• Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Oscar de la Renta, the doyen of American fashion, whose career began in the 1950s in Franco’s Spain, sprawled across the better living rooms of Paris and New York, and who was the last survivor of that generation of bold, all-seeing tastemakers, died on Monday at his home in Kent, Conn. He was 82.

  • Nugent-Hopkins' goal gives Oilers 1st win

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers are no longer the only team in the Western Conference without a win. Taylor Hall scored a penalty-shot goal and added an assist, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins netted the winner in the final minutes to lift Edmonton to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night, giving the Oilers their first win of the season. Justin Schultz also scored for the Oilers (1-4-1), who had matched the team's worst start. Edmonton allowed the Lightning to tie the game with six minutes remaining, but remained composed and captured the win. "I thought tonight we really battled hard," Nugent-Hopkins said. "They tied it late and we had a really good pushback, so it was really good to s

  • Steelers rally past stunned Texans 30-23

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The deluge started with a desperation third-down heave, a trickle that turned into a downpour and led to another abrupt turn in the Pittsburgh Steelers' confounding season. Good one week and lousy the next, Pittsburgh managed to be both in a 30-23 victory over the mistake-prone Houston Texans on Monday night. Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play during a decisive 73-second stretch late in the first half that moved the Steelers from down 10 to an 11-point lead. "You stand on the sidelines long enough, you will see explosions such as that," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. "It was good to be on the good side of it." Roethlisbe

  • Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites, first ladies and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82. De la Renta died at home Monday evening in Connecticut surrounded by family, friends and "more than a few dogs," according to a handwritten statement signed by his stepdaughter Eliza Reed Bolen and her husband, Alex Bolen. The statement did not specify a cause of death, but de la Renta had spoken in the past of having cancer. "While our hearts are broken by the idea of life without Oscar, he is still very much with us. Oscar's hard work, his intelligence and his love of life are at the heart of our company," the statement said.

  • Four die in Oklahoma traffic accidents

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Four people died Sunday and Monday in two accidents , the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

  • Oklahoma City dignitaries formally kick off construction on whitewater park

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Oklahoma City dignitaries on Monday formally kicked off construction of the MAPS 3 whitewater park — which will be known as Riversport Rapids — in the Boathouse District.

  • University of Oklahoma president lifts ban on band members' free speech

    By K.S. McNutt, Staff Writer | Updated: 4 hr ago

    University of Oklahoma President David Boren revoked a participation agreement members of the Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band were required to sign. Boren said the requirement wasn’t submitted for review or approval.

  • Elected officials voice surprise at size of Oklahoma agency directors' pay increases

    By Randy Ellis, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Thirty Oklahoma agency directors were given raises of at least $10,000 last fiscal year, with 16 of them receiving raises that were double that amount or more, according to a report released by the state Office of Management and Enterprise Services.

  • CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients. Officials have been scrambling to come up with new advice for protective gear since two Dallas nurses became infected while caring for the first person diagnosed with the virus in the United States. The new guidelines set a firmer standard, calling for full-body garb and hoods that protect worker's necks; setting rigorous rules for removal of equipment and disinfection of gloved hands; and calling for a "site manager" to supervise the putting on and taking off of equipment.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, fashion designer to socialites and Hollywood stars, dies at 82.

  • Mustang school district confirms one case of viral meningitis

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    A sixth-grade student at Canyon Ridge Intermediate in Mustang, Oklahoma, has a confirmed case of viral meningitis, the officials at Mustang Public Schools reported.

  • Murder suspect escapes from Oklahoma's Bryan County jail, remains at-large

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writer | Updated: 5 hr ago

    An inmate arrested in March and charged with first-degree murder in the death of an Oklahoma man escaped Saturday from the Bryan County jail. Stewart Jay Raymond, 26, was still at large Monday afternoon.

  • China's economic growth down to 7.3 percent last quarter, lowest level in more than 5 years

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth down to 7.3 percent last quarter, lowest level in more than 5 years.

  • Jury rules against Oklahoma City ballet dancer in arrest lawsuit

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: 6 hr ago

    An Oklahoma City ballet dancer said he was exercising in park in high heels with a cane when a police officer was called by a woman who said she was alarmed for her grandchildren.

  • Oklahoma City school district looking to hire bilingual teachers from Puerto Rico

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Shannon Freeman, Oklahoma City Public Schools’s director of recruitment, deployment and retention, and two bilingual staff members will travel to Puerto Rico to interview about 20 bilingual teachers. The goal is to reduce the number of district teacher vacancies, which stands at 48.

  • Syphilis outbreak confirmed in Comanche County

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Oklahoma health officials say they’re alarmed because syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that can have significant health outcomes if undiagnosed and untreated.

  • Oklahoma law enforcement officials show interest in fixing DNA sampling oversight

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Oklahoma police, sheriffs, district attorneys and judges are showing new interest in DNA sampling after misdemeanor convictions after reading news that thousands of samples are not being collected in Oklahoma.

  • GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don't see the law going away. Nine Republican governors have expanded Medicaid for low-income people in their states, despite their own misgivings and adamant opposition from conservative legislators. Three more governors are negotiating with the Democratic administration in Washington. Rather than demanding repeal, the governors generally have sought federal concessions to make their decisions more politically acceptable at home. That approach is in sharp contrast to the anti-Obama

  • Oklahoma State University sorority member dies in weekend accident

    By Kyle Hinchey, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Savannah Marie Piatt, 18, was killed when the vehicle she was riding in ran off the road and rolled over in Noble County. Piatt, a freshman at Oklahoma State University, was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.

  • Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is looking into officer-involved shooting in Seminole

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 7 hr ago

    The Seminole police officer shot a man in the leg when he moved toward officers with a knife and refused commands to drop the weapon, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported Monday.