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90-year-old home invasion victim dies nearly 2 months after attack that killed his wife
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90-year-old home invasion victim dies nearly 2 months after attack that killed his wife

90-year-old home invasion victim dies nearly 2 months after attack that killed his wife
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Bob and Nancy Strait

90-year-old home invasion victim dies nearly 2 months after attack that killed his wife

There are new developments surrounding the deadly attack of an elderly Tulsa couple. 

90-year-old Bob Strait, who was attacked along with his wife in their northside Tulsa home in March, has died.

Police say he passed away around 11:00 a.m. Friday in Coweta.

85-year-old Nancy Strait died the day after the attack.

Bob Strait had to be returned to the hospital at least once during the past few weeks because of complications with his recovery. 

Police have arrested 21-year-old Tyrone Woodfork in connection with the crime. 

He was arrested on complaints of first-degree murder, first-degree burglary, two counts of armed robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon. 

Tulsa Police Officer Leland Ashley says police have been following up on several leads and more arrests may be forthcoming.

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  • More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers walked off General Motors factory floors or set up picket lines early Monday as contract talks with the company deteriorated into a strike. Workers shut down 33 manufacturing plants in nine states across the U.S., as well as 22 parts distribution warehouses. It wasn’t clear how long the walkout would last, with the union saying GM has budged little in months of talks while GM said it made substantial offers including higher wages and factory investments. It’s the first national strike by the union since a two-day walkout in 2007 that had little impact on the company. GM workers joined striking Aramark-employed janitors assigned to GM facilities on the picket lines Sunday night at a sprawling factory on the border between Detroit and the small town of Hamtramck. Worker Patty Thomas said she wasn’t scheduled to picket, but came out to support her colleagues at the car plant, which GM wants to close. She’s heard talk that GM may keep the factory open and start building electric pickup trucks there, but she’s skeptical. “What are they going to take away?” she asked. “That’s the big issue.” She said workers gave up cost-of-living pay raises to help GM get through bankruptcy, and workers want some of that back now that the company is making profits.
  • With growing pressure from Democrats for action by the Senate on a House-passed bill which requires background checks on private gun sales, President Donald Trump spoke Sunday with Democratic leaders in Congress, as the White House said legislative solutions are still being examined. 'The conversation was cordial,' the White House said in a statement sent to reporters on Sunday afternoon.  'The President made no commitments,' the White House said on whether Mr. Trump would support the background checks bill known as H.R. 8, 'but instead indicated his interest in working to find a bipartisan legislative solution on appropriate responses to the issue of mass gun violence.' In their own readout on Sunday, top Democrats again demanded action by the Senate. 'This morning, we made it clear to the President that any proposal he endorses that does not include the House-passed universal background checks legislation will not get the job done, as dangerous loopholes will still exist and people who shouldn’t have guns will still have access,' said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer. 'We’re looking at background checks and we’re looking at putting everything together in a unified way so that we can have something that’s meaningful,” President Trump told reporters last week in the Oval Office.  “At the same time, all of us want to protect our great Second Amendment,' the President added. 'It’s very important to all of us.' Mr. Trump made that same point of emphasis in a speech to House Republicans during a party retreat in Baltimore last week. 'Meanwhile, Democrats want to confiscate guns from law-abiding Americans, so they’re totally defenseless when somebody walks into their house with a gun,' the President said. Democrats are also not interested in what they view as a plan which doesn't do enough to curb guns, as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has urged action on a bill which does more to focus on denying guns to people with a criminal record, or a history of mental health issues - stopping short of background checks on all private gun sales. 'If you have a federal government background check for that, what you will see the next step to be is the only way to enforce that is a federal gun registry and a gun registry is the step you need for gun confiscation,' Cruz said in an interview on ABC's 'This Week.' Democrats have also been pressing to get the GOP to accept action by the feds to help states with what are called, 'Red Flag laws,' which can be used to take firearms away from someone who is considered a threat, or has mental health issues. Many Republicans are opposed to this idea - though it has support from both GOP Senators from Florida, a state which changed its laws after a mass school shooting, in order allow for more opportunities to seize firearms from someone who is considered a threat, or has mental health concerns.
