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  • Oklahoma State's Justin Gilbert signs his rookie contract with the Cleveland Browns

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Browns first-round pick Justin Gilbert won't miss a beat in trying beat out veteran Buster Skrine for the starting cornerback job opposite Pro Bowler Joe Haden. Gilbert, the No. 8 overall pick out of Oklahoma State, signed his four-year deal Wednesday, rookie reporting day, and avoided losing any ground in the competition. The deal, which includes an option for a fifth year, is worth $12,833,502, according to spotrac.com. It includes a $7,653,456 signing bonus and $12,833,502 in total guarantees. The deal averages $3,208,376.

  • Tulsa police believe mother, teen son planned deaths together

    By DYLAN GOFORTH, SAMANTHA VICENT and KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    In the wake of the death of a 17-year-old boy and his mother as a result of an apparent suicide pact, Tulsa police released figures showing the suicide rate in the city is higher this year than the two previous, Tulsa World reports. Kimberly Crabtree, 50, and her son Joseph, were found dead Tuesday in their home in the 2200 block of South Delaware Place. A relative had been unable to enter the home and contacted authorities, who found the pair dead inside.

  • Kevin Durant asks for your basketball videos in Summer is Serious 2

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Kevin Durant could draft you to his squad. Or how about James Harden or Skylar Diggins? If your moves are good enough, you could participate in the "World's Biggest Pickup Game" in Barcelona this summer in the second edition of Nike's Summer is Serious tournament. Step 1. Film yourself Step 2. Put it online Step 3. Hashtag your video #summerisserious And Nike will find it. Here's the link: https://amp.twimg.com/v/0fe8416a-dc62-4c9e-96b9-73750b79f9ca

  • Big 12 basketball: Time, TV listing announced for Sooners' December game against Washington

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Oklahoma basketball announced Wednesday that the Sooners' Dec. 20 game against Washington will be aired on ESPNU at 8 p.m. The game is a part of the MGM Grand Showcase in Las Vegas.

  • Lawsuit: 'Duck Dynasty' stole 'camo' idea

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    When Uncle Si Robertson declared on "Duck Dynasty" that "My favorite color is camo" it spurred a line of clothing sold to the A&E show's fans, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. But the cable channel's sales of T-shirts, hoodies and other apparel bearing that quote violate a trademark owned by Hajn, a Florida company that was already marketing "My Favorite Color is Camo" merchandise, according to CNN. The company claims it registered the trademark and put it on shirts, pants, hoodies, hats, magnets, stickers and bumper stickers in 2011, a year before the "Duck Dynasty" reality series began airing on A&E.

  • Here's What Gaza Explosions Look Like From Space

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted the image Tuesday, calling it his "saddest photo yet."

  • Preseason All-ACC team has nine Florida State players

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    This is what Oklahoma State has to prepare for. The defending national champion Florida State Seminoles occupy nine of the 25 spots on the media's All-ACC preseason football team released Wednesday. In comparison, Baylor led the Big 12 with seven players on the media's preseason team. The next closest school on the All-ACC list was Duke with four players on the team. Florida State opens the season against Oklahoma State on Aug. 30 in the Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

  • Sarah Palin bites into 'True Blood' for 'misogynist attacks'

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    First Ted Cruz had problems with HBO’s "True Blood," and now Sarah Palin does, too. USA TODAY reports the former Alaska governor told Breitbart News that she rejected an overture from the producers of the vampire show, which on Sunday’s episode featured a scene in which Republicans were killed attending a Ted Cruz fundraiser. “The brilliant minds of True Blood were brazen enough to ask me to do a cameo on their show, apparently so they could insult a conservative woman in person instead of just all conservative women in general,” Palin told Breitbart News. “Their offer wasn’t presented in any negative way, perhaps to benefit from a surprise factor after the guest appearance. I turned them down anyway.”

  • Foursquare Checks Out of the Check-in Game, Reveals New Logo

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Foursquare's attempt to transform itself from a check-in app into Yelp continues with a new app and a new logo, according to Mashable.com. Back in May, Foursquare announced that it was taking the check-in out of the main app and wrapping it into Swarm, a new distinct app. When Swarm was released, users who didn't download the app could continue to use Foursquare to check-in to their favorite locations. Starting Thursday, that will no longer be the case. If you want to check-in, you'll need to install and use Swarm. The official Foursquare app will have check-ins removed and focus primarily on local discovery and recommendations.

  • WATCH: Laverne Cox Talks Transgender Issues On 'The View'

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    2014 has been quite the year for Laverne Cox -- and it seems to just keep getting better. The transgender activist and "Orange Is The New Black" star stopped by The View this week to talk about the hit Netflix series, as well her position as the most prominent voice for the mainstream transgender community, according to The Huffington Post. At one point during the discussion, Whoopi Goldberg brought up how, as the first transgender activist to gain this level of notoriety, Cox had to take the "slings and arrows" of the critics.

