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Oklahoma County seeking lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

Jul. 18, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma County has joined over 50 other cities and counties in the state to prosecute drug companies for damages caused by the opioid epidemic. All three county commissioners voted Wednesday to approve a contract with the Fulmer Sill law firm to sue opioid manufacturers, The Oklahoman...

Probe: Oklahoma virtual charter founders embezzled millions

Jul. 17, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The founders of Oklahoma's largest virtual charter school embezzled millions of dollars in state funds through an illegal scheme that involved the use of "ghost students" to artificially inflate enrollment numbers, investigators allege. Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agent...

Chief of NRA's ex-public relations firm, Angus McQueen, dies

Jul. 17, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Angus McQueen, longtime CEO of the public relations firm that shaped the National Rifle Association's most memorable messages until an acrimonious split last month, has died. Henry Martin, chief creative officer of Oklahoma City-based Ackerman McQueen, said Wednesday that Angus McQueen...

Oklahoma City Thunder's rebuild will take some time

Jul. 16, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Yosef Maaroof wanted one more Russell Westbrook memory in Oklahoma City. When he learned Thursday night the Thunder were planning to send Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul and draft picks, the 20-year-old Tulsa resident planned to make the two-hour drive to Oklahoma City...

Dodgers place Taylor on injury list with forearm fracture

Jul. 16, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers placed infielder/outfielder Chris Taylor on the 10-day injured list with a fractured left forearm and recalled first baseman/outfielder Matt Beaty from Triple-A Oklahoma City. The Dodgers made the move before a 16-2 win over the Phillies on Monday. Taylor was hit...

2 killed, 4 hurt in suspected Oklahoma road rage attack

Jul. 14, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

DURANT, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a drunken driver who was on probation for a previous DUI conviction deliberately forced another vehicle into oncoming traffic on an Oklahoma highway, causing a head-on collision that killed two people and injured four others. The suspected road rage attack happened at...

Oklahoma judge upholds law banning common abortion procedure

Jul. 12, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Friday upheld a ban on a common second-trimester abortion procedure in what abortion rights proponents decried as a "rogue" decision that will threaten the reproductive rights of women throughout the state. Oklahoma County District Judge Cindy Truong ruled from the...

Analysis: Westbrook, Harden will need to change their games

Jul. 12, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Everyone knows that Russell Westbrook and James Harden played together before, which automatically makes their reunion in Houston seem like the right fit. It won't be that easy. They've both changed since those days. But here they are, together again after the Oklahoma City Thunder decided...

AP source: Russell Westbrook going to Rockets for Chris Paul

Jul. 11, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Russell Westbrook and James Harden are together again, and Chris Paul is leaving Houston to make that reunion happen. A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Paul in a swapping of top point guards. The Thunder...

Jerami Grant hopes to help youthful Nuggets take next step

Jul. 11, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Jerami Grant's introductory news conference turned out to be a real show stopper. Actually, more of a sound-check interrupter. Between rehearsals before an Ariana Grande concert Thursday at the Pepsi Center, the newly acquired Denver Nuggets big man chatted about how defense just may be his...