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  • Islamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees and raising pressure for the government to step up efforts to take on the...

  • South Texas man accused of killing wife, young son

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A South Texas man is jailed on capital murder charges after the bodies of his wife and 4-year-old son were found in a rubbish pile in the back yard of the family's Brownsville home. Donald Edward Pierce also has been charged with evading arrest. He's in a Cameron...

  • Car crashes into Orange County pie shop; 4 injured

    LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (AP) — An 88-year-old woman crashed her sedan into a Southern California restaurant during the lunch rush hour, leaving another 88-year-old woman with critical head trauma and three other people with less serious injuries. Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi...

  • Guatemala emergency measures after deadly clash

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan authorities have suspended some constitutional rights in a central municipality where 11 villagers died in a battle with guns and machetes. The "state of prevention" allows temporary restriction of freedom of movement and the right to gather and protest. Media...

  • Long Island cop hurt in traffic stop; 2 in custody

    HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island police officer suffered a serious head injury when he was struck by a vehicle he was trying to pull over. Police say 36-year-old Officer Nicholas Guerrero and his partner were attempting to stop the car to make an arrest warrant on Partridge Lane in...

  • Ad flap stirs up Oklahoma governor's race

    BY RICK M. GREEN, Capitol Bureau With about six weeks left before the general election, state Rep. Joe Dorman has started running political commercials critical of his opponent, Gov. Read more on NewsOK.

  • U.S. begins airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria

    The Pentagon announced Monday that U.S. and coalition nations have begun airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • The Pentagon says US and partners begin airstrikes in Syria.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says US and partners begin airstrikes in Syria.

  • The Pentagon says US and partners begin airstrikes in Syria.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says US and partners begin airstrikes in Syria. Read more on NewsOK.

  • Jury: Arab Bank liable in terror attacks

    NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. jury found on Monday that a large Jordan-based bank should be held responsible for a wave of Hamas-sanctioned suicide bombings in the early 2000s that left several Americans dead or wounded. Jurors reached the unanimous verdict in a terrorism financing lawsuit against...

  • High-profile losses, criminal investigation hit powerful Oklahoma political consulting firm A.H. Strategies

    By Nolan Clay, Staff Writer In political circles, A.H. Strategies is known as one of the powerhouses in campaign consulting in Oklahoma. It is widely credited with helping Republicans take over the state House in 2004 and the state Senate in 2008, ending decades of control by Democrats. Read...

  • Panel approves query to Oklahoma Supreme Court on legality of Capitol repair bond measure

    BY RICK M. GREEN, Capitol Bureau The state will ask the Oklahoma Supreme Court to validate the legality of a $120 million Capitol repair bond measure after an attorney challenged its constitutionality. The Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority, chaired by Gov. Read more on NewsOK.

  • New Hampshire Republican Party adds 'personhood' to official platform

    The platform now states: "Support the unborn child's fundamental right to life and establish that, in NH law, personhood begins at conception."

  • Biden to Hispanics: Obama will act on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden told frustrated Hispanic leaders Monday President Barack Obama is "absolutely committed to moving forward" on comprehensive immigration reforms "and he's going to do an awful lot." Biden said Obama was determined to move ahead "with or without"...

  • Reserves narrowing for California water wholesaler

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The giant wholesaler that provides drinking water for half the California population has drained two-thirds of its stored supplies as the state contends with a punishing drought, officials said Monday. Without plentiful rain and snow in coming months, the Metropolitan Water...



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