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'It means a lot to us': County jail unveils pod dedicated to veterans

Oklahoma County Jail officials on Tuesday unveiled a newly-repainted room dedicated to those who have served in the United...

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OKC police union backs chief, asks some elected leaders to apologize

With a striking backdrop of Oklahoma City police officers in uniform filling the steps outside City Hall, the union president...

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OKC-based Gulfport Energy announces pay cuts, more changes

Gulfport announces pay cuts, furloughs Oklahoma City-based Gulfport Energy announced this week its employees are taking tiered...

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Longest-serving Oklahoma Farmers Union president has died, the organization he led announced

George W. Stone, Oklahoma Farmers Union’s longest-serving president and a man who helped shape the state’s agriculture industry...

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Black Lives Matter seeks OKC police chief's resignation

The leader of Black Lives Matter in Oklahoma City on Monday called for the resignation of Police Chief Wade Gourley and an...

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Editor's note: Please contact area shelters before visiting. Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or...

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Judge gives control of Joe Exotic's zoo to Carole Baskin

A federal judge in Oklahoma has awarded ownership of the zoo made famous in Netflix's “Tiger King” docuseries to Joe Exotic's...

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Curfew limits access to neighborhood around downtown OKC police headquarters

Mayor David Holt ordered a dark to dawn curfew in the neighborhood around downtown Oklahoma City's public safety campus after...

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UK lawmakers queue to vote as Parliament adjusts to COVID-19

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative government faced a rebellion from some of its own legislators on...

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Costco buys Hertz building for new operations center

The Hertz administrative building is set to become home for the new Costco operations center. The four-story office building...

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Following protests, Oklahoma National Guard activated in OKC, Tulsa

More than 200 members of the Oklahoma National Guard in Oklahoma City and Tulsa have been activated to help respond, if...

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Templar Energy seeks Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Oklahoma City-based Templar Energy — a company started and grown but no longer owned by David Le Norman, chairman of the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Former health commissioner kept on as special adviser

Forced out of the top job at the Oklahoma Health Department, former Commissioner Gary Cox remains on the state payroll as a...

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SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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OESC Interim director claims progress on unemployment claims, but won't clarify how much

The interim director of the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission said Monday the agency is making progress on clearing a...

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Pop-up bar scene, tanning salon test shutdown rules in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — What passes for a pandemic-era speakeasy these days in New York City isn’t secret at all.On the sidewalks...

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Dress for Success nonprofit attempts to move forward after arson fire

Dress for Success-Oklahoma City, a nonprofit that provides free business wear, job training and career assistance for women in...

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'This is bigger than me': Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young delivers unifying message in Norman

NORMAN — Trae Young stepped to the microphone to address an amphitheater dotted with protesters. Some were his family and...

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UK eases lockdown restrictions but many flout guidelines

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. eased more lockdown restrictions Monday despite warnings from some health officials of another spike in...

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Taylor Swift vows 'We will vote you out' after Trump tweets about shooting Minneapolis looters

Taylor Swift took aim at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him out after he tweeted about shooting looters in...

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Oklahoma deputies on leave after incident at day care; drunken driver was able to endanger kids, director says

Two Tulsa County deputies are on paid administrative leave during an investigation into a disturbing scene involving an...

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    Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Inmate at Oklahoma County jail tests positive

    The first Oklahoma County jail inmate to test positive for coronavirus was being kept in isolation Monday. "He's a new intake,"...

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    Rebuilding America: How will life in Oklahoma look after COVID-19?

    As states across the U.S. begin to reopen, what will the "new normal" be like for Oklahoma? Here's a look.

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    Another record month for medical marijuana sales in Oklahoma

    Oklahoma's medical marijuana industry continues to break sales records. Dispensaries remitted nearly $5.1 million via the...

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    Tensions mar Paris protest as Floyd outrage goes global

    PARIS (AP) — Tear gas choked Paris streets as riot police faced off with protesters setting fires Tuesday amid growing global...

