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    So how does Oklahoma compare to the rest of the U.S. on identity theft. The simple answer. Not great. WalletHub says we ranked 39th out of 51, including the District of Columbia. They looked at a number of metrics including the rate of identity theft per capita and the average amount of money lost per incident. The best advice, they say: have strong passwords, use two-step verification where it's available, and get credit monitoring. Sites like Credit Karma and WalletHub itself offer it for free. You can read more about it here.
  • Cheers to the holidays. A UK-based distillery has just the decorations you need to get through the tough days of Christmas with the family: liquor-filled ornaments.>> Read more trending news Lakes Distillery is offering clear glass ornaments filled with either whisky, gin or vodka. The baubles, as they are called, run about $26 each or you can get a six-pack for about $46. The ornaments are only available in the UK, but for those who are more DIY-minded, Insider suggests finding ornaments that can be filled and a liquor of choice to fill the tree with the spirits of Christmas.
  • Police are still sorting out all of the details of an attempted theft at the Gadget Company Wednesday afternoon near 15th and Boston. Investigators on the scene say the attempted shoplifter was trying to steal a Yeti cooler. The employee chased after the suspect and shots were fired.  No word on any injuries or possible charges.  The suspect was able to get away in a white or gold Honda Civic.  
  • Chick-fil-A customers in six regions will soon be able to feast on some fiery new additions to the chicken restaurant’s menu. >> Read more trending news Officials with the fast-food chain announced Monday that they will be testing two new items at select locations: Spicy Chick-n-Strips and a Grilled Spicy Chicken Deluxe Sandwich. The Spicy Chick-n-Strips are available now in three-count and four-count entrees for a limited time at participating restaurants in Philadelphia, Central Texas and South Texas. The Spicy Chick-n-Strips can also be ordered for catering at select locations. According to Chick-fil-A officials, the strips are a combination of the Spicy Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich and the original Chick-n-Strips. Select stores in Orlando, St. Louis and Knoxville, Tennessee, will offer the Grilled Spicy Deluxe Chicken Sandwich, which comes “marinated in a spicy seasoning and is served on a new, toasted multigrain brioche bun with Colby-Jack cheese, lettuce and tomato,” according to a Chick-fil-A news release. The sandwich is served with a new cilantro lime sauce. Chick-fil-A will consider customer response to the test items to determine whether to add them to the menu permanently. >> Related: Chick-fil-A tests large family style meals “We’ve heard from our customers how much they love our current spicy menu offerings, so we’re really excited to give them even more spicy flavor options to enjoy,” said Kanika Patrick, manager of menu development at Chick-fil-A. “We hope our guests in the test cities will try the new Spicy Chick-n-Strips and Grilled Spicy Deluxe Chicken Sandwich and let us know what they think – their feedback will help us determine whether or not we will roll out the new entrees nationwide in the future.” >> Related: World's biggest Chick-fil-A with 5 floors, rooftop deck to open in 2018
  • The Nielsen company, which has long measured viewership of television programs, now says it has a way to collect and widely spread details about how many people watch programming produced by streaming services like Netflix and Amazon. Nielsen announced its new service on Wednesday and said that eight television networks and studios, including ABC and NBC, have subscribed to it. Even with Amazon’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” winning an Emmy for best drama last month, the number of people who actually watch the program has remained a mystery. Since 2014, Nielsen has been able to count viewership of streamed programs but reported it only to the companies that stream them. The companies, led by industry behemoth Netflix, have largely kept that information a secret. Now, Nielsen will be able to measure viewership of streamed programs through an audio signature that does not require any action by the programmers to activate it, said Brian Fuhrer, Nielsen’s senior vice president of product leadership.
