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State's opioid case transforms in surprising turn of events

In a surprising turn of events, attorneys for the state of Oklahoma on Thursday dismissed everything but a public nuisance...

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Nutrition plays a small but vital role at Final Four

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Braden Burke sat at his stall finishing off the last remnants of his lunch as reporters filled the Michigan...

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Horn backs resolution condemning Trump position on health care

U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn backed a resolution on Wednesday condemning the Trump administration for its support of a ruling to...

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Oklahoma gets first $102.5M from Purdue

The first $102.5 million from Oklahoma's settlement with Purdue Pharma has been paid, state Attorney General Mike Hunter's...

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'Angels' needed to help children, families in crisis

The preacher speaking at the pulpit almost paused as a man walked into the church. The Rev. Darrell L. Armstrong was delivering...

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State briefs for April 6

Poison center warns about snakebite danger Spring's warmer temperatures and rain mean an increase in calls to the Oklahoma...

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Jury rejects Harry Reid lawsuit against fitness band maker

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury in Las Vegas flatly rejected former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid's lawsuit against an exercise band maker he...

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Kansas lawmakers OK mandating notice on abortion 'reversal'

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators passed a measure Friday that would require abortion providers to tell patients who are...

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The Latest: Jury rejects Harry Reid therapy band injury case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid's injury lawsuit against the maker of an exercise band (all times...

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2 dead in hepatitis A outbreak in Florida county

STUART, Fla. (AP) — Health officials say two people have died amid a hepatitis A outbreak declared in one Florida...

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Kansas lawmakers pass bill to allow Farm Bureau health plan

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Kansas pressed ahead Friday with allowing the state Farm Bureau to offer health...

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Man with flu symptoms dies in immigration custody

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. immigration officials say a Mexican man who had been showing signs of the flu died in the custody...

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Kentucky toddler's cancer in remission after long treatment

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — The family of a 21-month-old Kentucky girl who was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma more than a...

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Vaccine wars: Social media battle outbreak of bogus claims

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Like health officials facing outbreaks of disease, internet companies are trying to contain...

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Rep: Jagger doing well after receiving medical treatment

NEW YORK (AP) — A representative for Mick Jagger says he has successfully undergone treatment, though no details were...

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Conagra recalls Hunt's tomato paste due to possible mold

CHICAGO (AP) — Conagra is recalling some Hunt's tomato paste cans due to the possibility of mold.The company said that the...

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States move to legalize CBD to end confusion over US rules

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — CBD oil-infused gummy bears, lattes and other food, drinks and dietary supplements are selling quickly...

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Hawaii legislative committee kills flavored e-cigarette ban

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers on Thursday killed a proposal that would have banned flavored electronic smoking devices and...

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Guam legalizes recreational use of marijuana

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The governor of Guam has signed into law recreational use of marijuana on the U.S. island territory.Gov....

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Court upholds Kentucky's abortion law requiring ultrasounds

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients prior to...

The OK Photo Issue

HealthDec 9, 2018

Near as I can tell, photographers from The Oklahoman archived nearly 30,000 photos during the past year. Our photo staff is seasoned, talented and hugely productive. In this issue of The OK, we share their gifts and hard work with you. In these...

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Colleges' message to ease student stress: Failure is normal

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Bentley University has plenty of success stories among its faculty and alumni. But one recent evening,...

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The Latest: Court upholds Kentucky's ultrasound abortion law

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on legal wrangling over abortion in Kentucky (all times local):4:45 p.m.A federal appeals...

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Flint water crisis takes center stage in new play

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Flint water crisis has been the subject of several documentaries and even a network drama, but now...

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Lawmakers bring back bills protecting state cannabis rules

DENVER (AP) — A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has reintroduced legislation that would ensure states have the right to...

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Massachusetts OKs funds to offset Planned Parenthood losses

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts, led by a Republican governor, has become the first state to approve money to offset the potential...

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Georgia latest state to legalize needle exchange to stop HIV

ATLANTA (AP) — James Lane has a backpack full of syringes slung across his shoulder as he goes to exchange used needles for...

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CVS spreads same-day prescription deliveries to 36 states

CVS Health is expanding same-day prescription deliveries nationwide in the latest push by drugstores to keep customers who...

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Flint residents can sue former Gov. Snyder over water disaster, judge rules

FLINT, Mich. – A judge says former Gov. Rick Snyder can be sued by residents in the Flint water scandal, reversing a decision...

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Application deadline nearing for Central Oklahoma chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America scholarships

The application deadline is nearing for two $1,000 scholarships offered by the Central Oklahoma chapter of Hearing Loss...

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Oklahoma business briefs for April 4

TTCU announces OKC branch Construction is underway on a new TTCU Federal Credit Union branch in Oklahoma City at 15104 N...

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'Safety-sensitive' medical marijuana changes may be delayed

Gov. Kevin Stitt recently signed the “Unity Bill” into law, but a new lawsuit could delay its effective date. What is the Unity...

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Montana county faces transgender discrimination complaint

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana county may have discriminated against one of its own attorneys by denying the transgender...

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Forget kibbles: US sales of fresh pet food are soaring

DETROIT (AP) — Kibbles for Fido? Nope. These days he's getting diced chicken with sweet potatoes and spinach.U.S. pet owners...

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Potential 2020 candidate Bennet says he has prostate cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, who has been considering a 2020 Democratic presidential bid, said...

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Maryland passes countermeasure to Trump family-planning rule

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Moving to counter Trump administration attempts to restrict abortion, the Maryland legislature has become...

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People living with incurable cancers urge more research

ATLANTA (AP) — Tom Smith hesitated to buy light bulbs guaranteed for up to 10 years, thinking they'd outlast him. Terry...

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Study: Safe to transplant hepatitis C-infected hearts, lungs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors can safely transplant hepatitis C-infected lungs and hearts into people desperate for a new organ,...

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US investigates seizure risk with electronic cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are investigating whether electronic cigarettes may trigger seizures in some people who...

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Trump claims he wasn't seeking pre-election health care vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid blowback from Capitol Hill, President Donald Trump switched gears again Wednesday, suggesting he never...

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Correction: Chevron Employees Cancer Verdict story

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story April 1 about $21 million jury verdict against Chevron, The Associated Press reported...

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Mom meets girl who got her slain son's transplanted heart

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A girl who received the transplanted heart of a slain infant has met the boy's mother in an emotional...

