• Obama Tosses Out Heckler: 'You're In My House'

    Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    President Obama had a heckler tossed from a White House reception in celebration of LGBT pride month after the woman refused to stop interrupting the president, says ABC News. "Listen, you're in my house," Obama said, to the applause of the crowd, within the first couple of minutes of the event. The heckler, Jennicet Gutiérrez, who is transgender and undocumented, had been shouting claims about bad detention conditions for LGBTQ immigrants in the United States.

  • PBS Says Ben Affleck Had Undue Influence on 'Finding Your Roots'

    Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    PBS will postpone new seasons of its documentary series "Finding Your Roots" after determining actor Ben Affleck was able to convince the series' producers to omit a reference in an episode that aired in October to the fact that he has slave-owning ancestors, says Variety. PBS said Wednesday that it, along with New York station WNET, “determined that the series co-producers violated PBS standards by failing to shield the creative and editorial process from improper influence, and by failing to inform PBS or WNET of Mr. Affleck’s efforts to affect program content.”

  • KFOR: Stabbing and shooting at NE OKC apartment complex, police say

    Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Police are investigating after a domestic situation left two people in the hospital Thursday morning, KFOR reports. Just before 5 a.m. police were called to a small apartment complex in the 3600 block of Springlake Dr. for a possible stabbing ...

  • There’s a giant hole that’s draining a lake on the border of Oklahoma and Texas like it’s a bathtub

    Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Like something straight out of "The Twilight Zone", a swirling vortex has opened up in a giant lake on the border of Oklahoma and Texas, says Business Insider. But despite how crazy it looks, there's a perfectly normal explanation for the spooky hole:

  • News 9: 100 LB. Alligator Found In Rush Springs

    Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    RUSH SPRINGS - An eight foot alligator was found swimming around a pond near Rush Springs, News 9 reports. Game wardens put down the animal they say to protect nearby children and livestock ...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder reportedly involved in trade with Charlotte Hornets

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Ahead of Thursday's NBA Draft, the Thunder has been said to be shopping Perry Jones, Jeremy Lamb and Steve Novak on the trade market. Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports on Twitter that the Charlotte Hornets are taking on Jeremy Lamb. Are the Thunder looking to move up in the draft? This article will be updated as this story develops.

  • Taxpayers slapped with $866,615 jet fuel bill for Obama's Earth Day speech | WashingtonExaminer.com

    Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    President Obama's decision to take his Earth Day speech attacking climate change "deniers" to Florida, home of two GOP presidential candidates, cost taxpayers $866,615.40 just for the flight of Air Force One, the Washington Examiner says. Taxpayer watchdog Judicial Watch revealed Wednesday that the Air Force provided documents showing the flight expenses of flying the jumbo jet 4.2 hours to Miami. He was then helicoptered 20 minutes to the Florida Everglades for his speech. Other costs, such as security, communications and staff were not provided, but would put the speech price at way over $1 million.

  • Man Discovers Mysterious Face on Cliffside

    Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    A mysterious, "large" face on the cliffside of an island in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve has recently been re-discovered by a man from who has been searching for the face for over two years, ABC News reports from the government agency Parks Canada. Hank Gus of the Tseshaht First Nation, an aboriginal group in the area, first heard about the “face in the rocks” of Reeks Island, part of the Broken Group Islands, two years ago after hearing a story that a kayaking tourist spotted the face in 2008, said Parks Canada First Nation’s program manager Matthew Payne. He added that Gus was not able to find the reported face until just a few weeks ago.

  • News 9: Man Goes On A Violent Crime Spree In Edmond

    Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    A violent chain of events plays out across north Edmond and now one man is under police watch, says News 9. Investigators say a man jumped through a window Saturday, stole two cars, caused a crash and beat up several people ...

  • KOKH: Oklahoma town terminates all but one police officer

    Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Tuesday the town of Verden voted to terminate its police chief and an officer, leaving only one part-timer on the force, says KOKH. The move infuriated the standing room only crowd ...

