Captured suicide bomber reveals threat

Captured Suicide Bomber (Photo: Sky News)

Captured Suicide Bomber (Photo: Sky News)

Stuart Ramsay, Chief Correspondent for Sky News reports the chilling story of the first Islamic State suicide bomber caught in Iraq who says there are growing numbers “from all over the world there. There is British amongst them. They are from Asian countries, Europe and America. From everywhere,” he said.

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Obama denies Oklahoma educational freedom

Education4In response to the Obama Administration disapproval of a one-year extension of Oklahoma’s Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA) flexibility, Oklahoma officials have responded with anger and disgust. Democrat candidate for governor, Joe Dorman disagrees.

“The Obama Administration doesn’t like when Oklahomans buck big government regulations, and [Thursday] the Administration responded by penalizing our children by failing to grant the one-year extension of the ESEA flexibility,” said Sen. Jim Inhofe.

Oklahomans want education reform that sets standards created and certified by Oklahoma’s institutions, community leaders, and parents. Instead of supporting these values, the Obama Administration has chosen to make it more expensive and difficult to achieve the state’s education goals that, once met, will exceed the requirements set by the U.S. Department of Education. As seen with ObamaCare taxes or the Endangered Species Act rulings, today’s decision continues the trend of this Administration punishing Oklahoma for making decisions that represent the goals and interests of its constituents.”
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Golden Hurricane surges past Tulane

TUFootballTulane1TULSA, OK—It was an long hard win, but a big one for the University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane as it took regulation and two overtimes to lift TU over Tulane 38-31 in front of 19,032 in H.A. Chapman Stadium on Thursday night. The Golden Hurricane earned their first win since they defeated Louisiana Tech on the road last November.

It capped off a comeback in a game where the home side had trailed the entire game.

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Revolution goes local for new coach

Coach David Yates

Coach David Yates

TULSA, OK—The Tulsa Revolution introduced David Yates as their new head coach on Thursday morning at a press conference in the Cox Business Center.

Yates, originally from Manchester, England, has many years experience in playing and coaching soccer in the United States, England and Germany. He is a veteran of the British Army and was a member of the Royal Engineers Corp Football Club (1990-99). He served as a peacekeeper for the U.N. and NATO, in Bosnia during two six-month deployments.

Yates replaces Michael Nsien, who led the team to a dismal 2-14 record in their inaugural season.

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Russian troops invade Ukraine

Armed pro-Russia fighters prepare for the battle with Ukrainian police on the outskirts the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 13, 2014 (AFP Photo/Anatoliy Stepanov)

Armed pro-Russia fighters prepare for the battle with Ukrainian forces (AFP Photo/Anatoliy Stepanov)

Updated: Declaring that Russian troops had crossed into Ukraine, President Petro O. Poroshenko on Thursday canceled a planned visit to Turkey and convened a meeting of the national security council to focus on the “marked aggravation of the situation” in the southeast of his country the New York Times is reporting today.

The meeting of the national security council will focus on shaping a response, and Ukraine will also request a meeting of the United Nations Security Council.

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