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By STEPHEN WRIGHT, Associated Press
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — An acrimonious meeting of world leaders in Papua New Guinea failed to agree Sunday on a final communique, highlighting widening divisions between global powers China and the U.S.
The 21 nations at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Port Moresby struggled …
By SUDHIN THANAWALA and TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Northern California crews battling the country’s deadliest wildfire in a century were bracing for strong winds, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour, creating the potential to erode gains they have made in containing a disaster that has killed …
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The incoming Republican leader of the Oklahoma Senate says he wants to create a new state agency to evaluate spending and performance of all other state agencies.
New Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat announced Thursday he’s filed a bill to create the Legislative Office of Fiscal …
By ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — More buses of exhausted people in a caravan of Central American asylum seekers reached the U.S. border Thursday as the city of Tijuana converted a municipal gymnasium into a temporary shelter and the migrants came to grips with the reality that they will …
By GARY FINEOUT and BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s acrimonious U.S. Senate contest is headed to a legally required hand recount after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson separated by fewer than 13,000 votes.
The contest for governor between …
OKLAHOMA CITY–The TSET Board of Directors on Thursday approved 34 incentive grants for communities and schools through the TSET Healthy Incentive Program.
TSET funds were awarded to 10 communities and 24 school districts that have adopted health promoting policies and strategies at the board meeting. The TSET Healthy Incentive Program for schools and …
By KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press
MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) — As the scope of a deadly Northern California wildfire set in, the sheriff said more than 450 people had now been assigned to comb through the charred remains in search for more bodies. The blaze has killed at least 56 people and authorities …
By ASHRAF KHALIL, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration is trying to fend off a legal challenge from CNN and other outlets over the revocation of journalist Jim Acosta’s White House “hard pass.”
U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly heard arguments Wednesday afternoon from lawyers representing CNN and the Justice …
By MARIA VERZA, Associated Press
IXTLAN DEL RIO, Mexico (AP) — The U.S. government said it was starting work Tuesday to “harden” the border crossing from Tijuana, Mexico, to prepare for the arrival of a migrant caravan leapfrogging its way across western Mexico.
Customs and Border Protection announced it was closing four lanes …
The Heavener Utilities Authority and City Council will meet in regular business meetings Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Heavener City Hall at 103 East Avenue B.
CALL TO ORDER – Chairman
ROLL CALL – Clerk
INVOCATION – Chairman
Approval of minutes from previous meeting
Approval of purchase orders presented for payment
Updated district football scores and schedules for teams in southeastern Oklahoma.
District standings after Week 12
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PHOENIX (AP) Still without Russell Westbrook, the Oklahoma City Thunder keep winning.
Paul George scored 32 points, Steven Adams added 26 and the Thunder beat the Phoenix Suns 110-100 on Saturday night, their …
By TODD KARPOVICH, Associated Press
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Navy football captain Anthony Gargiulo said teammate Zach Abey never ceases to amaze him.
Abey did not complain after being moved to wide receiver prior to the season, despite leading the team in rushing and touchdowns as a quarterback last season.
Abey took the change …
NORMAN (AP) — Kyler Murray lifted Oklahoma — and boosted his Heisman Trophy campaign — with a big finish.
The sixth-ranked Sooners used every bit of offense from Murray to overshadow a huge game from Kansas freshman running back Pooka Williams Jr. in Oklahoma’s 55-40 victory Saturday night
Murray accounted for two …
By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer
STILLWATER (AP) — Oklahoma State quarterback Taylor Cornelius was nearly flawless against Oklahoma last week, only to misfire on a 2-point conversion pass to Tylan Wallace in a one-point loss.
On Saturday, the connection worked. Cornelius threw a touchdown pass to Wallace with 42 seconds remaining and …
The OSSAA announced semifinal locations, times and dates Saturday.
Class 4A bracket
Both 4A semifinals will be held Friday. Poteau and Tuttle play at 7 p.m. at Jenks High School.
In the other semifinal, Clinton and Bethany play at 7 p.m. Friday at Putnam City High School.
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By JOHN TRANCHINA, Associated Press
STILLWATER (AP) — No. 7 West Virginia hopes for a spot in the Big 12 Championship game and possibly a berth in the College Football Playoff.
The next challenge for the Mountaineers (8-1, 6-1 Big 12, No. 9 CFP) comes Saturday when they visit Oklahoma State (5-5, 2-5), …
By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer
NORMAN (AP) — Just like that, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray already could be preparing for his final home game.
Murray is squarely into the Heisman race in his only season as a starter. While not completely closing the door a return for his senior year, it’s unlikely …
By CRAIG HALL
POTEAU—Easton Francis scored five touchdowns and Poteau advanced to the 4A semifinals for the third time in the last six years with a 36-14 win over Blanchard Friday night at Costner Stadium.
Oklahoma playoff scores
The Pirates improve to 12-0 and advance to play undefeated Tuttle, a 42-14 winner …
By The Associated Press
Adair 30, Chisholm 20
Beggs 49, Oklahoma Christian School 22
Eufaula 30, Coalgate 14
Kingston 41, Antlers 16
Metro Christian 49, Jones 45
Sperry 49, Kellyville 7
Vian 27, Millwood 26
Washington 35, Holland Hall 20
Heritage Hall 44, Stigler 21
Kingfisher 35, Berryhill 15
Lincoln Christian 34, Plainview 21
Sulphur 56, Idabel 31