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Electric-grid attack fuels sniper-versus-hacker threat debate
U.S. energy regulators' efforts to harden the power grid against snipers and terrorists are fueling a debate over whether they're diverting resources from other threats, like cyber attacks.
U.S. Army frees Edmond soldier
At about 10:05 a.m. Friday, a white van arrived in a parking lot at a Fort Leavenworth penitentiary.
It was a moment five years in the making for the Behenna family. The van door opened and a dozen family members, including Scott and Vicki Behenna, got their first glimpse of their son Michael as a free man.
“We all just kind of held our breath,” Vicki Behenna said during a phone interview at about 3:15 p.m. from inside her vehicle on Interstate 35 in the Emporia, Kan., area. “They opened the door and he walked out. You just are so overjoyed that he is free and able to start his life again.”
Vicki said Michael was overwhelmed. His longtime girlfriend Shannon Wahl was there. So were some of Michael’s supporters from the Leavenworth area.
Americans in poll don't believe Christie or Clinton
Americans aren't buying the explanations offered by Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton about controversies that could stand between them and the White House if either runs for president in 2016.
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Denver police apprehended a man who led them on a wild chase in three different stolen cars Wednesday after a four-year-old boy was reportedly kidnapped from a gas station.
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Behenna release energizes church
On March 20, 2009, Army Ranger 1st Lt. Michael Behenna was sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing a purported Al Qaeda operative while serving in Iraq.
Friday afternoon, after his lawyers and his family members pursued appeals, clemency and parole, after countless individuals sent Michael letters, put money in his prison account, contributed to his defense fund, wrote members of Congress, rode motorcycles in a rally of support or prayed for Michael, the Edmond soldier will be coming home.
Last month, Michael called family members to tell them he had been granted parole and he would be released March 14.
Oklahoma Catholics seek legal relief from Obamacare mandate
Local Catholic leaders are plaintiffs in a new lawsuit seeking relief from a federal rule forcing employers to provide insurance covering contraception.
Archdiocese of Oklahoma City spokeswoman Tina Dzurisin said the Catholic Benefits Association filed suit Wednesday morning in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.
Dzurisin said the association represents nearly 200 Catholic employers and 19,000 employees nationwide.
Other plaintiffs include The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, Inc., All Saints Catholic School in Oklahoma and Catholic organizations in Kansas, Maryland and North Carolina.
Obama refuses permit for Keystone XL pipeline with delay
With 2,000 days past since TransCanada made its first application to permit the construction of the transnational Keystone XL pipeline, Congressman James Lankford criticized the Obama administration for keeping the issue in limbo.
“Permitting seems to be a very difficult task for this Administration,” said Lankford, R-Edmond.
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