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  • News 9: Car Slams Into Oklahoma City Home

    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    There's a huge hole in the side of a Northwest Oklahoma City following an early morning accident, News 9 reports. Oklahoma City police say the driver of a car was trying to avoid a dog in the road on Broadway Extension when the driver ...

  • Thunder No. 7 in ESPN's 'Ultimate Team Rankings'

    staff reports | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    The latest edition of ESPN's "Ultimate Team Rankings" is out, and the Oklahoma City Thunder is high atop the list. The Thunder are No. 7 overall out of 122 teams, according to the annual ranking. The Thunder are the No. 3 NBA team on the list behind Western Conference foes San Antonio and Memphis. The Spurs are the No. 1 team in "Ultimate Team Rankings," which rates MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL teams in categories such as affordability, coaching, fan relations, ownership, players, stadium experience, bang for the buck and title track. The Thunder's highest rank came in the "players" category (10th), while the Spurs ranked first in fan relations, ownership, players and coaching.

  • This Might Explain Why Diet Soda Drinkers Are Often Overweight

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    People who drink diet sodas over regular sodas are more likely to be overweight or obese, but scientists weren't sure why. The theories fell into two camps: one, something inherent to artificial sweeteners causes weight gain or two, diet sodas imply a diet and heavy people are more likely to be on one. While we can't discount either quite yet, put down one more point for the first theory. A new study from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel reveals that artificial sweeteners may have a deleterious effect on our gut bacteria.

  • PHOTO: Kevin Durant is ready for the Washington Nationals' playoff run

    erik horne | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Kevin Durant is from the Maryland/D.C. area. This is known. Which leaves him at a crossroads potentially: Root for the Baltimore Orioles or the Washington Nationals? Durant made his allegances clear when he posted an Instagram picture Thursday afternoon of himself wearing a Nationals jersey with his nickname "Easy Money" stitched on the back. "Yea man! Natitude," Durant posted. Both the Nationals (National League East) and the Orioles (American League East) have wrapped up their division titles and clinched playoff berths.

  • Former Rangers manager Ron Washington: 'Not true to my wife'

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Ron Washington said Wednesday he resigned as manager of the Texas Rangers because he was unfaithful to his wife. "I made a mistake, I'm embarrassed," Washington said Wednesday at a news conference in Irving, Texas. "I was not true to my wife of 42 years. I broke her trust." Washington, who spoke publicly for the first time since his Sept. 5 resignation, did not take questions. He asked that his privacy be respected and revealed that "today I'm at a very low time in my life."

  • ‘Grey's Anatomy’ Cast Gets Prison Mean for ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Parody Photo

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    The cast of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" looked familiar, if a little off. Ellen Pompeo posted a photo to her WhoSay page with her costars doing their best impressions of the ladies from Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black," according to The Wrap. She gave it the caption "Blue is the new black," as they rocked blue scrubs rather than the prison colors of the inmates at Litchfield Correctional Facility. When asked by a fan on Twitter if this meant Pompeo watched the prison drama, Pompeo shot back that everyone should watch it. "Those girls are giving it," she wrote.

  • Convicted rapist charged with ‘aiding or soliciting suicide’ of victim

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    A Roundup man in Montana State Prison for having sex with an underage girl is facing a new charge alleging he pressured the girl to kill herself during a live video chat in 2013.

  • Texas Tech defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt resigns

    staff reports | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Oklahoma State will be facing a new defensive coordinator when it plays Texas Tech next week. reports that the Red Raiders have dismissed defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt. Co-defensive coordinator/outside linebackers coach Mike Smith will take over Wallerstedt's duties. Texas Tech (2-1) enters its game with the Cowboys ranked last in the Big 12 in scoring defense (36.7 points conceded per game) and rushing defense (297.7 yards per game). The Red Raiders are coming off a 49-28 loss to Arkansas in which they gave up 438 yards rushing. Oklahoma State plays Texas Tech Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in Stillwater.

  • Apple can't unlock iOS 8 devices, even for police

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Apple is looking to cast itself as a different kind of company in how it handles people's personal information, according to USA TODAY. In the wake of the iCloud hacking scandal, Apple CEO Tim Cook published a letter Wednesday on the company's website detailing its approach to privacy and reassuring customers that their data is safe following the leak of celebrities' intimate photos. The letter comes as Apple begins to push into sensitive new areas that will require maintaining the trust of the public: tracking health information, mobile payments and online services for kids.

  • WATCH: Buckingham Palace guard shows off cheeky moves

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    He spins, twirls and balances on one leg. A Buckingham Palace guard is getting chuckles after he was caught on video breaking the strict sentry protocol, according to USA TODAY. The video posted on YouTuve on Aug. 20, now has more than 2.1 million views.

  • Miley Cyrus may face a fine for a twerking

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    What happened, Miley? You said at the 2014 VMAs (not to be mistaken for the 2013 VMAs twerkfest) that you had "retwired" the dance move. But Reuters reports that a Mexican state legislature has asked the federal government to fine the pop star after one of her dancers spanked her with the country’s flag while she twerked during an independence day performance, according to USA TODAY.

  • PepsiCo CEO Slams 'Repugnant Behavior' Of NFL Players

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    PepsiCo CEO and chairwoman Indra Nooyi called out the NFL’s “mishandling” of child abuse and domestic violence cases, while also showing support for Commissioner Roger Goodell in a statement late Wednesday, according to BuzzFeed. “I am a mother, a wife, and a passionate football fan,” Nooyi wrote in a statement dated Sept. 18. “I am deeply disturbed that the repugnant behavior of a few players and the NFL’s acknowledged mishandling of these issues, is casting a cloud over the integrity of the league and the reputations of the majority of players who’ve dedicated their lives to a career they love. When it comes to child abuse and domestic violence, there is no middle ground.” Goodell, she added, is “a man of integrity,” and she is “confident that he will do the right thing for the league in light of the serious issues it is facing.”

