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  • Much of US braces for extreme weather, from southern heat wave to possible snow in the Rockies

    The Associated Press|Jun 14, 2024

    After days of intense flooding in Florida, that state and many others are bracing for an intense heat wave, while the Pacific Northwest will experience unseasonably cold weather and there is a potential for late-season snow in the Rocky Mountains early next week. The chaotic weather map includes the possibility of severe thunderstorms developing in between hot and cold fronts. Forecasters said the colliding fronts could lead to areas of flash flooding between eastern Nebraska and northern Wisconsin on Saturday night, as well as strong storms...

  • The Latest | Israeli strikes in central Gaza kill at least 11 as the US pushes a cease-fire plan

    The Associated Press|May 31, 2024

    Palestinian health officials said Israeli strikes killed 11 people overnight into Monday, including a woman and three children, in central Gaza. A strike early Monday killed seven people, including a woman, in the urban Nuseirat refugee camp, hours after a strike on a home in the nearby Bureij refugee camp killed four people late Sunday, including the three children. The bombardments come days after U.S. President Joe Biden said Israel has offered Hamas a three-phase cease-fire and hostage release deal, declaring it was time to end the...

  • X pauses some Taylor Swift searches as deepfake explicit images spread

    The Associated Press|Jan 26, 2024

    Elon Musk's social media platform X has blocked some searches for Taylor Swift as pornographic deepfake images of the singer have circulated online. Attempts to search for her name without quote marks on the site Monday resulted in an error message and a prompt for users to retry their search, which added, "Don't fret — it's not your fault." However, putting quote marks around her name allowed posts to appear that mentioned her name. Sexually explicit and abusive fake images of Swift began circulating widely last week on X, making her the m...

  • Oklahoma City faces Brooklyn after Gilgeous-Alexander's 40-point game

    The Associated Press|Dec 29, 2023

    Brooklyn Nets (15-17, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (21-9, second in the Western Conference) Oklahoma City; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma City faces the Brooklyn Nets after Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 40 points in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 119-93 win over the Denver Nuggets. The Thunder have gone 12-5 at home. Oklahoma City ranks seventh in the NBA with 53.5 points in the paint led by Gilgeous-Alexander averaging 15.9. The Nets are 6-9 on the road. Brooklyn ranks ninth in the Eastern Conference...

  • Moscow accuses Kyiv of shelling Russian border city following its own aerial assault against Ukraine

    The Associated Press|Dec 29, 2023

    Russian officials on Saturday accused Ukrainian forces of shelling the Russian border city of Belgorod, a day after an 18-hour aerial Russian barrage across Ukraine killed at least 39 civilians. Two children were killed in Belgorod, regional governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said in a statement on social media. He also said that an unspecified number of people had been injured. While previous attacks on the region have generally taken place at night, images on social media showed flames in broad daylight in what appeared to be the heart of the city,...

  • Oweh leads No. 12 Oklahoma against Central Arkansas after 23-point showing

    The Associated Press|Dec 27, 2023

    Central Arkansas Bears (3-10) at Oklahoma Sooners (10-1) Norman, Oklahoma; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: No. 12 Oklahoma faces the Central Arkansas Bears after Otega Oweh scored 23 points in Oklahoma's 81-69 loss to the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Sooners have gone 7-0 in home games. Oklahoma averages 83.0 points while outscoring opponents by 19.9 points per game. The Bears are 1-6 on the road. Central Arkansas has a 1-5 record in games decided by 10 points or more. Oklahoma makes 50.1% of its shots from the field this season, which is...

  • Police still investigating motive of UNLV shooting; school officials cancel classes, finals

    The Associated Press|Dec 10, 2023

    Three University of Nevada, Las Vegas faculty members died this week and another was critically injured when a lone gunman walked onto campus and opened fire in the building housing the business school. The shooting stoked fear on the 30,000-student campus just miles from the Las Vegas Strip where the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history led to the deaths of 60 people on Oct. 1, 2017. Las Vegas police are still trying to understand what led Anthony Polito, a longtime business professor in North Carolina, to the campus on Wednesday....

  • No. 2 Kansas extends home win streak against Oklahoma to 22

    The Associated Press|Jan 11, 2023

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — KJ Adams scored a career-high 22 points and No. 2 Kansas closed the game on an 18-4 run to beat Oklahoma 79-75 on Tuesday night. Kansas (14-1, 3-0 Big 12) got 17 points from Jalen Wilson, 11 from Dajuan Harris and 10 from Zach Clemence. The Jayhawks have won 22 straight games against Oklahoma in Allen Fieldhouse, including 16 straight under coach Bill Self. Oklahoma (10-5, 1-2 Big 12) was led by Grant Sherfield's season-high 25 points. Sam Godwin added 12 points, Milos Uzan had 11 and Tanner Groves had 10. Kansas went m...