  • A day after seemingly endorsing a legislative effort in Congress to formally approve money for insurance companies that would pay for health insurance subsidies for certain consumers, President Donald Trump indicated on Wednesday that while he backed the idea of bipartisan negotiations related to the Obama health law, he did not support a deal on “Cost Sharing Reduction” payments, . “If something can happen that’s fine,” Mr. Trump told reporters at a White House photo op, as he made clear that he wants to stop insurance subsidy payments that go to health insurers. “I won’t do anything to enrich the insurance companies,” the President said. “They’ve been enriched by Obamacare like nothing anyone has ever seen before.” I am supportive of Lamar as a person & also of the process, but I can never support bailing out ins co's who have made a fortune w/ O'Care. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2017 Pres. Trump on subsidies deal: 'If something can happen, that's fine. But I won't do anything to enrich the insurance companies.' pic.twitter.com/iNPy5IwgAD — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 18, 2017 The statements left lawmakers on Capitol Hill wondering whether Mr. Trump would help push the plan through the Congress, or if it would galvanize more conservative opponents, as in less than 24 hours, the President had gone from supportive, to mildly unimpressed, to seemingly opposed to the plan. “He called Murray-Alexander deal a very good solution,” said Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer. “Now this morning, he says he can’t support it.” “He keeps zigging and zagging,” Schumer complained in a frustrated, and almost exasperated tone on the floor of the Senate, as he urged the President to be consistent when it comes to legislation in Congress. “Our only hope is, maybe tomorrow, he’ll be for this again,” Schumer added. It would *appear* there is a lot of confusion over Trump and the White House's stance on Alexander-Murray bill. — Joseph (@JoePWilliams31) October 18, 2017 As the President pinballed back and forth on the Senate CSR payments deal, it wasn’t clear what the Congress might do on the matter, as conservative groups urged GOP leaders not to accept the plan, saying it only tweaks the Obama health law, and not in a good way. “This is a bailout for health insurance companies,” the group Freedom Works said in a morning news release. Health insurance experts were still debating the Senate plan, unsure of all of its impacts, especially since there was no final bill draft at this point – and no plan for any vote on it, either.
  • Bill Murray can, and will, do almost anything. He’s crashed bachelor parties, appeared in engagement photos and sets his own schedule when it comes to interviews and projects.But recently he helped a couple make one of the biggest announcements of their lives. And it happened during a Chicago Cubs playoff game. >> Read more trending news  Murray helped Robbie and Kristen Schloss tell their parents that they’re going to be grandparents. It all happened in the seats behind home plate during the Oct. 9 game between the Cubs and Nationals, the “Today” show reported. The Schloss’s were sitting next to Murray and were talking throughout the game.  Murray is known to be a huge fan of the Cubs and even sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh-inning stretch, SB Nation reported. The Cubs beat the Nationals in that game 2-1. They went on to take the series 3 games to 2 and advance to the National League Championship Series to face off against the Dodgers.
  • Parents in Walpole are not happy over what they call a controversial decision to endat Boyden Elementary School. According to parents, one concern principal Brendan Dearborn raised was that the parade isn’t inclusive of all students and their beliefs. “That's the part that especially the parents and the students are having a hard time understanding,” parent Julie Lowre said. “We have numerous events not all inclusive, so if you cancel one event you have to cancel them all.” However, Dearborn also cited security concerns in his decision to cancel the parade, and parents told Boston 25 News reporter Kathryn Burcham they support that reasoning, “It's not my decision to make, it's decision for someone who has authority, who knows the issues more than I do,” Charissa Kaselis, a member of the Parent Advisory Council, said. Kaselis says the school is open to parents, friends and visitors during the parade, which leaves the children vulnerable. “Anybody might be able to come in, that's the scariest part of it,” she said. The students will still be able to celebrate this Friday with an after-school party. Boston 25 News reached out to the Superintendent’s Office multiple times but did not receive a response.
  • Search and rescue efforts in California's Joshua Tree National Park to the . They are believed to be Joseph Orbeso, 21, and Rachel Nguyen, 20. >> Watch the news report here According to KESQ and KABC, the couple was last heard from in late July, and search teams later located their car near the beginning of one of the park’s trails. Their last known contact was a cellphone ping in the area, and their belongings were found still inside the Airbnb they were renting, as they never checked out. >> On Rare.us: Watch the amazing moment hikers lost in the wilderness are found by a drone hovering high above the trees Orbeso’s father, Gilbert, and a group of search and rescue workers launched a months-long search for the hikers, making a huge breakthrough on Sunday as they scaled 30-foot cliffs and covered new ground. Clothing, food wrappers and water bottles led them to the bodies, which were picked up by a helicopter and sent to a coroner’s office to confirm the identities. Orbeso’s father, however, is certain that the remains belong to his son and his son’s girlfriend. >> Read more trending news “A sense of relief that we have found them after going a long time on these hikes. I feel like we have closure. We know we found them. That was our main goal, to find them. And I’m glad we did that,” he said, according to KESQ. 'Hope they can rest in peace now,' he added, KABC reported. Official identification of the remains is pending and will follow completed autopsies.
