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  • Relatives: Vet arrested at White House needs help

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — An Iraq war veteran accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the Secret Service stopped him owns several guns that he could have brought with him if he had meant to harm anyone, his former stepson said Sunday. Omar Gonzalez, 42, was arrested...

  • China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases. The world pumped an estimated 39.8...

  • UN ambassador: Others ready to fight Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States' ambassador to the United Nations says other nations are pledging support for the fight against Islamic State group militants. But Ambassador Samantha Power on Sunday would not name those countries or detail their level of involvement. Read more on NewsOK.

  • US applauds Afghan power-sharing agreement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration applauded the power-sharing deal signed Sunday by Afghanistan's two presidential candidates. The agreement resolved a drawn-out dispute that threatened to plunge Afghanistan into political turmoil while complicating the withdrawal of U.S. and foreign...

  • Rand Paul urges California GOP to try new tactics

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul urged California Republicans on Saturday to attract new voters by trying tactics typically associated with Democrats: pushing for expanded voting rights, reforming criminal drug sentences and talking to minorities. "Let's be the party that actually...

  • Secret Service boosts security outside White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, officials said Saturday. President Barack Obama insisted he still has confidence in the...

  • Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Lamb identifies unemployment compensation fraud as issue to be tackled

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau Lt. Gov. Read more on NewsOK.

  • Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world. More than 120 world leaders convene Tuesday for a U.N. summit aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. Environmentalists...

  • Other OKC metro-area districts school grades

    (2013 grades in parentheses) Decrease from 2013 Unchanged from 2013 Improved from 2013 CANADIAN COUNTY Banner Banner Public School: A- (B) Calumet Calumet High School: B+ (B+) Calumet Junior High School: B- (C) Calumet Elementary School: C (C-) Darlington Darlington Public School: D...

  • Secret Service chief steps up security outside White House after fence-jumper made it inside

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service chief steps up security outside White House after fence-jumper made it inside. Read more on NewsOK.

  • A look at American jihadis: Why do they fight?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at four Americans who became jihadis, and what motivated them to fight: Moner Mohammad Abusalha, who liked to cuddle cats, blew himself up in May in Syria. Read more on NewsOK.

  • 10 activists, officers killed in Libya

    CAIRO (AP) — Targeted killings in Libya over two days left 10 rights activists, journalists, and members of the security forces dead in the country's east, local security officials said Saturday. Among the slain Thursday and Friday were two activist bloggers, and four current and former...

  • 5 things to know about UN Climate Summit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New York will be at the epicenter of the climate change debate next week. More than 120 world leaders will attend a one-day summit on Tuesday at the United Nations on climate. Read more on NewsOK.

  • Potential push for Obama to expand military effort

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State group already has extended beyond the limits he first outlined. But military experts inside and outside the administration argue that an even greater expansion may be needed for the mission to succeed,...

  • Tracing shift from everyday American to jihadis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A college dropout from Florida. A nurse's aide from Denver. The owner of a pizza-and-wings joint from upstate New York. Except for their embrace of Islam, there's no common profile for the 100-plus Americans who have traveled to Syria to join Islamic fighters or are accused...



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