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4 tribes sue over Oklahoma gambling compacts with 2 others

Aug. 8, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Four Oklahoma tribes are asking a federal court to void gambling compacts between the state of Oklahoma and two other tribes — agreements that the Oklahoma State Supreme Court recently invalidated. The Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Citizen Potawatomie Nations filed a lawsuit...

FILE - In this July 9, 2020 file photo, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt speaks during a news conference in Oklahoma City. A federal judge has ruled that Oklahoma's tribal gaming compacts automatically renewed on Jan. 1, 2020, handing a victory to the tribes who sued Gov. Kevin Stitt to renew them. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Federal judge: Oklahoma tribal gaming accords renewed Jan. 1

Jul. 28, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Oklahoma’s tribal gaming compacts automatically renewed on Jan. 1, handing a victory to the tribes who sued Gov. Kevin Stitt to renew them. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy DeGiusti rejected Stitt’s argument that the compacts —...

FILE - In this June 16, 2016, file photo, Russell Lee Hogshooter, center, is escorted from the courtroom as the case goes to jury in the penalty phase of his trial in Oklahoma City. An Oklahoma appeals court has upheld the murder convictions and life without parole sentences of two men convicted in 2009 slayings of four people, including a woman who was featured in the HBO series

Convictions, life sentences upheld in "Cathouse" slayings

Jul. 23, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An appeals court on Thursday affirmed the murder convictions and life sentences of two men in the 2009 slayings of four people in Oklahoma City, including a woman who was featured on the HBO series “Cathouse.” The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals rejected appeals from...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BOK Center, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump tries to pin low turnout on protesters

Jun. 22, 2020 12:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump falsely said at his rally Saturday night that Democratic rival Joe Biden apologized for opposing his restrictions on travel from China early in the coronavirus pandemic. Scrambling to explain an unusually thin rally crowd, his campaign wrongly pinned blame on...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BOK Center, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump blames protesters for low rally turnout

Jun. 21, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump falsely said at his rally Saturday night that Democratic rival Joe Biden apologized for opposing his restrictions on travel from China early in the coronavirus pandemic. Scrambling to explain an unusually thin rally crowd, his campaign wrongly pinned blame on...

President Donald Trump arrives on stage to speak at a campaign rally at the BOK Center, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump's intended show of political force falls short of mark

Jun. 21, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — President Donald Trump used his comeback rally to try to define the upcoming election as a choice between national heritage and left-wing radicalism, but his intended show of political force during the pandemic was thousands short of a full house and partly overshadowed by new...

Protesters fill Boulder Ave. after Tulsa Police fired pepper balls at them after President Donald Trump's campaign rally at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Saturday, June 20, 2020.(Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Trump supporters, protesters face off outside Oklahoma rally

Jun. 21, 2020 12:51 AM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's supporters faced off with protesters shouting “Black Lives Matter" Saturday in Tulsa as the president took the stage for his first campaign rally in months amid public health concerns about the coronavirus and fears that the event could lead to violence...

Mike Pellerin joins other Trump supporters on 4th Street and Cheyenne Ave. in downtown Tulsa, Okla., ahead of President Donald Trump's Saturday's campaign rally Friday, June 19, 2020. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Trump crowd, protesters verbally clash ahead of rally

Jun. 20, 2020 1:51 AM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Supporters and detractors of President Donald Trump continued to gather Friday in Tulsa, where Trump is scheduled to take the stage for the first of his signature rallies during the coronavirus pandemic. Verbal clashes sparked at times as hundreds of people converged amid a nationwide...

Freeman Culver stands in front of a mural listing the names of businesses destroyed during the Tulsa race massacre in Tulsa, Okla., Monday, June 15, 2020, on the other side of what's historically the city's white-black dividing line from where President Donald Trump will rally Saturday. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

How black history is taught in schools faces new scrutiny

Jun. 18, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — For decades, when it was discussed at all, the killing of hundreds of people in a prosperous black business district nearly a century ago was referred to as the Tulsa race riot. Under new standards developed by teachers, Oklahoma students are urged to consider the differences between...