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    Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

    Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 16,300; Last sale May 18, 2020: 9,315; Year ago: 10,212 Compared...

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    State Question 805 campaign turns in over 260,000 signatures

    A state question campaign seeking criminal justice reforms in Oklahoma turned in more than 260,000 signatures Monday to try and...

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    Video and interview: OKC rapper Jabee releases new single and video 'No Allegiance'

    The song is the latest advance single from his upcoming double-LP "This World Is So Fragile And Cruel I’m Glad I Got You," due...

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    Black Lives Matter demand for new grocery store could take more time than desired

    During a press conference Monday afternoon, T. Sheri Dickerson, head of the local chapter of Black Lives Matter, listed demands...

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    Oklahoma Transportation Commission approves two major OKC interstate projects

    Drivers in the Oklahoma City metro area might want to brace themselves for more traffic delays. The Oklahoma Transportation...

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    Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma's Brook Simmons is excited about the energy industry's future

    Optimism and a stoic ability to plan for the future are key attributes of oil and gas executives. Brook A. Simmons, who became...

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    Pickup drives through Tulsa protesters, several injured

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Several people were injured after a pickup truck drove through a crowd gathered on a Tulsa interstate...

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    Stillwater woman killed in southwest Oklahoma highway crash

    A Stillwater woman died in a southwest Oklahoma crash on Saturday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

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    Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye dies at 80

    AUBURN, Ala. — Pat Dye, the legendary football coach who led Auburn's football program to great heights during the 1980s, died...

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    Mid-majors considering more regionalized scheduling

    Conference realignment begat some crazy geography; is it time for an adjustment?

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    Mother arrested; Police seek public's help in search for toddlers missing since Friday

    Although their biological mother is in custody, two toddlers missing from an east Tulsa apartment complex remained unaccounted...

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    Kelli O'Hara to be featured on tonight's virtual 'The Seth Concert Series,' hosted by Seth Rudetsky

    Seth Rudetsky’s internationally acclaimed Broadway concert series that first began in Provincetown, Massachusetts, at The Art...

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    Lyon signs striker Karl Toko Ekambi from Villarreal

    LYON, France (AP) — Lyon has signed Cameroon striker Karl Toko Ekambi from Villarreal on a four-year deal.The French club said...

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    OSU football: Walk-on Mbari Snoddy reportedly enters transfer portal

    STILLWATER — Oklahoma State walk-on running back Mbari Snoddy is reportedly leaving the program.Snoddy, an Edmond Santa Fe...

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    Listen: Oklahoma-Texas icon Ray Wylie Hubbard partners with Ashley McBryde for new song 'Outlaw Blood'

    In a behind-the-scenes video, Hubbard says he's a big fan of the emerging Nashville renegade, so he was thrilled that McBryde...

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    Oklahoma tornado number is nearly half the May average

    The number of tornadoes this May in Oklahoma was nearly half the average for the month and just one-eighth of last year's...

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    Turkey to lift travel ban, open gyms, restaurants on June 1

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A coronavirus travel ban between Turkey's worst affected cities is being lifted while restaurants, cafes...

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    Texas Longhorns coach Tom Herman opens up on race relations as his football players speak up in team meeting

    It’s a simple question, but the answer forces some hard truths. Does the average fan truly understand what it’s like to be a...

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    Why I love sports: Reader responses for Tuesday, June 2

    Memories of a young baseball player Growing up in Oklahoma City in the 1950s was special for a young boy. When I turned 8 years...

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    Report: Thunder chairman Clay Bennett speaks up for small-market teams

    Thunder chairman Clay Bennett gave voice to small-market teams on the NBA's Board of Governors call Friday, according to an...

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    Costco plans to bring back free samples after suspending the snacks due to coronavirus pandemic

    Costco plans to start bringing back its legendary free samples next month with some changes. 

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    Oklahoma County marriage, divorce records for June 2, 2020

    MARRIAGES Mary Michelle Bender and Fredrick Lawrence Haynes Michele Lee Boone and Timothy Lynn Rogers Bianca Demetria Fields...

