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Experts: US Court fractures decades of Native American law

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling expanding state authority to prosecute some crimes on Native American land is upending decades of law in support of tribal sovereignty.

Execution dates scheduled for 6 Oklahoma death row inmates

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals set execution dates for six death row inmates just hours before an attorney for one planned to ask for a rehearing in his case.

First oil sales on public land under Biden bring $22 million

Energy companies have paid more than $22 million to secure drilling rights on about 110 square miles of federal lands in the western U.S.

Prosecutors: 'Tiger King' star trafficked endangered animals

Federal prosecutors in South Carolina say “Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle has been charged with buying or selling endangered lemurs, cheetahs, and a chimpanzee without the proper paperwork.

Texas man on death row pleads guilty in 2 cold-case killings

A man already sentenced to death for an Oklahoma cold-case killing has pleaded guilty to murder in the deaths of two girls whose disappearances also went unsolved for decades.

Biden administration holding its first onshore oil sales

The U.S. government this week is holding its first onshore oil and gas sales from public lands since President Joe Biden took office.

Republican Josh Brecheen advances to primary runoff election in Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District.

Republican Josh Brecheen advances to primary runoff election in Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District.

Justices limit 2020 ruling on tribal lands in Oklahoma

The Supreme Court has ruled that Oklahoma can prosecute non-Native Americans for crimes committed on tribal land when the victim is Native American.

Drummond knocks off O’Connor in Oklahoma AG race

Tulsa attorney Gentner Drummond has knocked off incumbent Attorney General John O’Connor in the Republican primary in the race for Oklahoma attorney general.

Republican Avery Frix advances to primary runoff election in Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District.

Republican Avery Frix advances to primary runoff election in Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District.

Democrat Jason Bollinger advances to primary runoff election for U.S. Senate in Oklahoma.

Democrat Jason Bollinger advances to primary runoff election for U.S. Senate in Oklahoma.

Republican T.W. Shannon advances to primary runoff election for U.S. Senate in Oklahoma.

Republican T.W. Shannon advances to primary runoff election for U.S. Senate in Oklahoma.

Republican Markwayne Mullin advances to primary runoff election for U.S. Senate in Oklahoma.

Republican Markwayne Mullin advances to primary runoff election for U.S. Senate in Oklahoma.

Frank Lucas wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Oklahoma's 3rd Congressional District.

Frank Lucas wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Oklahoma's 3rd Congressional District.

Joy Hofmeister wins Democratic nomination for governor in Oklahoma primary election.

Joy Hofmeister wins Democratic nomination for governor in Oklahoma primary election.

Democrat Madison Horn advances to primary runoff election for U.S. Senate in Oklahoma.

Democrat Madison Horn advances to primary runoff election for U.S. Senate in Oklahoma.

Stephanie Bice wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District.

Stephanie Bice wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District.

Tom Cole wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Oklahoma's 4th Congressional District.

Tom Cole wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Oklahoma's 4th Congressional District.

Kevin Stitt wins Republican nomination for governor in Oklahoma primary election.

Kevin Stitt wins Republican nomination for governor in Oklahoma primary election.

James Lankford wins Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Oklahoma primary election.

James Lankford wins Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Oklahoma primary election.

Oklahoma reaches opioid settlement with 3 drug companies

Oklahoma officials say they've reached an opioid settlement with three drug companies that would bring more than $250 million to finance efforts to battle opioid addiction.

Election 2022: Abortion is central in 1st post-Roe primaries

Tuesday marks the first elections since the Supreme Court revoked a woman's constitutional right to an abortion.

Abortion battles in state courts after Supreme Court ruling

Abortion bans are temporarily blocked in Louisiana and Utah, while a federal court in South Carolina says a law sharply restricting the procedure can take effect there immediately.

US House: Boebert primary, runoffs, incumbent vs. incumbent

Six states are holding congressional primary elections, primary runoffs or special elections on Tuesday.

Man acquitted of murder because of insanity escapes hospital

A 29-year-old man acquitted by reason of insanity of murder in the 2013 stabbing death of his father in Austin has escaped from a state hospital to which he was committed.

Oklahoma voters to cast ballots for 2 US Senate seats

Oklahoma voters will have the rare opportunity to cast ballots for candidates for both of the state’s U.S. Senate seats.

Stitt, Hofmeister hold funding edge in Oklahoma governor bid

Oklahoma’s Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt and Democratic challenger Joy Hofmeister have massive fundraising advantages over their opponents heading into Tuesday’s primary election.

News Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CDT

Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CDT.

Supreme Court's abortion ruling sets off new court fights

The Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade is moving to courtrooms around the country.

What to watch in primaries in Colorado, Illinois, elsewhere

Seven states are set to host primary elections Tuesday as the nation comes to terms with last week’s stunning Supreme Court ruling eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion.

Report: Oklahoma gun deaths rose as firearms access grew

Gun deaths in Oklahoma have increased since a “permitless carry” law allowing people over the age of 21 to carry a gun without a permit or training went into effect in 2019, according to a newspaper’s review of data.

Senator in 2010 deposition: 13-year-olds can consent to sex

U.S. Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma testified as part of a civil case into an alleged sexual assault at the Baptist church camp he oversaw that he believed a 13-year-old can consent to sex.

Lawsuits challenge Oklahoma anti-protest law; riot charges

Six Oklahomans have filed two federal lawsuits that challenge a state law intended to crack down on protestors and that allege their civil rights were violated when they were arrested in Oklahoma City in 2020.

Magic take Duke's Paolo Banchero with 1st pick in NBA draft

The Orlando Magic selected Duke freshman Paolo Banchero with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.

Harvard returns Standing Bear's tomahawk to Nebraska tribe

Harvard has returned a tomahawk once owned by a pioneering Native American civil rights leader to his tribe.

Epic Charter School founders, ex-CFO facing criminal charges

State investigators have announced the arrests of the founders and former chief financial officer of Epic Charter Schools.

Native American leaders push for boarding school commission

U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland says the federal government has a responsibility to Native American tribes, Alaska Native villages and Native Hawaiian communities to fully support education, language and cultural practices that prior boarding school policies sought to destroy.

Motocross instructor indicted on federal child porn charges

Federal officials say a motocross instructor who visited states from New York to Georgia has been charged with producing child pornography.

Investigator: DNA could identify 2 Tulsa massacre victims

Investigators seeking to identify victims of the Tulsa Race Massacre have found enough usable DNA for testing on two of the 14 sets of remains removed from a local cemetery a year ago.

Police fatally shoot liquor store robber in Ponca City

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says police in Ponca City fatally shot a man who robbed a liquor store.

Oklahoma deputy shoots, kills man outside Anadarko home

State investigators in Oklahoma say a sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man outside a home in Anadarko.

2nd arrest made in Oklahoma festival shooting that killed 1

Police have arrested a second person on in a shooting at an Oklahoma festival last month in which one person was killed and eight others were wounded.