• Baylor DE Shawn Oakman suspended for opener against SMU

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Baylor has suspended All-American defensive end Shawn Oakman on the eve of the Bears' season debut against SMU, according to Bleacher Report. Oakman, the preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, tied for the Big 12 lead in sacks last season with Oklahoma State's Emmanuel Ogbah. The reason for the suspension, as well as the length, is unclear. In June, Jenni Carlson wrote about Oakman's big personality at Big 12 Media Day.

  • You need to check out Japan's Street View for cats right meow

    Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    If you're a human and you're plotting out a Sunday stroll, Google Street View is usually just a few clicks away. But what if you're a cat? Hiroshima, Japan's tourism board has created a web app that let's you peer through the eyes of our feline friends as they navigate the world. It's essentially the same as Google Street View, but at cat-eye level.

  • Oklahoma officials investigating dog-skinning case

    Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    Davis officials are offering a cash reward for information in a dog-skinning case.

  • Du'Vonta Lampkin released by Texas, eligible for OU football

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 12 hr ago

    The question with new OU football arrival Du'Vonta Lampkin was when Texas would release him from his letter of intent. That question was answered Thursday, as Lampkin's mother, Vanessa, broke the news that her son has been released from his letter of intent by the Longhorns. Lampkin signed with Texas in the Class of 2015, only to spurn the Longhorns and arrive on campus this fall in Norman. The 6-foot-4, 306-pound defensive tackle was originally an OU commitment before decommitting and signing with Texas in the Class of 2015.

  • Shocker: Keith Richards doesn't like rap

    Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    "All they need is a drum beat and somebody yelling over it and they’re happy," Rolling Stones guitarist says.

  • Black Sabbath Announce Final Tour 'The End'

    Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    Black Sabbath  have announced "The End," their farewell tour set to kick off in January. The group is promising concerts that "surpass all previous tours with their most mesmerizing production ever." The North American leg begins in January in Omaha and ends in February at New York City's Madison Square Garden. The band  will do a leg  in Australia and New Zealand in April and will be announcing more shows next month.

  • Trump expected to sign Republican loyalty pledge: party official

    Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump is expected on Thursday to sign a pledge not to run as an independent candidate if he loses the Republican Party nomination, a party official said, despite earlier refusals to rule out a third-party bid. An independent Trump candidacy in the November, 2016 election could split support for the Republican Party and give the Democrats a huge boost. Almost two months after reaching the top of opinion polls among Republicans, Trump has come under sustained fire for the first time from one of his main rivals for the nomination, Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor.

  • France Confirms Debris Is First Piece of MH370 Wreckage

    Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    The Boeing 777 wing part found on La Reunion in July is from missing flight MH370, French authorities said Thursday after almost one month of forensic analysis.

  • Judge declines divorce case, citing gay marriage ruling

    Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    A local judge contends the U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage has derailed Tennessee's ability to determine what constitutes divorce — leaving one Signal Mountain couple married against their will.

  • Crowdfunding For Real Estate: Buyer Beware

    Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    It's easy to understand the desire to find investment assets that will provide a higher yield in today's low-rate environment and the desire to raise capital to fund real estate projects. However, all of these online crowdfunding real estate opportunities are eerily similar to many of the bad ideas marketed for commercial real estate in the past and are ripe for potential abuse or outright fraud.

  • 10 affordable countries that budget travelers can't miss

    Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    Traveling on a budget? Here are 10 affordable destinations for budget travelers that won't break your bank, while still ensuring a great holiday.

  • These wearables double as travel gadgets

    Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    Wearables are the way of the future, and are changing travel in a big way — including our personal style. The clothing of the future will be as smart as our iPhones, essentially turning road warriors into human tech devices and gadgets. These are a few of our favorites.

  • Police return woman’s stolen car — with drugs, weapons added

    Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    CALGARY—A Calgary woman says her stolen car was recently returned to her by police but they did a lousy job of searching it before giving it back to her. Courtney Pickering says the thieves appeared to have left drugs, identification and weapons behind in the vehicle. She says she has filed a complaint with the professional standards section of the Calgary police service.

