Public Radio Tulsa – Yemen's on the brink. It's the poorest Arab nation, with a bulging youth population and a sagging economy. Making matters worse, al Qaeda's deeply woven into the national fabric, threatening Yemen, its neighbors, and the US. In this edition of America Abroad from PRI, we explore conditions on the ground, and ask how Yemen became such a fragile state.
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Tulsa, OK – One person is dead in a Tulsa house fire. It happened around 6a.m. Friday morning near 41st and South Union on Tulsa's west side. The home was engulfed in flames when fire fighters arrived on the scene.
The victim, a man in his 50s, was found near the door. He was apparently trying to escape when he collapsed.
Oklahoma City, OK – FBI: OSBI declined assistance in search for girl
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An FBI spokesman says the agency's offer to help search for a missing 7-year-old girl was turned down by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
But an OSBI official says an FBI agent was involved in the search for Aja Johnson and her suspected abductor Lester Hobbs. The bodies of the two were found Monday near Lake Thunderbird in east Norman about two months after they had disappeared.
Tulsa, OK – Strong storms roll across Okla, thousands in dark
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Strong storms with high winds moved into Oklahoma and thousands of power outages are reported in the state.
No serious injuries were reported Friday morning. A tractor-trailer rig was blown over on Interstate 35 near Norman where power lines were also blown down. Northbound lanes of the interstate were affected.