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Trooper pleads not guilty in bribery case

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. Troy D. German pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges that he attempted to extort the...

 
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Boynton: 'I expect to win'

STILLWATER Mike Boynton’s Cowboys were stone-cold quiet as he entered the OSU basketball meeting room Wednesday night. The kind...

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OU basketball: From New Zealand to Oklahoma, Steven Adams and Matt Freeman have each other's back

NORMAN — Matt Freeman could take State Highway 1 south from Auckland, connect with State Highway 27, and then head east on...

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Pell Grant pilot program for prisoners extended for 2019-20

A pilot program that helps inmates pay for college behind bars will be extended for a fourth year. The U.S. Department of...

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All-Star journal: Don't call Buddy Hield a 'darkhorse' in the 3-point contest

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Call it a Buddy Breakout. Pistons forward Blake Griffin may stand as the best former University of Oklahoma...

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Arrest made after Texas DPS officer gets stuck to car

The trooper suffered only minor injuries.

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OKC schools leader revisited parts of closure plan
Outcry prompted McDaniel to reconsider school conversion

Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Sean McDaniel has retooled several components of the district's proposed...

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The Thunder's 'King of New York' set to enter the dunk contest

“Hami one more time,” the Alimoe Day Memorial Classic MC said as Hamidou Diallo dribbled down the court on a fast break. In...

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019

This year's Symphony Show House selected The former Sunbeam Family Services property at 616 NW 21, renovated into apartments by...

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Concert review: Blake Shelton gives his 'Friends & Heroes Tour' a raucous home-state start in OKC

Blake Shelton is taking hero worship to a new level with his new tour. A sold-out home-state crowd helped the Ada native get...

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High school boys basketball roundup: McGuinness gets going in second half against Berryhill

McGuinness forward Patrick Sullivan left the floor frustrated in the first half. The senior picked up his third foul early in...

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Interviews, photos and video: California artist Mildred Howard brings her work to Oklahoma for the first time at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

The San Francisco-based artist is exhibiting her multifaceted work for the first time in the Sooner State in a new exhibition...

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Oklahoma Scene: OU softball splits doubleheader in Florida

Third-ranked Oklahoma softball split its doubleheader on Friday at the St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational in Clearwater,...

Game day with Mike Boynton shows the Oklahoma State coach’s resolve in trying season

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In the midst of a roster-ravaged and loss-filled season Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton remains poised and ready for better days to come for the Cowboys.

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Twister-struck mobile home park turning into The Curve in Moore

MOORE — A nearly 50-year-old mobile home park wiped out by the May 20, 2013, tornado, in one of Moore's poorest neighborhoods,...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019

Price Edwards & Co. reports these real estate transactions: • El Rancho Niejo, LLC paid $267,500 to Miles Thomas Millwork...

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OU women's gymnastics: Olivia Trautman's perfect 10 caps Sooners' Perfect 10 Challenge win

Olivia Trautman joined an exclusive club Friday night, capping the Perfect 10 Challenge with a perfect 10 of her own on the...

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Where buffalo are home

The only prizes were a couple cheap water bottles and a jar of jelly beans, but David Miller is the proud owner of a runner-up...

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Amazon dumps NYC headquarters and its promised 25,000 jobs

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon abruptly dropped plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000...

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State briefs for Feb. 16

STILLWATER 86 mentors honored during event at Oklahoma State The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence honored 86 outstanding...

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Oklahoma's rig count declines by one

Oklahoma’s number of working rigs fell to 119, compared to 123 working a year ago. This week’s drop of one working rig in the...

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LA sheriff: Fewer crimes spur transfer to immigration agents

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The new leader of the nation's largest sheriff's department on Friday further limited when inmates in Los...

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OSU graduate wins $37.6 verdict in Honda seatbelt case

An Oklahoma State University graduate has been awarded a $37.6 million verdict against American Honda Motor Co. after a Dallas...

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Dozens more animals rescued from ranch in Skiatook after horse saved from frozen pond

Tulsa County Sheriff's deputies and animal rescuers seized dozens of dogs, horses and pigs from a residence in Skiatook after...