  • Three days after Julian Castro again used a 2020 presidential debate to direct attacked the Democratic Party front runner at a 2020 debate, one Texas Democrat in Congress publicly switched his support in the race for his party's nomination from Castro to former Vice President Joe Biden. 'I think at this point in time, we need to narrow the field,' said Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX), in a Sunday interview on CNN. In a written statement released by the Biden campaign, Gonzalez said nothing about his past support for Castro, instead emphasizing the need to trim the field running for President. 'At this point in the process, I believe Democrats need to consolidate behind a candidate who is sure to beat Donald Trump,' Gonzalez said. “We don’t need Donald Trump for a second term, we need someone who can beat him and win,” the Texas Congressman added. In the last two debates, Castro had taken direct shots at Vice President Biden over health care, and accusing his party's front runner of flip-flopping on certain issues, and wrongly talking about former President Obama's actions only when they were politically beneficial. 'But my problem with Vice President Biden,' Castro said at the ABC debate last week in Houston, 'is every time something good about Barack Obama comes up, he says, oh, I was there, I was there, I was there, that's me, too, and then every time somebody questions part of the administration that we were both part of, he says, well, that was the president.' Biden said he wasn't doing anything of the sort. 'I stand with Barack Obama all eight years, good, bad and indifferent,' Biden said to Castro. 'That's where I stand.' At another point, Castro raised eyebrows about Biden's memory, in a debate on health care. 'Are you forgetting what you said two minutes ago? Are you forgetting already what you said just two minutes ago?' Like a number of other Democrats, Castro's poll numbers have been mired in single digits - mainly bouncing between one and two percent. Castro has shown no signs that he is going to get out of the race, as on Sunday, he challenged President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick of Brett Kavanaugh. 'It’s more clear than ever that Brett Kavanaugh lied under oath,' Castro said, after a new report from the New York Times about Kavanaugh's time at Yale. 'He should be impeached.' In the last half dozen national polls, Castro had zero percent, four polls at one percent, and one at two percent. In those same six polls, Biden was between 22 and 33 percent.
  • NASCAR fans are used to left turns -- but only on the racetrack. >> Read more trending news  NASCAR rejected advertising featuring assault-style weapons in its souvenir programs from several firearms companies, in what is being called a 'gradual shift' on the company's policy on guns, CNN reported. The apparent policy shift has some people in the firearms industry wondering where NASCAR stands on Second Amendment issues, CNN reported. “They’ve got the drivers shooting off blanks in the winner’s circle. It doesn’t make any sense,” David Dolbee, general manager of K-Var Corp., told the Washington Times. Dolbee said his company was denied an advertisement featuring multiple gun-related products, including an AK-47, the newspaper reported. K-Var wanted to buy an ad in NASCAR's advertising book for the final 26 races of the year, according to Bleacher Report. The ad rejections were first reported by the Washington Free Beacon. NASCAR has business relationships with several gun retailers Bass Pro Shops and Gander Sports, which sell firearms, according to Bleacher Report. The NASCAR race in Bristol is co-sponsored by Bass Pro Shops and the National Rifle Association. In an online post titled “NASCAR takes a hard left,” the NRA criticized the rejection of advertising. 'It is not clear if NASCAR is now taking an official position in opposition to semi-automatic rifles —with the AR-15 variants often referred to as America's Rifle — and bolt action rifles,' the NRA said. 'What does seem clear, however, is that NASCAR doesn't want to see such things advertised in its official publication in the future: a decision that could easily alienate a great many of its most ardent fans.' 'This is a colossal mistake. Do they not understand their own base?' Dolbee told CNN. 'They are a sporting organization trying to take sides on a political issue. That never goes well for any company.' NASCAR has not issued an official statement on its position.
  • Broken Arrow City Manager Michael Spurgeon hopped on his bicycle and led the way on a group ride, to celebrate the first mile of downtown Broken Arrow's new bike path. Right now, it goes from 81st to 91st (Houston and Washington). But eventually, Spurgeon says the Main Street Bike Way will extend the entire four miles or so, from 71st street to the Liberty Trail that goes along the Creek Turnpike. “It starts from the Rose District then goes all the way out to Liberty Trail,” Spurgeon says. “That'll allow you to go to the other communities in Wagoner and Tulsa County.” They've painted lines for dedicated bike lanes along Main Street and also changed the parking to 'back-in' spaces, so drivers can see the trail and cyclists better when they pull out of the space.