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6 states, DC sue over changes to school lunch rules

NEW YORK (AP) — Six states and the District of Columbia sued the Department of Agriculture on Wednesday, saying it weakened...

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Alabama bill would outlaw abortion as lawmakers aim at Roe

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is the latest Republican-leaning state seeking to enact a strict abortion ban as conservatives...

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Oklahoma City and 4 other cities seek clarification of order approving partial settlement in state's opioid case

Oklahoma City and four other cities have asked to intervene in the state's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers. They want to...

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Parkinson's patients find joy in dance

NORMAN — The dancers are seated in a large circle as the music begins, one in a wheelchair. Their movements are slow at first —...

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CBD is getting buzz, but does it work? And is it legal?

With CBD showing up everywhere, U.S. regulators announced Tuesday they are exploring ways the marijuana extract could be used...

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Lawsuit: Southern California hospital secretly filmed women

LA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of women are suing a Southern California hospital, claiming they were secretly filmed during...

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McConnell shuts the door on Trump health care push

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Not any longer."And with that, a triumphant Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared to close the...

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Kentucky judge rules against unvaccinated student in lawsuit

WALTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has ruled against a student who sued after he wasn't allowed to play basketball because he...

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Alyssa Milano leads protest of Georgia abortion ban

ATLANTA (AP) — Actress Alyssa Milano has joined several Georgia-based TV and film industry workers in protesting a "heartbeat"...

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Man recently diagnosed with cancer wins $250K lottery prize

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — State officials say a man recently diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer has won $250,000 in the North...

Local storm chaser charged with child molestation

NewsApr 3, 2019

An Oklahoma storm chaser and photographer has been charged with inappropriately touching a 15-year-old boy. Lawrence Robert McEwen, 28, of Noble, is facing three counts of lewd molestation or indecent proposal to a child and one count of...

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GOP tries to push vote on bill on babies surviving abortions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans started a long-shot drive Tuesday to force a House vote on a measure that could imprison doctors...

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Social media sleuths take on mysterious herbalist Dr. Sebi

NEW YORK (AP) — Social media sleuths are lighting up their streams with conspiracy theories connecting the shooting death of...

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US health officials alarmed by paralyzing illness in kids

NEW YORK (AP) — One morning last fall, 4-year-old Joey Wilcox woke up with the left side of his face drooping.It was the first...

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Walgreens lowers 2019 expectations after 2Q forecast miss

Walgreens slashed its 2019 forecast and missed second-quarter expectations with a performance that sent its shares plunging...

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Family behind OxyContin calls opioid suit false, misleading

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts authorities created a false picture of the Sackler family's role in promoting OxyContin, the...

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The Latest: GOP leader says Senate not tackling health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Affordable Care Act (all times local):3:05 p.m.Majority Leader...

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Family behind OxyContin denies aggressive marketing, its first legal response to claims about its role in opioid crisis

BOSTON (AP) — Family behind OxyContin denies aggressive marketing, its first legal response to claims about its role in opioid...

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Trump defers push for health plan after GOP resists idea

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is deferring his push for a Republican health care plan to replace the Affordable Care...

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The Latest: Schumer says Trump has no magic health care plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Affordable Care Act (all times local):11:20 a.m.Senate Minority...

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WHO says Ebola cases rising in eastern Congo after violence

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says Ebola is on the rise in eastern Congo following a series of attacks on health...

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Trump suggests deferring GOP health plan push to after 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is suggesting he will defer until after 2020 his push for a Republican health care...

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US experts reviewing low-carb, other diets for guidelines

NEW YORK (AP) — With keto-friendly recipes sweeping social media, some followers of low-carb eating are hoping for a nod of...

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A California Hospital Filmed Women Without Their Knowledge, Lawsuit Says

Dozens of women were filmed without their knowledge while receiving medical attention — including having surgery and giving...

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Oklahoma pharmacist indicted on 40 counts of health care fraud

A pharmacist has been indicted in a $1 million false prescription scheme in Oklahoma City federal court. Jeffrey Scott Terry,...

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Finding health insurance before Medicare kicks in

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I will be retiring in a few months and need to get some health insurance for my wife and me until we can...

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AFib, heart infections can result from drug abuse

Dan Willard doesn’t remember a thing from those fateful 48 hours. Not what happened to the 32 pills of prescribed painkiller —...

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Edmond's RED Day Run to benefit 7 charities

Edmond’s annual charitable run, the RED Day Run sponsored by Keller Williams Realty Central Oklahoma, is scheduled for 9 a.m....

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Governor's staff to focus on Oklahoma's biggest health challenges first

State officials are close to pinning down which big health issues will be targeted first by the Stitt administration, Jerome...

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To get happy, become your own best friend

Want to be happy? Become your own best friend. Mildred Newman and Bernard Berkowitz, two psychoanalysts, published a book...

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Baltimore mayor goes on leave as book scandal intensifies

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's embattled mayor announced Monday that she is taking an indefinite leave of absence, just as a...

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The Latest: Baltimore councilman calls on mayor to resign

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on revelations about Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's lucrative deals to sell her self-published...

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NY state poised to raise smoking age from 18 to 21

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Democrat-controlled New York Senate passed legislation Monday putting the state a step closer to...

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Nebraska's Medicaid expansion could take another 18 months

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska residents who qualify for voter-approved Medicaid expansion coverage will have to wait 18 months...

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Texas removing hemp from controlled substance list

DALLAS (AP) — Texas is eliminating hemp from its list of controlled substances, bringing it in line with federal law but...

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Federal study gives new options for people with rare cancers

ATLANTA (AP) — People with rare cancers have been out of luck — not only do most lack good treatments but drug companies also...

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Measles count in US this year already more than all of 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of U.S. measles cases through the first three months of this year have surpassed the count for all...

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Review: Novel revisits culture wars, AIDS crisis

"The Spectators" (Random House), by Jennifer duBoisA deadly school shooting serves as a pivotal event in "The Spectators," a...

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SUV hits St. Anthony Hospital emergency room entrance Monday in downtown Oklahoma City

The driver of a sport utility vehicle slammed into the front entrance of the emergency room at St. Anthony Hospital downtown...

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Trump's battle with 'Obamacare' moves to the courts

WASHINGTON (AP) — After losing in Congress, President Donald Trump is counting on the courts to kill off "Obamacare." But some...

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Immune system therapy shows wider promise against cancer

ATLANTA (AP) — A treatment that helps the immune system fight deadly blood cancers is showing early signs of promise against...

