• Congress: Middle class incomes drop as immigration surges | WashingtonExaminer.com

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Wages of America's middle class have dropped below 1970s levels as immigration has surged 325 percent, according to a new congressional report that questions claims that native Americans are economically helped by greater immigration. The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service report studied immigration and middle class income from 1945-2013 and found that as immigration slowed between 1945 and 1970, American incomes increased. But when immigration expanded, the incomes of the bottom 90 percent of Americans went flat and then dropped beginning in 2000. In the report to the Senate Judiciary Committee, the CRS reported that the foreign-born population of the United States surged 324.5 percent, from 9,740,000 to 41,348,066, from 1970 to 2013. Congressional Research Service

  • Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch as Attorney General After Long Delay

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    After one of the nation’s most protracted cabinet-level confirmation delays, the Senate Thursday approved Loretta Lynch to be attorney general. She is the first African-American woman to hold the position, The New York Times reports.  Ms. Lynch, the United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York, was confirmed 56 to 43, with 10 Republicans voting for her. Her confirmation took longer than that for all but two other nominees for the office: Edwin Meese III, who was nominated by President Ronald Reagan, and A. Mitchell Palmer, who was picked by President Woodrow Wilson, according to the Congressional Research Service.

  • OU basketball: Buddy Hield among biggest NBA draft decisions

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Plenty is hinging on whether or not Buddy Hield decides to return to Oklahoma next season. The junior is on the cusp of the NBA first round in draft projections, and he's yet to announce if he's coming back for his senior season. ESPN college basketball Insider Jeff Goodman rates Hield's choice among the biggest looming decisions left in the draft process. From Goodman: "Hield is a fringe first-round pick, and if he comes back to Norman, Lon Kruger and the Sooners will have a chance to challenge for one of the top spots in the Big 12 and go deep in the NCAA tournament next season. Hield (17.4 PPG, 5.4 RPG) is a tremendous all-around player and would team with Isaiah Cousins, Ryan Spangler and Jordan Woodard again to give OU a shot to compete for the Big 12 title."

  • Hormone Therapy Continues to Raise Breast Cancer Risk Even Years Later

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Researchers admit that when it comes to hormone therapy — estrogen and progestin — to treat the symptoms of menopause for women, they don’t have a lot of consistent or convincing answers. They thought the medications could not only help menopause symptoms but also protect against heart disease, although some studies showed the added hormones could also raise risk of breast cancer. The resulting advice to women seeking answers about whether hormone therapy is for them has been anything but satisfying.

  • Report: Kevin Ollie removes name from consideration for Thunder head coaching job

    staff reports | Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie has reportedly removed his name from consideration for the Thunder head coaching job, according to CBSSports.com sources. After the Thunder fired Scott Brooks on Wednesday, a report surfaced that afternoon that Ollie was "listening" to the Thunder. Wednesday morning, Ollie released a statement saying he had " no plans to pursue other opportunities ." Ollie played for the Thunder in the 2009-10 season and has a good relationship with the Thunder players and front office. In 2014, Kevin Durant called Ollie a "game-changer" and someone who changed the Thunder culture in his short time in Oklahoma City.

  • Report: Dorial Green-Beckham visited the Dallas Cowboys

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    How's a Dez Bryant-Dorial Green-Beckham wide receiver tandem sound? The Dallas Morning News reports that on the last day college players could visit NFL teams before next week's draft, Green-Beckham visited the Dallas Cowboys. Green-Beckham, who was forced to sit out last season after tranferring from Missouri to OU, reportedly turned down a meeting with the Cowboys last week, but was at Cowboys headquarters at Valley Ranch on Wednesday. Green-Beckham is projected as a mid- to late- first-round pick in the NFL Draft, which begins April 30. Beckham hasn't played in a game since the 2014 Cotton Bowl against Oklahoma State. Green-Beckham participated in OU Pro Day in March.

