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'The room looked like a bomb hit it': Two killed, dozens injured in tornado that hit El Reno

EL RENO — Already turned in for the night at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sidonna Jeans said her bed started to bounce as a...

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Teva agrees to $85 million settlement in opioid public nuisance case

Generic opioid manufacturer Teva Pharmaceuticals USA and a group of affiliated drug companies have agreed to pay $85 million to...

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OSU to face fifth-seeded Florida to open WCWS

The Cowgirls and Gators will play at 6 p.m. Thursday at Hall of Fame Stadium

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Forecasters had just 'couple of minutes' to warn Oklahomans about deadly tornadoes

The fast-moving storm Saturday that killed two people in El Reno and caused damage in Oklahoma City wasn't the lumbering...

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OU softball: Time, TV channel announced for Women's College World Series opener

The schedule is set for Oklahoma's opening game in the Women's College World Series.

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Oklahoma business briefs for May 25, 2019

OGE Energy Foundation awards scholarships The OGE Energy Corp. Foundation recently presented 2019 Positive Energy scholarships...

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El Reno mayor: 16 injured, two killed in Saturday tornado

El Reno Mayor Matt White said 16 people have been transported to the hospital and two were killed in Saturday night's tornado...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley says Sooners' defensive recruiting in better shape than 2015 offensive recruiting

NORMAN — Since Lincoln Riley arrived in Norman in January 2015, the results have been inarguable. The Sooners have gone to...

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Oklahoma state park cabins offer cozy getaway

As you make travel plans for this summer, you will have several lodging choices. But right now, I want to make you aware of one...

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State education board begins new era with new members

Kurt Bollenbach of Kingfisher had to think twice before agreeing to join the state Board of Education. "Whenever I was asked,...

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OSU baseball: Cowboys rally in 10th inning to advance to Big 12 final

OSU will face West Virginia at approximately 1 p.m.

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Boeing's 737 Max costs $2,000 a month each for parking

While regulators contemplate whether Boeing Co.'s 737 Max can safely return to the skies, workers in a California...

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O'Rourke, Sanders lead Democratic fundraising in Oklahoma

Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders raised the most money in Oklahoma for their Democratic...

OU football: Should Sooners' Sunday night opener become an annual tradition?

SportsMay 16, 2019

Joe Castiglione received the news a couple of weeks ago in the Big 12 meetings at Scottsdale, Arizona. Fox, the network that has become a major broadcaster of college football, came clean and confirmed what we already knew. The morning window...

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Blumert sisters active in Oklahoma criminal justice reform

At the Oklahoma County Courthouse, a woman with thick-rimmed glasses and dark, curly hair is often discussing criminal justice...

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Pharmacy at Homeless Alliance to expand days of operation after funding increase

The Oklahoma County pharmacy plans to expand days of service for one of its two locations in the coming months, benefiting...

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Damage, 2 deaths in metro tornadoes

Damage in El Reno as tornadic storm rolls through the Oklahoma City metro.

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Barkeep Supply in Midtown: tools of the trade, and a drink or two

You got your spoon and jigger. And the shaker and the strainer. Now all you need is a flame-thrower. You head over to Barkeep...

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After shark attacks, is Cape Cod ready for tourist season?

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — As Cape Cod's tourist season gets underway, there's uncertainty after two shark attacks — including...

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The Oklahoman’s 2019 All-City boys soccer team

First team F: Kenneth Gaytan, Sr., U.S. Grant F: Christian Martinez, Jr., Putnam West F: Marco Romero, So., Southeast F: Isaias...

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OSU football: Three key summer storylines that aren't about the quarterback

STILLWATER — Everyone knows the biggest storyline surrounding Oklahoma State football is the ongoing quarterback competition....

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All-City boys soccer: How Isaias Silva became Class 6A's top goal scorer

MUSTANG — Isaias Silva noticed it early. As soon as the ball came anywhere close to him, teams were sending multiple players to...

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Unique degree paths present numerous possibilities for Oklahoma college graduates

Til death do us part has new meaning for Cassie Alvarez and Ryan Johnson. The two University of Central Oklahoma students both...

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Kenya's High Court upholds colonial-era laws that criminalize same-sex relations

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's High Court upholds colonial-era laws that criminalize same-sex relations.

