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Paul George, Trae Young, Kyler Murray up for 2019 ESPY awards

The 2019 ESPYS will have some Oklahoma flavor.

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'Joints will be separated': Jamal Khashoggi's murder, retold

GENEVA (AP) — The gathering on the second floor of the Saudi consulate featured an unlikely collection: a forensic doctor,...

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Former Edmond officer sentenced for role in illegal steroid ring

A retired Edmond police officer has been sentenced to nine years in prison and ordered to forfeit more than $1 million for his...

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Kingfisher's Maddi Kamas wins WOGA Junior State Championship

Kingfisher junior Maddi Kamas is off to an impressive start this summer.

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Inspired fusion

The Food Dude is on vacation, but he couldn't bear to leave readers without some dining news and culinary perspective from the...

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Grains lower, livestock mixed

Wheat for July fell 9.25 cents at 5.2225 a bushel; July corn was off 9 cents at 4.41 a bushel, July oats lost 12 cents at...

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Flight diverted to Oklahoma City due to unruly passenger

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police say an American Airlines flight from Pittsburgh to Dallas/Fort Worth was diverted to Oklahoma City...

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Joy Harjo becomes first Oklahoman and first Native American named U.S. Poet Laureate

Harjo is a native and resident of Tulsa and a member of the Muskogee Creek Nation.

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South Korea to send 50,000 tons of rice to North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Wednesday it plans to send 50,000 tons of rice to North Korea through the World Food...

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Maverick from Top Gun is a San Diego institution

Give me Oscar's fish tacos, but people swoon over a Tom Cruise impersonator aboard the USS Midway

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The People's Choice: Jalen Hurts has become a sympathetic figure in college football

ESPN’s Ryan McGee and Mark Schlabach staged a college football conversation back in May. They just chatted among themselves,...

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Air quality alert in effect for OKC Thursday

An air quality alert has been issued for the Oklahoma City and Lawton metro areas Thursday due to expected high concentrations...

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Steve Lackmeyer: Loss of faith

Tough times continue for advocates of mid-century architecture. Time and time again, they've seen one landmark after another...

George's value to the Thunder trumped any other player's value to their team

SportsMay 14, 2019

George posted career highs in most statistical categories, all while playing with two bum shoulders

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Six thoughts on the Thunder leading into the NBA Draft, free agency

The NBA Draft is only a day away. Not long after that, free agency opens. What does it mean for the Thunder? While the Thunder...

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Why The American Shoe Disappeared And Why It's So Hard To Bring It Back

Footwear companies face big costs in potential new tariffs on more Chinese imports. Almost all shoes sold in the U.S. are made...

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Sonic Summer Movies at Myriad Gardens return tonight with 'Trolls' - see the rest of the lineup

Sponsored by Sonic Drive-In, the weekly Wednesday night movies and theme activities are free. Movies start at 9 p.m., with...

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Former OU vice president now facing sexual battery lawsuit

NORMAN — Already under criminal investigation, a former University of Oklahoma vice president is now being sued, as well. A...

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Lyrics site Genius accuses Google of lifting its content

Genius says it can prove lyrics from its site are appearing in Google search information panels — by examining the apostrophes.

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Mike Boynton discusses new team, returning walk-ons

STILLWATER ⁠— When the eager freshmen recently united with the returners in Stillwater, they bolstered not only the roster but...

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Oklahoma's chief medical examiner discusses opioid-related deaths

NORMAN — Oklahoma's chief medical examiner read out loud the investigatory narratives from about three dozen Oklahoma...

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El Paso Chihuahuas power past OKC Dodgers 19-9

EL PASO, Texas — Michael Gettys drove in four runs, while Esteban Quiroz and Aderlin Rodriguez drove in four and three,...

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Council approves amnesty program for thousands of traffic, other low-level offenses

Whether to offer amnesty to low-level offenders with unresolved fines and fees threatened to devolve Tuesday into a spat over...

