• Former OSU wrestler Johny Hendricks has a new restaurant in Texas

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Johny Hendricks has won an NCAA wrestling national championship and a UFC title. Now, he's trying to win in the kitchen. Hendricks is financially backing Big Rigg Steakhouse in Midlothian, Texas, which he opened in January. He's working with family members and even bussing tables. In the piece from the Dallas Morning News, Hendricks talks about focusing on giving back to Midlothain, the town he's settled with his wife and three daughters.

  • Texas Nurse Nina Pham Sues Dallas Hospital Over Ebola Infection

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    The first person infected with Ebola in the United States, nurse Nina Pham, sued a Texas hospital on Monday, saying it did not do enough to prevent her from contracting the deadly virus and invaded her privacy after she was diagnosed with it, Reuters reports. In the suit against Texas Health Resources (THR) in Dallas County Court, Pham claims the hospital did not initially provide nurses with proper protective equipment or properly train staff on how to treat the disease.

  • Here's When 'Orange Is The New Black' Returns

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Mark your calendars, cancel your plans and get the snacks ready: "Orange Is the New Black," "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp," the Wachowski's "Sense8," Jennette McCurdy's thriller "Between" and a handful of other new Netflix originals have premiere dates, The Huffington Post reports. Check it out: May: "Between"June 5: "Sense8"June 12: "Orange Is the New Black" Season 3June 17: "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp"

  • Edward Snowden In Talks To Return To U.S., Lawyer Says

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    A Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden said on Tuesday the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government's mass surveillance programs was working with American and German lawyers to return home, Reuters reports. Anatoly Kucherena, who has links to the Kremlin, was speaking at a news conference to present a book he has written about his client. Moscow granted Snowden asylum in 2013, straining already tense ties with Washington. "I won't keep it secret that he... wants to return back home. And we are doing everything possible now to solve this issue. There is a group of U.S. lawyers, there is also a group of German lawyers and I'm dealing with it on the Russian side."

  • DOJ Finds Ferguson Police Routinely Discriminate

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    A Justice Department investigation has found that the Ferguson Police Department discriminates against black residents and routinely violates the Constitution and federal law, an official told The Huffington Post. The results of the investigation were detailed in a meeting between Ferguson and Justice Department officials on Tuesday. A Ferguson official confirmed to The Huffington Post that city and Justice Department officials were meeting on Tuesday afternoon. The so-called “pattern or practice” investigation of the Ferguson Police Department was announced by the Justice Department in September last year, just weeks after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

  • Why You Can't Get Your Favorite Tea at Starbucks

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    If it has Oprah’s name on it, it is bound for success; but since January when Starbucks started carrying Teavana’s Oprah Chai, along with nine other flavors, many stores have not been able to keep the teas in stock. Yahoo Food reports Starbucks, which has almost 22,000 stores in 66 countries, previously blamed the shortage on problems at the ports, but now a company spokesperson is saying it is just because of the transition from their former marquis tea brand Tazo. “We are experiencing slower than usual replenishment, but we are in the process of replenishing our teas, and apologize to customers for any inconvenience,” said Alisa Martinez, a Starbucks spokesperson.

  • Hillary Clinton camp fires back over email claims

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Hillary Clinton’s spokesman says the former secretary of state did not violate federal records laws by using a personal email account when she was at the State Department, Yahoo News reports.  “Like secretaries of state before her, she used her own email account when engaging with any department officials,” Nick Merrell, Clinton’s spokesman, said in a statement Monday. “For government business, she emailed them on their department accounts, with every expectation they would be retained. When the department asked former secretaries last year for help ensuring their emails were in fact retained, we immediately said yes.” The statement comes in response to a New York Times report that Clinton did not have a government email address during her four-year tenure as secretary.

  • Hockey player traded to Wild after daughter writes to team

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    The NHL Trade Deadline can sometimes feel mechanical and cold. These are names on the transaction wire, additions to rosters. What gets lost is that these are moves that interrupt lives and affect families, Puck Daddy reports. Thanks to Jordyn Leopold, we’ve all been reminded about the human side of the trade deadline. Jordyn Leopold is the 11-year-old daughter of Jordan Leopold, a defenseman who played for theColumbus Blue Jackets this season. In January, she wrote a letter to the Minnesota Wild front office asking the team to trade for her father, a University of Minnesota product who was born in Golden Valley, Minnesota. 

  • Bill Clinton's portrait includes shadow of blue dress

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    The artist who painted the official White House portrait of President Bill Clinton says he quietly included a reference to the Monica Lewinsky scandal — and the infamous blue dress — in his painting, Yahoo News reports. “If you look at the left-hand side of it, there’s a mantel in the Oval Office,” Nelson Shanks told the Philadelphia Daily News. “I put a shadow coming into the painting, and it does two things. It actually literally represents a shadow from a blue dress I had on a mannequin, that I had there while I was painting it, but not when he was there. It is also a bit of a metaphor in that it represents a shadow on the office he held, or on him.” The revelation of Clinton’s affair with Lewinsky, a White House intern, created a firestorm in American politics and led to the president’s impeachment in 1998.

  • Where to celebrate St. Patrick's day ...

