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  • KOKI: Tulsa man uses Craigslist in search of lost raccoon

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    A Tulsa man has turned to the Internet to bring home his lost pet raccoon, says Fox23.

  • Census: Marriage rate at 93-year low, even including same sex couples

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    The Census Bureau reported Thursday that the nation’s marriage rate is the lowest since 1920, and the first-time inclusion of same sex married couples did little to reverse the decline, reports the Washington Examiner. According to Pew Research Center analysis, the marriage rate of Americans 18 and older hit a bottom of 50.3 percent in 2013, down from 50.5 percent in 2012. In 1920, the first year mentioned, 65 percent were married, and the marriage rate hit a high of 72.2 percent in 1960. The new data did not put a number on the homes hosting same-sex married couples, though the Census last year estimated there were 182,000 households headed by gay couples.

  • Panel Urges Overhauling Health Care at End of Life

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    The country’s system for handling end-of-life care is largely broken and should be overhauled at almost every level, a national panel concluded in a report released on Wednesday, the New York Times reports. “The bottom line is the health care system is poorly designed to meet the needs of patients near the end of life,” said David M. Walker, a Republican and a former United States comptroller general, who was a chairman of the panel. “The current system is geared towards doing more, more, more, and that system by definition is not necessarily consistent with what patients want, and is also more costly.”

  • Hollywood Scion Jack Huston Cast in 'Ben-Hur' Remake

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Scene-stealer Jack Huston is now accepting title roles, says Yahoo. The London-born actor has been cast as Ben-Hur in the upcoming remake of the 1959 epic, which originally starred Charlton Heston. Best known for playing disfigured WWI veteran Richard Harrow on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Huston appeared in Kill Your Darlings and American Hustle, but Ben-Hur marks his first starring role in a major studio film. In fact, this may be the movie that cements Huston’s place in his family’s Hollywood pantheon: He’s the nephew of actors Danny and Anjelica Huston, the grandson of legendary director John Huston, and the great-grandson of Oscar-winning actor Walter Huston.

  • NewsOn6: Tulsa Catholic Church To Hold 'Holy Hour' During OKC Black Mass

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    TULSA - Local Catholics are planning their opposition to a Black Mass scheduled to be put on this weekend by Oklahoma devil worshipers, NewsOn6 reports. Tulsa's Catholic Bishop said, not only does the group disturb him, but he said the rate of demonic activity as a whole is on the rise, and in Tulsa ...

  • KFOR: Metro woman falls victim to "sliding" thief

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    EDMOND - Those filling up their tanks should be cautious, says KFOR! In a matter seconds, your cash and all of your personal belongings could be stolen, and this week an Edmond woman fell victim to a crime called ...

  • Texas QB Ash to end career after tough year

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Texas Longhorns quarterback David Ash has elected to end his football career after struggling with concussion symptoms for the past year, ESPN.com reports. Coach Charlie Strong announced the junior quarterback's decision after practice Wednesday. Ash had started 22 games in his career with the Longhorns but was shut down on Sept. 1 after experiencing more symptoms, according to ESPN.

  • Where has former OU golfer Anthony Kim gone?

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Six years after his star-making turn at the 2008 Ryder Cup and 28 months since his last PGA Tour event, Anthony Kim has gone into hiding, wrestling with whether to tee it up again or reap an eight-figure disability settlement, according to Sports Illustrated.  What we know for sure is that Kim, 29, has not teed it up at a PGA Tour event in more than 28 months. Once considered the future of U.S. golf, he is now estranged from the game that brought him fame and fortune. His handlers at IMG rarely speak to him. In April, golfchannel.com asked Kim's agent, Clarke Jones, about his client's whereabouts. The best Jones could come up with? "He's not living under a bridge, he's not living in a box."

  • Kevin Durant opens up to Esquire about his friendship with Karl Malone and more

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Esquire Magazine recently interviewed Kevin Durant on various topics including his influences growing up, his career and talking to the younger players. Turns out, Durant doesn't only look to his mother in tough times ("She's always on my side being positive and letting me know that it's going to be alright.") He also has a friend in The Mailman - Karl Malone. "I've gotten close with Karl Malone, who's called me numerous times when he can see on TV that I'm struggling, feeling bad after a loss," Durant said. "He can tell." Some other highlights from the interview: There were plenty of times when I wanted to quit because I was working too hard, but he knew I could handle it, and he was confident for me when I couldn't be confident for myself. We tend to take our careers too seriously and let it take over us. But great teachers have a great balance of working extremely hard to be the best, but also realizing what's the most important thing in life.

  • Bill Hader Thinks Recent 'SNL' Fan Poll Needed More Women

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Bill Hader left the "Saturday Night Live" stage just one year ago (and will return next month to host), but his eight-season run has already earned him the distinction of being named one of the show's four greatest cast members of all time, according to The Huffington Post. On Tuesday, The Oklahoma native visited the offices of The Huffington Post's parent company, AOL, to talk about the new movie "The Skeleton Twins." They asked him what it was like to be listed alongside Will Ferrell, Eddie Murphy and Phil Hartman in the final round of Grantland's fan-favorite bracket. "No women," he said in response. "There are some really funny women at 'SNL,' man." Among the ladies Hader thinks worthy of the final four: Kirsten Wiig, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Gilda Radner, Laraine Newman, Jan Hooks, Nora Dunn, Maya Rudolph and "Molly Shannon, Molly Shannon, Molly Shannon, Molly Shannon."

