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  • ACLU sues psychologists over CIA interrogation tactics

    Updated: 12 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has sued two former Air Force psychologists who designed a CIA program that used advanced interrogation techniques to elicit intelligence from suspected terrorists. The lawsuit says al-Qaida prisoners in government custody were subjected to...

  • High court won't hear Utah appeal over road access

    Updated: 27 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from Utah officials seeking rights of way over several roads that run through federal lands. The justices on Tuesday let stand a lower court ruling that said Utah and Kane County could only claim rights to six of 12 routes over which they...

  • High court declines appeal over California's top-two primary

    Updated: 29 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is turning away a challenge from minor political parties in California that claim they are essentially excluded from general election ballots because of the state's top-two primary system. The justices on Tuesday rejected an appeal from the Green and...

  • Justices to decide on sentences for young prison 'lifers'

    Updated: 38 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sheriff's Deputy Charles Hurt was on truant patrol when he came across a teenager in a Baton Rouge park on a cool fall morning. The teenager pulled a gun from his jacket, panicked, he said, and shot Hurt dead. That tragic sequence took place more than a half-century ago, nine...

  • AP Exclusive: Clinton server's software had hacking risk

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The private email server running in Hillary Rodham Clinton's home basement when she was secretary of state was connected to the Internet in ways that made it more vulnerable to hackers, according to data and documents reviewed by The Associated Press. Clinton's server, which...

  • Clinton, Sanders rivalry in spotlight as Democrats debate

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says she always expected tough competition in the Democratic presidential primary. It's likely she didn't expect it would come from Bernie Sanders, the rumpled independent senator from Vermont and a self-described democratic socialist calling for...

  • Ready to debate: A guide to the Democratic 2016 candidates

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican presidential contest has been aflutter for months, but now it's time for the Democrats to spread their wings before a big national audience. Their first debate is Tuesday night on CNN. Grab your binoculars and bring along this field guide to the candidates. ___...

  • Oklahoma City Council to discuss MAP 3 convention center's location

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Oct 13, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Council is expected to privately meet to discuss appraisals of downtown sites for the MAPS 3 convention center. It could select from among three possible sites and direct the city managers to begin the process of acquiring the site.

  • Democratic debate stage lineup set for Tuesday

    Phillip OConnor | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Hillary Clinton will be center stage at Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate, CNN announced. She'll be flanked on one side by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and on the other by former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley. Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee will...

  • Emails from Gov. Fallin's office show state agencies' struggle to respond to scrutiny over execution

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT and BARBARA HOBEROCK, Tulsa World | Updated: 15 hr ago

    An examination of  more than 40,000 pages of records released Thursday  by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin’s office in response to an open-records request provides a picture of multiple state agencies scrambling under pressure to send coordinated, consistent responses to reporters and each...

  • Oklahomans can still use state IDs to access federal facilities during Real ID grace period

    BY STACY RYBURN, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Oct 12, 2015

    Although the state’s extension to comply with the Real ID law expired Saturday, a three-month grace period will allow Oklahomans to use their state-issued driver’s licenses to access almost all federal facilities. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security informed Oklahoma Department of Public...

  • Q&A: Ryan weighs speaker post, conservatives still a puzzle

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan says he doesn't want to be the next House speaker but he's thinking it through — even as the Republican establishment pressures him to just do it. For that to happen, the Wisconsin Republican would have to conclude that the House Freedom Caucus wouldn't make his...

  • US airdrops small arms ammunition to Syrian Arab groups

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. cargo planes dropped small arms ammunition to Arab groups fighting the Islamic State group in northern Syria, a U.S. military spokesman said Monday. Col. Steve Warren, a spokesman in Baghdad for the U.S. military command in charge of the anti-IS campaign in Syria and...

  • Manning sues FBI over access to records in WikiLeaks case

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Imprisoned national-security leaker Chelsea Manning is suing the Federal Bureau of Investigation over access to files compiled during the agency's inquiry into her release of classified documents to the WikiLeaks website. Lawyers representing the Army private formerly known as...

  • Transportation officials find additional $20M to help with pavement repairs

    By RICK M. GREENCapitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com   | Published: Mon, Oct 12, 2015

    The Oklahoma Transportation Commission has found an additional $20 million to fix road pavement degraded by heavy truck traffic and extreme weather conditions. Commissioners approved the expenditure on Monday. The money is part of a $100 million cash balance in a highway program that receives...

  • Hillary Clinton: ‘How is a woman supposed to behave? Well, how about the way she is’

    Published: Mon, Oct 12, 2015

    Hillary Clinton says women are “held to a totally different standard” in politics — and that it’s been that way since she first ran for office, Yahoo Politics reports. “You’re expected to be both strong and vulnerable at the same time,” Clinton said inBuzzFeed’s “Another Round”...

  • Police officer allegedly refused service at Olive Garden restaurant because of his gun

    Published: Mon, Oct 12, 2015

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. —A Kansas City police officer was turned down service from an Olive Garden restaurant Sunday. Officer Michael Holsworth was visiting the Olive Garden on 40 Highway and Noland Road in Independence for a birthday lunch with his family. Holsworth was dressed in a full police...

  • University of Texas Students are Wearing Sex Toys to Class to Protest Guns

    Published: Mon, Oct 12, 2015

    In what is oddly the second time this month we're hearing about dildos being used to make a point about guns, students at the University of Texas plan to strap sex toys their backs as part of an upcoming protest. Some students at the university apparently aren't too pleased with a new law...

  • Islamic State: 'Unclear' if terrorist group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in air strike, Iraq says

    Published: Mon, Oct 12, 2015

    Eight senior figures from Islamic State have been killed in an air strike in western Iraq, but the group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi did not appear to be among them, local residents and hospital sources say.   Iraq said on Sunday its air force had hit a meeting of IS members and had...

  • No Social Security increase next year, gas prices to blame


    WASHINGTON (AP) — For just the third time in 40 years, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect no increase in benefits next year, which is unwelcome news for more than one-fifth of the nation's population. They can blame low gas prices. By law,...

  • Now you know: 5 interesting facts to begin your week with (Vol. 9; Oct. 12, 2015)

    Richard Hall | Updated: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    It's good to know things. And you're probably bored at work (which is why you clicked on this), so how about you learn a thing or five?     This week we take a look at just how long women spend shaving their legs, how the Internet has expanded since 1994, ending Adolf Hitler's...



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