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Former Sooner Mark Andrews making a big impression in the offseason

After a strong rookie campaign, former OU standout Mark Andrews looks poised to take a step forward in his second season

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Trump protesters rally at gay bar blocks from arena speech

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Opponents of President Donald Trump's reelection announcement Tuesday in Florida rebuked his...

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Fatal crash reported near Stillwater Wednesday in Payne County

A fatal crash has been reported Wednesday morning in Payne County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. U.S. 177 at Yost Road...

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What to do in Oklahoma on June 18, 2019: Hear Son Volt at The Jones Assembly

Touring in support of their latest studio album, "Union," released in March via Thirty Tigers, Son Volt’s new work received...

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As Putnam Heights and other schools close, neighbors wonder what's next

Tucked into a residential area at NW 36 and Georgia Avenue, Putnam Heights Elementary has educated the children of its...

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Weekend music planned at Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Singer-songwriter Rick Reiley will provide Morning Music on Saturday, and Gypsy Twang will present an Elm Tree...

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High school notebook: Carl Albert's Carter LaValley commits to play baseball at OU

Carter LaValley’s huge spring on the diamond has landed him a new college home. The star Carl Albert shortstop announced...

Jerami Grant’s season was a surprise, even to Sam Presti

SportsMay 11, 2019

Jerami Grant was supposed to be the second unit power forward this season. That lasted a grand total of three games. This year was a breakout season for Grant from every angle. He had career-high-setting games scattered throughout the season,...

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City of Norman accepting applications for 2019 Norman Youth Council Class

NORMAN — The city of Norman is seeking high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who are active in their community and...

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What to do in Oklahoma on June 16, 2019: Catch Eddie Izzard's 'Wunderbar' tour stop in Midwest City

Izzard is one of the world’s most respected comedians. He has performed sell-out shows across the world from Shanghai to...

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U.S. Schools Underreport How Often Students Are Restrained Or Secluded, Watchdog Says

Districts are supposed to tell the government how often students are held or detained. But a new report says those numbers are...

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US said in late stages of YouTube kids' video investigation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission is in the late stages of an investigation into how Google's YouTube handles...

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Target's tech trouble clogs stores with long checkout lines

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A glitch stalled checkout lines at Target stores worldwide Saturday, exasperating shoppers and potentially...

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Diagnosed With Throat Cancer

“I’m working closely with my doctors, and we’ve mapped out a treatment plan which they feel has a 90% success rate,” heavy...

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US Navy: Mine in tanker attack bears Iran hallmarks

U.S. NAVY 5TH FLEET BASE NEAR FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The limpet mines used to attack a Japanese-owned oil tanker...

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OSU football: Bixby DB Jordan Reagan commits to Cowboys

It took less than a week for Jordan Reagan to make his decision.

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Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame honors high school, college stars

The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame last week honored several high school star athletes across the state along with multiple...

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Trump administration rolls back Obama rule targeting coal-fired power plants, issues less ambitious replacement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration rolls back Obama rule targeting coal-fired power plants, issues less ambitious replacement.

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Woman told police she embezzled to pay off gambling debts

A longtime construction company secretary accused of stealing $146,000 from her employer told police she used the money to pay...

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Police: Woman was drunk, but no DUI for toy truck joy ride

WALHALLA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman who police say was driving drunk will not be cited with a DUI because her vehicle...

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Jim Pike, co-founder of Lettermen vocal group, dies at 82

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jim Pike, co-founder and lead singer of The Lettermen, whose lush vocal harmonies made the Grammy-nominated...

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State briefs for June 19

Smithsonian exhibition to make five stops in state “Water/Ways,” a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main...

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What to do in Oklahoma on June 15, 2019: See Perpetual Motion Dance's modern and aerial dance concert 'əˈstrā' at Oklahoma Contemporary

Oklahoma City’s only modern and aerial dance company, Perpetual Motion Dance employs homegrown professional dance artists who...

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Williamson leads Kiwis to last-over win against South Africa

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Kane Williamson hit a six in the last over to reach his century and followed it up with a boundary...

