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Not often do I get invited to a news conference in Oklahoma City. The topic was the impact of the aerospace and aviation industry in Oklahoma. Turns out, all the local Oklahoma City TV stations...

 
 By Cliff Brunt    Sports    August 16, 2017

Oklahoma State carries big expectations for Big 12 title

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Even by Oklahoma State's lofty standards, this year's offense should be exceptional. Quarterback Mason Rudolph and receiver James Washington are back for their senior seasons. Rudolph is statistically one of the best...

 
 By Tim Talley    Regional    August 16, 2017

'Out for blood': Man arrested in plan to bomb Oklahoma bank

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 23-year-old man who was "out for blood" when he attempted to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma bank in a plot similar to the deadly 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building,...

 

Business leaders quit Trump panel; he hits back hard

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday ripped into business leaders who resigned from his White House jobs panel — the latest sign that corporate America's romance with Trump is faltering — after his equivocal response to violence...

 

Lawsuit claims rodent was baked into Chick-fil-A sandwich

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawsuit claims a suburban Philadelphia woman got an extra topping on her Chick-fil-A sandwich: a dead rodent. Ellen Manfalouti sued in Bucks County Court over the tiny rodent she claims was baked into the bottom bun of her...

 

Taylor Swift hopes her trial win inspires assault victims

DENVER (AP) — Immediately after a jury determined that Taylor Swift was groped by a radio station host at a backstage 2013 concert event in Denver, the singer-songwriter embraced one of her closest allies — her mother — and later said she...

 

Korean leaders, US open door to diplomacy in nuclear crisis

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's military on Tuesday presented leader Kim Jong Un with plans to launch missiles into waters near Guam and "wring the windpipes of the Yankees," even as both Koreas and the United States signaled their...

 

Poll: Charters less popular, but vouchers less contentious

WASHINGTON (AP) — Support for opening more charter schools has dropped significantly among Americans, but there's less opposition to expanding private school voucher programs, as the Trump administration continues its push for school choice, accord...

 

China says US trade probe would violate international rules

BEIJING (AP) — China criticized President Donald Trump's order for a possible U.S. trade investigation of Beijing's technology policies as a violation of global rules and said Tuesday it will "resolutely safeguard" Chinese interests. Trade groups...

 

$150M awarded in 1998 Arkansas school shooting lawsuit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A judge overseeing a civil lawsuit in northeast Arkansas on Monday awarded $150 million to the families of five people who were fatally shot outside an Arkansas school in 1998. Andrew Golden and Mitchell Johnson set off a...

 

Texas A&M calls off planned white nationalist rally

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M University late Monday called off a planned white supremacist rally on its campus next month, citing concerns of a "major security risk" following the demonstrations that turned deadly over the weekend in Virginia....

 

Fugitive sought for dumping radioactive oilfield waste

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A fugitive who escaped custody in Wyoming four years ago has been added to a list of U.S. environmental crimes fugitives and is being sought by investigators for illegally dumping radioactive oilfield waste in North Dakota in...

 

In US, factory jobs are high-tech, but the workers are not

NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Herbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows — in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company's plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a 3M supervisor, praising Mays...

 

Sanders plans to introduce "Medicare for all" plan soon

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders told a group of seniors that the solution to the country's health care crisis is to make Medicare available to all, a proposal he plans to introduce shortly after Congress reconvenes in September....

 

Report: Higher premiums if Trump halts 'Obamacare' subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Premiums for a popular type of individual health plan would rise sharply, and more people would be left with no insurance options if President Donald Trump makes good on his threat to stop "Obamacare" payments to insurers, the...

 

Texas OKs bill to address its high maternal mortality rate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers have voted to continue — and broaden the scope of — a task force on maternal mortality and morbidity, after a study found that the state had the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world. The...

 

US teen drug overdose deaths inch up after years of decline

NEW YORK (AP) — After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a new U.S. government report shows. The drop in teen deaths had been a rare bright spot in the opioid epidemic that has seen adult overdose deaths surge year...

 

Living proof: Kayakers embark on 301-mile journey

BUSHKILL, Pa. (AP) — When Carolyn Choate was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in 2003, her tumor had already grown the size of a golf ball. Doctors gave her three years to live. Fourteen years later, Choate is kayaking the Delaware River fo...

 

First West Nile virus cases of 2017 identified in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Health officials say two cases of West Nile virus were identified last week in Arkansas, marking the first time this year that the illness has been confirmed in the state. The Arkansas Department of Health says most people...

 

5 researchers share $500,000 prize for work on gene editing

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Five researchers will share a $500,000 medical prize for their roles in developing a groundbreaking gene-editing tool that lets scientists alter the DNA of living cells. The recipients of the annual Albany Medical Center Prize...

 

Prosecutors seek records related to Inauguration Day protest

WASHINGTON (AP) — An internet company is fighting what it says is a "sweeping" request for information about an anti-Trump website that prosecutors allege was behind destructive Inauguration Day protests. The company says the government is seeking...

 

Judge orders LinkedIn to stop blocking data-scraping firm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco has ordered LinkedIn to stop blocking a startup company from scraping LinkedIn personal profiles for data. U.S. District Judge Edward Chen has sided with hiQ Labs, a San Francisco company that...

 

Arkansas launches new website for technology jobs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is launching a new website to help job seekers find positions in the technology sector in the state. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday announced the start of www.artechjobs.com as part of an effort to increase the...

 

Ukraine rocket maker denies leaking know-how to North Korea

DNIPRO, Ukraine (AP) — The head of Ukraine's top rocket-making company on Tuesday rejected claims that its technologies might have been shipped to North Korea, helping the pariah nation achieve a quantum leap in its missile program. KB Yuzhnoye...

 

Neutron beams, x-rays reveal more about T. rex relative

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Researchers at a top U.S. laboratory announced Tuesday that they have produced the highest resolution scan ever done of the inner workings of a fossilized tyrannosaur skull using neutron beams and high-energy X-rays,...

 

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