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    The Latest: Retired Navy admiral sickened by use of troops

    The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police...

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    Tropical Storm Cristobal forms, flood threat for Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Cristobal formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, bringing some flooding to...

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    Stocks extend gains on Wall Street to a 3rd straight day

    Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, extending the market's winning streak to a third day.The latest gains,...

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    9 states, DC vote amid coronavirus pandemic, social unrest

    Voters across America navigated curfews and health concerns Tuesday in a slate of primary elections amid dueling national...

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    GOP criticism muted on Trump's handling of protests

    WASHINGTON (AP) —Most Republicans continued Tuesday to avoid any criticism of President Donald Trump, though a handful of GOP...

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    The Latest: Late singer's wife urges easier absentee voting

    The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older...

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    Afghan official: Kabul mosque bombed, 2 dead, 2 wounded

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bomb exploded inside a mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday killing two people, including...

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    French virus tracing app goes live amid debate over privacy

    PARIS (AP) — France is rolling out an official coronavirus contact-tracing app aimed at containing fresh outbreaks as lockdown...

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    Report: Child disparities highest in US South, West

    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Childhood disparities around malnutrition, graduation rates, and early deaths are worst among rural,...

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    UN report: Afghan Taliban still maintain ties with al-Qaida

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban in Afghanistan still maintain close ties with the al-Qaida terror network, despite signing a peace...

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    Trump threatens military force against protesters nationwide

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Wielding extraordinary federal authority, President Donald Trump threatened the nation’s governors on Monday...

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    Protests, Louisville police chief fired after fatal shooting

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Riot police firing tear gas scattered a protest crowd from a downtown Louisville square Monday night,...

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    Primaries become test run for campaigning during coronavirus

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Tuesday's primaries in eight states are the biggest test to date of campaigning during the coronavirus...

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    Judge dismisses Dykstra's suit against ex-teammate Darling

    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has dismissed Lenny Dykstra’s defamation lawsuit against former New York Mets teammate Ron Darling,...

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    Sports broadcaster apologizes for using image of Hitler

    SYDNEY (AP) — A sports broadcaster has apologized for using an image of Adolf Hitler while showing highlights of a National...

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    Civil unrest could influence Biden's search for running mate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden’s search for a running mate could be reshaped by the police killing of George Floyd and the unrest...

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    Oklahoma City police, protesters clash for second night

    Oklahoma City police clashed with protesters for a second night on Sunday, and Mayor David Holt imposed a curfew to disperse a...

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    Trump took shelter in White House bunker as protests raged

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service agents rushed President Donald Trump to a White House bunker on Friday night as hundreds of...

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    Indonesian police shoot militant who fatally slashed officer

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police fatally shot a suspected Islamic militant who killed an officer at a police station...

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    Full squad training resumes in Spain ahead of soccer restart

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish clubs resumed full squad training on Monday, beginning the final stage of preparations for the return to...

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    Liz Weston: Take control now with advance medical directives

    If you get COVID-19 and struggle to breathe, would you want to be put on a ventilator? Whatever your answer, ask yourself...

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    Vatican centralizes contracting to cut waste, corruption

    ROME (AP) — Gone are the days of the half-million euro Christmas Nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square.The Vatican is...

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    Day of peaceful NYC marches gives way to chaos after dark

    NEW YORK (AP) — A fourth day of protests against police brutality kept New York City on edge Sunday, as thousands of people...

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    20-40-60 Etiquette: Don't fold to bad cloth napkin manners

    QUESTION: When I went out to lunch recently, it was a real treat to have a cloth napkin, as I have been using paper towels and...

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    Unrest overshadows peaceful US protests for another night

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across America again Sunday, with peaceful demonstrations...

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    Protesters at OKC rally say it's time for change

    Protesters at Sunday’s rally in northeast Oklahoma City had different ideas about why they were there. But they all agreed on...