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GM seeks to avoid Takata recalls for fourth straight year

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is trying to avoid recalling potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators in thousands of...

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Self-help guru convicted in lurid sex-trafficking case

NEW YORK (AP) — The guru of a cult-like self-improvement group that attracted heiresses and Hollywood actresses was convicted...

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Report: Feds probe sale of coach's home to prospect's father

BOSTON (AP) — A federal grand jury is investigating the sale of the Harvard fencing coach's suburban Boston home for nearly...

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Ozone alert day issued for Thursday in central Oklahoma

The first ozone alert day of the year has been declared for Thursday, the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments...

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Hicks rebuffs questions on Trump White House in interview

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former top White House adviser Hope Hicks on Wednesday refused to answer questions related to her time in the...

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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A newspaper bucks layoff trend, and hopes readers respond

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — These days, the news about local news seems relentlessly bad:Newsroom employment, down by nearly half...

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Mexico's migrant shelters overwhelmed in crackdown

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Thin mattresses cover every inch of floor each night at the Good Shepherd shelter near the...

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Government fails to release data on deaths in police custody

More than four years after Congress required the Department of Justice to assemble information about those who die in police...

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The Latest: 4 charged in downing of Malaysian airliner

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the probe into the downing of flight MH17 (all times local):5:25 p.m.Russia's...

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2 National Guard soldiers, semi driver injured in collision

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say two Illinois National Guard soldiers in a cargo truck and a man driving a semitrailer...

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Contractor charged with taking kickbacks on Army projects

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A construction executive from Tennessee was paid at least $436,000 in kickbacks in a scheme involving...

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LA mom accused in death of special-needs son kept in closet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles mother kept her 10-year-old, special-needs son locked in a closet and so underfed that he was...

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US CEO hands Oxford University $189 million for AI studies

LONDON (AP) — An American billionaire has given Oxford University 150 million pounds ($188.6 million) for a new institute that...

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Norway islanders want to go 'time-free' when sun doesn't set

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Residents of a Norwegian island where the sun doesn't set for 69 days of the year want to go...

Health

Cancer patient accuses UCLA gynecologist of sex abuse

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cancer patient is the latest woman to accuse a retired University of California, Los Angeles gynecologist...

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Human rights group urges sanctions on Nicaragua's Ortega

WASHINGTON (AP) — Human Rights Watch called Wednesday on governments in the Americas and Europe to impose sanctions on...

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Tiffany Haddish explains why she won't perform in Georgia

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiffany Haddish says she chose to join a boycott of Georgia after she read the state's new anti-abortion...

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The Swarm: Billions of skeeter lookalikes plague New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Billions of mosquito lookalikes are showing up in the New Orleans area, blanketing car windshields,...

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Moscow's Pushkin Museum presents Modernist art treasures

MOSCOW (AP) — Iconic art works by Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gaugin, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso went on show...

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Delaware court revives Blue Bell Creameries shareholder suit

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Supreme Court has overturned the dismissal of a shareholder lawsuit against one the country's...

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Hong Kong students issue government deadline over demands

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong student group demanded Wednesday that the city completely scrap a politically charged extradition...

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Revolver believed used by Van Gogh sold at Paris auction

PARIS (AP) — A revolver believed used by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh to kill himself has sold for about $146,000 at an...

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Achievers: First responders honored

The American Heart Association recently honored Norman, Moore and Goldsby emergency and health care workers. EMSSTAT, an...

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Achievers: OKC teen set to compete in national scholarship competition

Evelyn Smith, of Oklahoma City, will participate in the 62nd Distinguished Young Women National Finals on June 27-29 in Mobile,...

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Central Oklahoma Quilters Guild plans meetings, fabric dyeing workshop

Fabric dyeing will be the topic of the Central Oklahoma Quilters Guild meetings at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. June 27 in the Clarence...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Edmond Edmond High School class of 1969: Looking for classmates for a 50th reunion Sept. 13-14. Call 405-252-0696 and leave a...

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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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...

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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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UN: Nearly 71 million now displaced by war, violence at home

GENEVA (AP) — A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide by war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee...

