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  • Cellphone radiation study raises concerns despite low risk

    Cellphone radiation study raises concerns... Updated: 22 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new federal study of the potential dangers of cellphone radiation, conducted in rats, found a slight increase in brain tumors in males and raised long-dormant concerns about the safety of spending so much time with cellphones glued to our ears. But the study had enough...

  • US economy showing signs of life after slow start to year

    US economy showing signs of life after slow... Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is showing signs of more life after a less-than-stellar start to the year. The government said Friday that first-quarter growth, while disappointing, wasn't as bad as first thought. And a number of more recent indicators are showing decent gains in key areas...

  • Congress' grade so far? Incomplete at best

    Congress\' grade so far? Incomplete at best Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on to avoid a report card laden with grades of incomplete or even worse. An abbreviated work period this month produced mixed results at best — Congress exited...

  • Education Department replaces career college chain monitor

    Education Department replaces career college... Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department on Friday appointed a new lawyer to oversee the turnaround of schools once owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc., following an Associated Press review that found trouble at the schools and questioned the previous monitor's independence. Corinthian Colleges...

  • US consumer sentiment up in May to highest in nearly a year

    US consumer sentiment up in May to highest in... Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans turned more optimistic about the economy in May than the previous month, buoyed by steady hiring and higher incomes. The University of Michigan said Friday that its index of consumer sentiment rose to 94.7 in May, the highest in nearly a year. That's up from 89 in...

  • US economy grew at revised 0.8 percent rate in Q1, with less drag from trade and investment

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US economy grew at revised 0.8 percent rate in Q1, with less drag from trade and investment.

  • Company recalls spill-proof cups due to risk of mold

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 3 million spill-proof cups for children between 4 and 12 months old are being recalled by Mayborn USA because of the risk of mold that could cause sickness. Ingestion of the mold can cause gastrointestinal symptoms and infections in those with compromised immune...



State Political Coverage


  • Oklahoma House passes $6.78 billion budget, Legislature adjourns for year

    By RICK M. GREEN and RANDY ELLIS Staff Writers | Updated: 20 hr ago

    The House later joined the Senate in adjourning for the year. The next Oklahoma legislative session begins in February.

  • Oklahoma funding cut passed on to colleges

    Oklahoma funding cut passed on to colleges By K.S. McNutt Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com | Updated: 21 hr ago

    Administrators will bring their proposed budgets and requests for tuition increases to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education for approval June 29.

  • Oklahoma fails to make doctor-performed abortions a felony

    AP | Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Doctors who perform abortions in Oklahoma won't be guilty of a felony after the state Senate adjourned for the year without trying to override Republican Gov. Mary Fallin's veto of a bill to make it a felony crime. The Senate ended the session Friday before state Sen....

  • Turnpike authority names new executive director

    From Staff Reports | Yesterday

    Tim Gatz, who has served as the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority's deputy director since 2013, will take over as executive director on Wednesday. He succeeds Tim Stewart, who resigned in January.

  • California lawmaker questions impartiality of Oklahoma AG as he criticizes EPA plan

    By Chris Casteel Washington Bureau ccasteel@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    WASHINGTON — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt blasted the Obama administration's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on Thursday, saying at a House hearing that it was an unconstitutional power grab by “politically unaccountable bureaucrats.” The Clean Power Plan, as written, would...

  • Tuition, faculty salaries are low at 4-year colleges, report finds

    By K.S. McNutt Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    Oklahoma's public four-year colleges and universities charge the lowest tuition and pay the second-lowest faculty salaries among 16 states, according to a new Southern Regional Education Board report. The report on 2014-15 data was presented Thursday to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher...

  • OKC streetcar barn gets go-ahead

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    The Oklahoma City MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board recommended Thursday that the city council give the final OK to plans for structure.



Politics articles from NewsOK and The Oklahoman


  • DOD uses undisclosed files to defend sex assault testimony

    DOD uses undisclosed files to defend sex... Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is relying on information it won't make public to dispute an Associated Press investigation that found the military misled Congress about sexual assault cases to blunt support for Senate legislation. In a report sent Thursday to a bipartisan group of senators, the...

  • US naval, air maneuvers become 'new normal' in Asia Pacific

    US naval, air maneuvers become \'new normal\' in... Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American ships and fighter jets maneuvering across the South China Sea and the Sea of Japan represent the "new normal" in U.S.-Pacific relations despite rising tensions with China and Russia. U.S. moves in recent months have led to angry protests from Beijing and Moscow. Those...

  • Oklahoma House passes $6.78 billion budget, Legislature adjourns for year

    By RICK M. GREEN and RANDY ELLIS Staff Writers | Updated: 20 hr ago

    The House later joined the Senate in adjourning for the year. The next Oklahoma legislative session begins in February.

