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Rail extension to Kansas included in Amtrak proposal

An extension of passenger rail service from Oklahoma City to Kansas is included in Amtrak’s Fiscal Year 2020 grant request...

 
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California avocados voluntarily recalled for possible health risk

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California avocado grower and distributor has voluntarily recalled its product from six states due to...

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Shipping resumes in Houston channel fouled by chemical spill

The U.S. Gulf Coast's most important industrial waterway partially reopened Monday after it was polluted with cancer-causing...

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Apple belatedly jumps into the streaming TV business

CUPERTINO, California — Jumping belatedly into a business dominated by Netflix and Amazon, Apple announced its own TV and movie...

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Oklahoma business briefs for March 26

PR pro Ally Glavas recognized nationally Ally Glavas, vice president at public relations firm Candor, was named national...

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Oklahoma business briefcase for March 26

EDMOND UCO panel to discuss climate, inequality The University of Central Oklahoma will play host to “The Green New Deal and...

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737 Max crisis spurs review of how FAA approves jets

The U.S. Transportation Department is creating a special commission to review how newly designed aircraft are certified,...

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Vision and passion drive successful entrepreneurs

Successful entrepreneurs have vision. They are driven by passion and possibilities. It is a privilege to watch them in action....

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 7,200; Last Monday: 8,975; Year Ago: 4,243 Compared to last week:...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 26, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $55.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $43.25...

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Committee votes to split OMES

A small panel of lawmakers on Monday narrowly agreed the state Office of Management and Enterprise Services should be split in...

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Oklahoma Youth Expo exhibitors make it ‘The Greatest Show’

The 2019 Oklahoma Youth Expo concluded this past week, and support for the world’s largest junior livestock show has never been...

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Report: Purdue Pharma reaches deal to settle Oklahoma opioid case

Purdue Pharma LP has agreed to settle the state of Oklahoma’s claims that its illegal marketing of the Oxycontin painkiller...

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US experts: Too soon to pull breast implants tied to cancer

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Government medical advisers said Monday it's too soon to ban a type of breast implant that has...

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What Next? UK lawmakers torn on fate of Brexit, and May

LONDON (AP) — Britain has just a few weeks to break its Brexit impasse, with the fate of the country's departure from the...

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Apple belatedly jumps into the streaming TV business

CUPERTINO, California (AP) — Jumping belatedly into a business dominated by Netflix and Amazon, Apple announced its own TV and...

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The Latest: House chairs want full Mueller report by April 2

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and the special counsel's Russia investigation (all times local):7:20 p.m.The...

AMC theaters around OKC might soon serve alcohol

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AMC movie theaters at Quail Springs Mall and Penn Square Mall might soon add alcohol to the concession stand. Applications for food concession with alcohol service special permits were recently filed with the city of Oklahoma City by American...

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Groups: EPA has dragged heels on oil dispersant rules

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Environmental groups and women from Alaska and Louisiana say the Environmental Protection Agency has dragged...

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Science Museum Oklahoma announces Schlumberger matching grant for energy exhibit renovation

Science Museum Oklahoma has announced that Schlumberger will provide a matching grant of $90,000 to help renovate the museum’s...

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Hong Kong businessman gets 3 years in prison for bribery

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent Hong Kong businessman earned leniency with a three-year prison sentence dispensed Monday by a judge...

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Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects request to delay opioid trial

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday denied a request by drugmakers to postpone the start of what is...

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Settlement reached in lawsuits over Xarelto blood thinner

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The pharmaceutical companies behind the widely advertised blood thinner Xarelto reached a $775 million...

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Poland aims to meet EU budget rules despite higher spending

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's finance minister said Monday she is aiming to keep the country's budget deficit within European...

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The location has changed, but Craig's Curious Emporium in OKC remains magical

Walk long enough with Craig Travis among the voodoo skulls, mermaids and Mother Mary figurines, and he will tell you about the...

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#OKC Civic Life for Monday, March 25, 2019

Street repairs progressing Smoother streets are ahead, according to volunteers overseeing street repairs and related...

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UK PM May faces heavy pressure to step down to save Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Embattled Prime Minister Theresa May was scrambling Sunday to win over adversaries to her Brexit withdrawal plan...

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Chinese leader visits Monaco amid European 5G tech worries

MONACO (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has found one country in Europe that isn't worried about China's growing global...

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The lowdown on Edwards Lifesciences

Dear Mr. Berko: I took your advice on AT&T. I'm holding my nose and reinvesting the dividends on 800 shares. I also bought...

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Communications pro welcomes child advocacy role

When veteran communications professional Sherry Fair first went to work for a school district and there was a problem between...

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Hog prices soar

U.S. hog futures surged this week as disease spread through farms in China, leading off this week’s edition of Futures File,...

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Bower designed for families desiring urban living

The largest single influx of for-sale housing in Midtown now looms over NW 4 with a new approach that is designed to appeal to...

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Trump picks close ally for Fed seat

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday he's picking his close ally Stephen Moore to fill an open seat on the Federal...

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Kevin Georgetti has been named chief compliance officer at First United Bank. Georgetti joins First United with 10 years of...

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Winchester Drive-In set to open 51st movie season in Oklahoma City without the beloved, late owner

It was July 3, 1968, when the first car pulled up to the Winchester Drive-In movie ticket booth for the premiere show. Lindy...

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GM plans to make new electric car, spend $300M, hire 400 workers

After weeks of criticism over its U.S. manufacturing cuts, General Motors said Friday it plans to spend $300 million to build a...

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Helicopters rescue Norway cruise ship passengers amid storm

HELSINKI (AP) — Rescue workers off Norway's western coast rushed to evacuate 1,300 passengers and crew from a disabled cruise...

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The Latest: Barr decision on report to cause fireworks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation (all times local):5 p.m.House Speaker Nancy...

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French yellow vest protests in Paris avoid last week's riots

PARIS (AP) — Scattered yellow vest protesters clashed with French police firing tear gas Saturday after a peaceful march...

