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Oklahoma Health Department hid millions of dollars from lawmakers in slush fund, grand jury reports

The Oklahoma Health Department hid millions of dollars from lawmakers in a "slush fund" that allowed it to spend beyond its...

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Oklahoma Christian universities win reprieve from Obama-era contraception rule after five-year fight

A lengthy court battle between four Christian universities in Oklahoma and the federal Department of Health and Human Services...

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Ebola deaths rise to 26, says Congo health ministry

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from...

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Twins put Mauer on DL with concussion symptoms, Cave debuts

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins lost a key member of their batting order Saturday as first baseman Joe Mauer was placed...

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Lawyers in death-penalty case seek answers on mental fitness

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Defense lawyers for a man facing a possible death penalty in the slaying of a Muslim teenager last year say...

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Trump welcomes wife home in tweet that misspells her name

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump returned to the White House in "high spirits" on Saturday following a weeklong hospitalization...

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Wife of man charged in blast probe died in 'mysterious case'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A decade before his ex-girlfriend was killed in what investigators say was a targeted explosion, Stephen...

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Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Three new cases of the often lethal Ebola virus have been confirmed in a city of more than 1 million...

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How did the Oklahoma state health department build a slush fund worth millions?

The Oklahoma State Department of Health appeared bankrupt because no one at the top fully understood the accounting mechanisms...

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Congo's health minister announces three new confirmed Ebola cases in city of 1 million

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health minister announces three new confirmed Ebola cases in city of 1 million.

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The Latest: Windsor Castle sees final prep for royal wedding

WINDSOR, England (AP) — The Latest on royal wedding preparations (all times local):9 p.m.Final preparations were being made...

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The Latest: Cuba state media says Castro had hernia surgery

HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on the plane crash in Havana (all times local):8:15 p.m.Cuban state media say Communist Party leader...

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Trump thrusts abortion fight into crucial midterm elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration acted Friday to bar taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for...

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Lovato has concert activities for mental health awareness

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — On Demi Lovato's latest U.S. tour, she opened each show with "You Don't Do It For Me Anymore," an ode to...

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San Francisco to distribute addiction drug directly to users

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's mayor plans to put medical teams on the streets to distribute a drug that curbs heroin...

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Correction: Hepatitis A-San Diego story

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In stories May 17, April 3, Jan. 23 and Jan. 10, 2018, as well as Dec. 19, 2017, about San Diego's Hepatitis A...

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Trump nominates acting VA secretary Wilkie for permanent job

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprise announcement that caught the candidate off-guard, President Donald Trump said Friday he'll...

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Cubs activate Heyward from DL, option Rosario

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Chicago Cubs activated outfielder Jason Heyward from the seven-day concussion disabled list before their...

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Governor struck while biking says helmet saved his life

ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage revealed Friday that he was stuck by a vehicle while biking in Florida last fall...

A new Cold War? Depends on who you ask.

NewsMay 7, 2018

With tensions between Russia and the U.S. heating up, we talk to a Russian living in Oklahoma and Oklahomans living in Russia.

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Business Highlights

___Campbell Soup CEO out, steel tariffs to bite soonNEW YORK (AP) — Campbell Soup's CEO will retire and the company is...

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Woman admits having deadly toxin ricin at retirement home

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A 70-year-old woman accused of manufacturing the deadly toxin ricin and testing it on fellow residents...

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Stars raise millions at Cannes edition of AIDS charity gala

ANTIBES, France (AP) — After a shaky start and a wave of negative press, the AIDS relief charity amfAR attempted Thursday to...

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Initial public offerings scheduled to debut next week

NEW YORK (AP) — The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include IPO ETF...

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Nicolas Cage donates $10K to fight rare brain cancer

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi girl who died of rare brain cancer has inspired her parents and actor Nicolas Cage to...

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After fumbling Ebola in 2014, Congo is key test for UN

LONDON (AP) — Nearly four years after the World Health Organization was accused of bungling its response to the biggest Ebola...

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Prosecutors in Poland probe sewage dump into Baltic bay

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors on Poland's Baltic coast have opened a probe into potential environmental damages in the Bay...

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Waffle House suspect denies having mental health issues

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man accused of killing four people at a Tennessee Waffle House denies that he is suffering from...

