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Tulsa State Fair canceled for 2020 amid coronavirus concerns

Aug. 12, 2020 12:19 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Tulsa State Fair has been canceled this year amid concerns about the coronavirus, joining the previous cancellation of the Oklahoma State Fair in Oklahoma City. The Tulsa County Public Facilities Authority voted 5-0 to cancel the fair scheduled for Oct. 1-11 but said the Junior...

People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus ride an escalator past a sign of a nail salon at a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Mainland China and semi-autonomous Hong Kong saw declines in their recent outbreaks Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China's community virus cases hit single digits

Aug. 11, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

BEIJING — China’s newly confirmed community transmitted cases of coronavirus fell into the single digits on Wednesday, while Hong Kong saw another 33 cases of infection. The National Health Commission said all nine new cases were found in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, whose capital Urumqi...

Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker, left, tries to shoot past Oklahoma City Thunder's Abdel Nader, center, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)

Booker's 35 help Suns top Thunder, remain perfect in restart

Aug. 10, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Devin Booker scored 35 points, and the Phoenix Suns rolled past the short-handed Oklahoma City Thunder 128-101 on Monday to improve to 6-0 in the restart and improve their playoff chances. The Suns have surged in the Western Conference standings. They entered the day just 1...

US Senate candidate in Oklahoma hurt in hit-and-run crash

Aug. 10, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Democratic nominee for a U.S. Senate seat in Oklahoma is recovering at home after being injured in a hit-and-run crash. Democrat Abby Broyles was “shaken up” after the accident late Sunday in north Oklahoma City but wasn’t seriously hurt, said campaign...

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Terrance Ferguson (23), forward Darius Bazley (7), guard Chris Paul (3), guard Devon Hall (14) and guard Luguentz Dort (5) celebrate after defeating the Washington Wizards in an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Thunder keep Wizards winless in bubble with 121-103 win

Aug. 9, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Darius Bazley scored a career-high 23 points off the bench, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat Washington 121-103 on Sunday to keep the Wizards the only winless team inside the NBA bubble. Bazley was 5 of 8 from 3-point range. Danilo Gallinari scored 20 points, and...

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...

Cemetery workers bury 65-year-old Maria Joana Nascimento, whose family members, behind, suspect died of COVID-19, at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Brazil is nearing 3 million cases of COVID-19 and 100,000 deaths. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

The Latest: UN says cybercrime hindering pandemic response

Aug. 7, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations’ counterterrorism chief says a 350% increase in phishing websites was reported in the first quarter of the year and many of them targeted hospitals and health care systems, hindering their response to the coronavirus pandemic. Vladimir Voronkov told the U.N....

FILE - In this June 20, 2020, file photo, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is recognized as President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BOK Center, in Tulsa, Okla. Charlie Hannema, spokesperson for Stitt, said Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, that Stitt, the first governor in the nation to test positive for the coronavirus, was infected when he hugged two friends from Tulsa, on July 10, in Oklahoma City and not connected to the Trump rally. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma announces up to $250M for local coronavirus costs

Aug. 6, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, the first governor in the nation to test positive for the coronavirus, was infected when he hugged two friends from Tulsa, Stitt spokesperson Charlie Hannema said Thursday. “The governor had a meeting with some close personal friends who...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) is defended by Oklahoma City Thunder's Chris Paul during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

CP3 leads Thunder's rout of cold-shooting Lakers, 105-86

Aug. 5, 2020 10:22 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Chris Paul had 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 105-86 victory over the poor-shooting Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. Danilo Gallinari scored 19 points and Steven Adams had 18 for the Thunder (42-25), who never trailed in their...

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...