NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney is appearing alongside his running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan.
Romney says Ryan is a man of what he calls "great steadiness" and "unquestioned integrity." The former Massachusetts governor says Ryan is a "shining exception" in a political world of pettiness.
The two appeared together for the first time as the Republican presidential ticket on Saturday morning in Virginia. They faced supporters while standing on the USS Wisconsin, a retired World War II battleship.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a 53-year-old Oklahoma State University employee fatally shot himself in a restroom at a Stillwater hospital.
Capt. Randy Dickerson says the man walked into the emergency room at Stillwater Medical Center at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Dickerson tells the Stillwater NewsPress (http://is.gd/latRMe ) that the man then went into a public restroom and shot himself in the chest.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is scheduled to headline a fundraising breakfast for 1st Congressional District candidate Jim Bridenstine.
The Friday morning event at a south Tulsa hotel asks supporters for donations of between $250 and $2,500, which will go toward the campaign of Bridenstine — a Republican.
Bridenstine upset five-term U.S. Rep. John Sullivan in the June Republican primary election. Bridenstine has aligned himself with the tea party and has run on a platform calling for fresh voices in Washington.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Drought Monitor says drought conditions are worsening throughout Oklahoma.
The latest map, released Thursday, shows that 16 percent of the state is in exceptional drought — the worst classification possible. That's up from 5 percent a week ago.
The exceptional drought covers parts of the Panhandle and western Oklahoma counties that include Harper, Ellis, Woodward, Dewey and Custer. The exceptional drought also dips into Blaine, Canadian and Cleveland counties.
NOBLE, Okla. (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin is joining state and federal officials to begin the task of assessing damage to homes and businesses during the state's wildfire outbreak.
Fallin will tour scorched parts of the state on Thursday with officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business Administration and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management.