  • High School Fires Coach For Alleged Connection To Anti-Gay Attack

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    A Philadelphia Catholic high school has fired an assistant basketball coach for allegedly being connected to a recent anti-gay attack that left a gay couple with multiple injuries, according to BuzzFeed. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia said the man was fired Wednesday evening and had worked as an assistant basketball coach at Archbishop Wood High School. “I have confirmed that one of the individuals involved in the incident in some way was an assistant basketball coach,” said Ken Gavin, a spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, in a statement. “He was not a teacher at the school but serving as a coach on a contract basis. He was terminated this evening and will not be permitted to coach in any Archdiocesan school. We expect all those who work with students in our schools to model appropriate Christian behavior at all times.”

  • This Homecoming Queen Kicks Butt

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    After school dances, most girls like to preserve their blowouts and perfectly applied makeup for as long as possible. But minutes after Mary Kate Smith is crowned homecoming queen of South Jones High School in Mississippi on Sept. 26, she’ll wash her face, throw her hair into a braid, and suit up to play in the football game, according to Yahoo Style. The 17-year-old senior recently made the squad as the football team’s kicker, which makes her something of a rarity. As of 2012, fewer than 2,000 girls played football nationwide. For the last two years, peers had encouraged her to try out — she has an amazing foot, able to nail 35- to 40-yard field goals. Her natural kicking talent comes from years of playing soccer, and she has even committed to play for University of Southern Mississippi next year. 

  • Melissa Rivers Shares First Statement Since Joan Rivers' Funeral

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Melissa Rivers has spoken out for the first time since her mother Joan Rivers' funeral. On Wednesday, the star shared a note of gratitude in a WhoSay post: "As my son Cooper and I mourn the loss of my mother, we want to thank everyone for the beautiful cards and flowers conveying heartfelt messages and condolences, which continue to arrive from around the world and through social media. My mother would have been overwhelmed by the scope and depth of the love that people have expressed for her. It is certainly helping to lift our spirits during this time," she wrote.

  • Another NFL player arrested, accused of abuse

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    After 10 days in which the NFL has been forced to come to terms with the specter of domestic violence among some high-profile players, Arizona running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on allegations of two incidents of aggravated assault that occurred over the summer. The Cardinals have deactivated Dwyer from all team activities, according to Yahoo Sports. The Phoenix Police Department indicated that the incidents involving Dwyer's wife and 18-month-old child took place over the summer on July 21 and 22. Dwyer's wife left the state of Arizona shortly afterward and took their child with her. According to Phoenix police, Dwyer admitted to the incidents but denied any assault took place.

  • Mel B Talks Geri Halliwell Feud, Says Spice Girls 'Fought Like Cats and Dogs' During Prime

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Talkative Spice! Mel B got candid on "Larry King Live" recently, revealing juicy info about the Spice Girls and her epic feud with group member Geri Halliwell, according to Yahoo Music. At the height of their fame in 1998, Halliwell suddenly left the group in the middle of their Spiceworld Tour. Two years later, the group announced it was going on an indefinite hiatus. "We fought like cats and dogs," Brown said of the group during its prime. King also asked Mel B about Halliwell's dramatic departure, which ultimately led to the group's eventual split. "We had a five-year plan that got shortened after three years," she said.

  • What Bipolar Disorder Really Feels Like

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    About 2.6 percent of American adults -- nearly 6 million people -- have bipolar disorder , according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). But the disease, characterized by significant and severe mood changes, is still dangerously misunderstood. Bipolar disorder is vastly different from the normal ups and downs of everyday life, but many have co-opted the term to refer to any old change in thoughts or feelings . The mood swings in someone with bipolar disorder, sometimes also called manic depression, can damage relationships and hurt job performance. It has been estimated that anywhere from 25 to 50 percent of people with bipolar disorder attempt suicide at least once.

  • Scotland's Leading Historian Explains Why He Changed His Mind On Independence

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Renowned historian Sir Tom Devine has been a prominent voice for the pro-independence campaign in the lead-up to Scotland's big vote on Thursday. But the author and intellectual didn't always hold this view. Devine tells the WorldPost of his journey from being pro-Union to backing independence. Rejecting the referendum as merely a symptom of nationalist fervor, he explains how frustration with the status quo and a historical perspective got him to 'Yes.'

  • WATCH: Tiny Hamster Takes On Kobayashi in 'Hot Dog' Eating Contest

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Takeru Kobayashi has destroyed heaping amounts of food and numerous challengers over the years as a competitive eater. He once ate 110 hot dogs in 10 minutes. He smashed a world record when he ate 97 hamburgers in 94 seconds. The burgers were slider-sized, but still, it's impressive. And even though it has been a few years since he has participated in competitive eating's larged event, Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest, he's still getting his name out there in the gustatory world. His newest challenger is the hungriest -- and tiniest -- yet, according to Yahoo's Odd News. Tiny Hamster is the star of a few insanely viral videos, in which he has been seen first eating tiny burritos then transitioning to birthday cake. Though he may be small, this rodent is no slouch when it comes to wolfing down minifoods. In a YouTube video uploaded on Tuesday, Kobayashi and the Hamster go belly-to-belly eating "hot dogs," or in the hamster's case, a mixture of apple, grape, and carrot cut into tiny pieces, and stuffed into bread. Each competitor in the video holds his own.