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    OKC Civic Life for Monday, June 1, 2020

    Thunder getting new floor The Oklahoma City Council agreed to pay an estimated $143,700 for a new wooden basketball floor for...

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    Stitt says state supports both right to protest, local law enforcement

    Gov. Kevin Stitt on Sunday urged Oklahomans to protest peacefully about the killing of a black Minnesota man and said the state...

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    World alarmed by violence in US; thousands march in London

    LONDON (AP) — Nations around the world have watched in horror at the civil unrest in the United States following the death of...

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    Mets' Alonso: 'I will not remain silent' on racial injustice

    The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___New York Mets star Pete Alonso is the...

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    Protesters in some cities target Confederate monuments

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Protesters demonstrating against the death of George Floyd, a black man who pleaded for air as a white...

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    French Quarter sans tourists: 'An old neighborhood again'

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For Jack Greenwood, New Orleans' COVID-19 lockdowns brought sadness, but also a revelation: He was making...

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    Rebuilding America: Retailers, big and small, adapting to challenges of pandemic

    Retail is reopening across the country, though stores are not quite back to business as normal and others are learning from the...

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    Oklahoma schools 'likely' to have disruptions this fall, officials say

    The 2020-21 school year is “likely to include short-term disruptions” because of the coronavirus, the Oklahoma Education...

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    'It is the national softball mecca': Women's College World Series' return to OKC will be bigger than ever

    COVID-19 closed the road to Oklahoma City for the 2020 Women's College World Series but, with stadium improvements done, next...

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    OKC minister: George Floyd death another 'brutal, heartbreaking reminder'

    Some in the local African American community plan to demonstrate Sunday in northeast Oklahoma City as protests and riots...

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    Rebuilding America: Oklahoma City history filled with triumphs over adversity

    At first glance, the economic forecasts and an energy industry in crisis seem to paint a dismal picture for Oklahoma City’s...

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    Rebuilding America: Some pandemic changes at grocery stores seen as permanent

    An uncertain new normal is being looked at by businesses throughout Oklahoma, including those largely spared the loss of...

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    'Fighting for our lives': Hundreds protest in Oklahoma City against police killings

    Tear gas billowed into the air, and crowds began to flee. People of all ages, but many of them younger adults, ran from a...

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    Protests over police killings rage in dozens of US cities

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tense protests over the death of George Floyd and other police killings of black people grew Saturday from...

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    Oklahoma City People! Helen Ford Wallace

    WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DOING AT HOME Editor’s Note: Thank you, Oklahoman readers, for keeping us current on your home...

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    Protesters converge on White House for second straight day

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police fired pepper spray at demonstrators near the White House and the D.C. National Guard was called in as...

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    'Back in the game': SpaceX ship blasts off with 2 astronauts

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A rocket ship built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on...

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    Recap: Live coverage of the May 30-31 George Floyd protest in Oklahoma City

    View a recap of live coverage from the George Floyd protest in Oklahoma City May 30-31.

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    Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma Shakespeare cancels remainder of 2020 season

    Now scrapped, Oklahoma Shakespeare's 2020 season was originally scheduled to run from February through December and feature...

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    US cities fear protests may fuel new wave of virus outbreaks

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota...

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    Retreat or deploy? Police try to balance protest response

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — On two straight nights of unruly protests against police brutality, officers retreated from their posts in...

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    Spanish soccer league to resume full team training

    MADRID (AP) — The Spanish league says full team training sessions will resume Monday, ahead of the first match to be played...

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    Minneapolis overwhelmed again by protests over Floyd death

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fires burned unchecked and thousands protesting the police killing of George Floyd ignored a curfew as...

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    A year later, motive of Virginia mass shooting still unclear

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The rampage at a Virginia Beach city government building was the latest in a string of high-profile...

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    Trump, N.C. governor speak about GOP convention details

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump and North Carolina's governor disagreed on Friday over the viability of a...

