• 3 photographers create stunning Las Vegas timelapse in 1 night

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Creating a quality time-lapse video usually takes a lot of time. But what better place to pull an all-nighter than the fabulous Las Vegas? The trip, led by photographer and time-lapser Aaron Keigher, was completed in just one night, and also features the fine work of Michael Bloom and Arlene Ziordia. The video covers the trio as they start their journey in Los Angeles, drive to Vegas and spend all night capturing the scenery until the sun rises.

  • New shoes blues? Easy ways to keep your feet blister-free

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Breaking in new shoes is exciting — until you discover they are breaking you instead. After you buy the right shoes, break them in! Be sure to wear new shoes around your house for a few hours before stepping outside. Here's how to avoid the all-dreaded blisters.

  • Oklahoma football: Offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley talks growing up in interview with hometown TV station

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Throughout Lincoln Riley’s enormously successful coaching career, he’s never forgotten where he came from. That was evident on the trip I took last month to Muleshoe, Texas to report on a profile of Oklahoma’s new offensive coordinator, and is also evident in a recent telephone interview Riley gave to Muleshoe’s local cable access station. Riley joined Channel 6’s Maggie Rennels for a nearly 14-minute phone interview this week. You can listen to the full interview here. We learn early on in the interview that when OU opens its 2015 season on Sept. 5 against Akron, Riley will be celebrating his 32nd birthday.

  • Would two five-team divisions work in the Big 12?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 42 min ago

    I received an email from an OU fan named “Steve,” with no last name, which is too bad, because he had something really interesting to say. I thought I would share it: “I know you hate message boards, so you would never see my post. But I had this idea and want to share it with you. I actually think it is a pretty good idea, if you don't mind me saying so. “I've enjoyed your column since the very start. In fact, a lot of the way that I view the sports world was learned from the creative approaches that you take. “Well, it's obvious that we're stuck with 10 teams on this sinking ship of a conference. So maybe this is how to make things more interesting for the regional fans

  • Egypt official says furniture factory fire kills 19 people

    Updated: 24 min ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Health Ministry says a fire at a furniture factory east of Cairo has killed 19 people and injured 22. It was not immediately clear what started the fire Tuesday in the city of al-Obour. Egyptian state-run media said the factory had not obtained a government safety certification. Local media reported that firefighters had gained control of the blaze Tuesday afternoon by using some 20 fire trucks. Health Ministry spokesman Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar said in a statement that the injured and dead were transported to local hospitals.

  • Coast Guard Expands Search for Florida Teenagers Missing at Sea

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    The Coast Guard has searched 27,000 square miles for two teenagers believed to be lost at sea off the coast of Florida. An area roughly the size of West Virginia had been searched for Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen as of early this morning. The two 14-year-olds were last seen Friday when they left Jupiter, Florida, for a fishing trip.

  • Officials say Pakistan likely to host Kabul-Taliban talks

    Updated: 43 min ago

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Two Pakistani officials say the second round of peace talks between representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban is likely to be held in Pakistan on Friday. The two officials said Tuesday that Islamabad was finalizing arrangements to host the talks, which are aimed at ending the 14-year war in neighboring Afghanistan. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks were still being organized. Afghan government officials have refused to provide details of the location or timing of the next round of peace talks. Last week, two members of the High Peace Council, the body charged with negotiating a settlement with the insurgents, said China was the most likely venue for the nex

  • US home prices rose 4.9 pct. in May, lifted by strong sales

    Updated: 58 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose steadily in May, pushed higher by a healthy increase in sales this year. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index increased 4.9 percent in May from 12 months earlier, down slightly from a 5 percent pace in April, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. Home sales have jumped in recent months as an improving economy boosts hiring and enables more people to afford a purchase. Yet the higher sales haven't encouraged more people to sell their homes, leaving supplies tight and driving up prices. Prices are soaring higher in some cities: They rose 10 percent from a year ago in Denver, 9.7 percent in San Francisco and 8.4 percent in Dallas. Washington, D.C. posted the sm

  • Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A court in Libya on Tuesday sentenced a son of Moammar Gadhafi to death by firing squad after convicting him of murder and inciting genocide during the country's 2011 civil war. It is unlikely, however, that the sentence against Seif al-Islam Gadhafi will be carried out anytime soon, as a militia in western Libya has refused to hand him over to the government for the past four years. That uncertainty reflects the chaos still gripping this North African nation split between rival militias and governments while facing an affiliate of the extremist Islamic State group. The Tripoli court sentenced to death eight others, including former Libyan spy chief Abdullah al-Senoussi, who is in their custody.

