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  • Boyfriend Of Deceased Chickasha Woman Charged With Murder

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Grady County prosecutors filed a murder charge against the boyfriend of 24-year-old Amanda Cecil.

  • And then there were two. With Holder’s resignation, just two Obama originals will remain

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    With Eric Holder’s announcement Thursday that he’s stepping down as attorney general, only two original Cabinet members remain for President Obama’s final White House years. Just Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (who we had heard had one foot out the door — but heard today his wife, Christie,  is enjoying her job here at the Agency for International Development ) have been with Obama since the very beginning in their original roles. Shaun Donovan has also been around the full six years, but he switched positions from Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to director of Office of Management and Budget.

  • U.S. immigration has reached record high

    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    The U.S. immigrant population has reached a record 41.3 million, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data crunched by a group that advocates for a low immigration rate. The Center for Immigration Studies said in a report released early Thursday that 2013 census data indicate one in six adults in America is either a legal or illegal immigrant.

  • Is Exercise Bad for Your Teeth?

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Vigorous exercise is good for almost all of the body — except perhaps the teeth, according to a surprising new study of athletes. The study, published in The Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, found that heavy training may contribute to dental problems in unexpected ways. There have been hints in the past that athletes could have a heightened risk for cavities and other oral issues. In a study published last year in The British Journal of Sports Medicine, dentists who examined 278 athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London reported that a majority displayed “poor oral health,” including high levels of tooth decay, often in conjunction with gum disease and erosion of the tooth enamel. The athletes came from the United States and Europe as well as less-developed parts of the world, and most had access to good-quality dentistry, although many had not visited a dentist in the last year.

  • Sam Presti: Reggie Jackson won't be traded before season; Perkins out 2 weeks to start camp

    erik horne | Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti opened his press conference on Thursday with injury reports headed into preseason camp, as well as an update on the status of contract negotiations with Reggie Jackson . Presti said that trading Jackson before the season is not something he's even considering. The Thunder has until Oct. 31 to agree to an extension with Jackson , otherwise he will become a restricted free agent next summer. "We don't look at him as anything other than a core member," Presti said. "We want to invest in Reggie. Figuring out how best we do that is my job." Kendrick Perkins   will be out to start preseason camp with a strained quad and will be reevaluated in two weeks. Presti also said that Perry Jones and Nick Collison , who both had knee scopes in the offseason,  will be available for the start of camp.

  • RuPaul Joins Drag Queens' Fight Against Facebook

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Facebook has found itself at the center of a bitter fight with some well-heeled foes: drag performers who are livid that the social media giant has begun enforcing a policy that requires users to display real names on their profiles. Several hundred drag queens -- and other performers who had built Facebook profiles around their stage names -- had their accounts deactivated after they were reported for failing to employ their real identities.

  • Police: Shirtless drunk man took bath in holy water

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    A man has been arrested after police say he embarked on a drunken rampage in a church during which he destroyed property and bathed in holy water. The man and a woman from the Stoney Creek community in Ontario, Canada entered St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church last weekend, clearly intoxicated, said witnesses. Once inside, the couple started swearing and causing a scene, reports CBC Hamilton.

  • Sierra Leone quarantines one million ahead of UN Ebola talks

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Freetown (AFP) - Sierra Leone began a quarantine of more than one million people Thursday in the largest open-ended lockdown in the Ebola outbreak, as world leaders met to discuss the crisis at the United Nations. The northern districts of Port Loko and Bombali have been closed off indefinitely along with the southern district of Moyamba -- effectively sealing in around 1.2 million people.

  • NewsOn6: Ten Arrested In Prostitution Sting At Choctaw Nation Casino In LeFlore County

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    POTEAU - The Choctaw Nation says ten people were arrested in an overnight prostitution sting at their casino in Pocola, says NewsOn6. John Hobbs, director of security for the Choctaw Nation says four men who were looking for sex at the casino were arrested as well as six women. Hobbs said their investigation began ...

  • Fox News Hosts Crack Sexist Jokes About Female Pilot Leading Attack On ISIS

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Maj. Mariam Al Mansouri flew through the glass ceiling when she became the first female pilot in the United Arab Emirates' Air Force. On Monday night, she was reportedly a team leader in the airstrikes against ISIS in Syria . But a segment celebrating her feat on Fox News Channel's "The Five" quickly devolved into sexist jokes. "Hey ISIS, you were bombed by a woman," co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle said, starting the segment off on a positive note. "Oh yeah, hell came down on ISIS in Syria because -- guess what -- the first female pilot, piloting for the UAE, leading the strikes. Dropped the bombs on ISIS on Monday night."