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Flooding leads to Oklahoma and Arkansas evacuations

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Officials on Saturday warned some Tulsa residents to prepare to head to higher ground because old levees...

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DT McCoy targeting contender: 'I want to win'

Gerald McCoy says he's not thinking about where he'll be living when it comes to his next team; the free-agent defensive tackle...

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Oklahoma County property transactions from The Oklahoman for May 25, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $114 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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OSBI gets report on former OU President David Boren

The University of Oklahoma has turned over a law firm's secret report on former President David Boren to the OSBI, The...

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Turnpike Troubadours cancel more shows, ask for prayers, thank fans for memories

Long known as stalwart "road warriors" who once played more than 100 shows a year, the Troubadours have canceled numerous...

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ADA Lister, Nancy Marie: 62, died May 23. Services 2 p.m. Monday (Brown’s, Coalgate). Priest, Joann: 86, died May 20. Memorial...

Utility's Silver Energy Sweep initiative helps OKC seniors

BusinessMay 19, 2019

Energy efficiency improvements and “honey-do” list eliminations work together as part of Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co.’s Silver Energy Sweep initiative. The initiative recently helped 18 utility customers who are senior adults in south...

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Husband-and-wife duo Adam & Kizzie saying farewell to OKC in concert

The duo will play a farewell concert at 8 tonight at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23.

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Live updates: National Weather Service rates El Reno tornado EF3

View live updates as recovery efforts get underway in El Reno.

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Golf Roundup: Kevin Na cruises to 4-shot Colonial win with final-round 66

Kevin Na birdied four of the first eight holes and shot a 4-under 66 to cruise to a four-shot victory over Tony Finau at...

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Filing period opens for Chickasaw Nation general elections

ADA — The filing period for the Chickasaw Nation general election runs from June 3-5, the Chickasaw Nation Election Commission...

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Man arrested after shooting neighbor at south Tulsa apartment complex

A man shot his neighbor during an encounter Friday evening at a south Tulsa apartment complex.

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Many factors helped save lives in Jefferson City twister

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eight years to the day after a devastating tornado killed 161 people and injured more than 1,100...

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Almost 40% of Americans would struggle to cover a $400 emergency

Many U.S. households find themselves in a fragile position financially, even in an economy with an unemployment rate near a...

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OSU softball: Cowgirls beat Florida State 3-2 to clinch eighth trip to Women's College World Series

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Call her THE Chyenne Factor. Factor’s solo home run to left to lead off the third inning broke a scoreless...

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From DreamWorks' 'Trolls' to the book of Job, Oklahoma filmmaker Kyle Roberts exploring cinematic possibilities

Whether it’s raising money for a “truth-based” teenage adventure film inspired by a biblical hero or taking DreamWorks’...

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Pick 3, May 24: 4-1-7 Cash 5, May 24: 8-11-13-15-21 Lucky for Life, May 23: 12-23-29-35-38, Lucky Ball: 18 Mega Millions, May...

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'That's nice': Pete Buttigieg dismisses Trump's acceptance of his marriage

"I'm more interested in policies that affect LGBTQ people," the mayor of South Bend, Indiana told NPR.

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Rolling Stones Finally Give Back ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ Songwriting Credits

The Verve’s Richard Ashcroft, who wrote the 1997 hit, was denied royalties for two decades because it sampled a Jagger-Richards...

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Paul George's Thunder, NBA ascension is complete

It was only the third game all season the Thunder played without Paul George, but that March night in San Antonio was, to that...

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Cybersecurity firm benefits from Oklahoma opportunities

As I talk daily with Oklahoma’s entrepreneurs, elected officials and investors, I have yet to find one single person who does...

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Meet The Oklahoman’s 2019 All-City girls soccer first team

Player of the Year Elle Abbey, Norman North Position: Defender Class: Senior The story: Abbey was the leader for a Norman North...

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'Theodore Roosevelt For The Defense' Makes A Libel Case Into Gripping Reading

Gifted writers Dan Abrams and David Fisher, who previously brought us Lincoln's Last Trial, are clearly fascinated by how Teddy...