  • KKK papers Oklahoma town with recruitment fliers, again

    Published: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    The Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan used recruitment flyers distributed on Father’s Day to urge the boycott of local businesses.

  • Texas woman discovers she's white after 70 years

    Published: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    A well-kept family secret about racial identity has given a Texas woman a unique perspective on the uproar surrounding Rachel Dolezal, USA TODAY reports. The mere mention of Dolezal's name sets Verda Byrd off like a stick of dynamite.

  • Woman's skinny jeans land her in hospital

    Published: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    If you've wondered whether there's a downside to wearing super-skinny jeans, this story's for you. NPR reports a 35-year-old Australian woman wound up in the hospital after wearing skinny jeans while helping a family member move.

  • Facebook can recognize hidden faces

    Published: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Facebook is experimenting with technology that can recognize faces in photographs even if they are hidden or obstructed, USA TODAY reports. "In the absence of a clear, high-resolution frontal face, we rely on a variety of subtle cues from other body parts, such as hair style, clothes, glasses, pose and other context. We can easily picture Charlie Chaplin's mustache, hat and cane or Oprah Winfrey's curly volume hair," Facebook said in apaper presented earlier this month. "Yet, examples like these are beyond the capabilities of even the most advanced face recognizers."

  • Reddit Turns Ten Years Old, Releases Treasure Trove of Cool Stats

    Published: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Reddit had its tenth birthday today and to commemorate the major milestone, they released a ton of interesting data on the site’s subreddits, users and content, TechCrunch.com reports. Amusingly, they also released info on their most popular comments and posts of all time.

  • Oklahoma City School Scrambles To Preserve Newly Discovered Chalkboards From 1917

    Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Math teacher Sherry Read's classroom is a total mess. The students are gone for the summer, and light fixtures dangle from the ceiling. The floor has a layer of dust. Down the hallway, workers make a racket while they renovate the school, which dates back to the 1890s. They're working in what has become an archaeological site.

  • Tulsan Who Won Supreme Court Headscarf Challenge Joins President Obama For Annual Iftar Dinner

    Published: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Samantha Elauf, the Muslim woman from Tulsa who won a Supreme Court case against clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch after they didn't hire her when she showed up to a job interview wearing a headscarf, dined with President Obama Monday night during the White House's annual Iftar dinner, KGOU reports. It’s the seventh Iftar hosted by the president, a breaking of the fast at sunset during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

  • Video Offers Glimpse Into Escaped Convict's Past

    Published: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Video exclusively obtained by ABC News shows escaped convict Richard Matt back in 1997 before he committed the murder that put him behind bars. The grainy footage shows Matt -- nicknamed “Ricky” -- glaring into the camera as he poses with a blow dart gun. "Let's dip these in AIDS blood, and we'll put a patent on them and sell as deadly weapons," he says in the video, holding a dart.

  • Diddy arrested after fight with UCLA football coach

    Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    P. Diddy has been arrested for allegedly getting into a fight with a football coach at UCLA ... where his son is on the team, TMZ Sports has learned. We're told Campus Police took the music mogul into custody early Monday afternoon. Diddy's son, Justin Combs , is a defensive back on the team. We're told the fight went down at the UCLA athletic facility. One source says a strength and conditioning coach was screaming at Justin on the field during a strength and conditioning session. We're told the coach "was riding Justin, screaming intensely at him." Diddy watched the whole thing from the sideline.

  • James Horner Dead: 'Titanic' Composer Killed in Plane Crash

    Published: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    James Horner, the consummate film composer known for his heart-tugging scores for Field of Dreams, Braveheart and Titanic, for which he won two Academy Awards, died Monday in a plane crash near Santa Barbara, says the Hollywood Reporter. He was 61. His death was confirmed by Sylvia Patrycja , who is identified on Horner's film music page as his assistant.  "We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart and unbelievable talent," Patrycja wrote on Facebook on Monday. "He died doing what he loved. Thank you for all your support and love and see you down the road."




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