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Former OSU coach Eddie Sutton among finalists for Basketball Hall of Fame

Former Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton is among four coaches who are finalists for 2019 inductions into the Naismith Memorial...

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Home and garden notes for Feb. 16

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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NASA’s Mars Rover Opportunity Concludes a 15-Year Mission

Opportunity, the longest-lived roving robot ever sent to another planet, explored the red plains of Mars for more than 14...

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OKC author offers 'keys to lasting love'

Valentine's Day has come and gone, but an Oklahoma City author is offering advice for married couples seeking a lasting love...

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What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 16, 2019: See Carpenter Square Theatre's production of 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde'

Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 novella “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,”the play is...

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United they stand
Newsboys teams up with former members to headline Winter Jam tour

It's the reunion that keeps on giving. When the Newsboys reunited with Peter Furler to record "The Cross Has The Final Word,"...

Workplace romances may hurt morale, productivity and more

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This Valentine's Day, should employers be concerned about workplace romances? Yes. About half of employees report they've had at least one office romance, but only 5 percent of employees say they'd tell their human resources department. Though...

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Jewish federations to host 'Legislative Day'

The Jewish Federations of Greater Oklahoma City and Tulsa will host the second annual "Jewish Community Legislative Day" from...

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Trae Young's Hawks future looking bright with adjustments to the NBA

The play didn’t end with points, but it encompassed how far Trae Young had come, how much control the 20-year-old has imposed...

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OKC church lights up cross for first time in more than 50 years

For several decades, large lightbulbs lit up a cross perched atop a downtown Oklahoma City church. However, the lights that...

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Berry Tramel: Neal Brown a great hire at West Virginia

Ranking the 27 head coaching hires in major college football shows West Virginia got the best fit

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OSU football: Arlington Hambright's status, and other notes from updated roster

Oklahoma State posted an updated football roster to its website earlier this week, providing a few bits of news

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New Houston Coach Dana Holgorsen Waving Goodbye to West Virginia Mansion

Houston football coach Dana Holgorsen is selling his mansion in Morgantown, WV, for $2.95 million. It's among the 10 most...

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Don’t trust your face to just anyone, plastic surgeon warns

Think you need a facelift? Dr. Anureet Bajaj of Bajaj Plastic Surgery in Oklahoma City has some suggestions and some caution.

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Family Talk: True love must be sincere

It’s true we sometimes must act better than we feel, and be kind toward those we don’t like. But expressing affection by...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019

The Listing of the Week is a lavish luxury home previously featured on the Street of Dreams, in Edmond's Black Oak at Iron...

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Woman dead, five people injured in Friday morning house fire

A woman died and five others, including four Oklahoma City firefighters, were injured from a Friday morning house fire.

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Oklahoma picked up a third wide receiver commit for the 2020 class

After signing three five-star receivers in 2019, the Sooners' last three 2020 commitments have come from the position

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Oklahoma Combined Weekly Auction Summary. Feeder Cattle Weighted Average...

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Morning Roundup: Lackluster racing dampens expectations for Daytona 500

The Daytona 500 is shaping up to be a snoozer of a showcase. Three exhibition races produced lackluster racing and little...

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Spain to get 3rd gov't in 4 years amid fragmenting politics

MADRID (AP) — Spain will elect its third government in less than four years after Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's fragile...

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Kenny G Explains His Sweet Sax Serenade for Kim and Kanye

Sax man discusses his romantic surprise performance, plus the possibility of a Kanye/Kenny G studio collaboration

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Gregory takes pride competing for smaller Bridge Creek

Gregory shines for Bridge Creek Caleb Gregory has to describe where Bridge Creek is to opposing swimmers every meet. The small...

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Veteran US investment manager detained in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) — A veteran U.S. investment fund manager was detained in Moscow on Friday and faces fraud charges in a case that's...

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National Endowment for the Arts announces grants for UCO, OVAC, Oklahoma Arts Institute and Philbrook Museum

The National Endowment for the Arts today announced more than $27 million in fiscal year 2019 grants reaching all 50 states,...

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Baylor vs. Oklahoma women’s basketball lineups, tipoff, TV info

When: 7 p.m., Saturday Where: Ferrell Center, Waco, Texas TV: Fox Sports Southwest Plus Radio: KOKC 1520 AM, KREF 99.3 FM/1400...

