• Edmond Sun: Former lineman Jason Goff's passing affects Oklahoma Christian family

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Jason Goff, the mighty 6-6, 285-pound lineman who plowed open holes for Oklahoma Christian School runners leading the Saints to a 2012 state championship win over Davis, passed away Wednesday night due to heart complications at age 20, the Edmond Sun reports. Goff was in a car accident on Memorial Road Saturday coming from Oklahoma Christian University with a former OCS teammate, but he already had developed a heart infection prior to the vehicular mishap.

  • Most Stunning Images of Wildlife in 2014

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Overall winner for the Wildlife Photography of the Year 2014, 'The last great picture' by Michael 'Nick' Nichols, says ABC News.

  • 5 Things About Slavery You Probably Didn't Learn In Social Studies

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Edward Baptist's new book , "The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery And The Making Of American Capitalism", drew a lot of attention last month after the Economist said it was too hard on slave owners , says the Huffington Post. What you might not have taken away from the ensuing media storm is that "The Half Has Never Been Told" is quite a gripping read. Baptist weaves deftly between analysis of economic data and narrative prose to paint a picture of American slavery that is pretty different from what you may have learned in high school Social Studies class. The whole thing is well worth reading in full . Baptist positions his book in opposition to textbooks that present slavery like a distant aberration of American history, cramming 250 years into a few chapters in a way "that cuts the beating heart out of the story." To counter that image of history, Baptist devotes much of the book to depicting the lived experience of enslavement in a way that's vivid and immediate.

  • KFOR: Woman who claims man threatened to behead her goes to jail

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Witnesses are coming forward saying a nursing home worker who threatened to behead his female coworker was only joking, KFOR reports. Now, the victim herself is behind bars for a not so innocent past ...

  • News 9: Deadly Train And Truck Collision Reported In Davis

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    DAVIS - A fatal accident involving a train and semi-truck has blocked several railroad crossings in the city of Davis, Oklahoma, News 9 reports. Davis Police Chief Dan Cooper says the crossings may be closed for most of the morning as investigators ...

  • KFOR: Driver of vehicle crushed by semi saved by unlikely car part

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    A metro man has a brush with death, and is able to escape thanks in part to one very sturdy headrest, KFOR reports. Kelly White braced for impact from a truck heading toward him as he and his car were slammed into a concrete bridge on I-235 near ...

  • Stillwater News Press: WATCH (really!) as record over-sized load passes through Payne County

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Crowds gathered along the route taken by what may be a record-setting oversized load as it passed through Payne County Monday. The demethanizing tower is 186 feet long and requires two trailers with 12 axles each to carry it; the load is estimated at 1.2 million pounds and requires two semis to pull and two semis to push it ...

  • Football program's season ends amid allegations of waterboarding

    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    The Central Bucks West High School football program in Doylestown, Penn., is suspended following allegations of “waterboarding” and the forcing of a new player to grab another player’s genitalia during the summer training sessions, The Intelligencer reports .

  • Men use flex time too, says new report

    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

     I have long thought millennials, who expect flexibility in the workplace, would be the group that would bring an end to the stigma that is too-often associated with flex time -- the belief that wanting a flexible work arrangement means you aren't willing to work as hard. But now I'm thinking it's going to be men who will get us there.

  • Why Pumpkin Fest riots are not like Ferguson

    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    As beer bottles flew and bonfires burned at the annual Pumpkin Fest in Keene, New Hampshire, over the weekend, those following the events online compared the "riotous behavior" near Keene State College to protests in Ferguson, Missouri. Their common refrain: a racist double standard in law enforcement response and media coverage that they attempted to mock using hashtags #PumpkinSpiceRiots and #Pumpkinfest, among others.

  • Canada parliamentarian sergeant-at-arms called a hero

    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    During a long standing ovation by grateful lawmakers Thursday morning, the sergeant-at-arms credited with downing a gunman at Canada's Parliament appeared emotional. Kevin Vickers, who regularly leads a procession into the House of Commons as sessions begin, said in a written statement that he was "very touched" by the attention but added that he has "the support of a remarkable security team that is committed to ensuring the safety of Members, employees and visitors" to Parliament.

  • Cheerleader coach accused of having improper relations with student

    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    A former teacher at Pasadena High School has been charged with having an improper relationship with a student, according to court documents. Ashley Zehnder resigned from the school on Oct. 9, officials with the Pasadena Independent School District said. Zehnder, 24, began a sexual relationship with a male student in late May, at the end of the last school year, according to Harris County court documents.

  • Boone Pickens tells oil companies to stop drilling

    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Billionaire oilman T. Boone Pickens has seen plummeting oil prices before and says he knows what the problem is. Energy companies are pumping too much oil and none of them wants to be the first to stop, Mr. Pickens said Wednesday in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.

  • U.S. misinformed Congress, public on immigrant release

    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    New records contradict the Obama administration's assurances to Congress and the public that the 2,200 people it freed from immigration jails last year to save money had only minor criminal records. The records, obtained by USA TODAY, show immigration officials released some undocumented immigrants who had faced far more serious criminal charges, including people charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, drug trafficking and homicide.

  • Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Canada's prime minister called it the country's second terrorist attack in three days. "We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated," Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed in an address to the nation.

  • Guide Goes On Videotaped Racist, Expletive-Laced Rant To Tourists Aboard Chinatown Bus In San Francisco - CBS San Francisco

    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — A tour bus ride through San Francisco took an ugly turn when it got through Chinatown. It was just last year that Chinatown was named one of the best neighborhoods in all of America, but one tour guide made it pretty clear she didn’t agree with that. The guide was filmed during a racist and expletive-laden rant about the neighborhood and its inhabitants, and even garnered applause from tourists

  • Weather Service stops receiving satellite data, issues notice about forecast quality

    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Since at least Tuesday, some satellite data – an important input to weather prediction models – has stopped flowing into the National Weather Service due to an apparent network outage. At 1 p.m. today, the National Weather Service’s National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) issued the following statement cautioning the outage could impact forecast quality.

  • Saudi Arabia’s Crude Oil Supply Said to Fall in September

    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    The amount of oil Saudi Arabia supplied to markets fell last month, according to a person familiar with the country’s oil policy. Its production climbed. The world’s biggest crude exporter supplied 9.36 million barrels a day last month, a reduction of 328,000 barrels daily from August, according to the person, who asked not to be identified, citing policy. The supply figure excludes what’s stored. Saudi Arabia produced about 100,000 barrels a day more than in August, the person said.

  • Emergency Agencies Practice Response To Nuclear Explosion In Times Square - CBS New York

    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The New York City region’s emergency agencies are practicing for a disaster. The city’s Office of Emergency Management ran a training exercise Wednesday that simulated a response to a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploding at 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue in Times Square, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.

  • Alabama man gets $1,000 in police settlement, his lawyers get $459,000

    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    (Reuters) - An Alabama man who sued over being hit and kicked by police after leading them on a high-speed chase will get $1,000 in a settlement with the city of Birmingham, while his attorneys will take in $459,000, officials said Wednesday. The incident gained public attention with the release of a 2008 video of police officers punching and kicking Anthony Warren as he lay on the ground after leading them on a roughly 20-minute high-speed chase.