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Trump rehashes gripes, rips 'radical' Dems in 2020 launch

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jabbing at the press and poking the eye of the political establishment he ran against in 2016, President...

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Playing catch-up

Following weeks of heavy rainfall, crews with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation are playing catch-up with grass...

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Oklahoma Scene: OKC Dodgers edge Chihuahuas 3-2

Connor Joe hit a two-run double in the seventh inning, leading the Oklahoma City Dodgers to a 3-2 win over the El Paso...

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Development do-over: Proposals being dropped by the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority

Proposals for redevelopment of property at NW 4 and E.K. Gaylord are being dropped by the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority...

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Dining options continue to expand in the 405

Lee was named culinary director for The Social Order Dining Collective back in January. The dining group has franchises for...

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Marijuana industry sets environmental, ethical goals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An alliance of large marijuana businesses had a message for the public Tuesday: We're good corporate...

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San Francisco moves closer to nation's 1st e-cigarette ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors moved a step closer Tuesday to becoming the first city in the U.S. to ban all...

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33K pounds of cocaine seized in one of biggest US drug busts

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. authorities seized 33,000 pounds, or 15,000 kilograms, of cocaine from a ship at Philadelphia's port...

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Sheriff suspended after Parkland shooting fights for his job

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' decision to suspend the sheriff who oversaw the response to the Parkland...

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Facebook's currency Libra faces financial, privacy pushback

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency...

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Authorities: Alabama man fed meth to caged 'attack squirrel'

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Alabama investigators say a man kept a caged "attack squirrel" in his apartment and fed it methamphetamine...

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Trump says he'll talk trade with Xi next week in Japan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he'll hold trade talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping next week at a summit of...

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The Latest: Lawmaker wants Facebook to suspend currency plan

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Facebook's new digital currency (all times local):5:40 p.m.The head of the House Financial...

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France detains soccer great Platini in 2022 World Cup probe

PARIS (AP) — French police investigating whether corruption played a role in the stunning decision to award the 2022 World Cup...

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German govt calls official's killing 'attack on all of us'

BERLIN (AP) — The killing of a politician who supported refugees, allegedly carried out by a man with a record of violent hate...

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Marijuana use doubles in US pregnant women to 1 in 14

CHICAGO (AP) — Pot use in pregnancy has doubled among U.S. women and is most common during the first trimester, government...

Health

US air quality is slipping after years of improvement

After decades of improvement, America's air may not be getting any cleaner.Over the last two years the nation had more polluted...

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Florida officer guilty of negligence for shooting caretaker

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida police officer has been convicted of a misdemeanor but acquitted of attempted manslaughter for shooting...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

BusinessMay 16, 2019

SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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Autopsies: 2 slain campus victims each had 6 or more wounds

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The student credited with tackling a gunman during a fatal North Carolina campus rampage suffered eight...

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Alabama county official defends online anti-gay comments

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A county official in Alabama is defending his comments against gay people.Mobile County Treasurer Phil...

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Bolsonaro suggests life imprisonment sentences in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is suggesting that Brazil should consider allowing life prison...

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Boeing signs first deal for 737 Max jet since deadly crashes

PARIS (AP) — Boeing is selling its 737 Max planes again.The company announced at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday that...

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The Latest: Blatter says Paris meeting swayed vote for Qatar

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French investigation involving Michel Platini (all times local):6:10 p.m.Former FIFA president...

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Charitable giving by individual Americans drops in 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Charitable giving by individual Americans in 2018 suffered its biggest drop since the Great Recession of...

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NC residents say a community pool has discriminatory rules

WENDELL, N.C. (AP) — Residents of a North Carolina community say a private pool is enforcing discriminatory rules that ban...

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Texas longhorn sets Guinness world record for longest horns

GOODWATER, Ala. (AP) — A Texas longhorn in Alabama has set a mark recognized by the Guinness World Records for longest horns,...

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Police defend arrest of 12-year-old boy in western Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Police in a western Michigan city already under scrutiny for alleged discrimination are defending...

