DNA tests confirm that a Bulgarian Roma, or Gypsy, couple living in an impoverished village with their nine other children are the biological parents of the girl named Maria found in Greece with another couple.
The Greek Roma couple has been charged with abducting the girl and committing document fraud. Under Greek law, child abduction charges can include cases where a minor is voluntarily given away by the parents.
Rebecca Cruise, the Assistant Dean of the University of Oklahoma's College of International Studies, calls the issue “a clear case of discrimination” against people of Roma descent.
Police officers stand near an unidentified weapon in Terminal 3 of the Los Angeles International Airport on Friday. Officials said a gunman who opened fire in the terminal was wounded in a shootout with police and taken into custody.
A lone gunman walked into one of the nation's busiest airports Friday in Los Angeles and opened fire with an assault rifle, killing at least one transportation security officer and wounding another, police and TSA officials say.
Listen to Suzette Grillot's conversation with Ada Oko-Williams and Richard Taylor.
Ada Oko-Williams grew up in Nigeria, a country with more than 160 million people, but where only half the population has access to safe drinking water. Even fewer people have acceptable sanitary facilities.
She now lives and works in Sierra Leone, and over the past half-decade has worked with charities and non-governmental organizations in West Africa to create open-defecation free communities that benefit hundreds of thousands of people. Oko-Williams says the health problems associated with unsafe drinking water are well-known, but there are other dimensions to a lack of access.
A business conditions index for nine Midwest and Plains states, including Oklahoma, has dropped after rising the previous two months.
The overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index plunged to a growth neutral 50.0 in October from 54.8 in September.
Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he says the partial government shutdown and slower business activity for firms tied to agriculture pushed overall economic conditions lower for the month.
Originally published on Fri November 1, 2013 12:10 pm
Some of the electronic surveillance programs of the National Security Agency have been on "automatic pilot" in recent years and have inappropriately "reached too far," Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.
Since childhood, Rami Aizic knew he "needed and wanted to be a dad." He assumed he would one day meet the girl of his dreams and it would all just happen.
Then he realized he was gay.
Robin Share also wanted kids, but had no partner. So when a mutual friend told Rami about Robin, he called her up and left a message: "Hi, Robin. I'm a friend of Scott's and he said you might be interested in having a baby with me. So give me a call back."
Halloween activities are our focus this week, and whether you want a family friendly tick-or-treating event, Halloween arts and crafts or Halloween-themed performances, this week’s OneSix8 has an option for you.
The spooky Peanut’s classic The Great Pumpkin comes to life on Halloween from noon to 8 p.m. at the Bass Pro Shop in Oklahoma City.
The head of a Muslim advocacy group in Oklahoma says he's been banned from attending a police training seminar Friday at the state Capitol that the group says includes speakers who have in the past engaged in anti-Muslim rhetoric.
A federal appeals court has denied Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt's request for a new hearing in the state's regional haze case against the Environmental Protection Agency.
A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 in July that the EPA has authority to implement its own plan to limit sulfur dioxide emissions by coal-fired generating plants. Pruitt's request for a new hearing was denied Thursday.