• KOTV: Sallisaw Police Say Cat That Bit Child Had Rabies

    Published: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    SALLISAW - A cat that bit a child in Sallisaw over the weekend has tested positive for rabies according to the Sallisaw Police Department, NewsOn6 reports. The department released a statement on its  Facebook page warning residents to be aware of strays and wildlife and also advised residents ...

  • News 9: The Suspicious Death Of Karen Silkwood

    Published: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    An Oklahoma woman, considered one of the first whistleblowers of our time, died 40 years ago under mysterious circumstances, says News 9. Her story sparked a Hollywood movie back in the 1980's, but to this day, her children still wait for answers about what truly happened to their mother, Karen Silkwood ...

  • KOCO: Woman found passed out in car, infant child 'cold to the touch'

    Published: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    Oklahoma City police arrested a mother after they said she was found slumped over the wheel of her car Wednesday morning, KOCO reports. According to reports, 37-year-old Lori Vanauken was inside her vehicle with an infant child; the arrest affidavit saying the child was cold to the touch but...

  • KFOR: Women say popular birth control has ruined their lives

    Published: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    Oklahoma women question the safety of a popular birth control called Essure, marketed for women who are done having children, KFOR reports. Hundreds of women say this non-hormonal permanent birth control has ruined their lives ...

  • Texas teacher resigns over Ferguson tweet

    Published: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    DUNCANVILLE, Texas — A Duncanville teacher has resigned less than a week after a tweet she wrote spurred accusations of racism, reports USA Today. Vinita Hedwood, who taught English, announced her resignation in a statement released Thursday afternoon by the Texas American Federation of Teachers. In the statement, Hedgewood said her tweet was a reaction to "a series of threatening and racist attacks" made toward her on Twitter during a debate over the controversy involving the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer.

  • Former Thunder player Robert Swift charged after police seize grenade launcher, drugs

    Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Former Seattle Sonic and Oklahoma City Thunder center Robert Swift has been charged with a gun crime one month after police claim to have seized drugs, guns and a grenade launcher from a home where he was living, KOMONews in Seattle reports . Swift, 28, was once the Sonics' starting center and drafted to the NBA directly out of high school. Last year his home was foreclosed on, and county prosecutors in Seattle say that he's a heroin addict and that authorities seized a military-style grenade launcher and sawed-off shotgun during a raid on the home where Swift was living. You can read the rest of this story on KOMONews.com .

  • George Bush: 'When Jeb beats Hillary …'

    Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    They’ve come a long way since 1992, but former President George W. Bush says his friendship with his predecessor Bill Clinton will remain intact “when Jeb beats Hillary.” “Look, I’ll still like him [Bill Clinton], if Jeb—when Jeb beats Hillary,” a smiling Bush told Fox News’ Sean Hannity in a clip of an interview that aired Thursday on the network.

  • All 50 States Will See Freezing Temperatures

    Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    The Arctic chill is gripping the Rockies and Upper Midwest — and it’s crawling east. Sharp drops in temperature are expected in other parts of the U.S. in the coming days, thanks to a powerful weather system that hit Alaska with hurricane-force winds over the weekend before blanketing several state ins snow.

  • Source: Obama to announce 10-point immigration plan via exec action as early as next week

    Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    President Obama is planning to unveil a 10-part plan for overhauling U.S. immigration policy via executive action -- including suspending deportations for millions -- as early as next Friday, a source close to the White House told Fox News. The president's plans were contained in a draft proposal from a U.S. government agency. The source said the plan could be announced as early as Nov. 21, though the date might slip a few days pending final White House approval.

  • House, Senate to vote on Keystone XL pipeline

    Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    For the first time in the six-year fight over the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, both houses of Congress will hold a vote on the proposed project, giving each side in a Louisiana Senate election a chance to boost its candidate. The two lawmakers locked in the runoff contest, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) and Rep. Bill Cassidy (R), seized control of the congressional agenda Wednesday, extracting assurances from House and Senate leaders that votes will be held to bypass President Obama’s authority and authorize construction of the pipeline.

  • And Motor Trend's Car of the Year is ...

    Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Yoou may not think of it as the most exciting car in the world, but the newly redesigned Volkswagen Golf compace car has been named Motor Trend's Car of the Year, says CNN Money. The award is for all four available versions of the Golf. That includes the sporty Golf GTI, the diesel-powered Golf TDI, the electric-powered e-Golf and the basic Golf 1.8T. This seventh-generation version of the compact car is lighter and more fuel-efficient but still larger than previous Volkswagen ( VLKAF ) Golfs. The Golf is like a small, inexpensive luxury car, Motor Trend editor-in-chief Ed Loh said. It is fun to drive but quiet with a smooth ride. Also, the body had the "some of the sharpest sheet metal creases in the industry and some insanely tight panel gaps," he said.

