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Oklahoma: State in the United States
Oklahoma is a state in the South Central region of the United States, bordered by the state of Texas on the south and west, Kansas on the north, Missouri on the northeast, Arkansas on the east, New Mexico on the west, and Colorado on the northwest. It is the 20th-most extensive and the 28th-most populous of the 50 United States. The state's name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning "red people". It is also known informally by its nickname, "The Sooner State", in reference to the non-Native settlers who staked their claims on land before the official opening date of lands in the western Oklahoma Territory or before the Indian Appropriations Act of 1889, which increased European-American settlement in the eastern Indian Territory. Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory were merged into the State of Oklahoma when it became the 46th state to enter the union on November 16, 1907. Its residents are known as Oklahomans, and its capital and largest city is Oklahoma City.

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Oklahoma police officer charged with murdering his own chief

An Oklahoma police officer has been charged with murdering his own police chief in a Florida seaside hotel as the pair traveled to attend a law enforcement conference, authorities said on Monday.
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Oklahoma woman released from prison after serving 15 years behind bars for boyfriend's abuse of children

An Oklahoma woman is free Saturday night after 15 years behind bars for child abuse — abuse that was inflicted on her kids by her boyfriend. Mark Strassmann reports.
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Videos for Oklahoma


Elizabeth Warren: From Nearly Broke Midwestern A Top Democratic Candidate [Video]Elizabeth Warren: From Nearly Broke Midwestern A Top Democratic Candidate

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren has forged a political identity as a fighter who wants to level the playing field for the American middle class. Now she is seeking the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Johnson & Johnson settles Ohio suits [Video]Johnson & Johnson settles Ohio suits

Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $20.4 million to settle claims by two Ohio counties to settle claims over the opioid epidemic and avoid an upcoming federal trial. Fred Katayama reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Keep On Trucking? The Most Dangerous US State For Road Warriors [Video]Keep On Trucking? The Most Dangerous US State For Road Warriors

American truck drivers have one of the country's most hazardous jobs. Of all fatalities on the road, Business Insider reports 2.4% nationwide are truck drivers. But in some states, that number is much..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Teen charged after alleged school shooting threat [Video]Teen charged after alleged school shooting threat

18-year-old Alexis Wilson on Monday was charged with a felony for making a terrorist threat against a high school in McAlester, Oklahoma. Wilson allegedly told her Pizza Inn coworker about her newly..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:36Published

 

Man Charged in Sexual Assault of Woman on a Flight, Officials Say

An American Airlines flight from North Carolina to Utah was diverted to Tulsa, Okla., where the man was arrested, officials said.
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They were hospitalized after getting flu shots. Turns out, it was insulin

A Bartlesville, Oklahoma facility had contracted with a pharmacist to administer the vaccine, but all received injections of insulin instead.
USATODAY.com - Published

Sen. James Lankford says he sees no connection between Pittsburgh shooting, Trump's rhetoric

Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Lankford talks about divisions in the country in the aftermath of Saturday’s deadly shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.
CBS News - Published

More than 450 Oklahoma inmates walk out of prison

More than 450 inmates walked out the doors of prisons across Oklahoma on Monday as part of what state officials say is the largest single-day mass commutation in U.S. history. All have low-level drug..
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Hundreds of Oklahoma inmates locked up for low-level crimes released

Freedom came early for hundreds of inmates in Oklahoma. It was the largest single mass-release in U.S. history and all had been locked up for low-level crimes. Omar Villafranca reports.
CBS News - Published

Hundreds of volunteers help move books from old library

650 volunteers in Norman, Oklahoma, formed a human chain to help move books from their old library to the new one, located on the other side of a park.
CBS News - Published

Hundreds of Oklahoma prison inmates granted early release

Hundreds of Oklahoma inmates who served time for low-level, non-violent crimes will walk out of prison on Monday in the largest single-day commutation of criminal sentences in U.S. history, Oklahoma..
Reuters - Published

Oklahoma to Release Nearly 500 Prisoners in a Single Day

The state has one of the nation’s highest incarceration rates, but a law downgrading minor crimes will begin to make a dent.
NYTimes.com - Published

Hundreds of Oklahoma inmates to be freed, the largest mass release in US history

The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board approved the commutation of 462 inmates unanimously. It is the largest mass commutation in U.S. history.
USATODAY.com - Published