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First-of-its-kind US nuclear waste dump marks 20 years

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a remote stretch of New Mexico desert, the U.S. government put in motion an experiment aimed at...

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Ethiopian Airlines chief questions Max training requirements

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The warning and training requirements set for the now-grounded 737 Max 8 aircraft may not have...

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Anti-Brexit marchers flood into London, demand new vote

LONDON (AP) — Anti-Brexit protesters flooded into central London by the hundreds of thousands on Saturday, demanding that...

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No timetable for reopening Texas ship channel following leak

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials have no timetable for reopening a portion of the Houston Ship Channel, one of the busiest commercial...

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The Latest: Minister: 40K yellow vest protesters nationwide

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on French yellow vest protests (all times local):8:05 p.m.France's interior minister says more yellow...

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Dispute over refinery near national park heats up in court

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Parties involved in a dispute over whether North Dakota regulators should be involved in the siting of an...

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Spring's alarm has sounded in central Oklahoma

It is amazing the difference a few warm sunny days can make as it serves as a wake-up call or alarm clock for the plant world...

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OKC home show to feature green living coach, others

If “going green” brings up images of solar panels on the roof and electric cars parked in the driveway, chances are you’re...

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The Oklahoman's house plan for March 23, 2019, the Edgewater

The Edgewater is this week's house plan.

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Class-action suit could change real estate commissions

In what could be the most far-reaching antitrust lawsuit for the real estate market in decades, the National Association of...

Committee sends ag nuisance bill to Senate

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A divided Oklahoma Senate Judiciary Committee supported a measure Tuesday that proposes capping non-economic damages related to nuisance suits brought against agricultural operations in Oklahoma. House Bill 2373, co-authored by Sen. Julie...

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What Realtors wish more senior sellers knew

I know. I know. You’re tired of my harangue — always telling you to let go of stuff, get rid of clutter, clean house and...

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Let's all click 'Like' on Facebook's fair housing settlement

Facebook's lawsuit settlement over fair housing violations really is historic, even aside from the importance of the issue,...

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Home and garden notes for March 23

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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The Oklahoma's Listing of the Week for March 23, 2019, former Kevin Durant townhouse

The Listing of the Week was one of Kevin Durant's townhouses in Deep Deuce. He combined two into one, which then were separated...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 23, 2019

7725 Reno 1 LLC: 7725 W Reno Ave., restaurant, remodel, $1,000,000. No name provided: 1636 S Czech Hall Road,...

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Oklahoma business briefs for March 23, 2019

Acquisition announced Tenaris announced Friday it has signed a $1.2 billion cash-free debt-free deal to acquire IPSCO Tubulars...

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Stocks, bond yields fall sharply as growth worries spread

Wall Street was roiled Friday by new signs that global economic growth is slowing. The jitters triggered a sell-off in stocks...

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Rig counts down again in state, US The number of working rigs fell by two in Oklahoma this week as it dropped by 10 nationally,...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for March 23, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $45 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for March 23, 2019

Coldwell Banker Commercial-Select reports these real estate transactions: Casey’s Marketing Co. paid $1 million to Gary and...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 23, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $55.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $43.50...

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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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Downtown housing expands, some affordable housing planned

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

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Uber acquires Mideast competitor Careem for $3.1 billion

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ride-hailing service Uber announced on Tuesday it has acquired Mideast competitor Careem for...

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Unemployment worsens second month in state

Oklahoma's unemployment rate worsened in February for the second consecutive month. The state’s rate of 3.3 percent for the...

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Oklahoma City 'urban village' project is planted in an Opportunity Zone

Oklahoma County is a top opportunity zone investment area, and even as investors await detailed federal tax regulations before...

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Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for March 23, 2019

MUSTANG Braum's upgrades Mustang Road site Braum’s has added double drive-thru ordering lanes at its location at 333 N Mustang...

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Ascent Resources reports growth in Utica Shale field during 2018

Oklahoma City-based Ascent Resources continues its rise in Ohio’s Utica Shale field. This week, the company’s latest published...

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Inspectors disagree over water heater code

DEAR BARRY: The home we are buying is brand new and was just approved by the city inspector. To be on the safe side, we hired a...

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'Brace ourselves': Cyclone death toll tops 600 in Africa

BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — With the flooding easing in parts of cyclone-stricken Mozambique on Friday, fears are rising that the...

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Stocks, bond yields fall sharply as growth worries spread

Wall Street was roiled Friday by new signs that global economic growth is slowing. The jitters triggered a sell-off in stocks...

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The Latest: EU gives UK leader May 2 Brexit deadlines

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):9 p.m.British Prime Minister Theresa May will be laboring against the...

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US budget deficit sets February record of $234 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government posted a record budget deficit in February, pushing the overall deficit for the first...

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Police: Man told Jewish co-worker she was in 'gas chamber'

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The arrest of a New York man on charges of harassing a Jewish co-worker at a health food store is the...

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Last grants coming for endangered Route 66 program

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An endangered federal program that has helped preserve the historic Route 66 Highway for two decades...

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Georgia man sentenced to 25 years in missing teacher's death

ABBEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday for helping burn the body of a slain teacher...

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Oklahoma Youth Expo is Bob Funk’s ‘first-love charity’

Local businessman Bob Funk Sr. has announced two major contributions to the youth livestock and leadership program.

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Tyson recalls chicken strips due to metal fears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arkansas-based Tyson Foods is recalling more than 69,000 pounds (31,297 kilograms) of frozen, ready-to-eat...

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Recap: OKC Central Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer answered questions from readers this morning.

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Tyson recalls 69,000 pounds of chicken strips

Tyson Foods announced on Thursday it's recalling more than 69,000 pounds of frozen chicken strips that may have been...

Indonesian airline Garuda cancels order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets

Indonesia’s national carrier Garuda has cancelled a multibillion-dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after two fatal...

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Inflation weakness pushes central bankers closer to reversal

Central banks from the U.S. to Asia are turning dovish as they increasingly fret about getting inflation to pick up in a...