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Overturning Roe v. Wade wouldn't turn back the clock to 1973

A wave of state abortion bans has set off speculation: What would happen if Roe v. Wade, the ruling establishing abortion...

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Live music, Volkswagen show coming up at Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Two concerts and a Volkswagen show will kick off June events at the Arcadia Round Barn. The Price Family Band will...

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Tornadoes rake 2 Oklahoma cities, killing 2 and injuring 29

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — A tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two...

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'Dorm chef' still cooking up culinary buzz

NEW YORK (AP) — Jonah Reider became an object of media fascination when he opened a sophisticated supper club in his Columbia...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 26, 2019: It's the last day to see the exhibit 'Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West' at the OKC Museum of Art

Presenting the wilderness of the West as a place to protect in all its beauty, Adams was the visual artist who pioneered what...

Nader took good shots but didn't pass much

SportsMay 13, 2019

Nader worked himself into the Thunder rotation, then was replaced

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Oklahoma City Parties! Sunday, May 26, 2019

SPRING FLING Dinner/dancing: Susan and Chuck Vose were hosts for a party in their lake home. Plans were for tables to be...

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Oklahoma City swimming pools, spraygrounds open for 2019 season

Swimming pools, spray grounds, splash pads and water slides are open again in Oklahoma City for the 2019 summer season. There...

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10 wounded as gunmen open fire outside New Jersey bar

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — At least two gunmen fired into a crowd outside a bar in New Jersey's capital city, wounding 10 people, two...

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Oklahoma man charged in fatal shooting that left 2 dead

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors in Tulsa say a 20-year-old man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder for a...

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Body pulled from OKC river Saturday

A man’s body was pulled from the waters of the Oklahoma River Saturday morning.

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Blue Jays promote Cavan Biggio, son of Hall of Famer Craig

TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays prospect Cavan Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, was brought up by Toronto on Friday and...

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State briefs for May 25

Students with disabilities participate in summer training programs Career planning and on-the-job training will continue for...

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OKCPS could take over charter school following audit

Oklahoma City Public Schools is expected to assume the day-to-day operations of Justice Alma Wilson Seeworth Academy, a charter...

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Oklahoma County district attorney says judge is too biased for dog mauling trial

The Oklahoma County district attorney has requested a judge be disqualified from a fatal dog mauling trial, saying she has...

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Brockway Center demo on hold while Care Center reviews Urban Renewal proposals

The Care Center, a non-profit that helps abused children, promised Friday they will not proceed with demolition of a historic...

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Mets reach minor league deals with Kemp, Santana

NEW YORK (AP) — Looking to replenish their depth, the banged-up New York Mets agreed to minor league contracts Friday with...

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US moves to strengthen forces in Middle East to counter Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will send hundreds of additional troops and a dozen fighter jets to the Middle East in the coming...

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Trump's orders to AG on Russia probe worry critics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Intelligence professionals warned Friday that President Donald Trump's decision to give his loyal attorney...

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Bodies in submerged Missouri vehicle bring storm toll to 9

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The bodies of a man and a woman were discovered Friday in a submerged vehicle near the Mississippi River...

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The Latest: Tornado touches down near Iowa City

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on tornadoes and flooding in the Midwest (all times local):10 p.m.A tornado has touched...

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Wisconsin man who kidnapped Jayme Closs gets life in prison

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing...

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India's ruling party takes 303 of 542 seats in election win

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with leaders of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday...

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Mayor, US Senate hopeful cited for leaving accident scene

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Helena mayor and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Wilmot Collins has been ticketed for leaving the scene...

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Board orders emergency action to lessen danger from compromised private dam in NE Oklahoma City

Officials said several dozen homes were at risk should the dam fail.

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3 injured in fire that destroyed Nebraska fertilizer plant

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — A lightning strike at a Nebraska fertilizer plant set off a large fire that injured three truck drivers...

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Administration moves to revoke transgender health protection

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Friday to revoke newly won health care discrimination protections for...

Patterson's shooting slumped, and out of the lineup he went

SportsMay 16, 2019

Patterson's shooting hasn't panned out for Thunder

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GOP conservative temporarily blocks $19B disaster bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House GOP conservative blocked a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill Friday, complaining it leaves...

