Indiana State University is gaining some welcome, but unexpected attention, compliments of an internationally-known South Korean band member wearing a sweatshirt with the ISU seal. Never mind the sweatshirt says "Indianana" State University.
On Tuesday, animal control officers with the Kokomo Humane Society picked up a little dog name Royce, whose leg had been sawed off by its owner during a botched amputation attempt, according to police.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. – A gunman killed five children, ages 1 to 9, and his 24-year-old brother in a mass shooting early Tuesday at a home in Muskogee, Oklahoma, where they all lived together, along with the mother of the children.
The violent mob that stormed the national Capitol Wednesday repulsed many voters who supported President Trump’s reelection but the insurrection did not demoralize his zealots in America’s heartland.
First-time Illinois Congresswoman Mary Miller could have drawn from the collective wisdom of countless thoughtful Americans as she addressed the group "Moms for America" at President Trump’s rally in Washington on Tuesday.
DALTON, Ga. — President Donald Trump told a crowd of thousands in Dalton, Georgia on Monday night that he doesn’t particularly like holding rallies for anyone but himself.
Molly Ivins, the feisty Texas columnist and author, described herself thusly before succumbing to breast cancer 13 years ago: “I spent most of my life feeling like I’ve been shot out of a cannon.”
My grandfather, Harry S. Truman, initiated the protocols for the peaceful transfer of presidential power as we know them today. He invited President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower to send over his Cabinet and staff so they could kick the tires, as it were -- be briefed by their predecessors, attend meetings, try out the office chairs.
Following the announcement Saturday that Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States, President Donald Trump ought to concede and leave office with more dignity than he has shown as commander-in-chief.
President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden are intensifying their efforts to persuade uncommitted voters to pick sides in the closing days of the presidential election campaign.
The sun sets with a muted glow over Niagara Falls, New York, earlier this week, showing the effects of a milky sky caused by diffuse clouds of smoke from the West Coast wildfires traveling across the U.S. on jet stream winds.
WESTERN WILDFIRES, EASTERN SUNSET: Sun sets with a muted glow from diffuse clouds of smoke from West Coast wildfires traveling across the U.S. on jet stream winds.
Sun sets in Niagara Falls, N. Y., this week with muted glow against milky sky caused by smoky residue from the West Coast wildfires that traveled across the U.S. on jet stream winds.
NORMAN -- Oklahoma University’s football team canceled practice Friday to march lockstep from the stadium to the campus Unity Garden to protest racial injustice and the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The only Native American man on federal death row was executed by lethal injection at 6:29 p.m. Wednesday at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Four years ago, millions of American voters took a giant gamble on the nation’s future by casting their ballots for a very different kind of President. He did not win the most votes but the Electoral College delivered him constitutionally into the White House nonetheless.
ATLANTA – Georgia has moved forward with an in-person start to the academic year despite some schools opening then quickly closing because of COVID-19 outbreaks.
ATLANTA — Marjorie Taylor Greene, a supporter of QAnon conspiracy theories who has come under fire for racist and anti-Semitic remarks, won the GOP primary in Northwest Georgia’s 14th District on Tuesday.Her defeat of opponent John Cowan has put her one step closer to serving in Congress.The controversial candidate has already drawn praise from President Donald Trump. Greene has become watched by the nation after controversial statements including referring to Muslim members of Congress as an “Islamic invasion into the government.”First reported by Politico, Greene’s remarks — which included labeling George Soros, a Jewish Democratic donor, a “Nazi” — have caused members of the GOP party to distance themselves from the congressional candidate. Georgia Republican U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, a close ally to the president, rescinded his endorsement of Greene after her comments surfaced.QAnon — a far right conspiracy theory that alleges a supposed “deep state” is attempting to undermine President Trump — has been deemed a growing domestic terrorist threat by the FBI, according to documents unearthed by Yahoo News.Greene’s victory in the Aug. 11 runoff means she will likely win the deep-red district in November where 75% of residents voted for Donald Trump in 2016. Republican Rep. Tom Graves, who announced his retirement last year, won the district in 2018 with 76% of votes.“The GOP establishment, the media and the radical left spent months and millions of dollars attacking me,” she said on social media after her win. “Tonight the people, of Georgia stood up and said that we will not be intimidated or believe those lies.”Greene labels herself a loyal Trump supporter, pro-gun, pro-wall and anti-abortion. But the construction executive faced criticism early on after she announced she was moving her congressional campaign — originally for Georgia’s urban 6th District — up North.Cowan, a neurosurgeon from Rome and Greene's opponent in the runoff, garnered support from several high-profile Republicans after Greene's racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim comments in videos surfaced, but did not generate enough votes to win the GOP bid.Despite controversy and condemnation from both Democrats and Republicans, President Trump called Greene a “future Republican Star” after her win on Tuesday.”“Marjorie is strong on everything and never gives up,” he said on social media. “A real winner.”
