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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt speaks during a news conference Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Oklahoma City. Stitt said that he will not issue a statewide mask mandate, despite a recommendation from the White House Coronavirus Task Force. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Oklahoma hits record high of 821 virus hospitalizations

Oct. 20, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and state health officials on Tuesday announced a new plan to handle a surge in the number of people hospitalized due to the coronavirus. The plan, announced as the number of hospitalizations in the state reached a record one-day high of 821, includes...

Panel votes to keep ICE agents in Oklahoma County Jail

Oct. 20, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A panel decided for a second time to keep federal immigration enforcement officers in the Oklahoma County Jail, bringing heated clashes between people for and against the ban. The Oklahoma County Jail Trust voted at a Monday meeting to continue providing U.S. Immigration and Customs...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Shaun Michael Bosse. Bosse, a death row inmate in Oklahoma is likely to get a new trial in federal court after a district judge determined Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, that the victims in the case were tribal citizens, and the killings happened on Indian land. Bosse was convicted and sentenced to death for the 2010 killing of Katrina Griffin and her two young children. All three victims were found inside a burning mobile home near Dibble. (Oklahoma Department of Corrections via AP, File)

Oklahoma judge rules triple killing occurred on tribal land

Oct. 14, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

PURCELL, Okla. (AP) — A death row inmate in Oklahoma is likely to get a new trial in federal court after a judge determined that the victims in the case were tribal citizens and the killings happened on Indian land, as determined by a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. McLain County District Judge Leah...

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2015, file photo, Don Knight, attorney for death row inmate Richard Glossip, waits to enter the grounds of the State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla, for the scheduled execution of Glossip. Knight testified Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, before the Oklahoma House Public Safety Committee during a hearing about the death penalty, that he has uncovered new potential witnesses in the case whom he is unable to present to a court under current state law. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Attorney for Oklahoma death row inmate claims new evidence

Oct. 14, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An attorney for an Oklahoma death row inmate testified Wednesday that he has found new potential witnesses who might be able to help his client's case but who would be prevented from testifying by a state law because his client's appeals have been exhausted. Attorney Don Knight, who...

A medical staff takes a swab from a woman as residents line up for the COVID-19 test near the residential area in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. Authorities in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao said Tuesday that they have completed coronavirus tests on more than 3 million people following the country's first reported local outbreak of the virus in nearly two months. (Chinatopix ia AP)

The Latest: China carries out 4.2 million tests in Qingdao

Oct. 13, 2020 9:42 PM EDT

BEIJING — China says it has carried out more than 4.2 million tests in the northern port city of Qingdao, with no new cases of coronavirus found among the almost 2 million sets of results received. The city has reported a total of 12 cases, six with symptoms and six without, since the new outbreak was...

Oklahoma City City Council extends mask mandate until Dec. 7

Oct. 13, 2020 12:37 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A requirement to wear masks in Oklahoma City in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus was extended to Dec. 7 on Tuesday by the City Council. “I think it's important that we know again that masking reduces the transmission of infection in the community by...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2016 file photo, David Prater, Oklahoma County District Attorney, talks to the media in Oklahoma City. Prater agreed Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 to reduced criminal charges against five young people accused of inciting a riot following a confrontation with police in June. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma County prosecutor reduces charges in protest case

Oct. 12, 2020 9:07 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater agreed Monday to reduce criminal charges against five young people accused of inciting a riot following a confrontation with police in June. Court records show five defendants initially charged with felony inciting a riot each received a...

FILE - In this June 2, 2018, file photo, marchers for Marcus-David Peters shout as they head to Richmond Police Headquarters from VCU's Siegel Center in Richmond, Va. Around the U.S., protesters have been calling for prosecutors to take a second look at police killings of Black people, including Peters. Peters was shot May 14 by a Richmond police officer after a confrontation on Interstate 95. (Daniel Sangjib Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP, File)

Families seek new investigations into old police killings

Oct. 10, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One man died a decade ago after a police officer in New York state told him to move his illegally parked car. Another, in the midst of a mental health crisis on a Virginia highway, was fatally shot by an officer in 2018. A third man died in Oklahoma the next year after a foot chase...

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer campaigns with Dan O'Neil, a Democratic candidate for the Michigan House in Traverse City, Mich., Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. Whitmer visited the area the day after police announced a foiled plot to kidnap the governor. (AP Photo/John Flesher)

Anti-government groups shift focus from Washington to states

Oct. 9, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The alleged foiled plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor is a jarring example of how the anti-government movement in the U.S. has become an internet-driven hodgepodge of conspiracy theorists who have redirected their rage from Washington toward state capitols. That's in...

Oklahoma hospitalizations due to COVID surge above 700

Oct. 7, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number hospitalizations in Oklahoma due to the illness caused by the coronavirus surged above 700 on Wednesday to a new record one-day high. The number of people hospitalized, either confirmed with COVID-19 or under investigation for infection, reached 738, according to Oklahoma...