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Trump Declares a National Emergency, and Provokes a Constitutional Clash

WASHINGTON — President Trump declared a national emergency on the border with Mexico on Friday in order to access billions of...

Oklahoma Senate committee leader won't hear bill to criminalize abortion

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A bill that would criminalize abortion in Oklahoma won’t be brought up for a committee vote this year, according to the chairman of the Senate Health Committee. “We are not going to hear it because I am opposed to it as it is written,” said...

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Bob Seger bringing final tour to Oklahoma

TULSA - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band have announced the addition of 12 new shows to their successful final tour,...

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High School Basketball: Friday, Feb. 15

Friday’s Results Boys City Area Casady 60, St. Stephens 43 Edmond Memorial 69, Edmond Santa Fe 64 Lawton 58, Putnam North 57...

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India warns of 'crushing response' to Kashmir suicide attack

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India's prime minister warned of a "crushing response" to the suicide bombing of a paramilitary convoy...

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Kaepernick, Eric Reid settle collusion grievances with NFL

NEW YORK (AP) — With a public hearing looming and the threat of owners and league officials facing depositions, the NFL settled...

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Mormons up missionary calls home from twice yearly to weekly

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Parents of Mormon missionaries will be able to hear their children's voices a lot more often under new...

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Trump tests presidential power, declares emergency at border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the wake of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national...

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Ex-FBI official recounts discussion about 25th Amendment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview posted Friday that Deputy Attorney General Rod...

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Steve Sarkisian returns as Alabama's offensive coordinator

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Steve Sarkisian is returning to Alabama as offensive coordinator, a position he held for the 2016 team...

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Paradise area was heaven for victims of deadly wildfire

On that frantic morning, TK Huff was calm. The 71-year-old amputee sat in his wheelchair, pointing a garden hose at what...

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Arrest made in 2015 OKC homicide

A 33-year-old Custer City man was arrested Thursday, accused in the 2015 shooting death of a woman at a southeast Oklahoma City...

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Police: Man kills girlfriend, self at Houston doughnut shop

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a man gunned down his girlfriend at a Houston Dunkin' Donuts where she worked and then killed...

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Ex-Gov. Weld likely not the last primary challenge to Trump

BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, little-known on the national stage but well-respected among...

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NFL says it has settled collusion lawsuits by Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL says it has settled collusion lawsuits by Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid.

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OKC police release name of woman stabbed to death Thursday

A 26-year-old woman was fatally stabbed during an altercation in southwest Oklahoma City on Thursday, police said.

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Trump says he might extend deadline in US-China talks

BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump said that "there's a possibility" he would extend a March 2 deadline in trade talks with...

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US: Time to expand the international coalition against IS

MUNICH, Germany (AP) — The top Pentagon official said Friday he foresees a "bigger and stronger" American-led international...

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Interview, photos and video: Oklahoma comics artist Jerry Bennett encourages creativity through arts residency at historic Skirvin Hotel

In Jerry Bennett’s world, aliens from “War of the Worlds” might land in downtown Oklahoma City, “Star Wars” hero Admiral Ackbar...

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Pompeo visits Iceland as US-EU rift on Iran grows

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrapped up a five-nation tour of Europe in Iceland on Friday...

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The Latest: Defense chief: UK steadfast on European security

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's upcoming scheduled exit from the European Union (all times local):3:25 p.m.Britain's...

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IOC chief: North Korea commits to 'remedy' anti-doping issue

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC received commitments from North Korea that it will work to "remedy" its anti-doping...

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High-speed tunnel project divides Italy's ruling populists

SAINT-MARTIN-LA-PORTE, France (AP) — A strategic European Union project to build a high-speed rail tunnel through the Alps,...

Thunder cements status as contender after 120-111 win vs. Trail Blazers

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Frankly, lots of problems seem that way these days. On a night the Thunder went without two vital pieces – Jerami Grant was out with a sprained right ankle and Dennis Schroder was a late scratch due to personal reasons – there was potential for...

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat.You can join Steve's...

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Comics crossover: OKC artist Jerry Bennett takes pop culture art downtown for Skirvin residency

In Jerry Bennett’s world, aliens from “War of the Worlds” might land in downtown Oklahoma City, “Star Wars” hero Admiral Ackbar...