  • Experts rank the Big 12 towns

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Athlon Sports asked 12 experts on covering Big 12 sports to rank their favorite Big 12 locations. The results of the survey had Austin as the overwhelming favorite, receiving 10 of 12 first-place votes. "Great food, crazy awesome music and the only part of Texas that isn't table-top flat," says Athlon. How'd the Oklahoma schools do? Norman came in fourth behind Austin, Fort Worth, and Lawrence, Kan., and Stillwater was rated eighth. On Norman: "Sort of like a mini-Oklahoma City, Norman got three third-place votes, but also was picked as low as ninth. Certainly, game days take this town to a different level unlike places like Lawrence." Sort of a mini-Oklahoma City, Norman got three third-place votes, but also was picked as low as ninth. The downtown area has plenty of charm and the small town streets are welcoming. Certainly, game days take this town to a different level unlike places like Lawrence. Campus Corner comes highly recommended. - See more at: http://athlonsports.com/college-football/ranking-big-12-college-towns-expert-poll#sthash.BYuO7L2S.dpufSort of a mini-Oklahoma City, Norman got three third-place votes, but also was picked as low as ninth. The downtown area has plenty of charm and the small town streets are welcoming. Certainly, game days take this town to a different level unlike places like Lawrence. Campus Corner comes highly recommended. - See more at: http://athlonsports.com/college-football/ranking-big-12-college-towns-expert-poll#sthash.BYuO7L2S.dpufSort of a mini-Oklahoma City, Norman got three third-place votes, but also was picked as low as ninth. The downtown area has plenty of charm and the small town streets are welcoming. Certainly, game days take this town to a different level unlike places like Lawrence. Campus Corner comes highly recommended. - See more at: http://athlonsports.com/college-football/ranking-big-12-college-towns-expert-poll#sthash.BYuO7L2S.dpuf Sort of a mini-Oklahoma City, Norman got three third-place votes, but also was picked as low as ninth. The downtown area has plenty of charm and the small town streets are welcoming. Certainly, game days take this town to a different level unlike places like Lawrence. Campus Corner comes highly recommended. - See more at: http://athlonsports.com/college-football/ranking-big-12-college-towns-expert-poll#sthash.BYuO7L2S.dpuf On Stillwater: "Stillwater is a great party town but has little else to offer. To quote one expert on this panel, "Eskimo Joe's has been a Big 12 landmark" for more than two decades. So there's that.

  • Brittney Griner, Tulsa Shock forward Glory Johnson arrested in assault

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Former Baylor women's basketball player Brittney Griner was arrested Wednesday into Maricopa County (Ariz.) Jail on charges of assault and disorderly conduct. Griner's fiancee, Tulsa Shock forward Glory Johnson, was also arrested on charges of assault and disorderly conduct. Griner currently plays for the Phoenix Mercury.

  • 'Starbucks Boy, will you marry me today?'

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    (CNN)It was closing time. Scott Tayloe marched up to the Starbucks counter in Jacksonville, Florida, and handed the barista a napkin with his number on it. "Call me sometime," he said, hoping his voice hit a cool-guy tone, though he knew in reality it was probably cracking like a schoolgirl's.

  • Ring bearer and flower girl reunited after 45 years

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    (CNN)Raymond Heiber estimates he has told this story 100 times. He'll never get tired of telling people about the forces that brought him to his soul mate at 51. The story begins in 1969, when Raymond walked down the aisle with Helen Klinger for the first time. They were the ring bearer and flower girl in the wedding of Raymond's uncle, Ron, and Helen's oldest sister, Charlotte. Ray was about to turn 6, and Helen was 7.

  • Spurs' Kawhi Leonard wins NBA Defensive Player of the Year

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Despite missing 18 regular season games, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard was enough of a force to win NBA Defensive Player of the Year honors. Leonard beat out Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green and Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan for the award. Green had more first-place votes (45) than Leonard (37), but Leonard edged Green in total points 333 to 317. In 64 games, Leonard finished as the league leader in steals per game (2.31). Only Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, James Harden and Trevor Ariza finished with more total steals than Leonard's 148, and each of those players plaed in 80 or more games.

  • 23 Apple Watch apps that want to change the way you travel

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Travel apps were featured prominently during the reveal of the Apple Watch. And it makes sense — what better use of a smartwatch than portable translator, hotel room key and navigation aide? Travel companies that have already announced additional app functionality for the Apple Watch include major airlines and hotels, as well as general booking sites, travel guide companies and transit apps.