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Poisoned ex-spy Sergei Skripal discharged from UK hospital

LONDON (AP) — Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal has been discharged from a British hospital more than two months after he was...

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Agencies to meet to develop framework should voters legalize medical marijuana

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is hosting a meeting on Tuesday to talk about how to implement State Question 788...

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The Latest: WHO: Ebola in Congo not global health emergency

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on the Ebola outbreak in Congo (all times local):3:35 p.m.The World Health Organization says...

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Correction: Congo-Ebola story

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — In a story May 18 about Ebola in Congo, The Associated Press reported erroneously that this was the...

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Risk to public health escalated to 'very high' after third Ebola case confirmed: WHO

A third confirmed case of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has led the World Health Organisation to...

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UK hospital says ex-spy Sergei Skripal discharged, more than 2 months after poisoning with nerve agent

LONDON (AP) — UK hospital says ex-spy Sergei Skripal discharged, more than 2 months after poisoning with nerve agent.

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Rule would take US funds from clinics discussing abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will resurrect a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally-funded family planning...

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Key recommendations from Health Department investigation

From the multicounty grand jury report: • Take back $30 million from Health Department to pay for investigative audits at other...

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It's safe to eat romaine lettuce, CDC says

It’s finally safe to eat romaine lettuce again.

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Rhino in San Diego pregnant, could help save subspecies

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A southern white rhino has become pregnant through artificial insemination at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park —...

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Latest: San Diego mayor sees lessons from hepatitis outbreak

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a report on the handling of a Hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County (all times local):4:35...

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US approves 1st drug developed to prevent chronic migraines

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators Thursday approved the first drug designed to prevent chronic migraines.The Food and Drug...

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No indictments in Oklahoma Health Department investigation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Financial operations at the Oklahoma State Department of the Health were so badly bungled that nearly 200...

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Vermont drug importation program will need federal approval

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is attempting to create a first-in-the-nation program to allow the wholesale importation of...

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New drug offers hope to millions with severe migraines

The first medicine designed to prevent migraines was approved by the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, ushering in what...

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Gov't approves $10B deal to overhaul VA medical records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government approved a $10 billion deal Thursday to overhaul the electronic health records of millions of...

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The Latest: Congo announces 11 new confirmed Ebola cases

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congot (all times local):11:45 p.m.Congo's Ministry of Health has announced 11 new...

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Congo health ministry announces 11 new confirmed Ebola cases, 2 deaths in suspected cases amid outbreak in northwest

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo health ministry announces 11 new confirmed Ebola cases, 2 deaths in suspected cases amid outbreak...

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Basketball 'escort queen' arrested on forged checks charge

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police have arrested the self-proclaimed "escort queen" at the center of a sex scandal involving the...

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The Latest: House votes to leave US sugar program alone

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the farm bill (all times local):6:10 p.m.The House has voted decisively to leave the...

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Doctor accused of keeping human fat in closet back at work

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina doctor accused of reusing syringes and storing human fat in plastic bags can...

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FDA names drugmakers accused of blocking cheaper generics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. drug regulators are publicizing information on brand-name drugmakers that use what government...

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Surgeon general: Most in US think opioid abuse is not local

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. surgeon general, Dr. Jerome Adams, said Thursday that opioid abuse occurs nationwide, but only a...

Great expectations

LifeMay 12, 2018

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has raised more than half the funds needed to build a 2000-seat church and Stanley Rother shrine in south Oklahoma City.

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IndyCar adds eye-tracking system to concussion test protocol

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly every indicator suggested Will Power was suffering from concussion-like symptoms after his car hit a...

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Lowest US birth rate in 3 decades could pose risk to economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Women in the United States gave birth last year at the lowest rate in 30 years, a trend that could weigh on...

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US surgeon general recounts providing aid on Delta flight

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams says he and two nurses worked as a team to give medical aid to...

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Health officials: Stay out of the pool if you have diarrhea

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say hotel pools and hot tubs are a major source of the stomach bugs people get from swimming....

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Baby delivered from brain-damaged mother is OK, goes home

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A baby girl delivered prematurely by cesarean section from a brain-damaged mother and then treated in a...

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EU takes 6 member states to court over air quality

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is taking six member states to court for exposing their citizens to too much air...

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AP Explains: Ebola reaches an urban area in Congo. What now?

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The global health community gulped Thursday with the announcement that a case of Ebola had been confirmed...