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    Schools nationwide brace for cuts from new financial crisis

    ATLANTA (AP) — It was during the Great Recession when Catoosa County first shortened its school year, from 180 to 175...

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    End in sight for OKC's pandemic emergency orders

    Oklahoma City is on a path to emerging from beneath the COVID-19 state of emergency in mid June, three months after it began....

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    State and two largest cities moving to final reopening phase

    Oklahoma businesses and other organizations can take the next steps toward resuming normal activity on Monday as the state...

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    Airport expects sharp revenue dropoff

    Federal pandemic-relief funds will offset airport revenue shortfalls in fiscal 2021 but aviation is expected to take time to...

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    Officer charged with George Floyd's death as protests flare

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The white Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd’s neck as he begged for air was...

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    Supreme Court rejects challenge to limits on church services

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal by a California church that challenged state...

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    Trump takes aim at WHO as US economic outlook worsens

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With new U.S. economic numbers highlighting the rough road ahead for a hoped-for rebound, President Donald...

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    The Latest: US agency calls back drone it sent to Minnesota

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police...

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    NCAA offers guidance for bringing athletes back to campus

    The NCAA released a long and detailed plan Friday to help schools bring back athletes to campus during a pandemic.While schools...

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    Hong Kong on borrowed time as China pushes for more control

    BANGKOK (AP) — Hong Kong has been living on borrowed time ever since the British made it a colony nearly 180 years ago, and all...

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    Weinstein raped me in 1994 at age 17, woman says in lawsuit

    NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who says Harvey Weinstein raped her when she was 17 is among four plaintiffs in a new lawsuit against...

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    India's economic growth dips during coronavirus pandemic

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s economy grew by 4.2% in the fiscal year that ended in March, down from 6.1% the previous year, the...

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    UK's Johnson, Trump, discuss potential of G-7 meeting

    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the possibility Friday of meeting...

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    Sheriff: Texas constable mistakenly killed by deputy

    A Texas deputy mistakenly shot and killed another responding officer early Friday while searching a home after a neighbor...

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    Debate over $600 in jobless aid to intensify as claims rise

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A debate in Congress over whether to extend $600 a week in federally provided benefits to the unemployed...

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    OKC business owner arrested with illegal pot plants after fatal shooting

    An Oklahoma City business owner was arrested on a complaint of illegal possession of $1.5 million worth of marijuana after...

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    OKC Municipal Court to start phased reopening

    Beginning June 1, the Oklahoma City Municipal Court will start a phased reopening unless public health conditions...

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    Nonprofit snow cone stand expands into Bricktown

    Sasquatch Shaved Ice, a snow cone stand managed by the Homeless Alliance that employs low-income and transition-age youth, is...

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    Bill settles insurance woes threatening the Oklahoma County Jail Trust

    Finding insurance coverage for the Oklahoma County Jail Trust has proven near impossible, but a bill recently signed by Gov....

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    Boras to clients in memo: Don't bail out baseball owners

    NEW YORK (AP) — Agent Scott Boras recommends his clients refuse Major League Baseball’s attempt to cut salaries during...

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    Rising US job losses stir fears of lasting economic damage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus crisis threw at least 2.1 million Americans out of work last week despite the gradual...

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    Lives Lost: Veteran guarded Nazis during war crimes trial

    Emilio DiPalma was, as he liked to say, just a kid from western Massachusetts when he found himself in a front-row seat to...

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    WaPo editor to Harvard grads: Truth matter of 'life & death'

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Washington Post's top editor told Harvard University graduates Thursday that facts and truth have...

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    Taliban in Kabul to discuss prisoner releases under US deal

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A five-member Taliban team was in Kabul on Thursday to follow up on this week’s prisoner release by...

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    Body found in Oklahoma creek believed to be 2nd missing child

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A body found in an east Tulsa creek is believed to be that of a second missing toddler who disappeared with...

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    Asia Today: Virus cases jump again in South Korea, India

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Thursday reported its biggest jump in coronavirus cases in more than 50 days, a...