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AP source: Browns meet with Gerald McCoy, talks continue

CLEVELAND (AP) — Gerald McCoy isn't ready to commit to the Browns — or anyone else just yet.The six-time Pro Bowl defensive...

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No timeline given for reopening West River Trail; access blocked due to high water in North Canadian River

Erosion along the riverbank had damaged or was threatening to damage sections of the trail, a MAPS 3 project.

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US stocks rebound, but S&P 500 ends with 3rd weekly loss

Stocks on Wall Street notched modest gains Friday, erasing some of the market's steep losses from a day earlier.The upbeat...

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Jury finds man guilty of murder in Tennessee church shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury on Friday found a man guilty of first-degree murder in a shooting at a Nashville church two...

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A federal judge is temporarily blocking a Mississippi law that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge is temporarily blocking a Mississippi law that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat...

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Terror probe after 'low force' blast in French city of Lyon

LYON, France (AP) — A "low force" blast hit a busy pedestrian street Friday in the French city of Lyon, injuring seven people...

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Ambulance called after US Rep. Nadler appears to swoon

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler was taken to a hospital for an evaluation Friday after he appeared to swoon during a...

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Garcia wins all-French matchup to reach Strasbourg semifinal

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Fourth-seeded Caroline Garcia won an all-French matchup against Chloe Paquet to reach the final of...

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Severe weather possible for much of central Oklahoma through Friday night

Most of the state, including central Oklahoma, is at risk for severe weather Friday afternoon and into the evening, according...

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Trump considers pardons for soldiers accused of war crimes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he has been considering pardons for several American military members...

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Pennsylvania accuses financial firms of bond price-fixing

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's treasury department is accusing about a dozen large financial firms of working together...

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Lake Tahoe's famed water gets clearer after all-time low

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The clarity of Lake Tahoe's cobalt blue water improved last year from its worst level in a half-century after...

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Iran's foreign minister in Pakistan amid tensions with US

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Iran's foreign minister lashed out at President Donald Trump on Friday during a critically timed visit to...

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May to quit as party leader June 7, opening race for new PM

LONDON (AP) — Theresa May ended her failed three-year quest to lead Britain out of the European Union on Friday, announcing...

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2 Clemson players suspended for season; NCAA rejects appeal

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson tight end Braden Galloway and offensive lineman Zach Giella will miss next season after an NCAA...

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Quentin Tarantino wins top dog award at Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France (AP) — Whether or not Quentin Tarantino wins the Palme d'Or this year, at least he's not coming home without a...

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Tesla's bad news accelerates as Wall Street loses faith

Late last year, Tesla Inc. was fully charged and cruising down the highway on Autopilot.Shares were trading above $370 each,...

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Deaths from brain, heart problems higher for NFL than MLB

CHICAGO (AP) — Pro football players may be more likely to die from degenerative brain diseases and heart problems than baseball...

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Theresa May: A prime minister defined and defeated by Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Theresa May became prime minister in 2016 with one overriding goal: to lead Britain out of the European...

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Chef Mario Batali pleads not guilty to assault charge

BOSTON (AP) — Celebrity chef Mario Batali, whose career crumbled amid several sexual misconduct accusations, pleaded not guilty...

OU football: Expanding beer sales all about luring, keeping new fans

SportsMay 11, 2019

Before voting to expand the sale of alcoholic beverages to all sporting events, the Oklahoma Board of Regents had a question for school president Jim Gallogly. What’s the projected revenue? Gallogly had already told them limited sales of beer...

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The race is on: Contenders vie to become next British PM

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement that she will leave 10 Downing Street has set off a fierce competition...

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NKorea says talks won't resume unless US changes position

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday that nuclear negotiations with the United States will never resume unless the...

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Recap: OKC Central Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer answers questions from readers.

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Oklahoma business briefs for May 24

Oklahoma Main Street announces 2019 additions The Oklahoma Main Street Center has named Stillwater and Woodward as the newest...

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Timeline of Brexit and events leading to May's departure

LONDON (AP) — A timeline of key events in how Brexit unfolded and how the political crisis led up to Theresa May's ouster as...

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US charges WikiLeaks founder with publishing classified info

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a case with significant First Amendment implications, the U.S. filed new charges Thursday against...