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US births hit a 30-year low, despite good economy

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. birth rates declined last year for women in their teens, 20s and — surprisingly — their 30s, leading to...

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Mayor says NJ school bus crash scene 'horrific'

Mount Olive, New Jersey, Mayor Rob Greenbaum says the scene where a school bus and dump truck were involved in an accident...

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Celebrities bring awareness to mental health issues

NEW YORK (AP) — Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has discussed his battle with depression. Mariah Carey recently revealed she has...

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2 plead not guilty after woman wandered from home and died

OTTAWA, Ohio (AP) — Two employees of an Ohio nursing home where a woman died after wandering outdoors on a frigid winter night...

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Baby switch at Montenegro hospital under investigation

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — A hospital in Montenegro has launched an investigation after a family went home from the maternity...

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Hospice seeks student volunteers to provide comfort to patients, family

Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care is seeking volunteers to provide comfort, companionship and a helping hand to...

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Congo's health minister says Ebola has spread to a city, a worrying development in the country's northwest

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health minister says Ebola has spread to a city, a worrying development in the country's northwest.

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Asian stocks mixed as investors digest US, Japan data

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday after strong factory data from the U.S. helped spur gains...

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Judge to decide Florida ban on smokable medical marijuana

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge will soon decide if patients approved to use medical marijuana will be allowed to...

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Any doctor on board? US surgeon general gives aid on plane

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — When the call went out for a doctor on board, the U.S. surgeon general says he gladly stepped in to help...

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Shorter drug treatment OK for many breast cancer patients

Many women with a common and aggressive form of breast cancer that is treated with Herceptin can get by with six months of the...

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House OKs expansion of private care at VA, budget crisis fix

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Wednesday to give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health...

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10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:1. WHAT TRUMP'S...

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Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___May 16Sun Sentinel on the reality for Israel after the...

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Yellowstone launches program to establish new bison herds

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park is launching a new program to capture and quarantine wild bison with the goal of...

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FDA approves 1st nonopioid drug to ease withdrawal symptoms

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal regulators on Wednesday approved the first nonopioid treatment to ease withdrawal from quitting...

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Vermont positioned for cheaper Canadian prescription drugs

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont on Wednesday became the first state to create a program to import more affordable prescription...

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Ohio city's last abortion clinic gets license, can resume

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The last abortion clinic in Toledo, Ohio, has been granted a license allowing it to resume performing most...

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Romaine lettuce outbreak update: 172 sick in 32 states

PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials say nearly two dozen more cases of a food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grown in...

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State to defend California law allowing life-ending drugs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Betsy Davis threw herself a party before becoming one of the first people to use a California law...

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A cancer screening flop: Few smokers seek free lung scans

Lung cancer screening has proved to be stunningly unpopular. Five years after government and private insurers started paying...

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Family sues police over stun gun death of mentally ill man

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The family of a mentally ill man who died after Milwaukee-area police officers used a stun gun on him has...

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Markets Right Now: US stock indexes close broadly higher

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):4 p.m.Stocks are closing higher on Wall...

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Appeals court refuses to toss Planned Parenthood video suit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has refused to dismiss a lawsuit by Planned Parenthood over videos that a group says...

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The Latest: California to appeal ruling on life-ending drugs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's law allowing life-ending drugs (all times local):10:35 a.m.California's...

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Congo's health ministry says doses of Ebola vaccine arrive

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Thousands of doses of the experimental Ebola vaccine have arrived in Congo's capital amid the latest...

Oklahoma motorcycle crashes on the rise with temperatures

NewsMay 6, 2018

As motorcyclists hit the roads as the weather warms, so do the number of crashes on Oklahoma roads, data shows.

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Judge tosses California law allowing life-ending drugs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Betsy Davis threw herself a party before becoming one of the first people to use a California law...

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UK central banker apologizes for 'menopausal' remark

LONDON (AP) — One of Britain's top central bankers apologized Wednesday for saying the British economy is entering a...

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Watchdog: Chlorine used in Syrian town of Saraqeb

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The international chemical weapons watchdog said Wednesday that chlorine was likely used as a...

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Feds may let more employers band together to provide employee health insurance

Feds may let more employers band together to provide employee health insurance Q: Why do small employers struggle to offer...