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  • With growing pressure from Democrats for action by the Senate on a House-passed bill which requires background checks on private gun sales, President Donald Trump spoke Sunday with Democratic leaders in Congress, as the White House said legislative solutions are still being examined. 'The conversation was cordial,' the White House said in a statement sent to reporters on Sunday afternoon.  'The President made no commitments,' the White House said on whether Mr. Trump would support the background checks bill known as H.R. 8, 'but instead indicated his interest in working to find a bipartisan legislative solution on appropriate responses to the issue of mass gun violence.' In their own readout on Sunday, top Democrats again demanded action by the Senate. 'This morning, we made it clear to the President that any proposal he endorses that does not include the House-passed universal background checks legislation will not get the job done, as dangerous loopholes will still exist and people who shouldn’t have guns will still have access,' said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer. 'We’re looking at background checks and we’re looking at putting everything together in a unified way so that we can have something that’s meaningful,” President Trump told reporters last week in the Oval Office.  “At the same time, all of us want to protect our great Second Amendment,' the President added. 'It’s very important to all of us.' Mr. Trump made that same point of emphasis in a speech to House Republicans during a party retreat in Baltimore last week. 'Meanwhile, Democrats want to confiscate guns from law-abiding Americans, so they’re totally defenseless when somebody walks into their house with a gun,' the President said. Democrats are also not interested in what they view as a plan which doesn't do enough to curb guns, as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has urged action on a bill which does more to focus on denying guns to people with a criminal record, or a history of mental health issues - stopping short of background checks on all private gun sales. 'If you have a federal government background check for that, what you will see the next step to be is the only way to enforce that is a federal gun registry and a gun registry is the step you need for gun confiscation,' Cruz said in an interview on ABC's 'This Week.' Democrats have also been pressing to get the GOP to accept action by the feds to help states with what are called, 'Red Flag laws,' which can be used to take firearms away from someone who is considered a threat, or has mental health issues. Many Republicans are opposed to this idea - though it has support from both GOP Senators from Florida, a state which changed its laws after a mass school shooting, in order allow for more opportunities to seize firearms from someone who is considered a threat, or has mental health concerns.
  • Three days after Julian Castro again used a 2020 presidential debate to direct attacked the Democratic Party front runner at a 2020 debate, one Texas Democrat in Congress publicly switched his support in the race for his party's nomination from Castro to former Vice President Joe Biden. 'I think at this point in time, we need to narrow the field,' said Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX), in a Sunday interview on CNN. In a written statement released by the Biden campaign, Gonzalez said nothing about his past support for Castro, instead emphasizing the need to trim the field running for President. 'At this point in the process, I believe Democrats need to consolidate behind a candidate who is sure to beat Donald Trump,' Gonzalez said. “We don’t need Donald Trump for a second term, we need someone who can beat him and win,” the Texas Congressman added. In the last two debates, Castro had taken direct shots at Vice President Biden over health care, and accusing his party's front runner of flip-flopping on certain issues, and wrongly talking about former President Obama's actions only when they were politically beneficial. 'But my problem with Vice President Biden,' Castro said at the ABC debate last week in Houston, 'is every time something good about Barack Obama comes up, he says, oh, I was there, I was there, I was there, that's me, too, and then every time somebody questions part of the administration that we were both part of, he says, well, that was the president.' Biden said he wasn't doing anything of the sort. 'I stand with Barack Obama all eight years, good, bad and indifferent,' Biden said to Castro. 'That's where I stand.' At another point, Castro raised eyebrows about Biden's memory, in a debate on health care. 