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China to support airlines seeking compensation from Boeing

BEIJING (AP) — China's airline industry association has thrown its support behind 13 Chinese carriers seeking compensation from...

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3 dead, state capital battered as storms rake Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An outbreak of nasty storms spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees and tossed cars...

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The potter's career field: OKC native creates business out of clay

Taylor Dickerson had his whole world in his hands. As he sat at the potter’s wheel in a small shop at House of Clay near NW 30...

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Oklahoma City population ranks 27th in the US

Oklahoma City is the 27th largest city in the nation with a population nearing 650,000, according to new U.S. Census Bureau...

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The Latest: Modi's party surges to victory in Indian vote

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on India's general elections results (all times local):5:10 a.m.With nearly all constituencies...

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US withdraws train crew proposal that came after explosions

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday it was withdrawing a proposal for freight trains to have at least...

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Serial killer who took 10 women's lives executed in Florida

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A serial killer who terrorized Florida with a murderous spree that claimed 10 women in 1984 was put to...

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Family of incapacitated woman who was raped blames Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) — The parents of an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care center...

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Watch out: Protocol pitfalls abound as Trump heads abroad

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was walking across the sun-splashed airport tarmac in Jerusalem with Prime Minister...

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Theme park attendance crosses half-billion mark for 1st time

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Worldwide attendance at the 10 biggest operators of amusement parks increased 4% last year and crossed the...

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OKC metro firefighters sent to Tulsa to help with flood emergencies

Firefighters and police officers from around the Oklahoma City metro were dispatched to Tulsa County Thursday morning to assist...

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ConocoPhillips settles Oklahoma City water pollution lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — ConocoPhillips has settled a lawsuit with homeowners in northwestern Oklahoma City who accused the energy...

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Strong showing for pro-EU parties in Dutch EU vote

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Pro-European Dutch parties were predicted Thursday to win most of the country's seats in the...

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Correction: MeToo-Teaching Consent story

In a story May 20 about teaching consent in the #MeToo era, The Associated Press misidentified the description of programs that...

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Swimming in lakes, rivers or streams could be risky in Oklahoma, DEQ advises

After heavy rains flooded many rivers and lakes in the state this week, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is...

New Norman mayor says state government overreach a problem for cities in Oklahoma

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Oklahoma has a long history of conservative politics, but as urban centers have flourished, more city residents are interested in progressive policies. This is especially true for the City of Norman, which is considered one of the most...

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Illegal killings, political opposition hobble wolf recovery

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Illegal killings and longstanding political resistance have undercut the return of two species of...

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Julian Castro joins McDonald's strikers in North Carolina

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro joined a march to a McDonald's restaurant in North Carolina...

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Senior German diplomat in Tehran for nuclear deal talks

BERLIN (AP) — A senior German diplomat headed Thursday to Tehran to press Iran to continue to respect the landmark nuclear...

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Texas gives football coach Herman 2-year contract extension

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tom Herman's Texas Longhorns won 10 games for the first time in a decade. Now the school is giving him a...

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NBCSN to air 30-minute interview with Lance Armstrong

NBCSN will broadcast an interview with Lance Armstrong following Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals.The network announced...

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Fascist symbols and rhetoric on rise in Italian EU vote

MILAN (AP) — A banner emblazoned with the words "Honor to Mussolini," unfurled just steps from the Milan piazza where the...

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World shares sink as US-China spat takes center stage

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stock markets fell sharply Thursday as traders focused on tensions between the U.S. and China and braced...

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Deutsche Bank ready for 'tough cuts' as share price sags

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The CEO of Deutsche Bank says he is ready to make "tough cuts" to improve the struggling bank's...

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India's ruling party claims win with assured lead in votes

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party claimed it had won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday's...

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Frontier City to debut new attractions

Frontier City invested millions into its park this offseason, and Saturday it will celebrate the changes. The park is...

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Kenya court to rule if gay relations are criminal acts

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — On the eve of what could be a landmark ruling in Kenya on whether same-sex relations are crimes, gay...

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Devon officials report significant progress in securing building

A week after a window washing unit malfunctioned and crashed into the top of the Devon Tower, officials on Wednesday touted...