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Oklahoma multicounty grand jury hears from former health commissioner

Grand jury could issue report on its findings Thursday.

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Judge overturns California's doctor-assisted suicide law

LOS ANGELES — A state judge overturned California's doctor-assisted suicide law on Tuesday, saying the legislation opening the...

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Do you hear 'Yanny' or 'Laurel'?

Similar to the "Great Dress Debate of 2015," a computerized recording of two seemingly unrelated words is tearing the internet...

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Cherokee Nation lauded for hepatitis C elimination effort

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Recovering addict Judith Anderson figures if she hadn't entered a program that caught and treated the...

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California military base psychologist accused of rape

A clinical psychologist who treated military veterans with post-traumatic stress has been charged with raping female service...

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A's Stephen Piscotty honors late mother with HR in return

BOSTON (AP) — Oakland Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty homered in his first at-bat on Tuesday night after returning from...

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The Latest: Israeli military sends aid to Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local):10:25 p.m.Israel says the military has...

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Trump pays return visit to recovering first lady at hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump visited his wife, Melania, in the hospital Tuesday as she continues to recover from a...

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Maryland bans 'gay conversion therapy' for minors

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a bill into law on Tuesday to prohibit health professionals from...

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20 AGs back lawsuits by family planning groups against Trump

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty attorneys general voiced their support Tuesday for lawsuits challenging Trump administration rule...

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Nation's most restrictive abortion law is challenged in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A lawsuit challenging the nation's most restrictive abortion law was filed Tuesday in Iowa, a state...

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6 US states accuse opioid maker Purdue of fueling overdoses

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Six U.S. states on Tuesday sued the maker of the opioid OxyContin of using deceptive marketing to boost drug...

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Gaza hospitals struggle to cope with high casualty toll

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Patients with gunshot wounds filled wards and hallways in Gaza's under-equipped and overwhelmed...

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Business, medical leaders join medical pot opposition group

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A coalition that includes law enforcement, prosecutors and members of the business and medical community...

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The Latest: Trump visits first lady at Walter Reed hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Melania Trump's hospital stay following treatment for a benign kidney condition (all times...

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Markets Right Now: Tech leads stocks lower; bond yields rise

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):4 p.m.Losses in technology and health care...

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The Latest: Markle's dad still hopes to attend royal wedding

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday. (all times local):5...

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More US adults try vaping but current use is down, data show

CHICAGO (AP) — New research shows 1 in 7 U.S. adults have tried electronic cigarettes. That's an increase but it's offset by a...

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AP-NORC Poll: Young adults feel stress of long-term care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most young adults haven't given much thought to their own needs as they get older, but a significant number...

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Is homegrown food safer? Only if gardeners take precautions

Food safety often is cited as the primary reason why people grow their own edibles, but that's frequently an illusion....

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How the AP-NORC poll on long-term care was conducted

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll was conducted March 13 to April 5 by NORC at the University...

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Dr. Oz column: Avoiding illness on a long flight

Q: My friend recently came back from visiting family overseas. A day later, she became really sick and ended up in the...

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Ask the Doctors: Soaking in a hot bath may offer benefits similar to exercise

Dear Doctor: Can a hot bath really burn as many calories as a brisk walk? If so, give me the hot bath any day! Dear Reader: For...

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Savvy Senior: How to find great volunteer vacations

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are approaching retirement and are interested in learning more about volunteer vacations....

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Oklahoma researchers solve a genetic mystery — and help save a teen's life

A rambunctious kid with big brown eyes, Xander Auld liked to crack jokes and goof around with his friends. He loved sports and...

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OKC nonprofit to present elder abuse symposium

Elder abuse expert Paul Greenwood will speak on prevention and prosecution of elder abuse cases during the Sonya L. Patterson...

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Oklahoma health notes for May 15

Oklahoma health notes for May 15

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Why I wore a Wonder Woman costume — then my wedding dress — to chemo

When breast cancer landed on my doorstep, so did mail. Daily, we were flooded with boxes and envelopes from friends, family and...

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Ohio State researchers find new pig virus could threaten humans

A recently identified pig virus can readily find its way into laboratory-cultured cells of people and other species, a...

Using a stolen ID, felon hid from the law for 26 years before being found in rural Oklahoma last year

NewsApr 30, 2018

ID theft case was unusual because the perpetrator used the same stolen name for decades.

