• Where bridge fell, May Avenue could reopen to limited traffic this week

    Where bridge fell, May Avenue could reopen to...

    William Crum | Updated: 13 min ago

    May Avenue could reopen this week to limited traffic where the bridge over Northwest Expressway partially collapsed. Plans are to restore one lane of traffic northbound and one lane southbound on the western spans of the bridge. A 52-foot span on the east side fell onto Northwest Expressway last Thursday after being hit by a truck hauling construction equipment. Debris was removed in time to reopen Northwest Expressway to traffic about 8 p.m. Saturday. Oklahoma City Public Works Director Eric Wenger told the city council Tuesday that the two spans on the west side were undamaged by the accident. Lanes will have to be cut through the medians at either end to route traffic onto the undamaged

  • Consider obesity surgery more often for diabetes: Guidelines

    Consider obesity surgery more often for...

    Updated: 17 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New guidelines say weight-loss surgery should become a more routine treatment option for diabetes, even for some patients who are mildly obese. Obesity and Type 2 diabetes are a deadly pair, and numerous studies show stomach-shrinking operations can dramatically improve diabetes. But Tuesday's guidelines mark the first time the surgery is recommended specifically as a diabetes treatment rather than as obesity treatment with a side benefit, and expand the eligible candidates. The recommendations were endorsed by the American Diabetes Association, the International Diabetes Federation and 43 other health groups, and published in the journal Diabetes Care. "We do not claim that surgery should be t

  • 5 facts about the media mogul who may have written "Mary Had a Little Lamb"

    5 facts about the media mogul who may have...

    Published: Tue, May 24, 2016

    Everywhere that Sarah Josepha Hale went, success was sure to go

  • Draymond Green will not be suspended for kicking Steven Adams

    Draymond Green will not be suspended for...

    darnell mayberry | Updated: 28 min ago

    Golden State forward Draymond Green will not be suspended for his actions in Game 3 on Sunday night. The NBA instead fined Green $25,000 and upgraded his Flagrant 1 foul to a Flagrant 2. But Green will be available when the Warriors and Thunder continue their Western Conference Finals series with Game 4 on Tuesday night inside Chesapeake Energy Arena. // The NBA announced the ruling in a press release Monday night. It was unclear whether Green would be able to play Wednesday after he kicked Thunder center Steven Adams in the groin during the Thunder’s 133-105 victory in Game 3 on Sunday night.

  • NOAA 2016 summer outlook: Where are the highest chances for a hot summer in the U.S.? | NOAA Climate.gov

    NOAA 2016 summer outlook: Where are the highest...

    Published: Tue, May 24, 2016

    Most of the continental United States is facing elevated chances of well above average summer temperatures, according to the latest outlook from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center.

  • YouTube star Stuart Edge hopes to inspire with new book

    YouTube star Stuart Edge hopes to inspire with...

    Aaron Christensen, Deseret News | Updated: 44 min ago

    YouTube star Stuart Edge is known for making videos go viral, but now he's trying his hand at a different kind of storytelling with his new motivational book, "On the Edge: How My Crappy Job Changed My Life."

  • Trivia Tuesday: Oklahoma parks, rivers and lakes

    Tiffany Gibson,Linda Lynn | Updated: 51 min ago

    How much do you know about Oklahoma's rivers, lakes and parks? Put your knowledge to the test. Check out the video above for the first set of questions and take our bonus round below. Questions compiled by Linda Lynn Q1: What is the oldest and largest state park in Oklahoma? a.      Turner Falls Park b.      Robbers Cave State Park c.      Lake Murray State Park d.      Little Blue Disney State Park (Note: One of these is the oldest park in Oklahoma, just not the oldest state park.) Q2: Which river is known for Olympic kayak and canoe

  • Is this 2-1 deficit different for the Warriors?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 5 hr ago

    These Golden State Warriors have been down before. En route to the NBA championship last season, the Warriors trailed 2-1 to both Memphis in the West semifinals and Cleveland in the NBA Finals. So Golden State won’t panic just because it trails the Thunder 2-1 in these Western Conference finals. “Pretty much exactly the same,” Warrior coach Steve Kerr said. “You're down 2-1, you're in a hole. You've got to win on the road, so it's the same feeling.” Except it’s not. The Grizzlies and Cavaliers took 2-1 leads by playing big, slowing down and mashing the smallish Warriors. Memphis beat Golden State 97-90 in Oakland in Game 2, then won 99-89 in Game 3. Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph

  • Goodbye, empty nest: Millennials staying longer with parents

    Goodbye, empty nest: Millennials staying longer...

    Updated: 57 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Many of America's young adults appear to be in no hurry to move out of their old bedrooms. For the first time on record, living with parents is now the most common arrangement for people ages 18 to 34, an analysis of census data by the Pew Research Center has found. And the proportion of older millennials — those ages 25 to 34 — who are living at home has reached its highest point (19 percent) on record, Pew analysts said. Nearly one-third of all millennials live with their parents, slightly more than the proportion who live with a spouse or partner. It's the first time that living at home has outpaced living with a spouse for this age group since such record-keeping began in 1880.

  • Suspicious death investigated as homicide in Oklahoma City on Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Police are investigating a man's death in northwest Oklahoma City on Tuesday.

