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Merger to combine companies in STACK play.

Silver Run Acquisition Corp. II has agreed to merge with privately held Alta Mesa Holdings LP, Houston, and Kingfisher Midstream LLC, forming a company valued at $3.8 billion with operations in Oklahoma’s STACK play.

- OGJ - US

Oil rises more than 1pc on bets US inventories falling.

NEW YORK, Aug 18 — Oil prices rose yesterday as renewed attention was put on US oil stockpile declines after an industry report suggested oil inventories at the Cushing, Oklahoma hub were declining. Inventories at Cushing, the delivery hub for...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Family: FBI knew Oklahoma bomb plot suspect is schizophrenic.

OKLAHOMA CITY " The family of a man accused of attempting to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma bank says he is a paranoid schizophrenic and that the FBI knew it.Clifford and Melonie Varnell,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Family of attempted bombing suspect says FBI 'aided and abetted a paranoid schizophrenic to commit this act'.

The family of a 23-year old accused of plotting to bomb a downtown Oklahoma City bank building say the FBI 'aided and abetted a paranoid schizophrenic to commit this act.' In a statement issued Wednesday, the parents of Jerry Drake Varnell—who authorities say drove a stolen van containing wha...

- The Raw Story - US

Gender norms are still important for women's choice of college major.

Traditional cultural norms about gendered roles and femininity still matter for women's choice of college major, says Ann Beutel of the University of Oklahoma in the US. Beutel and her colleagues published a study in Springer's journal Gender Issues showing how long-held cultural norms about femininity may contribute to ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Smart electrical grids more vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Electricity distribution systems in the USA are gradually being modernized and transposed to smart grids, which make use of two-way communication and computer processing. This is making them increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks. In a recent paper in Elsevier's International Journal of Critical Infrastructure ...

- ENN - US

Family Says FBI Knew Alleged Oklahoma Bomb Plotter Had Mental Health Issues.

The family of the 23-year-old man arrested this weekend for allegedly trying to set off what he thought was a large car bomb outside an Oklahoma City bank has accused the FBI of knowingly entrapping an individual who suffers from severe mental health issues. In the culmination of a months-long FBI sting operation, ...

- TPM News - US

Family: FBI knew Oklahoma bomb plot suspect is schizophrenic.

The family of a man accused of attempting to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma bank says he is a paranoid schizophrenic and that the FBI knew it.

- FOX News - US

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday.

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… The Wit of Will This week marks the 82nd anniversary of Will Rogers' death in a plane crash in Alaska. In 1935 Roosevelt had only been in office for two years and my parents were still in diapers. Huge Hollywood star, razor-sharp pundit, and one of the best things to come from Oklahoma. Here ...

- Daily Kos - US

Veterans find opioid alternatives.

A VA Medical Center in Oklahoma has been using non-drug therapies, including an educational program called "Pain school," to reduce opioid prescriptions and help veterans manage pain.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Trump Didn't Get First Charlottesville Remarks Right, Rep. Cole Says.

David Greene talks to Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma about why the three CEOs who resigned from President Trump's business advisory council might not want to work with the president.

- NPR - US

Anti-government Oklahoma man arrested in alleged bomb plot that echoed Timothy McVeigh

Oklahoma Department of Corrections via Reuters - An Oklahoma man angry with the government has been arrested by the FBI on charges that he tried to blow up an Oklahoma City bank building with a van he thought was packed with explosives, US prosecutors said on Monday. Jerry Varnell, 23, of Sayre, Oklahoma, was taken into ...

- Business Insider - US

Anadarko shale basin lands Oklahoma on EIA map

With more than 10 percent of the new wells drilled in U.S. shale basins, Oklahoma has earned a place in new monthly data reporting, the government said.

- UPI - US

Oklahoma bomb suspect was worried ISIS would claim plot

The man accused of planning and attempting to execute a bomb plot against a bank in Oklahoma City was inspired by Brad Pitt's Fight Club and was worried that the Islamic State militant group would take credit for his attack, according to an FBI affidavit. Jerry Drake Varnell, a 23-year-old fr...