  • No. 3 Kansas edges North Carolina State in Self's return

    The Associated Press|Nov 25, 2022

    PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — First-year guard Gradey Dick scored a season-high 25 points to help No. 3 Kansas beat North Carolina State 80-74 in Wednesday's Battle 4 Atlantis opener, giving coach Bill Self a successful return to the bench after a four-game suspension. Dick had 18 on six 3-pointers in the first half before going 1 for 8 from the field after halftime. Jalen Wilson added 19 points and 11 rebounds for the reigning national champion Jayhawks (5-0), who blew an eight-point halftime lead and a nine-point second-half lead before g...

  • OSSAA Football Playoffs Friday

    The Associated Press|Nov 20, 2022

    Quarterfinal Class 6A-I Bixby 63, Enid 0 Jenks 34, Mustang 31 Owasso 41, Norman North 34 Union 45, Broken Arrow 17 Class 6A-II Choctaw 48, Sand Springs 29 Deer Creek 45, Booker T. Washington 6 Muskogee 18, Ponca City 0 Stillwater 56, Bartlesville 0 Class 5A Carl Albert 19, Del City 0 Grove 27, Guthrie 19 McAlester 60, Piedmont 42 McGuinness 35, Coweta 28 Class 4A Cushing 42, Blanchard 7 Elk City 24, Hilldale 20 Poteau 35, Clinton 28, 3OT Wagoner 13, Tuttle 10 Class 3A Heritage Hall 55, Stigler 23 Lincoln Christian 48, Kingfisher 12 Metro...

  • Elon Musk's Twitter reinstates Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

    The Associated Press|Nov 20, 2022

    Elon Musk's Twitter has reinstated the personal account of far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, which was banned in January for violating the platform's COVID misinformation policies at the time. Greene's reinstatement comes after Musk over the weekend reinstated the account of former President Donald Trump, who was banned in the aftermath of the deadly Jan. 6 riots on the Capitol in 2021. Twitter — at the time — feared there was a risk of further incitement to violence if Trump was allowed to remain on the platform. Trump himself has sai...

  • Oklahoma State tries to remain in Big 12 hunt vs. Iowa St.

    The Associated Press|Nov 11, 2022

    Oklahoma State still has an outside shot at reaching the Big 12 championship game, and a win against Iowa State would help. A loss would be the third straight for a team that just a month ago had been in the AP Top 10 and had aspirations of winning a conference title and reaching the College Football Playoff. The Cyclones are trying to get to being bowl eligible and need to win two of three with Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and TCU remaining on the schedule. Iowa State (4-5, 1-5 Big 12) at Oklahoma State (6-3, 3-3), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EST...

  • High cost of Russian gains in Ukraine may limit new advance

    The Associated Press|Jul 3, 2022

    After more than four months of ferocious fighting, Russia claimed a key victory: full control over one of the two provinces in Ukraine's eastern industrial heartland. But Moscow's seizure of the last major stronghold of Ukrainian resistance in Luhansk province came at a steep price. The critical question now is whether Russia can muster enough strength for a new offensive to complete its capture of the Donbas and make gains elsewhere in Ukraine. "Yes, the Russians have seized the Luhansk region, but at what price?" asked Oleh Zhdanov, a...

  • A list of recent high-profile shootings in the US

    The Associated Press|Jun 17, 2022

    The church shooting Thursday in Alabama is just the latest recent high-profile shooting in May and June, starting with a racist attack that killed 10 Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. Some of the more notable episodes of gun violence in recent weeks: VESTAVIA HILLS, ALABAMA At least two people died and another was hospitalized after a shooting Thursday evening at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in a Birmingham suburb. Police said a suspect is in custody. DUNCANVILLE, TEXAS Police shot and killed a man who fired gunshots Monday...

  • The Latest: GOP, Democratic lawmakers visit climate talks

    The Associated Press|Nov 7, 2021

    The latest on the U.N. climate summit COP26 in Glasgow: GLASGOW — Glasgow became the site of a rare event Saturday -- a bipartisan U.S. congressional delegation attending a climate summit. Sen. Chris Coons, a Delaware Democrat, led the Republican and Democratic group to climate talks. Participating lawmakers said it marked an interest by Republican lawmakers on climate issues, and what they said was a bipartisan commitment on climate. Republican Rep. John Curtis of Utah drew laughter from the audience at an Atlantic Council panel Saturday by p...

  • NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

    The Associated Press|Oct 29, 2021

    A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Fauci had no involvement in study on monkey threat responses CLAIM: Dr. Anthony Fauci's experiments include one that magnified terror in the brains of monkeys and subjected them to frightening stimuli. THE FACTS: A tweet that circulated widely across platforms this week falsely suggested a study decried by animal...

  • NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

    The Associated Press|Oct 15, 2021

    A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Online posts misrepresent scope of tax proposal, policy CLAIM: A new tax policy allows the IRS to "monitor all transactions involving bank accounts worth more than $600." Another new policy taxes all payments of more than $600 made through applications like PayPal and Venmo. THE FACTS: Current tax proposals and...

  • AUTO RACING: Kansas and Texas highlight NASCAR, Indy slate

    The Associated Press|Apr 28, 2021

    All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES Buschy McBusch Race 400 Site: Kansas City, Kansas. Schedule: Sunday, race, 3 p.m. (FS1). Track: Kansas Speedway Race distance: 267 laps, 400 miles. Last year: Denny Hamlin won in July after starting 10th. Last race: Brad Keselowski took his only lead on the final lap in overtime to win at Talladega. Fast facts: Keselowski became the ninth different winner in 10 races this season, joining Team Penske teammates Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney. ... Hamlin remained the points leader by 87 over Joe Gibbs Racing...

  • NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

    The Associated Press|Apr 2, 2021

    A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Delivering grandma's ballot not a crime under Georgia law CLAIM: "Georgia's new anti-voting law makes it a jail-time crime to drop off grandma's absentee ballot in a drop box." THE FACTS: Delivering grandma's ballot won't land you behind bars in Georgia, despite posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter falsely...

  • The Latest: Variant identified in UK found on Navajo Nation

    The Associated Press|Mar 31, 2021

    WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — A coronavirus variant first identified in Britain has been found on the Navajo Nation. Tribal health officials said that the United Kingdom strain was confirmed in a sample obtained in the western part of the reservation. The Navajo Department of Health is working with states and other public health entities to identify any more variant cases. Navajo President Jonathan Nez says the finding reinforces the need for social distancing, wear masks, washing hands and limiting travel. The person who tested positive for the v...

  • The Latest: California sees record COVID-19 deaths

    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS|Jan 10, 2021

    LOS ANGELES -- California health authorities on Saturday reported a record high of 695 coronavirus deaths as many hospitals strained under unprecedented caseloads. The state Department of Public Health said the number raises the state’s death toll since the start of the pandemic to 29,233. A surge of cases following Halloween and Thanksgiving produced record hospitalizations in California, and now the most seriously ill of those patients are dying in unprecedented numbers. Already, many hospitals in Los Angeles and other hard-hit areas are stru...

  • MTV VMAs honor Chadwick Boseman: 'His impact lives forever'

    The Associated Press undefined|Aug 30, 2020

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman, whose death from colon cancer shocked fans, was honored at the MTV Video Music Awards as a hero in real life, not just on the big screen. Host Keke Palmer said the Sunday night awards show was dedicated to Boseman, who died at the age of 43 on Friday. Boseman had previously been honored by the MTV Movie & TV Awards in 2018 for his role as the Marvel Comics superhero. Palmer said Boseman was "a true hero, not just on screen but in everything he did." On screen, Boseman played Black icons l...

  • How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

    The Associated Press undefined|Aug 19, 2020

    The S&P 500 closed at an all-time high Tuesday as Wall Street clawed back the last of the historic, frenzied losses unleashed by the coronavirus. The benchmark index's milestone caps a furious 51.5% rally that began in late March. Tremendous amounts of aid from the Federal Reserve and Congress helped launch the rally, which built momentum on signs of budding growth in the economy. On Tuesday: The S&P 500 rose 7.79 points, or 0.2%, to 3,389.78. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 66.84 points, or 0.2%, to 27,778.07. The Nasdaq composite climbe...

  • Harden and the Rockets play Oklahoma City to start playoffs

    The Associated Press undefined|Aug 16, 2020

    Oklahoma City Thunder (44-28, fifth in the Western Conference during the regular season) vs. Houston Rockets (44-28, fourth in the Western Conference during the regular season) Lake Buena Vista, Florida; Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. EDT LINE: Thunder -1.5; over/under is 225.5 WESTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND: Houston and Oklahoma City meet to begin series BOTTOM LINE: The Houston Rockets take on the Oklahoma City Thunder to open the Western Conference first round. Oklahoma City went 2-1 against Houston during the regular season. The Rockets are 28-19...

  • The Latest: At least 8 die from strong storms in South

    The Associated Press|Apr 14, 2019

    The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Two more deaths have been blamed on the weekend storms that ravaged the South, bringing the death toll to at least eight. One of the deaths in East Texas was that of a person initially among those injured when a tornado tore through the Caddo Mound State Historical Site during a Native American cultural festival Saturday. Cherokee County Judge Chris Davis says the woman has died of her critical injuries. The National Weather Service says a tornado rated EF-3 with winds of...

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