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Oil, natural gas production grow despite lower rig count

Oil and natural gas production continues to increase in Oklahoma even as the number of rigs drilling new wells falls. Oil and...

Senior centers' success has board in a quandary

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The surprising success of Oklahoma City's new senior centers has the voluntary MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board grappling with the question of how many centers to build, and where. "I think it's a mistake" not to build all the centers promised to...

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Medical marijuana industry using specialized security services

Every business works to secure its assets, and those in the marijuana industry are no different. The difference between...

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Oklahoma Real Estate Commission hires new executive director

The Oklahoma Real Estate Commission has named Sherry Kueffler, former longtime investigator for the commission, as its new...

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Survey finds people feel naked without their smartphones

U.S. Cellular recently released its latest wireless survey data providing insight into trends in the wireless industry and...

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Oklahoma business briefs for March 22, 2019

PAWHUSKAOsage County man sentenced in cattle thefts Cody Joseph Porter, 32, of Sperry, was convicted Feb. 27 on three counts of...

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Devon nominates two to board Devon Energy announced Thursday that Ann G. Fox and Keith O. Rattie have been nominated to join...

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1 in 20 'uninsured' violations are false positives

Nearly 5 percent of vehicles identified as uninsured in Oklahoma were flagged by mistake, according to the prosecutor in charge...

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Midtown tower approved

A proposed eight-story Midtown condominium tower is clear to proceed after the city’s Downtown Design Review Committee voted...

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Spring generally brings increased pollen counts and increased gasoline prices

Spring has sprung. You can tell by increasing amounts of airborne pollen, and you can tell by what you’re paying to fill your...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 22, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $56.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $44.50...

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The Latest: Dutch PM: Britain could walk out without deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):1 a.m.Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says the United Kingdom now could...

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Boeing to make safety feature standard on troubled Max jets

Boeing will make standard on its troubled new airliner a safety feature that might have helped the crew of a jet that crashed...

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Missouri governor declares state of emergency amid flooding

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson declared a state of emergency Thursday following flooding that left several...

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Europe offers UK a little more time for Brexit

BRUSSELS (AP) — Worn down by three years of indecision in London, European Union leaders on Thursday grudgingly offered the...

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Tribes urge US to ban drilling around sacred New Mexico site

ACOMA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Native American leaders are banding together to pressure U.S. officials to ban oil and gas...

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Facebook left millions of passwords readable by employees

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook left hundreds of millions of user passwords readable by its employees for years, the company...

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Court hearing delayed for Loughlin, husband in college scam

BOSTON (AP) — Actress Lori Loughlin (LAWK'-lin) and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are scheduled to appear in...

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Benzene warning lifted near Houston-area petrochemical plant

Residents near a petrochemical storage terminal in the Houston suburb of Deer Park were warned to shelter in place for several...

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US average mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.28 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, giving an incentive to potential buyers as the spring...

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Annual Petrochemicals M&A and Capital Raising Deals Review - 2018 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 21, 2019--The "Annual Petrochemicals M&A and Capital Raising Deals Review - 2018" report has been...

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European shares shaken by Brexit jitters after gains in Asia

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Europe on Thursday and headed for a lower open on Wall Street amid Brexit...

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Europe fines Google $1.7B

BRUSSELS — Europe's antitrust regulators slapped Google with a big fine Wednesday for the third time in less than two years,...

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New boutique hotel planned for OKC's Midtown

Pivot Project, which is wrapping up redevelopment of a brewery, food hall and offices in Midtown, is set to start a second...

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Federal Reserve foresees no interest rate hikes in 2019

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and projected no rate hikes this year,...

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Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting "Cinderella," ''The Simpsons," ''Star...

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Ford repackages factory investment plan

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. is repackaging a previously announced manufacturing investment in the Detroit area and now says it...

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Use your tax refund to lower debt, build emergency savings

What's the first thing someone should do with a tax refund? Lowering your outstanding high-interest debt should be one of your...

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OU College of Medicine to honor expert The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine on April 3 will present its biennial...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 21, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $56.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $44.25...

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Oklahoma's IT agency says it needs $16 million

The state agency that provides information technology services for other agencies told lawmakers it needs $16 million to pay...

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Federal Reserve foresees no interest rate hikes in 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and projected no rate hikes this year,...

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What's next after UK seeks 3-month delay to Brexit?

LONDON (AP) — With just nine days to go until Brexit day, Prime Minister Theresa May has asked the European Union to postpone...

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Mexico president talks US investment with Trump son in law

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday that talks with White House senior adviser...

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Judge: Tootsie Mini Pops packaging too similar to Dum Dums'

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge is siding with the makers of Dum Dums lollipops in its lawsuit against a rival candy...

In response to fatal accident, city weighs options for Bricktown Canal lighting system safety upgrades

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Recommendations for a new Bricktown Canal lighting system include safety features that were missing last fall, when a man fell into the canal and died after touching exposed wires from a broken fixture. An architects' report done for the city...

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Roan Resources posts fourth quarter, 2018 annual results

Roan Resources is “an entirely different company from where we started,” CEO Tony Maranto said this week in remarks related to...

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UK judge denies bail to fugitive Indian diamond tycoon

LONDON (AP) — Diamond tycoon Nirav Modi, whose jewels once adorned stars from Bollywood to Hollywood, was ordered held without...

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Finland tops global happiness index for 2nd consecutive year

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland has topped an index of the happiest nations for the second consecutive year, with researchers saying...

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Disney seals $71bn deal for 21st Century Fox as it prepares to take on Netflix

Disney has closed its $71bn (£54bn) acquisition of Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment business in a deal that unites...

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Putnam City teacher job fair set for Tuesday

Putnam City Public Schools will hold its annual teacher job fair from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Francis Tuttle’s Reno Campus, 7305...

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Panera, Baking Memories 4 Kids surprises family with vacation

Peyton Franklin, 9, and her family recently were surprised with a vacation from Panera Bread and Baking Memories 4 Kids. Peyton...

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Indian Child Welfare Act held unconstitutional

The constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is being called into question in an ongoing case, can you tell us...