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Second of two claims filed against Oklahoma City in fatal canal accident is resolved

The Oklahoma City Council has settled a claim filed on behalf of the estate of Wesley W. Seeley, who died after an accident on...

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#ThrowbackThursday: Rebirth of the Paseo District

We are running a #Throwback​Thursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter...

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Home in Logan County falls into Cimarron River Wednesday, woman drowns in Payne County

CIMARRON CITY — Floodwaters destroyed five houses Wednesday in Twin Lakes community, volunteer firefighter Lori Dahlem said....

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Oklahoma business briefs for May 22

Banking program hires manager The Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition, a Bank On organization, has appointed JR Webster, a member...

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Trump stalks out on Democrats, demands end of investigations

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly stalked out of a White House meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday,...

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Supreme leader criticizes Iran's politicians amid US tension

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader publicly chastised the country's moderate president and foreign minister Wednesday,...

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Efforts to protect First Christian Church from demolition, meet Crossings Community Church's needs to grow anchor agreement

Iconic domed sanctuary near downtown Oklahoma City will be protected from demolition while churches negotiate a real estate...

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'American Taliban' fighter to be released after 17 years

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — John Walker Lindh, the young Californian who became known as the American Taliban after he was captured...

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The Latest: Pelosi says Trump 'took a pass'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and investigations into President Donald Trump (all times local):12:15 p.m.House...

Mike Holder puts Power-5 Conference ego aside to get OSU-Tulsa scheduled

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OSU and Tulsa started playing football in 1914, each under a different name. State was Oklahoma A&M in those days; Tulsa was Henry Kendall College. Soon enough, they became annual foes. Played every year, 1926-65, then again 1981-96. But...

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Bankruptcy judge approves sale of Reading Eagle to chain

READING, Pa. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday approved the sale of the 150-year-old Reading Eagle to a publisher...

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3 minutes: Trump meeting with Democrats goes bust in a flash

WASHINGTON (AP) — The curtains in the Cabinet Room were drawn. The Democrats were waiting. And President Donald Trump came and...

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OKC officials warning residents of potential dam failure

Oklahoma City officials on Wednesday are warning residents in northeast parts of the city to take precautions for possible...

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BeIN media group CEO charged in corruption probe in France

PARIS (AP) — The chief executive officer of media group beIN was handed preliminary charges of corruption as part of an...

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Second of two claims filed against Oklahoma City in fatal canal accident is resolved

An attorney claimed the city was negligent after a light bollard broke, leading to the accident.

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Severe weather possible for much of the state Wednesday, Thursday

Much of the state could see more severe weather Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

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Roads, highways closed in central Oklahoma due to flooding

Flooding from recent heavy rains has left roadways damaged and closed across the state, including central, the state Department...

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Hickenlooper proposes gun licensing and safety tests

DENVER (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper says gun owners should have to be licensed and pass a safety...

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Former Senate Majority Leader Daschle joins cannabis board

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle has been named to an advisory board of a cannabis investment...

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Marseille coach Garcia to leave at the end of the season

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Marseille coach Rudi Garcia will leave at the end of a disappointing season for the former European...

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The IOC will vote next month on whether to remove AIBA from organizing the boxing competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC will vote next month on whether to remove AIBA from organizing the boxing competition at...

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Alabama House approves 'born alive' abortion bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Doctors would face prison sentences if they fail to treat babies "born alive" after an attempted...

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Oklahoma County commissioners vote to create jail trust

All three Oklahoma County commissioners voted Wednesday morning to create a jail trust for the Oklahoma County jail.

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Seeking energy independence, Palestinians open solar plant

JERICHO, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian officials say they have inaugurated their first solar panel plant as part of a plan to...

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Arcadia Farmers Market to launch second season June 1

ARCADIA — Parking spaces will be more plentiful when the Arcadia Farmers Market opens June 1 for its second season. Land to the...

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Entries sought for 'Sheriff for the Day' contest

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum has announced open entries for the “Sheriff for the Day” contest for the...

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OKC Zoo to host World Turtle Day activities on Thursday

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden will celebrate World Turtle Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. The event will be...

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Oklahoma History Center to offer screening of Smithsonian channel documentary 'The Green Book: Guide to Freedom'

The Smithsonian Channel documentary “The Green Book: Guide to Freedom” will be shown from 1 to 2 p.m. June 1 in the Chesapeake...

