People work on crafts at a table Sunday at McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church's Advent Festival. The festival included music, crafts and other activities.
Governors group discusses Common Core
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Reviled by staunch conservatives, the common education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors, who are pushing back against what they call the ...
Seven quakes shake central Okla.
GUTHRIE — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of just about 14 hours. They ranged from magnitude 2.6 to 2.9 and were centered in the Guthrie, Jones and Langston areas, 15 ...
Trooper released from assignment after complaint
Oklahoma City – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirms a troop-level review of allegations brought forth against State Trooper Daniel Martin. A complaint alleges during the first few days of the Cadet Lawman academy, Martin showed an ...
Island of Niue hit by exodus
ALOFI, Niue — It was a school once, but there are no children here anymore. The lonely building on this remote Pacific island now contains only a punching bag that someone has strung from the classroom rafters, and a note scrawled on the ...
Michelle Knight says fame comes with complications
CLEVELAND — Michelle Knight has discovered that the fame that followed her escape from Ariel Castro’s house of horrors cuts both ways....
AP analysis: Mideast crisis a strategic stalemate
If the Israel-Hamas fighting feels like a rerun, that’s because it is....
Russia: One killed near Ukraine border by shell fire
MOSCOW — Russia’s foreign ministry said Sunday that a Ukrainian shell hit a Russian border town, killing one person and seriously injuring two others. Ukraine denied firing a shell into Russian territory....
No Iran breakthrough with Kerry in Vienna
VIENNA — Joint efforts by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and three other Western foreign ministers failed Sunday to advance faltering nuclear talks with Iran, with the target date for a deal only a week away....
Thousands of Palestinians flee northern Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Thousands of Palestinian residents of the northern Gaza Strip fled their homes on Sunday and sought safety in U.N. shelters, heeding warnings from the Israeli military about impending plans to bomb the area in the ...
One Vision One Voice prepares for ‘I Count’
Passing a neighbor on the street, one usually smiles, gives a nod of acknowledgment or reaches out to shake a hand. But what about the neighbor who lives on that street and is tired, scared and without a home? One Vision One Voice is ...
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