Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 9:01 am
Imagine a friend of a friend brings his family to stay with you — his family of tiny survivalists. For weeks or months you all live quietly side by side with no problems. You share meals. Your kids play together.
Then one day you get sick — maybe felled by a bad cold or the flu. Suddenly certain the end is near, your jittery houseguest breaks out an armory's worth of chemical weapons. He abandons his community to save himself and hunt for a new home, wreaking havoc on the way out the door.
Oklahoma native Candace Goodner, who is a kindergarten teacher in Japan, felt helpless when she saw the devastation of her former hometown of Moore on the news after the tornados of May.
Goodner told the Oklahoman newspaper that one of the customs in Japan when bad luck or illness happens to someone, you send them a "senbazuru", which resembles a mobile made up of a thousand folded paper cranes.
A Cherokee girl living in Oklahoma should be immediately turned over to her adoptive parents in South Carolina after her biological father missed a scheduled meeting with them accompanied by the girl, a judge has ordered.
The case file is sealed, but Monday's order from South Carolina Family Court Judge Daniel Martin was obtained by WCBD-TV of Charleston and posted on its website.
Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 6:47 am
We're all getting older. And in the U.S., the population is aging pretty quickly.
Obesity, sedentary lifestyles and all, we can expect to live longer than ever.
An American boy born in 2008, for instance, can expect to live to the ripe old age of 75, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. For girls, it's 80. Back in 1960, a newborn boy could expect to hit about 67, while a baby girl would probably reach 73, on average.
Police in Ardmore say a 1-month-old baby died during a car ride in a vehicle with no air conditioning.
Police say the family had been traveling from Ohio to the Ringling, Okla., area Monday when the parents noticed the baby wasn't breathing. Investigators tell Oklahoma City television station KOCO that the baby was taken to the emergency room where she was later pronounced dead.
The baby's cause of death has not yet been released, but investigators say the car did not have air conditioning and only one window would roll down.
Oklahoma Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe says he's running for another term in the U.S. Senate.
The senator announced his plans Wednesday to seek his fourth term representingOklahoma. In an interview Wednesday with Tulsa radio station KRMG Inhofe said he made his decision to run again after President Barack Obama was re-elected last November.
Inhofe would be 80 if re-elected next year to another six-year term in the Senate.
Democrat Matt Silverstein has filed to run against Inhofe.
Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 9:12 am
President Obama has canceled a one-on-one September summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the White House says.
It's the most dramatic effect so far on U.S.-Russian relations in the wake of Russia's decision to grant "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden temporary asylum while he tries to get safe haven in some third country.