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Mount St. Mary Catholic High School breaks ground for new turf, track and grandstands

Mount St. Mary Catholic High School recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the installation of a football field...

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Achievers: Oklahoma City–County Health Department program named a 2019 Model Practice Award winner

The Oklahoma City–County Health Department's Vectorborne Diseases Prevention Program has been named a 2019 Model Practice Award...

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage

Here are some of the Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. To contribute information: Send an email to...

College softball: Oklahoma building strong case for greatest Sooner team ever

SportsMay 17, 2019

Kelli Braitsch is planning for her wedding later this year. Saving money for it, too. An officer with the Tulsa Police department, she’s also taking classes for a new assignment and preparing to change units. Life is busy. But that won't keep...

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Life

Metro Tech Culinary Arts program reveals new instructional training space

Metro Tech’s Culinary Arts program for high school and adult students recently relocated to a newly renovated instructional...

Life

Achievers: Essay winners announced for weeklong citizenship program

Local winners have been announced for an essay contest conducted by the National Patriotic Service Committee of The National...

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Bethany Animal Control Shelter, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month,...

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Navy Band Southwest to perform at Oklahoma History Center during Navy Week

The Navy Band Southwest will perform from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Devon Great Hall at the Oklahoma History Center, 800...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Anadarko Anadarko High School class of 1964: Looking for classmates for a 55th reunion June 14-16. For information, email David...

Life

96-year-old WWII veteran honored with surprise birthday party

World War II Marine Corps veteran Mary Glann was surprised recently with a birthday celebration arranged by her Oklahoma City...

Health

State joins local organizations to map trees in Oklahoma City's urbanized areas

Trees matter. And data that analyzes how many there are, where they are located and how they affect areas where we live, work...

Business

Devon Energy helps tend the Gardens in Oklahoma City

Stormy weather minimized the effect of the Myriad Botanical Gardens' weeklong forced closure after the sky-high window washers'...

Health

Oklahoma abortion rights advocates join National Day of Action

Abortion rights supporters rallied Tuesday at the Oklahoma Capitol in response to Alabama’s passage of a ban on abortion and...

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Flooding damages homes, forces water rescues in Canadian County

Flooding in Canadian County temporarily shut down a stretch of Interstate 40, damaged homes and kept firefighters busy with...

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Three OKC officers on leave following in-custody death

Three Oklahoma City officers are on leave after the death of a 41-year-old man they had chased during a Monday disturbance....

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Council approves agreement to save First Christian from demolition

The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday approved an agreement bestowing a reprieve from demolition on First Christian Church....

Business

Coming into focus: Optometrists given right to practice in retail establishments

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a Senate Bill on Tuesday that will allow optometry offices in retail establishments. The bill...

Life

Cooking is hard. These OKC-area classes can help

Wednesday Asian Favorites Part Two: Chef Misung Billins, International Pantry, 6:30 p.m., $45. Chef Knife Skills: Vera Cheek,...

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Some areas around Devon Tower to reopen, streetcar service to resume

Officials with Devon Energy Corp. on Tuesday said progress in securing damaged areas of the Devon Tower will allow the...

Sports

Another day of tornadoes in Midwest, but St. Louis spared

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A dangerous storm system in the Midwest produced dozens of tornadoes for the second consecutive day Tuesday,...

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Man in critical condition after water rescue in downtown OKC

A man is in critical condition Tuesday after he was pulled from a vehicle submerged in a downtown Oklahoma City canal, fire...

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The Latest: House panel subpoenas Hicks and counsel's aide

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House Judiciary Committee and Don McGahn (all times local):4:05 p.m.The House Judiciary...

Business

Report: Many Uber, Lyft drivers fail to respond to recalls

NEW YORK (AP) — One out of six Uber and Lyft drivers in the New York City and Seattle areas are driving vehicles with...

Sports

First accuser testifies at ex-NFL player's rape trial

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A female hitchhiker who accused former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. of raping her after he picked her up...

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Handwritten wills shake up Aretha Franklin's estate

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — The discovery of handwritten wills in the home of the late Aretha Franklin could ignite a dispute among...