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Saudi-Russia oil alliance shows signs of strain

The partnership at the heart of the OPEC+ alliance showed further signs of strain after Russia pressured the Saudi-led group to...

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Rate-hike patience may leave Fed in a bind if inflation softens

Federal Reserve officials say they're willing to tolerate an overshoot of their inflation goal. If the opposite happens, the...

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Williams announces $3.8 billion joint venture with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

TULSA — Williams Cos. Inc. this week announced a series of transactions designed to create a new platform for the optimization...

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Chaparral Energy stock surges Chaparral Energy Inc. shares jumped more than 26 percent on Tuesday on higher-than-average...

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Oklahomans would give up a lot to avoid taxes

What would you give up to avoid paying taxes? Twenty-four percent of Oklahomans would give up Netflix or Hulu, while 22 percent...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 8,975 Feeder Steers: Medium and Large No. 1: Calves:...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 20, 2019

Oil and Gas prices Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $55.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco...

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Records show special counsel zeroed in on Cohen early on

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of pages of court records made public Tuesday revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller quickly...

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Why Facebook didn't block live New Zealand shooting video

LONDON (AP) — Why did Facebook air live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting for 17 minutes? Didn't anyone alert the...

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Study lays out options for Bricktown Canal lighting system safety improvements

Upgrades would incorporate safety features that an architectural firm's study says are missing from the current installation.

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Fox Corp. begins trading as Disney completion looms

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox Corp., the Fox assets that are not part of Disney's $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment...

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Long resistant metro-Atlanta county votes on mass transit

ATLANTA (AP) — Approval of a contract with Atlanta's public transportation provider that could bring a significant expansion of...

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US Sen. Markey to give away campaign donations from Kraft

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey planned to donate campaign contributions he received from New England Patriots owner...

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Plaintiffs ask for ruling to return oversight of coal ash disposal to the EPA

The plaintiffs in a lawsuit that seeks to void the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to allow Oklahoma to...

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Oklahoma business briers for March 19

InfoSec conference in April BSidesOK is a free conference focusing on information security. The 2019 event will be at the...

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Actions could turn Bricktown into another 'Times Square'

Is Bricktown an entertainment district, or is it a historic district? More than a quarter century has passed since Bricktown...

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New law provides clarity on marijuana use in safety sensitive jobs

Until this legislative session, Oklahoma employers had a big unanswered question regarding employees who hold safety sensitive...

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Funding available in Oklahoma for each step of development

I always tell every new company that I talk to: You have to crawl before you walk and walk before you run. The same thing...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 8,800; Last Monday: 14,741; Year ago: 6,865 Compared to last...

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Swing and a fit: Retailer offers custom-fit golf clubs

As the weather warms, many Oklahomans are ready to hit the links, and this year a new retailer is working to outfit some of...

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Boeing's 737 Max problems jeopardize $600 billion in orders

Boeing's $600 billion-plus order book for its 737 Max began shaking after several big customers threatened to reconsider their...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 19, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $55.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $43.50...

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Orangutan mother blinded by air gun pellets in Indonesia

SIBOLANGIT, Indonesia (AP) — An orangutan mother has been blinded after being shot with at least 74 air gun pellets on...

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Judge: Feds can post info on FBI raid of Trump's ex-lawyer

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge directed prosecutors Monday to publicly release documents related to the search warrant for last year's...

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NZ leader vows to 'absolutely deny' mosque gunman a platform

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The white supremacist accused of gunning down 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand has...

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The Latest: Air quality not affected after Texas plant fire

DEER PARK, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a fire at a Texas petrochemicals plant (all times local):5:05 p.m.Authorities and the...

Learning to be president at OU was a trial by fire for James Gallogly

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NORMAN — A stately desk covered in folders, memos and spreadsheets keeps University of Oklahoma President James Gallogly tied to his office most days. The 66-year-old was announced OU's 14th president a year ago Tuesday and officially began his...

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Employee leaves Kansas agency after tweet criticizing Trump

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas Department of Transportation worker who posted a tweet from the agency's official Twitter account...

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France bans some yellow vest protests in Paris after riots

PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister announced a ban Monday on yellow vest protests along the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris...

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Groups want trial to allow non-doctors to perform abortions

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and a group of abortion providers say a federal court should allow a...

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Baltimore mayor quits hospital system board over book sales

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh stepped down from the University of Maryland Medical System's board of...

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School employee resigns after racial tirade caught on video

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A woman caught on video using racial epithets in an argument at a Connecticut supermarket has been...

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The Latest: France bans some yellow vest protests in Paris

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on yellow vest protests in France (all times local):5:20 p.m.France's prime minister has announced a...

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Fed set to signal no expectation of rate hikes anytime soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patience. A focus on incoming economic data. And no interest rate hikes likely soon.The message the Federal...

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The Latest: UK speaker: Govt can't present same Brexit deal

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on negotiations over Britain's departure from the EU (all times local):3:50 p.m.The speaker of...

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Putin signs bill punishing those who insult the state

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed bills restricting online media and making a criminal of anyone who...

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#OKC Civic Life for Monday, March 18, 2019

Study compares salaries Salaries for Oklahoma City's mayor and city council are on the low end in a study of 15 "peer" cities...

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Dueling developments proposed for triangle plot

A prominent triangular-shaped block that previously was envisioned for a new Greater Oklahoma Chamber headquarters and then a...

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Ethiopia minister: ‘Clear similarities’ in crashes

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Preliminary information from the flight data recorder of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed a...

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Becky Ivins specializes in helping seniors on the move

The Oklahoma City Realtor has developed a program that specializes in making the move smoother. Ivins calls the program...

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Hold onto that AT&T stock and thank Dad

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm a 41-year-old happily married woman with two boys. Before my dad passed away in late 2008, he invested...

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Weather woes hurt crops

A late winter storm hurt crops throughout the region while China trade boosted pork sales, topping this week's edition of...

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Oil, gas industry may challenge Kingfisher County's revised permit requirements for temporary line

Kingfisher County’s board of county commissioners has revised completely its temporary pipelines permitting requirements. On...