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Preservationists seek to protect First Christian Church

More than 3,500 people have signed a petition that is joined by a resolution by Preservation Oklahoma asking the Oklahoma City...

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'American Ninja Warrior' returning to Oklahoma

NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” is set to make a return to Oklahoma City, where it first staged competitions in 2016 in front of...

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Official Chinese news agency says US, Chinese trade negotiators will meet next week in Washington

BEIJING (AP) — Official Chinese news agency says US, Chinese trade negotiators will meet next week in Washington.

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Lyndon LaRouche's conspiracy mindset lives on

NEW YORK (AP) — Fitting for a man who saw so much darkness in the world, Lyndon LaRouche died on the fringes this week, his...

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Tennessee, Kentucky showdown at Rupp Arena this weekend

Here are some things to watch in Southeastern Conference basketball this week:GAME OF THE WEEKENDNo. 1 Tennessee at No. 5...

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NC State visits Duke in biggest matchup this weekend in ACC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference:GAME OF THE WEEKENDNorth Carolina State...

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Canucks rally to beat Kings 4-3, end road losing streak at 4

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Battered, bruised and playing on the second night of a back-to-back, it would have been understandable if...

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Ovechkin, Oshie lift Capitals over Sharks 5-1

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — T.J. Oshie got the Washington Capitals going Thursday night, and Alex Ovechkin helped poured it on from...

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PHOTOS: First couple gets married on the OKC Streetcar

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt was on hand Thursday, Valentine's Day, as Brianna Maden and Demetrik Urick became the first...

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No. 3 Gonzaga uses late run to defeat Loyola Marymount

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Third-ranked Gonzaga was trailing midway through the second half and the nation's highest-scoring team was...

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Greiss, Cizikas power Islanders past Blue Jackets 3-0

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 39th goal, T.J. Oshie had two goals and an assist, and the...

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Ford carries Saint Mary's (Cal) over Santa Clara 66-55

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Ford had 23 points as Saint Mary's beat Santa Clara 66-55 on Thursday night.Malik Fitts had...

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Matthews scores twice, Maple Leafs beat Vegas 6-3

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews registered his 100th career NHL point in Las Vegas.The third-year...

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Delaware holds on to beat Towson 78-71 in 2OT

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Ithiel Horton drained a trey and made two free throws in the final seconds of double overtime to help...

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Kane keeps rolling, leads Blackhawks past Devils 5-2

CHICAGO (AP) — According to the numbers, it sure seems Patrick Kane is at the top of his game. However, the star forward thinks...

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Congress OKs border deal; Trump will sign, declare emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful...

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Car bomb kills at least 33 Indian soldiers in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — At least 33 soldiers were killed and about 20 others wounded Thursday in a car bomb attack on a...

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Deadly blue 'Mexican oxy' pills take toll on US Southwest

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Aaron Francisco Chavez swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills at a Halloween party before falling...

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The Latest: Show producers: Smollett not being written off

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack on 'Empire' cast member Jussie Smollett (all times local):7:30 p.m.Producers of the...

OSU baseball: Healthy Jensen Elliott, Cowboys embark on quest to return to Omaha

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STILLWATER — As an undrafted free agent, Oklahoma State right-hander Jensen Elliott heard from plenty of major-league organizations throughout the summer. But it was a text that Elliott sent, not received, that sticks most with Cowboy coach Josh...

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FINAL: Pelicans 131, Thunder 122

Follow live updates from tonight's Thunder-Pelicans NBA game.

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Parkland shooting victims are remembered in silence

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and other schools across the U.S. bowed their heads in a moment...

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OKC police investigating Thursday afternoon homicide

A fight between two women turned deadly Thursday afternoon, police said.

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Trump-dominated board to close coal plant, despite his plea

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal utility board voted Thursday to close a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky, rejecting pleas...

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Average tax refunds fall, creating political flashpoint

WASHINGTON (AP) — The average tax refund and the total amount of refunds issued declined for the second straight week,...

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Council edges closer to representing the population as the city grows

Voters first elected Patience Latting, the first woman to serve on the city council and only woman to serve as mayor, in 1967.