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Delayed Congo legislative vote begins in Ebola-hit areas

BENI, Congo (AP) — Voters who were not given the chance to take part in Congo's presidential election because of the Ebola...

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Bill would update Oklahoma's decades-old AIDS curriculum mandate

A bill making its way through the Legislature would update Oklahoma's law requiring HIV/AIDS education in all public school...

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Labs necessary for medical marijuana industry

As business booms in the medical marijuana industry, so too do the number of ways to consume the product. Chemical production...

Downtown blooms in April

BusinessApr 2, 2019

For a moment, let’s step back, take a breath, and maybe celebrate our community. It’s not to say we’re done discussing serious issues of creating safer streets, addressing the needs of the less fortunate and those struggling just to get by day...

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Oklahoma opioid settlement may help reframe views on addiction

A $270 million settlement between the state and a major pharmaceutical company will provide a massive funding boost for drug...

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Stones postpone tour as Jagger receives medical treatment

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rolling Stones are postponing their latest tour so Mick Jagger can receive medical treatment.The band...

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Hawaii eyes flavored e-cigarette ban to curb teen vaping

HONOLULU (AP) — The first state to limit tobacco and electronic cigarette sales to people 21 and older is contemplating a new...

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Georgia lawmakers approve 'heartbeat' abortion ban

ATLANTA (AP) — Bucking intense opposition from abortion rights groups, citizens, physicians groups and even Hollywood...

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Lawsuit: Hospital forced doctor out over her abortion stance

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia doctor says a hospital run by a Republican state lawmaker prevented her from performing...

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Product lawyer points out Reid's conflicting statements

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid was challenged Friday about his "veracity" and truthfulness after saying that his...

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Medical marijuana oil bill clears Georgia Senate

ATLANTA (AP) — A bill that would allow the in-state production and sale of low-potency medical marijuana oil passed the Georgia...

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The Latest: Tense scene after lawmakers pass abortion bill

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the passage of a Georgia bill that bans most when a heartbeat can be detected (all times...

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Emails show FDA worry after romaine outbreaks

NEW YORK (AP) — After repeated food poisoning outbreaks tied to romaine lettuce, a U.S. food safety official shared his...

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Science Says: Why scientists prize plant, animal genomes

NEW YORK (AP) — Just about every week, it seems, scientists publish the unique DNA code of some creature or plant. Just in...

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Judge blocks Trump's small-business health insurance plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has struck down a small-business health insurance plan widely touted by President Donald...

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The Latest: Trump administration opposes health plan ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a ruling striking down the Trump administration's small-business health insurance plan (all...

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Baby boom x 2: More hospital nurses announce pregnancies

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The stork will be making even more trips to a Maine hospital.This week, all except one of the nine...

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Court dismisses $1.8m bullying case brought by man accusing boss of breaking wind

An Australian appeals court on Friday dismissed a bullying case brought by an engineer who accused his former supervisor of...

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Records: Nurse in fatal drug-swap made at least 10 mistakes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Tennessee nurse made multiple mistakes before fatally injecting a patient with the...

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Oklahoma AG pledges to work with lawmakers on future settlements

Oklahoma's $270 million settlement with Purdue drug companies was made under unique circumstances, Oklahoma Attorney General...

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Harry Reid testifies exercise device injury cost him Senate

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid told a Nevada jury Thursday that his career was cut short by injuries he suffered...

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LGBT groups sue Arizona over HIV/AIDS instruction law

PHOENIX (AP) — LGBT groups sued Arizona Thursday asking a federal judge to strike down a state law prohibiting HIV and AIDS...

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Baltimore mayor says her $500K book deal was a 'mistake'

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor on Thursday described a lucrative arrangement to sell her self-published children's books to...

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Flight company ends search for Alaska plane crash victims

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The owners of an air ambulance that crashed in Alaska have ended a private search for the three...

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Ohio attorney general to oppose health care law ruling

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio's Republican attorney general said Thursday he will file a court brief opposing a federal judge's ruling...

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State: Care center where 11 kids died can resume admissions

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey nursing home where 11 children died following a viral outbreak last year can now resume...

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The Latest: OxyContin maker says lawsuit aims to 'vilify'

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a New York lawsuit against opioid drug companies (all times local):NoonThe company and family...

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US begins organ transplants from living donors who have HIV

WASHINGTON (AP) — Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what's thought to be the world's first kidney transplant from a living...

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Government-funded study says red wolves are distinct species

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A panel of top scientists concluded Thursday that the endangered red wolf of the southeastern U.S. is a...

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Abortion-rights group sues Mississippi over 'heartbeat' law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An abortion-rights group is asking a federal judge to block a Mississippi law that will ban most...

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ACLU: Meijer to change policies on filling prescriptions

PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan says it has reached an agreement with Meijer on policy...

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U.S. jury says Bayer must pay $80 million to man in Roundup cancer trial

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Wednesday awarded $80 million to a man who claimed his use of Bayer AG’s...

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Settlement ends Oklahoma lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson, which has faced a string of lawsuits nationwide, reached a settlement Wednesday in Oklahoma County with...

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Briefcase for March 28

OKC lab receive expanded patent Moleculera Labs Inc., an Oklahoma City-based autoimmune neurobiology company, said Wednesday...

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New England seeing a huge spike in beached sea turtles

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — At a sea turtle hospital housed at an old New England shipyard, a biologist leans over a table and uses a...

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Washington Legislature votes to raise smoking age to 21

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A proposal to raise the smoking and vaping age to 21 in Washington has passed the Legislature, putting...

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Man awarded $80M in lawsuit claiming Roundup causes cancer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. jury on Wednesday awarded more than $80 million in damages to a California man who blamed Roundup...

Senior centers' success has board in a quandary

BusinessDec 24, 2018

The surprising success of Oklahoma City's new senior centers has the voluntary MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board grappling with the question of how many centers to build, and where. "I think it's a mistake" not to build all the centers promised to...

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US judge blocks Medicaid work rules in blow to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Medicaid work requirements undermine the program's mission of providing...

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Judge extends temporary ban on 2 new Kentucky abortion laws

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has extended a temporary order preventing two new Kentucky abortion laws from taking...

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The Latest: Monsanto to appeal $80M award over Roundup

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a California man's lawsuit claiming Roundup weed killer caused his cancer (all times...

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Whooping cough case at Texas Capitol leads to vaccinations

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nearly 50 people who work at the Texas Capitol have been vaccinated this week because a page contracted...