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NBC Oklahoma has promoted Luke S. Pitman to vice president and lending officer. He has moved to the bank’s location at 2800 NW...

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Sawdust runs in lumber exec’s blood

When T.H. Rogers Lumber Co. was founded, Oklahoma hadn’t yet attained statehood and goods were transported via horse-drawn...

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US job openings rise, outnumber the unemployed by 1 million

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers posted nearly 7.6 million open jobs in January, near a record high set in November, evidence that...

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The Latest: Biden's verbal slip draws Democrats' cheers

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As Costs Skyrocket, More U.S. Cities Stop Recycling

Recycling, for decades an almost reflexive effort by American households and businesses to reduce waste and help the...

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Venezuelan opposition leader takes campaign to northern city

VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido embarked on a new stage of his campaign to oust President...

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French protesters riot in Paris, accuse Macron of "hot air"

PARIS (AP) — French yellow vest protesters set life-threatening fires, smashed up luxury stores in Paris and clashed with...

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Climate protests: First the students, now adults in France

PARIS (AP) — While some yellow vest protesters rioted along a famed Paris avenue, elsewhere in the French capital an entirely...

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Head of Chinese energy agency expelled from Communist Party

BEIJING (AP) — The head of China's energy planning agency has been expelled from the country's ruling Communist Party and...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week of March 16, 2019

The Listing of the Week is an equestrian estate of 85 acres just off the new turnpike near Harrah. The main home, 7,466 square...

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How to grow fresh spring greens in central Oklahoma

Whether you are a novice gardener or have been growing things for years, growing your own greens in the spring is easy,...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 16, 2019

Lingo Construction: 1225 N Broadway Ave., shell building, shell, $2,000,000. Jim Cooley Construction LLC: 100 S E.K. Gaylord...

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The Oklahoman's house plan for March 16, 2019, the Brookfield

The Brookfield is the house plan of the week.

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Home and garden notes for March 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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What happens when your style is all of the above?

I am a sucker for quizzes. What career should you actually have? (Writer. Phew!) What city should you live in? (Paris. I know.)...

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Big home show supports tiny houses in Oklahoma

People attending the Oklahoma City Home + Outdoor Living Show will have an opportunity to turn tiny houses into tiny homes for...

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Coming to terms with prefab life

EDMOND — Oh, the prefabricated life, how I do love thee, let me count the ways. I woke up in a prefab bed. Made coffee in a...

Christian James and his fellow Oklahoma seniors know they're on the NCAA Tournament's Sunset Boulevard

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Kenneth R. Harney, Buying a home just got easier for many in the gig economy

WASHINGTON — If you're one of the millions of Americans who are self-employed or earn money on the side through freelance,...

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Oklahoma business cover brief for March 16, 2019

Rig count declines by five in Oklahoma The number of working rigs fell by five in Oklahoma this week as it dropped by a single...

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Architecture tour, historic preservation workshops in OKC

Architecture tour scheduled in OKC The American Institute of Architects Central Oklahoma Chapter has announced locations for...

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US eases land restrictions meant to protect bird in West

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Trump administration on Friday finalized changes to sweeping federal land use plans for the West, easing...

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Winter housing market days are numbered in OKC

Homebuilding and sales started 2019 almost like "Groundhog Day" 59 days in a row — the 1993 Bill Murray flick, not Feb. 2. Not...

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Coastal housing dollars hit an affordable rent ceiling in Oklahoma

Out-of-state housing dollars cut both ways in Oklahoma. Homebuyers can buy high here. Sell a $1 million house in California,...

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Encana to bring cube development to STACK wells in April

Oklahoma’s prairie landscape is about to take on a little bit different look. In April, a new player in the state’s STACK play...

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Development continues throughout downtown

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Nine 737 MAX 8 planes stowed at American Airlines maintenance base

TULSA — American Airlines officials parked nine of its 24 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft at its Tulsa maintenance base. Seven of the...

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Oklahoma business briefs for March 16

Local lab wins accreditation EyeCRO LLC has been awarded full accreditation from AAALAC International for its facility in...

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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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US consumer sentiment exceeds forecasts on income optimism

U.S. consumer sentiment rose by more than expected as optimism picked up for incomes and the economy, suggesting support for...

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Bill would give $2,200 tax credit for college grads in IT workforce

Oklahoma lawmakers are considering an attractive tax incentive for new software and cybersecurity employees in a bid to beef up...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for March 16, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $43 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 16, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $55 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $43 Oklahoma oil...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for March 16, 2019

NAI Sullivan Group reports these real estate transactions: Primary Investments I LLC paid $925,000 to Studio 900 LLC for a...

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Police supervisors entitled to overtime, but back pay denied

A union contract entitles deputy chiefs and majors in the Oklahoma City Police Department to overtime for hours worked outside...

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ACLU seeks to block fetal heartbeat measure in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Abortion-rights defenders opened a new legal fight against Kentucky on Friday to try to block one of the...

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Official: Missing $3 part may have led to student's death

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The absence of a $3 part may have let tires roll off of a tractor trailer, killing a Tulane University...

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Midwest flooding forces evacuations, closing of road, river

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Flooding in the central U.S. on Friday swamped small towns, forced some residents along waterways to...

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Trump issues first veto after rebuke of border order

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unbowed by a congressional rebuke, President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday...

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New York's $25 billion Hudson Yards development opens

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's $25 billion Hudson Yards development is open to the public, offering both basic daily life amenities...

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Mosque attacks spark outrage, fuel concern over Islamophobia

BRUSSELS (AP) — World leaders expressed condolences and condemnation Friday following the deadly attacks on mosques in New...

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US bars entry to International Criminal Court investigators

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel seeking to investigate...

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Ethiopian Airlines crash analysis begins; Trump calls PM

HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — Analysis of the flight recorders of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane has begun, the airline said...

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The Latest: House chairman blasts Trump sage grouse plans

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's changes to protections for the ground-dwelling sage grouse in...