- The Raw Story - US

FBI arrests man in bank bombing sting operation

Oklahoma man charged over anti-government attack plot involving undercover agents

- Financial Times - US

Man arrested in plan to blow up Oklahoma City bank building with vehicle bomb

A 23-year-old man who was “out for blood” when he attempted to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma bank in ...

- The Japan Times - JP

The Latest: Group says bomb plot suspect no longer a member

The Latest on the Oklahoma bomb plot : 8:30 p.m. An anti-federal government group says a man accused of plotting to bomb an Oklahoma City bank was briefly … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

'Out for blood': Man arrested in plan to bomb Oklahoma bank

A 23-year-old man who was "out for blood" when he attempted to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma bank in a plot similar to the … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

WATCH: World News 08/14/17: Suspected Driver in Charlottesville Ramming Charged with Murder

FBI arrest suspect for allegedly trying to detonate a cargo van outside an Oklahoma bank; Great American eclipse is nearly here

- ABC News - US

Days after White House adviser dismissed Oklahoma City bombing, feds disrupt McVeigh-inspired plot

Last Thursday, Sebastian Gorka, a deputy assistant to President Trump, went on Breitbart News Daily and made a case that the media should take it easier on white supremacists. While dismissing the notion of “lone wolf” terror attacks, Gorka discussed Timothy McVeigh, a right-wing extremist who wasn't connected ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Inside The Doomed Plot

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- BuzzFeed - US

US anti-government extremist arrested after plot to bomb Oklahoma bank

A 23-year-old man who said he hated the US government has been arrested by the FBI for allegedly trying to blow up an Oklahoma City bank with what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb in a truck.

- Stuff - NZ

FBI arrest man in plot to bomb Oklahoma City bank building

Jerry Drake Varnell was charged with malicious attempted destruction of a building in interstate commerce and could face up to 20 years in jail if convicted

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Man arrested in Oklahoma bomb plot that echoed 1995 attack

Jerry Varnell, 23, of Sayre, Oklahoma, was taken into custody on Saturday after an eight-month investigation. Federal prosecutors said he wanted to use an explosive device similar to the one that was detonated outside a federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995, killing 168 people. According to a criminal complaint, Varnell ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Oklahoma Marine vet selected for 2017 Invictus Games

A former Marine corporal who was medically discharged in 2011 after suffering from several injuries will fight through the pain in order to compete in the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, at the end of September.

- Stars and Stripes - US

'Out for blood': Man arrested in plan to bomb Oklahoma bank

The FBI has arrested a 23-year-old man who authorities say attempted to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma bank.

- FOX News - US

The Latest: US senator calls bomb plot "domestic terrorism"

OKLAHOMA CITY " The Latest on the Oklahoma bomb plot :3:45 p.m.Oklahoma's senior U.S. senator says law enforcement authorities "prevented a hateful act of domestic terrorism" by foiling a plot to bomb an...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Man charged with car-bomb plot on Oklahoma City bank

Jerry Drake Varnell professed a hatred for the government, FBI charging documents claim.

- BBC - UK

FBI arrests man who planned to detonate bomb in Oklahoma City

FBI arrests Oklahoma man for trying to detonate a vehicle bomb at a bank in downtown Oklahoma City.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

FBI arrests man plotting to bomb Oklahoma bank

The FBI has arrested a 23-year-old man who authorities say attempted to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma bank. Officials say Jerry Drake Varnell of Sayre, Oklahoma, was arrested Saturday.         

- USA TODAY - US

Three tornadoes in three states, but no warnings. What happened?

Three recent tornadoes hit three different states — New York, Oklahoma, and Maryland — yet no tornado warnings were issued.         

- USA TODAY - US

Oklahoma teacher, 31, who had sex with student, 15, ordered to pay $1 million

A former Oklahoma teacher who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sex crimes with her teenage student was ordered to pay $1 million by federal judge.

- FOX News - US

Man 'Out For Blood' In Plan To Bomb Oklahoma Bank Arrested

OKLAHOMA CITY — A 23-year-old man who was “out for blood” when attempted to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma bank in a plot similar to the deadly 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building is expected to be formally charged Monday, authorities said. Federal ...