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IS militants cling to last square mile in eastern Syria

OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — Islamic State group militants clung to their last square kilometer (square mile) of land in...

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Judge: No proof Trump's words affected death penalty request

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge refused Thursday to stop a death penalty prosecution against a man in a New York City bike path attack...

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Bill aims to crack down on abusive or offensive language on social media for people paid with taxpayer dollars

A bill advanced Thursday by a Senate panel would crack down on abusive and other language on private social media accounts by...

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Gen X or millennial, Oklahoma City elected officers have a new look

It began with the election of James Greiner and John Pettis in 2013, and now the 40-and-under cohort will constitute a majority...

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The Latest: Attorney: Van Dyke's injuries not serious

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on an attack in prison of Chicago officer convicted of killing black teen Laquan McDonald (all times...

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Texas' election chief apologizes over flawed noncitizen list

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' embattled election chief has apologized over an inaccurate list of 95,000 people on the voter rolls...

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EPA too slow on limiting toxic chemicals, critics say

Under pressure from Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it would move toward setting safety limits for...

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Tributes, activism, safety drills mark 1 year since Parkland

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some students around the country marked the anniversary of the school massacre in Parkland, Florida, with...

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Lawmakers mull fines for railroads that delay road traffic

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma lawmakers are considering whether to grant law enforcement the authority to issue citations to...

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Pence urges Europe to quit Iran deal, stop busting sanctions

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Trump administration lashed out at some of America's closest traditional allies Thursday, accusing...

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Jailed Russian soccer player Mamaev nets 7 goals behind bars

MOSCOW (AP) — Pavel Mamaev probably never expected his highest-scoring game this season to be behind bars.The Russia national...

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Cypriot UK bases court jails man for people trafficking bid

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A court within the two British military bases in Cyprus has sentenced a Palestinian man to six months in...

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Germany barely avoids recession with zero growth

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany recorded zero growth in the fourth quarter, only narrowly avoiding a recession and adding to...

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NC State's Lockett facing charge of assault on a female

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State backup guard Eric Lockett has been charged with assault on a female.According to...

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Pompeii dig uncovers Narcissus fresco in ancient atrium

MILAN (AP) — Archaeologists have discovered a fresco in an ancient Pompeii residence that portrays the mythological hunter...

Budding business: Blue Collar Criminals embracing paradox

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Legal marijuana is a paradox Darin Delaney is eager to embrace. As the owner of Blue Collar Criminals in Oklahoma City, Delaney is building a brand that grows, processes and sells medical marijuana and marijuana products. He seeks to establish...

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Highlights of the $330 billion-plus bill to avoid shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not just about President Donald Trump's border wall.The border security issues that sparked a 35-day...

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Train bill clears committee

A bill that seeks to give law enforcement the ability to cite railroads that block track-road intersections for longer than 10...

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UK prosecutors say they won't charge Prince Philip over a recent car crash

LONDON (AP) — UK prosecutors say they won't charge Prince Philip over a recent car crash.

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Top Iran cleric links suicide blast to foreign spy services

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has sent condolences to the families of the victims of a...

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Renault's revenue, net profit down in 2018

PARIS (AP) — In its first results since the downfall of former chairman Carlos Ghosn, French carmaker Renault reported a 35...

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Teen who fled UK to join Islamic State wants to come home

LONDON (AP) — A pregnant British teenager who ran away from Britain to join Islamic State extremists in Syria four years ago...

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China, US open trade talks as Beijing says exports rebound

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators opened talks Thursday on a sprawling trade dispute as Beijing reported its January...

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30 years on, Russia views Afghan war with pride

MOSCOW (AP) — When the last Soviet tanks rumbled back home across a bridge on the border with Afghanistan 30 years ago, the...

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Police make second arrest in Okahoma City shooting death

A second arrest has been made in the Monday night shooting death of a man in northwest Oklahoma City, police reported. Matt...

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Man dead in southwest Oklahoma City homicide Wednesday

A man was found dead Wednesday in a southwest Oklahoma City homicide, police reported. Police were called to a home at 3028 S...

