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  • Police in New South Wales say the man died in a July 13 crash in a Sydney suburb. —May 27, 2009: Ashley Parham, 18, of Midwest City, Oklahoma, 2001 Honda Accord. —July 27, 2014: Law Suk Leh of Sibu, Malaysia, 2003 Honda City.

  • OKLAHOMA CITY _ BancFirst Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $23.2 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.15 per share. BancFirst shares have climbed 7.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 19- It took 17 years, but the S&P 500 information technology index has finally recovered from the implosion of the dot-com bubble. The index of over 60 of the United States' largest technology companies on Wednesday rose 0.6 percent to close at a record high of 992.29, edging above its previous peak of 988.49, set on March 27, 2000.

  • WASHINGTON— A plan to privatize the nation's air traffic control operations has hit turbulence in the House, raising questions about whether one of President Donald Trump's infrastructure priorities can survive. The concept of splitting off air traffic control from the Federal Aviation Administration faces even longer odds in the Senate, but supporters...

  • Bruce Rauner, governor of Illinois, left, delivers a budget address in the House Chamber of the State Capitol building in Springfield, Illinois.

    Tight revenues and uncertainty about the impact of federal tax and budget policies has ignited the worst state budget battles since 2007.

  • HOUSTON, July 14- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.2 on Friday struck Stroud, Oklahoma, about 20 miles from the key oil storage hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Geological Survey said. Oil companies operating the tanks and pipelines around the Cushing hub have reported no damage to their facilities. The Cushing storage hub is the delivery hub...

  • HOUSTON, July 14- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.2 on Friday struck Stroud, Oklahoma, about 20 miles from the key oil storage hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Geological Survey said. There have been no initial reports of damage from the quake, Oklahoma Corporation Commission spokesman Matt Skinner said by phone, cautioning that it was still...

  • OKLAHOMA CITY— Lawyer says Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby, who was acquitted in the killing of an unarmed black man, has resigned.

  • BASTROP, Texas— Authorities say nobody has been hurt after a contractor accidentally cut an underground crude oil pipeline in Central Texas and caused about 50,000 gallons to spill. A spokesman with Magellan Midstream Partners of Tulsa, Oklahoma, says cleanup has begun at the rural site near Bastrop, about 30 miles east of Austin. Nearby Farm- to-Market 20 was...

  • NEW YORK, July 12- U.S. crude oil inventories last week dropped the most in ten months, falling more than expected as imports declined and refining rates rose, while gasoline stocks decreased although demand remained lackluster, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday. Crude stocks at the Cushing, Oklahoma, delivery hub for U.S. crude futures...

  • NEW YORK, July 12- U.S. crude oil inventories last week dropped the most in ten months, falling more than expected as imports declined and refining rates rose, while gasoline stocks decreased and distillate inventories rose, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday. Crude stocks at the Cushing, Oklahoma, delivery hub for U.S. crude futures fell by...

  • People sit with an insurance advisor as they sign up for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, in Miami.

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Tuesday that it approved Alaska's 1332 state innovation waiver application.

  • *Goldman Sachs warns of oil below $40 per barrel. *Saudi Arabia produces a little more oil in June than OPEC target. NEW YORK, July 11- Oil prices climbed more than 2.5 percent on Tuesday along with rising heating oil futures on reports showing cuts in U.S. oil production and declines in U.S. crude and European product stockpiles.

  • An employee puts a low price dollar sign together at a Walmart store.

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  • A large 20-foot-deep (6-meter) sinkhole that swallowed two vehicles in North Laurel Canyon Blvd, in Los Angeles, is cordoned-off on February 18, 2017, after a powerful storm hit southern California.

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  • A rendering of the upcoming Facebook data center in Fort Worth, Texas.

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  • Members of the FBI Evidence Response Team work the scene of a shooting in the parking lot of the Armed Forces Career Center/National Guard recruitment office on July 16, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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  • An 81- year-old man from Hialeah, Florida, near Miami is the 12th person known to have died in the U.S. due to malfunctioning Takata air bag inflators. —May 27, 2009: Ashley Parham, 18, of Midwest City, Oklahoma, 2001 Honda Accord. —July 27, 2014: Law Suk Leh of Sibu, Malaysia, 2003 Honda City.