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  • Correction: US-United States-Iraq-US Death story

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Oct. 24 about the death of a U.S. service member in the fight against the Islamic State group, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the soldier who died in a noncombat-related incident was the first death in the military operation. A Marine who ejected from...

  • How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help. The popularity of social media sites and advancements in the ability to analyze the vast amounts of data we put online give...

  • US to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 more states

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday. Gay marriage recently became legal in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming. The...

  • Marine dies in noncombat incident in IS campaign

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a Marine who died Thursday in a noncombat incident in Baghdad was the second U.S. military death associated with the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. The Marine was identified as 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Sean P. Neal of Riverside,...

  • Obama: Science, not fear, key to Ebola response

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. must be guided by science — not fear — as it responds to Ebola. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he was proud to give Texas nurse Nina Pham a hug in the Oval Office after she was cured of Ebola. He says the other nurse...

  • Ebola: More calls for travel bans or quarantines

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation — Mali — renewed questions about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and New Jersey went ahead and issued their own quarantine...

  • Poll: Islamic State threat seen as important

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Most want to see America's...

  • GOP candidates straddle the climate change issue

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then shifting quickly to express concern for the environment, the economy or both. "I am not a...

  • Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms. Nina Pham got a hug from President Barack Obama in the Oval Office at the White House. And outside the hospital...

  • Oklahoma faces lawsuit over pension plan change

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    A news release from attorneys who filed the lawsuit against the Oklahoma pension law states the Legislature failed to do an actuarial analysis on the legislation and did not comply with other specific legal requirements for pension bills.

  • Oklahoma County judge rules against abortion doctor in effort to put new law on hold

    By Nolan Clay, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    Oklahoma abortion doctor Dr. Larry A. Burns, founder of a clinic in Norman, has complained he will have to shut down his clinic Nov. 1 if a new law goes into effect. District Judge Bill Graves refused to to issue either a temporary restraining order or temporary injunction as the doctor’s...

  • Man accused of smashing Oklahoma Ten Commandments monument is identified

    By Jonathan Sutton and Rick M. Green, Staff Writers | Updated: 23 hr ago

    A man told authorities he smashed his car into the Ten Commandments monument outside the Oklahoma state Capitol because Satan told him to do it.

  • Duncan officials refuse to release some documents about murder defendant Alan Hruby

    By Randy Ellis, Staff Writers | Updated: 23 hr ago

    A Duncan assistant city attorney released some documents but withheld others Friday concerning prior police contacts with 19-year-old Alan J. Hruby, who is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the Oct. 9 shooting deaths of his parents and younger sister.

  • Ebola cases in New York and Mali fan travel fears

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation — Mali — renewed questions Friday about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and New Jersey went ahead and issued their own...

  • FCC: Phone companies posted private info online

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two phone companies — TerraCom Inc. and YourTel America Inc. — unwittingly posted the Social Security numbers, driver's licenses and other sensitive data of up to 300,000 clients to the Internet, an investigation found, and federal regulators said Friday they plan to fine the...

  • Madeleine Albright Burns Conan O'Brien in Hilarious Twitter War

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Twitter users take note, never challenge a former secretary of state to a 140 character word war, because you will get schooled, People.com reports. Conan O'Brien found this out the hard way, when he accidentally ignited a hilarious Twitter feud with Madeleine Albright on Thursday.

  • #VoteVader: Would you vote for Darth Vader if given the chance?

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Because you totally could if you lived in Ukraine, where he’s running for parliament. Dressed in full Star Wars regalia, [Darth Alekseyevich] Vader prowls the streets of Kiev atop his black campaign van wooing voters with promises to turn Ukraine into a “galactic empire.” So serious is he about...

  • Senate Midterm Elections

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    The 2014 midterm elections are just around the corner, and so far forecasts are not indicating blue skies for the Democratic Party. On Nov. 4, it's all about control of the United States Senate. Republicans will maintain control of the U.S. House of Representatives. But after eight years, they...

  • North Korea halts foreign tourism because of Ebola

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    North Korea is closing its borders to international tourists because of concerns about Ebola, tour agencies specializing in the country were told. Beijing-based Koryo Tours and Young Pioneers Tours issued statements Thursday saying they received news "from our partners in Pyongyang" that...

  • US official: Auto safety agency under review

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation officials are reviewing the "safety culture" of the federal agency that oversees auto recalls, a senior Obama administration official said Friday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been criticized by lawmakers and safety advocates for not...

  • Poll: 2 of 3 Americans say IS threat is important

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Most want to see America's...



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