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  • ESPN anchor sues ice-skating rink

    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Linda Cohn has worked at ESPN since 1992, a.k.a. when they covered the NHL. Before that, she attended SUNY-Oswego and played goalie, following a high-school career that saw her play for the boys’ team, according to Puck Daddy. In March, she had plans to strap on the pads again for a promotional event with the Hartford Wolf Pack, the New York Rangers’ AHL affiliate. As she was about to take the ice at Brewster Arena, Cohn says that a group of children knocked a large coin-change machine on her, slicing her arm to the tune of 25 stitches. The team called it a “freak accident.” 

  • Paul Ryan pushes Mitt Romney to run for president in 2016

    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Mitt Romney took the stage with his former running mate for the first time since their failed 2012 campaign. In an interview about his new book, Romney said that Ryan "wouldn't be a bad president himself," according to CBS News.

  • Shaq answers the question: Kobe or LeBron?

    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    There was a time not so long ago when Shaquille O’Neal would have been more than happy to take a free verbal shot at Kobe Bryant when given the chance, according to NBC Sports. But the feud between the two superstars that won three straight championships together with the Lakers has long since been quashed. These days, O’Neal is more interested in giving his honest assessment of things. So, when he was asked whether Kobe or LeBron James was the better player, it wasn’t too much of a surprise to see him give a somewhat diplomatic response.

  • Chelsea Manning Says Military Still Denying Gender Treatment

    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    A year after requesting gender-reassignment treatment, convicted national-security leaker Chelsea Manning says the military has given her nothing but "lip service." In an exclusive statement to NBC News, the former Army private once known as Bradley Manning said life in the military lockup at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, has restricted her ability to express her gender identity. "For example, in my daily life, I am reminded of this when I look at the name on my badge, the first initial sewed into my clothing, the hair and grooming standards that I adhere to, and the titles and courtesies used by the staff. Ultimately, I just want to be able to live my life as the person that I am, and to be able to feel comfortable in my own skin."

  • Robin Williams' Advice to Mila Kunis: 'Remember This Moment'

    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    From an interview with Mila Kunis in Esquire:  So here's Robin Williams fully decked out in elephantiasis makeup, like he was the Elephant Man, and we were talking and I'm being super quiet, and he just kind of turns to me and he said, “What's your name?” And I said, “I'm Mila.” And he said, “Yeah? You're on '70s?” And then he said, “Remember this moment. Remember this because things like this don't happen very often. Remember this time.”

  • Vision Problems Increase The Risk Of Early Death In Older People

    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    An eye exam may be the ticket to a longer life, researchers say, because good vision is essential for being able to shop, manage money and live independently, says NPR. Researchers have known for years that people who have vision problems as they get older are more likely to die sooner than those who still see well. But they weren't sure why that was so. To answer that question, scientists looked at data from the Salisbury Eye Evaluation. People who lost visual acuity equivalent to one letter on an eye chart each year had a 16 percent increase in mortality risk over eight years, and that was due to the loss in independent living abilities, the researchers said.

  • 4 firefighters recovering after accident during ice bucket challenge at a university

    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Four Campbellsville firefighters were injured Thursday when a fire truck’s aerial ladder came too close to a main power line at Campbellsville University, WHAS reports. Michael Carter, Campbellsville University president, said the firefighters were at one of the campus athletic fields spraying the marching band with water for an ALS "ice bucket challenge" when the accident happened. "[It] appears energy arced over and ladder didn't actually hit lines. If you get within certain radius that can happen," officials said during a news conference Thursday afternoon.

  • These Pups Are Making A Splash During The Dog Days Of Summer

    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Now here's a pool party you're going to be really jealous you weren't invited to, says the Huffington Post. A video uploaded to Facebook -- titled "Pool Pawty!" -- shows a group of dogs splish-splashing around in a bone-shaped pool at a doggy daycare in Michigan. The pooches run around the rim and jump in, showing off their coolest of belly-flops.

  • KFOR: Old Farmer's Almanac releases Oklahoma's winter forecast

    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    After a mild summer, many Oklahomans are preparing for a brutal winter, says KFOR. However, an old-fashioned resource used for weather says this year's winter weather may be better than ...

  • Paralyzed swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen takes first steps since accident

    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Olympian Amy Van Dyken-Rouen was partially paralyzed in a terrible ATV accident this summer, but soon after the accident she went on the Today Show and vowed she would walk again , says USA Today. On Thursday, with the help of a walker and what appears to a bionic device that aids her legs, she did just that. It’s been just two and a half months since the accident.

