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  • China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases. The world pumped an estimated 39.8...

  • Syria vote isn't last word from Congress on war

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As far as Congress is concerned, President Barack Obama's Mideast war strategy isn't in the clear yet. The president got what he wanted this past week when the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved arming and training moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants....

  • Obama and immigration: High hopes, a mixed record

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight years ago, immigrant advocates sought their senator's help to block the deportations of about 30 Mexican nationals who were living in the United States illegally. The senator was Barack Obama, and he turned them down. It was one of the first times that Obama could have...

  • Accused White House intruder to appear in court

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The man accused of scaling a security fence and getting into the White House with a knife is scheduled to have his initial appearance Monday in federal court. Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, Texas, is facing charges of unlawfully entering a restricted building or...

  • #OKC Boxscore

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

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

  • High-profile losses, criminal investigation hit powerful Oklahoma political consulting firm A.H. Strategies

    By Nolan Clay, Staff Writer | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Oklahoma City-based A.H. Strategies is known in political circles as one of the powerhouses in campaign consulting in Oklahoma. Now, the company is on the ropes, dealing both with a criminal investigation and losses this year in three of its most high-profile races.

  • Relatives: Vet arrested at White House needs help

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — An Iraq war veteran accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the Secret Service stopped him posed no threat to anyone and needs counseling instead of prosecution, members of his family said Sunday. Omar Gonzalez, 42, was arrested Friday and is...

  • China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases. The world pumped an estimated 39.8...

  • UN ambassador: Others ready to fight Islamic State

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States' ambassador to the United Nations says other nations are pledging support for the fight against Islamic State group militants. But Ambassador Samantha Power on Sunday would not name those countries or detail their level of involvement. She says more than 40...

  • US applauds Afghan power-sharing agreement

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration applauded the power-sharing deal signed Sunday by Afghanistan's two presidential candidates. The agreement resolved a drawn-out dispute that threatened to plunge Afghanistan into political turmoil while complicating the withdrawal of U.S. and foreign...

  • Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Lamb identifies unemployment compensation fraud as issue to be tackled

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb said examples of unemployment compensation fraud are people who are collecting unemployment benefits but are not looking for work or who have turned down job offers. Unemployment compensation is for employees who are without a job through no fault of their own.

  • Cocoa, currency prices rally on recent events

    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Ebola epidemic spurred cocoa prices, while the dollar gained against foreign currencies after the Fed opted to take no major action this week.

  • Other OKC metro-area districts school grades

    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Other OKC metro-area districts school grades

  • Rand Paul urges California GOP to try new tactics

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul urged California Republicans on Saturday to attract new voters by trying tactics typically associated with Democrats: pushing for expanded voting rights, reforming criminal drug sentences and talking to minorities. "Let's be the party that actually...

  • Secret Service boosts security outside White House

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, officials said Saturday. President Barack Obama insisted he still has confidence in the...

  • Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world. More than 120 world leaders convene Tuesday for a U.N. summit aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. Environmentalists...

  • Secret Service chief steps up security outside White House after fence-jumper made it inside

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service chief steps up security outside White House after fence-jumper made it inside.

  • A look at American jihadis: Why do they fight?

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at four Americans who became jihadis, and what motivated them to fight: Moner Mohammad Abusalha, who liked to cuddle cats, blew himself up in May in Syria. He was the first American suicide bomber in that civil war. Abusalha, 22, was a community college student who...

  • 10 activists, officers killed in Libya

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    CAIRO (AP) — Targeted killings in Libya over two days left 10 rights activists, journalists, and members of the security forces dead in the country's east, local security officials said Saturday. Among the slain Thursday and Friday were two activist bloggers, and four current and former...

  • 5 things to know about UN Climate Summit

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New York will be at the epicenter of the climate change debate next week. More than 120 world leaders will attend a one-day summit on Tuesday at the United Nations on climate. Tens of thousands are expected to march to call for action on global warming. Dozens of other events...

  • Potential push for Obama to expand military effort

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State group already has extended beyond the limits he first outlined. But military experts inside and outside the administration argue that an even greater expansion may be needed for the mission to succeed,...



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