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Oklahoma man accused of plotting to poison pregnant girlfriend with ricin
Preston H. Rhoads, who was charged in April with two counts of solicitation of murder and two counts of attempting to kill another person, is accused of producing the deadly poison ricin and asking a former co-worker to help poison his girlfriend, Shanisty Whittington.
Suspect in Vegas rampage lived in Indiana
Jerad Miller, who, along with his wife, killed two Las Vegas police officers and a bystander in a shooting spree Sunday, briefly lived in Indiana in the early 2000s. Miller and his wife, Amanda, have been identified as the couple who shot two policemen at a Cici's Pizza and a third man at a Wal-Mart before killing themselves.
Family Dollar adopts poison pill
Family Dollar Stores Inc., facing a threat from billionaire activist Carl Icahn, adopted a shareholder-rights plan that will limit investors from acquiring more than 10 percent of the company.
State colleges revolt as years of cuts divide campuses
From Pennsylvania to Oregon, universities want more control over tuition and academic programs as they become less dependent on public subsidies. Some state systems have resisted because, without their flagships, they lose premier faculty and students as well as clout in legislatures that set funding.
MConnell, Grimes waging modern 'coal war'
The term “coal wars” once referred to bitter conflicts between coal companies and miners who sought to unionize to negotiate for higher pay and more humane working conditions.
But in 2014, Kentucky’s coal war is between Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, 72, and the woman who wants his job — Democratic state Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, 35.
'Go West, young man'
Founded in 1955, what is now known as the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum has seen many changes. It has introduced more than 10 million visitors to Oklahoma and many points West.
Shots after shots: Oklahoma gun range can serve alcohol
The city council in Oklahoma City has approved a liquor license request for a local gun range. The Wilshire Gun Range, expected to open later this spring, will serve food and alcohol in an on-site cafe. According to KOKH-TV the range's co-owner, there will be safeguards in place, including an ID scanning system that will ban guests from shooting after they've had a drink.
VIDEO: Midwestern 'beach house' causes neighborhood kerfuffle
Neighbors have filed complaints after a Kansas City, Missouri, woman opted to fill her lawn with sand, saying she's tired of watering and mowing. According to KCTV 5 from Kansas City, the beachy lot isn't a violation of any city codes.
Meet the black officer who went undercover as a KKK member
Retired police Sgt. Ron Stallworth's story - about how he, a black undercover Colorado cop, infiltrated one of the nation's most notorious hate groups in 1978 - is one such truth. Stallworth, 61, recently released the book "Black Klansman," detailing his amazing story during his early years of service.
Three to six hurricanes forecast for Atlantic storm season
Eight to 13 named systems are expected in the six-month season that starts June 1, Kathryn Sullivan, administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said Thursday.
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