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Oklahoma college students advocate for more higher education funding

Students from campuses across the state rallied for increased funding for their colleges and universities Tuesday during 2019...

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Aggravated assaults on the rise, OKC police chief says

Serious assaults are on the rise, with little prospect for driving them below 2016 levels, Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill...

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53 cases of measles confirmed in southern Washington state

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Health officials in southern Washington state say they have confirmed 53 cases of measles.The Columbian...

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Trump still coy on border deal - but claims victory anyway

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional bargainers formally completed a bipartisan border security pact late Wednesday and President...

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Paperback pioneer Betty Ballantine dead at 99

NEW YORK (AP) — Betty Ballantine, half of a groundbreaking husband-and-wife publishing team that helped invent the modern...

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FBI: Most Wanted list suspect is believed killed by officers

APEX, N.C. (AP) — The FBI tracked a man they think was one of the country's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives to a North Carolina...

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Teen migrant detention facility allows a glimpse inside gate

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Journalists were given a glimpse Wednesday of a newly expanded south-Florida detention facility where...

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Jury sides with transgender employee in 'historic' Iowa case

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A jury ruled Wednesday that an Iowa prison warden discriminated against a transgender employee by...

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Mississippi advances ban on abortion after fetal heartbeat

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is working toward enacting one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation, in a race with...

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Arkansas lawmaker's plan tightens abortion ban to 18 weeks

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker in Arkansas, which has some of the strictest abortion prohibitions in the...

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Source of fall romaine outbreak a mystery, US regulators say

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. food regulators say they weren't able to identify a contamination source for a food poisoning outbreak...

92-year-old Bill Thorpe appreciates how the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame honors the legacy of Jim Thorpe

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He’s riding with past winners and the current recipient, defensive back royalty, and they will ask him questions. Bill Thorpe, 92 years old, likes talking about his father, who was born 132 years ago in Indian Territory, just outside Prague,...

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The Latest: District says 58 percent of Denver teachers out

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the Denver teachers' strike (all times local):4:15 p.m.The Denver school district says 58 percent...

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Woman finds tiger in house, tells dispatch: 'I'm not lying'

HOUSTON (AP) — A woman who called Houston's non-emergency dispatch line after discovering a tiger inside a cage at an abandoned...

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Michigan governor on way out pardoned 'career drunk driver'

TROY, Mich. (AP) — In his final days in office, Gov. Rick Snyder wiped out the felony drunken-driving conviction of a man who...

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Cleaning routine shows promise in curbing superbug infection

Think of it as decontaminating yourself. Hospitalized patients who harbor certain superbugs can cut their risk of developing...

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King the wire fox terrier takes Westminster's best in show

NEW YORK (AP) — Wire fox terriers are still King at Westminster.A wire fox from Brazil who's won big in Europe became America's...

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Authorities say suspect in suitcase death is in US illegally

A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and dumping her body in a suitcase in Connecticut is a citizen of Portugal who has...

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Markets Right Now: Stocks extend their gains on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):4 p.m.Stocks extended their gains on Wall...

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US budget deficit running 41.8 percent above last year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit in December totaled $13.5 billion, helping to push the deficit for the first three...

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Ohio man pleads not guilty to deputy slaying charges

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man who could face the death penalty if convicted pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he fatally shot...

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White supremacist sentenced for killing black man with sword

NEW YORK (AP) — A white supremacist who killed a black man with a sword wanted to ignite a worldwide race war, a prosecutor...

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Texas children found in dog cage placed in foster care

DALLAS (AP) — Four malnourished siblings, all aged 5 or younger, have been placed in foster care after authorities found them...

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Autopsy: Asphyxia was likely cause of kidnapped girl's death

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A kidnapped and slain 13-year-old North Carolina girl likely died of suffocation or strangulation, but her...

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China's Huawei soft power push raises hard questions

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's national game — brought to you by China's Huawei.As a nasty diplomatic feud deepens between the two...

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No exit: El Chapo likely off to 'Alcatraz of the Rockies'

NEW YORK (AP) — In the world of corrections, there are inmates who pose security risks, and then there's El Chapo.Drug lord...

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Activists: Sudan police arrest 14 academics in protests

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's security forces arrested more than a dozen academics who joined a protest outside Khartoum University in...

