• First lady tells American Indian N.M. graduates to live their values

    First lady tells American Indian N.M. graduates...

    By MARY HUDETZ Associated Press | Updated: 10 hr ago

    SANTA FE, N.M. — Michelle Obama told graduates at an American Indian high school Thursday to take pride in their history and cultures at a time when she says the "loudest voices in the national conversation" suggest turning away from the tribal values that were part of their education. In a commencement address at Santa Fe Indian School, the first lady's comments appeared to touch on political rhetoric that has emerged in the presidential race, and especially within the GOP, though she did not mention any candidates by name. "Some of the loudest voices in our national conversation are saying things that go against every single one of the values that you've been living at this school," said Obama, a Democrat.

  • Man makes teens caught breaking into his house call 911

    By The Associated Press | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Oregon man makes teens call 911 to report burglary in progress COOS BAY, Ore. — A Coos Bay homeowner made teens caught breaking into his house call 911 to report themselves. An Oregon TV station reported the three 14-year-old boys were all taken to the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Center on Sunday on charges including burglary, trespassing and possession of marijuana. The Coos County sheriff's office says the man was armed when he discovered the boys burglarizing his home. Emergency dispatchers say he made one of the teens call police and report the burglary in progress.

  • Alternative peer group gatherings relocate to Nichols Hills

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: 7 hr ago

    NICHOLS HILLS — The youth center at a metro area church is the new site of Teen Recovery Solution's Alternative Peer Group activities. Maggie Brown, Teen Recovery Solution's director of development, said she and other leaders of the organization are excited to partner with All Souls' Episcopal Church, 6400 N Pennsylvania Ave. Brown said the organization was running out of space to host peer group activities in the building where the Teen Recovery Solutions offers its Mission Academy recovery high school. Meeting in the smaller space limited the number of teens the organization could serve, she said. She said All Souls' youth center is a larger youth-oriented space that includes a full gymnasium, game room, kitchen and

  • When 'the greatest thing since sliced bread' is recommended, buy the stock

    Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

    Dear Mr. Berko: I am 55, am married, have owned a successful small construction company for 32 years and work with my daughter, who's a genius at office management. I got rid of our old stockbroker, who was buying and selling biotech and high-tech stocks I never heard of, a year ago. In the past eight years, I'm probably down about 12 percent. My new broker is recommending Flowers Foods, which I've never heard of, and tells me I should keep Flowers till I retire at 67. What is Flowers Foods? Is this guy out of his mind? He had me buy 500 shares of General Electric, Emerson Electric, Monsanto, Clorox, Cisco and AT&T, which I know about. But Flowers makes me wonder.

  • Traders send oil prices higher as they wait for OPEC to meet

    Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

    Crude oil prices lead this edition of Futures File, our weekly commodities wrap-up.  Crude hits $50 Crude oil prices punched to the highest price since last October, hitting $50.21 per barrel Thursday. Prices have nearly doubled since falling near $26 in February, rising as global oil production has slowed, especially due to output shortfalls in Canada, Libya, and Nigeria. U.S. crude oil production also has been slowing recently and is down nearly 10 percent compared to this time last year. The drilling cutback and increasing refinery demand for the summer driving season have helped to cut into U.S. oil stockpiles, but they still are near record-breaking levels. U.S.

  • Ringlike structures date from 176,000 years ago

    By Deborah Netburn Los Angeles Times  | Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

    Deep in a dark cave in southwestern France lie half a dozen mysterious structures that scientists believe were built by Neanderthals 176,000 years ago — more than 130,000 years before the first modern humans arrived in Europe. The structures, described Wednesday in the journal Nature, are located in what is known as the Bruniquel Cave. They are made of roughly 400 pieces of stalagmites, all roughly, almost eerily, the same size. Archaeologists say these mineral formations were probably broken off the cave floor by ancient hands and then deliberately arranged into two large ring shapes and a series of four round piles up to 15 inches high. If all the pieces were gathered up and placed on a scale, they would weigh 2.4

  • Retiring academy director recalls pride in graduates

    Retiring academy director recalls  pride in...

    By Mercy Adhiambo Staff Writer madhiambo@oklahoman.com | Updated: 7 hr ago

    In 2010, Janet Oden was preparing for her retirement as principal of Putnam City Academy when she received a call that changed the direction of her life. The board of Teen Recovery Solutions' (TRS) Mission Academy high school wanted her to accept the position of executive director and help teenagers in the program attain sobriety. Even though she had worked as principal at an alternative school for 17 years, Oden was not sure she was the best candidate for the job at the recovery high school for kids who are committed to a sober lifestyle. “It took me three months to decide. Finally, I walked into the school, and it felt right,” she said last week as she recalled her six years on the job.