  • Woman In Police Beating Case Settles For $1.5 Million, Officer Resigns

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Marlene Pinnock, the 51-year-old great-grandmother seen in a video being punched by a California Highway Patrol officer, has settled her case against the agency. Pinnock will receive $1.5 million , according to KTLA. In addition, the Associated Press reports that Officer Daniel Andrew will resign .

  • PHOTO: Rickie Fowler, Jimmy Walker photobomb Ryder Cup Gala Dinner

    erik horne | Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    The night before the United States took on the Euopeans in the Ryder Cup in Scotland, Rickie Folwer went 1-up with some graduate-level photobombing. Sporting his fresh new patriotic haircut , the former Oklahoma State golfer dropped an excellent photobomb on U.S. teammate Jim Furyk and Phil Mickelson. In the background with Fowler is Jimmy Walker, who was born in Oklahoma City and earned more than $5 million on the PGA Tour this season. By the looks of the U.S. team's group photo , Folwer went stag to the gala, probably so he could focus all of his efforts on shots like this. It's good, but it's still not Fowler's best .

  • Mass Shootings Have Nearly Tripled Since '06: FBI

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Mass shootings are happening more often, resulting in more deaths and usually ending before police get to the scene, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation study released Wednesday. The Wall Street Journal reports the FBI identified 160 shootings from 2000 through 2013 that fit its definition of "active-shooter" events—"an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area." There were an average of 16.4 active-shooter incidents a year between 2006 and 2013, up from an average of 6.4 a year from 2000 to 2006. A total of 486 people were killed and 557 wounded in the incidents.

  • Breast Cancer Risk Expands With Your Waistline

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Women who go up a skirt size every decade between their 20s and their 60s may be at increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, a new study suggests. The TODAY Show reports researchers found that an increase of one size every 10 years led to a 33 percent rise in the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, while an increase of two sizes per decade let to a 77 percent rise in risk, according to the study in the journal BMJ Open. Although other studies have looked at the impact of weight on breast cancer risk this is the first study to look at weight gain — and with a measure that is easily assessed by women and their doctors.

  • AC/DC Confirm 'Rock or Bust' LP, Malcolm Young's Departure

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    AC/DC will release "Rock or Bust," their first album in six years and first ever without founding rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, later this fall, according to Rolling Stone. It will feature 11 new songs, one of which – "Play Ball" – will be previewed on Turner Sports as part of the network's Major League Baseball Postseason campaign on September 27th. The album will come out on December 2nd. In addition to confirming the release of the record, the band also announced Young's permanent departure from the group. Earlier this year, the group said that an illness had forced the guitarist to take a break from the band. Now he will not be returning at all, "due to the nature of Malcolm's condition," according to a press release that did not go into specifics.

  • This Mom Is Rewriting 'Harry Potter' to Replace the Witchcraft With Christianity

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    A woman named Grace Ann aka “proudhousewife” is currently rewriting Harry Potter on FanFiction.net, removing the witchcraft and wizardry and replacing it with Christianity, according to Yahoo TV. It’s called Hogwarts School of Prayer and Miracles and it is something. “My little ones have been asking to read the Harry Potter books; and of course I’m happy for them to be reading; but I don’t want them turning into witches!” Grace Ann writes. “So I thought... why not make some slight changes so these books are family friendly?”

  • This is what happens when a tattoo needle pierces your skin

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Destin Sandlin, host of the YouTube show Smarter Every Day, recently devoted an episode to exploring an interesting topic: the science of tattooing. The episode explores a few different aspects of tattooing, including the mechanisms that power tattooing machines and how exactly they inject ink into our skin, according to Vox.com.

  • Store pulls rape shirt after mom's photo

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    A department store in the Philippines was selling a brown T-shirt reading, “It’s Not Rape It’s a Snuggle With a Struggle,” with two hands forming the shape of a heart in the middle. But after the photo went viral, the product was pulled from the retailer’s shelves, according to Yahoo Style. Karen Kunawicz, who is from New Orleans, La., found the shirt at SM Supermall in Pasay City. She shared a photo of the offensive tee on her Facebook page, and it promptly received thousands of shares and comments from friends around the world. She said she spotted it in the statement tees section for boys.

  • ESPN suspends Bill Simmons for Roger Goodell remark

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    After ESPN’s Bill Simmons seemingly dared his employer to punish him after blasting NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on his podcast Monday, ESPN has suspended Bill Simmons for three weeks, according to USA TODAY. Simmons called Goodell a liar in a profane tirade on the B.S. Report, and in a statement, ESPN said that Simmons failed to meet the company’s journalistic standards. Simmons — who has previously been suspended from Twitter by ESPN — said he would go “public” if someone punished him for his comments on the Goodell.

  • Justin Bieber 'busted' something on vacay and now he may need surgery

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    The Biebs has a boo-boo, according to USA TODAY. Justin Bieber tweeted about a recent life-of-luxury injury he suffered that may require surgery.