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    Bipartisan opposition leaves surveillance bill in doubt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation extending surveillance authorities the FBI sees as vital in fighting terrorism was thrown into...

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    A New America: Coronavirus demands new approaches, products and hopes

    America will rebuild. But much like shop owners removing boards off windows in the wake of a natural disaster, Americans aren't...

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    Mayor: Officer who put knee on man's neck should be charged

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mayor of Minneapolis called Wednesday for criminal charges against the white police officer seen on...

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    Castilla, Cuban launch another collaboration

    Local banker Jill Castilla has teamed up with Mark Cuban on a project to help small business owners navigate a complicated loan...

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    'Bummed out': SpaceX launch scrubbed because of bad weather

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit...

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    Nevada casinos to reopen; America can't get enough pizza

    The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments...

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    Larry Kramer used voice, pen to raise consciousness on AIDS

    NEW YORK (AP) — Time never softened the urgency of Larry Kramer’s demands.Theatergoers leaving a celebrated revival of Kramer’s...

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    Appeals court sides with tech giants in activists' lawsuit

    A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit that accused Twitter, Facebook and other tech giants of...

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    Bertha forms, hits South Carolina coast, dissipates in a day

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha surprised the South Carolina coast Wednesday, forming, making landfall within two...

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    Lake of the Ozarks business owner defends actions

    O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The owner of a business that hosted crowded pool parties over the Memorial Day weekend at Missouri’s Lake...

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    Florida homeowner fatally shot man who smashed through door

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida homeowner fatally shot a Georgia man who broke through his front door and began beating a...

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    Four Minneapolis officers fired after death of black man

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four Minneapolis officers involved in the arrest of a black man who died in police custody were fired...

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    Ex-NY subway boss named to head London transit system

    LONDON (AP) — Former New York subway boss Andy Byford has been named London’s new transit commissioner, overseeing Transport...

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    Protesters mass in Hong Kong as anthem law is debated

    HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of protesters shouted pro-democracy slogans and insults at police in Hong Kong on Wednesday as...

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    Author Murakami DJs 'Stay Home' radio show to lift spirits

    TOKYO (AP) — Acclaimed Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, hosting a special radio show from home, painted a brighter side of...

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    Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

    Editor's note: In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, several venues and businesses are temporarily closed. Please...

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    Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage

    Go to Oklahoman.com/life/weddings to view Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. Publication of anniversary...

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    Grandparents raising grandchildren may apply for fall school supply assistance

    Sunbeam Family Services is accepting fall school supply assistance applications for grandparents who are raising their own...

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    National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum announces exhibit extensions

    Now that the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum has reopened to the public, many of the current exhibitions have...

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    John Rex Charter School names lead administrator

    Dean Ketchum, a teacher and administrator with nearly 30 years’ experience, has been named the next head of school at John Rex...

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    Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

    Editor's note: Please contact area shelters before visiting. Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or...

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    Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Integris updates hospital visitation policy

    Integris Health of Oklahoma City announced Tuesday that it will update its visitation policy without jeopardizing the safety of...

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    Jazz or Heat: Which team would the Thunder rather face if the playoff format changes?

    With the NBA season already flipped upside down, it might be time to shake things up East to West. How about a Thunder vs. Heat...

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    Massive mural to help tell OKC's 'beautiful story'

    A five-story mural is set to add some color to an 1,100-space garage being built in connection with the Oklahoma City...

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    Pandemic behind proposed city budget cuts

    Oklahoma City will try to minimize layoffs while cutting jobs in the upcoming fiscal year to make up for the COVID-19...

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    Nevada to reopen casinos June 4, welcoming tourists again

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Tuesday night that he would allow casinos to reopen June 4, welcoming...

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    In a first, Twitter adds fact-check warnings to Trump tweets

    For the first time, Twitter has flagged some of President Donald Trump's tweets with a fact-check warning.On Tuesday, Twitter...

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    Stocks rise on Wall Street, but US braces for 100,000 deaths

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks surged on Wall Street to their highest levels since the business shutdowns took hold in the U.S. over...

