Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 4:46 pm
Update at 5:33 p.m. ET. 'I'm Sorry':
Delivering an unsworn statement before a military judge in Fort Meade, Md., Pfc. Bradley Manning apologized for perpetrating the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history.
"I'm sorry I hurt people," he said according to Reuters. "I'm sorry that I hurt the United States. I'm apologizing for the unexpected results of my actions. The last three years have been a learning experience for me."
A family court judge is holding another hearing concerning a South Carolina couple's adoption of a Cherokee child.
Attorneys for the girl's biological father requested the Wednesday hearing in the dispute over Matt and Melanie Capobianco's adoption of 3-year-old girl Veronica.
Last month, a judge finalized the couple's adoption. The girl has been living with her biological father in Oklahoma for more than a year. South Carolina authorities charged him with custodial interference after he failed to show up with the child at a scheduled meeting.
Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 6:43 am
In April of 1963, a Baltimore mailman set off to deliver the most important letter in his life — one he wrote himself. William Lewis Moore decided to walk along Highway 11 from Chattanooga, Tenn., to Jackson, Miss., hoping to hand-deliver his letter to Gov. Ross Barnett. Moore wanted Barnett to fundamentally change Mississippi's racial hierarchy — something unthinkable for a Southern politician at the time.
Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris says hasn't decided whether to bring convicted Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger to Oklahoma to stand trial on a Tulsa murder charge.
The daughter of the victim says she hopes Bulger is not brought back.
Bulger was convicted Monday in federal court in Boston of taking part in 11 murders — including the 1981 shooting death of Tulsa businessman Roger Wheeler. First-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder charges were filed against Bulger in the case in 2001.
Credit Provided (Photo Illustration by Brian Hardzinski) / Gov. Mary Fallin
Gov. Mary Fallin's August 12, 2013 executive order. Democratic Senate Leader Sean Burrage called the special session "a waste of time and taxpayer dollars." In a news release, he said it will cost close to a $250,000 to fix a problem he says was created by the Republican majority.
Gov. Mary Fallin has reissued a call for a special legislative session to address changes in Oklahoma's civil justice system after she made reference to a part of the state constitution that doesn't exist.
Fallin issued an amended executive order on Tuesday that advised the Legislature not to violate Article 5, Section 57, which requires that each bill address only one subject.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court referenced that section of the Oklahoma Constitution when they overturned a 2009 civil justice bill two months ago.