- TPM News - US

'Out For Blood': Inside Anti-Gov't Extremist's Alleged Plot To Bomb Bank

An Oklahoma man who espoused violent, anti-government views was arrested over the weekend in an alleged plot to detonate what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb outside an Oklahoma City bank. Jerry Drake Varnell, 23, was arrested Friday shortly after he allegedly attempted to activate what he believed to be an ...

- TPM News - US

WATCH: Man arrested in plan to bomb Oklahoma bank

The FBI has arrested a 23-year-old man who authorities say attempted to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma bank.

- ABC News - US

'Out for blood': Man arrested in plan to bomb Oklahoma bank

The FBI has arrested a 23-year-old man who authorities say attempted to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma bank

- ABC News - US

FBI foils plot to bomb Oklahoma bank

In a plot similary to the deadly 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, a 23-year-old man attempted to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside a bank.

- IOL - ZA

FBI arrests man in plot to detonate bomb at Oklahoma bank

OKLAHOMA CITY " The FBI has arrested a 23-year-old man who authorities say attempted to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma bank.Officials say Jerry Drake Varnell of Sayre, Oklahoma, was...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Oklahoma man arrested for anti-government bomb plot

The FBI has arrested an Oklahoma man on charges that he tried to detonate what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb outside a bank, acting out of a hatred for the U.S. government and an admiration for Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, according to court papers. Jerry Drake Varnell was arrested...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Man arrested in plot to bomb Oklahoma bank building

The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Jerry Drake Varnell, 23, of Sayre, Oklahoma, on Saturday. According to a complaint, Varnell had initially planned to bomb the U.S. Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C., in a manner similar to the 1995 explosion at a federal building in Oklahoma City that killed 168 people. "This ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Feds bust Oklahoma man for attempt to detonate car bomb blocks from 1995 Oklahoma City bombing

Jerry Drake Varnell of Sayre, Oklahoma was arrested Saturday morning when he was found to be attempting to detonate what he believed was a van filled with explosives parked in an alley next to the BancFirst building, according to KOCO News. The BancFirst building is located at 101 N. Broadway, and i...

- The Raw Story - US

FBI foils plot to bomb Oklahoma City bank

The FBI foiled a plan by a 23-year-old man to detonate a bomb at a bank in Oklahoma City over dissatisfaction with the government, court documents indicate.

- UPI - US

Oklahoma man charged in anti-government bomb plot

The FBI has arrested an Oklahoma man on charges that he tried to detonate what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb outside a bank, according to court papers.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Man arrested in plot to bomb Oklahoma bank

The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Jerry Drake Varnell, 23, on Saturday after an undercover agent posed as a co-conspirator and agreed to help him build what he believed was a 1,000-pound explosive. Varnell had initially planned to bomb the U.S. Federal Reserve in Washington in a manner similar to the 1995 ...

- Yahoo! News - US

FBI foils plot of alleged anti-government bomber who'd planned to detonate a 1,000-pound bomb in Oklahoma City

A 23-year-old man was arrested Friday after allegedly attempting to detonate what he believed was a 1,000-pound bomb outside a bank in Oklahoma City, The Washington Post reports. An undercover FBI agent had posed as an accomplice to Jerry Drake Varnell, of Sayre, Oklahoma, in the months-long investigation leading up to the ...

- The Week - US

FBI arrest man over 'Oklahoma bank bomb plot'

The FBI has arrested a 23-year-old man who allegedly attempted to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma bank.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

FBI arrests man in plot to detonate bomb at Oklahoma bank

The FBI has arrested a 23-year-old man who authorities say attempted to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma bank.

- FOX News - US

California sues EPA over Scott Pruitt's potential conflicts of interest

California's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency for allegedly failing to comply with a request for documents detailing how Administrator Scott Pruitt intends to avoid conflicts of interest during his tenure at the agency. Before becoming EPA Administrator in February, Pruitt had ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Oklahoma teacher loses $1m lawsuit after having sex with schoolboy

The lawyer for Jennifer Caswell says she does not have the cash to pay the claim.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Oklahoma shale production could increase

After mixed results for the second quarter, U.S. shale player BNK Petroleum said it was anticipating more production from its assets in Oklahoma.

- UPI - US

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