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Purse lost in school in the 1950s to be reunited with owner

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A purse containing a prom invitation, photos and other items from 1950s America will be returned to...

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Swastikas removed from pictures of French Holocaust survivor

PARIS (AP) — Street portraits of a prominent Holocaust survivor that were graffitied with swastikas have been restored by the...

Business

Budget defeat puts Spain's center-left government on ropes

MADRID (AP) — Catalan separatist and right-wing lawmakers in the Spanish parliament's lower house rejected Wednesday the ruling...

Business

US consumer prices flat in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer prices were unchanged in January, as lower gasoline prices offset the rising costs of housing,...

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Anti-Semitic crime rose in Germany in 2018, report finds

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Central Council of Jews is calling for action following a report showing a rise in anti-Semitic attacks...

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Thai party fighting for survival after princess's nomination

BANGKOK (AP) — The Thai political party that took the unprecedented and ultimately unsuccessful step of nominating a member of...

Food Dude: Banquet Cinema Pub is ready for its premiere

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Hunter Wheat and Lacey Pritchard will try to build upon their success founding successful businesses on fellowship with a new movie house and bar opening today. They caught lightning in a bottle in 2014 with Bleu Garten, an outdoor food truck...

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Business

US, China envoys hold talks before Trump tariff decision

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators are meeting this week for talks President Donald Trump says will help decide...

Life

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...

Life

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,...

Life

Quilts could hold clues from Civil War era

Many families have heirloom quilts that have been passed down through generations, but do some of their intricate designs hold...

Life

OKC Audubon Club to discuss woodpeckers found in Oklahoma

The OKC Audubon Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Will Rogers Garden Club building, 3400 NW 36. A presentation will be on...

Life

19th annual Soul Food Fest expected to draw thousands for free meal

The 19th annual Soul Food Fest will be offering a free meal and entertainment from noon to 3 p.m. Friday at Kingwood, 1921 NE...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Del City Del City High School class of 1969 is looking for classmates for a 50th reunion June 7-8. Contact Sherryn (Barris)...

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OKC bomb plot trial opens

Jurors in an Oklahoma City bomb plot trial were told Tuesday that a Sayre man expected civil war and was inspired by a violent...

Business

Lawyer famous for acquittals to defend Nissan ex-chair Ghosn

TOKYO (AP) — Junichiro Hironaka, a lawyer famous for winning extremely rare acquittals in Japan, has been tapped to defend...

Business

EU tentative deal could affect Russia-Germany gas pipeline

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's main institutions have agreed on a tentative deal that will increase the bloc's role in...

Business

Kardashian West sued in OKC court over use of Kimoji images, merchandise

Celebrity Kim Kardashian West is being sued for $300 million in federal court in Oklahoma City. A local social media developer...

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Oklahoma County Commissioner Kevin Calvey terminates lobbyist registration

Oklahoma County Commissioner Kevin Calvey has filed paperwork with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission to terminate his lobbying...

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Cooper, Hamon continue youth movement on Oklahoma City Council

James Cooper will be Oklahoma City’s first openly gay councilman, winning a five-way race in Tuesday’s primary to take...

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Money's influence was insufficient to overcome Hamon's message of a 'city that works for everyone'

Grassroots campaigning and small-money donations translated to votes in Ward 6.

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Newly elected council members will bring their own point of view to governance

40-and-unders will constitute a majority of the city council.

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Newly constituted Oklahoma City Council will be seated in April

Mayor sees the value of new energy and new ideas coming to council with millennials' election.

Business

Trump not 'thrilled' with border deal but leaning toward it

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appeared to be grudgingly leaning toward...

Business

National debt hits new milestone, topping $22 trillion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The national debt has passed a new milestone, topping $22 trillion for the first time.The Treasury...

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Painters rescued after dangling from OKC high-rise hotel Tuesday

Two painters had to be rescued Tuesday evening after scaffolding they were on malfunctioned, Oklahoma City Fire Department...

Crime

Ex-boyfriend held in death of woman in suitcase

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — The ex-boyfriend of the New York woman whose body was found inside a suitcase in a wooded area of...