Students sing praises of music teacher

For 30 years high school music teacher Robert Moore directed one of the greatest high school choral groups in the country, the Ponca City Chorale, of Ponca City, Okla. Now retired, Moore would love..
CBS News - Published

"The Pioneer Woman": Ree Drummond

One of the most popular figures on the Food Network is Ree Drummond, who loves butter, basset hounds and Ethel Merman. The bestselling cookbook author and the figure behind the top-rated cooking show,..
CBS News - Published

Rural medical care in crisis

Since 2010, 99 rural hospitals in the United States have closed, leaving residents in isolated communities without access to proper medical or emergency room care. The effects can be deadly, as Lee..
CBS News - Published

Work remotely? Then bring your home office to Tulsa, Oklahoma

With countless people working out of their homes, does it really matter WHERE they live? According to Tulsa, Oklahoma, no! The city of 400,000 that has plenty of hip coffee shops, bustling bars, and a..
CBS News - Published

A real education: The plight of teachers

Since 1996 inflation-adjusted pay for a public school teacher has actually fallen, and nationwide about one in five teachers has a second job during the school year to make ends meet. Fury over those..
CBS News - Published

How an Oklahoma woman learned to fly like an eagle in Mongolia

In the Mongolian steppe, hunters partner with golden eagles to catch game. When Lauren McGough found out about it she said, "I have to see it. I have to do it." Scott Pelley reports.
CBS News - Published

Bowl projections: LSU moves in after Oklahoma falls out of College Football Playoff

This week's bowl projections saw the College Football Playoff field get a serious change with Oklahoma falling out and LSU taking the spot.
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Oklahoma falls to No. 9 and the American Athletic shows strength in NCAA Re-Rank 1-130

There's another change at the top of NCAA Re-Rank with Oklahoma falling to No. 9 after a loss. The American Athletic has five teams in Top 25.
USATODAY.com - Published

Football Four: As Ohio State rolls and Oklahoma falls, Alabama and LSU ready for showdown

As Ohio State rolls and Oklahoma falls, the SEC dreams of getting two teams into College Football Playoff. Out West, Oregon and Utah climb back in.
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Furious rally might be biggest victory for Oklahoma in loss to Kansas State

Oklahoma's shocking loss to Kansas State looked to end its College Football Playoff hopes, but a comeback to make things close may loom large.
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Unranked Kansas State pulls off shocking upset of No. 5 Oklahoma

No. 5 Oklahoma saw its College Football Playoff hopes seriously damaged after being stunned by unranked Kansas State for its first loss of season.
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Judge says he miscalculated award by $107M in J&J opioid case

Oklahoma court acknowledged it erroneously added three zeroes in calculating opioid ruling
CBS News - Published

Ohio State remains No. 1 as seven teams gain separation in NCAA Re-Rank 1-130

The top seven teams in the NCAA Re-Rank 1-130 have gained separation with Ohio State staying No. 1 and Oklahoma moving up after beating Texas.
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Oklahoma might be complete package after strong defensive showing against Texas

Defense has been the Achilles heel for Oklahoma in its last two College Football Playoff appearance. But by throttling Texas, that might have changed.
USATODAY.com - Published

Winners and losers from Week 7 in college football are led by Georgia, Oklahoma

There were highs and lows during Week 7 of the college football seasons. A look at the winners and losers, led by Georgia and Oklahoma.
USATODAY.com - Published

Every Oklahoma and Texas player issued unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after pregame skirmish

The game hadn't started but every Oklahoma and Texas player has been penalized after a pregame skirmish between the teams at the Cotton Bowl.
USATODAY.com - Published

Oklahoma will finds out if its defense really has turned corner against Texas

Oklahoma's maligned defense made changes with hire of coordinator Alex Grinch. But even strong early play, Texas game will prove how far it has come.
USATODAY.com - Published

USA TODAY Sports staff picks for Week 7 of the college football season

Week 7 of the college football seasons sees major matchups in both the Big 12 and SEC with Oklahoma facing Texas in Dallas and LSU hosting Florida.
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Crime Against Humanity, Senator Tom Coburn, Misty Copeland

Scott Pelley reports on the 2013 sarin gas attack in Syria; Lesley Stahl profiles retired Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn; and Bill Whitaker profiles Misty Copeland, an unlikely ballerina.
CBS News - Published