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Kids get measles vaccine after county declares emergency

NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — Some parents who had resisted having their children vaccinated reluctantly brought them in for a measles...

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Colorado oil debate gets personal as lawmakers weigh rules

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's long-running battle over oil and gas drilling in suburban neighborhoods has erupted again, and this...

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US jury awards $80M in damages to California man in high-stakes trial over claim Roundup weed killer caused his cancer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — US jury awards $80M in damages to California man in high-stakes trial over claim Roundup weed killer...

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Local jurisdictions pay the price for nation's opioid crisis

As the nation's opioid crisis has devastated thousands of families, it also has taken a crippling financial toll on cities,...

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US to require breast density information after mammograms

WASHINGTON (AP) — All U.S. women getting mammograms would receive information about breast density, which can sometimes make...

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Climate change politics burn hot after Green New Deal vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Suddenly the climate is hot on Capitol Hill.A day after the Senate blocked consideration of the Green New...

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Federal judge blocks Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky, dealing blow to Trump administration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal judge blocks Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky, dealing blow to Trump administration.

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2,000 at Temple University get shots amid mumps outbreak

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Over 2,000 students and staffers at Temple University took advantage of free vaccine booster shots...

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The Latest: Over 2K get vaccine booster amid mumps outbreak

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on a mumps outbreak at Temple University (all times local):4:30 p.m.Over 2,000 students and...

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Harry Reid due to testify in Vegas exercise device lawsuit

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys say former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid is due to testify Thursday in his negligence lawsuit against the...

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Georgia's abortion ban author says support may be wavering

ATLANTA (AP) — The Republican author of a "heartbeat" bill that would ban almost all abortions in Georgia says he's worried his...

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Federal judge ends North Carolina ban on abortions after 20 weeks

(Reuters) - A U.S. federal court struck down North Carolina’s decades-old ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, saying...

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Speaker to address 'Addiction: Real Causes and Real Cures'

The Edmond chapter of Parents Helping Parents will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at McLaren's Pantry, 3414 S Boulevard. Derek...

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Oklahoma business briefs for March 27

Investment round held i2E Inc., recently led a $1.2 million investment round for BPEndo, a Norman-based company developing a...

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Oklahoma reaches $270 million settlement with opioid maker

TULSA — The state of Oklahoma will receive $270 million as a partial settlement to its lawsuit against opioid manufacturers,...

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In OKC, CDC director says America can end AIDS epidemic

America can end the AIDS epidemic in 10 years, but it will take a lot of people willing to do the hard work, the director of...

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Senator says "almighty dollar" stalled bill for more nurse independence

Lobbying and “the almighty dollar” stalled a bill in the state Legislature to give more independence to nurse anesthetists,...

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Exercise band maker: Harry Reid to blame for own injuries

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawyer for elastic exercise band maker TheraBand blamed former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid on Tuesday for his own...

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County bans unvaccinated minors in public as measles spreads

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A county in New York City's northern suburbs declared a state of emergency Tuesday over a measles outbreak...

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Baltimore mayor's $500K book deal draws intense criticism

BALTIMORE (AP) — A search is underway in Maryland for "Healthy Holly" — not a fugitive or a missing citizen, but a...

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The Latest: Jury told Reid to blame for exercise-band mishap

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid's negligence lawsuit against the maker of an elastic exercise band...

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Abortion flap could cost Kansas governor her commerce chief

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly could be forced to replace Kansas' top business development official because of...

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Anger, hope from families and survivors of opioid crisis

A multimillion-dollar settlement in the nation's deadliest drug crisis brought no relief to Jodi Barber, whose 19-year-old son...

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Maker of OxyContin agrees to $270M settlement in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The maker of OxyContin and the company's controlling family agreed Tuesday to pay a groundbreaking $270...

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North Carolina's 20-week abortion ban ruled unconstitutional

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has declared unconstitutional a North Carolina law banning women from having abortions...

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Dems cry foul as Trump calls for striking down 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told a federal appeals court it wants the entire Affordable Care Act struck...

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Mapping pot legalization politics: Not just red vs. blue

NEW YORK (AP) — To anyone who figured the path of legalizing recreational marijuana use ran along blue state-red state lines, a...

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Latest: Oklahoma official: Settlement is bankruptcy-proof

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on Oklahoma's lawsuit against manufacturers of opioid pain medications (all times local):2:35...

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Oklahoma attorney general's statement on opioids settlement

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter confirmed at a news conference Tuesday that the state has reached a...

Oklahoma bill challenges alcohol distribution model

BusinessApr 4, 2019

Alcohol distribution is a point of contention — again. Oklahomans voted to change a decades-old distribution model as part of sweeping changes to the state’s alcohol industry included in State Question 792. Now, nearly six months since...

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To glam or not to glam soon after giving birth

NEW YORK (AP) — As Danielle Bayard Jackson was putting together her birthing team, she made sure to include a doula, all the...

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Flooding poses potential risk for 1 million private wells

ST. LOUIS (AP) — More than 1 million private wells that supply drinking water in mostly rural parts of the Midwest could face...

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Oklahoma attorney general confirms $270M settlement with Purdue Pharma in lawsuit over drugmaker's role in opioid crisis

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma attorney general confirms $270M settlement with Purdue Pharma in lawsuit over drugmaker's role in...

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Utah bans abortions after 18 weeks, teeing up legal showdown

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a law banning most abortions after 18 weeks of gestation, setting the...

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2,600 pounds of sausage products recalled; may contain metal

CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire food company is recalling over 2,600 pounds of ready-to-eat sausage products that could...

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Oklahoma officials to announce settlement with Purdue Pharma in lawsuit accusing drugmakers of fueling opioid epidemic

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma officials to announce settlement with Purdue Pharma in lawsuit accusing drugmakers of fueling...

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California avocados voluntarily recalled for possible health risk

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California avocado grower and distributor has voluntarily recalled its product from six states due to...

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Palliative care services can help relieve pain

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What can you tell me about palliative care? My husband suffers from lung disease and is receiving radiation...

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Is stomach 'flu' really the flu?

Stomach bugs are making the rounds in the Sooner State, bringing with them nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and...

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New studies link eggs and sugary drinks with premature death

Adam’s journal In the past few weeks, I’ve seen headlines about new research studies highlighting the dangers of too many eggs...

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Spread spirit Lent throughout your year

Lent is most typically associated with the Catholic Church, but also observed by Lutherans, Methodists Presbyterians,...

