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The Latest: Official: Half of Calais camp to be evacuated
SID, Serbia (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 6:25 p.m. The top official in France's northern Pas-de-Calais region says that half of a sprawling makeshift migrant camp will be evacuated. Prefect Fabienne Buccio says state authorities will visit on Monday to advise those... Read More
House sends NKorea sanctions bill to president for signature
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Friday that hits North Korea with more stringent sanctions for refusing to stop its nuclear weapons program. Republicans and Democrats joined together to overwhelmingly approve the bill by a vote of 408-2 less than a week after North Korea launched... Read More
Congress sends Obama bill to punish North Korea for refusing to end nuclear weapons program
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sends Obama bill to punish North Korea for refusing to end nuclear weapons program. Read More
Ryan lays out budget options to divided House Republicans
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Paul Ryan is delivering a message to conservatives unhappy with last year's pact with President Barack Obama that boosted spending for the Pentagon and domestic agencies: You're stuck with it. Ryan is facing a restive right wing that could deliver him an embarrassing setback by denying... Read More
The Latest: Saudi minister: Assad must go to allow IS defeat
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria and international diplomatic efforts to end the violence (all times local): 6.25 p.m. Saudi Arabia's foreign minister is insisting that Syrian President Bashar Assad must go to make it possible to defeat the Islamic State group in Syria. He says that "we will... Read More
Nigerian army: 12 senior officers investigated for graft
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's army says 12 senior officers are being investigated for corruption. It's unclear if the investigation is linked to a $2.1 billion scandal in which money meant to buy weapons to fight Boko Haram extremists was diverted, including to the former president's re-election campaign. Col.... Read More
APNewsBreak: EU is poised to restrict passport-free travel
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries are poised to restrict passport-free travel by invoking an emergency rule to keep some border controls for two more years because of the migration crisis and Greece's troubles in controlling its border, according to EU documents seen by The Associated Press. The switch... Read More
Jordan king, Iraqi, Saudi officials expected at Munich meet
MUNICH (AP) — Jordan's King Abdullah, Iraq's prime minister and Saudi Arabia's foreign minister are among those expected at a conference opening in southern Germany, after diplomats agreed to work toward a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in Syria's civil war. The Munich Security Conference, an annual... Read More
Seoul, US to open talks on missile defense aimed at N. Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Looking to take a harder line after North Korea's recent nuclear test and rocket launch, Seoul and Washington will begin talks as early as next week on deploying a sophisticated U.S. missile defense system in South Korea, officials said Friday. The new tough stance follows South Korea's... Read More
Pakistani intelligence arrests nearly 100 militants
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's intelligence agencies arrested a collective of 97 "hardcore terrorists" from three banned groups involved in a string of major terrorist attacks and seized weapons, explosives and communications gear intended for future attacks, a Pakistani official said Friday. Lt. Gen. Asim... Read More
Toby Keith to play The Players Championship Military Appreciation Day
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Continuing a PGA Tour tradition of honoring men and women in uniform, The Players Championship today unveiled a full slate of military appreciation activities and programs for the 2016 event, including a special performance by Oklahoma country music superstar Toby Keith on Tuesday,... Read More
It's all about that dance: Norman's Daddy-Daughter event is sellout
The annual Daddy-Daughter Dance, featuring three sessions to meet the needs of all ages in Norman, was a sellout this year. Read More
Fortunate future: Fort Sill will see some gains, fewer cuts than other installations
Fort Sill, the U.S. Army artillery post in southwest Oklahoma, is expected to trim civilian jobs and some military positions but still have a net gain of more than 400 active-duty military personnel by the end of next year. Read More
Edmond veteran, 94, reflects but doesn't dwell on war
The World War II battlefields of Europe were but one stop along life's journey for Edmond resident Glenn Dooley, 94, who said he enjoys life now as much as ever. Read More
Boy Scouts explore science in overnight stay at museum
Scouts and their parents were treated to late-night access to museum exhibits Friday at Science Museum Oklahoma’s Boy Scout Science Overnight. Read More
Rep. Tom Cole announces nominations for U.S. military academies
U.S. Rep. Tom Cole announced that 14 Oklahoma students have been nominated for admission into U.S. military academies. Read More
Oklahoma-bound tanker completes key flight test
A new generation tanker aircraft expected to play a key role in securing the future of Oklahoma's two major U.S. Air Force installations passed a key flight test Sunday, completing its first aerial refueling, according to Aviation Week. The exchange between the KC-46A Pegasus and an F-16C Fighting Falcon from... Read More

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Soldiers at Gattitown

Dec 22While many soldiers were able to return home, these men and women...

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YMCA Military Welcome Center to host hundreds of traveling soldiers

Dec 17Hundreds of soldiers will pass through the YMCA Military Welcome...

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Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony

Dec 7Local VFW, joined by Dolese Bros. Co., held a Pearl Harbor Day...

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World War II veteran recalls mustard gas experiments

Nov 13During the 1940s, thousands of military personnel were involved in...

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Fort Sill gains jobs amid deep Army personnel cuts

Jul 9Army artillery post in southwestern Oklahoma gains jobs while other...