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

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...

 

NRA sues longtime ad agency over requests for bill details

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The National Rifle Association has sued its longtime advertising agency, accusing the company that has helped shape its Second Amendment advocacy of withholding crucial financial details in its billing documents. The lawsuit...

 

The Latest: Door-to-door searches in damaged Georgia town

The Latest on Deep South storms (all times local): 10 p.m. Authorities in southwest Georgia are searching door to door in darkened neighborhoods after a possible tornado touched down in the rural city of Cairo. Cairo City Manager Chris Addleton said...

 

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2018. There are 105 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was completed and signed by a majority of delegates attendi...

 

Chiefs-Chargers each without defensive stars Berry, Bosa

The Los Angeles Chargers will replace defensive end Joey Bosa with second-year player Isaac Rochell, while the Kansas City Chiefs will be without one of their defensive stars in safety Eric Berry. Bosa already had been listed as out for Sunday's...

 

Sexual misconduct claims in state legislatures since 2017

Since the start of last year, The Associated Press has tallied at least 76 state lawmakers who have faced public allegations or repercussions over sexual misconduct claims. Most of those cases became public since the #MeToo movement gained momentum...

 

Oregon hires Oklahoma assistant Lombardi as head coach

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oregon has hired Oklahoma associate head softball coach Melyssa Lombardi as head coach. Oklahoma made the announcement in a news release on Monday. Lombardi guided Oklahoma's pitchers and catchers for the past 21 years and...

 

America's most dangerous volcanoes are on the West Coast

Here are the 10 most dangerous volcanic mountains in the U.S., according to the U.S. Geological Survey: 1. Kilauea, Hawaii 2. Mount St. Helens, Washington 3. Mount Rainier, Washington 4. Mount Hood, Oregon 5. Mount Shasta, California 6. South...

 

Key moments surrounding Iran's now-threatened nuclear deal

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he will pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal, a 2015 agreement that capped over a decade of hostility between Tehran and the West over its atomic program. Here's a timeline of major events over...

 

NOT REAL NEWS: Report claims NASCAR driver Kyle Busch dead

NASCAR driver Kyle Busch is alive and well, despite a report online claiming he killed himself. The story from Sports Analog, which bills itself as offering "sports updates worldwide," isn't true, Busch spokesman Bill Janitz told The Associated...

 

7 striking facts about the money tech companies are making

Everyone knows the tech industry is rich, but it can be challenging to get your head around just how much money it's minting. Four of the industry's giants — Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon and Google parent Alphabet — reported unexpectedly large...

 

Challenge to Oklahoma attorney general's candidacy rejected

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Election Board has rejected a challenge to Attorney General Mike Hunter's candidacy that was based on the fact that Hunter lived in Virginia for several years over the last decade. The board voted 3-0 on Monday to...

 

European leaders back Syria airstrikes; China against

Many European leaders and the prime minister of Canada voiced support and understanding for the U.S.-led airstrikes against Syria, but warned against allowing the seven-year conflict to escalate. Venezuela and China, however, condemned the...

 

Texas woman sentenced to 5 years for illegal voting

On Nov. 8, 2016, Crystal Mason got out of work and drove through the rain to her home in Dallas. She walked through the door and tried to settle in for the evening. But her mother delivered something akin to a scolding. “You have to go vote!...

 

Sexual misconduct claims taking toll in state legislatures

Dozens of state lawmakers across the country have been accused of sexual harassment or misconduct since the start of 2017, particularly since the #MeToo movement gained momentum last fall. Here's a look at those who have resigned, been expelled,...

 

Massive Oklahoma teacher protests expected to enter 2nd week

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma lawmakers are slated to return to the state Capitol amid a second week of massive teacher demonstrations for more classroom money. Leaders of Oklahoma's largest teacher's union said protests would continue Monday... Full story

 

Oklahoma attorney general releases Superfund audits

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter reversed course on Monday and released a 2011 state audit into the cleanup of the Tar Creek Superfund site in northeastern Oklahoma that suggested the job cost taxpayers five times as much...

 

Watchdog group sues EPA over suppressed Superfund site audit

A watchdog group is suing the Environmental Protection Agency seeking the release of records involving an investigative audit into the cleanup of the Tar Creek Superfund site in northeastern Oklahoma that the state's attorney general wants to keep...

 

Costas: NFL faces day of reckoning because of head injuries

Bob Costas isn't backing down on his belief that the NFL faces a day of reckoning on the issue of brain injuries, and talks about the one event he wishes he had been able to broadcast on the "AP Sports Weekly" podcast . The NBC and MLB announcer...

 

SpaceX capsule reaches space station with food, experiments

A SpaceX capsule carrying food, experiments and other goods for NASA has arrived at the International Space Station after a two-day journey. The Dragon capsule and its 6,000-pound shipment was captured by the space station's robot arm Wednesday....

 

Oklahoma teacher: 'I'd be on food stamps' without second job

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — From rodeo announcer to custom-cabinet builder, second jobs have become a necessity for many teachers in Oklahoma, where educators are some of the lowest paid in the nation. Numerous schools will be closed for a second day...

 

Oklahoma teacher: 'I'd be on food stamps' without second job

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — From rodeo announcer to custom-cabinet builder, second jobs have become a necessity for many teachers in Oklahoma, where educators are some of the lowest paid in the nation. Thousands of teachers demonstrated Monday at the... Full story

 

Midwest economy: March state-by-state glance

The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally surveying its membership in 1931 to gauge business conditions. The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group uses the same methodology as the national...

 

Notable firings and resignations from Trump's White House

Notable firings and resignations from President Donald Trump's White House since he took office on Jan. 20, 2017. __March 28: Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin __March 22: National security adviser H.R. McMaster — March 13: Secretary of...

 

NOT REAL NEWS: Muslim nurses in U.K. must still wash hands

An online story falsely claims that Muslim nurses in Britain have the option of participating in medical operations or otherwise caring for patients without washing their hands. The story that has appeared online since at least 2013 recently...

 

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