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Mother of black teen killed by Oklahoma police seeks answers

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Family members and advocates said Thursday they want answers about the death of an unarmed black teenager who was naked when police in an Oklahoma City suburb fatally shot him weeks ahead of his high school graduation. Isaiah M...

 

Tulsa considers age requirement for electric scooters

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa might introduce a minimum age requirement for electric scooters following the death last month of a 5-year-old scooter passenger. Nick Doctor, the city's chief of community development and policy, presented a proposal f...

 

3rd severe storm-related death reported in Oklahoma

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Oklahoma say they've recovered the body of a third person whose death is blamed on this week's severe storms. Stephens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney says Faron Morgan was found dead in a pasture Thursday near C...

 
 By Josh Dulaney    Regional    May 3, 2019

Oklahoma City's jazz scene prospering in the metro area

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With the crowd bobbing in front of her, the booze flowing around her and the jazz group bouncing behind her, singer Chanda Graham grabbed the microphone and belted out a lyric that ignited the Ice Event Center and Grill. "He's g...

 

Oklahoma tribe applies for first casino license in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An American Indian tribe submitted its first application for a casino license in Arkansas. Voters approved a constitutional amendment in November that legalized casinos in four Arkansas counties. The Quapaw Nation in O...

 
 By Ronald Blum    Regional    May 3, 2019

Transgender baritone Lucia Lucas makes US debut

Lucia Lucas has taken one of the most difficult paths to her American professional opera debut. She moved to Europe a decade ago as Lucas Harbour, established a career as a baritone in regional houses, then decided in 2013 to transition to female....

 

Cyclone Fani hits India's east coast; 1.2 million evacuated

NEW DELHI (AP) — Cyclone Fani made landfall on India's eastern coast on Friday as a grade 5 storm, lashing beaches with rain and wind gusting up to 205 kilometers (127 miles) per hour. The India Meteorological Department said the "extremely s...

 

Facebook bans 'dangerous individuals' cited for hate speech

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After years of pressure to crack down on hate and bigotry, Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and other extremists, saying they violated its ban on "dangerous individuals." The company also removed right-wing p...

 

Campaigns grapple with how to manage cybersecurity in 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — While candidates were focused on campaigning in 2016, Russians were carrying out a devastating cyber-operation that changed the landscape of American politics, with aftershocks continuing well into Donald Trump's presidency And i...

 

As coronation begins, Thai king's future plans still unclear

BANGKOK (AP) — Three days of elaborate centuries-old ceremonies begin Saturday for the formal coronation of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who has been on the throne for more than two years. What Vajiralongkorn — also known as King Rama X, the...

 

Vietnam woman tried in NKorean scion's killing leaves prison

KAJANG, Malaysia (AP) — The Vietnamese woman who was tried for the killing of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader was released from a Malaysian prison and was planning to return home later Friday, her lawyer and an embassy translator s...

 

Cohen's prison reality: 'The Situation' and Shabbat services

NEW YORK (AP) — "The Situation" and the Fyre Festival fraudster are already there. President Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, is up next. It's not reality TV. It's a federal prison 70 miles (113 kilometers) from New York City w...

 

Venezuela thrust to forefront of US-Russia clashes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia's support for Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro has become the latest flashpoint in deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia, moving to the top of a list of long-simmering spats between the Co...

 

Trump defends clinicians' right to refuse to do abortions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Advancing his anti-abortion agenda, President Donald Trump moved Thursday to protect health care workers who object to procedures like abortion on moral or religious grounds. Trump chose the National Day of Prayer to announce the n...

 

In 'lawless' world of service dogs, many families suffer

APEX, N.C. (AP) — All the counseling, therapy and medication did little to ease 9-year-old Sobie Cummings' crippling anxiety and feelings of isolation. And so a psychiatrist suggested that a service dog might help the autistic child connect with o...

 

Trump's son-in-law still tight-lipped on Mideast peace plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law acknowledged Thursday that it might not be a "smart money bet" to gamble on the success of the White House's long-awaited blueprint for Mideast peace. But he insisted that it i...

 

Pharmaceutical exec guilty of bribing doctors to push opioid

BOSTON (AP) — A pharmaceutical company founder accused of paying doctors millions in bribes to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray was convicted Thursday in a case that exposed such marketing tactics as using a stripper-turned-sales-rep to g...

 

Trump Fed choice Stephen Moore withdraws amid controversy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Moore, a conservative commentator whom President Donald Trump had tapped for the Federal Reserve board, withdrew from consideration Thursday after losing Republican support in the Senate, largely over his past i...

 

With Trump rollback, school lunch could get more white bread

NEW YORK (AP) — Is white bread about to make a comeback on school lunch menus? After complaints about taste and costs, the Trump administration rolled back a rule that required foods like pasta and bread be made with whole grains. The cafeteria d...

 

Would-be NYC bomber gets 10 years in foiled al-Qaida plot

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who plotted to bomb New York City's subways, then switched sides after his arrest and spent nearly a decade helping the U.S. identify and prosecute terrorists, was rewarded for his help Thursday with a sentence of 10 years in p...

 

Breast implants tied to rare cancer to remain on US market

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities will allow a type of breast implant linked to a rare form of cancer to stay on the market, saying its risks do not warrant a national ban. But the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it is c...

 
 By James Hill    Sports    May 3, 2019

Softball: SNU Season Concludes with Loss to Harding

BENTONVILLE, Ark. - The Southern Nazarene softball team saw their 2019 season come to a close on Friday morning as they fell to the Harding Bisons in the quarterfinals of the GAC Tournament, 8-0 (5). Unfortunately for SNU, it was a game to forget as...

 

Harding Softball: Jenna Hipp Throws No-Hitter in Win Over Southern Nazarene in GAC Tournament

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – The Harding softball team run-ruled Southern Nazarene 8-0 in five innings behind Jenna Hipp's no-hitter in the first round of the Great American Conference Tournament. Harding, the No. 3 seed, will play the winner of No 2 seed A...

 

Sheriff's office: Teen inmate held in Oklahoma jail dies

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A teenager held at an Oklahoma jail on a rape charge and found unresponsive last week after an apparent suicide attempt has died. The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office says John Leroy Daniel Applegate died Wednesday at a h...

 

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