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    Heartland Flyer could fall victim to state budget cuts

    OKLAHOMA – The Heartland Flyer could be derailed if lawmakers decide the passenger rail system has to fall victim to budget cuts. The train boards every morning at 8:25 in downtown Oklahoma City and makes stops in Norman, Purcell, Pauls Valley, Ardmore and Gainesville before ending up in Fort Worth. It then makes the return […]

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    The end of an era: Ringling Brothers circus elephants retire this weekend after public outcry

    After nearly 150 years of elephant tricks, Ringling Brothers is retiring its elephant act this weekend. The pachyderms will take a final bow at a performance Sunday in Rhode Island. Eleven female Asian elephants from 5 to 47-years-old will then take their final train ride to retire at the circus-owned Center for Elephant Conservation in […]

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    Metro dad talks about running OKC Memorial half marathon with son in push chair

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City father is planning to run in the Memorial Marathon this weekend while racing with his son in a push chair. Erik Heine’s son, Stephen, has a rare disorder called Rubinstein Taybi, which affects his development and motor skills. Fortunately, this duo has found a way to communicate and bond over […]

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    Marathon gears up with CPR training, sold out hotels and interactive map of the course

    OKLAHOMA CITY – As people piled into the health and fitness expo Friday morning, they were greeted by a new way to look at the race course from OU architecture students. “Created this topographic map showing all of the contours and the hills and valleys of Oklahoma City,” said Garrett Slezak, an architecture student at […]

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    Workers charged in Flint water crisis “failed Michigan families”

    Three government employees charged in connection with the Flint water crisis “failed Michigan families,” and the charges against them “are only the beginning” of a lengthy and exhaustive probe, state Attorney General Bill Schuette said Wednesday. While Flint residents have said they feel the criminality that led to poisonous water being pumped into their homes […]

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    Priceless ‘Rocky Horror’ pictures found in NYC subway

    NEW YORK – You never know what you’ll see on the subway. Brady Marter was riding a train from Canal Street when he says he found some old Polaroids on the platform. “Once I realized what they were, I knew how valuable (the photos) were,” Marter said. The photos were candid shots taken in the […]


    7.0 quake strikes Japan after earlier one kills 9

    A magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck early Saturday in Japan’s Kyushu island, the same region a 6.2 quake struck two days earlier. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the latest quake struck just west-southwest of Kumamoto-shi and about 8 miles south-southeast of Ueki, the epicenter of the late Thursday tremor that left nine dead. It was not immediately […]

  • Cf9PkYCWQAEm7m_ pulls ads after freckle furore

    LONDON – Dating site is pulling an ad campaign after receiving a barrage of complaints for suggesting red hair and freckles are “imperfections.” The posters, which sprung up in London tube and train stations Monday, featured a freckly red-haired girl with the caption: “If you don’t like your imperfections, someone else will.” Dating site […]

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    German train dispatcher accused of playing game before deadly crash

    Moments before two trains collided head-on, killing 12 people, a dispatcher was playing a game on his phone, authorities said. The dispatcher was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and gross negligence Tuesday. German police said their investigation showed he had “violated operational rules” by playing the game until shortly before the collision on February 9. […]

  • Will Smith and his wife, Racquel, were "having a blast" at a city festival mere hours before they were both shot, leaving the former New Orleans Saints defensive end dead and his wife hospitalized.

    Former Saints player killed in possible road rage shooting

    (CNN) — Will Smith and his wife, Racquel, were “having a blast” at a city festival mere hours before they were both shot, leaving the former New Orleans Saints defensive end dead and his wife hospitalized. New Orleans Police Department spokesman Tyler Gamble was reluctant to use the term “road rage,” but a police statement […]

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    Weird train track illusion will make you question everything

    A video tweeted on Wednesday that shows two wooden train tracks will mess with your mind. The video, shared by BBC Academy trainer Marc Settle, shows two pieces of wooden train track from his son’s toy collection. The tweet has been retweeted nearly 1,400 times. Settle wrote: “My toddler’s train track is freaking me out right now. What is […]