• Shelton, Lambert exchange post-divorce tweets

    BY RITA SHERROW, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Country music stars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, whose divorce was finalized Monday, may not be together any more but they are back to playfully tweeting each other. And it all started because of Lambert's best friend country artist Ashley Monroe. Monroe's label, Warner Music Nashville, tweeted about her new album "The Blade" available in Apple Music, urging folks to buy it. Lambert made her first appearance post-divorce announcement by taking the stage with Monroe on Wednesday in Nashville. The album contains the song "Heart Like Mine" co-written by Lambert and Monroe.

  • South Australia Wants to Solve Their Seal Problem with Underwater Bombs | VICE

    Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    The long-nosed fur seal population in South Australia's Coorong region has been getting out of hand for a while now. The state population now tops 100,000 , and the South Australian government is considering using explosives to scare them away from commercial fishing areas. Unsurprisingly, animal rights groups aren't happy about it.

  • How Samaje Perine dropped the mic during a weight-room workout

    BY ERIC BAILEY, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Samaje Perine, Oklahoma’s solid-rock running back, dropped weight during the summer according to Coach Bob Stoops. That weight was replaced by more speed and strength, which can only delight OU fans and give headaches to opposing defenses. “He's really trimmed up a bit,” Bob Stoops said this week. “He probably lost five pounds, but he's faster and still has the same strength and maybe more strength with another year in the weight room. So I believe he'll just continue to improve.”

  • Everything you need to know to prep for Tulsa's Center of the Universe Festival this weekend

    BY JERRY WOFFORD, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Tulsa ventures to the Center of the Universe this weekend, a universe full of music, art, food, heat, dancing and fun. The third Center of the Universe Festival kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday in the middle of the Brady Arts District and runs until the early morning hours. It picks back up at the same time Saturday. More than 110 bands will play over the two days for the tens of thousands of people expected to flock to downtown Tulsa for the festival.

  • Girl, 13, who survived attack in Broken Arrow home named brothers as assailants, police say

    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    BROKEN ARROW — The 13-year-old girl who survived a stabbing attack that killed five of her relatives, including her parents, inside a Broken Arrow home Wednesday night told police her two older brothers were responsible for the deaths, an arrest report for the oldest sibling states. The report, released Friday afternoon, alleges Robert Davis Bever, 18, and his 16-year-old brother fatally stabbed five people inside a home in the 700 block of Magnolia Court around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. Dead inside the home were married parents David Bever, 52, and April Bever, 44, as well as 7- and 12-year-old boys and a 5-year-old girl, Broken Arrow Sgt. Leon Calhoun said Thursday. A 13-year-old girl had also been stabbed but is in stable condition as of Friday, Sgt. Thomas Cooper said in a news release accompanying the arrest report. A 2-year-old girl was found unharmed on the home's second story, the report states.

  • More states eliminating toll booth worker jobs

    Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    A growing number of states are demolishing their highway toll booths and replacing toll collectors with electronic systems that promise greater efficiencies and cost-savings, Stateline reports. "It is a dying profession," Bill Cramer, communications director for the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, which represents owners and operators of toll facilities, told Stateline. "People are doing away with toll booths because new technology has come along." Thirty-four states have toll roads, according to the toll group. At least 23 of them use some type of electronic tolling in combination with a cash payment system.

  • Hip-hop on top as Kanye West beats Bob Dylan in breadth of lyrical vocabulary

    Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Analysis of vocabulary used by 99 of the biggest-selling artists finds Eminem and Kanye West streets ahead of Dylan and the Beatles for number of words used.

  • University of California raising minimum wage to $15 an hour

    Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    The movement to raise the minimum wage across the U.S. gained ground Wednesday with the huge University of California system announcing plans to increase base pay for its employees and contract workers. 

  • Rarest of Ferraris for sale

    Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    You will need serious money to buy the only four-door Ferrari ever made. The Ferrari Pinin, a concept sedan unveiled at the 1980 Turin Motor Show, was designed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of renowned Italian coachbuilder and designer Pininfarina. It never made full production and as a result remains the only four-door Ferrari ever built. It has just 400 kilometres on the clock.

  • Dunkin' CEO: $15 min wage is 'outrageous'

    Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    On Thursday, New York state's wage board recommended fast food workers  make at least $15 per hour . The board said it should happen by the end of 2018 in New York City.

  • Amy Schumer Reacts to Theater Shooting

    Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Amy Schumer said her heart is broken after a deadly shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, Thursday night. The shooting was reportedly during a showing of her new movie, "Trainwreck," according to the Associated Press. Schumer tweeted: Three people are dead, including the gunman,...

  • Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Eagles Song?

    Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    The Eagles  are a few days away from wrapping up their "History of the Eagles" tour. It's kept them on the road for more than two years, during which time they've played over 140 shows and made almost enough money to bail Greece out of its economic crisis. It also saw them reunite with guitarist Bernie Leadon for the first time since he left the band in 1975.

  • Parents Change 14-Month-Old Son Atticus' Name After Go Set a Watchman Controversy

    Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    "It was just such a wonderful name to me but now it's been tainted," mom Christen Epstein tells PEOPLE of her son's former name, Atticus

  • You can go home again

    Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    In the Boston suburbs — home to coveted real estate stock and many top school systems — returning to one’s hometown is often a solid bet.

  • Football’s most intriguing figure, Chip Kelly, is also its most unknown

    Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    The Philadelphia Eagles coach’s methods draw attention that he would just as soon avoid, as his ex-wife can attest.

  • Obama's visit to father's homeland of Kenya shows his new sense of confidence

    Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    President Obama arrives Friday at an overseas destination he has avoided throughout his presidency: Kenya, homeland of his father and cradle of conspiracy theories about the American president’s personal identity.

  • Astronomers discover most Earth-like planet yet

    Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A planet believed to be remarkably similar to Earth has been discovered orbiting a distant sun-like star, bolstering hopes of finding life elsewhere in the universe, U.S. scientists said on Thursday. The planet, which is about 60 percent bigger than Earth, is located 1,400 light years away in the constellation Cygnus. It was discovered by astronomers using NASA’s Kepler space telescope and circles a star that is similar in size and temperature to the sun, but older.

  • State GOP chairman wants state to challenge Roe v. Wade

    Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    A fundraising email sent by State Republican Party Chairman Randy Brogdon Thursday night calls on the Legislature and Gov. Mary Fallin to outlaw abortion in Oklahoma, a move that would trigger a challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision. "Now is the time to stand up for the principles of our Party and our Country by taking action to protect these children," Brogdon writes. "If there was ever a need for a special legislative session this is it!" the message continues. "It is time for Republicans to stand for the principles we claim to have and stop the killing of the unborn. The majorities of Oklahomans will support this bold action, but it will take someone to lead the fight."

  • OBN, state agencies serve more than 40 arrest warrants for drug dealers

    Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and other state agencies partnered Friday morning to serve more than 40 arrest warrants in Stephens County.

  • Champ Bailey doesn't want Wes Welker to keep playing because of concussions

    Published: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    While veteran NFL receiver Wes Welker wants to continue playing despite suffering three concussions in nine months, former teammate Champ Bailey hopes that doesn't happen. "I don't want Wes to play for my own personal reasons," Bailey told Fox Sports. "I've seen him get concussions. It scares me." Welker, a former Heritage Hall standout, is entering his 11th season in the NFL.