'Are you forgetting what you said two minutes ago? Are you forgetting already what you said just two minutes ago?' Like a number of other Democrats, Castro's poll numbers have been mired in single digits - mainly bouncing between one and two percent. Castro has shown no signs that he is going to get out of the race, as on Sunday, he challenged President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick of Brett Kavanaugh. 'It’s more clear than ever that Brett Kavanaugh lied under oath,' Castro said, after a new report from the New York Times about Kavanaugh's time at Yale. 'He should be impeached.' In the last half dozen national polls, Castro had zero percent, four polls at one percent, and one at two percent. In those same six polls, Biden was between 22 and 33 percent.
  • For a third straight debate, former Vice President Joe Biden found himself under attack from fellow Democrats,  brushing aside verbal jabs in a debate hosted by ABC, as Democrats tried to temper some of their attacks, with a few publicly reminding each other that their goal in 2020 is to push President Donald Trump out of the White House. The sharpest attacks on Biden were not from Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders - though they sparred with each other in another extended discussion of health care - but instead from Julian Castro, who for a second straight debate questioned Biden's veracity on health care and immigration. 'You just said that two minutes ago,' Castro said to Biden, accusing him of flip-flopping and picking and choosing when to say he supported President Obama. 'I stand with Barack Obama all eight years,' Biden said. 'Good, bad, and indifferent.' Before the debate began, Republicans made their voice heard, renting a plane to tow a giant banner over the campus of Texas State University. Here is a look at the ten candidates in Thursday's debate: 1. Still the front runner, Joe Biden. For a third consecutive debate, former Vice President Biden faced a series of attacks from other Democrats, and probably had his strongest debate yet. Yes, he had some mini verbal stumbles, talking about a record player at one point - and working himself into some verbal cul-de-sacs - but Biden was much more on point and definitive as he questioned the cost of the Medicare For All health plan favored by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Biden finished on a very personal note, talking about the tragedy he has faced in his family life. 2. Elizabeth Warren keeps chugging along. While there was a lot of talk about Biden and Warren being on the debate stage for the first time together, there wasn't much to talk about from the debate. Yes, they sparred a bit over the details of Medicare For All, and Biden threw some weak elbows on other policy points - but for the most part, the two avoided any policy showdowns. After three debates, it's obvious that Warren is in the top tier with Biden, as she has been able to create a lot of organic support for her candidacy, with a stump speech that's well oiled, and position papers for just about everything a voter could imagine. The strategy question for coming weeks is a simple one for Warren. Does she take the fight directly to Biden on the campaign trail? Or does she stick with the issues and policy matters which have driven her approach so far. 3. Sanders tries to puncture focus on Biden-Warren. As Warren has made her move up in the polls, the Sanders camp has expressed aggravation with the press coverage, basically arguing that Sanders is being left out. he's been getting - or maybe in the mind of campaign officials, not getting - from the news media. Usually people associate complaints about the press with Republicans - but Sanders has always had a somewhat rumpled relationship with the news media. 'Bernie Sanders thinks media is unfair, so he created his own,' read one AP headline. 'Sanders team frustrated with media coverage,' was another. 'Bernie Sanders Is As Frustrated as Ever With Corporate Media,' the Nation wrote. Sanders can hold his own on any issue - but does that get him to the nomination? 