• 3-year-old fatally shoots mother with semiautomatic handgun in Tulsa

    By Samantha Vicent, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    The shooting was reported at a house in the 100 block of South 168th E Avenue about 4:30 p.m.

  • Cricketer critical after he's hit in head by ball

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    SYDNEY (AP) — An international cricket player was hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday after he was hit in the head by a ball while batting during a game. Phil Hughes, who plays for Australia, one of the world's leading cricket nations, missed the ball while batting. It struck him on the side of the head in an area unprotected by his helmet. Hughes reeled back and then bent forward momentarily after the impact before collapsing. He was treated and given oxygen on the field by medical personnel, including doctors who were flown by helicopter onto the Sydney Cricket Ground. He was taken to nearby St. Vincent's Hospital by ambulance. The 25-year-old player had emergency surgery for what Australian team doctor Peter

  • Pope to Europe: Accept immigrants, create jobs

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Pope Francis sought Thursday to inspire an old and "haggard" Europe to find its vigor and greatness once again, urging European governments to welcome migrants, care for the elderly and create jobs for the unemployed. Francis outlined his vision for the continent in a pair of speeches to the European Parliament and Council of Europe a quarter-century after St. John Paul II travelled to Strasbourg to address a continent still divided by the Iron Curtain.

  • Israeli police chief criticizes Jewish activists

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Jewish activists bent on gaining greater access to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site should not visit there, Israel's police chief said Tuesday. The sacred shrine known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary has been the focal point of deadly violence between Jews and Arabs in recent weeks. Under a longstanding agreement at the site, Jews are permitted to visit but are not allowed to pray. In recent months, a growing number of Jewish worshippers have visited, many of whom seek greater access and the right to pray. Palestinians see visits by Jews to the site as provocative and a sign of Israeli encroachment, and violent riots have broken out in Jerusalem over the tensions.

  • Suspicious death in Henryetta being investigated

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    A Henryetta woman’s “suspicious death” is being investigated by the state Bureau of Investigation, the agency reported Tuesday. Charyl Schultz, 33, was found dead by a family member Monday at 704 E Frisco Ave. in northern Henryetta, the agency said in a news release.

  • Activists say Syrian airstrikes on Islamic State group stronghold of Raqqa kill at least 60

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Syrian airstrikes on Islamic State group stronghold of Raqqa kill at least 60.

  • Watch the 'Jurassic World' official trailer right now

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    The first official trailer for “Jurassic World,” starring Bryce Dallas Howard and Star-Lord Chris Pratt, just dropped on the YouTube, and you can check it out below: The best part of the entire trailer? This:

  • OU football: Sooners receive commitment from junior college receiver Dede Westbrook

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    OU received some help at the wide receiver position for 2015 with a commitment from  Blinn College (Bresham, Texas) prospect Dede Westbrook on Tuesday. "I finally came to my decision.. There's only one..#BoomerSooner I will be taking my talents to Norman, OK in January..#Sooners," Westbrook announced Tuesday morning via Twitter. Westbrook was in Norman for the Sooners' 44-7 win over Kansas on Saturday. He's the 16th commitment in OU's 2015 recruiting class, and the second juco commit for the Sooners this week, joining defensive back William Johnson, who committed on Sunday . Westbrook (6-foot-1, 170 pounds) leads Blinn with 76 receptions for 1,487 yards in eight games, and is second on the team in touchdown catches (13).

  • Does the occasional holiday eating binge have long-term effects?

    By Ryan Stewart, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Thanksgiving is a national holiday established in part for reflecting on the bounty of the past year’s harvest. Over the past few decades, it has also become synonymous with stuffing as much of that harvest into one’s self as possible.

  • Oklahoma's gas price falls for 27 straight days

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gasoline prices are down in Oklahoma — and they keep falling. AAA Oklahoma said Tuesday that the retail price for regular gasoline in the state has fallen for 27 consecutive days. The average pump price for regular gasoline was about $2.61 on Tuesday, down 41 cents from $3.02 on Oct. 29, the last day Oklahomans saw a day-over-day price increase. Chuck Mai, spokesman for AAA Oklahoma, says the last time the Oklahoma average was this low was on Oct. 2, 2010. On Thanksgiving Day 2009, Oklahoma's average was $2.49, and Mai says motorists are on track to see the lowest Thanksgiving gas prices since then, not only in Oklahoma but across the U.S. The national average price has fallen for 60 consecutive

  • Ferguson businesses torched in overnight protests

    By JIM SALTER and DAVID A. LIEB, AP | Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    FERGUSON, Mo. — Smoke billowed from burned-out buildings and sidewalks were strewn with broken glass Tuesday morning after Ferguson erupted over a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown.

