OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - BancFirst is proceeding with plans for an extensive renovation of Cotter Ranch Tower in anticipation of its $23 million purchase of the bankrupt landmark in downtown Oklahoma City. The Oklahoman reports that the tower languished under the ownership of the late James Cotter of Texas. The property ended up in receivership and then bankruptcy after Cotter's death. BancFirst Executive Chairman David Rainbolt said the redevelopment also would allow the bank to increase its downtown workforce.
LA LIBERTAD, Honduras (AP) - The mother of a Honduran baby kept in U.S. custody for five months after being forcibly separated from his father at the Texas border says he still seems lost in his own home. Baby Johan was chasing his family's kitten Saturday, a day after his return. The 15-month-old boy became a poster child for outrage over the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. The family was reunited weeks after his U.S. courtroom appearance grabbed the world's attention.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Mormon church is teaming up with the NAACP on a new education and employment program on the East Coast, an outgrowth from the first official meeting between the two groups in May. A statement on the initiative says NAACP members, Mormons and others will teach classes at churches and community center that will help students find better jobs, enhance their income, manage personal finances and start and grow their businesses.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Officials in both political parties have grown increasingly concerned about President Donald Trump's cozy relationship with Russia's Vladimir Putin. But at the Republican National Committee's summer meeting in Austin, Texas, there was no sign of shock or outrage in the wake of Trump's summit with the Russian leader. Officials from all 50 states who run the national GOP generally tried to avoid discussing what some described as a complicated foreign policy matter.
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