  • KXII: Fire kills two near Antlers

    Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    ANTLERS -- The Oklahoma State Fire Marshal and the Pushmataha County Sheriff's office are investigating a deadly overnight house fire, KXII reports. Sheriff Terry Duncan says a man and woman died Tuesday in the fire at a home on State Highway 3, east of ...

  • Arkansas governor to pardon son on drug charges

    Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe plans to pardon his son for a felony drug charge from more than a decade ago, CNN reports. "It will probably be in the next few weeks," said Matt DeCample, a spokesman for the governor. "For any pardons the governor does the person has to have finished all terms of their sentence ... and then had a period of time where they've shown they have straightened their lives out."

  • KFOR: Poachers caught spotlighting near local river

    Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    LINCOLN COUNTY – Deer hunting season is underway and wildlife officials say they’ve caught five poachers in the act of spotlighting deer, KFOR reports. Spotlighting is when hunters use lights to cause deer to freeze, transfixed by the light in the dark; the deer are then easy to shoot, which is why spotlighting is considered ...

  • Report: 42 percent of new Medicaid signups are immigrants, their children

    Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Immigrants and their U.S.-born children make up more than 40 percent of new Medicaid recipients at a cost of $4.6 billion, according to an analysis of government data the Washington Examiner reports. The Center for Immigration Studies, a low-immigration advocacy group, released a report early Thursday that found both legal and illegal immigrants and their minor children made up 42 percent of Medicaid growth from 2011 to last year. Part of the increased enrollment came as a result of the new health care law’s expansion of Medicaid to impoverished and low-income adults.

  • Report: Catholic Church losing ground in Latin America

    Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    MIAMI — In just one generation, USA Today reports, Latin America has seen the number of people who identify themselves as Catholic plummet, with more people becoming Protestant or dropping religion altogether, a new report shows. The shift is dramatic for a region that has long been one of the bastions of Catholicism in the world. With more than 425 million Catholics, Latin America accounts for nearly 40% of the global Catholic population. Through the 1960s, at least 90% of Latin Americans were Catholic, and 84% of people surveyed recently by the Pew Research Center said they were raised Catholic. But the report released Thursday found that only 69% of Latin Americans still consider themselves Catholic, with more people switching to more conservative Protestant churches (19%) or describing themselves as agnostic or religiously unaffiliated (8%).

  • Clippers' Blake Griffin charged in nightclub incident

    Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin has been charged with one count of misdemeanor battery for an incident in a Las Vegas nightclub last month, ESPN reports. According to the filing Wednesday in the Clark County District Attorney's office, Griffin "wilfully and unlawfully used force or violence" on Oct. 19 on Daniel Schuman, squeezing Schuman's hand and shoulder and/or slapping him on the face. According to reports at the time of the incident, Griffin was upset by camera flashes in his face and grabbed Schuman's phone. Teammates DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul were with Griffin at the club that night but were not involved in the alleged incident.

  • Hacker installs Windows 98 on an iPhone 6

    Published: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    Retina screen, meet Blue Screen of Death. As noted by TechCrunch, a savvy Chinese programmer over the weekend posted to an Apple iPhone forum to report his success with installing Windows 98, Microsoft’s incremental follow-up the classic Windows 95, onto his iPhone 6. Apple’s iPhone is probably more, uh, sleek than the beige PC you used to run Windows 98; but according to the industrious programmer who put it together, the setup still works.

  • George W. Bush, father want Jeb to run in 2016

    Published: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    Former President George W. Bush said Tuesday that he and his father believe Jeb Bush should run for president but ultimately the former Florida governor must make a decision regardless of any pressure from the family, according to The Associated Press. "I can tell you I can speak for 41," Bush said, referring to the 41st president, George H.W. Bush, during the official launch of the 43rd president's book at his dad's presidential library center at Texas A&M University. "He ought to run for president. He would make a great president."

  • What it's like to be pregnant and male

    Published: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    For transgender men, pregnancy is often an isolating, rather than joyful, experience, according to Yahoo Health. In 2008, Thomas Beatie drew international attention as the world’s “first” pregnant man — a position many criticized, though his decision to conceive was made out of medical necessity. His wife, Nancy, had previously undergone a hysterectomy, due to severe endometriosis, so when the couple decided they were ready to become parents, Beatie — a transgender who’d made the female-to-male transition in 2003 — stopped taking his testosterone injections. After suffering an ectopic pregnancy with triplets, Beatie conceived again. This time, the pregnancy was viable: The couple’s first child was born on June 29, 2008. He’s since given birth to two more children, Yahoo Health reports.