Business
5:07 pm
Sat November 23, 2013

What Have Mortgage Settlements Done For Homeowners Lately?

JPMorgan Chase & Co. agreed to a $13 billion settlement over faulty mortgage securities with the Justice Department on Tuesday, though it did not admit any wrongdoing.
Emmanuel Dunand AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun November 24, 2013 1:51 pm

This week, JPMorgan Chase agreed to a $13 billion settlement with the Justice Department over the sale of faulty mortgage securities that led to the financial crisis. It's the largest settlement with a single company in U.S. history.

From that settlement, $4 billion must go to help the millions of families who saw the values of their homes plummet and who still struggle to keep up with mortgage payments.

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Politics
9:13 am
Sat November 23, 2013

Stumping For GOP Governors, Chris Christie Gets His Own Boost

In his role as chairman of the RGA, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will crisscross the country giving stump speeches and fundraisers.
Ralph Freso AP

Originally published on Sat November 23, 2013 7:30 pm

It's good to be Chris Christie these days.

Just a few weeks after his landslide re-election victory, the New Jersey governor won a second election this week: chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

The RGA chair is a largely ceremonial role, but in it, Christie will travel the country campaigning for other Republicans in gubernatorial races in 2014, a job that many see as groundwork for a potential White House run.

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The Two-Way
8:05 am
Sat November 23, 2013

Duke Energy Pleads Guilty Over Eagle Deaths At Wind Farms

A golden eagle is seen flying over a wind turbine on Duke Energy's Top of the World wind farm in Converse County, Wyo.
Dina Cappiello AP

Originally published on Sat November 23, 2013 1:30 pm

In a settlement reached with the Department of Justice, Duke Energy Renewables pleaded guilty in the deaths of 14 golden eagles and 149 other migratory birds at two of its wind energy facilities in Wyoming.

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The Protojournalist
4:24 am
Sat November 23, 2013

Project Xpat: Thanksgiving In Faraway Lands

Evy Gedlinske, last Thanksgiving.
Michelle Lin

Originally published on Sun November 24, 2013 10:29 am

For many Americans, the Thanksgiving holiday – with its site-specific sounds, smells, tastes, colors and rituals – is a meaningful, memory-making must-do kind of thing.

Even – maybe, especially – for those Americans living in other countries.

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Indian Times
11:47 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

The Holidays Are The Giving Season For The Oklahoma City Indian Clinic

Credit Susan Shannon

The Oklahoma City Indian Clinic is raising money to expand its pharmacy. One of the fundraisers is the annual Red Feather Gala which took place November 9th. David Toahty (Pawnee/Kiowa) is the chief development officer for the clinic.

“We had the largest group of people that we've ever had, nearly 500 people showed up. It was at the Cox Convention Center and it was a fun black tie event,” Toahty said. “We're raising money to expand our pharmacy.”

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4,700 Gallons Of Oil
6:35 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Oklahoma Company Agrees To Pay Penalty For Oil Spill

Credit guidosenff / Flickr.com

An Oklahoma company has agreed to pay a $1-million penalty for allowing thousands of gallons of oil to seep into an ephemeral creek south of Rawlins in 2011.

Thomas Sansonetti, a lawyer for the company Nadel and Gussman Rockies, entered a guilty plea for the company Friday before U.S. District Judge Alan Johnson in Cheyenne.

Johnson accepted the plea for the misdemeanor violation of the federal Clean Water Act conditionally pending his review of a presentence report. He set sentencing for January.

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Faces Numerous Charges
6:23 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Noodling Reality Star In Home Invasion

Cast of "Mudcats", Walters In Cowboy Hat
Credit National Geographic Channel

A star of a reality show about noodling is facing charges of assault and robbery after allegedly breaking into a rural Oklahoma home and assaulting the homeowners.

Twenty-year-old Winston Walters was charged Friday with burglary, conspiracy, robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon. His bond was set $2.5 million.

National Geographic Channel's show "Mudcats" featured Walters catching catfish with his hands.

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Wind Energy
4:13 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Wind Energy Company To Pay $1 Million For Killing Eagles

Credit Rich Anderson Flickr / Creative Commons

For the first time, the Obama administration is taking action against wind farms for killing eagles.

In a settlement announced Friday, Duke Energy will pay $1 million for killing 14 golden eagles over the past three years at two Wyoming wind farms. The company says it pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

The case is a first to be prosecuted under that law for a wind company by the Obama administration, which has been a champion for pollution-free wind power.

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The Kennedy Assassination, 50 Years Later
3:22 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Walter Cronkite On The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy

CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite reports that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.
CBS via Landov

Originally published on Fri November 22, 2013 6:21 pm

The story of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has been told many times by many people. Among those who told it first was the late Walter Cronkite. He anchored the CBS News coverage during the first hours after bullets hit the president in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, 50 years ago Friday.

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Winter Weather
1:40 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Take A Look At Regional Snow Routes

Emergency Snow Routes
City of Oklahoma City

This map shows Oklahoma City's designated regional snow routes.

You can also find information about how to stay safe during winter weather here.

Sixteen cities, four counties and numerous state agencies in the metro joined together to develop a comprehensive snow route for the entire region, from Lexington to Guthrie and Yukon to Harrah.

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