• Airbus says 3 of 4 engines failed on crashed A400M

    Updated: 37 min ago

    PARIS (AP) — Airbus said Wednesday that three of the four engines on an A400M military plane failed before it crashed near Seville, Spain last month, killing four people. In a statement, Airbus Defense and Space says the faulty engines were confirmed by Spanish accident investigators after completing their preliminary analysis of the aircraft's digital flight data and cockpit voice recorders. The crash May 9 killed two pilots and two flight test engineers. The crash remains under investigation. Three of the hulking gray aircraft's four turboprop engines suffered what it called "power frozen" after lift-off, and failed to respond to the crew's efforts to regain control. A fourth engine responded normally.

  • South African sports minister denies $10 million payment was a World Cup bribe

    Updated: 39 min ago

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African sports minister denies $10 million payment was a World Cup bribe.

  • Attorney says brother threatened to kill troopers who shot Tulsa minister

    By SAMANTHA VICENT - Tulsa World | Updated: 44 min ago

    The brother of a minister who was fatally shot by two Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers on Friday threatened to kill the officers who responded to a report about a stranded vehicle, the troopers’ attorney alleged Tuesday. Oklahoma City-based attorney Gary James said that while Brandon Fischer did not physically assault Troopers Mark Southall and Michael Taylor, as James said Nehemiah Fischer did, both siblings were belligerent, confrontational and refused to comply with a lawful order from the troopers, with Brandon Fischer threatening physical harm against them. James is providing counsel to both troopers, who are on administrative leave while an investigation into the shooting continues. Read the full story at

  • Oklahoma top state in 2015 police fatal shootings per capita

    By SAMANTHA VICENT & CURTIS KILLMAN - Tulsa World | Updated: 47 min ago

    Recent analyses by two national publications, including The Washington Post, of fatal encounters with United States law enforcement in 2015 have concluded Oklahoma has the highest amount of such incidents per capita and is a top 5 state in police-involved fatalities this year. A Tulsa World database of fatal shootings dating to 2007 indicates the state has had 19 cases so far this year, which equates to a rate of 4.9 per 1 million people in Oklahoma — beating the Post’s estimate of 4.4 shooting deaths per capita. Only the April 2 shooting of Eric Harris by then-Tulsa County reserve deputy Robert Bates has resulted in criminal charges, with Bates facing one count of second-degree manslaughter after shooting Harris

  • Hearing set for woman accused of slashing corpse

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    TULSA — A hearing is scheduled for an Oklahoma woman accused of slashing the corpse of her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend during a funeral home viewing. Court records show Shaynna Sims is due in Tulsa County District Court Wednesday morning. Sims was arrested at the dead woman’s apartment after she attended the viewing April 30. Police said Sims stole the dead woman’s shoes and was carrying a knife with the woman’s hair attached to it. Witnesses told officers they saw Sims reach into the casket during the viewing. The dead woman’s face was found slashed from her hairline to the tip of her nose, her makeup smeared and her hair on the floor, police said. Additional mutilation of the woman’s body was

  • Sunny, windy with temperatures in upper 80s Wednesday in central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Temperatures will be in the upper 80s Wednesday in central Oklahoma. Skies will be sunny.

  • Fairview man killed in Major County crash Tuesday night

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    A Fairview man was killed in a Major County crash Tuesday night. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports the fatal crash.

  • Airbus says A400M black boxes show 3 of 4 engines failed before deadly May crash in Spain

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — Airbus says A400M black boxes show 3 of 4 engines failed before deadly May crash in Spain.

  • Andres weakens to tropical storm in eastern Pacific; Hurricane Blanca rapidly strengthening

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Andres weakens to tropical storm in eastern Pacific; Hurricane Blanca rapidly strengthening.

