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Judge Denies Hobby Lobby Morning-After Pill Suit
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A federal judge has rejected a request by Hobby Lobby Stores to block part of the new federal health care law that requires it to provide the morning-after and week-after birth control pills.
U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton handed down the ruling Monday in U.S. District Court.
The Oklahoma City-based arts and craft supply company sued the government in September and asked for an injunction preventing enforcement of portions of the law. Its Christian owners say they believe use of morning-after and week-after birth control pills are tantamount to abortion because they prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in a woman's womb.
But in a 28-page decision, Heaton ruled that Hobby Lobby is a secular company and its owners have not shown that the regulations would burden their religious beliefs.
Posted: Monday, November 19 2012, 05:48 PM CST
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Wife guilty in Nichols Hills fire chief slaying
May 22, 2013 00:24 GMT
EL RENO, Okla. (AP) -- A jury in El Reno has convicted Rebecca Bryan of the murder of her husband, Nichols Hills Fire Chief Keith Bryan, and recommended a sentence of life in prison without parole.
Jurors reached the Tuesday verdict after about four hours of deliberation.
The 54-year-old Bryan claimed an intruder had shot her husband, though police found her Ruger pistol in a clothes dryer in their home after the shooting.
The gun was matched to the bullet used to shoot Keith Bryan in 2011 at the couple's Mustang home. Police also found a spent shell casing and a left-handed rubber glove wrapped in a bullet-riddled blanket.
The Oklahoman reports (http://is.gd/mvC6Mi ) Bryan didn't display her emotions when the verdict was read. Her lawyer gave her a hug and told her he was sorry.
Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com
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