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A policeman checks documents of a driver at central Syntagma square in Athens, Greece, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Greece's government has imposed a nightly curfew in greater Athens and other areas with high infection rates as well as a mask requirement. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

The Latest: New outbreak delays easing of rules in Melbourne

Oct. 24, 2020 11:40 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — A COVID-19 outbreak in the north of Melbourne has led health authorities in Australia’s Victoria state to hold off on any further easing of restrictions in the beleaguered city. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews withheld any announcement on an easing on Sunday as the state...

Oklahoma governor says he won't appeal tribal gaming ruling

Oct. 23, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said Friday he will not appeal a federal court ruling that the state’s tribal gaming compacts had automatically renewed on Jan. 1. Stitt had argued the compacts — which define how much of their gambling revenue the tribes must pay to the state...

16-year-old surrenders in fatal shooting of 12-year-old

Oct. 23, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy wanted for manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy outside a suburban Oklahoma City apartment complex has surrendered, police said Friday. The teenager surrendered to Oklahoma County authorities in connection with the fatal Sept. 30 shooting in...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, file photo, U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, D-Okla., speaks during a news conference in front of a post office in Oklahoma City. Horn pulled off one of the biggest political upsets in 2018 when she ousted a two-term Republican incumbent. But Horn won't have the element of surprise in this year's contest against Republican state Sen. Stephanie Bice. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

In deep-red Oklahoma, GOP fights to regain lost seat

Oct. 22, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, a lawyer from Oklahoma City, accomplished the most stunning political upset in the nation two years ago when she ousted a two-term GOP incumbent and captured a seat that had been held by Republicans for four decades. But in this year's election cycle,...

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)

Oklahoma hits record high of 821 virus hospitalizations

Oct. 20, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and state health officials on Tuesday announced a new plan to handle a surge in the number of people hospitalized due to the coronavirus. The plan, announced as the number of hospitalizations in the state reached a record one-day high of 821, includes...

Panel votes to keep ICE agents in Oklahoma County Jail

Oct. 20, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A panel decided for a second time to keep federal immigration enforcement officers in the Oklahoma County Jail, bringing heated clashes between people for and against the ban. The Oklahoma County Jail Trust voted at a Monday meeting to continue providing U.S. Immigration and Customs...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Shaun Michael Bosse. Bosse, a death row inmate in Oklahoma is likely to get a new trial in federal court after a district judge determined Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, that the victims in the case were tribal citizens, and the killings happened on Indian land. Bosse was convicted and sentenced to death for the 2010 killing of Katrina Griffin and her two young children. All three victims were found inside a burning mobile home near Dibble. (Oklahoma Department of Corrections via AP, File)

Oklahoma judge rules triple killing occurred on tribal land

Oct. 14, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

PURCELL, Okla. (AP) — A death row inmate in Oklahoma is likely to get a new trial in federal court after a judge determined that the victims in the case were tribal citizens and the killings happened on Indian land, as determined by a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. McLain County District Judge Leah...

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2015, file photo, Don Knight, attorney for death row inmate Richard Glossip, waits to enter the grounds of the State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla, for the scheduled execution of Glossip. Knight testified Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, before the Oklahoma House Public Safety Committee during a hearing about the death penalty, that he has uncovered new potential witnesses in the case whom he is unable to present to a court under current state law. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Attorney for Oklahoma death row inmate claims new evidence

Oct. 14, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An attorney for an Oklahoma death row inmate testified Wednesday that he has found new potential witnesses who might be able to help his client's case but who would be prevented from testifying by a state law because his client's appeals have been exhausted. Attorney Don Knight, who...

A medical staff takes a swab from a woman as residents line up for the COVID-19 test near the residential area in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. Authorities in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao said Tuesday that they have completed coronavirus tests on more than 3 million people following the country's first reported local outbreak of the virus in nearly two months. (Chinatopix ia AP)

The Latest: China carries out 4.2 million tests in Qingdao

Oct. 13, 2020 9:42 PM EDT

BEIJING — China says it has carried out more than 4.2 million tests in the northern port city of Qingdao, with no new cases of coronavirus found among the almost 2 million sets of results received. The city has reported a total of 12 cases, six with symptoms and six without, since the new outbreak was...

Oklahoma City City Council extends mask mandate until Dec. 7

Oct. 13, 2020 12:37 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A requirement to wear masks in Oklahoma City in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus was extended to Dec. 7 on Tuesday by the City Council. “I think it's important that we know again that masking reduces the transmission of infection in the community by...