• The trials of Russell Crowe: pranked by Jacko, goaded by paparazzi, threatened by al-Qaida

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    He is famously combative when it comes to the press and the public. But is Russell Crowe more sinned against than sinning? As he happily promotes his directorial debut The Water Diviner, he sets the record straight

  • 'Now That’s What I Call The ACM Awards 50 Years' CD compilation featuring Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and more out today

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Now That’s What I Call Music! and the Academy of Country Music have partnered for the first time to release today “Now That’s What I Call The ACM Awards 50 Years,” a compilation album featuring several superstars with Oklahoma ties, including Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Brooks & Dunn, plus the […]

  • Gay marriage ban not biased because it bars gays and straights from marrying same gender, Kentucky governor says

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Beshear's lawyer argues gay marriage ban not discriminatory in Supreme Court brief

  • Garth Brooks taking world tour to Tampa, Fla., in June

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    “The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood” is continuing to make its way across North America. For the first time in 16 years, Oklahoma country music superstar Garth Brooks announced planned tour stops in Tampa, Fla. The Sunshine State concerts are set for 7 p.m. Friday, June 5 and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 6 […]

  • Canada police charge man in deaths of boys killed by python

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    CAMPBELLTON, New Brunswick (AP) — Canadian police have charged a man in the death of two young brothers who were asphyxiated by a python at his home. Jean-Claude Savoie was charged with criminal negligence causing death, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced Tuesday. The charge carries a possible life sentence. Connor Barthe, 6, and his 4-year-old brother Noah were found dead on Aug. 5, 2013 in Savoie's apartment in Campbellton, New Brunswick. Police say the 45-kilogram (100-pound) Africa Rock python snake escaped a glass tank through a vent and slithered through a ventilation pipe. Its weight caused the pipe to collapse, and it fell into the living room where the boys were sleeping. Autopsies concluded that the

  • Photos, video & interviews: SixTwelve opens in the Paseo Arts District, championing learning, creativity, sustainability & healthy living

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 8 hr ago

    A version of this story appears in Tuesday’s Healthy Life section of The Oklahoman. SixTwelve becomes center of learning, creativity, sustainability and healthy living SixTwelve, a new nonprofit community education center in the Paseo Arts District, opened in February after five years of work to rescue and restore the former ramshackle apartment building, built in […]

  • Wash. governor: No state-funded travel to Indiana

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    an administration-wide ban on state-funded travel to Indiana.” Inslee’s statement comes after Indiana’s Senate Bill 101, which protects businesses from government intervention when they follow their religious beliefs.

  • Death Toll From Oklahoma Storms Rises to 4

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    The death toll from tornadoes and strong storms last week in Oklahoma has risen to four people.

  • 5 things you should know about Indian gaming

    Randy Ellis | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    1.) Revenues from Indian gaming continue to grow in Oklahoma, reaching nearly $3.8 billion in 2013, according to Casino City’s Indian Gaming Industry Report released Monday. 2.) Tribal gaming revenues grew by more than $60 million in 2013. 3.) The amount of exclusivity fees tribes paid the state under gaming compact agreements dropped more than […]

  • Leaves of absence create challenges for employers and their health plans

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: 9 hr ago

    McAfee’s Brandon Long recommends employers have a written leave of absence policy that maps out how to comply with the myriad of laws that might be triggered by various types of leaves of absence.

  • NCAA coaches debate the shot clock

    Berry Tramel | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

      For the Tuesday Oklahoman, I wrote about the sad state of college basketball. How, in Jay Bilas’ words, the NCAA Tournament bails out the sport every year, masking all the problems in terms of tempo, style of place and entertainment value. You can read that column here. During the NCAA Tournament, a bunch of […]

  • SixTwelve becomes center of learning, creativity, sustainability and healthy living

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    SixTwelve, a new nonprofit community education center in the Paseo Arts District, opened in February after five years of work to rescue and restore the former ramshackle apartment building, built in 1929.

  • Of Character: Edmond man lives by friend's advice to value, show respect to others

    By Bryan Painter, Staff Writer | Updated: 9 hr ago

    “I had a close friend tell me to pay attention to who touches your life every day and who your life touches each day,” said Don Reeves, of Edmond, Oklahoma. “Take time to know their names and show them respect. Value them as individuals and value their contributions.”

  • Israeli premier: Nuclear deal will 'pave the way' for Iran

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister criticized the deal expected to emerge from nuclear talks in Switzerland on Tuesday, saying it will "pave the way" for Iran to have the ability to build an atomic bomb in little time. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced his criticism at a ceremony welcoming the incoming members of Israel's new parliament. Netanyahu has been a vocal critic of the negotiations between Iran and six world powers, led by the U.S., saying the expected deal would fail to keep the Islamic Republic's suspect nuclear intentions in check.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on March 31, 2015: Hear Dylan Stewart & the Eulogists at The Deli in Norman

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Today’s featured event: NORMAN – Hear Norman folk-rockers Dylan Stewart & the Eulogists at 10 tonight at The Deli, 309 White Street. The band is nearing the end of a Kickstarter campaign for its upcoming debut album; check out the campaign by clicking here. Caleb McGee will play a free show from 8 to 10 […]

  • Power Lunch: Chat with OSU writer Kyle Fredrickson

    staff reports | Updated: 9 hr ago

    What's going to happen with Travis Ford? What's the outlook for spring football? Ask Kyle Fredrickson your Cowboys questions on the Power Lunch chat.

  • Jos. A. Bank laying off 122 after Men's Wearhouse merger

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    HAMPSTEAD, Md. (AP) — Retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers says it is laying off 122 workers at its Maryland headquarters nearly one year after announcing its acquisition by Men's Wearhouse. The company revealed the plan Monday in a filing with the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The cuts amount to about 15 percent of the company's employment in Carroll County. The company says it will make the cuts between the end of May and the end of the year. A spokesman says some workers also will be transferred to offices in New York City and the Men's Wearhouse headquarters in Fremont, California. That will leave about 450 workers in Carroll County, down from about 780 currently. The $1.8 billion takeov

  • Accountability vs. secrecy: 5 things you may not know about the OKCPD Citizens Advisory Board

    Juliana Keeping | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Police Department is one of roughly 200 police departments nationwide that solicits the input of a citizen review board. The Citizens Advisory Board is an independent, volunteer 11-member entity reviews departmental investigations of citizen complaints, use of force and police brutality complaints and any other incident the board deems to be of public […]

  • OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant has successful foot surgery

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Thunder announced that Kevin Durant underwent successful bone graft surgery on his right foot Tuesday in New York City. Durant's surgery was for the fifth metatarsal on his right foot. The procedure was performed by Dr. Martin O'Malley, with Thunder medical personnel present at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. The procedure will keep Durant out of basketball activities for four to six months. The 2013-14 NBA Most Valuable Player only appeared in 27 games for the Thunder this season, finishing with averages of 25.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists per contest. More from NewsOK : Kevin Durant is out indefinitely Tramel: Believe this: Sam Presti will not trade Kevin Durant Another curse of Kevin Durant's injury: Foul shooting

  • AP Interactive: Climate Change

    Updated: 9 hr ago

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