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Prosecutor: 5 found dead after house fire in murder-suicide

SHEFFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A father of three appears to have killed his wife and his children, then taken his own life and set...

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US job openings rise, outnumber the unemployed by 1 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted nearly 7.6 million open jobs in January, near a record high set in November, evidence...

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The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer answered questions from readers Friday.

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Thunder finds jersey sponsor close to home

If Russell Westbrook or Paul George break the internet on Saturday while viciously dunking over the Splash Brothers, Boogie,...

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Boeing pauses MAX 8 deliveries as investors wait for more news

Boeing Corp. will pause delivery of its new 737 MAX 8 aircraft as investigators try to piece together what happened to...

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UK company opens OKC office to support Pegasus tanker

Cobham plc will open an Oklahoma City office to support components it makes for the U.S. Air Force's newly acquired KC-46A...

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Time nears for H-1B Visa registration

The window to file H-1B visas is coming up on April 1. What do employers need to know about new system changes for 2019? The...

Lawsuit accuses officials of operating debtors' prison

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BARTLESVILLE — A national civil rights organization filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing some Washington County judges and the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System of violating the civil rights of poor people by perpetuating an unconstitutional...

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Preliminary plans approved for 1,100-space garage

Preliminary plans for an 1,100-space garage that is key to development of the convention center, Omni Hotel and a mix of...

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ARDMORE Noble Research Institute workers honored Two agricultural experts affiliated with the Noble Research Institute recently...

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Public Service Co. of Oklahoma obtains approval of settlement in rate case before Corporation Commission

Oklahoma’s Corporation Commissioners on Thursday unanimously approved a rate case settlement agreement with Public Service Co....

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Chaparral reports financial, operational results

Chaparral Energy highlighted growing production numbers and improved margins when it announced its 2018 results Thursday. The...

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State grains

WHEAT (BU): Mostly unchanged. 3.92-4.28. Okeene N/A; Davis 3.92; Hobart 4.02; Temple 4.06; Hooker, Keyes 4.07; Buffalo 4.10;...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 15, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $55.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $43.25...

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Mammoth Energy Services posts quarterly, annual results after Thursday's market close

Mammoth Energy Services experienced a slowdown in business during the final quarter of 2018, but not enough to derail...

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Oklahoma business briefs for March 14, 2019

Energy expert to speak at OCU Energy expert Scott Tinker is scheduled to give a presentation titled “Sustainable Energy...

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Crash black boxes arrive for analysis

HEJERE, Ethiopia — Flight recorders from a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight arrived in France for analysis Thursday as...

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UK lawmakers vote to seek Brexit delay

LONDON — In a stalemate over Brexit, British politicians have chosen to delay it. After weeks of political gridlock, Parliament...

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As pay raise proposal dies, outgoing councilman says he is charting a new course

Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid plans a move to outsider populism after eight largely frustrating years trying to effect change...

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The Latest: UK lawmakers vote strongly to delay Brexit

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local):8:45 p.m.British lawmakers have voted...

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Latest: Georgetown: Only discussed athletic record with URI

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a college admissions bribery scandal that has led to charges against coaches and celebrities...

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The Latest: Ruling against gun-maker draws mixed reaction

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on a Connecticut court reinstating part of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by victims of the...

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Lori Loughlin loses starring roles on Hallmark Channel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Hallmark Channel cut ties Thursday with favored star Lori Loughlin, a day after her arrest in a college...

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Correction: College Admissions-Bribery story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story March 13 about a college admissions bribery scandal, The Associated Press erroneously described a...

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Mind Your Own Business: New eatery offers authentic Mexican, Honduran cuisine

Beef or chicken enchiladas, chicken or pork tamales, and fajitas with shrimp or chicken and beef. These are the crowd favorites...

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Sen. Birch Bayh, author of Title IX law, dies at age 91

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, who championed the Title IX federal law banning discrimination against women...

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Black workers at UPS hub say they were targets of racism

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — UPS workers at a distribution hub in Ohio sued the company Wednesday, alleging discriminatory hiring...

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Mnuchin says he'll protect Trump privacy if taxes requested

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested Thursday he will protect President Donald Trump's privacy if he...

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US new-home sales fell 6.9 percent in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes slumped 6.9 percent in January, a possible sign that buyers paused during the...

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Johnson & Johnson shares slip after jury orders it to pay $29 million in latest talcum cancer trial

Johnson & Johnson shares were down nearly 2 percent in premarket trading Thursday after it was ordered by...

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State briefs for March 14

OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma Farm-to-Table Family Festival set for March 23 The Oklahoma History Center will host its first Oklahoma...

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The Latest: EU official says 'no-deal' vote wont halt Brexit

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):9:10 p.m.The European Commission is warning Britain's...

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Mid-Con Energy Partners reports quarterly, annual results

TULSA — Mid-Con Energy Partners’ top executive this week said the company is making progress in turning around its operations....

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Midstates earns net incomes in final quarter of 2018, full year

TULSA — Midstates Petroleum Co. earned net incomes both for all of 2018 and the final quarter of the year, the company reported...

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Executive named to World Economic Forum Nathaniel Harding, founder and president of Oklahoma City-based Antioch Energy, has...

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Founders keepers: Buyers take bargains at condo auction in Oklahoma City

Founders Tower's clearance sale wasn't: All condos did not go. At auction Tuesday night and Wednesday in the former Queen Ann...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 1,385; Last week: 156; Last year: 602 Receipts: Monday:...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 14, 2019

Oil and gas prices Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $54.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco...

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Demolition set on former OGE data center

The former OGE Energy data center downtown is set to be razed within weeks with construction to start this summer on an...

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#ThrowbackThursday: Livestock show often family tradition

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

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Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects immediate opioid trial delay

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a request by drugmakers to immediately postpone the start...

Thunder's plummet on offense starts with elevated defense on Paul George

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The Thunder trailed by 10 early to the Warriors as Russell Westbrook dribbled into a halfcourt set. That Westbrook and Paul George eventually crossed into each other’s path, derailing the possession, wasn’t the problem. It was something larger,...