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Baby Steps benefit run is set

The inaugural Baby Steps 5K and One Mile Fun Run will be Saturday to benefit Infant Crisis Services. The event was organized by...

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Judge cautions lawyers to watch language in abortion case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge in Kentucky has cautioned lawyers to watch their language in their bitter legal feud...

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Report: Purdue Pharma reaches deal to settle Oklahoma opioid case

Purdue Pharma LP has agreed to settle the state of Oklahoma’s claims that its illegal marketing of the Oxycontin painkiller...

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US experts: Too soon to pull breast implants tied to cancer

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Government medical advisers said Monday it's too soon to ban a type of breast implant that has...

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Marijuana ER visits climb in Denver hospital study

Five years after Colorado first legalized marijuana, a new study shows pot's bad effects are sending more people to the...

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Environmental, economic damage a concern now that fire out

HOUSTON (AP) — Businesses and residents expressed concern Monday about the environmental and economic fallout from a fire at a...

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Audit: Slow Legionnaires' response at Illinois veterans home

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A state audit released Monday contradicted former Gov. Bruce Rauner's claim that his administration...

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Murphy to sign bill allowing medically assisted suicide

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday he will sign legislation allowing terminally ill patients to seek...

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11.4M sign up for Obama-era health plans this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says 11.4 million people have signed up for coverage this year under former President Barack...

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Groups: EPA has dragged heels on oil dispersant rules

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Environmental groups and women from Alaska and Louisiana say the Environmental Protection Agency has dragged...

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Baby boom: 9 labor unit nurses pregnant at Maine hospital

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Nine nurses who work in the labor and delivery unit at the largest hospital in Maine are expecting...

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More aging Americans are using pot to soothe what ails them

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — The group of white-haired folks — some pushing walkers, others using canes — arrive right on time...

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Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects request to delay opioid trial

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday denied a request by drugmakers to postpone the start of what is...

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'Medicare for All' stirs up divisive issues for 2020 Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — The "Medicare for All" legislation that's become a clarion call for progressives has two little-noticed...

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What my DNA told me: Avoid fast food, eat vegetables

NEW YORK (AP) — Avoid fast food, eat vegetables and exercise. It sounds like generic health advice, but they're tips supposedly...

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Mass school sickness blamed on spicy food, sympathy vomiting

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Public health officials in North Carolina say the sudden onslaught of mass vomiting at an elementary...

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Houston petrochemical disaster stretches to sixth day, impacting key port

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Fallout from a petrochemical fire outside Houston continued for a sixth day on Saturday, with emergency...

Leaders react and take steps after second tragedy at Parkland

After a second Parkland shooting survivor died by suicide in a week’s span, Florida’s emergency chief is calling for the state...

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Bill offers tax incentive for doctors who practice in rural areas

The prognosis is good for a bill that would encourage more doctors to practice in rural Oklahoma. Access to a primary care...

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California grower recalls avocados over possible listeria

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California company is voluntarily recalling whole avocados over possible listeria...

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Dallas-area woman mauled to death by her own pit bulls

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Police say a Dallas-area woman was mauled to death by her two pit bull terriers as she tried to feed them...

OU football: Tanner Schafer trying to follow in Taylor Cornelius' footsteps

SportsApr 3, 2019

NORMAN — Tanner Schafer shrugs a bit at the question. “Did it bother you that you weren’t more highly recruited?” Oklahoma’s redshirt junior walk-on quarterback was asked last week. “I don’t know,” Schafer said. “I guess it’s because I’m from...

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New Jersey lawmakers near vote on recreational cannabis

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers are poised to vote on making New Jersey the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana.The...

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FDA takes up decades-long debate over breast implant safety

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are taking another look at the safety of breast implants, the latest review in a...

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Florida may boost regulation of cosmetic surgery clinics

MIAMI (AP) — Choeun Nuon traveled from her home in California to a Miami-area cosmetic surgery clinic to have a so-called...

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Health briefs for March 24

Tai Chi-A-Thon scheduled Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative will host a statewide Tai Chi-A-Thon fundraiser April 26. This event...

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Swine virus found at livestock show in Oklahoma City

A number of pigs that were recently shown at the Oklahoma Youth Expo are thought to have contracted or been exposed to a virus...

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Georgia Senate OKs governor-backed 'heartbeat' abortion ban

ATLANTA (AP) — Amid protests and a heavy police presence, the Georgia Senate on Friday passed a bill banning almost all...

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Special evaluations can help seniors cope with cancer care

Before she could start breast cancer treatment, Nancy Simpson had to walk in a straight line, count backward from 20 and repeat...

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Ohio cuts funding for Planned Parenthood after court OK

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Health is ending grants and contracts that send money to Planned Parenthood after...

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Medical cannabis needs open doors to security entrepreneurs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's exploding medical marijuana industry has opened doors for security entrepreneurs.Duncan-based...

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Tyson recalls chicken strips due to metal fears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arkansas-based Tyson Foods is recalling more than 69,000 pounds (31,297 kilograms) of frozen, ready-to-eat...

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Kentucky anti-vaxxer gets hearing over chickenpox ban

WALTON, Ky. (AP) — An unvaccinated student in Kentucky will get his day in court after suing because he can't participate in...

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Glance at what some state legislatures are doing on abortion

Mississippi's governor signed into law one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the country on Thursday. The bill outlaws...

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'Thrones' actress Emilia Clarke says she's had 2 aneurysms

NEW YORK (AP) — "Game of Thrones" actress Emilia Clarke revealed Thursday that she has had two life-threatening aneurysms, and...

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Mississippi governor signs 'heartbeat' abortion law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Thursday signed one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation — a...

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Study: About 4 percent of women are pregnant when jailed

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 4 percent of women incarcerated in state prisons across the U.S. were pregnant when they were jailed,...

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Monkey birth a step to saving fertility of boys with cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are closing in on a way to help young boys undergoing cancer treatment preserve their future...

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Markets Right Now: Tech leads US stocks broadly higher

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):4 p.m.The stock market closed broadly higher,...

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The Latest: Planned Parenthood criticizes abortion law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the signing of (all times local):3 p.m.A physician who is president of Planned Parenthood...

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Benzene warning lifted near Houston-area petrochemical plant

Residents near a petrochemical storage terminal in the Houston suburb of Deer Park were warned to shelter in place for several...

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New Jersey governor: Push to legalize pot is short on votes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Days ahead of a planned vote in the Legislature that would make New Jersey the 11th state to legalize...