  • Oklahoma funding cut passed on to colleges

    Oklahoma funding cut passed on to colleges By K.S. McNutt Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com | Updated: 21 hr ago

    Administrators will bring their proposed budgets and requests for tuition increases to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education for approval June 29.

  • Cassandra Butts, former deputy White House counsel, dies

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Cassandra Butts, former deputy White House counsel and a classmate and friend of President Barack Obama, has died, her family and Obama said. She was 50. Butts' family said in a statement that her sister found Butts dead Thursday in her Washington home. The statement said...

  • Cellphone radiation study raises concerns despite low risk

    Cellphone radiation study raises concerns... Updated: 22 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new federal study of the potential dangers of cellphone radiation, conducted in rats, found a slight increase in brain tumors in males and raised long-dormant concerns about the safety of spending so much time with cellphones glued to our ears. But the study had enough...

  • Questions and answers about American troops in Syria

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 200 U.S. special operations troops are in Syria advising the Syrian Democratic Forces in their effort to retake the city of Raqqa, the self-proclaimed capital of the Islamic State group. In recent days, as the U.S.-supported Kurdish and Arab fighters begin to move...

  • US economy showing signs of life after slow start to year

    US economy showing signs of life after slow... Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is showing signs of more life after a less-than-stellar start to the year. The government said Friday that first-quarter growth, while disappointing, wasn't as bad as first thought. And a number of more recent indicators are showing decent gains in key areas...

  • Appeals court allows enforcement of DC gun law for now

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court says the District of Columbia can temporarily continue to enforce its strict gun law, despite a lower court ruling that part of the law is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon ruled earlier this month that a section of the city's law...

  • Congress' grade so far? Incomplete at best

    Congress\' grade so far? Incomplete at best Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on to avoid a report card laden with grades of incomplete or even worse. An abbreviated work period this month produced mixed results at best — Congress exited...

  • Oklahoma fails to make doctor-performed abortions a felony

    AP | Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Doctors who perform abortions in Oklahoma won't be guilty of a felony after the state Senate adjourned for the year without trying to override Republican Gov. Mary Fallin's veto of a bill to make it a felony crime. The Senate ended the session Friday before state Sen....

  • Education Department replaces career college chain monitor

    Education Department replaces career college... Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department on Friday appointed a new lawyer to oversee the turnaround of schools once owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc., following an Associated Press review that found trouble at the schools and questioned the previous monitor's independence. Corinthian Colleges...

  • US orders troops in Syria to remove Kurdish insignia

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American special operations troops were not authorized to wear the patches of Kurdish forces while advising them in Syria and have been told to remove them, the U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad said Friday, after Turkish leaders protested. Army Col. Steve Warren said that...

  • Turnpike authority names new executive director

    From Staff Reports | Yesterday

    Tim Gatz, who has served as the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority's deputy director since 2013, will take over as executive director on Wednesday. He succeeds Tim Stewart, who resigned in January.

  • California lawmaker questions impartiality of Oklahoma AG as he criticizes EPA plan

    By Chris Casteel Washington Bureau ccasteel@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    WASHINGTON — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt blasted the Obama administration's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on Thursday, saying at a House hearing that it was an unconstitutional power grab by “politically unaccountable bureaucrats.” The Clean Power Plan, as written, would...

  • Tuition, faculty salaries are low at 4-year colleges, report finds

    By K.S. McNutt Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    Oklahoma's public four-year colleges and universities charge the lowest tuition and pay the second-lowest faculty salaries among 16 states, according to a new Southern Regional Education Board report. The report on 2014-15 data was presented Thursday to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher...

  • Katie Couric slammed for 'deceptive' documentary about gun rights

    Katie Couric slammed for \'deceptive\'... Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    Gun rights activists featured in a new documentary hosted by Katie Couric say it utilizes deceptive editing to misrepresent their response to a question from the news anchor.   Members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League took part in a roundtable discussion in the film "Under the...

  • Barack Obama 'will reveal alien and UFO details held by the US before he leaves office'

    Barack Obama \'will reveal alien and UFO details... Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    Barack Obama is close to making a groundbreaking announcement regarding UFO and extra-terrestrial activity before he leaves office, it's been reported.   The US President is under pressure thanks to similar disclosure promises made by the campaign of Democratic candidate for Obama's...

  • OKC streetcar barn gets go-ahead

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    The Oklahoma City MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board recommended Thursday that the city council give the final OK to plans for structure.

  • House passes resolution supporting lawsuit over federal transgender restroom policy

    By Randy Ellis Staff Writer rellis@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, May 26, 2016

    The state House of Representatives passed a concurrent resolution Thursday supporting Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s decision to participate in a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its student transgender restroom policy.



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