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Oklahoma City's monthly sales tax revenue is down from the same time a year ago

The March revenue decline raises questions about whether local economic activity is entering of a downward cycle.

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County officials vacationed at vendor's Florida beach condo

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa county treasurers recently vacationed with a businessman they have supported for a lucrative...

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As pay raise proposal dies, outgoing councilman says he is charting a new course

Teachers, other state and federal employees could serve on the city council under a measure to be considered in April. It...

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Canada transport minister says Canada will close airspace to Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft following Ethiopia crash

TORONTO (AP) — Canada transport minister says Canada will close airspace to Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft following Ethiopia crash.

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Will Remove Guns from 125 Stores Amid Declining Sales

Dick’s Sporting Goods is going to stop selling guns in some of its stores. The retailer’s CEO made the announcement Tuesday...

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House approves measure to protect mineral rights owners from governmental takings, sends to Senate

Oklahoma’s House of Representatives sent along a proposed law to the Senate this week that could allow mineral rights owners to...

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Edmond's Heard on Hurd returning for sixth season

EDMOND — In celebration of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday, the theme for Citizens Bank of Edmond’s return of Heard on Hurd will...

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The National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Farm Credit partner each year to...

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The Latest: Travel hub UAE suspends Boeing 737 Max 8, 9 jets

HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local):4:40 a.m.The United Arab Emirates, a key...

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US consumer prices rose 0.2% in February

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in February, pushed up slightly by higher gasoline and housing costs even as...

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Black Women Business Owners of Tulsa organization launched

TULSA — Charity Marcus and Aszurdee Sade in November started a Facebook group as a networking tool for black women...

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VW increases electric vehicle target by 50 percent

Volkswagen is gearing up its electric-car onslaught, adding more battery vehicles to expand a bet that has already strained...

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Broadband Internet critical for economic development

I learn something new practically every day in this job. For example, did you know that Oklahoma has a state meal? According to...

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Honda recalls 1.2M more vehicles over air bags

DETROIT — A type of Takata air bag inflator once thought to be safe has now come under scrutiny after a crash and explosion in...

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Organization helps working parents find licensed day care providers

How do employees’ child care challenges impact their employers? When employees face difficulties finding reliable care for...

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Senate OKs homebuyer accounts The state Senate has approved a bill to create a tax-deductible homebuyer saving account. Senate...

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Renovation set for former Cain's Coffee building

A full renovation is starting up on the one-time downtown home of Cain’s Coffee with plans including conversion of the upper...

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Oklahoma Corporation Commission backs electric cooperative in dispute over a large power agreement

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission on Tuesday short-circuited ONEOK’s hopes to have Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. supply power...

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Oklahoma tax lawyer exposed (In a good way)

Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm’s principal, Travis Watkins, recently offered some advice for taxpayers...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 14,741 Feeder Steers: Medium and Large No. 1: Calves:...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 13, 2019

Oil and Gas prices Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $53.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco...

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Southwest, the biggest user of Boeing's 737 MAX 8, will keep using the aircraft

Countries and airlines around the world have grounded Boeing's 737 MAX 8 aircraft following the second crash in less than a...

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City council delays vote on First Christian Church designation

Representatives of First Christian Church promised Tuesday they have no plans to tear down the architectural landmark and do...

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Local Asian dining choices worth a tour

Firecracker debris had barely cleared from last month’s Lunar New Year celebrations when I engaged in a belated celebration of...

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Court case centers on Native American kids in foster care

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A federal law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings...

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As New York probes business deals, Trump cries 'HARASSERS'

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general has opened a civil investigation into President Donald Trump's business dealings,...

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The Latest: Brexit booster Farage expects yearlong delay

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):8:50 p.m.Nigel Farage, the British politician who became the public face...

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TV stars and coaches charged in college bribery scheme

BOSTON (AP) — Fifty people, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged Tuesday in a scheme in...

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Push for broader LGBT rights slowed by lack of GOP support

NEW YORK (AP) — The LGBT rights movement's top legislative priority, a comprehensive nondiscrimination bill, will be introduced...

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Trump's cuts to Medicare hospital payments trigger an outcry

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are accusing President Donald Trump of going back on his campaign promise to protect Medicare after...

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Confederate statue removed from historic N Carolina court

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city removed a Confederate statue Tuesday from the grounds of an old courthouse,...

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India's civil aviation ministry grounds Boeing 737 Max plane

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has joined several other countries in grounding the Boeing 737-MAX planes following a crash in Ethiopia...

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Lumber Liquidators paying $33M to settle US fraud charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lumber Liquidators will pay $33 million to settle fraud charges by federal authorities who accused the...

OU football: Cody Ford's development lifts him into first-round realm of NFL Draft

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NORMAN — During the nearly month between the end of the regular season and the Orange Bowl, Cody Ford sat down with Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley and offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh for a hard talk about his future. Riley and Bedenbaugh...

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Rescue squad fires EMT reported to co-host neo-Nazi podcast

STUART, Va. (AP) — An emergency medical technician who was suspended after The Huffington Post reported he was a frequent...

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German transport ministry says the country is closing its airspace to Boeing 737 Max 8 planes

BERLIN (AP) — German transport ministry says the country is closing its airspace to Boeing 737 Max 8 planes.

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Analog and then some: the allure of the fountain pen

In an age of screens and keyboarding, when kids hardly learn cursive anymore, fountain pens — along with their old-timey...

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Disabled man seeks $13.5M after convictions overturned

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Four years after Richard Lapointe's murder conviction was overturned and he was released from prison,...

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Oklahoma business cover brief for March 12, 2019

Red Wolf debuts Red Wolf Natural Resources, a new upstream oil and gas exploration and production company based in Oklahoma...

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Boeing under pressure as 737 Max jets grounded after crash

Pressure on Boeing escalated after China and Indonesia decided to ground flights of the U.S. planemaker's newest 737 jet in...