  • Assault victim found lying in west Oklahoma City street Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    A man was found lying in the street in west Oklahoma City. He was taken to a hospital by ambulance, police said.

  • Malaysian PM axes deputy, attorney general amid fund scandal

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, stung by allegations that he received some $700 million in government money, on Tuesday fired the attorney general who had been investigating him and a deputy who has been among his most prominent critics. Najib is under increasing pressure over leaked confidential documents that allegedly show the money, from state investment fund 1MDB, went into his personal accounts. Najib announced over national television that his deputy Muhyiddin Yassin will be replaced by Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, a Cabinet member who will also retain his home minister portfolio. Earlier Tuesday, the government announced it had terminated the services of Attorney General Abdul Gani Patail.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Swimming pool etiquette?

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I take my children to the swimming pool and always sit by the pool to keep an eye on them. Sometimes I wear my swimsuit, and sometimes I have on shorts. There is a group of older kids that continue to jump in the pool without regard to whom they are splashing, or what they are wearing. How do I politely ask them to stop without them retaliating against my children or me? CALLIE’S ANSWER: Simply let the kids know: “You should be mindful of where you are getting in the pool so you don’t splash others.

  • Cop caught on dash cam threatening to ‘blow a hole’ through driver’s head

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    A Medford police detective has been placed on administrative leave after he was caught on video threatening to “blow a hole through your f---ing head” while pulling over a driver who drove the wrong way at a traffic circle. Medford Police Chief Leo Sacco confirmed to Boston.com that the man in the video was Medford Police Detective Stephen Lebert.

  • Snohomish County settles jail death lawsuit for $2.4 million

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    EVERETT — Snohomish County authorized a settlement Monday with the family of Michael Saffioti, a young Mukilteo man who died at the county jail three years ago. County officials said they were paying $620,000 to end the case. An attorney for parents Rosemary and Giovanni Saffioti called the county’s figure misleading. The total amount of the settlement is four times higher.

  • With Wages Rising, The Fast Food Industry Plans Its Next Move

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Fast food companies have built their empires by paying workers the least that is legally required, often with an aim to keep their prices low. Now, around the country, the cost of doing business for these employers looks set to rise as lawmakers seriously consider minimum wages increases. What began as a small movement in New York in 2012 now has executives seriously considering how to manage higher pay. “We will work very, very aggressively with our franchisees to mitigate minimum wage” increases, Dunkin’ Brands CEO Nigel Travis told investors on an earnings call last week. “And we will continue to work with them to implement the best programs we can.”

  • KFOR.com: Silver Alert: Police looking for 79-year-old woman headed from Arizona to Oklahoma

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    FLAGSTAFF, AZ. — Police are looking for 79-year-old Merittie Turner. Merittie was last seen in Flagstaff, Arizona on July 24, 2015. She was reported missing at 8 a.m. She is described as a white female; she was last seen wearing a light colored blouse with black pants.

  • Hot days continue in central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    More hot temperatures are ahead Tuesday. The northeastern part of the state is under a heat advisory

  • Malaysian PM axes deputy, sacks attorney general in purge of critics amid fund scandal

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian PM axes deputy, sacks attorney general in purge of critics amid fund scandal.

  • Boy Scouts of America to allow gay adult leaders

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that has embroiled the Boy Scouts for years, takes effect immediately. It was approved Monday by the BSA's National Executive Board on a 45-12 vote during a closed-to-the-media teleconference. "For far too long this issue has divided and distracted us," the BSA's president, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, said. "Now it's time to unite behind our shared belief in the extraordinary power of Scouting to be a force for good." Initial reactions to the decision from groups on both sides sugges

  • Police say body believed to be missing California girl found; teenage boy detained in case

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Police say body believed to be missing California girl found; teenage boy detained in case.