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Vermont hospital email hack exposes info of more than 72,000

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Officials at a Vermont hospital say the information of more than 72,000 people may have been exposed during...

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Mississippi's governor signs one of the strictest abortion laws in nation; abortions rights supporters say they'll sue

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's governor signs one of the strictest abortion laws in nation; abortions rights supporters...

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Poll: More Americans say too little spending on health

WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing majority of Americans want greater government spending on health care, and the increase is being...

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Briefcase

OU College of Medicine to honor expert The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine on April 3 will present its biennial...

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Federal judge blocks 2nd Kentucky abortion law within days

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — For the second time in days, a federal judge on Wednesday issued an order temporarily blocking a new...

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Kentucky governor says he exposed his children to chickenpox

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said in a radio interview that he deliberately exposed his children to...

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South Dakota governor signs bills aimed at curbing abortion

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Wednesday signed a package of bills aimed at curbing abortion.Noem said...

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With black lung fund in jeopardy, taxpayers could foot bill

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Trump administration and coal industry allies are insisting that a federal black lung trust fund...

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Oklahoma's top court hearing request to delay opioid lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Drugmakers are trying to persuade Oklahoma's top court to postpone the trial in the state's lawsuit...

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Officer responds after boy calls 911 over missing teddy bear

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer came to the rescue after a 12-year-old boy with autism who lost his teddy...

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Officials: Temple mumps outbreak swells to 74 likely cases

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia health officials say they now believe 74 people have contracted mumps at Temple...

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US experts: Medicines for opioid addiction vastly underused

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicines proven to treat opioid addiction remain vastly underused in the U.S., the nation's top medical...

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Science Says: Tiny 'water bears' can teach us about survival

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth's ultimate survivors can weather extreme heat, cold, radiation and even the vacuum of space. Now the...

Texas Tech's Final Four appearance the latest success for former Oklahoma State coach Sean Sutton

SportsApr 2, 2019

As Texas Tech players climbed the ladder and clipped the net Saturday afternoon, a photographer from the school’s athletic department snapped a photo of Sean Sutton. His brow was sweaty. His hair was mussed. Oklahoma State fans well...

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EPA argues for shifting focus from climate change to water

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unsafe drinking water, not climate change, is the world's most immediate public health issue, Environmental...

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German shorthaired pointer nips at heels of top dog breeds

NEW YORK (AP) — Labrador retrievers aren't letting go of their hold on U.S. dog lovers, but German shorthaired pointers are...

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Lawsuit: Vanderbilt hospital operated on wrong kidney

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman says Vanderbilt University Medical Center operated on the wrong kidney during her...

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Registration for inaugural Norman Senior Games open

NORMAN — The Norman Parks Department is launching its first intramural games for seniors with the inaugural Norman Senior Games...

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Panera, Baking Memories 4 Kids surprises family with vacation

Peyton Franklin, 9, and her family recently were surprised with a vacation from Panera Bread and Baking Memories 4 Kids. Peyton...

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OKC Parents Helping Parents plans April meetings

The Oklahoma City chapter of Parents Helping Parents has announced meetings for April. Brooke T. Cohn, a licensed alcohol and...

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Lawsuit calls medical marijuana bill unconstitutional

An attorney who resigned from the Oklahoma State Department of Health filed a lawsuit Tuesday against her former state agency,...

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Spring's arrival brings severe allergies for some

Spring arrives in Oklahoma at 4:58 p.m. Wednesday. The spring equinox “marks the turning point when daylight begins to win out...

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APNewsBreak: Congress' inaction endangers black lung fund

COEBURN, Va. (AP) — Former coal miner John Robinson's bills for black lung treatments run $4,000 a month, but the federal fund...

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Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds

LONDON (AP) — Smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by nearly five times,...

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Officials: Air is safe near Houston-area petrochemical fire

Houston authorities on Tuesday assured residents that there were no measureable air-quality problems from a petrochemical...

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San Francisco floats ban on e-cigarettes pending US review

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is trying to crack down on electronic cigarettes that critics say aggressively target kids,...

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Kentucky gov signs abortion bill already facing a lawsuit

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican governor on Tuesday signed into law an anti-abortion measure already entangled in a...

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Goodbye console? Google launches game-streaming platform

NEW YORK (AP) — Google on Tuesday unveiled a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the...

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Coroner says 'Young and Restless' star died of heart disease

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Young and the Restless" star Kristoff St. John died of heart disease, with excessive drinking at the...

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FDA approves drug for treating postpartum depression

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug specifically developed for severe...

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Searchers recover black box recorder of missing Alaska plane

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Searchers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder and found other parts of an air ambulance that...

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Jury: Roundup weed killer is major factor in man's cancer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man's cancer, a jury determined Tuesday in...

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The Latest: Alaska crash searchers find more plane debris

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest recovery of black box recorder from missing Alaska plane (all times local):2:30 p.m.The...

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Mississippi Senate OKs ban on abortion after fetal heartbeat

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi senators on Tuesday passed the final version of a bill that would ban most abortions once a...

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Lawmakers ponder meds to help ease withdrawal in lockups

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Laura Levine says she never smoked a cigarette or touched a drink until age 35. Then the mother of...

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Heat records falling twice as often as cold ones, AP finds

Over the past 20 years, Americans have been twice as likely to sweat through record-breaking heat rather than shiver through...

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Oklahoma City retirement center evacuated Tuesday due to odor of natural gas

A northwest Oklahoma City retirement center was evacuated due to a natural gas odor Tuesday morning, firefighters reported....

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Wendy Williams reveals she is living in 'sober house'

NEW YORK (AP) — Wendy Williams says she's living in a "sober house" because of addiction struggles.The 54-year-old talk show...

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Trump's 2 Supreme Court picks on opposite sides in 2 cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's two Supreme Court appointees were on opposite sides of two of three cases that the...

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Jerry Lee Lewis cancels shows, is recovering from stroke

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has been transferred from a hospital to a rehabilitation center...

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Medical marijuana patient sues, seeks injunction against 'Unity Bill' just signed into law

The former general counsel for the Oklahoma State Department of Health filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the agency on behalf of...

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How to stop frustrating robocalls

Dear Savvy Senior: Is there anything seniors can do to stop perpetual robocalls? It seems like I get five to 10 a day on my...

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Study: Dog-walking can be hazardous for seniors

Dogs need to go on walks, and walking is good exercise for older adults. Seniors who combine the two — by walking a dog — are...