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The Latest: Trump appears to be ready to accept budget deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional border security negotiations and President Donald Trump (all times local):7:10...

Dancing in the New Year

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Freddy Nguyen threw dollar bills in the air as whirling, swirling lions danced and swayed to a drum beat through his Oklahoma City restaurant. As the owner of Park Harvey Sushi, Nguyen had invited this twirling, frenetic-paced presentation into...

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Sports

Biden: Longtime Rep. John Dingell treated all with 'dignity'

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Longtime Rep. John Dingell knew that jobs were about more than collecting a paycheck, and that health...

Sports

FBI: Planned Parenthood clinic fire is possible hate crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia, Missouri, was intentionally set and is being...

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Injuries reported in downtown OKC bus collision Tuesday

Nine people suffered minor injuries in a Tuesday afternoon collision involving an EMBARK bus and a vehicle near downtown...

Business

Trial of Catalan separatists begins in Madrid amid protests

MADRID (AP) — A politically charged trial of a dozen Catalan separatist leaders began Tuesday in Spain's Supreme Court amid...

Crime

Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly makes Democratic bid for Senate seat

PHOENIX (AP) — Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after his wife and former U.S. Rep....

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Aggravated assaults on the rise, OKC police chief says

Police Chief Bill Citty reviewed crime statistics for the city council.

Sports

WH press group condemns attack on cameraman at Trump rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Correspondents' Association condemned on Tuesday an attack the night before of a television...

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Heading south: Warming to change how US cities feel in 2080

WASHINGTON (AP) — The climate in New York City in 60 years could feel like Arkansas now. Chicago could seem like Kansas City...

Crime

Parkland anniversary highlights Democratic shift on guns

In the final weeks before the 2008 election, Barack Obama's campaign sent mailers to Florida voters reassuring them that he...

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Trump says having a dog would feel 'a little phony' to him

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't hiding the fact that he isn't a dog person.He appeared impressed Monday night...

Sports

AP Source: Antonio Brown asks Steelers for trade

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers still haven't decided whether there's a path for wayward wide receiver Antonio Brown...

Sports

World Cup-winning England goalkeeper Gordon Banks dies at 81

LONDON (AP) — Piercing the roar of the crowd, in the searing heat of Guadalajara, Mexico, Gordon Banks heard Pele shout...

Business

Pompeo warns Eastern Europe on Chinese and Russian meddling

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday invoked the 30th anniversary of the demise of communism to...

Crime

Police defend officers who used stun gun on handcuffed man

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Officials at a police department in suburban Phoenix defended officers who were captured on body-camera...

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Trump calls Rep. Omar apology about Israel remark 'lame'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar has apologized for tweets suggesting that members of Congress support...

Business

French journalists suspended over alleged cyberbullying

PARIS (AP) — At least five French journalists have been suspended from their jobs for allegedly harassing people online with...

Business

US job openings jump to record high of 7.3 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted the most open jobs in December in the nearly two decades that records have been kept,...

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US strikes IS-held mosque as Syria battle intensifies

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. military said Tuesday it struck a mosque that had allegedly been used as an Islamic State control...

Business

The Latest: EU official annoyed by lack of Brexit progress

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local):4:55 p.m.The European Parliament's chief...

Crime

AP Explains: Catalans appear at 'trial of century' in Spain

MADRID (AP) — It's being billed as Spain's "trial of the century": A dozen politicians and activists are in in the Supreme...

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Nigerian widows sue Shell for complicity in activist deaths

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The widow of a Nigerian activist executed by their country's government more than two decades ago...

Continental announces $2.6B budget for 2019

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Continental Resources isn’t slowing down. On Wednesday, company officials said they plan to run an average of 25 drilling rigs during 2019 — one more than the 2018 average — and anticipate the company will generate cash flow of about $3 billion...

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George Clooney compares Markle coverage to Princess Di

LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Clooney is frustrated by the way the media is treating Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, comparing it to...

Business

Tariffs take toll on whiskey exports in last half of 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Retaliatory tariffs caused a sharp downturn in American whiskey exports in the last half of 2018 as...

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Newborn baby pulled from storm drain in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Rescue workers in South Africa pulled a newborn baby from a storm drain in a four-hour operation that ended...