Tag: Oklahoma

Supreme Court ruling imperils abortion laws in many states

NEW YORK (AP) — By striking down tough abortion restrictions in Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court has emboldened abortion-rights activists nationwide and imperiled a range of anti-abortion laws in numerous states. Many anti-abortion leaders were openly disappointed, bracing for the demise of restrictions that they had worked vigorously to enact over the past few years. The Supreme Court has decided “the abortion industry will continue to reign unchecked as mothers are subjected to subpar conditions,” said Heather Weininger, executive director of Wisconsin Right to Life. On the other side of the debate, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards hailed the...

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In surprising turnabout, Oklahoma eyes Medicaid expansion

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Despite bitter resistance in Oklahoma for years to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, Republican leaders in this conservative state are now confronting something that alarms them even more: a huge $1.3 billion hole in the budget that threatens to do widespread damage to the state’s health care system. So, in what would be the grandest about-face among rightward leaning states, Oklahoma is now moving toward a plan to expand its Medicaid program to bring in billions of federal dollars from Obama’s new health care system. What’s more, GOP leaders are considering a tax hike...

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Caught on Camera: Tornado Rips through Oklahoma

Check out this crazy video of a tornado moving through Elmore City, Oklahoma. The national weather service has issued a tornado emergency for south central Oklahoma. They say the potential for damage is “catastrophic.” Meteorologists estimate the tornado to be at least an EF-2, or possibly a low end EF-3. Multiple homes and structures were damaged or destroyed by the tornado, including some mobile homes and...

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A guide to the Final Four in Houston

(A.P) March Madness lived up to its billing with all those upsets, crazy finishes and memorable performances. Now that the calendar is turning to April, it’s time for the main event: North Carolina, Oklahoma, Villanova and Syracuse in the Final Four. Houston, here they come — and it figures to be quite a show. To get you ready, we’ve got a rundown of the matchups, the top teams and players before the games start on Saturday: ___ THE MATCHUPS Oklahoma vs. Villanova. These teams met earlier in the season and the Sooners turned it into a laugher behind a...

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Texas Tech knocks off No. 3 Oklahoma 65-63

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Toddrick Gotcher admitted he might have traveled after one of his Texas Tech teammates got him the rebound off Oklahoma’s last shot in the Red Raiders’ 65-63 victory over the third-ranked Sooners on Wednesday night. “I think I picked the ball up and started running before the time was out, but I don’t know,” said the senior guard who hit a key 3-pointer down the stretch. “Then I seen a big black wave of people. That was the best feeling in the world. And I’ll never forget it for the rest of my life.” Fans...

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