  • Blackhawks go for dynasty

    AP Hockey Writer |
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    TAMPA, Fla. — The Chicago Blackhawks headed south this week to secure a dynasty, and the Tampa Bay Lightning is the only obstacle left. Jonathan Toews and his teammates have raised the Stanley Cup twice in the past five seasons, compiling a wealth of big-game accolades in seven years as an elite team. They are just four wins away from a third NHL title that would establish them as the most accomplished club of their era. The Blackhawks shrug off the weight of history, preferring to focus on the opener of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday. “You never want to rest on your laurels,” the Chicago captain said Tuesday

  • WCWS notebook

    By Jason Kersey and Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 6 hr ago

    WCWS attendance record likely to fall Through Game 2 of the championship series Tuesday, total attendance for all eight sessions was 70,398, the third-largest in WCWS history. And after Michigan's 1-0 victory Tuesday night — which forces a Game 3 at 7 p.m. Wednesday — the overall attendance record of 75,960, set in 2012, is virtually guaranteed to fall, as the WCWS this year has averaged 8,800 fans per session. That is especially exciting for event organizers, considering 2015 marked the first time since 2010 that the University of Oklahoma didn't qualify for the WCWS.

  • Peterson back with Vikings

    AP Sports Writer |
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS — Donning his purple No. 28 jersey for the first time in nine months, Adrian Peterson said Tuesday he has apologized to the 4-year-old son he struck with a wooden switch and had “learned a lot from my mistake.” Peterson returned to the Vikings and practiced for the first time since September. He then told reporters he has met all the requirements that came from pleading no contest to a misdemeanor that caused him to miss the final 15 games of last season. “I made a mistake,” Peterson said. “I know a lot of people don't view it that way based from what they've seen, but ultimately that's what it was. My son knows that, he knows

  • Oklahoma City Thunder forward Mitch McGary talks Michigan softball at the WCWS

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: 6 hr ago

    McGary, who will be 23 on Saturday, posed with every fan — Michigan, Florida, Thunder, anyone who asked — for photos, occasionally grabbing their phones to shoot the selfies for them.

  • Warriors will rely on depth, versatility to defend LeBron

    AP Basketball Writer |
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    OAKLAND, Calif. — LeBron James believes there's nobody in the world that can stop him. He's too strong, too fast, too skilled. A bully with a basketball and beast above the rim. If the Golden Warriors want to win the title, they'll need to get past James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals starting Thursday night. And not just once — but four times in seven games. “Some have been successful. Many have failed,” said Warriors forward Draymond Green, the runner-up for Defensive Player of the Year and among at least four players who will get their shot at James in the series.

  • Roof returning to Weatherford

    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WEATHERFORD — Woody Roof is set for his fourth go-round as Weatherford's football coach. Roof was named to the position on Tuesday afternoon, when the school board approved his return to the head coaching position. “I'm really excited,” the 65-year-old Roof said. “I had already decided I was going to retire from the athletic director's position in December and people kept asking me what I was gonna do. I told 'em that was a good question. I'm not real good at sitting around twiddling my thumbs. The opportunity to come back and be the head football coach again is exciting.

  • High school football: Lexington's Tyler Brown college decision comes down to school size

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Seventeen Division I programs offered scholarships before offensive lineman made choice

  • Women's College World Series: Michigan wins with 'old school' softball

    By Berry Tramel | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Cold-weather Michigan beat Florida, setting up a winner-take-all showdown Wednesday night

  • OKC Thunder: Monty Williams expected to become Billy Donovan's lead assistant

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Yahoo Sports reported late Tuesday night that Williams, who was fired last month after five seasons with the Pelicans, has agreed to become Donovan’s top assistant. ESPN.com first reported Tuesday night that Williams likely would end up on the Thunder’s bench.

  • Women's College World Series: Michigan turns to senior pitcher Haylie Wagner and gets win

    By Kyle Fredrickson
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Michigan defeated Florida, 1-0, and will play 7 p.m. on Wednesday for the NCAA softball title

  • What We're Talking About

    | Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    SCHOOL GRADUATION EAGLE FEATHER: A Native American student who sued his California school district because it's refusing to let him wear an eagle feather to his high school graduation will ask a judge for an order permitting the sacred item. ISLAMIC STATE BRITISH ACTOR: A British actor who has had minor roles in Hollywood films has joined Kurdish fighters battling the Islamic State group in Syria and appears in an online video. BILL COSBY: Bill Cosby's comments calling rape a form of bullying and “annoying” are released by a filmmaker who interviewed the comedian in