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Chance for storms Tuesday night in Oklahoma City

There is a chance for storms in Oklahoma City Tuesday evening, and a slight chance during the afternoon, the National Weather...

Business

World shares rise after ECB says rate cuts possible

SINGAPORE (AP) — Global shares rose Tuesday after the president of the European Central Bank said it was ready to cut interest...

Business

Old OKC jail debate may hinge on proposed restoration

Not every old building is historic. Not every historic building can be saved. Such harsh truths rarely find unanimous...

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Love family donates $2M to Scissortail Park Foundation

The Love family is expanding its involvement downtown with a $2 million gift to support stage productions and maintenance at...

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Amnesty would clear Oklahoma City municipal court dockets, relieve low-level offenders of burdensome costs

Ward 6 Councilwoman JoBeth Hamon says the justice system's tendency to criminalize poverty would be lessened under a measure...

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OKCPS paying highest superintendent salary in Oklahoma with new bonus

Oklahoma City Public Schools will pay the highest superintendent salary in the state after the school board approved a $24,000...

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Oklahoma City dog park to start charging usage fee

An Oklahoma City dog park will start charging a usage fee July 1 after 16 years of running on donations and grants. Located...

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Oklahoma County jail trust still gathering information before making decisions

The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority is still in the preliminary stages of gathering information and hearing reports...

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Oklahoma County roads, bridges doing better than most after severe weather

As rain poured down across the state in recent weeks, Oklahoma County Commissioner Carrie Blumert’s road crew was on night...

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US restores some aid to El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday it is easing previously announced cuts in hundreds of millions of...

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Asian markets mostly edge higher ahead of Fed meeting

SINGAPORE (AP) — Stocks in Asia mostly advanced Tuesday ahead of interest rate decisions by the U.S. Federal Reserve and other...

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The Latest: Saudi Arabia say it intercepted 2 Houthi drones

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all...

Thunder report card: Jerami Grant's efficient shooting has turned him into a valuable player

SportsMay 10, 2019

Grant's general game has improved mightily in three seasons since arriving from Philadelphia

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Masked gunman killed in shootout at Dallas courthouse

DALLAS (AP) — An Army veteran wearing a mask and carrying more than 150 rounds of ammunition for his high-powered rifle was...

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The Latest: Amnesty urges Egypt to investigate Morsi's death

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's death during a court hearing (all times local):9:50 p.m.A...

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Buttigieg goes home to South Bend after man killed by police

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg pulled himself off the presidential campaign trail Monday after...

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China's Xi to visit North Korea as US nuke diplomacy stalls

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week, state media announced Monday, as...

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Police: 4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) — Gunfire broke out and a stampede ensued as fans celebrated at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors,...

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Egypt's ousted president Morsi dies in court during trial

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi who was ousted by the military in...

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Report: Childhood poverty persists in fast-growing Southwest

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The number of children living in poverty has swelled over the past three decades in fast-growing,...

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Harvard pulls Parkland grad's admission over racist comments

BOSTON (AP) — A survivor of the Parkland school shooting announced Monday that Harvard University withdrew his admission over...

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Is Elon Musk closing troublesome Twitter account or teasing?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk abruptly revealed that he is closing the popular Twitter account that has repeatedly...

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Lawyers: Files sent by Alex Jones contained child porn

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Lawyers for the families of children and adults killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School disclosed Monday...

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APNewsBreak: Ex-judge with anti-abortion ties named to panel

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson appointed a former judge who has supported an anti-abortion pregnancy...

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QB Josh McCown retires after 16 NFL seasons

NEW YORK (AP) — Josh McCown was sometimes the starting quarterback, often the backup — and always among the most-respected and...

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Lawyers ask board to spare condemned Georgia man's life

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man scheduled for execution this week didn't cause the slaying for which he was condemned and should...

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Man dies in northeast Oklahoma City crash Monday

A man died in a single-vehicle crash in northeast Oklahoma City overnight, and the vehicle was discovered early Monday morning,...

