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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2019, file photo, Randy McDaniel, Oklahoma state treasurer, arrives for inaugural ceremonies in Oklahoma City. McDaniel said Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, that revenue collections by the state rose by more than 27% in July due to a delay in the state income tax filing deadline because of the coronavirus, but not enough to offset previous shortfalls. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma revenue collections up due to delayed tax deadline

Aug. 5, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma State Treasurer Randy McDaniel said Wednesday that revenue collections by the state rose by more than 27% in July due to a delay in the state income tax filing deadline because of the coronavirus pandemic, but not enough to offset previous shortfalls. “While July...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus pass on a crosswalk on a street in Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug, 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest: Japan governor touts gargling product for virus

Aug. 4, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

TOKYO — A governor in Japan is drawing skeptical criticism after he touted a gargling product as effective against the coronavirus, an assertion that, despite its dubiousness, emptied some store shelves of the medicine. Shares of Shionogi & Co. and Meiji Holdings Co., which make Isojin, soared in Tokyo...

FILE - In this Saturday, May 25, 2019, file photo, Neil Young performs at the BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival at Napa Valley Expo in Napa, Calif. Young has sued President Donald Trump's reelection campaign, saying he doesn't want his music used as a theme song for what he calls a divisive un-American campaign of ignorance and hate. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Neil Young sues Trump campaign, deriding use of famous tunes

Aug. 4, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Young sued President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign Tuesday for copyright infringement, saying he doesn’t want his music used as a theme song for a “divisive un-American campaign of ignorance and hate." The Grammy-award winning Canadian-born musician filed the...

Oklahoma AG says he will fight inmates' attempts at release

Aug. 4, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's attorney general said he will fight any challenges by inmates to gain freedom after the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that Oklahoma prosecutors lack the authority to pursue criminal cases against American Indian defendants in parts of the state that includes mostly...

Oklahoma mayor alleges threats by state lawmaker over masks

Aug. 4, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The mayor of an Oklahoma City suburb alleges she was threatened by a state lawmaker because of a mandate she issued requiring bar and restaurant workers to wear masks in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Republican State Rep. Jay Steagall on Tuesday denied threatening...

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari (8) dunks the ball against Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. (1) during overtime in an NBA basketball game Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Porter, Jokic lead Nuggets past Thunder, 121-113 in OT

Aug. 3, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Michael Porter Jr. scored a career-high 37 points and Nikola Jokic had a triple-double to help the Denver Nuggets top the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-113 in overtime on Monday. Porter, who averages just 7.5 points, had the big performance in only his third start of the season....

Tulsa County commissioner Karen Keith gives an update on COVID-19 in Tulsa, Okla., Thursday, July 30, 2020.  (Stephen Pingry/Tulsa World via AP)

Virus cases grow by 377; Norman to start school year online

Aug. 3, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's reported coronavirus cases rose by 377 on Monday, and the state added another death due to the illness caused by the virus, the Oklahoma State Department of Health said. Oklahoma has confirmed 38,602 cases of COVID-19 and 551 deaths since the pandemic began. The death...

President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable discussion on the coronavirus outbreak and storm preparedness at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Fla., Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump hype on drug costs, hydroxychloroquine

Aug. 3, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is making grandiose claims about slashing drug prices and the efficacy of a treatment for COVID-19 that don’t hold up to reality. In a tweet Sunday, he asserts that he will reduce drug prices by at least 50%. That’s highly unlikely. Measures announced...

Oklahoma reports 494 more coronavirus cases, 1 more death

Aug. 2, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma reported another 494 cases of COVID-19 Sunday, and one more death linked to the illness caused by the new coronavirus. The state has seen 38,225 confirmed cases of the virus and 550 deaths, an increase from from the 37,731 confirmed cases on Saturday, according to the...

Oklahoma City Thunder's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) drives into Utah Jazz's Jordan Clarkson (00) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Gilgeous-Alexander scores 19 to help Thunder top Jazz 110-94

Aug. 1, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 19 points, Chris Paul added 18 and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled past the Utah Jazz 110-94 on Saturday in their first game of the restart. Steven Adams had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Danilo Gallinari added 15 points and the Thunder shot 53%...