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CDC is studying electric scooter injuries

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating the spike in injuries related to the use of electric scooters....

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Oklahoma health agency shakeups continue

A meeting of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority Board scheduled for Thursday was canceled after Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill...

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In brief

PAWHUSKAMammograms offered for free Women age 40 and older can receive a free mammogram between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25 and...

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Minnesota House aims to hit drug companies for opioid crisis

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota House voted Monday night to hold drug manufacturers responsible for the state's growing...

Promoting baseball runs in Mike Veeck's blood

SportsApr 4, 2019

Mike Veeck learned baseball from his dad. Bill Veeck was a baseball pioneer. Ran three franchises over the course of four decades and eventually made the Hall of Fame as the game’s greatest promoter. And father taught son a simple truth....

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Woman sues hospital she says stored frozen embryo for years

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has filed a lawsuit against a Rhode Island hospital she says froze her...

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Groups want trial to allow non-doctors to perform abortions

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and a group of abortion providers say a federal court should allow a...

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Anti-abortion bill clears Georgia Senate committee

ATLANTA (AP) — Abortion rights activists chanted "shame" as Republicans on a Georgia Senate committee moved Monday to ban most...

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Baltimore mayor quits hospital system board over book sales

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh stepped down from the University of Maryland Medical System's board of...

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Group with consumer-friendly vibe pushes drugmakers' message

WASHINGTON (AP) — As ominous music plays in the background, the narrator of a radio ad warns that a Trump administration...

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Beto O'Rourke says nothing in his past will hinder 2020 run

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke told supporters Sunday that he's never taken LSD and...

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Where eagles flirt: A DC tale of love, loss and raccoons

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a tale with everything you'd need for a soap opera: star-crossed lovers, a stable relationship...

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Mysterious federal response in Lawton sparked by fears a chemical warfare agent had been made

LAWTON — The massive federal response to a Lawton apartment in late January and early February was triggered by fears a man...

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Apple Watch may spot heart problem but more research needed

WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge study suggests the Apple Watch can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat at least sometimes — but...

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It's a boy! April the Giraffe gives birth again

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — April the Giraffe gave birth once again in front of an enthralled YouTube audience on Saturday.More than...

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Newer heart valves may let more people avoid surgery

Surgery for certain bad heart valves may soon become a thing of the past. New studies suggest it's OK and often better to have...

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US eases land restrictions meant to protect bird in West

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday finalized changes to sweeping federal land use plans for the West,...

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Arkansas governor signs 18-week abortion ban into law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' Republican governor has signed into law a measure banning most abortions 18 weeks into a...

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ACLU seeks to block fetal heartbeat measure in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Abortion-rights defenders opened a new legal fight against Kentucky on Friday to try to block one of the...

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Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate

The latest U.S. research on eggs won't go over easy for those who can't eat breakfast without them.Adults who ate about 1 ½...

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Disease may be killing California desert bighorn sheep

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A new survey has found a sharp decline in desert bighorn sheep in Southern California, and biologists...

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EPA bans consumer use of deadly paint stripper, in rare step

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday banned consumer use of a popular but deadly paint stripper but...

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Indiana moves to expanding religious objection to abortion

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers are moving closer to allowing nurses, physician assistants and pharmacists to object on...

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Senate advances anti-abortion bill

Under a bill advanced by Senate Republicans on Thursday, Oklahoma voters would be asked to specify that the state constitution...

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Mullin urges Congress to renew mental health program as funding nears end

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Westville, on Thursday introduced a bipartisan bill alongside House and Senate...

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Stitt signs Unity Bill regulating marijuana industry

Gov. Kevin Stitt signed House Bill 2612 Thursday, a measure commonly referred to as the medical marijuana Unity Bill. The bill...

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ACLU files lawsuit challenging Kentucky anti-abortion bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's legal feud with abortion-rights defenders expanded on Thursday as the Republican-dominated...

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Arkansas Senate OKs new requirement for abortion doctors

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Senators in Arkansas approved a measure Thursday that imposes a new requirement on doctors who perform...

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Surgeon denies posting homophobic comments on social media

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A prominent gender-reassignment surgeon resigned from a University of Miami clinic after he was...

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Oklahoma GOP governor signs medical marijuana rules into law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed into law new regulations for Oklahoma's burgeoning medical marijuana...

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Butterball recalls ground turkey after 4 salmonella cases

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Butterball LLC issued a voluntarily recall of more than 78,000 pounds (35,400 kilograms) of raw ground...

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NY official fired for harassment a year ago still gets $136K

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former top official at a New York agency fired last year for what authorities called "reprehensible"...

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Maine bill pitches abortions by nurses, physician assistants

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills wants to expand access to abortions by allowing nurse practitioners,...

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The way you speak now was shaped by what your ancestors ate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The way most of us speak today is shaped in part by how long ago our ancestors gave up chewing tough, raw...

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WHO: Attacks could reverse gains in Congo's Ebola fight

GENEVA (AP) — The director-general of the World Health Organization says recent attacks on Ebola treatment centers in Congo...

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Johnson & Johnson shares slip after jury orders it to pay $29 million in latest talcum cancer trial

Johnson & Johnson shares were down nearly 2 percent in premarket trading Thursday after it was ordered by...

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California jury awards $29M in baby powder cancer case

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson must pay $29 million to a woman who claimed its baby powder gave her terminal cancer,...

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Arkansas, Utah lawmakers pass 18-week abortion bans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Lawmakers in Arkansas and Utah sent their governors legislation Wednesday banning most abortions 18...

OSU football: Defensive ends forced to grow up quickly, but showing promise in spring

SportsMar 31, 2019

STILLWATER — Mike Gundy didn’t go into much detail in describing the performance of his defensive ends through the first few spring practices. It’s not that they’re playing poorly. Gundy feels comfortable with their progression. But he knows...

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The Latest: Arkansas, Utah pass 18-week abortion bans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on legislation banning most abortions 18 weeks into a woman's pregnancy (all times...

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Bill passes to ban abortions based on gender, disability

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican-led legislature on Wednesday passed its latest measure to put more restrictions on...

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Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects immediate opioid trial delay

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a request by drugmakers to immediately postpone the start...

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Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects immediate opioid trial delay

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a request by drugmakers to immediately postpone the start...

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States weigh bans on shackling jailed moms during childbirth

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Michelle Aldana gave birth to her first child chained to a hospital bed.Then serving time at the Utah...

