LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Yukon, Okla., man on federal death row for the slayings of three members of an Arkansas family wants a judge to reconsider his denial of a request for a hearing that could lead to a new trial. Attorney Karl Schwartz filed a motion saying U.S. District Judge J. Leon Holmes was wrong to have turned away Danny Lee's petition for a hearing so he could argue for retrial. Lee was convicted in the 1996 deaths of gun dealer William Mueller, his wife, Nancy Mueller, and their daughter, Sarah, in a white supremacist plot.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman has been re-elected to a historic third term as the Senate leader. The Republican says he was selected by the 36 Senate Republicans in a closed-door caucus meeting. Bingman said in a statement that he is "incredibly humbled." He will become the first Senate leader re-elected to a third term since Republicans took control of the chamber in 2008 for the first time since statehood.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Organizers seeking a higher minimum wage in Oklahoma are upset with Gov. Mary Fallin's decision to sign a bill that prohibits cities in the state from establishing mandatory minimum wage or vacation and sick-day requirements. Attorney David Slane says the new law threatens an effort to raise Oklahoma City's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Slane wrote the initiative petition for Oklahoma City.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's attorney general has filed an anti-discrimination lawsuit against a Miami restaurant and its owner over allegations of sexual harassment of employees. The lawsuit was filed against Chinese Chef's Buffet, Inc., and owner Yun Chang. It alleges Chang preyed on waitresses by engaging in sex discrimination, sexual assault and other forms of sexual harassment. Victims of the alleged harassment included women who were living in a shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
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