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    It may not be top of mind when you think of the Caribbean, but on many islands Saint Patrick's Day is as Caribbean as a rum punch on a sunny afternoon.

  • OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant to be evaluated 'in a week or so'; Adams, Westbrook close to returning

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    At Tuesday's shootaround, Thunder coach Scott Brooks says Kevin Durant will be reevaluated again "in a week or so." Durant underwent a second surgery on his right foot Feb. 22 to alleviate increasing soreness stemming from the Jones fracture he sustained in October. The 2014 NBA Most Valuable Player has missed 33 of the Thunder's 60 games this season due to injury. Steven Adams (hand) and Russell Westbrook (cheek bone) each participated in Thunder practice today. Adams participated in most of practice for the first time since fracturing his right hand Feb. 8 . Westbrook  will likely play Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers following surgery on his fractured cheek.

  • Weasel photographed flying on woodpecker's back

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    You have to see it to believe it. A photograph, taken by Martin Le-May, shows a small weasel on a woodpecker's back in the air,according to iTV News. USA TODAY reports the photo was taken in Hornchurch Country Park in the United Kingdom.

  • 30? Tinder expects you to pay more for new app

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    The popular dating app Tinder recently announced its premium paid version called Tinder Plus, with features including Passport and Rewind (or undo). Also, there are unlimited likes, USA TODAY reports. And here's an interesting caveat: If you are 30 or older, you'll be paying more than younger daters. In a statement to Quartz, Tinder said, "Lots of products offer differentiated price tiers by age like Spotify does for students, for example. Tinder is no different; during our testing we've learned, not surprisingly, that younger users are just as excited about TinderPlus, but are more budget constrained, and need a lower price to pull the trigger."

  • Same-sex marriage: Why people really oppose it

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Why do you oppose same-sex marriage? Indiana University sociologist Brian Powell posed this question to hundreds of people across the nation as part of a research project, The Indianapolis Star reports. He was curious to see if what people say actually matches the legal arguments being made to justify bans on same-sex marriage. The legal arguments are rooted in public policy considerations. The public responses decidedly were not.

  • Report: Russell Westbrook likely to return Wednesday vs. Sixers

    Erik Horne | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Russell Westbrook fractured his cheek bone on Friday. He could be back on the court in less than a week. The Thunder All-Star guard is likely to return on Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers, acccording to Yahoo Sports sources. Westbrook fractured his right cheek bone on an inadvertent knee to the face from teammate Andre Roberson against the Portland Trail Blazers last week. "Westbrook is expected to play barring an unforseen setback," Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski writes . Westbrook will reportedly wear a protective mask upon his return to the lineup. If Westbrook was to return on Wednesday, he'll have missed just one game following surgery on Saturday . The Thunder  beat the Los Angeles Lakers 108-101 without Westbrook on Sunday.

  • Report: San Antonio, Houston among cities considering bids for College Football Playoff title games

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    At least 14 cities are considering whether to bid for the 2018, 2019 or 2020 College Football Playoff championship games, according to a report from ESPN. Of the 14, seven already have decided to bid. Atlanta; Charlotte; Jacksonville, Florida; Miami; Minneapolis and San Antonio will bid, sources told ESPN, while the Associated Press reported that Santa Clara, California, also will bid. The deadline to turn in the College Football Playoff's request for proposal for the championship games is late May. The College Football Playoff will announce which cities bid to host the games by the end of May.

  • VIDEO: Brent Musburger seemed really 'invested' in OU-Iowa State

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    What is going on here? Iowa State was a six-point favorite Monday night against Oklahoma and play-by-play man Brent Musberger was talking on the ESPN broadcast as if he had some "outside interests" in the game's final score. OU's Buddy Hield went to the line with the Sooners trailing 71-65 -- by six points. Musburger: Some are more interested in this free throw than others. OK, no big deal. Then, with the Sooners down 74-68 -- six points -- the ball goes out with 31.9 seconds left. It's OU's ball, but the referees get together to review who has possession. Fran Fraschilla: I know you don't want them to review that call, do you? Musberger: (Laughs) I don't know what you're talking about. (Laughs) Yes I do, and no I don't. Final score: Iowa State 77, OU 70. Sorry, Brent.

  • 5 signs that Cuba is already very much open to Americans

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    The talks between Havana and Washington may be slow going, but Cuba is clearly emerging from its 1950s time capsule.

  • KOKH: Suspects in custody after string of overnight smash-and-grab burglaries

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Oklahoma City police investigating a series of smash and grab burglaries that stretch across the south side of Oklahoma City, KOKH reports. Police confirm 4 suspects, 21 year old Giovani Arrezola, 20 year old Miguel Cuellar, a 15 year old male, and a 13 year old female, are in custody for at least 10 burglaries ...

  • 'Hot Convict' Plans His Modeling Future From Prison

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    “Hot Convict” Jeremy Meeks says he’s eager to serve out his sentence and is looking ahead to starting a career in modeling and acting, ABC News reports. “I’m in a place where I will be able to provide for my family and really change my life,” Meeks told ABC News from a Nevada prison. “I never thought that everyone in the world would recognize me for my looks, so I feel extremely blessed and very thankful.”