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  • Highway bill clears Senate hurdle

    By Chris Casteel Washington Bureau ccasteel@oklahoman.com | Updated: 5 min ago

    A $350 billion measure that would provide Oklahoma with $4.2 billion in funding cleared the Senate on Thursday.

  • Dez Bryant says $70 million deal 'no pressure'

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant says the $70 million contract he recently signed doesn't add pressure and that he's glad to be back with the team after skipping much of the offseason program. The former Oklahoma State receiver is now among the highest-paid receivers in football, with a...

  • Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought

    Updated: 52 min ago

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow and a gun, and the process has already begun, a Cabinet minister said Friday. "Unfortunately it was too late to apprehend the...

  • Report: Ride-hailing service Uber to put $1 billion in India

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Ride-hailing service Uber has announced a $1 billion investment for the Indian market for the next nine months as it hopes to expand services and products, news reports said Friday. According to Press Trust of India, the head of Uber India, Amit Jain, said the investment will...

  • Searchers scour beaches in hopes of unlocking MH370 mystery

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — Searchers scored Reunion's shoreline for debris and investigators prepared to load a sea-encrusted wing fragment onto a plane bound for France on Friday to learn whether the aircraft remnant could help unlock the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. It...

  • Judicial panel sends 3 former TEPCO executives to trial for alleged negligence in nuke crisis

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Judicial panel sends 3 former TEPCO executives to trial for alleged negligence in nuke crisis.

  • KFOR: Ada woman accused of illegally euthanizing neighbor's dog

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    ADA, Okla. — A former animal welfare employee is accused of animal cruelty, after allegedly euthanizing her neighbor’s dog without their knowledge. Marteen Silas, of Ada, became a Certified Animal Euthanasia Technician last August. She was an employee at the Pontotoc Animal Welfare Society...

  • KFOR: Silver Alert: 54-year-old El Reno woman is missing

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    EL RENO, Okla. — Police are searching for 54-year-old Melissa Miller. Police say she was last seen in the 2400 block of Sunset Dr. in El Reno at 8 a.m. Thursday. She is described as a white female. Reports say she is wearing a green shirt, a navy long sleeve jacket, blue jean capri pants,...

  • KFOR: Confession leads to arrest of Oklahoma pastor accused of sex crimes against children

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY,Okla. — A shocking confession led to the arrest of a Quail Springs Baptist Church pastor accused of sex crimes against children at his former church. Brian Burchfield was arraigned in Pottawatomie county Thursday morning, accused of sending inappropriate text messages to...

  • South African police says American woman killed in Cape Town

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A 39-year-old American woman was killed in a hotel room in Cape Town this week and a murder suspect of Guatemalan origin has been arrested, South African police said Friday. South African police spokeswoman Noloyiso Rwexana said the body of the woman was found at a hotel in...

  • Rain chances slight in central Oklahoma, but Friday a bit cooler

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    There is a 20 percent chance for rain Friday in central Oklahoma. The temperature will be cooler than in recent days.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany shelves Nazi crimes investigation of Minnesota man, says 96-year-old unfit for trial.

  • Lausanne awarded 2020 Winter Youth Olympics

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Swiss city of Lausanne has been awarded the Winter Youth Olympics for 2020, beating Brasov, Romania, in a vote by International Olympic Committee members. Lillehammer, Norway, will host the Winter Youth Olympics in 2016. The Winter Youth Olympics, featuring...

  • Gunmen kill 1, wound 13 campaigning for Sri Lankan candidate

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Unidentified gunmen opened fire at campaign workers in Sri Lanka's capital on Friday, killing one and wounding 13, police and hospital officials said, in the first major political violence before the parliamentary election. The workers were campaigning for Finance...

  • Greek bailout talks shift into higher gear

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's talks with its international creditors on a third bailout worth 85 billion euros ($93 billion) shifted into a higher gear on Friday, with lead negotiators from the European Union and International Monetary Fund meeting key ministers in Athens. The talks with...



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