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Kansas conservatives vote to condemn New York's abortion law

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The conservatives who dominate the Kansas Legislature voted Wednesday to tell New York's leaders just how...

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The Latest: Oklahoma court: No immediate opioid trial delay

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a request to delay a civil trial in Oklahoma accusing opioid manufacturers of fueling a...

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With lawsuits looming, OxyContin maker considers bankruptcy

The company that has made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin said Wednesday that it is considering legal...

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Ohio 'heartbeat' abortion ban moves closer to becoming law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Republican-led Ohio Senate on Wednesday again passed legislation to ban abortion once a fetal...

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US health officials move to tighten sales of e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators are moving ahead with a plan designed to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of...

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Gluten, lactose in drugs? Study raises questions about risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man with celiac disease felt sicker after starting a new drug, but it wasn't a typical side effect. It...

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Hospital reviews 48 nurses, pharmacists over dosages, deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio hospital system where an intensive-care doctor is accused of ordering painkiller overdoses for...

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Amazon removes books that promoted an autism 'cure'

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has removed books from its website that promoted "cures" for autism, the latest major company to try to...

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Markets Right Now: Stocks head for 3rd gain in a row

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):11:45 a.m.Stocks are moving steadily higher...

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Claire's recalls makeup after regulators warn of asbestos

NEW YORK (AP) — The retailer Claire's is recalling three makeup products after U.S. regulators warned they might contain...

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Judge won't let unvaccinated children back in school

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge, citing an "unprecedented measles outbreak" in suburban Rockland County, New York,...

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UN: Environment is deadly, worsening mess, but not hopeless

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is sick with multiple and worsening environmental ills killing millions of people yearly, a new U.N....

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Speaker to discuss addictive thinking, intervention

EDMOND — "Addicted Thinking: Intervention and Structured Family Recovery" will be the topic of discussion during the upcoming...

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EPA pledges $16M per year for Tar Creek Superfund cleanup

TULSA — The Environmental Protection Agency has pledged more than $16 million annually for the continued cleanup of toxic mine...

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Delaware doctor accused of trading opioids for sexual favors

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware doctor is accused of prescribing opioids in exchange for sexual favors to a female patient...

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Opioid manufacturers turn to state's top court in effort to delay trial

Complaining that they are at risk of "trial by ambush," a group of 13 opioid manufacturers filed documents with the Oklahoma...

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New Mexico bill would create first state-run pot shops in US

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico would become the first U.S. state to set up its own government-operated marijuana stores and...

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Officials warn of measles exposure at Los Angeles airport

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Health officials warn that travelers at Los Angeles International Airport may have been exposed to measles...

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2,200 quarantined over mumps outbreak at immigration centers

PHOENIX (AP) — Over 2,200 people exposed to the mumps virus in at least two immigration detention facilities have been...

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Federal appeals court OKs Ohio law aimed at abortion funding

CINCINNATI (AP) — A divided federal appeals court Tuesday upheld an Ohio anti-abortion law that blocks public money for Planned...

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Gene-edited food quietly arrives in restaurant cooking oil

NEW YORK (AP) — Somewhere in the Midwest, a restaurant is frying foods with oil made from gene-edited soybeans. That's...

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Markets Right Now: Stocks end mostly higher; Boeing falls

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):4 p.m.Stocks are closing mostly higher on...

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Trump's cuts to Medicare hospital payments trigger an outcry

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are accusing President Donald Trump of going back on his campaign promise to protect Medicare after...

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The Latest: Planned Parenthood blasts federal ruling

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on a federal court ruling approving an Ohio anti-abortion law on funding (all times local):3:25...

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Blue Cross insurers in N Carolina, Oregon to mix leadership

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers on both U.S. coasts will invest jointly in high-cost management...

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NIH cancer chief to serve as acting FDA commissioner

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the National Cancer Institute will temporarily take charge of the Food and Drug Administration...

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Rescue squad fires EMT reported to co-host neo-Nazi podcast

STUART, Va. (AP) — An emergency medical technician who was suspended after The Huffington Post reported he was a frequent...

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Officers, K9 partners visit girl with inoperable brain tumor

HARTLAND, Wis. (AP) — A 7-year-old Wisconsin girl with a potentially fatal brain tumor got a boost of support from some furry...

Both resting and playing Paul George has its drawbacks as Thunder approaches playoffs

SportsApr 2, 2019

Luka Doncic didn’t make the trip to Oklahoma City with the Mavericks on Saturday. LeBron James won’t take the floor at Chesapeake Energy Arena with the Lakers on Tuesday. It’s that time of year when some of the NBA's best players rest due to...

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Italy bans unvaccinated children from school

Italian children have been told not to turn up to school unless they can prove they have been properly vaccinated. The deadline...

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UnitedHealthcare broadens direct drug rebate program

The nation's largest health insurer is expanding a program that passes rebates from drugmakers directly to the people that use...

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Deaths From Drugs and Suicide Reach a Record in the U.S.

The number of deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide in 2017 hit the highest level since the collection of this type of federal...

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Mending an injured tendon

Adam’s journal For many months, I’ve been experiencing soreness on the back of one of my heels. I’ve tried resting,...

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Wiggle Out Loud school initiative challenges students to be active

Students at Edwards Elementary School were the first to participate in the Wiggle Out Loud Schools Program, a new physical...

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Savvy Senior: Does Medicare cover vision services?

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I will be enrolling in Medicare in a few months, and would like to know how Medicare covers vision services?...

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State briefs for March 12

OKLAHOMA CITY Online career awareness program launches Oklahoma CareerTech will launch a new online career awareness program...

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Unity Bill passes Senate, set to be signed by Stitt

The medical marijuana Unity Bill passed the Oklahoma State Senate on Monday in a final legislative step before crossing the...

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The Latest: Hospital groups protest cuts in Trump budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's proposed 2020 budget (all times local):9:35 p.m.Hospital groups are...

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Minnesota Senate panel votes against recreational marijuana

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota Senate committee voted Monday to kill a bill to legalize recreational marijuana in the...

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Arkansas Senate approves bill banning abortion at 18 weeks

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Senate on Monday approved a measure banning most abortions 18 weeks into a pregnancy,...

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New Mexico: Military needs to do more to clean up jet fuel

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has excavated thousands of tons of soil and treated millions of gallons of water...

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In Dems' 'Medicare for All' battle cry, GOP sees '20 weapon

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Medicare for All" has become catnip for Democratic presidential candidates and many lawmakers, yet...