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Monday's Sports In Brief

WASHINGTON (AP) — SPORTS BETTINGThe Supreme Court cleared the way for states coast to coast to legalize betting on sports,...

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The Latest: Gaza Health Ministry releases latest death toll

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The latest on the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and Palestinian protest (all times...

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Report finds cases of STDs reach all-time high in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases in California reached a record high last year and...

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The Latest: Pence says Mrs. Trump's procedure 'long-planned'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on first lady Melania Trump (all times local):8 p.m.Vice President Mike Pence says the medical...

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Melania Trump has 'successful' procedure on kidney condition

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump underwent a "successful" procedure Monday to treat a benign kidney condition and was...

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Police say children taken from California home said they had puncture wounds, burns, bruises

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Police say children taken from California home said they had puncture wounds, burns, bruises.

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Former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid undergoes surgery for cancer

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., was recovering after undergoing surgery Monday at Johns Hopkins Cancer Center...

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Tigers put Candelario on DL with wrist issue

DETROIT (AP) — The Tigers have put third baseman Jeimer Candelario on the 10-day disabled list with left wrist...

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Marijuana growers turning to hemp as CBD extract explodes

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — A glut of legal marijuana is driving Oregon pot prices to rock-bottom levels, prompting some nervous...

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Markets Right Now: Stocks end mixed after early rally fades

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):4 p.m.Stocks struggled to a mixed finish on...

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Lawsuit accuses AT&T Mobility of pregnancy discrimination

NEW YORK (AP) — Represented by high-powered lawyers, two women filed a federal court lawsuit Monday accusing AT&T's mobile...

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UN health agency aims to wipe out trans fats worldwide

NEW YORK (AP) — The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out artery-clogging trans fats from...

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White House: Melania Trump hospitalized after procedure to treat a benign kidney condition

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House: Melania Trump hospitalized after procedure to treat a benign kidney condition.

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Congo approves use of experimental Ebola vaccine, WHO says

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo has agreed to allow the World Health Organization to use an experimental Ebola vaccine to combat...

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Alfie Evans, toddler at center of legal storm, laid to rest

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of mourners have gathered in Liverpool to say goodbye to Alfie Evans, the British toddler whose parents...

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Iowa baby struck by softball may have suffered brain damage

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Doctors say an infant may have suffered brain damage when struck by an overthrown softball at her...

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French women criticize proposed sexual violence bill

PARIS (AP) — France's lower house of parliament on Monday started debating a law to fight sexual and gender-based violence — a...

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Correction: Lobster Shellshock-Q&A story

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — In a story May 13 about lobster shell strength, The Associated Press reported erroneously that marine...

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4 suffer minor injuries on Dallas-bound Southwest flight

DALLAS (AP) — Some passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight from Denver suffered minor injuries when the plane appeared to...

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Eyes turn to Vermont as it sees success with health system

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont health care organization working to keep patients healthier while reducing costs is being...

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Artist, poet publish book about heroin overdose victims

PLAISTOW, N.H. (AP) — A partnership between a poet and an artist who both lost loved ones to heroin overdoses started with...

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How do you know which hospital is best? It's complicated

Hospital rankings can produce significantly different results. Three major sources only agreed in rating one of 10 hospitals in...

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Oklahoma health notes for May 13

Oklahoma health notes for May 13

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What could put a young woman on a ventilator 13 times?

Casandra Beeson has what’s known as a Chiari malformation. It pushes the part of the brain that controls balance out of the...

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A surprising bullying battleground: Senior centers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The unwanted were turned away from cafeteria tables. Fistfights broke out at karaoke. Dances became...

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A surprising bullying battleground: Senior centers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The unwanted were turned away from cafeteria tables. Fistfights broke out at karaoke. Dances became...

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Patients, health care workers call for affordable insulin

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Activists are rallying in Massachusetts, demanding more affordable insulin.The Boston chapter of the...

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Bloomberg warns of 'epidemic of dishonesty'

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are facing an "epidemic of dishonesty" in Washington that's more dangerous than terrorism or...

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Ireland's leader apologizes for cervical cancer scandal

LONDON (AP) — Ireland's leader has apologized for a scandal over inaccurate cervical cancer screening tests and has pledged an...

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Trump's prescription to reduce drug prices takes small steps

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's long-promised plan to bring down drug prices would mostly spare the pharmaceutical...

