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By JILL COLVIN, CATHERINE LUCEY and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for his long-promised border wall. But …
By NICHOLAS RICCARDI, ADAM BEAM and DAVID SHARP, Associated Press
DENVER (AP) — Republican Sen. Cory Gardner helped mastermind the GOP’s midterm strategy of pushing Senate candidates closer to President Donald Trump. But heading into his own 2020 re-election bid in Colorado, he’s allowing more distance with the not-so-popular president.
And he’s not …
Sales tax revenue for LeFlore County saw a big increase in December compared to the same time period a year ago according to the latest report by the Oklahoma Tax Commission.
County cities had an increase of $16,114.03 from last year while …
By ANNABELLE LIANG, Associated Press
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Thursday after tumbling more than 1 percent on the first trading day of 2019. Apple downgraded its sales projections, citing slowing Chinese growth, hitting technology shares in South Korea and Taiwan. The Japanese yen, seen as a relatively safe …
By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple acknowledged that demand for iPhones is waning, confirming investor fears that the company’s most profitable product has lost some of its luster.
The reckoning came in a letter from Apple CEO Tim Cook to the company’s shareholders released after the stock market …
By LISA MASCARO and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — No one budged at President Donald Trump’s closed-door meeting with congressional leaders, so the partial government shutdown persisted over his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. They’ll all try again Friday.
In public, …
By LISA MASCARO, AP Congressional Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Pelosi knew this moment would come, even if others had their doubts — or actively worked to stop her.
Pelosi is poised to be elected Thursday as House speaker, the only woman who has held the office and now one of few elected …
The Heavener City Council will meet in a regular business meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. in City Hall, 103 East Avenue B.
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TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — U.S. authorities fired tear gas into Mexico during the first hours of the new year to repel about 150 migrants who tried to breach the border fence in Tijuana.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement later Tuesday that the gas was used to target …
By ZEKE MILLER and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic and Republican congressional leaders are expected to attend a briefing on border security at the White House as the government remains partially shut down and President Donald Trump asks in a tweet, “Let’s make a deal?”
The partial government shutdown began …
By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It seems football fans everywhere are suddenly on the Chiefs’ bandwagon, enthralled by Kansas City’s record-setting young quarterback and exciting playmakers and hopeful the amiable coach can finally win the big one.
Then again, maybe they’re just fans of anybody facing New …
BY BRETT MARTEL, AP Sports Writer
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One way or another, the NFC Championship between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints will be won by a coach named Sean — with an Irish surname — who designs and calls plays for one of the most innovative and …
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — B.J. Taylor scored 15 points, including UCF’s final five, and the Knights edged Tulsa 64-62 on Saturday despite going without a field goal for the final 6½ minutes.
UCF trailed by 15 early and 32-23 at halftime before taking a seven-point lead with 6:36 left after a …
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Russell Westbrook and Joel Embiid tangled once again.
Then Paul George stole the show.
George converted a four-point play with 5.1 seconds left, sending Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 117-115 victory over Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday.
George’s clutch shot capped a wild finish that …
By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer
AMES, Iowa (AP) — The Lindell Wigginton and Cam Lard that Iowa State had hoped to see all season finally showed up on Saturday, giving the Cyclones the hope that last year’s stars are ready to play bigger roles down the stretch.
Marial Shayok scored 20 points …
By JIM VERTUNO, AP Sports Writer
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas senior guard Kerwin Roach II played like he had a lot to make up for.
He did. And he delivered.
So did the Longhorns with a tough 75-72 win over rival No. 20 Oklahoma on Saturday night that keeps Texas near the top …
Sports viewing for 1-3-19.
High school football Under Armour all-America game 5 p.m. ESPN2
Sentry Tournament of Champions 5 p.m. Golf Channel
Illinois at Indian 6 p.m. FSN
North Carolina State at Miami 6 p.m. ESPNU
Penn State at Michigan 6 p.m. ESPN
Colorado at Arizona 8 p.m. FSN
Jacksonville State at Belmont 8 p.m. ESPNU
St. Mary’s …
By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer
NORMAN (AP) — Oklahoma receiver Marquise Brown will skip his senior season and declare himself eligible for the NFL draft.
Brown made the announcement Wednesday on social media .
Brown, whose cousin is Pittsburgh Steelers star Antonio Brown, is nicknamed “Hollywood” for his flashy play and the name …
By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The mantra at Kansas is “faces change, expectations don’t.”
Something else that doesn’t change? Oklahoma losing in Allen Fieldhouse.
Dedric Lawson had 13 points and 15 rebounds, Kansas’ young backcourt made enough crucial plays when it mattered, and the fifth-ranked Jayhawks began pursuit of …
By JOHN TRANCHINA, Associated Press
STILLWATER (AP) — Lindell Wigginton is still working his way back into the lineup, but is improving each time out.
Wigginton, playing just his second game since missing 10 with a foot injury, scored 17 points and had eight rebounds to help lead Iowa State to a 69-63 …