Walking on "cloud nine"
Daredevil Nik Wallenda became the first person to walk on a tightrope across the Niagara Falls, taking steady, measured steps Friday night for 1,800 feet across the mist-fogged brink of the roaring falls separating the U.S. and Canada.
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U.S. drug policy fuels push for legal pot worldwide
From the Americas to Europe to North Africa and beyond, the marijuana legalization movement is gaining unprecedented traction.
FACT CHECK: Less than meets eye in Obama speech
Going it alone — without Congress making a law — just doesn't go as far as Obama made it sound at times Tuesday night in his State of the Union speech.
Okla. authorities find 5 bodies in 2 cars in lake
The cars recovered from Foss Lake in western Oklahoma may solve cold cases from the late 1950s and 1970. The Daily Elk Citian reported that the vehicles appear to match a Camaro missing with three Sayre teenagers since 1970 and an older Chevrolet with two Canute residents missing since the late 1950s or early 1960s.
Federal gun laws didn’t block Navy Yard shooter
Aaron Alexis was able to buy a shotgun due to Virginia state gun laws that only prevent the sale of handguns to out-of-state buyers.
Gunman in Navy Yard rampage was hearing voices
The former Navy reservist who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard had been hearing voices and was being treated for mental illness in the weeks before the shooting rampage, but was not stripped of his security clearance, officials said Tuesday.
HUD gives Oklahoma nearly $37 million for tornado recovery
The May 20 tornado destroyed 1,038 houses. Moore has issued 176 new building permits, and 365 remodeling permits are in the works. Lewis said the city has made a “good start” toward recovery.
Text of President Barack Obama's statement Saturday on Syria, as provided by the White House
Now, after careful deliberation, I have decided that the United States should take military action against Syrian regime targets. This would not be an open-ended intervention. We would not put boots on the ground.
- Photo slideshow: A treasure lost Renowned artist Charles Banks Wilson died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at age 94 and was laid to rest Tuesday in Miami, Okla. Wilson’s paintings permanently line the state Capitol dome and have been shown at the Smithsonian Institution, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and Library of Congress.
Charles Banks Wilson remembered as storyteller
“He was a treasure, a great man, and his art will preserve Native American culture forever." — Quapaw tribal Chairman John Berrey
Transcript of long-missing woman's 911 call
Caller: I've been kidnapped and I've been missing for 10 years, and I'm, I'm here, I'm free now.
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