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FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, Tyson Salomon, left, gets a pedicure outside Pampered Hands nail salon in Los Angeles. A steady drop in coronavirus cases across California cleared the way Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, for the wider reopening of businesses in nine counties, including much of the San Francisco Bay Area, the state's top health official said. Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state health secretary, said nail salons could also reopen with restrictions, though he cautioned that California's reopening must remain

The Latest: Concerns over coronavirus upticks in California

Sep. 25, 2020 9:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California has begun to see concerning upticks in coronavirus data after a period of decline. The state health secretary said Friday that there have been increases in the number of newly confirmed cases, hospital emergency department visits for COVID-19 and new hospitalizations for...

OK prosecutors argue Uber driver accused of murder may flee

Sep. 25, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma prosecutors are seeking to revoke bond for an Uber driver accused of murdering his passenger during a June altercation to ensure he won’t flee the country to avoid prosecution. Prosecutors say Omar Emran Ba-Abbad’s defense has indicated that Saudi Arabia may pay...

Oklahoma City Public Schools to return to distance learning

Sep. 25, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City Public Schools announced Friday it is returning to distance learning for at least two weeks and canceling indoor athletics amid a continued rise in coronavirus cases. In an email to parents, district officials say they made the decision after the number of confirmed...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2019, file photo, Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson (10) runs into the end zone to score a touchdown as Oklahoma linebacker Brian Asamoah (24) and safety Pat Fields (10) defend during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Manhattan, Kan. Kansas State won 48-41. Thompson is now set to make his 29th career start when the Wildcats try to only their fifth win ever over a top-five team, this week against Oklahoma. This matchup will be in Norman. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

No. 3 Oklahoma looks to avoid another loss to Kansas State

Sep. 24, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

Last year, Oklahoma wasn’t fully focused on Kansas State. After the Sooners left Manhattan with a stunning loss that nearly cost them a shot at the College Football Playoff, there will be no such problem this year. Third-ranked Oklahoma will host the Wildcats on Saturday in the Big 12 opener for both...

This drone aerial photo shows a home that exploded in the 8000 block of NE 139th St. in Oklahoma City killing one and injuring three others, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP)

Girl dead, 3 family members hurt in Oklahoma house explosion

Sep. 24, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A girl was killed and her parents and brother were injured when their home in Oklahoma City exploded Thursday morning, fire officials said. The coroner has identified the girl as Berklee Maguire, 14. Her parents and brother were hospitalized with burns, said District Fire Chief Benny...

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt speaks during a news conference Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Oklahoma City. Stitt said that he will not issue a statewide mask mandate, despite a recommendation from the White House Coronavirus Task Force. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Task force: Oklahoma 3rd in U.S. in coronavirus positivity

Sep. 24, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma ranks third in the U.S. in positive tests for the coronavirus and sixth in new coronavirus cases, according to the latest report from the White House Coronavirus Task Force. The state had a 9.9% positivity rate last week, compared with a national average of 4.4%, and 175 new...

FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder coach Billy Donovan watches during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston. The Chicago Bulls hired Donovan as coach Tuesday, Sept. 22. The 55-year-old Donovan spent the last five seasons with the Thunder. He replaces Jim Boylen, who was fired after the Bulls finished 22-43 and were one of the eight teams that didn’t qualify for the NBA’s restart at Walt Disney World. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

For Donovan, job with Bulls 'came out of left field'

Sep. 24, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls weren't on Billy Donovan's radar when he and the Oklahoma City Thunder parted ways after five successful seasons. Things sure changed in a hurry. “I wasn’t looking at anything," Donovan said. "It was five great years in Oklahoma City. I think it’s...

Oklahoma court says child neglect charge applies to unborn

Sep. 24, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Unborn children are included in the definition of a “child" for purposes of prosecuting child neglect cases, an Oklahoma appeals court ruled on Thursday. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals overturned a lower court ruling in a case involving Kearline Datara Anderson of Rogers...

Oklahoma State student Harley Huff, of Evansville, Ind., guides Bullet across the field after an Oklahoma State touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Tulsa on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Stillwater, Okla. (John Clanton/Tulsa World via AP)

No. 15 Oklahoma State unsure of QB for West Virginia game

Sep. 24, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — With Spencer Sanders’ status unclear for Saturday’s game against West Virginia, it is uncertain who will be at quarterback for No. 15 Oklahoma State in the Big 12 opener for both schools. Will Sanders’ right foot injury, which caused him to leave the...

Denver appeals court considers appeal in trooper shooting

Sep. 24, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A lawyer for a man sentenced to death in the 1999 killing of an Oklahoma state trooper urged a Denver federal appeals court on Thursday to throw out a judge's ruling that he was not harmed by mistakes made by his original lawyers at his trial. Kenneth Eugene Barrett was convicted in 2005 in...