  • Students, parents celebrate sobriety with graduation

    Students, parents celebrate sobriety with...

    By Mercy Adhiambo Staff Writer madhiambo@oklaoman.com | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Julia August has been a professional photographer for many years. However, one photo she took Thursday evening is the most memorable of the images she has snapped in her life, she said. When her son Isiah's name was called out, August rose from the crowd and went closer to the small podium where the six young people were seated. As Isiah stood, his mother positioned her camera and took several shots of him turning his tassel. He was officially a high school graduate. For her, this was not just an academic transition. She regards it as a crossover. August said watching her son walk with his head high in graduation regalia symbolizes a change she never imagined was possible.


    Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

    Eagle The price of a barrel of crude oil rose more than $2 last week, briefly topping the $50 mark, before closing at more than $49. That's good news for this week's best-performing stock. Although Oklahoma City's Chesapeake Energy Corp. is more tilted toward natural gas production, optimism in the energy sector is a positive. And recall that Chesapeake leveraged nearly all of its assets to delay its next evaluation of its credit line until the summer of 2017. By next summer, CHK's assets in the ground, which are used to leverage its credit, will be worth significantly more than they are now. Last week, traders liked CHK, adding 11.8 percent to the stock's price.  However, that comes with a caveat.

  • A Fourth of July for Britain?

    Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

    LONDON — Leaders of the campaign to end Britain's membership in the European Union hope that next month's referendum will make June 23, 2016, a date as luminous in modern British history as May 3, 1979, when voters made Margaret Thatcher prime minister. Michael Gove, secretary of justice and leader of the campaign for Brexit (Britain's withdrawal from the EU) anticipates a “galvanizing, liberating, empowering moment of national renewal.” For Americans, Britain's debate about Brexit is more substantive, and perhaps more important, than their dispiriting presidential choice. American conservatives would regard Britain's withdrawal from the EU as the healthy rejection of political grandiosity.

  • Rayo OKC sees red

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 5 hr ago

    UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Rayo OKC had three of its players sent off for red cards on Saturday and lost to the defending North American Soccer League champion New York Cosmos 1-0. It was Rayo OKC's first road loss of the season. Rayo (2-4-2) lost team-captain Michel in the 36th minute after the midfielder received a red card for the way he charged into to New York goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer. New York played a ball back to its keeper, and Michel sprinted toward Maurer, chasing the ball. Michel slid in with his left leg extended, and Maurer absorbed some contact and went down, holding his knee. Center referee Jose Carlos Rivero didn't hesitate in issuing Michel the red card and suddenly, Rayo was down a man on the road against the best

  • Sports on TV: Tuning in for Sunday, May 29

    Compiled By: Todd Schoenthaler Staff Writer tschoenthaler@oklahoman.com | Updated: 6 hr ago

    SUNDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 3 p.m. Oklahoma City at Sacramento KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon New York Yankees at Tampa Bay MLBN (Cox 264) 12:30 p.m. St. Louis at Washington Cox 703 2 p.m. Pittsburgh at Texas FSOK (Cox 37)/KRXO-FM 107.7 7 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at New York Mets ESPN2 (Cox 28)/KTOK-AM 1000 AUTO RACING 7 a.m. Formula One KFOR-4 (Cox 4) 11 a.m. Indianapolis 500 KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 5 p.m. NASCAR KOKH-25 (Cox 12) GOLF 6:30 a.m. BMW PGA Championship GOLF (Cox 60) Noon Dean&DeLuca Invitational GOLF (Cox 60) 2 p.m. Dean&DeLuca Invitational KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 2 p.m. Senior PGA Championship KFOR-4 (Cox 4) 2 p.m. LPGA: Volvik

  • Throwing error in 11th allows Sacramento to squeak past OKC

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 5 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A throwing error in the bottom of the 11th inning allowed the winning run to score, and Sacramento trimmed Oklahoma City 5-4 late Friday night in a Pacific Coast League baseball game at Raley Field. Oklahoma City dropped its sixth consecutive game, this time after coming back from a four-run deficit against the last-place River Cats. Shortstop Charlie Culberson sent an errant throw to pitcher Grant Dayton, who was covering first base. That allowed Gorkys Hernandez to score from second with the winning run. Hernandez led off the inning with a double. Sacramento (21-28) led 4-0 after three innings, before the Dodgers (24-22) responded with two runs in the fourth inning and two more in the

