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Wife of Slain Oklahoma Commissioner Files Protective Order

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The widow of slain Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello has requested protective orders against their son, 26-year-old Christian Costello, and his girlfriend. Oklahoma County court records indicate Cathy Costello asked a judge for protection from her son on Friday. She filed for a similar order against his girlfriend, 48-year-old Ginger R. Rogers, on Thursday. Christian Costello is charged with stabbing his father to death Sunday night at a north Oklahoma City fast...
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Oklahoma Lawmaker Withdraws Asset Forfeiture Study Request

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state lawmaker says he's withdrawing his request for an interim study on civil asset forfeiture laws in Oklahoma and instead plans a panel discussion on the issue. Republican Sen. Kyle Loveless of Oklahoma City said Friday the study was scheduled to convene on Tuesday at the Tulsa Police Academy — a location that had drawn criticism from the public, committee members and the media. Instead, Loveless says he will host a panel discussion Tuesday at the State Capitol....
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A Vision-Funding Appeal to Expand and Refurbish the Tulsa Performing Arts Center

On this edition of ST, we offer another installment in our ongoing series of interviews with organizations vying to be included in the Vision 2025 sales tax extension for the City of Tulsa. This extension is expected to go before voters in the spring of 2016, and over the past couple of months, many area organizations (from Gilcrease Museum to the Tulsa Zoo; from Tulsa Transit to Langston University) have been presenting proposals in this regard to the Tulsa City Council. We at StudioTulsa...
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Tropical Storm Erika Falls Apart; Dominica Deaths At 20

Updated at 12 noon ETWhat's left of a disorganized Erika, no longer a tropical storm, has moved western Cuba after drenching the Dominican Republic and Haiti.The remnants of Erika are expected to move across Cuba and into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by Sunday.The latest National Hurricane Center advisory says:"[T]otal rainfall accumulations of 3 to 6 inches with maximum amounts of 10 inches [are] possible across portions of the Dominican Republic, Haiti and eastern and central Cuba...
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On Wall Street: Not Much Fun, But It Sure Was Interesting

This week on Wall Street, investors experienced thrills, chills, tears and giggles as their investments plunged, soared, dropped, rose, dipped, moved sideways — and then ended about where they started.On Friday, the Dow Jones industrial average inched down 12 points to 16,643 for the day, ending a bit higher than last Friday's 16,459 close.So if you just got back from spending a week on a tiny desert island with no smartphone, you might look at the Dow's close and think it was a pretty tame...
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Bird Lives! (Next Time on All This Jazz: A Charlie Parker Birthday Broadcast)

Tune in for the next edition of All This Jazz, right here on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS-FM, at 9pm on Saturday the 29th -- or online via live stream at (We'll also re-air the show on Sunday the 30th at 7pm on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz-all-the-time HD Radio channel.)Our program delivers three hours of modern jazz -- across a range of styles -- each and every Saturday night, from 9 till midnight.On the forthcoming installment of ATJ: Joe Locke, Kenny Burrell...
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This is a story of American ingenuity and entrepreneurship. It is the story of the meat straw. Yes, you read that right.

"It is a straw made out of pork," explains Ben Hirko of Coralville, Iowa, the man behind Benny's Original Meat Straws.

It's a half-inch in diameter, the same length as a standard plastic straw. And it has a hole running down the middle of it, through which you're meant to slurp up Bloody Marys.

Actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste, who made history earlier this summer as the first black actor — and youngest person — to play the lead character in Les Miserables on Broadway, died Saturday. He was 21.

A spokesman for the production said that Jean-Baptiste died after an accident: he fell from a fire escape in Brooklyn early Saturday morning.

Are most people more likely to pull the trigger of a gun if the person they're shooting at is black?

A new meta-analysis set out to answer that question. Yara Mekawi of the University of Illinois and her co-author, Konrad Bresin, drew together findings from 42 different studies on trigger bias to examine whether race affects how likely a target is to be shot.

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In Lebanon, Calls for More Protests as Police Push back Demonstrators

Thousands took to the streets in Martyrs' Square in the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Saturday for the second week in a row to demand government accountability and solutions for a mounting garbage crisis.

There's a song out there right now that's catching a lot of people off guard. "S.O.B" sounds kind of familiar, maybe like a revived oldie, but it's not: It's fresh off the new self-titled album from the Denver ensemble Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats.

Turkish warplanes have conducted their first airstrikes against the self-declared Islamic State in Syria as part of a U.S.-led coalition against the extremist group.

The joint airstrikes were carried out late Friday, according to a statement from the Foreign Ministry.

Donald Trump's been having a lot of fun at the expense of others lately.