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  • Moore man to be recognized by Small Business Administration

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    Chris Fox of Moore will receive the Small Business Administration's 2016 Phoenix Award for outstanding contributions to disaster recovery by a volunteer, according to a news release. Fox played a key role in volunteer efforts after the May 2013 tornado, starting what has evolved into the Serve...

  • Poll: Was your home or property damaged by severe weather this week?

    STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 10 hr ago

  • Oklahoma City-area achievers

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    Oklahoma City-area achievers

  • Kenya police: 6-story residential building collapses in rain

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A six-story residential building in a low income area of the Kenyan capital collapsed Friday under heavy rain and flooding, trapping an unknown number of people in the rubble, Kenyan officials said. A search-and-rescue team managed to pull three children and an adult out...

  • Paul Simon, My Morning Jacket close out Friday's Jazz Fest

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is entering its second weekend. The seven-day festival, taking place over two weekends, draws thousands of people to the city in a celebration of Louisiana music, food and culture. A look at the festival's fifth day: — HEADLINERS: The...

  • Parts of India ban daytime cooking as hundreds die of heat

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    PATNA, India (AP) — With sizzling temperatures claiming more than 300 lives this month in India, officials said they were banning daytime cooking in some parts of the drought-stricken country in a bid to prevent accidental fires that have killed nearly 80 more people. The eastern state of Bihar...

  • Storm damages parts of southwest Oklahoma

    By Silas Allen Staff Writer sallen@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Apr 29, 2016

    One mobile home was destroyed and other mobile homes had damage in Ninnekah. Six barns were damaged along Peach Street. No injuries were reported.

  • Tornado damages buildings in East Texas

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — A tornado in East Texas caused severe damage and left some people injured Friday evening, as storms snaked their way across northern and eastern Texas and southern Oklahoma. It wasn't immediately clear how many people were injured in the East Texas town of Lindale or the extent of...

  • The Latest: East Texas struck by tornadoes

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the central U.S. (all times local): 7:50 p.m. A suspected tornado has left a trail of destruction in a rural area of East Texas. Upshur County sheriff's dispatcher Jeremy Henderson says 15 to 20 homes have been reported damaged or destroyed...

  • Argentina floods swamp soy crop; some must commute by boat

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    VILLA PARANACITO, Argentina (AP) — Water levels in the flooded town of Villa Paranacito have risen so much that the best way for residents to commute is by boat. The town in eastern Argentina is one of the worst-struck by weeks of heavy rains stemming from the El Nino weather phenomenon. With...

  • PHOTOS: Tornado, severe storms move through southwest Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 11 hr ago

    A tornado touched down near Fletcher on Friday. Here are a few photos of the severe storms moving across southwest Oklahoma.

  • Illinois Dauly Life

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Fog covers the Chicago Skyline on Friday, April 29, 2016. An additional inch or more of rainfall is likely to be recorded at many Chicago-area observation points by the time this second low pressure system tracks off to the east later Sunday.(AP Photo/Nam Y.