Shots - Health News
12:46 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Despite Health Law, Many People May Be Left Underinsured

Insurance coverage is only one part of the health puzzle.
iStockphoto

Originally published on Tue December 31, 2013 11:50 am

People with chronic conditions will be better protected from crippling medical bills starting in January, as the health law's coverage requirements and spending limits take effect.

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It's All Politics
11:30 am
Tue December 31, 2013

2013: The Year In Political Screw-Ups

The partial federal government shutdown was a political misstep that will be remembered for years to come.
Carolyn Kaster AP

Originally published on Tue December 31, 2013 1:34 pm

If anything defined 2013, it was the political misstep. There were so many gaffes, flaps, scandals and ill-advised moves that voters were often left scratching their heads at the political class's uncanny knack for diminishing its profession.

Here are eight of the more memorable screw-ups:

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The Two-Way
9:26 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Happy New Year! The Celebrations Are Underway

A view of the New Year's Eve fireworks display in Sydney Harbor in Sydney, Australia.
Nikki Short EPA/Landov

Originally published on Tue December 31, 2013 3:56 pm

  • Sounds of the New Year's celebration in Auckland, New Zealand

It's 2014 in Australia, New Zealand and other places on the "other side" of the international date line.

So we want to wish everyone a happy new year.

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Year In Review
9:03 am
Tue December 31, 2013

VIDEO: Oklahoma Sports, Entertainment Suffered Losses In 2013

Oklahoma A&M basketball center Bob Kurland
Credit National Collegiate Athletic Association

The football coach who installed the wishbone at the University of Oklahoma, a former OU quarterback, an Oklahoma State basketball legend and one of America's first great ballerinas were among those with ties to Oklahoma who died during 2013.

Chuck Fairbanks installed the wishbone in 1970 and the offense helped OU to national titles in 1974 and 1975 after Fairbanks left for the NFL. Fairbanks died in April at age 79.

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The Two-Way
6:34 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Singing, Stomping, Stranded Explorers Prep Antarctic Helipad

Framed by ice: the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, which has been stuck in Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve.
Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Tue December 31, 2013 7:31 am

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Led The Thunder To Three Wins
6:13 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Kevin Durant Is Player Of The Week

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Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant has been named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week.

The announcement was made Monday after Durant led the Thunder to three wins by averaging 32 points, 10.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game.

Durant scored 29 points in a win over New York, 34 in a win over Charlotte and 33 in a win over Houston.

Miami's Chris Bosh was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

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Nine Murder Complaints
4:14 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Federal Agents Arrest Doctor, Seize Medical Records

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Narcotics investigators have seized medical records from the office of a former Oklahoma City-based doctor who has been arrested on nine murder complaints after eight patients died of prescription drug overdoses and another allegedly caused a fatal traffic accident.

An affidavit for a search warrant filed Monday says the records were seized from the office of 71-year-old William Martin Valuck. Federal agents arrested Valuck Friday at his home in Kilgore, Texas.

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The Two-Way
3:23 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Test Sites Chosen For Commercial Drone Testing

The Federal Aviation Administration's map showing the locations of the six "unmanned aircraft systems" test sites it has chosen.
FAA.gov

Originally published on Mon December 30, 2013 11:24 am

The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday unveiled the names of the six applicants who have been granted the right to test the commercial uses of "unmanned aircraft systems" — drones.

The FAA's approvals were highly sought after because the test sites are expected to bring high-tech jobs and investments to the states where they're located. The six winners are:

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StateImpact Oklahoma
1:12 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Why Oklahoma Drivers Will Pay 50 Cents More For CNG On Jan. 1

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People who drive natural gas powered vehicles aren’t used to pain at the pump, but a federal tax credit that expires at the end of 2013 will add at least 50 cents to the price of a gallon of compressed natural gas.

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The Two-Way
12:57 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Al-Qaida's Receipts: From 60-Cent Cake To A $6,800 Workshop

This receipt for groceries, which includes prices paid for tomatoes, onions, charcoal, meat and a light bulb, was retrieved from a building occupied by al-Qaida's North African branch in Timbuktu, Mali.
AP

The Associated Press has posted images of more than 100 receipts believed to have been left behind by al-Qaida operatives in Timbuktu, Mali, that show how "the extremists assiduously tracked their cash flow, recording purchases as small as a single light bulb."

According to the wire service:

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