  • Toby Keith releases video for "Drunk Americans"

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Today, Oklahoma country music superstar Toby Keith’s “Drunk Americans” video premiered prominently across Vevo, with its CMT premiere set for Thursday, which is Thanksgiving. Directed by Michael Salomon with animation by Ben Naff, the video captures the song’s inclusive, wall-busting view of the American people. Written by Brandy Clark, Bob DiPiero and Shane McAnally, “Drunk […]

  • Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. But these spoons (don't call them spoogles) are a bit more than your basic utensil: Using hundreds of algorithms, they allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson's disease to eat without spilling. The technology senses how a hand is shaking and makes instant adjustments to stay balanced. In clinical trials, the Liftware spoons reduced shaking of the spoon bowl by an average of 76 percent. "We want to help people in their daily lives today and hopefully increase understanding of disease in the long run," Google spokesperson Katelin Jabbari said.

  • Home Depot faces dozens of breach-related lawsuits

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Home Depot faces at least 44 lawsuits in the United States and Canada over a massive data breach earlier this year that affected 56 million debit and credit cards. The nation's biggest home improvement retailer said Tuesday in a regulatory filing that several state and federal agencies also are looking into the data breach and it may face more litigation from customers, banks, shareholders and others. Home Depot said the litigation and the investigations may distract management and affect how it runs its business. It also could lead to additional costs and fines. But those expenses aren't clear yet because the cases are in early stages, the company said in a quarterly filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Mexican boy who had massive tumor recovering

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An 11-year-old Mexican boy who had pieces of a massive tumor removed and who drew international attention after U.S. officials helped him get treatment in New Mexico is still recovering after an 11-hour surgery. And he got a surprise visitor while resting. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez visited Jose Antonio Ramirez Serrano on Monday a week after the Ciudad Juarez-born boy underwent the risky procedure to remove what doctors called multiple cysts, spongy-soft tissue and a conglomeration of blood vessels . Around a third of the watermelon-sized tumor was expunged and the boy now faces months of physical therapy, according to doctors at University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque.

  • US economy grew at 3.9 percent rate in July-September quarter, stronger than initial estimate

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US economy grew at 3.9 percent rate in July-September quarter, stronger than initial estimate.

  • 2 female suicide bombers kill more than 30 people in Nigeria market, witnesses and police say

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — 2 female suicide bombers kill more than 30 people in Nigeria market, witnesses and police say.

  • France suspends delivery of warship to Russia, citing situation in Ukraine

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — France suspends delivery of warship to Russia, citing situation in Ukraine.

  • 'Wizard of Oz' Cowardly Lion costume fetches $3M

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film "The Wizard of Oz" and the piano from the movie "Casablanca" each sold for over $3 million at a New York City auction. They were among Hollywood memorabilia offered at Bonhams on Monday. The big cat outfit, which went for just over $3 million, had been authenticated as the one Bert Lahr wore in the 1939 film. Its face is a sculpted likeness of the late actor. A spokesman for costume owner James Comisar says a secondary costume used in the film sold at auction in recent years for close to $1 million. Comisar has a trove of TV memorabilia from shows including "I Love Lucy" and "Lost." He has said he plans to use money from the Cowardly Lion costume sa

  • Flight restrictions lifted in St. Louis area

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal Aviation Administration flight restrictions in the St. Louis area have been lifted. Lambert-St. Louis International Airport spokesman Jeff Lea said the restrictions expired at 3:30 a.m. Lea said about 10 inbound flights were canceled or diverted late Monday because of reports of gunshots fired into the sky following a grand jury's decision not to indict a white officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old. The FAA said Monday the restriction was meant "to provide a safe environment for law enforcement activities." Lea said the airport expects to see full operations Tuesday. Six outbound flights were canceled Tuesday morning largely because the planes to be used didn't land last night.