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Germany beats South Africa 4-0 to win World Cup group

MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Germany is playing like a title contender, just at the right time.After seeing her team start the...

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Florida effort to block election hacking gets extra $2M

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's county elections departments will retain $2.3 million in unspent grant money aimed at...

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Spain and China advance with scoreless draw

LE HAVRE, France (AP) — Spain and China played to a scoreless draw Monday that advanced both squads to the round of 16 at the...

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Ecuador: US military could use Galápagos island for flights

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A plan by Ecuador to let the U.S. military use a Galápagos island for aircraft on anti-drug trafficking...

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Pelicans primed to draft Zion -- and another top-5 prospect

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Now that six-time All-Star Anthony Davis' trade request has been honored, it's time for the New Orleans...

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Weather Service confirms 9 tornadoes in central Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The National Weather Service says at least nine tornadoes struck Indiana, damaging a school and other...

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Cunningham: Voters led him to switch to US Senate campaign

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina state senator is switching races, announcing Monday that he's joined the...

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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Ex-first lady heads to runoff in Guatemala presidential race

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A former first lady emerged Monday as the top vote-getter in the first round of Guatemala's presidential...

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Supreme Court upholds rule allowing state, federal charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is upholding a constitutional rule that allows state and federal governments to prosecute...

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Sentencing for pastor convicted of sex charges rescheduled

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The sentencing has been rescheduled for a former minister in Ohio found guilty of child sex trafficking...

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Buttigieg returns to South Bend after man killed by police

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A police officer fatally shot a black man in South Bend, Indiana, leading Mayor Pete Buttigieg to return...

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Mastercard to allow transgender people to use chosen name

NEW YORK (AP) — Mastercard will allow transgender people to use their chosen names on credit and debit cards in an effort to...

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US Geological Survey says magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits western China

BEIJING (AP) — US Geological Survey says magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits western China.

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Fed likely to leave rates alone but signal readiness to cut

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerome Powell has tantalized the financial world with the prospect that the Federal Reserve he leads may soon...

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Syrian insurgents shell government-held rural area, kill 12

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian insurgents fired rockets into residential parts of the government-held northern province of...

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Opposition says 'injustice' will galvanize Istanbul voters

ISTANBUL (AP) — The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul said Monday he believes "the injustice" caused by the...

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Boeing apologizes for Max crashes as Airbus rakes in sales

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Boeing executives apologized Monday to airlines and families of victims of 737 Max crashes in...

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Pfizer to buy Array BioPharma in deal worth $11.4 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer is delving deeper into cancer research with a roughly $11.4 billion deal for Array BioPharma, a drug...

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Qatari envoy delivers aid to Gaza in cease-fire effort

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Qatari envoy has delivered $25 million to the Gaza Strip to help shore up a cease-fire between...

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German prosecutors bring charges in tax loophole case

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors have charged two British citizens with participating in tax evasion allegedly...

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Authorities say Texan drowns on Oklahoma side of Red River

COLBERT, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports a Texas man has drowned on the Oklahoma side of the Red River that...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, June 17, 2019

Summer reading returns There's still time to get "Wild About Reading" with the Metropolitan Library System's 2019 summer...

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20-40-60 Etiquette: Littering is more than rude, it's everyone's problem

QUESTION: Is it bad manners to throw items out of your car? It used to be called “littering” but now I see people throwing...

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Justice-involved teens embark on fossil digging adventure

At a nearly mile-high location hundreds of miles from home, a group of justice-involved teenagers are getting an opportunity...

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'We're pulling off a miracle': Pride 2019 to feature new additions, more collaboration after only months to plan

Fifty years after one of the most seminal moments in the gay rights movement, this year’s Oklahoma City Pride festival and...

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Woodland denies history with US Open title at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — In front of Gary Woodland was a 263-yard shot to the scariest green on any par 5 at Pebble Beach,...

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Mexico reinforces checks amid US pressure over migrant flow

COMITAN, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities increased immigration enforcement along well-traveled routes for migrants in...

