Supporters of Barack Obama gathered in Chicago react to the news that the president won the state of Iowa.
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New study counters pot legalization argument
A new study raises a strong challenge to the idea that casual marijuana use isn’t associated with bad consequences, a researcher says.
Researchers say the findings suggest recreational marijuana use may lead to previously unidentified brain changes and highlight the importance of research aimed at understanding the long-term effects of low to moderate marijuana use on the brain.
Anita Hill reflects on her fateful testimony, 23 years later
Back in 1993, I rounded a corner of a Laguna Beach, Calif., grocery store and walked straight into Anita Hill.
We both stopped in our tracks. She looked slightly panicked, like someone had turned on a light in a room, and all she wanted was the door.
It took a moment to register that this was the woman who, just two years before, calmly testified before a Senate committee about the sexual harassment she endured while working for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, of all places.
Norman man takes on challenge to unseat Inhofe
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one in a series of candidate profiles leading up to the 2014 Oklahoma elections.
Erick Wyatt is running for U.S. Senate to be a strong voice of the people, he said. More than anything, Wyatt said he is running against incumbent U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe for the sake of his children.
The Norman Republican vows to represent the people’s interests instead of the interests of powerful political groups, Wyatt said.
In new phase to find Flight 370, search robot will enter ocean
The pings have sputtered out in the multinational search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, forcing search crews to deploy an underwater robot to find a plane that’s eluded human efforts.
In a last-ditch effort to find the Boeing 777 and its black box flight recorders, a U.S. Navy submersible vehicle will be used to scan an area in the southern Indian Ocean for debris.
“We haven’t had a single detection in six days, so I guess it’s time to go underwater,” Angus Houston, who heads Australia’s Joint Agency Coordination Center, told a news conference in that country’s western city of Perth on Monday.
VIDEO: Northern California bus crash kills 10
At least nine people died in Northern California on Thursday night, in an accident involving a bus, a car and FedEx truck. The bus was filled with high school students from Southern California who were on their way to visit a college campus.
Strong earthquake rattles Logan County
Ray Dorwart, owner of Guthrie’s Dorwart Custom Boots, 117 S. Second, said he was in his store working on a sewing machine when he felt the structure shake Monday morning.
Dorwart was on the phone with an out-of-state friend when he heard some tools rattle and felt the wood floor vibrate.
Number of Americans without health insurance reaches new low
The share of Americans without health insurance has dropped to the lowest level since before President Barack Obama took office, according to a new national survey that provides more evidence the health care law is extending coverage to millions of the previously uninsured.
Just 14.7 percent of adults lacked coverage in the second half of March, down from 18 percent in the last quarter of 2013, the survey from Gallup found.
Investigators seek cause of fire that killed 3 brothers
Two siblings, a 14-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy, survived the early-morning Friday inferno that may have been touched off by kerosene lanterns used in the home. They ran to a neighbor’s house to ask for help and were later treated for smoke inhalation.
A sixth child, age 4 ½, was spending the night at a friend’s house.
Injuries reported after shooting at Fort Hood in Texas
A military representative has confirmed that there was a shooting at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, today.
The Bell County Sheriff’s Office told the Los Angeles Times that there were injuries on the scene. The number of casualties is not known.
A Twitter message from the base advised all personnel to shelter in place.
Family members gathered near the main gate of the sprawling military base as a stream of police cars approached. Service members throughout the base were not permitted to leave their offices and quarters, and those outdoors were immediately ushered inside.
Experts: Target’s credit-monitoring offer not enough to protect consumers
It was the data breach that shook the retail world. When Target Corp. announced in December that 110 million of its customers’ payment and personal records had been breached, the news was unsettling — both because Target is such an iconic brand and because the breach was so invasive.
“Target really demonstrated there are now three certainties in life: death, taxes and breaches,” said Adam Levin, chairman of Identity Theft 911, a company that provides identity theft recovery and other services.
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