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  • AP sources: Cops' killer angry at chokehold death

    Updated: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself,...

  • Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

    Updated: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay, an Ali spokesman said Saturday night. The three-time world heavyweight champion, who is battling Parkinson's disease, is being...

  • 3 killed in car crash on way to Mexico funeral

    Updated: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Three people were killed in a rollover crash in northern San Diego County while they were on their way to a funeral service in Mexico, authorities said. The driver Jerson Duron, 25, his wife Edith Duron, 22, both of South El Monte, California and Ivette Garcia, 21, of Los...

  • Police brutality protesters rally at Mall of America

    Updated: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A mass of demonstrators chanting, "Black lives matter," converged in the Mall of America rotunda Saturday as part of a protest against police brutality that caused part of the mall to shut down on a busy day for holiday shopping. The group Black Lives Matter...

  • Holder calls police shootings 'act of barbarism'

    Updated: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is condemning the shooting deaths of two New York City police officers as senseless and an "unspeakable act of barbarism." The officers were shot Saturday in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Authorities say the gunman later killed...

  • 2 dozen injured in southern Indiana bus crash

    Updated: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    SEYMOUR, Ind. (AP) — A double-decker bus headed from Chicago to Atlanta slid off a highway in southern Indiana and rolled onto its side early Saturday, injuring 24 people, authorities said. The bus, operated by Megabus and carrying 68 passengers, veered off the road at around 5:30 a.m. on...

  • Protesters: 'It's not the time' for more Cuba ties

    Updated: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — Cuban opposition leaders from the island joined Cuban American politicians and activists on Saturday, pledging to oppose President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with the communist nation and disputing the notion that their community is split by a generational divide....

  • Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage

    Updated: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive emails. One month later, the Obama administration...

  • AP sources: 2nd NYC officer dies after gunman ambushes them in cruiser; suspect kills self

    Updated: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — AP sources: 2nd NYC officer dies after gunman ambushes them in cruiser; suspect kills self.

  • Crime in NYC drops even as tactics draw criticism

    Updated: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Even as New York's police department takes heat for its tactics in the outrage over the Eric Garner chokehold case, year-end crime statistics show two clear trends: low-level arrests are holding steady and overall crime continues to fall. The numbers could be seen as an...

  • Police: 1 NYC officer dies after being shot inside patrol car, 2nd officer critically hurt

    Updated: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police: 1 NYC officer dies after being shot inside patrol car, 2nd officer critically hurt.

  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin shuffles veterans affairs leadership

    BY RANDY ELLIS, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Gov. Mary Fallin announced new appointees and leadership changes Friday that she said are designed to broaden representation of veterans groups and improve veterans services.

  • Obama Says Sony Should Not Have Pulled Film Over Hacking

    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    President Obama called Sony's decision to pull its film "The Interview" over a hacking by North Korea a "mistake," NPR reports. "We cannot have a society in which some dictator some place can start imposing censorship here in the United States," the president said in his year-end...

  • Obama to deliver State of the Union on Jan. 20

    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    President Obama will deliver his annual State of the Union address to the new Republican-run Congress on Jan. 20, officials said Friday. "Your report will inform our efforts to address the people's priorities," House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, wrote in extending the formal invitation to...

  • Candy Crowley's final guest is a big one: Obama

    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Candy Crowley leaves CNN on Sunday, and one guest is giving her quite the send-off, USA TODAY reports. President Obama will be talking with the veteran reporter on State of the Union, the series Crowley has anchored for four years. In the network exclusive interview, he'll be discussing...

  • Oklahoma school districts stand to recover millions in lost tax revenue because of misapplied law

    BY TIM WILLERT, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Oklahoma state schools Superintendent Janet Barresi acknowledged Thursday during her last regular board meeting that a calculation used for state funding to districts that accounts for ad valorem tax revenues had not been applied by the Education Department since 1992, despite being required by law.

  • Shock study: Marriage rate declines with porn use, threatening economy, society

    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Pornography is replacing the desire among young men for marriage, according to a new study that finds males are chasing “low-cost sexual gratification” on the web over a wife and family, the Washington Examiner reports. “Traditionally, one of the reasons to enter into a marriage was sexual...

  • Colorado vows to defend pot law against states’ challenge

    By SADIE GURMAN and GRANT SCHULTE, AP | Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado’s top law enforcement official promises to vigorously defend the state’s historic law legalizing marijuana after Nebraska and Oklahoma asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare it unconstitutional, saying the drug is freely flowing into neighboring states. The two states filed...

  • Oklahoma board authorizes tax cut for most

    BY RANDY ELLIS, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    It’s official: Most Oklahomans will receive a state income tax cut in 2016.

  • Oklahoma seeks to snuff out Colorado marijuana sales

    BY ADAM KEMP, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Oklahoma has joined Nebraska in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to deem Colorado’s recreational sales of marijuana unconstitutional.

  • Oklahoma news briefs, Dec. 19, 2014

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Oklahoma news briefs, Dec. 19, 2014



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