A statement from Cuba's foreign ministry says weapons that Panama seized in a North Korean ship were mid-20th Century models that Cuba was sending to North Korea for repair, according to reports from the BBC and Reuters.
United Nations Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet addresses a meeting of the UN Security Council marking the 10th anniversary of Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security - October 26, 2010.
Listen to Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini's conversation with Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise.
In 2000, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution requiring states and non-state actors settling conflicts to consider and respect women’s rights, and include women in the negotiating process.
“Because [women] are in civil society, they’re often not related to political parties or military parties,” Naraghi-Anderlini says. “But they want to have a voice because they’re taking responsibility when others are talking about power. So it’s kind of that duality of power and responsibility, saying ‘We have a voice as well, and we have needs, and we have solutions to bring to the table.’”
Longtime Oklahoma broadcaster and OETA station manager William C. “Bill” Thrash passed away Monday.
Thrash started his career at KTEN in Ada in 1955 while still in high school. An obituary published on OETA’s Facebook page says Thrash began as a camera operator, before becoming the station’s program manager. He graduated from East Central University in 1961, and his alma mater later named its television studio after him.
There were 951 oil spills reported in Oklahoma last year, more than every other major energy state state except North Dakota, EnergyWire reports.
The news service has been trying to count the number of spills in the U.S. and measure their impact, but has been stymied by haphazard reporting of spills, which “are scattered amid databases, websites and even file drawers of state agencies across the country”
The U.S. Air Force says many of its combat air forces will start flying again after being grounded since April because of budget cuts.
The Defense Department received authority from Congress to shift about $7.5 billion from lower priority accounts to more vital operations. The Air Force says the restored flying hours represent about $208 million of that allocation authorized by Congress.
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) is the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee. He says if the Air Force can find the money to put its pilots back in the air, it can also find the money to end civilian furloughs.
Former President George H.W. Bush, who spent nearly two months in a Houston hospital during late 2012 and early 2013 for treatment of a variety of life-threatening illnesses, was hailed by President Obama at the White House on Monday.
A dedication ceremony is planned for this week for a new memorial honoring Oklahoma Department of Corrections employees who were killed in the line of duty.
The new Oklahoma Correctional Memorial will be dedicated Friday on the grounds of the agency's administration building in Oklahoma City. The Tulsa World reports the memorial honors the 20 Oklahoma corrections employees who were killed on the job.
The first name on the monument is that of Oklahoma State Penitentiary Deputy Warden D.C. "Pat" Oates, who died Jan. 19, 1914, when a prisoner was attempting to escape.
Speaking at the conference, Donovan Rypkema debunked several myths about preserving old buildings. He says studies show the older structures are not necessarily less energy efficient than newer construction.