4. Kamala Harris looks for lasting gains. All three debates for Democrats have both included solid moments and exchanges for Kamala Harris. After taking on Joe Biden over his past actions regarding civil rights in the first debate, and going aggressive last month, this time Harris played a softer touch, drawing laughs from the audience while reminding the other Democrats of their need to be unified against President Trump. The biggest problem for Harris has been a cycle of where she does well in a debate - and her poll numbers go up. Then over the next month, those gains fade away. She does well in the next debate, and then her poll numbers go up. And they fade away again. Yes, she's the fourth strongest candidate when you look at the polls - but her debate performances have not translated into numbers which boost her into the Biden/Sanders/Warren tier. 5. Buttigieg still in the mushy middle of the race. While his name gets talked about a lot, while he's done fine in the debates so far, the polling for Mayor Pete Buttigieg continues to show that he's not in the top tier of Democrats with Biden, Warren, Sanders - and is struggling to stay in the middle with Harris, and not drop back towards the rest of the field. But one good note is that the Indiana mayor is still raising a lot of money, allowing him to set up a decent operation in Iowa, where he is doing much better in the polls than Harris. Some candidates may encounter money problems soon - it doesn't seem like Buttigieg is in that spot. On Thursday night, Buttigieg also gave the back of the hand to Julian Castro's attacks on Biden. 'This is why presidential debates are becoming unwatchable,' Buttigieg said. 6. Amy Klobuchar tries to get her campaign out of neutral. Klobuchar is one of a group of Democrats who certainly have the credentials to be in this race, but who have not been able to make the jump to light speed. 'Houston, we have a problem,' Klobuchar said early on Thursday night in talking about the need for Democrats to unite against President Trump. Klobuchar tried her best again in this debate to focus on how she got into politics, how she's a bit more moderate than Warren and Sanders, looking for a campaign spark. Klobuchar has not blossomed in Iowa as yet,as her more moderate brand of politics isn't really what many more progressive Democratic Party activists are looking for right now. 7. Booker looks for a primary breakout. In many ways, Cory Booker is in a similar situation as that of Klobuchar. Booker is a very popular guy with Democratic audiences on the campaign trail, and he has used his debate time to both spar and press his ideas. A positive vibe just seems to ooze from the guy naturally.  But the polls continue to show Booker stuck along with so many other candidates, way down in single digits. Booker was asked one of the oddest questions in this debate - about the fact that he's a vegan. And he also weighed in on the hairstyle of the Canadian Prime Minister. A lot of voters like him, but Booker is nowhere near the top tier of candidates. 8. Beto tries for a campaign re-boot.  In his home state, there were a lot of 'Beto' signs around the debate site on Thursday, as the former Texas Congressman has been trying to inject new momentum into his campaign. Since the mass shooting in his home town of El Paso in early August, O'Rourke has put a heavy emphasis on gun control, as he staked out very clear ground on Thursday night that he would like ban - and even confiscate - military style assault weapons like the AR-15 and AK-47. 'Hell yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,' O'Rourke said to cheers. Will gun control provide new hope for his campaign? The polls will tell us in coming weeks. 9. Castro raises eyebrows with Biden debate attacks. For a second straight debate, Julian Castro went after Joe Biden, and went after him hard, mocking Biden again for tying himself to President Obama on some issues but not on others. 'He wants to take credit for Obama's work, but not have to answer any questions,' Castro said, ripping Biden for not stopping large deportations of illegal immigrants under the Obama Administration. 'Are you forgetting what you just said two minutes ago?” Castro said to Biden at one point on Thursday night. The Castro game plan didn't go over well with some; former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel said on ABC right after the debate that Castro came off as 'mean and vindictive.' 10. Andrew Yang might outlast most Democrats. Not only has Andrew Yang managed to raise enough money and get enough qualifying polls to stay in the debates, his combination of non-political and quirky positions has allowed him to get a good amount of attention - as he's doing better than about a dozen people in the 2020 race who do politics for a living. Yang doesn't mind poking fun at himself, he doesn't seem to care that Official Washington wants him to put on a tie for these debates, and doesn't worry about what people think of his plan for 'Universal Basic Income,' in which the government would give everyone $1,000 a month. I could see Yang sticking around for a while - whether or not he's really a threat to win his party's nomination. 11. All the others try to stay afloat. Let's face it, if you're one of those Democrats who failed to qualify for this debate - and if you can't qualify for the October debate - the end might be near for your campaign. Billionaire Tom Steyer has made the cut for October, and Tulsi Gabbard could as well. But the names of Williamson, Bullock, Ryan, Delaney, DeBlasio, and others are not likely to get in another big debate. And even if you are Booker, O'Rourke, Klobuchar, Yang, and Castro, it's an uphill fight to remain in the discussion for the 2020 Democratic nomination.  The Iowa Caucuses are February 3. The New Hampshire Primary is February 11. That is less than five months from now. There are lot of miles still left to travel in the Democratic race. But the clock is ticking for a lot of the candidates.