Drugmaker says judge in opioid case made $107 million mistake

Oklahoma court erroneously added three zeroes in calculating $572 million opioid case award, company claims
CBS News - Published

Pony hit-and-run, church in a strip club, lawnmower DUI: News from around our 50 states

9-year-old running 5K accidentally wins 10K in Minnesota, women warned not to go topless in Oklahoma, and more
USATODAY.com - Published

Purple heart veteran dies after saving granddaughter from house explosion

Don O'Steen, 69, died last Monday during surgery after he saved granddaughter Paetyn, 3, from an explosion at his Oklahoma home.
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The 9/11 Museum, Gold Star Parents, Earthquake Alley

Lesley Stahl reports on the National September 11 Memorial & Museum; then, parents of fallen heroes unite to cope with loss; and, Oklahoma's rise in quakes linked to man-made causes.
CBS News - Published

Oklahoma middle schooler dies after competing in football game

Riley Boatwright, an Oklahoma middle-schooler, died Tuesday after playing in a football game, his coach confirmed to The Oklahoman.
USATODAY.com - Published

TC Energy shuts oil line as flooding disrupts U.S. Gulf terminals: traders

TC Energy Corp's Marketlink oil pipeline from Cushing, Oklahoma, to Nederland, Texas, was shut as flooding disrupted operations at U.S. Gulf Coast terminals, traders familiar with the matter said on..
Reuters - Published

Johnson & Johnson calls judge's ruling "flawed," plans to appeal $572 million ruling in opioid trial

An Oklahoma judge ruled Monday that Johnson & Johnson's misleading marketing led to addictions and deadly overdoses of opioids. The consumer products giant plans to appeal the $572 million verdict...
CBS News - Published

Pentagon Lists Projects That Will Be Delayed to Fund Border Wall

Nearly every facet of military life — from Oklahoma to Puerto Rico to Germany — will be affected by the transfer of $3.6 billion from 127 projects.
NYTimes.com - Published

Nick Saban, Alabama players 'happy' for Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts after his 508-yard night

Former Alabama QB Jalen Hurts was the talk of college football. including in Tuscaloosa, after a career-best 508 yards in his first game at Oklahoma.
USATODAY.com - Published

Oklahoma hospital used dirty gastroscopes on almost 1,000 patients; no infections reported

An unnamed hospital in Oklahoma used contaminated gastroscopes in procedures performed on nearly a thousand patients in recent months, device maker Pentax Medical told U.S. regulators last month,..
Reuters - Published

With Johnson & Johnson ruling in Oklahoma, opioid reckoning finally starts taking shape

I testified at the Oklahoma opioid trial and welcome the verdict. Now we need to treat everyone in need, educate America and end this health crisis.
USATODAY.com - Published

Johnson & Johnson’s Brand Falters Over Its Role in the Opioid Crisis

An Oklahoma court case highlights the health care giant’s role in the epidemic as a leading supplier of opioid ingredients.
NYTimes.com - Published

Opioid trial decision could shape other cases

Oklahoma's court fight against Johnson & Johnson and it subsidiaries could be a road map for other states to follow in holding drugmakers responsible for the opioid crisis. (Aug. 27)  
USATODAY.com - Published

What to expect after the Oklahoma Johnson & Johnson ruling

The $572 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson may be followed by more trials and legal settlements
CBS News - Published

Oklahoma AG on the "shameful stream of commerce" that led to the opioid crisis

In a first-of-its-kind case, a judge is punishing Johnson & Johnson for its role in the opioid crisis. A judge ordered the health care giant to pay $572 million dollars to Oklahoma. He ruled that the..
CBS News - Published

Judge finds Johnson & Johnson guilty in Oklahoma opioid case, calls for $527 million payment

In a landmark ruling on Monday, an Oklahoma judge found Johnson and Johnson guilty of helping to fuel the state's opioid crisis. The company was ordered to pay over $500 million to help address the..
CBS News - Published

8/26: CBS Evening News

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay Oklahoma $572 million for fueling opioid crisis; Tennis trailblazer Althea Gibson honored on first day of U.S. Open.
CBS News - Published

Johnson & Johnson ordered by judge to pay over $572 million for role in opioid crisis

Oklahoma lawyers argued Johnson & Johnson aggressively marketed opioids that overstated their effectiveness and underplayed the addiction risk.  
USATODAY.com - Published

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