• KFOR: Oklahoma woman, 91, dies after her clothes caught fire while cooking

    Published: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    DEL CITY – A Del City woman has died after suffering burns over much of her body following a fire, a family member confirmed to KFOR. Joyce Hendrix, 91, was cooking early Tuesday morning when her clothes caught fire ...

  • Jim Inhofe: Where will transgender troops go to the bathroom?

    Published: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Sen. Jim Inhofe, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, opposes the plan announced last week by the Pentagon to allow transgender troops to serve in the military, saying “it wouldn’t work," Politico reports. Asked to explain his opposition, the Oklahoma Republican told POLITICO: “I had a 10-year-old — not my son, but a friend of mine’s grandson — say, ‘All right, which bathroom would they use?’”

  • Country musician Stoney LaRue arrested in Oklahoma

    Published: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Country music artist Stoney LaRue has been arrested in Oklahoma City for allegedly pushing his girlfriend down an apartment stairs, police said on Tuesday. Reuters reports LaRue, 38, whose given name is Stoney LaRue Phillips, was arrested on Monday after Oklahoma City police responded to a report of an argument between Phillips and his girlfriend, police said.

  • Citi to pay $700M for deceptive credit card marketing

    Published: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Citibank and its subsidiaries Tuesday were ordered to pay $700 million in consumer relief for illegal practices related to credit card add-on products and services. A consent order issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said about 7 million consumer accounts were affected between 2003 and 2012 by the bank's deceptive marketing of five debt protection products and additional add-ons that offered credit monitoring.

  • Obama Honors Vets in Speech, Order Flags to Half-Staff

    Published: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Flags will fly at half-staff at the White House and on federal grounds through sunset on Saturday to honor the service members killed in the shooting rampage last week in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Obama administration announced on Tuesday. President Barack Obama said the thoughts and prayers of the country were with the four Marines and sailor who were killed, and he expressed gratitude to the police and first responders who stopped the attack and saved lives.

  • Justice Department drops its case against Barry Bonds

    Published: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Barry Bonds is off the hook. After a decade of investigating and prosecuting baseball's home run king for obstruction of justice, the U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday morning it would not challenge an April reversal of the former San Francisco Giants slugger's felony conviction.

  • Hope Waning in Search for Missing Wisconsin Physician

    Published: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Authorities say they haven't found any clues in the disappearance in a Wisconsin physician who vanished three weeks ago.

  • Florida gun store: We're a 'Muslim-free' zone after Chattanooga shootings

    Published: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    IVERNESS, Fla. — A Florida gun store owner has announced that Muslims are now banned from his gun shop. Andy Hallinan, owner of Florida Gun Supply in Inverness, says that, effective immediately, his store is a “Muslim-free zone.” In a controversial video posted online, he speaks of the history of the Confederate flag and goes on to say, “Our leaders are telling you Islam is a peaceful religion full of tolerance and love and hope. Don’t believe their lies.” Hallinan stated that last week’s deadly shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was the final straw for him.

  • 10 Miranda Lambert breakup songs to help her through her divorce

    Published: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Two days before announcing her split from her husband Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert cried live on stage, Mashable reports. She broke down during her song "The House That Built Me," a song that was originally written for Shelton.

  • Doctors Say Teen's HIV in Check for 12 Years Without Drugs

    Published: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    An 18-year-old French teen born with the AIDS virus has had her infection under control and nearly undetectable despite stopping treatment 12 years ago — an unprecedented remission, doctors are reporting. The Associated Press reports the teen might have some form of natural resistance to HIV that hasn’t yet been discovered. But her case revives hope that early, aggressive treatment can limit how strongly the virus takes hold, and perhaps in rare cases, let people control it without lifelong drugs.

  • Adam Sandler and Kevin James Address Controversy Over 'Sexist' Selena Gomez Pic

    Published: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    "Pixels" stars Adam Sandler and Kevin James addressed the controversial red-carpet photo they took with Selena Gomez that had some up in arms over the presumed double standard in Hollywood when it comes to fashion, ETOnline reports. The debate gained serious traction after a red carpet photo from the "Transylvania 2" premiere in Mexico in June showed a glam Selena Gomez flanked by her sloppily dressed co-stars Adam Sandler and Kevin James. Could the former Disney star ever show up to a premiere looking as casual as Adam and Kevin, and not be ridiculed?

  • Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Divorce: Who Gets Which Homes, Pets in Split?

    Published: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    The Houses That Built Them -- now divided. Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert finalized their divorce on Monday, July 20, hours after the country couple announced that their four-year marriage was over, US Weekly reports. Though their split doesn't appear to be amicable, the stars were able to divvy up their assets promptly, enough so that an Oklahoma judge was able to speedily sign off on the divorce documents.

  • Drag queens banned from Pride event 'because they may offend transgender people'

    Published: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Drag queens have been banned from performing at a Pride event in case they offend transgender people. Organisers of Free Pride Glasgow, which bills itself as an 'anti-commercialist' alternative to the Scottish city's main Pride event, have announced the controversial ban. Despite the fact that drag queens have been closely associated with Pride celebrations for most of their history, they will not be allowed to appear at the event next month in case they cause offence.

  • Memphis man, reportedly hogtied by police, dies in Mississippi

    Published: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

     A Memphis man died in police custody in Southaven Saturday night after reportedly being hogtied and telling officers he was having trouble breathing due to asthma, USA TODAY reports. Troy Goode, 30, of Memphis, died at Baptist Memorial Hospital in DeSoto, Miss., Saturday night, two hours after being detained by the Southaven Police Department, according to Tim Edwards, an attorney for Goode’s family.

  • Magnitude-4.0 earthquake rocks Bay Area

    Published: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

     A 4.0-magnitude earthquake rattled the San Francisco Bay Area before dawn Tuesday, though no damage or injuries were immediately reported, USA TODAY reports. The U.S. Geological Survey said quake the struck at 2:41 a.m. PT. It was centered 2 miles northeast of Fremont, an Alameda County city of more than 220,000 people 30 miles southeast of San Francisco. Two aftershocks followed, 2.7 magnitude 15 minutes after the quake, then 2.6-magnitude 11 minutes later.

  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich jumps into 2016 race

    Published: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    It’s official: John Kasich is running for president, becoming the 16th major candidate seeking the GOP’s 2016 nomination, USA TODAY reports. “I am here to ask you for your prayers, for your support, for your efforts, because I have decided to run for president," Kasich told about 2,100 supporters in Columbus, with cheers of "Run John Run" drowning out his words.

  • Tulsa Shock minority owner files lawsuit after team announces move to Texas

    Published: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Saying Tulsa Shock majority owner Bill Cameron was a “liar” who used Tulsa as an incubator for the WNBA franchise, minority owner Stuart Price filed a lawsuit Monday he hopes might keep the team here, The Tulsa Frontier reports. “In my opinion, Bill Cameron has set us up, has set up the city of Tulsa, its fans, its players, its coaches, its sponsors, the reputation of its community,” Price said. “Quite frankly I’m sorry to say Bill Cameron, who was a friend of mine, is just a big liar.”

  • Man wins French Scrabble championship without speaking a word of French

    Published: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    A Kiwi has won the French-language Scrabble world championship, reportedly without speaking a word of French. The BBC reported that Nigel Richards, originally from Christchurch, defeated a rival from French-speaking Gabon in the final in Louvain, Belgium, on Monday. He had only started studying the French dictionary about eight weeks ago, said a close friend of Mr Richards, Liz Fagerlund.

  • George Clooney seeks to expose those who fund and profit from wars in Africa

    Published: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Hollywood actor George Clooney launched an initiative on Monday to track down and help bring to justice those funding and profiting from Africa’s deadliest conflicts, in a bid to fight corruption in war zones. Clooney joined forces with US human rights activist John Prendergast in a project called The Sentry that aims to investigate the flow of money in and out of conflict zones and give policymakers the tools to take effective action.

  • Portland diner owner under fire for yelling at toddler, Facebook posts

    Published: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    PORTLAND, Maine -- The owner of a Portland diner is defending her actions - and comments she made on social media - that have left many outraged, reports WCSH6. Marcy's Diner on Oak Street in Portland's downtown is a busy place on the weekends. Owner Darla Neugebauer said that's partly what led her to snap at a child on Saturday. Neugebauer said the child's parents had ordered three pancakes and then didn't feed them to the girl, causing the child to cry loudly. After attempts to get the family to leave, or to take the girl outside, the diner owner said she slammed her hands down on the counter and told the girl to be quiet.




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