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Oklahoma St. puts streak on line vs Georgetown

Georgetown (4-3) vs. Oklahoma State (7-0) Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater, Oklahoma; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma State looks for its eighth straight victory of the season as it faces Georgetown. Georgetown fell 65-61 at home to UNC...

 

Halliburton: Majority of laid off employees offered move

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — Halliburton says a majority of the more than 800 employees being laid off at its suburban Oklahoma City office have been offered a chance to relocate to its facility in Duncan, Oklahoma. The Houston-based company said in a...

 

Oklahoma judge admonished for not paying taxes, tickets

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's highest court admonished an Oklahoma County judge on Tuesday for failing to pay her taxes and more than 60 parking tickets, but narrowly decided against filing a petition for her removal. In a 5-4 ruling, the...

 

Suspect fatally shot, officer wounded in southeast Oklahoma

ADA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed and an Ada police officer was wounded in a shooting in southeastern Oklahoma. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says in a news release that the shooting occurred Tuesday morning as...

 

Man jailed in suspected drug-related Wichita shooting

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect has been arrested in a suspected drug-related shooting that left one man dead and another wounded in Wichita. The Wichita Eagle reports that 20-year-old Carver Khalid Soliman is jailed in Sedgwick...

 

School bus crash injures student, vehicle driver

RIVERTON, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating after a southeast Kansas school bus was hit from behind while it was stopped on a highway picking up a student. Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves said the Riverton school bus...

 

Oklahoma health department requests a reduced budget

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health has asked state officials for less money in its proposed budget. Oklahoma Commissioner of Health Gary Cox asked legislators on Monday to decrease his agency's funding by 1.5%. The...

 

Internal investigation clears Tulsa priest of allegations

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa Roman Catholic priest is being allowed to return to work after officials with the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma say an internal investigation failed to substantiate allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. The...

 

Activist who spent week in tree charged with trespassing

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Columbia woman who spent a week in a tree to protest the city's plans to build a trail through a private nature area has been charged with trespassing. Susan Fourcade, known better as Sutu Forte, was charged Monday with...

 

Flood at famed Arizona waterfalls sends tourists scrambling

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A popular tourist spot deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon known for its blue-green waterfalls will make repairs after heavy flooding over the Thanksgiving break sent tourists scrambling to higher ground. No one was...

 

Democratic state lawmaker to resign south Oklahoma City seat

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Democratic state lawmaker from south Oklahoma City says he plans to resign at the end of the year, triggering a special election for his District 89 seat. Rep. Shane Stone announced Tuesday that he has submitted his...

 

Trump: Would talk to Pompeo if GOP risks losing in Kansas

LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he would talk to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about running for an open Senate seat in Kansas if Republicans appeared at risk of losing it next year. Trump's comments to reporters Tuesday during a NATO...

 

Global carbon pollution continues to rise, but more slowly

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world continues to increase the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide it pumps into the air, but it's not rising as fast as in the previous couple years. Led by big jumps from China and India, the world is projected to spew...

 

Trump among 4 Republicans who file to run for president

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Three more Democrats and four more Republicans, including President Donald Trump, filed statements of candidacy Tuesday, the second of the state's three-day filing period for the 2020 Oklahoma primaries. Oklahoma's Republican...

 

DHS may require US citizens be photographed at airports

DALLAS (AP) — Federal officials are considering requiring that all travelers — including American citizens — be photographed as they enter or leave the country as part of an identification system using facial-recognition technology. The Departm... Full story

 

Saving Jamaica's coral, an undersea labor of love

OCHO RIOS, Jamaica (AP) — The tropical turquoise waters near the coast of Jamaica are beautiful and inviting, but they disguise the devastation that lurks beneath. After flipping backward off a small wooden boat and diving toward the ocean floor,...

 

To save Everglades, guardians fight time -- and climate

FLAMINGO, Florida (AP) — Grabbing a clump of vegetation to steady herself, Tiffany Troxler gingerly slides her feet along the makeshift boardwalk as she ventures out into the marsh. The boards sag, dipping her up to her knees in the tea-colored wat...

 

Paul Simon and Peter Singer discuss 'The Life You Can Save.'

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Simon, world famous singer-songwriter, isn't only inspired by fellow musicians. Simon is an admirer of the author-philosopher Peter Singer, the longtime Princeton University professor whose "The Life You Can Save" has been a...

 

Wall builder who pitched to Trump on Fox wins $400M contract

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Tommy Fisher's ambitious plan to win a border wall contract included what could be the next best thing to making a pitch directly to President Donald Trump himself — talking to him through his favorite cable TV channel, Fox...

 

Mississippi residents protest pothole with holiday decor

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — Residents of a Mississippi city are protesting a large pothole in their neighborhood by decorating it with holiday cheer. The Enterprise-Journal reports residents of McComb's Edgewood neighborhood have topped the pothole and...

 

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