Abdel Nader took his unexpected Thunder shot

SportsMay 14, 2019

It was Christmas Day in Houston, and Alex Abrines was a late scratch. It would signal the beginning of the end for Abrines and an abrupt start to Abdel Nader’s run. Before that game in Houston, Nader hadn’t played more than two games in a row...

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Crime

Police look at whether transgender women's deaths connected

DALLAS (AP) — The shooting deaths of two transgender women and the stabbing of a third are being investigated to determine...

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Tennessee House speaker to resign amid text message scandal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's embattled House speaker said Tuesday that he plans to resign from his leadership post...

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Person hurt Tuesday after plowing into NW OKC restaurant

A person was taken to a local hospital Tuesday afternoon after their vehicle drove into a popular northwest Oklahoma City...

Crime

Lifer inmates excluded from Washington '3 strikes' change

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Dozens of inmates, many of them black, are set to stay in Washington state prisons for life — left out of...

Sports

Attorneys: Ohio State needs to reveal who knew about abuse

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Administrators at Ohio State University should release the names of all coaches, trainers and personnel who...

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Streetcar route resumes after weeklong interruption

Oklahoma City's downtown streetcar reopened a route near the Devon Tower Tuesday after an incident last week closed nearby...

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Official: Poland entitled to seek German WWII reparations

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish official said his country is entitled to seek World War II reparations from Germany, arguing...

Life

Putnam City North seniors sign for fine arts

Each year, student-athletes at high schools take part in signing ceremonies to commit to colleges they will attend. This year,...

Business

Jamie Oliver's UK restaurant chain collapses into insolvency

LONDON (AP) — Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's British restaurant chain filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, partly due to...

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Hurricane Center: Andrea will 'degenerate,' no harm to land

MIAMI (AP) — The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season was fizzling out Tuesday over the western Atlantic, far...

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Priyanka Chopra promotes refugee education on Ethiopia visit

ASSOSA, Ethiopia (AP) — Actress Priyanka Chopra is in Ethiopia to promote access to education for refugee children.Chopra is a...

Crime

Fallen firefighter remembered as selfless public servant

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin firefighter killed by gunfire after responding to a medical call has been remembered as a...

Crime

Texas man gets prison for smuggling immigrants in furniture

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area man has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison for trying to smuggle...

Business

GM Maven car-sharing stops serving 8 N. American markets

DETROIT (AP) — Maven, General Motors' car-sharing service, is being shut down in about half of the 17 North American markets it...

Sports

Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan earns France call-up

PARIS (AP) — France coach Didier Deschamps called up three new players on Tuesday, including Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan, for...

Business

Australia government says it won't break tax cut pledge

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's newly reelected government said Tuesday that its promise to slash income taxes might be...

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Man shot by father, killed in northwest Oklahoma City Sunday night

A man was shot and killed by his father during a fight in northwest Oklahoma City, police reported. Brayden Roberts, 20, of...

Business

Pei legacy celebrated worldwide, but not in Oklahoma City

In the days following the death last week of I.M. Pei, his legacy was being celebrated in cities around the world where his...

Business

Oklahoma business briefcase for May 21

Gulfport Energy hires general counsel Gulfport Energy Corp. announced Monday it hired Patrick K. Craine to be its general...

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Streets around Devon Tower remain closed Monday with threat of severe weather ahead

Areas around the Devon Tower, damaged by a window-washing accident last week, remained closed Monday. A window-washing...

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Rights expert calls out Hungary on refugees, NGOs, judiciary

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary needs to urgently address human rights violations such as the detention of asylum-seekers and...

Paint job concern gives neighbor 'paws'

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QUESTION: My dog ran out of the house into a neighbor’s garage. Unfortunately, there were kitchen cabinets that were drying after being recently painted. My furry friend left a few small, paw prints. I immediately told the homeowner, offered to...

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State briefs for May 21

Stillwater, Woodard join Main Street program Stillwater and Woodward are the newest additions to the Oklahoma Main Street...

Business

Officials say Iran quadruples production of enriched uranium

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity amid tensions with the U.S. over Tehran's atomic...

Business

Mexico calls for regional development to address immigration

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A U.N. commission on Monday presented a roadmap to boost economic development in three Central American...