  • Kansas State coach Bill Snyder eats one meal a day, often Taco Bell

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    BRISTOL, Conn. -- Kansas State coach Bill Snyder says the legend of him eating one meal a day is true. The 74-year-old told ESPN on Wednesday that his 18-hour work days often lead to a lack of late-night choices when it comes to food. "One meal a day is accurate," Snyder said Wednesday, during an interview at ESPN. "It's not always Taco Bell. I like Taco Bell. But I eat at other places."

  • U.S. leads in number of people who think climate change is no big deal

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    The U.S. leads the world in number of people who think climate change is no big deal, the Washington Post reports. This comes after the 2014 National Climate Assessment stated that climate change is happening now, and that the primary driver is “unequivocally” human emissions.

  • Texas Abortion Rate Drops Dramatically As Women Seek Other Options

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Since Texas' sweeping new anti-abortion law went into effect last November, the number of legal abortions performed in the state has dropped 13 percent, Huffington Post reports. A new study released Wednesday by The Texas Policy Evaluation Project finds that the number of reproductive-age women living more than 200 miles from a provider has increased nearly 30-fold over the past year, since 19 of the 41 clinics in Texas have had to shut down as a result of Texas' many new restrictions on abortion clinics. And while the overall abortion rate has dropped dramatically, second-trimester abortions have gone slightly up as a percentage of all abortions, suggesting women are being forced to wait later into their pregnancies to have the procedure.

  • The Truth About Living Together Before Marriage

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    For anyone in a long-term relationship, these two statements might sound familiar: "It's crazy to marry someone without living with them first. You need to test out the relationship!" "If you want to marry him, don't even think about moving in. He'll have no reason to propose!" Though opposite sentiments, both pieces of (often unsolicited) advice are strong opinions on the topic of whether you should -- or shouldn't -- live with your partner before marriage, Huffington Post reports. With an estimated 70 percent of U.S. couples cohabiting and all of the conflicting headlines out there, we looked at the growing body of research on cohabitation and the success of a subsequent marriage -- or likelihood of a marriage at all -- to explore possible answers to the question: Are you doomed to divorce or singledom if you live with a partner before marriage?*

  • Former OU swingman Cameron Clark agrees to terms with Vanoli Basket of Italy

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Former Oklahoma swingman Cameron Clark has agreed to terms with Italian club Vanoli Basket (Cremona). Clark spent the summer playing for the Los Angeles Clippers' D-League team, averaging 7.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 17.3 minutes per game in four contests. Clark went undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft.

  • What kind of laws are you supposed to pass to convince 38 million people to conserve water during a drought? - The Washington Post

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    As California continues to face the driest period in its history, lawmakers are grappling with the best way to encourage water conservation in a state of 38 million people, the Washington Post reports. On Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill barring homeowner’s associations from enforcing requirements to keep lawns green during a drought-related state of emergency, according to the Washington Post.

  • Oregonians to vote to legalize recreational marijuana

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    (CNN) - A citizen-led petition to place legalization of recreational marijuana on the November ballot in Oregon obtained enough signatures, making the Beaver State the next place pot could be legally sold, bought and consumed. More than 88,500 people signed the petition, enough to place the initiative before voters on November 4, according to CNN.

  • 'Slender Man' Victim Gets Purple Heart Medal in Mail

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Since her release from the hospital in June, the 12-year-old girl from Wisconsin who was stabbed 19 times (allegedly by two friends) in a “Slender Man”-inspired attack has received gifts and cards from all over the world—many of them made out of purple hearts, the girl’s favorite color and shape, says the AP. But one anonymous donor decided she deserved the real deal and sent the child a bona fide Purple Heart medal, accompanied by a note that simply said, “The only heart I could find—be strong!” The decoration is awarded to US servicemembers wounded or killed in action, Newser.com reports.

  • Here Are Your 'Fight Club 2' Details

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Author Chuck Palahniuk got "Fight Club" fans pretty excited when he told the crowd at last year's Comic-Con he was writing a sequel to the popular novel. And now we finally know something about it, according to Newser.com. USA TODAY reveals that the book's sequel, "Fight Club 2" will be a 10-issue graphic novel series produced by Dark Horse Comics and will pick up a decade after the original book left off. The nameless insomniac narrator is married to equally-disturbed Marla Singer, and the couple have a 9-year-old son named Junior, Newser.com reports.

  • Bad hair day? New weather service can save your 'do

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Everyone hates getting caught off-guard in a summer downpour. You checked the weather in the morning and the forecast called for sunshine, but of course the weatherman lied. (Not really, but that's what you tell yourself.) Now your clothes are soaked through and you're going to be the butt of every joke when you get back to the office. Well, you may have a friend in Betaworks, the startup behind successful sites and services like Instapaper and Digg. The company's newest idea is a weather service called Poncho that delivers a personalized forecast to you every day, according to Reviewed.com. The keyword there is "personalized." Unlike traditional weather apps and websites, Poncho learns your routine and tailors the forecasts to the way you live.