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Food handler’s certification class scheduled for Thursday

A food handler’s certification course is planned at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Little Axe Community Center, 1000 168th Ave. NE,...

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Speakers to address equipping parents, child addiction

The Edmond Chapter of Parents Helping Parents will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at McLaren's Pantry, 3414 S Boulevard in the...

A refueling operator on a KC-46A Pegasus won't have to lie down on the job.

BusinessMay 13, 2018

The KC-46A Pegasus being developed by Boeing for the U.S. Air Force will provide the service with an aerial tanker that the manufacturer says will be more affordable to operate. Officials said lessons they learned from another military aircraft...

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The Latest: Trump declares disaster for Hawaii eruption

VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on a Hawaii volcano eruption (all times local):4:30 p.m.Hawaii Gov. David Ige says President...

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Few teeth in Trump's prescription to reduce drug prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's long-promised plan to bring down drug prices, unveiled Friday, would mostly spare...

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The Latest: Trump unveils plan to reduce drug prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's plan to reduce drug prices (all times local):7:50 p.m.President Donald...

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Postal Service: More financial loss as mail delivery slumps

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service reported another quarterly loss on Friday after an unrelenting drop in mail volume...

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S&P 500 index has its best weekly gain since early March

U.S. stock indexes ended mostly higher Friday as the market closed out its biggest weekly gain since March.Drug makers and...

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Democrats decry Trump plan to cut $15B in unused funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are criticizing Republicans for rushing to vote on President Donald Trump's plan to roll back...

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Ebola vaccines to be shipped to Congo, WHO chief says

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Ebola vaccines will be shipped as quickly as possible to Congo as the number of suspected cases in the...

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AP Interview: Food agency head hopes talks help N. Koreans

BEIJING (AP) — A peace agreement with North Korea will go far toward easing the impoverished nation's chronic food security...

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Nearly everyone hates, but is it our fault?

Hate often comes in the form of unconscious bias, influenced by society. Sally Kohn, CNN contributor and author of "The...

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Millions' worth of heroin, meth seized in traffic stop

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says it has seized millions of dollars' worth of heroin and methamphetamine...

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Queen's husband makes 1st public appearance since surgery

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip has made his first public appearance since leaving the hospital after...

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Is 92 too old to lead? Malaysia's Mahathir doesn't think so

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The longtime strongman was born when silent films still packed movie theaters and Adolf Hitler...

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Asian shares rally as modest inflation eases rate hike fears

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets rallied on Friday, tracing gains on Wall Street after weaker than expected inflation...

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In taking on high drug prices, Trump faces a complex nemesis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before taking office, President Donald Trump railed against the pharmaceutical industry and accused it of...

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Residents near an old Oklahoma refinery started feeling sick. Now work there has stopped

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“It rolls in like a cloud. Then, when the wind blows, it gets worse,” Monique Timmons said of the odorous gas that she and her neighbors blame for their sudden onset of troubled breathing, headaches, nausea and stomach pains.

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So, what are the Mother’s Day gifts you remember? Flowers? A gift wrapped and tied with a pretty bow?

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Oklahoma health notes for May 8

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Auto thefts decline in Oklahoma City

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Oklahoma health notes for May 6

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The U.S. Air Force is getting close to receiving its next generation aircraft tanker.

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SEATTLE — Boeing Co. brought more than a dozen reporters to various production and testing facilities here earlier this month to update progress it has made toward delivering its first group of KC-46A Pegasus tankers to the U.S. Air Force. The...

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A competitive climber on the University of Oklahoma climbing team has qualified to compete in the 2018 FISU World University...

Employment falls as the oil industry becomes more efficient

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A heightened focus on technology and efficiency gains over the past four years has allowed the oil and natural gas industry to return to profitability and recover from the deepest industry downturn in a generation. But not all of the industry...

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Stephenson Cancer Center designated among top 2% in US

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Tumors from Oklahoma patients could advance cancer treatment

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Justice Sotomayor out of hospital after shoulder surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Justice Sonia Sotomayor (SOHN'-ya soh-toh-my-YOR') has been released from the hospital...

Crime

Ohio woman awaiting trial in son's death bears 10th child

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio woman awaiting trial in the death of her 5-year-old developmentally disabled son whose body was found...