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Oklahoma: State in the United States
Oklahoma is a state in the South Central region of the United States, bordered by the state of Texas on the south and west, Kansas on the north, Missouri on the northeast, Arkansas on the east, New Mexico on the west, and Colorado on the northwest. It is the 20th-most extensive and the 28th-most populous of the 50 United States. The state's name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning "red people". It is also known informally by its nickname, "The Sooner State", in reference to the non-Native settlers who staked their claims on land before the official opening date of lands in the western Oklahoma Territory or before the Indian Appropriations Act of 1889, which increased European-American settlement in the eastern Indian Territory. Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory were merged into the State of Oklahoma when it became the 46th state to enter the union on November 16, 1907. Its residents are known as Oklahomans, and its capital and largest city is Oklahoma City.


Air Force agents raid military landlord's Oklahoma office, seize computers

Air Force investigators raided the Oklahoma City offices of a major military landlord Tuesday morning, seizing computers and other material, in what the company said was part of an investigation into..
Reuters - Published

How Mexicans saved a dying US town

Guymon, Oklahoma, was on its way to becoming a ghost town. Then Mexican immigrants arrived 20 years ago.
BBC News - Published

▶ Videos for Oklahoma

New Army Vehicle Can Be Controlled By An X-box Controller [Video]New Army Vehicle Can Be Controlled By An X-box Controller

Semi-autonomous trucks have been delivered to Oklahoma's 15th transportation company.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:13Published

Rachel Bilson and Bill Hader spark dating rumours [Video]Rachel Bilson and Bill Hader spark dating rumours

Actress Rachel Bilson and Bill Hader have sparked dating rumours after they were seen having coffee together in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma over the weekend, along with member of Bill’s family.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:44Published

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton planning family Thanksgiving celebration [Video]Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton planning family Thanksgiving celebration

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton apparently can't wait to escape the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and enjoy some family time in Oklahoma this Thanksgiving.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:37Published


Shooting in Walmart parking lot leaves three dead in Oklahoma

Three people died in a shooting outside a Walmart store in Oklahoma on Monday morning, law enforcement officials said, the third fatal shooting at the retailer in five months and the latest in a string..
Reuters - Published

Three killed at shooting at Walmart in Oklahoma: media

Three people were shot and killed at an Oklahoma Walmart on Monday, according to local media.
Reuters - Published

Oklahoma judge reduces Johnson & Johnson opioid payout to $465 million

An Oklahoma judge on Friday said Johnson & Johnson must pay that state $465 million for fueling the opioid epidemic through the deceptive marketing of painkillers, down from his original award of $572..
Reuters - Published

Oklahoma police officer charged with murdering his own chief

An Oklahoma police officer has been charged with murdering his own police chief in a Florida seaside hotel as the pair traveled to attend a law enforcement conference, authorities said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Sentences commuted for hundreds of US prisoners

Low-level, non-violent offenders in Oklahoma have their sentences commuted after changes in the law.
BBC News - Published

Hundreds of Oklahoma prison inmates granted early release

Hundreds of Oklahoma inmates who served time for low-level, non-violent crimes will walk out of prison on Monday in the largest single-day commutation of criminal sentences in U.S. history, Oklahoma..
Reuters - Published

TC Energy shuts oil line as flooding disrupts U.S. Gulf terminals: traders

TC Energy Corp's Marketlink oil pipeline from Cushing, Oklahoma, to Nederland, Texas, was shut as flooding disrupted operations at U.S. Gulf Coast terminals, traders familiar with the matter said on..
Reuters - Published

Oklahoma hospital used dirty gastroscopes on almost 1,000 patients; no infections reported

An unnamed hospital in Oklahoma used contaminated gastroscopes in procedures performed on nearly a thousand patients in recent months, device maker Pentax Medical told U.S. regulators last month,..
Reuters - Published

J&J liable for $572 million in Oklahoma opioid epidemic trial, shares rise

An Oklahoma judge on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572.1 million to the state for its part in fueling an opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing addictive painkillers.
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Oklahoma judge finds J&J liable in first trial over opioids

An Oklahoma judge on Monday ruled that Johnson & Johnson was liable for its part in fueling the opioid epidemic and ordered the drugmaker to pay $572 million following a trial in a lawsuit brought by..
Reuters - Published

Oklahoma judge finds J&J liable in opioid epidemic, orders $572 million damages

An Oklahoma judge on Monday found Johnson & Johnson liable for fueling an opioid epidemic in the state by deceptively marketing painkillers, and ordered the drugmaker to pay damages of $572 million.
Reuters - Published

Oklahoma judge to rule in $17 billion opioid lawsuit against J&J

An Oklahoma judge on Monday will decide whether Johnson & Johnson should be held liable in a $17 billion lawsuit alleging the drugmaker's marketing practices fueled the opioid epidemic by causing a..
Reuters - Published

Oklahoma makes final bid to hold J&J responsible for opioid epidemic

Oklahoma's attorney general on Wednesday made his final bid to force Johnson & Johnson to pay $17 billion for its part in fueling the opioid epidemic, saying the drugmaker's "egregious" marketing..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Air Force suspends fee payments to landlord Balfour Beatty following Reuters report

The U.S. Air Force has suspended paying incentive fees at all 21 military housing bases operated by landlord Balfour Beatty Communities following a Reuters-CBS News report that the company falsified..
Reuters - Published

Conservative U.S. Justice Gorsuch again sides with liberals in criminal case

For the second time in three days, conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch on Wednesday sided with his four liberal colleagues in a 5-4 ruling in favor of a criminal defendant, on this..
Reuters - Published

Oklahoma judge approves Teva's $85 million opioid settlement

An Oklahoma judge on Monday approved a revised $85 million settlement with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd resolving claims by the state's attorney general that the drugmaker helped fuel the U.S...
Reuters - Published

DCP Midstream shuts pipeline in Grady County, Oklahoma after explosion

A natural gas pipeline owned and operated by DCP Midstream in Grady County, Oklahoma, was temporarily shut after an explosion on Tuesday, according to a company spokeswoman.
Reuters - Published

Pipeline explodes in Grady County, Oklahoma: local media

A pipeline exploded in Grady County, Oklahoma, on Tuesday, according to a local news website.
Reuters - Published

U.S. safety board urges new rules after fatal Oklahoma well blast

An investigation into an explosion at an Oklahoma natural gas drilling rig that killed five workers last year faulted inadequate training and equipment and called for new regulations, the U.S. safety..
Reuters - Published

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