  • Virginia school board requiring students to use bathroom based on birth certificate

    Virginia school board requiring students to use...

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The move comes after Obama told public schools that transgender students should be allowed to use bathrooms that match their gender identity.

  • Paul McCartney Was Depressed and Turned to Alcohol after the Beatles Split Up

    Paul McCartney Was Depressed and Turned to...

    Published: Tue, May 24, 2016

    Paul McCartney said that he took to drinking after becoming depressed after the Beatles disbanded in 1970— where he even contemplated leaving music altogether. Speaking during a  Mastertapes session at the BBC  McCartney said: “I was depressed. You would be. You were breaking from your lifelong friends. So I took to the bevvies. I took to a wee dram. It was great at first, then suddenly I wasn’t having a good time”

  • 26-year-old mom killed by drunk driver pushing 100 mph

    26-year-old mom killed by drunk driver pushing...

    Published: Tue, May 24, 2016

    And in a horrible coincidence, the tow truck driver called to the scene of the wreckage was Jerrica Hicks’ boyfriend.

  • Suspect arrested in death of ex-coal chief executive

    Suspect arrested in death of ex-coal chief...

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An Ohio man was arrested in the death of a former coal company executive found shot at a West Virginia cemetery where his wife is buried, a sheriff said Tuesday. Anthony R. Arriaga, 20, is being held on a first-degree murder warrant in Allen County, Ohio, Mingo County Sheriff James Smith said. Jail records listed Arriaga's hometown as Delphos, Ohio. The records didn't indicate whether he has an attorney. Bennett K. Hatfield, 59, was shot to death Monday at Mountain View Memory Gardens, a cemetery in southern West Virginia's Mingo County. Hatfield resigned in 2015 as president and CEO of Patriot Coal, a month before the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time.

  • OKC Energy's Cody Laurendi named USL Goalkeeper of the Week

    OKC Energy\'s Cody Laurendi named USL Goalkeeper...

    Chris Brannick | Updated: 2 hr ago

    The United Soccer League on Tuesday named Oklahoma City Energy FC goalkeeper Cody Laurendi to the Team of the Week for Week 9. Laurendi had six saves in a win last Saturday against San Antonio FC. The Energy won 1-0. Laurendi, who signed with the Energy last winter, has played in five of the team's seven matches. He missed a couple of weeks with what head coach Jimmy Nielsen called a bad flu. In those five matches though, Laurendi has 17 saves and has allowed four goals, a 0.80 goals allowed average. Laurendi's goals allowed average is fourth in the USL, and his .810 save percentage is second in the league. Just a week ago, the jury was still out on the new keeper with some of the Energy fans. He was

  • Poll: Voters Back Transgender Bathroom Choice, Oppose Laws About It

    Poll: Voters Back Transgender Bathroom Choice,...

    Published: Tue, May 24, 2016

    Forty percent said transgender people should be allowed to use the restroom of the gender with which they identify, while 31 percent disagreed.

  • French police force open fuel depot amid protests, shortages

    French police force open fuel depot amid...

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — French police used water cannons on Tuesday to disperse projectile-throwing protesters blocking a key fuel depot on the Mediterranean, as gasoline shortages spread around the country amid increasingly tense labor actions. Strikes have spread to all eight of France's refineries, and one in five gas stations are now dry or running low. A two-month protest movement against a bill weakening France's famed worker protections reached a new level this week as fuel industry workers joined in — and it's now posing the biggest challenge yet to President Francois Hollande and his government.

  • San Francisco to consider stricter immigrant protections

    San Francisco to consider stricter immigrant...

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials plan to take another run at clarifying the progressive city's protections for people in the country illegally, a policy that led to national criticism last year when a Mexican man was accused of shooting and killing a woman walking along a waterfront pier. The Board of Supervisors will consider a proposal Tuesday that says law enforcement can only turn over criminal suspects to federal immigration authorities if they are charged with a violent crime and have been convicted of a violent crime within the last seven years. That would be the only time city workers, including police officers, could disclose immigration status.

  • Obama reaches out to people a day after Vietnam arms deal

    Obama reaches out to people a day after Vietnam...

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — After knocking down one of the last vestiges of Cold War antagonism with a former war enemy, President Barack Obama on Tuesday took his push for closer ties directly to the Vietnamese people, meeting with activists and entrepreneurs. Amid the geopolitical statecraft, he faces calls to more strongly address what's seen as an abysmal human rights record. Obama spoke with 10 activists Tuesday, including advocates for the disabled, sexual minorities, a pastor and advocates for freedom of speech, press and the Internet, but he said that several others were prevented from coming. "Vietnam has made remarkable strides in many ways," Obama said, but "there are still areas of significant concern.

  • OK legislative leaders say new budget protects education, health

    OK legislative leaders say new budget protects...

    By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Negotiators from the Oklahoma House, Senate and the governor's office have reached tentative agreement on a new budget that will protect health and common education. Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, said the budget will draw on Rainy Day Funds, road bonds, revolving funds and tax reform to mitigate cuts without the need for new taxes. There had been concern that a $1.3 billion budget shortfall facing the state would force huge Medicaid provider rate cuts that would destabilize the health care system. Jolley said sufficient money has been found to prevent that.




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