  • KOKH: TIME names Norman most affordable city for raising kids

    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    NORMAN - If you're raising kids in Norman you're making a wise financial decision, reports KOKH citing Time Magazine. Norman is the #1 least expensive city in the country to raise a child, costing about $200,000 to raise a child in Norman from birth to age 18; in comparison, in New York City it costs ...

  • Angels' Garrett Richards has torn knee tendon, will miss pennant drive

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Garrett Richards, who played at Edmond Memorial and OU, suffered a torn patellar tendon in his left knee and will undergo surgery Friday, a procedure that will sideline the Angels right-hander for six to nine months and could deal a severe blow to the team's pennant hopes. Richards, 26, the team's best starting pitcher, suffered the injury in the second inning Wednesday, when he caught a spike in the dirt while running to cover first base on a potential double-play ball and fell awkwardly to the ground. Medical personnel tended to Richards for eight minutes before he was wheeled off the field on a stretcher. Richards flew to Los Angeles on Thursday morning, and an MRI test confirmed the injury, which could cause Richards to miss the start of 2015.

  • Tulsa minister charged in $930,000 scheme might have embezzled more

    BY COREY JONES, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    A Tulsa minister's alleged siphoning off of nearly $1 million from a nonprofit organization he founded is among the largest embezzlements of its kind that area federal prosecutors have seen in the past few years, U.S. Attorney Danny Williams said. And the total sum the minister is charged with embezzling — $933,507 — might have been more if not for the statute of limitations, Williams said. Willard Lenord Jones, pastor of Greater Cornerstone Baptist Church and former executive director of the Greater Cornerstone Community Center, was charged last week with three counts of wire fraud and a single count of filing a false tax return. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Nick Cannon Confirms He And Wife Mariah Carey Are Living Apart

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Looks like there's some truth to those Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey split rumors. Cannon confirmed to Yahoo's The Insider host Chris Spencer that he and Carey are currently living apart. “There is trouble in paradise. We have been living in separate houses for a few months,” The "America's Got Talent" host said. The 33-year-old did, however, quash the rumor that the problems in his marriage are due to infidelity.

  • School Required Reading That Will Change Your Life

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    No summer, no matter how sunny and fun-filled, can last forever, as kids must painfully remember every year with the return of back-to-school shopping and early-morning alarms. Now that back-to-school season has rolled around once again, kids everywhere are engaging in a time-honored ritual: pulling out the school summer reading lists they've been ignoring since June and groaning with dismay and panic.

  • OSU basketball: Cowboys release complete schedule

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    An appearance in the MGM Grand Main Event, along with a home game against Maryland inside Gallagher-Iba Arena, highlight the non-conference portion of the Oklahoma State men's basketball schedule. The schedule, which was released Thursday, could have as many as 22 nationally-televised games. 

  • An Oklahoma program treats juvenile sex offenders as kids, not criminals

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Sex offender. The phrase conjures pariahs living under bridges. Adults "grooming" children for devastating abuse. Violent men who take what is not freely given. Broken people. And yet, here comes Tyler, bounding down the hall with his dusty blonde Justin Bieber haircut and chunky sneakers. He turned 16 today. He and his family have just come from Chuck E. Cheese. Tyler’s mom smiles as she tells the other parents in her support and education group at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center, "Teenagers can regress back to Chuck E. Cheese if they want."

  • It's a 'Breaking Bad' scavenger hunt

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    The era of "Breaking Bad" is truly coming to an end -- and one of the stars is having some fun with it. Aaron Paul announced on Instagram Wednesday night that he will be hosting a "Breaking Bad" scavenger hunt in Los Angeles on the day of the Primetime Emmy Awards in honor of the show's final nominations, according to CNN. "There will be signed 'Breaking Bad' scripts, posters, dolls, action figures and some really cool 'Breaking Bad' art hidden all over the Hollywood area," Paul wrote. "Just wanted to do a little something to say 'Thank You' to everyone that has supported us thru out the years. We couldn't have done it without you!"

  • The perfect way to slice your cheese

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    The facts are straightforward: Serve cheese plate, improve situation. No matter the occasion, cheese is bound to make it better . Figuring out how to neatly present said cheese plate, however, is the tricky part. Sure, you can place the cheeses all nice and pretty on a board, but how does one know where to make the first cheese incision? And what about the intimidation factor that comes along with being the first person to whack into that beautiful, unperturbed wedge of brie?

  • This Is What Depression Actually Feels Like

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    For people with depression, it can be a truly difficult task to explain their condition. Because it is a disease that is more commonly associated with mental symptoms -- not outward, physical ones --those on the outside are often curious about what depression feels like. And it certainly feels like something: "In general, the worse the painful physical symptoms, the more severe the depression," researchers wrote in an overview of depression and physical symptoms in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. "Symptoms have been found to increase the duration of depressed mood."