• TV audience increases as O'Reilly faces criticism of work

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — More viewers have tuned in to watch Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly as he faces criticism for some of his past reporting. His show, "The O'Reilly Factor," drew just over 3 million viewers Wednesday night. That's up 11 percent over the same day last year. The Nielsen ratings company says O'Reilly had his largest audience since November among the 25-54 age demographic, the basis of most ad sales for news programming. The audience among that younger demo was up 64 percent over last year for O'Reilly, who usually has a decidedly older audience. Stories over the past week have accused O'Reilly of falsely saying he was reporting from a war zone in the Falklands War and was at the site of the suicid

  • SandRidge reports profit, cuts spending by 56 percent

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: 1 hr ago

    SandRidge Energy Inc. executives said Thursday they have cut the company’s 2015 drilling budget by 56 and renegotiated a credit facility because of the low oil prices that have slowed the industry.

  • Snow expected Friday in western and southwestern Oklahoma

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday in counties in western and southwestern Oklahoma.

  • What color is this dress: Gold and white or blue and black?

    BY JENNI RYALL, Mashable | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    The world has suddenly been divided into two groups: the Blue and Blacks and the Gold and Whites. The BBs and the GWs are screaming at each other in loungerooms, in offices, in different lighting across the globe. The cause of the great debate? The color of a dress. Read the rest of this story on Mashable .

  • Man convicted of murder in bat swing to skull

    BY MATT DINGER, Staff Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Eric Noyola, 25, was convicted of second-degree murder by an Oklahoma County jury Thursday. The jury chose a punishment of 10 years in prison. Noyola killed 29-year-old Ricky Betancur by hitting him in the head once with a bat during a brawl.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant, Steven Adams go through light on-court workouts

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Both players are scheduled to be re-evaluated next week.

  • Oklahoma exports show decline in 2014

    By Brianna Bailey, Bailey Writer | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Oklahoma aircraft and agricultural exports fell in 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

  • Four possible mascot names chosen for Oklahoma City's Capitol Hill High School

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Updated: 2 hr ago

    The Oklahoma City high school could be renamed Red Hawks, Red Wolves, War Eagles or Nations to replace Redskins.

  • Officials: Stolen Picasso smuggled into US, labeled 'craft'

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a Pablo Picasso painting worth millions of dollars was stolen in France and smuggled into the U.S. by someone who falsely labeled it as an "art craft" worth about $37 when it was shipped. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch filed a civil forfeiture complaint Thursday over the 1911 cubist painting, called "The Hairdresser." Authorities say the 1911 painting disappeared from a storeroom at the Pompidou Centre in Paris. It was reported stolen in November 2001. The painting's location remained unknown until it arrived in the United States in December 2014. Lynch says the shipping label described the contents as an "art craft/toy.

  • Lawsuit claims jailer raped two former Ottawa County Jail detainees

    BY CURTIS KILLMAN, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    A lawsuit filed in Tulsa federal court alleges that a detention officer raped and sodomized two women while they were being held at the Ottawa County Jail. The two women, ages 25 and 31, claim in a complaint filed Wednesday that a detention officer identified as Daniel Clements sexually assaulted them while they were held in solitary confinement at the county jail in Miami from December 2012 to March 2013. One of the assaults occurred around Feb. 25, 2013, when Clements encountered one of the females in her cell, the lawsuit states. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys announce assistant coach hirings

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    The Oklahoma State football program announced five hirings Thursday. Joining OSU as assistant coaches are former Buffalo Bills tight ends coach Greg Adkins, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo and former Montana State assistant coach Jason McEndoo.

  • While Inhofe throws snowball, little town in Oklahoma plays big role in climate debate

    BY MICHAEL OVERALL, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Nearly two hours west of Bartlesville, on a prairie flat enough to see the town's water tower from half a county away, Lamont has a dwindling population of just 417 people. Less than half a mile wide, four Lamonts would fit inside of downtown Tulsa, with plenty of room left over. But Thursday, while a U.S. senator from Oklahoma was literally throwing a snowball in the fight over alleged global warming, little Lamont was playing a big role in the research. It happens to be the home of the Southern Great Plains field-observation facility for the U.S. Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program. Which probably sounds more impressive than it looks — 30 or so instrument clusters scattered across 160 acres of cow pasture and wheat fields southeast of town. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Oklahoma City scientist remembered for his leadership, mentoring

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Dr. Don Capra was a mentor, a motivator and a major force in bringing medical research dollars to Oklahoma. Capra, the fourth full-time president at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, died Tuesday.

  • Family and Medical Leave Act rights expanded for same-sex couples

    BY PAULA BURKES | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Charlie Plumb, of Oklahoma City law firm McAfee & Taft, discusses updates to federal guidelines that make the treatment of same-sex couples more consistent under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

  • College baseball: OU rallies back to beat Brigham Young

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    The Sooners, who at one point trailed by five runs, started the comeback with two runs in the fifth inning and three more in the sixth to tie the score at 6. OU cranked out 10 hits, including three from Taylor Alspaugh. Aikin and Anthony Hermelyn added two hits each.

  • The planned hotels for downtown Tulsa are still coming -- mostly

    BY ROBERT EVATT, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Four of the planned new hotels for downtown Tulsa continue to progress — though a fifth appears to be on hold. Anish Hotels Group’s plans for an unbranded hotel at the former Parker Drilling building are in flux because the building is back up for sale. Loopnet, a commercial real estate listing website, now has the building at 8 E. Third St. listed for purchase at an asking price of $1.65 million. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • College basketball: Student attendance might suffer, but the Big 12's Bob Bowlsby is right about getting behavior under control

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby rightly rebuked K-State and put his league on notice that poor behavior will not be tolerated. Such sternness is necessary. It’s also counter to college hoops’ marketing endeavors to refill student sections.

  • Oklahoma City officials await consumer reaction to oil and gas downturn

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Oklahoma City’s economic consultant says the growth in monthly sales tax collections likely will end in April.

  • Bill to restrict Oklahoma Open Records Act is withdrawn

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Rep. Claudia Griffith, D-Norman, said an amendment passed in committee radically changed the original intent of Oklahoma House Bill 1361 and that she never intended to “gut the Open Records Act.”

  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys' new offensive line coach Greg Adkins brings track record of success

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Adkins, 46, is formerly the tight ends coach under Doug Marrone for the Buffalo Bills. He has 21 years of experience coaching offensive line at the college level, including stops at Marshall, Georgia, Troy, Tennessee and Syracuse.