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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 31, 2019 file photo, Sacha Baron Cohen arrives at the 2019 Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills, Calif. Actor Sacha Baron Cohen, who stars in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” donated $100,000 to the church of a woman who believed she was taking part in a documentary but instead was being featured in the mockumentary comedy film. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

'Borat' star gives church $100K after member appears in film

Oct. 30, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Actor Sacha Baron Cohen, who stars in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” donated $100,000 to the church of a woman who believed she was taking part in a documentary but instead was being featured in the mockumentary comedy film. Jeanise Jones, 62, thought she had been...

Stitt names counsel to address high-court reservation ruling

Oct. 30, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Friday the hiring of an attorney to help his administration address a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that held much of eastern Oklahoma is an Indian reservation. Stitt has hired Oklahoma City lawyer Ryan Leonard to serve as his special counsel for Native American...

David Casey, with the Tulsa County Election Board, sets up makeshift voting booths at ONEOK Field, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Early voting begins across Oklahoma amid record turnout

Oct. 29, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Early in-person voting began Thursday across Oklahoma for an election that has already seen record turnout throughout the U.S. Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at most of the 77 county election board offices on Thursday and Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. In Tulsa,...

Ice covers tree leaves at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, after a winter blast hit the state. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP)

Fall ice storm 'worst nightmare' for many in Oklahoma

Oct. 28, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 350,000 homes and businesses in Oklahoma were without electricity Wednesday as cleanup continued from an ice storm that ravaged much of the state. By midmorning Wednesday, more than 356,000 homes and businesses were without electricity statewide, according to poweroutage.us,...

Broken tree limbs cover the road on NW 14th St. in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, after a winter blast covered the state with ice. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP)

Icy weather causes massive power outages in Oklahoma

Oct. 27, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 300,000 homes and businesses in Oklahoma were without electricity Tuesday evening as an early season ice storm blanketed the state, icing over tree limbs that crashed through power lines and blocked roadways. An ice storm warning was in effect until 1 p.m. Wednesday for parts...

Feds to deliver 1.2M rapid coronavirus tests to Oklahoma

Oct. 26, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal officials plan to send Oklahoma nearly 1.2 million rapid coronavirus tests that can diagnose the infection in as few as 15 minutes, the White House announced on Monday. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services plans to send 1,190,000 Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19...

A policeman checks documents of a driver at central Syntagma square in Athens, Greece, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Greece's government has imposed a nightly curfew in greater Athens and other areas with high infection rates as well as a mask requirement. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

The Latest: New outbreak delays easing of rules in Melbourne

Oct. 24, 2020 11:40 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — A COVID-19 outbreak in the north of Melbourne has led health authorities in Australia’s Victoria state to hold off on any further easing of restrictions in the beleaguered city. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews withheld any announcement on an easing on Sunday as the state...

Oklahoma governor says he won't appeal tribal gaming ruling

Oct. 23, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said Friday he will not appeal a federal court ruling that the state’s tribal gaming compacts had automatically renewed on Jan. 1. Stitt had argued the compacts — which define how much of their gambling revenue the tribes must pay to the state...

16-year-old surrenders in fatal shooting of 12-year-old

Oct. 23, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy wanted for manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy outside a suburban Oklahoma City apartment complex has surrendered, police said Friday. The teenager surrendered to Oklahoma County authorities in connection with the fatal Sept. 30 shooting in...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, file photo, U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, D-Okla., speaks during a news conference in front of a post office in Oklahoma City. Horn pulled off one of the biggest political upsets in 2018 when she ousted a two-term Republican incumbent. But Horn won't have the element of surprise in this year's contest against Republican state Sen. Stephanie Bice. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

In deep-red Oklahoma, GOP fights to regain lost seat

Oct. 22, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, a lawyer from Oklahoma City, accomplished the most stunning political upset in the nation two years ago when she ousted a two-term GOP incumbent and captured a seat that had been held by Republicans for four decades. But in this year's election cycle,...