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Earthquake rocks central Oklahoma oil town

A sharp earthquake centered near one of the world’s key oil hubs Sunday night triggered fears that the magnitude 5.0 temblor might have damaged key infrastructure in addition to causing …


No. 21 Colorado defeats UCLA in Pac-12 play

Isaiah Oliver returned a punt 68 yards for a score with 5 minutes, 27 seconds remaining and No. 21 Colorado overcame eight personal-foul penalties to beat UCLA 20-10 on Thursday …


Details emerge from Oklahoma gun battle that left fugitive dead

A fierce gun battle with Oklahoma troopers left a homicide suspect dead and ended a weeklong manhunt for the man suspected in a string of violent crimes across the state, …


Guide to fatal shooting of unarmed black man by Tulsa police

A white Oklahoma police officer has been charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man whose vehicle broke down in the middle of a Tulsa street. …


Criminal charges in Tulsa police shooting may prevent unrest

Less than a week after an unarmed black man was shot dead by a white police officer on a Tulsa street, prosecutors charged the officer with first-degree manslaughter, a decision …


Tulsa police officer charged in man’s death

Prosecutors in Tulsa, Oklahoma, charged a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man on a city street with first-degree manslaughter Thursday.


Terence Crutcher’s mother speaks of ‘compassionate son’ after fatal shooting in Tulsa

Two days after police in Oklahoma released video that shows a white Tulsa police officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man, members of the slain man’s family pushed back against …


Oklahoma, EPA shutter 32 wells in new earthquake-prone area

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake and a series of smaller aftershocks in Oklahoma led to the discovery of a new fault line and stoked fears among some scientists about activity along other …


EPA shuts down 17 wells in Osage Nation after Oklahoma quake

Federal regulators have shut down 17 wastewater disposal wells in the Osage Nation of northeastern Oklahoma following a weekend earthquake that matched the state’s strongest on record, state officials confirmed …


No. 15 Houston looks Big 12-ready in victory over No. 3 Oklahoma

Houston coach Tom Herman and the Cougars are past the point of proving they are for real.


Newsmakers: Cowboys’ McFadden sues longtime business manager

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Oklahoma fails to make doctor-performed abortions a felony

Doctors who perform abortions in Oklahoma won’t be guilty of a felony after the state Senate adjourned for the year without trying to override Republican Gov. Mary Fallin’s veto of …


Damage from tornadoes in western Kansas assessed

Crews are evaluating the damage Wednesday after tornadoes destroyed several homes and left two people critically injured in western Kansas as a series of severe storms swept across the Plains.


Oklahoma governor vetoes bill criminalizing performing abortions

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed legislation that would make it a felony for doctors to perform an abortion, a measure that would have effectively outlawed the procedure in the …


Oklahoma lawmakers OK bill criminalizing performing abortion

Any doctor who performs an abortion in Oklahoma could be charged with a felony and punished with up to three years in prison under a bill that the Legislature passed …


Tornadoes hit Plains, killing two in Oklahoma

Tornadoes swept across portions of the Plains on Monday, killing two people in Oklahoma including an elderly man who was inside a home that was torn apart by one of …


4.1 magnitude earthquake recorded in central Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded at 4.1 magnitude earthquake in the Oklahoma City area. The quake struck at 10:44 a.m. Wednesday near Luther, about 30 miles north of Oklahoma …


Feds: EPA fails to protect water from oilfield contamination

A federal review says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is failing to protect drinking-water reserves from oilfield contamination.


Firefighters hope to contain Oklahoma blaze as winds subside

Firefighters continue to battle a large wildfire that has burned nearly 90 square miles of mostly rangeland in northwestern Oklahoma.


Villanova has grown since December loss to Oklahoma

Villanova was blown out by Oklahoma in the first meeting with the Sooners this season.


First look: Hield, Arcidiacono take the long road to Final Four

Nobody in the NBA was knocking down Ryan Arcidiacono’s door when his junior season ended a year ago. Buddy Hield – that was a different story. Arcidiacono stayed at Villanova …


Ex-Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon dies in crash, police say

Aubrey McClendon, a natural gas industry titan, was killed in a fiery single-vehicle crash in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, a day after he was indicted on a charge of conspiring …


Chesapeake Energy ex-CEO McClendon indicted

Aubrey McClendon, the former chief executive of Chesapeake Energy Corp., has been indicted for conspiring to rig bids to buy oil and natural gas leases in northwest Oklahoma.


Oklahoma earthquakes prompt agency to order well cutbacks

Oklahoma oil-and-gas regulators are making their most far-reaching directive yet in response to the spike in earthquakes in the state by asking the operators of nearly 250 injection wells to …


Two dead after Oklahoma bank robbery

A bank president was fatally shot during a robbery Thursday in eastern Oklahoma, officials said, and one of two suspects in the bank robbery was killed after an ensuing car …


Clemson pounds Oklahoma, proves doubters wrong

Dabo Swinney was in no mood to talk about Clemsoning.


Inside the playoff: How Cam Newton inspired Watson

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson said he met Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton when he was in high school, and the two are still friends.


Baker Mayfield leads No. 5 Oklahoma past No. 9 Oklahoma State

Oklahoma took the Big 12 title and likely a spot in the College Football Playoff – and did at the expense of rival Oklahoma State in a Bedlam blowout.


Baylor football coach Art Briles embarrassed by aide violations

Baylor football coach Art Briles said Monday he was embarrassed to find out that one of his assistant coaches was on the sideline during an Oklahoma home game, the second …


DePaul defeats Oklahoma in high-scoring women’s tournament game

DURHAM, N.C. – DePaul and Oklahoma traded shot for shot, point for point, in the highest-scoring regulation game in NCAA tournament history. The Blue Demons managed to scrape together the …