  • Congress passed the Real ID Act in 2005, but Oklahoma still has yet to issue licenses or identification cards that are compliant with that law. October 10th, another deadline passed for the state to bring itself into accordance with Real ID, but as things stand today it appears unlikely that will happen before roughly 2020. Randy Rogers, Legislative Liaison with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, tells KRMG the good news is that latest deadline came with a grace period, which doesn’t expire until January 22nd, 2018. So Oklahomans will still be able to board airplanes or enter secure federal facilities, such as military bases, using a state driver’s license or ID as proof of identity. Between now and January 22nd, Rogers said, it’s expected that the Department of Homeland Security will issue Oklahoma another extension, because the state has shown it is in the process of becoming compliant with the law. State lawmakers passed a bill in February of this year directing the DPS to issue Real ID compliant licenses to Oklahomans, while giving citizens the option to get non-compliant identification cards or driver’s licenses instead. That moves comes 10 years after the legislature passed a bill expressly forbidding the state to comply with the Real ID Act. Because Oklahoma has dragged its feet so long, federal funds that were available to help the state with the transition are no longer available.
  • So how does Oklahoma compare to the rest of the U.S. on identity theft. The simple answer. Not great. WalletHub says we ranked 39th out of 51, including the District of Columbia. They looked at a number of metrics including the rate of identity theft per capita and the average amount of money lost per incident. The best advice, they say: have strong passwords, use two-step verification where it's available, and get credit monitoring. Sites like Credit Karma and WalletHub itself offer it for free. You can read more about it here.
  • Cheers to the holidays. A UK-based distillery has just the decorations you need to get through the tough days of Christmas with the family: liquor-filled ornaments.>> Read more trending news Lakes Distillery is offering clear glass ornaments filled with either whisky, gin or vodka. The baubles, as they are called, run about $26 each or you can get a six-pack for about $46. The ornaments are only available in the UK, but for those who are more DIY-minded, Insider suggests finding ornaments that can be filled and a liquor of choice to fill the tree with the spirits of Christmas.
  • Police are still sorting out all of the details of an attempted theft at the Gadget Company Wednesday afternoon near 15th and Boston. Investigators on the scene say the attempted shoplifter was trying to steal a Yeti cooler. The employee chased after the suspect and shots were fired.  No word on any injuries or possible charges.  The suspect was able to get away in a white or gold Honda Civic.  
  • Chick-fil-A customers in six regions will soon be able to feast on some fiery new additions to the chicken restaurant’s menu. >> Read more trending news Officials with the fast-food chain announced Monday that they will be testing two new items at select locations: Spicy Chick-n-Strips and a Grilled Spicy Chicken Deluxe Sandwich. The Spicy Chick-n-Strips are available now in three-count and four-count entrees for a limited time at participating restaurants in Philadelphia, Central Texas and South Texas. The Spicy Chick-n-Strips can also be ordered for catering at select locations. According to Chick-fil-A officials, the strips are a combination of the Spicy Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich and the original Chick-n-Strips. Select stores in Orlando, St. Louis and Knoxville, Tennessee, will offer the Grilled Spicy Deluxe Chicken Sandwich, which comes “marinated in a spicy seasoning and is served on a new, toasted multigrain brioche bun with Colby-Jack cheese, lettuce and tomato,” according to a Chick-fil-A news release. The sandwich is served with a new cilantro lime sauce. Chick-fil-A will consider customer response to the test items to determine whether to add them to the menu permanently. >> Related: Chick-fil-A tests large family style meals “We’ve heard from our customers how much they love our current spicy menu offerings, so we’re really excited to give them even more spicy flavor options to enjoy,” said Kanika Patrick, manager of menu development at Chick-fil-A. “We hope our guests in the test cities will try the new Spicy Chick-n-Strips and Grilled Spicy Deluxe Chicken Sandwich and let us know what they think – their feedback will help us determine whether or not we will roll out the new entrees nationwide in the future.” >> Related: World's biggest Chick-fil-A with 5 floors, rooftop deck to open in 2018
  • The Nielsen company, which has long measured viewership of television programs, now says it has a way to collect and widely spread details about how many people watch programming produced by streaming services like Netflix and Amazon. Nielsen announced its new service on Wednesday and said that eight television networks and studios, including ABC and NBC, have subscribed to it. Even with Amazon’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” winning an Emmy for best drama last month, the number of people who actually watch the program has remained a mystery. Since 2014, Nielsen has been able to count viewership of streamed programs but reported it only to the companies that stream them. The companies, led by industry behemoth Netflix, have largely kept that information a secret. Now, Nielsen will be able to measure viewership of streamed programs through an audio signature that does not require any action by the programmers to activate it, said Brian Fuhrer, Nielsen’s senior vice president of product leadership.