  • In the party's smallest debate so far, ten Democrats will face off at Texas Southern University on Thursday night in a debate hosted by ABC News and Univision, another step on the way to determining a candidate to take on President Donald Trump in 2020. Instead of two debate nights - with ten candidates on stage in both - this Houston debate will have just one night involving the ten who were able to qualify. Here is a rundown of the evening's events.  All times are EDT. - 10:45 pm - And the third debate is in the books. 10:40 pm - Look for Beto O'Rourke to get some extra talk after tonight's debate.  His reaction to the mass shooting in his home town of El Paso - and his effort to tie President Trump to the anger of the gunman - which might give him a little boost.  But like others, he needs a big, big, boost in this 2020 campaign. 10:35 pm - Again, it's not easy to figure out what to ask, or how the debate flows.  But a number of issues didn't make the cut by ABC and Univision tonight. 10:30 pm - With these final statements on professional 'setbacks' - the debate ends on a more quiet and personal note.   Buttigieg talks about his decision to reveal that he was gay. 10:26 pm - As the final segment starts, a group of protesters interrupt Biden.  Asked about his biggest setback, Biden talks about family.  “There are setbacks, and then there are setbacks,” as he mentions the death of his first wife soon after he won a seat in the Senate, plus his son's death from cancer. 10:25 pm - What are Republicans talking about in this debate?  10:22 pm - A second debate break.  If you are wondering why people are talking about record players, Biden mentioned it in his long winded answer of a few minutes ago. 10:20 pm - We all would do things differently about what questions should be asked. Here's one view. 10:16 pm - Biden is told his time is up.  Instead of just stopping like he usually does, Biden says he's going to talk over time like everyone else. Castro gets a lot of laughs by saying immediately, “that's quite a lot.”  Reporters who covered Biden in Congress have been there. 10:15 pm - ABC goes back to what Biden said or did forty years ago related to civil rights - remember, this spurred the big Biden-Harris divide in the first debate. 10:08 pm - Booker was asked about being a vegan, yes.
  • After an August that saw the federal government run up $200 billion in new red ink, the Treasury Department reported on Thursday that the federal deficit for 2019 is now at $1.067 trillion, almost $300 billion larger than all of 2018. The new budget figures showed Uncle Sam brought in almost $228 billion in revenues in August, while spending $428 billion.  With one month to go in Fiscal Year 2019, the feds have already spent $4.16 trillion - more money than was spent in all of 2018, at $4.11 trillion. It's still possible the deficit won't end up over $1 trillion for 2019, as September can often be a positive month in terms of the deficit. With the new figures coming out just a few hours before the next Democratic debate, one budget watchdog group, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, said it was time for the candidates to be asked about the matter. “Absent more responsible budgets, the deficit and interest costs will continue to grow rapidly, diminishing America’s future,' said Michael Peterson, head of another budget watchdog, the Peterson Foundation.  'The longer we wait, the more costly and difficult it will be to put our nation on a stronger path,' Peterson added. The growing size of the deficit under the Trump Administration - coming during a positive period of economic growth - is highly unusual, as a stronger economy should mean lower deficits. “More remarkable is the fact that these deficits are projected to continue and grow well past the one trillion dollar figure each year over the next ten years,” said Mark Sanford, a former GOP Congressman challenging President Trump.  “The President hasn’t even tried to get the federal budget under control,” said Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI). “President Trump’s big-government agenda is not sustainable,” added Amash, who has been called a 'loser' by the President.