  • Baker’s go-ahead blast sends TCU past Texas

    By The Associated Press | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Luken Baker hit the go-ahead three-run homer in the fifth inning, Brian Trieglaff pitched three shutout innings of relief, and TCU reached the Big 12 tournament championship game with an 8-2 victory over Texas on Saturday night. Baker's third homer of the tournament, and seventh of the season, turned a 2-1 deficit into a 4-2 lead. TCU (41-15) added three more runs in the sixth and will play in the title game for the second time in three years. The Frogs' opponent Sunday will be West Virginia, which eliminated Oklahoma earlier Saturday. Texas (25-32) had beaten the Frogs 2-1 in the afternoon on Kody Clemens' walkoff home run to force a rematch. The Frogs collected 14 hits against seven Texas pitchers in the nightcap

  • Bathroom edict best fought with lawsuit

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

    THE Obama administration's edict on transgender students and bathroom access has generated two responses in Oklahoma — a legislative proposal and a lawsuit. The lawsuit is the better approach. The administration has ordered public schools to allow boys who say they identify as girls to use the girls' bathroom and showers (or vice versa). Schools that fail to comply will lose federal funding. We've criticized the edict as heavy handed, legally dubious and impractical. There simply aren't many transgender students, and the administration's order reduces school officials' ability to address those rare situations in a reasonable manner. Generally, schools have previously allowed such students access to a private restroom.

  • Dodgers send pitcher Urias back to OKC

    Dodgers send pitcher Urias back to OKC

    By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Following a brief major league debut, the Los Angeles Dodgers have optioned 19-year-old pitching prospect Julio Urias back to Triple-A Oklahoma City. In a corresponding move Saturday, the team selected the contract of right-hander Casey Fien from its top farm club. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the team wanted another arm in the bullpen after Urias lasted only 2 2/3 innings Friday night. Los Angeles used five relievers in a 6-5 loss to the New York Mets. Urias, one of baseball's top prospects, threw 42 of 81 pitches for strikes at Citi Field in a much-anticipated big league debut that lasted 59 minutes. He became the first teenage pitcher to start a game in the majors since Seattle's Felix Hernandez in 2005.

  • Logano looks to continue dominance

    By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Updated: 6 hr ago

    CONCORD, N.C. — Joey Logano has shown he has a pretty good feel for the track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Now the question is whether he can go the distance — 600 miles, that is. Logano looks to complete a “Joey sweep” at CMS at the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night after winning last October's 400-mile playoff race and the Sprint Cup All-Star race here last weekend. The 26-year-old will start on the front row alongside pole sitter Martin Truex Jr. for the longest and most grueling NASCAR race of the year. He's hoping the momentum from winning the All-Star race carries over after his previous three Sprint Cup races ended with crashes.

  • Golf roundup

    By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Spieth 3rd-round leader at Colonial FORT WORTH, Texas — Jordan Spieth shot a 5-under 65, even while missing a lot of fairways and a few greens, to take the third-round lead Saturday at Colonial. The second-ranked Spieth was alone in the lead at the Dean & Deluca Invitational after three birdies and a huge par save in a four-hole stretch in the middle of his round. At 12-under 198, he was one stroke ahead of Colonial member Ryan Palmer and Webb Simpson. Palmer overcame consecutive bogeys early to shoot 66. Simpson shot 67 after a 3-foot par putt at the 18th hole for a share of the lead lipped out of the cup. None of Spieth's seven PGA Tour victories have come in his home state of Texas.

  • Pending free agent DeRozan happy with Raptors

    By IAN HARRISON Associated Press | Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

    TORONTO — For a guy about to hit free agency for the first time, DeMar DeRozan doesn't sound as if he's looking for a change of scenery. A day after the deepest playoff run in Toronto Raptors history ended in a Game 6 loss that sent LeBron James and Cleveland to the NBA Finals, DeRozan spoke glowingly about the growth he's witnessed with the only NBA team he's played for. DeRozan averaged a career-best 23.5 points in his seventh season with the Raptors. He's expected to decline the player option on the final season of his four-year, $38 million contract and become a free agent. The two-time All-Star talked up Toronto as his preferred destination.

  • LeBron, Cavs confident, healthy as they return to NBA Finals

    By IAN HARRISON Associated Press | Published: Sun, May 29, 2016

    TORONTO — LeBron James isn't just going back to the NBA Finals. He's returning with a team that's healthy and whole, which makes this trip unlike last year. Maybe it will lead to a different result. James scored 33 points, Kevin Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 113-87 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday night, winning the series 4-2. Kyrie Irving had 30 points and J.R. Smith added 15 for the Cavaliers, who will face the winner of the Golden State-Oklahoma City series beginning Thursday. Cleveland would open at home against the Thunder but would be on the road against the 73-win Warriors, who trail 3-2 against Oklahoma City heading into