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Drought Worst In Kansas and Oklahoma
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The nation's worst drought in decades has worsened in parts of the nation's midsection, further frustrating ranchers and growers of winter wheat in Kansas and Oklahoma. The U.S. Drought Monitor's weekly update posted Thursday shows that 60 percent of the land in the lower 48 states is experiencing some degree of drought as of Tuesday. That's down less than a percentage point from the previous week. But the nation's worst drought in decades intensified in Kansas, the top U.S. producer of winter wheat. Thursday's update shows that the expanse of that state in extreme or exceptional drought -- the two worst classifications -- rose roughly 6 percentage points, to 83.8 percent. Nearly 76 percent of Oklahoma is mired in the two highest forms of drought, up 8 percentage points.
Posted: Thursday, November 8 2012, 12:38 PM CST
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Oklahoma's multicounty grand jury to convene
May 20, 2013 07:59 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma's multicounty grand jury is preparing to convene to hear presentations on potential criminal prosecutions.
The panel is to meet Tuesday through Thursday at the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office.
Officials don't publicly release which cases are going before the grand jury. The panel can investigate criminal matters in all 77 counties.
The grand jury meets monthly.
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Asian stocks rise on signs of steady US recovery
BANGKOK (AP) -- Evidence of a steady economic recovery in the U.S. helped push Asian stock markets higher today.
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AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: FINANCIAL TIMES SITS HACKED
LONDON (AP) -- Another attack on a media site -- and again, one that is being claimed by the Syrian Electronic Army.
BRAS A FIRE HAZARD?
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- We haven't heard this much about the threat of bra burning since the days of the women's liberation movement.