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Inhofe Voices Concern Over Women In Combat
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe is voicing concern about the Pentagon's decision to end its ban on women in combat. The change Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced on Thursday overturns the 1994 rule that prohibits women from being assigned to smaller ground combat units. It is expected to open up more than 230,000 combat positions that have been off limits to women. In a statement, Inhofe said he was on the House Committee that first made the changes in 1994 and that he's "concerned about the potential impacts of completely ending this policy." Inhofe is currently the top ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee. He says the committee will provide oversight of the transition and will stop any changes "detrimental to our fighting forces." Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Posted: Friday, January 25 2013, 07:40 AM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Tulsa agencies assisting in Moore recovery
May 22, 2013 07:50 GMT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- The city of Tulsa is sending a contingent of workers to help with the recovery in Moore, including its coordinator for grants.
The city said Tuesday that the Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency deputy director and the city's finance and grants coordinator are helping with communication efforts.
At the request of emergency managers, the city sent an urban search and rescue team to help with the search at Plaza Towers Elementary School, which collapsed in the tornado.
The Tulsa police sent an incident management team to assist as needed at Moore.
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From the FOX 25 First Forecast Center..Good morning...Weather pattern calming down as we head into the holiday weekend. Patchy dense fog possible this morning then mostly sunny, light winds and a warm afternoon with highs in the 80s expected. ...
Asia stocks rise as Fed official backs easy policy
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly higher today after investor confidence was boosted by a Federal Reserve official's comments that the U.S. central bank should stick with its super-easy monetary policy.
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AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: TEENS MOVING TO TWITTER TO DODGE PARENTS, OTHER BORES
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you're one of those parents who are on Facebook in part to keep an eye on what your kids are up to -- here's a news flash: your kids are on to you and have moved to Twitter.
DOG BEACH WEAR
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From bikinis to Hawaiian shirts -- it's time to gear up for the beach.