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Oklahoma high court strikes down 2 abortion bans; procedure remains illegal in most cases

May. 31, 2023 18:13 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that two state laws banning abortion are unconstitutional, but the procedure remains illegal in the state in nearly all cases except life-threatening situations. In a 6-3 ruling, the high court said the two bans are...

Oklahoma Supreme Court strikes down two abortion bans passed in 2022, but procedure still remains illegal statewide

May. 31, 2023 11:59 AM EDT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Supreme Court strikes down two abortion bans passed in 2022, but procedure still remains illegal statewide.

Whistleblowers file lawsuits against Oklahoma education boss, top aide

May. 30, 2023 19:25 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two former employees at the State Department of Education filed separate federal lawsuits Tuesday against Republican State Superintendent Ryan Walters and his top aide, alleging they were wrongfully fired last week. Cheryl McGee, the agency's former executive...

Oklahoma looks to win three straight softball titles, extend record win streak

May. 30, 2023 17:46 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma could become the first college softball program since UCLA more than 30 years ago to win three consecutive national championships. UCLA won titles in 1988, 1989 and 1990. Since then, teams have won back-to-back seven times. Oklahoma went for three...

Play ball: Things to know entering NCAA baseball regionals

May. 30, 2023 13:56 PM EDT

The NCAA baseball tournament opens Friday with play in 16 double-elimination regionals. Regional winners advance to best-of-three super regionals next week, and the final eight go to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, beginning June 16. Some of the top...

Colorado teen flouts school policy, wears Mexican and US flag sash to graduation

May. 29, 2023 15:38 PM EDT

PARACHUTE, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado student barred from wearing a sash representing the flags of Mexico and the United States to her high school graduation did so anyway, partially covering it with another sash representing her participation in a service organization. “Always...

Wake Forest tabbed No. 1 overall seed for NCAA baseball tournament

May. 29, 2023 14:56 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Wake Forest, which leads the nation in wins and has not lost consecutive games, was named the No. 1 overall seed for the NCAA Tournament on Monday, and the Southeastern Conference had a record-tying 10 teams picked to play in regionals. The 64-team tournament...

Oklahoma softball takes Division I record 48-game win streak into Women's College World Series

May. 28, 2023 23:06 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma will seek its third straight national softball title and seventh championship overall at the Women’s College World Series. The Sooners set the NCAA Division I record with their 48th consecutive win in an 8-7 victory over Clemson on Saturday to win...

Luke Boyers and Brayden Taylor hit HRs, TCU beats Oklahoma State for Big 12 Tournament title

May. 28, 2023 21:35 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Luke Boyers and Brayden Taylor each hit a home run, Luke Savage pitched 4 innings of scoreless relief and No. 4 seed TCU beat Oklahoma State 12-5 Sunday night to win the Big 12 Tournament for the second time in the last three years. TCU (37-22), which has...

SEC lands 8 of 16 regional host sites for NCAA baseball tournament

May. 28, 2023 21:28 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Eight of the 16 regional hosts selected for the NCAA Tournament are from the Southeastern Conference, the Division I Baseball Committee announced Sunday night. The hosts have locked up spots in the national tournament, and the rest of the 64-team field will be...