  • Video Of Volcano Erupting In Chile Is Amazing In Time-Lapse

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    It's been more than 40 years since the Calbuco volcano erupted, NPR reports. But now it's done it twice — generating striking images and concerns over the effects of both the lava and a mammoth cloud of ash. That column of ejected ash measures nearly 7 miles, says the National Mining and Geology Service, citing a "flyby" that was made early Thursday.

  • 2 Sons of Best-Selling Crime Writer Ann Rule Accused of Fleecing Ailing Mom Out of $100K

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Washington state authorities have accused two sons of best-selling true crime writer Ann Rule of theft and forgery, alleging they swindled their mother out of more than $100,000, says PEOPLE. King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office charged Michael Rule, 51, with first-degree theft and forgery. His brother Andrew, 54, was charged with first-degree theft. Both remain out of custody on their own recognizance, according to Dan Donohoe, a spokesperson for the prosecutor's office. Since October of 2013, the once-prolific The New York Times best-selling author – best known for The Stranger Beside Me , a book about her friendship with serial killer Ted Bundy – has required 24-hour, in-home care at her home in Normandy Park, Washington, after she broke her hip in a serious fall . The author and mother of five, 84, "has been largely confined to a wheelchair" since then, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE. "She is on oxygen all of the time."    

  • Census: Record 51 million immigrants in 8 years, will account for 82% of U.S. growth

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The Washington Examiner reports legal and illegal immigrants will hit a record high of 51 million in just eight years and eventually account for an astounding 82 percent of all population growth in America, according to new U.S. Census figures. A report from the Center for Immigration Studies that analyzed the statistics said that by 2023, one in seven U.S. residents will be an immigrant, rising to one in five by 2060 when the immigrant population totals 78 million. The report was provided to Secrets and released Wednesday evening.

  • WATCH: Little Girl Can't Believe Michelle Obama Is 51

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    One young girl sure did make first lady Michelle Obama’s Wednesday, says the Huffington Post. During the question-and-answer portion of the White House's annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, Anaya Brodie asked FLOTUS her age. Obama replied, “I’m 51.” The girl yelled, “You look too young!"

  • Robert Downey Jr. interview walk out: 'It's just getting a little Diane Sawyer in here'

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    During an interview promoting the upcoming "Avengers: Age of Ultron," Robert Downey Jr. walked out on Britain's Channel 4 reporter Krishnan Guru-Murthy after the anchor pressed the actor on quotes from Downey's past. "Are we promoting a movie?" Downey visibly uncomfortable asked Guru-Murthy. This led to Downey cutting the interview short saying to Guru-Murthy on his way out, "You seem okay. It's just getting a little Diane Sawyer in here."

  • KOCO: Mad mother says school bus driver should have been fired before accident

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    A school bus driver went out of control and hit several cars near Southwest 15th and Santa Fe in Oklahoma City. “Just think of how many kids could have been hurt,” said the mom of two Monroney Middle School students. “I called dispatch numerous times last year complaining about this driver,” she said.

  • ​Tulsa Sheriff's Office had investigated Robert Bates in 2009

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    TULSA, Okla . -- CBS News has learned that a 2009 investigation by the Tulsa Sheriff's Office concluded that there were concerns over Robert Bates behavior in the field. Bates, a 73-year-old reserve deputy, pleaded not guilty to second-degree manslaughter charges in the death of Eric Harris. Bates says he shot and killed Harris by mistake after pulling his gun instead of his taser. Since the incident there have been allegations that Bates was not properly trained. CBS News learned that in 2009, the Tulsa Sheriff's Office launched an internal investigation to find out if Bates received special treatment during training and while working as a reserve deputy. They also investigated whether supervisors pressured training officers on Bates' behalf. The investigation concluded Bates' training was questionable and that he was given preferential treatment.

  • Ginnie Graham: Food stamp challenge shouldn't be a trendy cause

    BY GINNIE GRAHAM, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Gwyneth Paltrow could probably live on seven limes, lettuce and some rice and beans for a week. Then, it’s back to her organic hipster reality of Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. She didn’t make it, though. After four days, the actress admitted defeat in the food stamp challenge and grabbed for some chicken. The celebrity is hardly the first to take on the challenge. It’s a worthy attempt trying to experience what 586,743 Oklahomans and 46 million Americans go through to eat. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.




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