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Phoenix police chief apologizes to family over incident

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix's police chief has publicly apologized to members of a family at whom police officers pointed guns and...

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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Artists Get Their Chance to Turn Eyesore into a Canvas

Before Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership was launched, before the creation of a downtown business improvement district, a...

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Trump calls newspaper report on Russia power grid 'treason'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has lashed out at The New York Times, saying it engaged in a "virtual act of treason"...

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2020 race brings free college back to the national stage

After receding from the national stage, the free college movement is resurfacing as a central rallying point for Democrats as...

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OJ Simpson posts video to announce official Twitter account

LOS ANGELES (AP) — O.J. Simpson launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star said he's got a...

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Horseback rider, two horses shot in Spencer, sheriff reported

SPENCER -- A person on horseback and two horses were shot in Spencer Thursday night, and the Oklahoma County Sheriff's office...

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Welcome surprise: Father and daughter teachers make dynamic duo at Douglass High

Educator Robert Hubbard got a surprise phone call a day before a faculty meeting last July at Douglass High School. School...

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DAMAGE CONTROL: Redemption, second chance sought amidst devastation at Mutts

After three weeks of debris clean-up, the building that once was home to Mutts still retains the mid-century vibe that made it...

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Sunday Morning, June 16, 2019, Helen Ford Wallace

BEAUX ARTS BALL DEBUTANTES/ESCORTS Occasion: Seventeen debutantes and 12 escorts from the 2019 Beaux Arts Ball court were...

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OKC leaders target transit for next MAPS

Ward 2 Councilman James Cooper entered office with a goal of restoring walkable neighborhoods and connecting districts with...

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Notre Dame celebrates 1st Mass since devastating April fire

PARIS (AP) — The archbishop wore a hard-hat helmet, burnt wood debris was still visible and only about 30 people were let...

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Severe weather possible for much of Oklahoma Saturday into Sunday

Much of the state is under an enhanced risk for severe weather late Saturday afternoon and into the early morning hours on...

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Plans revised for proposed Automobile Alley hotel

Plans are advancing for a Towneplace Suites to be built at NW 6 and Broadway as steel work is set to top out this summer on an...

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MAPS 4 projects outlined

MAPS 4 will be about people as much as, or more than, it will be about buildings. That is the early takeaway from a list of...

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Oklahoma City Public Schools announces new administration, staff positions

Superintendent Sean McDaniel on Friday announced a plan to dedicate $600,000 toward additional administrative, leadership and...

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Rail line celebrates 20 years in Oklahoma

Oklahoma's only passenger rail line celebrated 20 years of service on Friday, which included a golden ticket for the woman who...

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Teens create basketball camp to provide mentors, friendship to kids with incarcerated parents

It seemed like a regular Wednesday night basketball game — coaches carrying clipboards, stands filled with cheering spectators,...

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Trump aims to slash number of federal advisory committees

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to take an ax to federal advisory committees, ordering that their numbers be...

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Debate lineups: Biden, Sanders on 2nd night, Warren on 1st

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC set the lineup for its two-night debate of 2020 presidential contenders later this month, with a top-heavy...

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Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dies at 75 before Hall enshrinement

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — On a cool night in Santa Clara, California, on Feb. 7, 2016, John Elway thrust the Lombardi Trophy into...

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Ideas for MAPS 4 put an emphasis on projects popular with voters such as sidewalks and senior health and wellness centers

Presentations on selected proposals for MAPS 4 will be reviewed in public hearings in July and August, if the city council...

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Crash spills cocoa powder, batteries on freeway in Indiana

BURNS HARBOR, Ind. (AP) — A crash involving two semitrailers scattered cocoa powder and lithium batteries across an interstate...

Parents of teen shot by Edmond police file lawsuit against city, officers

NewsMay 30, 2019

The parents of a teenager who was fatally shot by Edmond police last month have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of Edmond and the two officers involved in the shooting. Isaiah Lewis, 17, was reportedly naked and unarmed...

