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The run concluded for the 2007 Oklahoma State Fair, an exposition that celebrated the state’s 100th birthday.
An 18-year-old in Redwood City, Calif., died after he fell into a vat of sulfuric acid at a factory that makes circuit boards. His body was found by his father.
Seniors in Putnam County, N.Y., protested county senior centers’ decision to stop giving donated doughnuts and other sweets to patrons.
El Reno police were looking into the death of a 7-month-old who was brought to Parkview Hospital after reportedly falling from bed.
The militant Palestinian group Hamas accused Israel of discrimination when the Israeli Cabinet voted to release 90 Palestinian prisoners in an effort to lend support to more moderate elements of the Palestinian government led by President Mahmou Abbas.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, in New York for the U.N. General Assembly, said the shooting deaths of civilians, allegedly at the hands of U.S. contractor Blackwater, challenges his country’s sovereignty if guilty parties escape punishment. Later, a congressional report blamed the firm for sparking the violence.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider the constitutionality of executions by lethal injection, and its decision affect Oklahoma.
“Halo 3,” the adventure game for the XBox 360, went on sale Tuesday, and people across the country lined up to buy copies.
Seven Oklahoma City gang members are facing a variety of charges in a racketeering case that involves drugs, guns and murder.
Columbia University President Lee Bollinger, in introducing guest speaker Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, called the hard-line Islamic leader “a petty and cruel dictator.” He called Ahmadinejad’s views on the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and the Holocaust ridiculous.
Oklahoma City Blazers hockey coach Doug Sauter talked about saving a woman who was being trampled by a Belgian horse at the state fair. Sauter corralled the spooked horse by biting it on the ear, and the unidentified woman was taken to a hospital after the accident.
The Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic issued a “very high” alert for ragweed pollen to prompt people to start taking medications to combat seasonal allergic rhinitis, or “hay fever.”
The Campus Life and Safety & Security Task Force formed after the Virginia Tech slayings is drafting recommendations for Oklahoma lawmakers to consider, including the need for more trained counselors, better crisis training and tailored emergency notification systems.
Seaboard Foods is building a plant in Guymon that will turn animal fats, including fat from its nearby pork processing plant, into biodiesel fuel.
Nike is making the Native N7, a shoe designed specifically for American Indians.
A state oversight committee concluded the Department of Human Services violated its policies when it failed to close a Tulsa home day care center where a boy was injured and died in May.
Thousands of students across the nation, including at least 70 from Del City High School, united for the student-led prayer event, “See You at the Pole.” The students joined in prayer at the school’s flagpole. The annual event began in Burleson, Texas, in 1990.
Staff Sgt. Kevin Brown of Harrah died after a bomb detonated near his vehicle in Iraq. The 38-year-old soldier was assigned to the 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. The unit is based at Fort Hood, Texas. Brown was deployed to Iraq in October. He joined the military in 1988.
Democratic presidential hopefuls met in a debate at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. Each of the leading candidates attended the event, which focused on the Iraq war, health care and Social Security changes.
According to research, heavy drinking of alcoholic beverages significantly boosts the risk of developing breast cancer. A study said even moderate drinking can make women more vulnerable to the cancer. The research stated that women who have one or two drinks a day increase their risk by 10 percent.
Gov. Brad Henry’s spokesman defended the governor taking a charter fishing trip in Brazil. A Republican state senator had criticized the Democratic governor for taking the trip with trial lawyers. Henry was invited on the trip by a longtime family friend who is an attorney, the spokesman said. Henry and his chief of staff paid their own expenses for the trip. The state is paying for Henry’s security detail.
Attorney Robert Behlen, 50, accused of robbing an Edmond pharmacy to obtain painkillers, leaped from a ledge Thursday outside OU Medical Center’s Presbyterian Tower after another apparent suicide attempt earlier in the day. His condition was listed as critical in the hospital’s trauma center.
A federal judge in Muskogee scheduled a mental competency hearing for former state Sen. Gene Stipe, who spent 11 days in a prison hospital for an evaluation. In his order, U.S. District Judge Ronald White said he expects to receive a report of that evaluation next week.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. expanded its $4 generics program by adding 24 more drugs and introduced three $9 women’s medications, including generic birth control and a fertility product.
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