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Attorney: First Christian not under contract with any buyer

David Box, one of the city’s leading real estate attorneys, is going to fight an effort by Ward 2 City Councilman Ed Shadid to...

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Labor rule would increase salary threshold for white collar exemptions

More than two years after a Texas court blocked the implementation of new overtime rules that were set to go into effect in...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 12, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $53.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $41.50...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 15,000; Last week: 2,163; Last year: 9,169 Compared to last...

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Oklahoma business briefs for March 12.

Business leaders to be honored Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership will honor three local business and community leaders for...

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OK, How? When OKC's streetcar breaks free from its wire

Welcome to a special multimedia series where I explain how things work in Oklahoma. Along with this column published in print...

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Unemployment worsens for first time in years

Oklahoma's unemployment rate worsened in January for the first time in nearly three years. The state’s rate of 3.2 percent for...

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Bricktown festivities continue as parades find new homes

O’Brien’s, a decidedly Irish bar, has long disappeared from Bricktown, but for more than 25 years the district has hosted...

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A woman's touch: Agricultural women are excited about the future as Blayne Arthur takes leadership of industry's regulatory helm in Oklahoma

Two women who work in Oklahoma’s agriculture industry have no complaints about the agency involved in regulating their...

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Unity Bill passes Senate, set to be signed by Stitt

The medical marijuana Unity Bill passed the Oklahoma State Senate on Monday in a final legislative step before crossing the...

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Jack Staats, state advisor for the Oklahoma FFA, has a lifelong love for agricultural education and the young people in FFA and...

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Airlines ground Boeing jet after plane crashes in Ethiopia

HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — Airlines in Ethiopia, China, Indonesia and elsewhere grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 jetliner Monday...

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Philippine news site critical of Duterte loses court appeal

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine appeals court has upheld a decision that an online news site critical of President...

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UK, EU announce change to Brexit deal ahead of key vote

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Britain and the European Union emerged from last-minute talks late Monday to announce they had...

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Trump proposes record spending, trillion-dollar deficit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump proposed a record $4.7 trillion budget on Monday, pushing the federal deficit past $1...

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UAW chief raises strike pay, issues warning to automakers

DETROIT (AP) — The president of the United Auto Workers union warned automakers that the union is prepared to strike if it...

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Trump donor claimed she could offer access to president

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A company run by a donor to President Donald Trump claimed it could provide Chinese clients with a...

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Germany's Merkel welcomes idea of European aircraft carrier

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is endorsing the idea of developing a joint European aircraft carrier, as...

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US retail sales up just 0.2 pct. as consumers stay cautious

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose slightly in January after a sharp drop in December, reflecting caution taken by...

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2020 Democrats aim to make inroads in rural America

DENMARK, S.C. (AP) — Deanna Miller Berry doesn't often see presidential candidates. So when New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker...

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Williams, Duggan weigh in on US soccer discrimination suit

While Serena Williams admittedly doesn't follow soccer, the U.S. women's national team caught her attention with its lawsuit...

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Two Midtown properties under redevelopment

Shyon Keoppel, the developer who scrapped an apartment project at NW 13 and Western, is set to use the proceeds from selling...

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#OKC Civic Life for Monday, March 11, 2019

Council to debate pay raise Outgoing Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid is proposing a public vote on tripling the salaries of...

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Unity Bill for medical marijuana regulations expected to clear Senate this week

A bill to regulate much of Oklahoma’s medical marijuana industry is set for a final legislative step before potentially being...

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China grounds Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after Ethiopia crash

BEIJING (AP) — China's civilian aviation authority ordered all Chinese airlines to temporarily ground their Boeing 737 Max 8...

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Trump budget sets up another battle over wall funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is reviving his border wall fight, preparing a new budget that will seek $8.6 billion...

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Fire chief dies, suffers emergency at firefighter's funeral

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The tragedy of a Maine firefighter who was fatally injured while shielding a colleague from flames was...

Sooners wipe out a season of frustration in routing Rebels

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Kristian Doolittle bullied Ole Miss 7-footer Dominik Olejniczak for two straight easy baskets, and Mississippi coach Kermit Davis had seen enough. Eighty seconds into the game, Davis sensed what was coming and called timeout....

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Canada's no-sex, no-money scandal could topple Trudeau

TORONTO (AP) — There's no money, no sex and nothing illegal happened. This is what passes for a scandal in Canada.U.S....

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US wages rise by most in decade even as hiring tumbles

WASHINGTON — The pace of hiring in the United States fell last month to its lowest point in nearly a year and a half, a...

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Markets move on jobs report, slowing European economy

An unexpected job report sent markets spinning Friday, leading off this week's edition of Futures Files, our weekly commodities...

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How the bull market kept running and stampeded the doubters

NEW YORK — The bull market for U.S. stocks turns 10 years old this weekend, which puts it way past senior citizen status for a...

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Dear Mr. Berko: I'd like to speculate with about $30,000 and buy six or seven stocks selling for less than $10. Could you...

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Oklahoma tax lawyer exposed (In a good way)

Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm’s principal, Travis Watkins, recently offered some advice for taxpayers...

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Men's clothier marks 30 years in business

Men’s clothier Teena Hicks deals with wardrobe malfunctions pretty much weekly. Traveling businessmen or wedding guests...

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OSU professor's alter ego is video game-playing YouTube star

Shane Hoffman is a mild-mannered professor at Oklahoma State University, but that might just be his alter ego. “Prof Hoff” is...

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US productivity up modest 1.9 percent in fourth quarter

WASHINGTON — U.S. productivity grew at a rate of 1.9 percent in the fourth quarter, a slight improvement over the third...

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These tips from Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm may prevent an IRS problem before it begins.

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Finland's outgoing premier may bow out as party chair

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's outgoing prime minister, who abruptly tendered the resignation of his center-right government just...

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At first glance, Mark Zuckerberg's new "privacy-focused vision " for Facebook looks like a transformative mission statement...

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Buying wine glasses? Follow these 7 tips

If the last time you went out to buy wine glasses, you came home with a five-alarm headache and a bag of plastic tumblers, you,...