  • It's a '7th Heaven' reunion!

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    The cast of "7th Heaven" got together Tuesday night and Beverley Mitchell shared an Instagram snap of the historic event, according to USA TODAY. Gathered together are David Gallagher, Mitchell, Stephen Collins, Jessica Biel, Barry Watson and Catherine Hicks.

  • Vikings owner: 'We made a mistake' on Adrian Peterson

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    The Minnesota Vikings say there was no pressure from the NFL to bench Adrian Peterson before they banished him to the exempt list early Wednesday, just two days after announcing their embattled star running back would return to the field this week, according to USA TODAY. "We made a mistake, and we needed to get this right," Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said in a prepared statement to open a media conference that yielded no answers about how the team got it wrong in the first place. Peterson, 29, was indicted last Thursday in Montgomery County, Texas, on a charge that he injured his 4-year-old son by spanking him with a tree branch. He has an arraignment scheduled for Oct. 8 and faces up two years in prison and a $10,000 fine if found guilty.

  • Joe Biden Apologizes for Use of 'Shylocks'

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Vice President Biden on Wednesday said he made "a poor choice of words" when using the term “shylocks” during a speech earlier this week, according to TheHill.com. The vice president said in a statement that it was “right” for a top Jewish group to criticize him for the comments. Biden made the comment during a speech to the Legal Services Corp., while telling a story about his son, Beau, providing legal assistance to fellow soldiers after they returned from war.

  • Nike suspends Adrian Peterson contract

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Nike has suspended its contract with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, announcing the decision Wednesday as part of a statement which also addressed the company's role as a partner with the NFL. "Nike in no way condones child abuse or domestic violence of any kind and has shared our concerns with the NFL," company spokesman KeJuan Wilkins said in a statement. "We have suspended our contract with Adrian Peterson." The Vikings announced Wednesday that Peterson was placed on the exempt-commissioner's permission list , meaning he will have to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas.

  • Why Dez Bryant throws up the 'X' after touchdowns

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Dez Bryant has found himself in the end zone a lot in recent seasons. The former Oklahoma State receiver entered this season tied for the league lead in receiving touchdowns since 2012. And when he scores, you'll see him throw up the "X" symbol with his arms. What does it mean? "The X is for all the defenses," Bryant said recently in an interview with the NFL Network's Michael Silver. "I'm the guy to watch." Bryant went on to say he's X-ing out "All of the bad, all of the negativity that ever approached me." "People don't understand me; they paint their own pictures of me. I look at them as they're just negative, they want to bring me down - I'll show them. The biggest joy I can ever get is me proving a doubter wrong. I love it. I love it." The "X" has become so synonymous with Bryant that he's modeled his apparel business after his touchdown celebration.

  • VIDEO: OSU football takes you inside the Sherman Smith Training Center

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Oklahoma State Athletics takes you through the history and development of the Sherman E. Smith Training Center, a state-of-the-art addition to the athletic program. The video runs through the pros of having the extended space to practice in. The Smith Training Center actually provides more practice space than the inside of Boone Pickens Stadium. "I think we've probably got one of the best indoor practice facilties in the country," running backs coach Jemal Singleton said. "The fluidity of being able to go from outdoors to indoors at a moment's notice is pretty good."

  • Parents risk baby's safety for photo op

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    One of the most-visited and most-photographed attractions in Norway is Pulpit Rock, a flat-topped cliff that overlooks Lysefjord and features a dangerous viewpoint where visitors inch near the edge for breathtaking photos, according to GrindTV.com. One family took the danger level to new heights last weekend when the parents put their baby near the edge of the cliff so they could get a photo. The photo of the incident, which has caused outrage, leaves the door open for debate on whether sites like these—and others that are similar—should have a protective fence.

  • WATCH: Toddler ignores military protocol, hugs mom

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Cooper Waldvogel loves his mom more than military protocol, according to USA TODAY. The 3-year-old boy could not wait for his mom to be dismissed after serving nine months in Afghanistan with the National Guard's 114th Transportation Company based in Chisholm, Minn. He ran to her Tuesday morning while she and her fellow soldiers stood in line waiting to be dismissed.

  • 'Apparently' kid scores endorsement deal with Freshpet dog food

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Noah Ritter, the sweet 5-year-old who made his public debut at a county fair, starred in a commercial for Freshpet, a company that sells all-natural pet food and treats, according to USA TODAY. Noah, from Wilkes-Barre, Pa., was offered the microphone from Newswatch 16's Sofia Ojeda to describe his experience at the Wayne County Fair in August. He did a stand-up job as a stand-in broadcast reporter. Quite natural. And he loved to use the word apparently over and over again.

  • Fox host sparks controversy with tweet

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    "Fox & Friends" host Elisabeth Hasselbeck took to Twitter on Tuesday to compare the controversy over the NFL's handling of domestic abuse cases and the White House's handling of the Sept. 11, 2012, terror attack on American facilities in Benghazi, Libya, according to Yahoo News. "Imagine if everyone that asked for transparency in the #nfl @nfl Demanded that same #transparency in our #government #Benghazi," Hasselbeck wrote on Twitter. Hasselbeck's tweet comes amid calls for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to resign over his response to the domestic abuse cases involving former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, and a day before the House Select Committee on Benghazi’s first open hearing.