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Beaned Little League batter rises to console upset pitcher

Aug. 09, 2022 22:39 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — A Little League batter rose from a beaning to console the upset pitcher in a dramatic scene at a Little League regional tournament game Tuesday in Waco, Texas. The incident happened during a Little League Southwest Regional Playoff final. ...

Republican Oklahoma lawmakers seek hearing in death row case

Aug. 08, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 60 Oklahoma lawmakers, including many Republicans who support the death penalty, urged the state attorney general to join their request for a new evidentiary hearing in the case of death row inmate Richard Glossip. The group of 61 state legislators...

Oklahoma prisons director who oversaw executions retiring

Aug. 08, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Scott Crow, who helped oversee the state's return to carrying out the death penalty after a nearly seven-year hiatus, announced Monday he's stepping down. In a statement announcing his resignation, Crow did not cite a...

Oklahoma's Gundy out after saying 'racially charged' word

Aug. 08, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

A day after Oklahoma assistant head football coach Cale Gundy announced his resignation, the school said Monday that Gundy uttered a racially charged word multiple times during a film session last week. Gundy, who had been with the program as an assistant since 1999, announced his...

Police: Man who killed 3 children, self livestreamed threats

Aug. 08, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

A man authorities say shot and killed his three young children before turning the gun on himself livestreamed threatening messages on social media shortly before the killings, Oklahoma City police said Monday. Police identified the man as Francoise Littlejohn, 30, and said in a press...

Sanders ready to lead Oklahoma State to new heights

Aug. 06, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Spencer Sanders enters his fourth year as the starting quarterback at Oklahoma State, and he's happy right where he is. “Family, culture, I like the guys I am surrounded by,” Sanders said Saturday at the Cowboys’ preseason media day. “I’ve fell in...

Police say Oklahoma City man killed his 3 children, himself

Aug. 06, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City man fatally shot his three young children then shot and killed himself early Saturday, according to police. A person jogging or walking called police after spotting the four bodies in a vehicle in a northwest Oklahoma City neighborhood about...

QB Rattler among newcomers ready to help South Carolina

Aug. 04, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Spencer Rattler smiled broadly and sat up his chair thinking about South Carolina's first game a month away. “I'm just ready to go,” the ex-Oklahoma quarterback said Thursday. “It's been some time since I played football, like, for real." ...

Oklahoma court reinstates sentence in Castro-Huerta case

Aug. 04, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma court on Thursday reinstated the conviction and sentence of a Tulsa man whose case led to a U.S. Supreme Court decision on criminal jurisdiction in Indian Country. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals reinstated the child-abuse conviction and...

Will abortion be on more state ballots after Kansas vote?

Aug. 04, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Abortion opponents were shocked and abortion rights advocates energized by a decisive statewide vote in heavily Republican Kansas this week in favor of protecting abortion access, yet it's not likely to translate into new abortion votes across the U.S. in the November...