WASHINGTON (AP) — Key parts of Arizona's immigration law have been struck down by the Supreme Court -- but not the provision requiring police to check the immigration status of someone they suspect is in the United States illegally.
Even there, though, the justices said the provision could face additional legal challenges. And while upholding the "show me your papers" requirement for now, the justices took the teeth out of it -- by prohibiting police officers from arresting people on minor immigration charges.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City dentist accused of submitting claims for dental services she didn't provide has been charged in federal court with health care fraud.
The Oklahoma Attorney General's office says 44-year-old Robin Lockwood faces one count of health care fraud.
The attorney general says the charges allege Lockwood falsified treatment notes submitted by Ocean Dental for Medicaid reimbursement between July 2007 and December 2010. She is accused of benefiting from the scheme because she received a percentage of the reimbursement for her services.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — After several weeks of heated campaigning, the two Republicans vying to represent Oklahoma's 1st congressional district are making a last-minute push to convince voters each is the most conservative choice for the job.
Five-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Sullivan says he's voted 34 times to cut trillions of dollars in spending, fought to preserve thousands of energy industry jobs in Oklahoma and helped his state crack down on illegal immigration.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked enforcement of an Environmental Protection Agency plan that would reduce pollution from Oklahoma's coal-fired power plants.
The court on Friday granted a request by the Attorney General Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. and others for a stay pending a review of the EPA's rule requiring the reduction of sulfur dioxide emissions at four electric generating units.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A tea party-aligned Edmond pastor seeking to oust a two-term state senator has filed a defamation lawsuit against his opponent and a political action committee that has funded ads critical of his business dealings.
Paul Blair filed the lawsuit Thursday in Oklahoma County District Court against Senator Clark Jolley and the Coalition for Oklahoma's Future, a PAC funded by contributions from some of the state's largest corporations.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican candidate for a state House seat in northwest Oklahoma is trying to downplay a photograph in which he is seen wearing a swastika-adorned Iron Cross medallion around his neck.
Rodney Hiebert of Taloga says the pendant belonged to a friend and that the photograph, which appears on his Facebook page, was taken at a Halloween party several years ago. The 42-year-old says he is not a racist and that the photo is being blown out of proportion.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Even though graduation gowns have long been packed away, hundreds of Oklahoma high school students are still working to earn diplomas.
This is the first year in which students must pass end-of-instruction exams in four subjects, including algebra I and English II. If students don't pass, their college financial aid and military careers are at risk.
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma Forestry Services firefighter has pleaded guilty to charges of arson and endangering the lives of others.
The Cherokee County District Attorney's Office said Friday that 39-year-old Mike Adam Malenski pleaded guilty to the two counts on Thursday and was sentenced to a total of 10 years in prison. Malenski was initially charged with 56 counts each of arson and endangering lives.
Prosecutors say he set the fires in the Cherokee Wildlife Management Area in 2010 and 2011 when he was a forestry services firefighter.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's three-day early voting period will begin at county election board offices across the state.
Early voting will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Monday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Registered voters can cast their in-person absentee ballots at the county election boards in the county where they're registered.
Turnout for this year's primary election is expected to be light, with only one statewide race on the ballot — two Republicans who are running for a six-year term on the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines says a federal bankruptcy judge has delayed a ruling scheduled for Friday on whether it can break its contracts with unions and impose cost-cutting steps including layoffs.
The judge set a new deadline of June 29.
The delay gives the company and unions more time to negotiate voluntary cost-cutting agreements that the unions have so far resisted.