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Google makes $600 million investment to expand US data centre

To boost computer science education in the US, Google also announced on Thursday a $6 million grant to support 4-H, the largest youth development organisation in the US. 

Jun 14, 2019, 14:51 PM IST

Saudi man in Oklahoma charged with lying about Al Qaeda training

A Saudi man who attended flight school in Oklahoma was charged on Tuesday with visa fraud for allegedly having lied about attending an al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan in 2000, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Feb 07, 2018, 09:34 AM IST

Woman marries mother, gets 10 years jail term

A woman from Oklahoma has, this week, been given probation of 10 years after she admitted that she had a sexual relationship with her mother which even led to marriage.

Nov 12, 2017, 12:46 PM IST

Central Oklahoma earthquake leaves hundreds in the dark

An earthquake registering a 4.2 magnitude in central Oklahoma disrupted electric power to hundreds of customers.

Aug 03, 2017, 10:10 AM IST

Two dead after tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Wisconsin

One person was killed when a tornado swept into a mobile home park in Wisconsin and another person died when a twister hit a housing subdivision in Oklahoma, as a massive severe storm system battered an area stretching from the South Plains of Texas to the Great Lakes.

May 17, 2017, 11:57 AM IST

Arkansas's fourth execution in eight days ends death chamber flurry

Arkansas on Thursday executed its fourth inmate in eight days, administering a lethal injection to a man who killed two people after escaping from a prison where he had been serving a life sentence for murdering a cheerleader.

Apr 28, 2017, 13:36 PM IST

Severe storms threaten central US; trucker dies in Oklahoma

A storm system that's blamed for the death of a truck driver in Oklahoma barreled eastward on Wednesday, putting 21 million people in the central United States at risk for bad weather, forecasters said.

Mar 30, 2017, 00:11 AM IST

Muslim students asked ''Do you beat your wife?'' by Oklahoma lawmaker

Muslim students visiting an Oklahoma lawmaker`s office in the state capitol were required to fill out a form that asked if they beat their wives and other questions that offended them, an Islamic advocacy group said.

Mar 06, 2017, 09:09 AM IST

Hundreds evacuated after wildfire in Oklahoma in United states

A wild fire in the US state of Oklahoma has burned nearly 600 acres, prompting authorities to evacuate hundreds of people in the nearby areas and parts of the adjoining state of Texas.

Feb 13, 2017, 13:36 PM IST

Hundreds evacuated after wildfire in Oklahoma in US

Red flag warnings have been issued for western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle and parts of West Texas.

Feb 13, 2017, 08:24 AM IST

Sorcery or Science? The 'Center of the Universe' located in Tulsa is defying all the laws of Physics!

Built in the 80s, some people are of the belief that it is a vortex where all the cosmic energies meet.

Oct 18, 2016, 23:48 PM IST

Serena Williams speaks out against police killings, says 'silence is betrayal'

The 35-year-old reflected on the recent deaths of African-American men at the hands of law enforcement.

Sep 28, 2016, 16:39 PM IST

Oil rig caught fire in Oklahoma, US

Oil well caught fire in Oklahoma. All the workers and staff members are safe. Firefighters are trying to control the fire.

Jan 14, 2016, 15:32 PM IST

Are Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani plan to buy new house?

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani reportedly plan to have a house together in Oklahoma.

Jan 06, 2016, 02:58 AM IST

US Midwest braces for more flooding as rain-swollen rivers rise

Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma braced for more flooding on Thursday as rain-swollen rivers, some at record heights, overflowed their banks, washing out hundreds of structures, leaving thousands of people displaced from their homes, and some 9.3 million people in areas under flood warnings.

Jan 01, 2016, 01:42 AM IST

Oklahoma governor stays execution over lethal injection drug

The governor of the US state of Oklahoma has issued a last-minute stay of execution of an inmate convicted of ordering a murder, amid questions over one of the lethal injection drugs.

Oct 01, 2015, 05:20 AM IST

Court grants last-minute stay of Oklahoma execution

An Oklahoma court granted a last-minute stay of execution to a death-row inmate Wednesday in order to consider new evidence in his murder conviction, after support from a number of celebrities.

Sep 17, 2015, 02:47 AM IST

Country musician Stoney LaRue arrested in Oklahoma

Country music artist Stoney LaRue has been arrested in Oklahoma City for allegedly pushing his girlfriend down an apartment stairs, police said on Tuesday.

Jul 22, 2015, 06:07 AM IST

Obama becomes first president to visit US prison

Barack Obama became the first sitting US president to visit a federal prison on Thursday, amid a push to reform America`s overcrowded and expensive correctional system.

Jul 17, 2015, 02:59 AM IST