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Swift calls out homophobes on new song, announces 7th album

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift's latest song has a new target: homophobes.Coinciding with the announcement of her seventh album,...

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What's in a nickname? NFL has had great ones in its history

NEW YORK (AP) — The memorable moments and teams in NFL history can be summarized by a word or phrase such as the "Steel...

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Theater review: Oklahoma Shakespeare's 'Comedy of Errors' offers twice the madcap fun

Making full use of the Myriad Gardens Water Stage, “The Comedy of Errors” will be the only outdoor show this year for Oklahoma...

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What to do in Oklahoma on June 14, 2019: Check out the Myriad Gardens' Children's Garden Festival celebrating 'Where the Wild Things Are'

Every year in the late spring/early summer, the Myriad Gardens staff teams with local artists to transform The Children’s...

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High-rise fires still a major worry 2 years after Grenfell

LONDON (AP) — Two years after a tower block fire in London killed 72 people, safety experts warned that hundreds of apartment...

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

You can join Steve's Q&A's Fridays at 9:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown...

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Vatican investigator of child sex abuse meets Polish bishops

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Vatican's sex crimes prosecutor, Archbishop Charles Scicluna, met with Poland's Catholic bishops on...

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Raptors earn 1st NBA title, top injured Warriors in Game 6

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard raised his arms high in triumph and celebrated Canada's first NBA championship."We the...

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Record number of South Sudanese face critical lack of food

PRAGUE (AP) — A record number of people in South Sudan face a critical lack of food. A new report by the government and the...

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Bee tree damaged in storms still buzzing in new Will Rogers Gardens pollinator plot

Straight line winds recently damaged a number of 50-year-old eastern redwood cedars at Will Rogers Gardens, including one with...

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Chief of major K-pop label steps down over drug allegations

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The founder of one of the most successful K-Pop music agencies stepped down on Friday amid...

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New York ends religious exemption to vaccine mandates

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday, as the...

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Ex-trainer sues Ohio State over sexual misconduct by doctor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio State student athletic trainer has joined ex-athletes and other alumni alleging the...

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OKC-based ArtDesk wins Addy

Oklahoma City-based ArtDesk magazine won several awards at the recent American Advertising Awards. ArtDesk magazine won the...

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Gunman's family: 'He was just in a lot of pain'

Police have identified the gunman who was shot and killed by officers Monday morning on Interstate 35 in northeast Oklahoma...

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Federal agency recommends White House aide Conway be fired

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking unprecedented action, a federal watchdog agency recommended Thursday that President Donald Trump fire...

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Britney Spears' ex-manager hit with 5-year restraining order

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Thursday issued a five-year restraining order forbidding Britney Spears' former manager from...

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Cuba Gooding Jr. pleads not guilty to groping woman at bar

NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba Gooding Jr. turned himself in and was arrested Thursday on charges he groped a woman in an encounter at a...

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Hong Kong protesters wary of Chinese surveillance technology

HONG KONG (AP) — Young Hong Kong residents protesting a proposed extradition law that would allow suspects to be sent to China...

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Tankers struck near Strait of Hormuz; US blames Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. blamed Iran for suspected attacks on two oil tankers Thursday near the strategic...

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Utah man held without bail in deputy's killing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Utah man was held without bail Thursday on charges of murder in the deaths of an off-duty Los Angeles...

Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson plans to 'build up' his body to make another defensive jump

SportsMay 10, 2019

Terrance Ferguson couldn’t move more than a few steps without running into Portland center Enes Kanter. It was late in the second quarter of Game 4 of the Thunder and Trail Blazers’ Western Conference first-round series. Kanter set screens for...

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Correction: Border Activist-Trial story

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — In a story May 19 about the trial of a border activist, The Associated Press, relying on government court...

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'Deepfakes' called new election threat, with no easy fix

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Deepfake" videos pose a clear and growing threat to America's national security, lawmakers and experts say....

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The Latest: GOP House leaders avoid comment on Trump remark

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and investigations into Russia election meddling (all times local):12:15...