  • Judge Says NSA Program Is Unconstitutional, 'It's Time to Move'

    Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    A federal judge in the nation’s capital made clear Wednesday he would like to order the Obama administration to end its dragnet collection of U.S. call records as soon as possible. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon, in fact, outlined for anti-surveillance attorney Larry Klayman how to hasten the process. When the attorney quibbled about specifics during a status hearing, Leon repeated himself emphatically, saying he believes the constitutional rights of millions of citizens are being violated. “I’m prepared to lift the stay I issued,” Leon said, referring to the hold he placed on a preliminary injunction against the collection he issued to Klayman in December 2013. “It’s time to move, let’s get going.”

  • Teens who take nude selfie photos face adult sex charges

    Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    After a 16-year-old Fayetteville, N.C., girl made a sexually explicit nude photo of herself for her boyfriend last fall, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office concluded that she committed two felony sex crimes against herself and arrested her in February. The girl was listed on a warrant as both the adult perpetrator and the minor victim of two counts of sexual exploitation of minor - second-degree exploitation for making her photo and third-degree exploitation for having her photo in her possession. A conviction could have put the girl in prison and would have required her to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life. A plea bargain arranged for her in July should clear her record next summer.

  • Serge Ibaka makes SI.com's Top 25 NBA players

    Updated: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    SI.com is counting down its Top 100 players in the NBA for 2015, and it looks like (as expected) the Thunder is going to have serious influence on the Top 25. Starting the final 25 is Thunder forward Serge Ibaka. From SI.com's Rob Mahoney: "Many of the flawed bigs in the NBA have interior offensive skill sets without the means to sufficiently protect the rim. Ibaka is the perfect complement and perhaps the only one this side of Anthony Davis able to give those players room to operate while still covering for their weaknesses." Other players of note that have been revealed in SI.com's list include former Thunder guard Reggie Jackson at No. 94. Kobe Bryant (54), Dwyane Wade (30), and Carmelo Anthony (15). Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will be in the Top 10, which is to be released on Thursday. The question is where will they land?

  • 7 perfect fall foliage drives for taking in the scenery

    Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    "Peak color" can be elusive, but you don't have to get your timing exactly right to enjoy fall foliage. And Americans also don't have to travel too far to get somewhere where nature is putting on an autumnal show. The changing season is never quite so visually striking as it is in the fall, when late summer greens become yellows, oranges and reds. If you're wondering when the best time to visit your foliage destination will be, check out this fall foliage map for 2015, which predicts when leaves will be at peak pretty across the U.S.

  • EW: Texas football shines bright in exclusive 'My All American' trailer

    Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Texas football gets the spotlight in a new trailer debut at Entertainment Weekly for the sports drama "My All American." This Texas story has some Oklahoma ties - Aaron Eckhart plays Texas coach Darrell Royal. Royal was himself an All-American for the Oklahoma Sooners.  And, Oklahoma actor Rett Terrell ("Army of Frankensteins") is featured heavily in the trailer as Bobby Mitchell, who was a teammate of main character Freddie Steinmark (Finn Wittrock) in high school and at the University of Texas.  Director Angelo Pizzo is perhaps best-known as the screenwriter for the sports films "Hoosiers" and "Rudy."  The film opens Nov. 13.

  • Lawton native Rico Noel called up by Yankees as brother awaits new heart

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Lawton native Rico Noel was promoted Tuesday to the New York Yankees as part of the roster expansion, but he has other things on his mind. Noel's 24-year-old brother Orlandus is currently in Dallas waiting on a new heart, according to NJ.com. "Twenty-four [years old]," Noel told the paper. "Young. Came out of nowhere. But he'll be all good once he gets that new heart...It shouldn't be too long of a wait. A lot of people think it's a lot longer, which I thought when I first heard the news, but once you get on the list it's pretty quick for the most part." Noel was called up strictly for his speed. Across six minor league seasons, he has 283 stolen bases. Here's a story from last summer on Noel when he played against Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma high school teacher, husband arrested in child abuse case

    Updated: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    A man and a woman were arrested in Oklahoma City, after police said they abused the man’s son by choking him, tying him to a chair, and making him swallow peroxide and soap.