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4 dead in Oklahoma after dad kills kids, their mom, himself

Oct. 9, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Police in southwest Oklahoma say four people are dead after a father shot his two children and their mother, then himself. Lawton police Sgt. Tim Jenkins said Wednesday that Russell Cliburn fatally shot Krystle Easley, Emma Cliburn and Kristo Cliburn on Saturday afternoon at a home on...

NBA slate has some old, something new _ a Simmons 3-pointer

Oct. 9, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

From Chris Paul in Oklahoma City to the Portland Trail Blazers back at Memorial Coliseum, the NBA schedule had the feel of something old on Tuesday. And it had something new, with Ben Simmons making a 3-pointer for the first time as a pro. Simmons' shot just before halftime was celebrated wildly in Philadelphia,...

Oklahoma board recommends release in failure-to-protect case

Oct. 8, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma woman who has already served 15 years in prison for failing to report her boyfriend, who served just two years behind bars for abusing her children, on Tuesday moved a step closer to freedom. Oklahoma's Pardon and Parole Board voted unanimously to recommend 35-year-old...

Group sues seeking to stop Oklahoma 'permitless carry' law

Oct. 7, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Democratic state representative from Oklahoma City and other advocates for more restrictive gun laws filed a lawsuit Monday challenging a new Oklahoma law that will allow people to carry firearms without a background check or training. State Rep. Jason Lowe sued in Oklahoma County,...

Museum of the Bible quietly replaces questioned artifact

Oct. 5, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Museum of the Bible in Washington quietly replaced an artifact purported to be one of a handful of miniature Bibles that a NASA astronaut carried to the moon in 1971 after an expert questioned its authenticity. The move follows an announcement last year that at least five of 16...

Saudi man sentenced to more than 12 years for visa fraud

Oct. 3, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Saudi man has been sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to not disclosing he had attended an al-Qaida terrorist training camp in Afghanistan before entering the U.S. Federal court records indicate 35-year-old Naif Abdulaziz Alfallaj of Weatherford,...

Chris Paul happy to return to NBA roots in Oklahoma City

Oct. 1, 2019 1:25 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Chris Paul is happy to be back where his professional career began. Paul started his career in Oklahoma City with the Hornets when they relocated after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He was rookie of the year during the 2005-06 season, the first of two years he spent in Oklahoma City. Now...

Harden set to pair with Westbrook and chase title in Houston

Sep. 27, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden isn't listening to anyone who is worried about how things will work in Houston with the addition of Russell Westbrook. The Beard is convinced things will be great and believes the move is not only good for the Rockets as they chase their first title since 1995, but that it also...

AP: Democrats in Trump country cautious about impeachment

Sep. 27, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democrat Kendra Horn surprised even her own supporters in 2018 when the first-time candidate eked out a victory in an Oklahoma City congressional district that had been in Republican hands for nearly four decades and had voted heavily for Donald Trump in 2016. But now the impeachment...

New-look Oklahoma City Thunder ready for training camp

Sep. 26, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder general manager Sam Presti took on a new look during the summer, just like the team he runs. The normally clean-shaven Presti returned from a summer trip with a neatly groomed beard. "I went to Vermont and let it go for a little bit, and then when I got back, nobody seemed to...