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    Virginia school board defends transgender bathroom ban

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school board defended its transgender bathroom ban before a federal appeals court Tuesday, as a...

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    Deadlocked Congress shifts virus focus to small business aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Deadlocked over the next big coronavirus relief bill, Congress is shifting its attention to a more modest...

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    Michigan governor: Husband's call about boat was just humor

    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer acknowledged Tuesday that her husband dropped her name in an effort to get his...

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    Masks spark public judgment, ridicule among customers as businesses reopen

    It’s not just the mask avoiders facing public scrutiny. People who wear masks in locales where businesses are reopening say...

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    Consumer confidence up slightly but remains near 6-year low

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence inched up this month, showing signs of stabilizing, but remained near a six-year low...

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    Under-fire UK government aide Cummings has Johnson's loyalty

    LONDON (AP) — Dominic Cummings helped Boris Johnson win power by pitting the people against the elite. Johnson’s Conservative...

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    US military says Russia deployed fighter jets to Libya

    CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. military Tuesday accused Russia of deploying fighter planes to conflict-stricken Libya to support Russian...

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    New parent charged in admissions case, agrees to guilty plea

    A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Tuesday to bribing Georgetown University's former tennis coach $50,000 to get his daughter...

    News

    Homicide suspected in death of woman found in OKC home

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A homicide investigation was underway after a woman was found dead inside a burning home in southeastern...

    Health

    US new-home sales post slight gain in April

    BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. new home sales ticked up 0.6% in April, a surprising gain amid the coronavirus outbreak that hints at the...

    Health

    Worry, haste, retail therapy: What have we bought and why?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Between technical glitches and food worries, retail therapy and sheer amnesia, something has happened to...

    Business

    Oklahoma City Council considers police, fire cuts

    Larry McAtee says budget-cutting comes down to needs and wants. Prioritize needs, says the Ward 3 councilman and public safety...

    News

    Inmate found dead at Oklahoma County jail

    On Saturday, an inmate at the Oklahoma County jail was found dead inside his cell. The sheriff’s office said Matthew Mason, 35,...

    News

    New app will help address homelessness in Oklahoma City

    This year, people in Oklahoma City will be able to interact with individuals experiencing homelessness in a new, high-tech...

    Health

    Trump honors fallen soldiers as nation battles against virus

    BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump honored America’s war dead in back-to-back Memorial Day appearances colored by an epic...

    Business

    Branson's Virgin Orbit fails on first rocket launch attempt

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit failed Monday in its first test launch of a new rocket carried aloft by a...

    Health

    Asia Today: South Korea to require masks on transit, flights

    BANGKOK (AP) — South Koreans will be required to wear masks when using public transportation and taxis nationwide starting...

    Business

    Former US Rep. Allen West out of hospital after Texas crash

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Allen West of Florida was released from a Texas hospital Monday after suffering a...

    Health

    Trump threatens to move RNC without assurances from governor

    President Donald Trump threatened Monday to pull the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina if the state's...

    Life

    Local dining bobs and weaves for survival

    The Food Dude updates the latest news from around the 405 diningscape.

    Health

    Germany divided over plans to nix rules despite outbreaks

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's federal government and state governors squared up Monday for a battle over plans to end...

    Health

    Lock your cars! Vehicle theft spikes in COVID-19 pandemic

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The coronavirus hasn’t been kind to car owners.With more people than ever staying home to lessen the spread...

    Health

    Americans finding ways to stay active while keeping distance

    Vicki L. Friedman always wanted to play golf with her adult sons but until this spring couldn’t find time to learn the game and...

    Health

    States give few details on billions spent on virus supplies

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — States are spending billions of dollars stocking up on medical supplies such as masks and breathing...

    Health

    Liz Weston: Find free, solid money advice in uncertain times

    If you have money questions — and who among us doesn’t right now? — there are plenty of people willing to offer advice:...

