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Gay veterans group says it's not allowed in Boston St. Patrick's parade

A group representing gay veterans says it was denied entry to Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade over a rainbow flag, reigniting a tense issue that had seemingly been resolved and sparking promises of a boycott from the mayor and other elected officials.

Strange new twist in coldest murder case

Does an Illinois special prosecutor asked to probe if police manipulated evidence to convict an innocent man need his own special prosecutor?

“Public safety crisis,” State troopers prepare for ‘sinister’ budget cuts

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Department of Public Safety and Highway Patrol have dealt with budget cuts before. But, something about the threat of a 14.5 percent trimming feels different this year. "We have to protect the public, and we have to protect the citizens we serve and we have to look after the men and women of our organization and their families that we're trying to perform these missions with us," said OHP Chief Ricky Adams. "If we would have to absorb a 15 percent budget cut, we have to ask ourselves internally: 'Which of these missions can we no longer do?'"

House bill that would change voters’ criminal justice decision passes

OKLAHOMA CITY – Less than three months after Oklahoma voters voiced their opinion on criminal justice reform, a bill that would revert some of those decisions has passed the Oklahoma House. In November, Oklahoma voters approved State Question 780 and State Question 781. State Question 780 reclassifies some criminal offenses, like drug possession and property crimes, to misdemeanors instead of felonies. Supporters say treating drug addiction is much more effective than sending offenders to prison, and say it would save the state millions since half of all people incarcerated in Oklahoma are considered non-violent offenders.

911 call reveals man won't let women hired as dancers leave Atlanta mansion

Kenndric Roberts reportedly held eight women against their will -- even threatening to kill one if she left the million-dollar mansion

WikiLeaks posts trove of CIA documents detailing mass hacking

The dump represents yet another catastrophic breach for the U.S. intelligence community

Tour bus hit by freight train in deadly crash didn't take planned route

Driver may have followed a GPS set for commercial vehicle use rather than directions from tour company, NTSB board member says

High school baseball star killed in three-vehicle hit-and-run collision

Jesse Esphorst Jr., a sophomore, had hit a two-run home run earlier that evening

Bob Doll says Trump policies are merely 'icing on the cake' as global economy improves

The market rally may be helped by Trump policies, but it's really fueled by economic gains, Bob Doll tells CNBC.

Stocks close mostly flat as Wall Street awaits Friday's jobs report

U.S. equities were mixed in choppy trade Thursday as investors got ready for key employment data.

Stocks close mostly lower after oil plunges 5.4%; ADP report crushes estimates

U.S. equities closed mostly lower on Wednesday as investors dealt with plunging oil prices and digested scorching employment data.

US Trust president gives the 2 reasons why he likes health-care stocks

Aging baby boomers and innovation are major positives for the health-care industry, Keith Banks says.

At least 20 sexual misconduct cases against Univ. of Calif. faculty over a 3-year span

The controversial files released last week show a lack of transparency and lax discipline at one of the nation's largest university systems

Prosecutor: Doctor with ties to U.S. senator lied to patients

Prominent Florida doctor is accused of deceiving patients about their diagnoses in order to charge Medicare for treatment

Popular Oklahoma home builder among 6 indicted on federal stolen property charges

  OKLAHOMA CITY - Six people around the metro, including a prominent home builder, have been indicted in a case regarding a conspiracy to sell stolen property from other states. On Jan. 18, 35-year-old Amanda Czermak was charged with one count of conspiracy to steal motorized vehicles and equipment from surrounding states to be 'fenced' for resale in Oklahoma.

OKC Auto Show Appearing in New State Fair Park Venue

OKLAHOMA CITY– The Oklahoma City International Auto Show will have a new look with the move to a new location this year for its 100th anniversary. With the opening of the spacious Bennett Event Center at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, visitors of the centennial celebration of the OKC Auto Show will be treated to 201,000-square-feet of wall-to-wall cars and trucks from 27 automaker brands.

Businesses around the metro gearing up for the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon

OKLAHOMA CITY - People across the state and the world are training for the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. Local businesses in the metro have found a way to not only keep workers healthy, but to get them involved too by paying their entry fees and encouraging them to take part in the Run to Remember.

Kansas wildfires: These cattle ranchers just lost everything

In Kansas this week, grass fires have scorched more than 650,000 acres, devastating farming and ranching communities.

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