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt became the first American governor to announce Wednesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
ATLANTA — After months of sparse information on how COVID-19 can impact pregnancy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based in Atlanta, has designated expecting mothers at higher risk of the virus.
INDIANAPOLIS – Federal health officials report a disproportionate number of coronavirus deaths occur in the nation’s nursing homes, but the agency tracking their morbidity rates maintains a database riddled with incomplete information and errors.
GROVELAND, Mass. – This unpretentious Massachusetts town joined the national concern over racism this week when a white man resident told a young Black woman resident she made him feel unsafe driving through his neighborhood.
VALDOSTA – A 46-year-old Black man is south Georgia has sued the Valdosta, Georgia police department claiming excessive force in a Feb. 8 incident where he was mistaken for a suspect in a panhandling investigation. His attorney is calling the incident a civil rights violation.
TULSA, Okla. — As supporters poured into the BOK Center for President Donald Trump’s campaign rally late Saturday afternoon, a crowd of about 100 people in support of the Black Lives Matter movement gathered a mile away at Franklin Hope Reconciliation Park to peacefully protest the rally’s timing while voicing messages of unity and racial equality.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court denied a legal petition Friday requiring attendees at President Donald Trump's Saturday campaign rally in Tulsa to observe social distancing protocols and wear face masks.
STILLWATER, Okla. – The governing board of Oklahoma State University Friday ordered the removal of the name of the state’s 9th governor from campus halls because of his racist reputation.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court is expected to hear a case today arguing the president's Tulsa campaign rally scheduled for Saturday should be required to follow COVID-19 prevention measures.
Some events have the power of a match set to a mountain of dry wood. The video from Minneapolis, showing a police officer killing George Floyd in broad daylight, his knee pressed hard onto a handcuffed man’s neck as he pleads to live, all 8 1/2 minutes of it — this has been such an event.
Let’s not sugarcoat it. Your last semester in high school has gotten demolished by a global pandemic and it is wickedly unfair. Your graduation is now a drive-thru, your prom is imaginary, and instead of spending your last semester of senior year hanging out with your friends and taking a victory lap, you spent it in your bedroom doing classwork over Zoom and making Tik Tok videos.
Convicted killers David Sweat (left) and Richard Matt escaped in June 2015 from the maximum security unit at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York.
MOODY, Ala. – A veteran Alabama police officer was shot and killed Tuesday night in a standoff between police and two suspects at the Super 8 motel in this suburban community 22 miles east of Birmingham.
It has been eight weeks now since the Great Shutdown began. Humanity has not been forced to sit this immobile for this long since the 1951 movie classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and that time it was just science fiction.
With 2020 hindsight, a decade from now, we will want to look back not in anger and anxiety, but in relief and recognition that we struggled past the present precipice and worked for a better world.
Jeffrey Gerritt, editor of the Palestine, Texas, Herald-Press, Monday won journalism’s most prestigious award, the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing.
COLUMBIA, MO -- Palestine, Texas, Herald-Press Editor Jeffery Gerritt has won the 2020 Burl Osborne Award for Editorial Leadership, the national News Leaders Association announced Monday.
In these dark times, with the fallen market and anxious employees teleworking if they are lucky, or receiving unemployment if they are not, we look out at empty streets and face more weeks of loneliness and isolation.
Throughout most of the pandemic, Texas has ranked at, or near, the bottom among states for coronavirus testing. With 290,000 tests and 29.5 million people, Texas has tested fewer than one in 100 of its residents.
NORMAN, Okla. — The University of Oklahoma is planning to return to in-person classes this fall on all three campuses, according to a Friday letter from Interim President Joe Harroz.
ENID, Okla. — Attorney Stephen Jones was contacted two weeks after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and asked by a federal judge to represent one of the most infamous defendants in American history.
Editor's note: The following 168 names are those who died in the April 19, 1995, domestic terrorist attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
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