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Asian stocks meander, dollar up on North Korea's missile
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks meandered Wednesday as investors awaited fresh cues from Federal Reserve on the outlook for interest rates. Markets were steady following the submarine launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.6 percent to 16,590.00 on rising... Read More
Minnesota man charged in 5-year-old girl's abduction, death
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 25-year-old man who was considered a family friend was charged Tuesday with kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing a 5-year-old girl from central Minnesota — leaving her body submerged in a swamp and covered with debris. Authorities say Zachary Todd Anderson abducted Alayna Ertl early... Read More
Turkey says operation launched to free IS-held Syrian town
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister's office said the Turkish military and the U.S.-backed coalition forces on Wednesday launched an operation to clear a Syrian border town from Islamic State militants. The state-run Anadolu Agency said the operation began at 4 a.m. with Turkish artillery launching... Read More
AP NewsBreak: Feds want to ban swimming with Hawaii dolphins
HONOLULU (AP) — Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha State's most popular tourist activities and the industry that has sprung up around it. The National Marine Fisheries Service says spinner dolphins — the playful nocturnal species... Read More
Traffic fatalities continued to surge in first half of 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel picked up, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday by the National Safety Council.... Read More
US judge: Renowned artist didn't create disputed painting
CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. judge said Tuesday that a celebrated artist was right when he insisted he didn't paint a work now owned by a retired prison worker, a finding that likely ensures the piece will now be worth a fraction of the previous estimated value of $10 million or more. The ruling came at the end of an... Read More
Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.... Read More
Stanford judge reignites debate after leaving other sex case
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Northern California judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman reignited debate Tuesday about his ability to serve on the bench after removing himself from a separate sex-crimes case. Santa Clara County Judge... Read More
Councilwoman represents Oklahoma City at change-of-command ceremony for submarine
The city's namesake submarine is undergoing maintenance in San Diego. Read More
Sheriff: Man killed 5 with ax and gun in middle of the night
CITRONELLE, Ala. (AP) — A man accused of slaying five people at an Alabama home brought an ax to attack his victims, striking one who had been sleeping in a reclining chair, and also used guns he took from the house to shoot them, an Alabama sheriff said Tuesday. Derrick Dearman entered the house in Citronelle... Read More
In dry, windy West, crews target flames in several states
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Growing wildfires stoked by windy, dry conditions have destroyed buildings and forced evacuations in California, Washington, Montana and elsewhere. Here's a look at the major wildfires in the West: ___ WYOMING More firefighters headed to Yellowstone and Grand Teton... Read More
Challenge for GOP senators: Surviving a possible Trump loss
WASHINGTON (AP) — A key question looms for vulnerable Republican senators this election: If Donald Trump loses and loses big, can they still survive? With 11 weeks until Election Day, Trump's declining standing in the polls has GOP Senate candidates preparing for the worst, and they're maneuvering now to put as... Read More
Prosecutor: Boiled water attack on gay men was premeditated
ATLANTA (AP) — In a vicious, premeditated attack, a Georgia man threw boiled water on a same-sex couple who were asleep in bed, and told one of the men "get out of my house with all that gay," a prosecutor said Tuesday. Martin Blackwell is on trial facing charges including aggravated battery and assault in the... Read More
US new-home sales climb to best level since late 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans stepped up their purchases of new homes in July to the fastest pace in nearly nine years, the latest sign that low mortgage rates and a solid job market are helping support the residential real estate market. New-home sales jumped 12.4 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted rate of... Read More
Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenship
DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court will decide whether Kansas has the right to ask people who register to vote when they get their driver's licenses for proof that they're citizens, a decision which could affect whether thousands have their ballots counted in November's election. Three judges from the 10th... Read More
Obama vows support for Louisiana after the 'cameras leave'
ZACHARY, La. (AP) — Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern Louisiana "even after the TV cameras leave" on a visit aimed in part at stemming campaign-season criticism that he's been slow to respond to the... Read More
Deputies: Mom killed newborn by putting him in refrigerator
CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina mother killed her 4-day-old-son by putting him in the refrigerator for three hours, authorities said. Angela Blackwell is charged with homicide by child abuse. During a brief court appearance on Tuesday, the judge explained that because of the severity of the charges no bond... Read More
Ruling: Grad students at private universities can unionize
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that graduate students who assist in teaching and research at private universities are employees and have a right to union representation. The 3-1 ruling overturns a 2004 NLRB decision that said graduate students were not employees covered by the... Read More
Homeless woman proves Social Security owes her $100K
WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, Wanda Witter has lived on the streets in Washington, D.C., trying to persuade officials that Social Security owes her more than $100,000. For years, the 80-year-old woman says people dismissed her as crazy. But finally someone listened -- and on Tuesday she received a $99,999 payout,... Read More
Lawmakers demand information on EpiPen price increase
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress are demanding more information on why the price for lifesaving EpiPens has skyrocketed. EpiPens are injection devices used to ward off potentially fatal allergic reactions, and the price has surged in recent years. A two-dose package cost around $94 nine years ago. The average... Read More

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After 30 years, soldier gets ready for quiet retirement

Aug 10Col. Max Moss, public information officer of the Oklahoma National...

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This Week in Politics: Email Investigation, Potential Running Mates, Afghanistan

Jul 6Slowing down the troop withdrawal in Afghanistan; When can we...

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Chip shape to ship shape

May 27Bill Schmid and his children, William and Elizabeth, scraped paint...

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Civil Air Patrol

May 26 The organization is an official auxiliary of the United States Air...

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Oklahoma WWII veteran receives French military honor

Mar 16France recently awarded an Oklahoma veteran with that nation's...