    Business

    German court ruling clears the way to settle VW diesel cases

    KARLSRUHE, Germany (AP) — A German court has ruled that Volkswagen must buy back cars from owners of its diesel cars equipped...

    Business

    OKC Civic Life for Monday, May 25, 2020

    Quote of the week "Since the south side has historically had so little representation, I was interested in recommending...

    Life

    A touching greeting, with less contact

    QUESTION: Since we are going to have to be more creative when meeting people (the handshake and social kissing, and maybe the...

    Business
    Video

    Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Individual, small-business relief proposed

    City Manager Craig Freeman will propose Tuesday that the city council add $5 million to the small-business COVID-19 relief...

    Health

    White House goal on testing nursing homes unmet

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nearly two weeks ago the White House urged governors to ensure that every nursing home resident and staff...

    Health

    US Muslims try to balance Eid rituals with virus concerns

    WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — With no congregational prayers or family gatherings, Salsabiel Mujovic has been worried that this...

    Health

    Memorial Day even more poignant as veterans die from virus

    ATLANTA (AP) — One was a 94-year-old veteran of World War II who was the first of his 11 brothers to enlist in the military....

    Business

    What stores and restaurants are open Memorial Day? Because of COVID-19 fewer businesses than past years

    This Memorial Day will bring fewer in-store sales and dining options than past years because of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Health

    Trump's pitch to voters: Trust me, economy will soar in 2021

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a new pitch to voters for this fall: Trust me.As the economy faces a...

    Health
    Video

    Coronavirus in Oklahoma daily update: 77 new cases; no new deaths

    Oklahoma's number of positive COVID-19 cases now stands at 6,037, according to the Oklahoma State Department of...

    Health

    Thousands wait to take US citizenship oath amid virus delays

    BOSTON (AP) — Wendy De Los Santos passed the test to become a U.S. citizen just days before government offices shut down...

    News

    Diversion Hub to open June 8, help clients navigate criminal justice system

    On June 8, Oklahoma City’s Diversion Hub will begin offering services to those navigating the criminal justice system. Located...

    Business

    Analysis: Who is getting the better deal in $35.5 million SandRidge transaction?

    While it’s not clear whether the ultimate sale of SandRidge Energy’s headquarters will be to a private buyer or state agencies,...

    Life

    Oklahoma Events - Helen Ford Wallace

    Editor’s Note: Sunday Morning features some drive-by events to celebrate a birthday, two graduates, and OU’s new president. We...

    Business

    Oklahoma City Flower and Garden Festival Set for May 30

    The west side walkways of Myriad Botanical Gardens will be lined, at a social distance, with local vendors of plants and more...

    Health

    Holiday amid pandemic: Americans divided on how to respond

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump played golf at one of his courses Saturday during the Memorial Day weekend as he urged...

    Health

    Restrictions eased while virus deaths decline in New York

    NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers experiencing cabin fever after two months of coronavirus quarantine received an unexpected reprieve...

    Sports

    Sessions, running for Senate, rejects Trump's criticism

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Jeff Sessions pushed back at President Donald Trump’s criticism Saturday, telling Trump that he was...

    Health

    Fire destroys warehouse on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fire engulfed a warehouse on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf early Saturday, sending a thick plume of...

    Business

    OKC's 21c Museum Hotel is reopening

    Contrary to reports Saturday on social media, downtown’s 21c Museum Hotel is not closing permanently. The hotel has been a...

    News

    OKC Public Schools Reverts Back to Old Ways?

    Friday's OKC Central Live Chat including breaking the story of a significant set-back for reviving the still struggling...

    Health

    Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC's Riversport reopening whitewater rafting, tubing, ropes course and more

    The adventures are resuming this Memorial Day weekend as part of Riversport’s COVID-19 Phase II re-opening.

    Crime

    Police: Miami mom faked son's abduction, faces murder charge

    MIAMI (AP) — A Miami woman faked her son’s abduction after trying to drown him twice, with witnesses rescuing the boy from a...