• Gov. Mary Fallin signs bill outlawing texting while driving

    BY BARBARA HOBEROCK, TULSA WORLD | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Mary Fallin on Tuesday signed a measure to ban texting while driving after years of failed attempts by legislators to make it a law. The measure, House Bill 1965, is named after Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers Nicholas Dees and Keith Burch, who were struck by a vehicle earlier this year while investigating an accident in Seminole County. Dees died at the scene. Burch was hospitalized. The driver of the vehicle was reportedly updating a social media page at the time of the accident.

  • Will Ferrell (as Harry Caray) says goodbye to David Letterman

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Will Ferrell busted out the Harry Caray impersonation as he said goodbye to David Letterman, who’s retiring later this month.

  • CDC: Hispanics to reach 23% of U.S. population by 2035, faster than expected | WashingtonExaminer.com

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    America's Hispanic population is projected to soar in the coming two decades to 85,543,000, faster than some have expected, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on Latinos. CDC on Tuesday said the Hispanic population will total 22.8 percent of the U.S. population by 2035. Others like the Brookings Institution predicted the Hispanic population would be a slightly higher 25.1 percent of the U.S. population but a whole decade later, in 2044. It is currently 17.7 percent of the U.S. population, at 56,754,000, said CDC. The report studied the health and causes of death of the American Hispanic population and found that despite more living in poverty than whites, Hispanics live an average of two years longer than whites.

  • Jeremy Renner defends his sexist Black Widow comments, makes things even worse

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Apparently, Jeremy Renner's superpower is digging himself into holes. The Avengers actor appeared on Monday's Conan and discussed his recent comment about Black Widow being a "slut." While he admitted the comment (made alongside co-star Chris Evans) was "off-colored," Renner remained unapologetic about the controversy he stirred online.

  • Viral photo of falls vandals prompts investigation

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Although officials have yet to identify the vandals captured in a hiker's photo after carving their names into a Tumalo Falls railing, they've got thousands of extra detectives on the case.

  • Cry rooms and imaginary friends — bizarre travel trends in Asia

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    The childhood trend of imaginary friends has gone high tech, with millions in South Korea using an app that sends texts from an imaginary person.

  • Why do we celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    For many Americans, Cinco de Mayo means enjoying Mexican food and probably a few margaritas as well. But Cinco de Mayo, which means May 5 in Spanish, is probably one of the most misunderstood Mexican holidays.

  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ Keeps Tax Break as Bobby Jindal Cuts Louisiana Colleges

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    The governor, a potential Republican presidential candidate, is trying to close a $1.6 billion budget hole without touching as much as $415,000 per episode that may be due to the show.

  • OU's spring game attendance among best in college football

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    OU had a spring game showing that ranked among the best in college football. The Sooners drew 42,807 fans to the April 11 game, ranking 10th in attendance among Football Bowl Subdivision schools. Defending national champion Ohio State drew a nation's best 99,391 to its spring football game. Oklahoma had the highest spring football game attendance among Big 12 schools. The Big Ten (five) and Southeastern Conference (four) had nine of the Top 10 attendance figures this spring. Top 10 College Football Spring Game Crowds 1. Ohio State, 99,391 2. Nebraska, 76,881 3. Penn State, 68,000 4. Alabama, 65,175 5. Tennessee, 63,016 6. Auburn, 62,143 7. Michigan, 60,000 8. Michigan State, 48,000 9. Georgia, 46,815 10. Oklahoma, 42,807

  • Brownback, GOP director respond to waitress' 'tip' - Kansas City Business Journal

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Besides going viral, a Kansas waitress' "tip" to Gov. Sam Brownback to "tip the schools" has several responses now, and they're not all flattering.

  • You Can See South Korea’s Seaweed Farms From Space

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    There’s something strange happening off the coast of South Korea. Scattered across shallow waters between jagged-edged islands, squares and rectangles mark the turquoise water with artificial precision. These aren't alien markings though, they're seaweed farms spotted by  NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center .  Each angular patch is a field of  seaweed  held near the surface by buoys and ropes.

  • 9 Things We Learned From the Kurt Cobain Doc 'Montage of Heck'

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    From traumatic high-school experiences to who shot the "sex tape," here's what we picked up from the HBO film on Nirvana's frontman

  • Watch Jack Black And Jimmy Fallon Remake 'More Than Words' Video

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    "More Than Words" just got way more hilarious. Jack Black and Jimmy Fallon gave Extreme's '90s ballad a nearly shot-for-shot music video remake on Monday. There was no Neil Young impression or rapping with Justin Timberlake. We're talking black and white shots, emotional pauses and, yes, painted fingernails.

  • Is it worth it to save on airfare with an illicit 'hidden-city ticket'?

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    A judge has thrown out United Airline's lawsuit against Skiplagged.com, a site created by Aktarer Zaman that helps travelers find cheaper airfare with "hidden-city ticketing." But Zaman's win doesn't mean the practice is now approved. Hidden-city ticketing involves booking a connecting flight, with the intention of staying in the layover city. Depending on the route, airfares that pass through a city can be significantly lower than airfares directly to the city.

  • Putting 'unemployed' on your LinkedIn profile makes you look desperate — here's what to write instead

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Your LinkedIn professional headline is one of the first things recruiters and hiring managers will see upon scanning your profile — and sometimes it is the only section they will read. When setting up your profile, you may have noticed that it is also required to fill out — so what do you use as your headline if you're unemployed and currently seeking a job?

  • New ovarian cancer test twice as effective as existing methods

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    A new screening test that tracks changing levels of a protein in the blood can detect twice as many ovarian cancers as conventional methods, research has shown. The technique relies on a statistical calculation to interpret variations in the level of a protein called CA125 which is linked to ovarian cancer.

  • Building work starts on first all-robot manufacturing plant in China’s Dongguan

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Construction work has begun on the first factory in China’s manufacturing hub of Dongguan to use only robots for production, the official Xinhua news agency reported. A total of 1,000 robots would be introduced at the factory initially, run by Shenzhen Evenwin Precision Technology Co, with the aim of reducing the current workforce of 1,800 by 90 per cent to only about 200, Chen Xingqi, the chairman of the company’s board, was quoted as saying in the report.

  • Italian police reveal what Jesus looked like as a young boy

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Detectives claim to have revealed how Jesus Christ looked as a child – based on computer forensics and the world’s most famous relic, The Independent reports. Using the Turin Shroud, the supposed burial cloth of Jesus, police investigators have generated a photo-fit image from the negative facial image on the material. And from this they reversed the ageing process to create an image of a young Jesus, by reducing the size of the jaw, raising the chin and straightening the nose.

  • Daycare worker fired after posting about hating children on Facebook

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    THE COLONY, Texas — A daycare worker from Texas was fired before she even started her first day of work -- all because of what she wrote on Facebook, Pix11 reports. Single mom Kaitlyn Walls said she was happy that she finally found steady work to help pay the bills, but she seemed less excited that the job was at a daycare center.

  • 'Walking Dead' star Seth Gilliam arrested

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    "The Walking Dead" has begun shooting its sixth season, but not without incident, says CNN. Seth Gilliam, who joined the cast last season as the morally conflicted Rev. Gabriel Stokes, was arrested in Peachtree City, Georgia, early Sunday. According to the Peachtree City Police Department, Gilliam was speeding 107 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone, and a marijuana cigarette was found in the car.