwin | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Edmond Exchange is a weekly wrap-up of what is going on in Edmond. We asked readers if they have questions.

  • White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Alaska. By renaming the peak...

  • ACLU review finds Oklahoma law enforcers seized $6.1 million in properties along I-40

    By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Updated: 20 hr ago

    The review, released Thursday, found 319 seizure cases from 2009 to 2014. Criminal charges were filed in 205 cases, and no charges were found in the remaining 114.

  • Kansas statistician suing the state to obtain election records, says voting results don't add up

    Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    WICHITA, Kan. - A university mathematician found something that didn't add up, and now she's suing the state of Kansas to make sure every vote counts. Wichita State University statistician Beth Clarkson requested Sedgwick County release election records for the recent election. This week,...



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