• Legendary Actress Jayne Meadows Allen Dies at 95

    Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    Jayne Meadows Allen, award winning stage and screen actress, died peacefully of natural causes in her Encino, Calif. home Sunday night at age 95, ET has learned. Jayne was also a regular panelist on the CBS hit program, I've Got a Secret. During her run on the show, Jayne was the highest rated actress on CBS, second only to Lucille Ball. Jayne's husband of 46 years, Steve Allen -- the first host of The Tonight Show -- passed away in 2000.

  • Watch how easy it is to accidentally order an Xbox One through your Apple Watch

    Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    On the first day of the Apple Watch's official availability , we decided to demo some of the leading apps for the smartwatch via Twitter's Periscope app in a loose, improvised session, says C/NET. During a demo of the Amazon app on the Apple Watch , Scott used voice commands to search for a couple of items, getting the best result when he searched for an Xbox One gaming console. He saved the item to a wish list, while specifically warning against tapping the very large one-click ordering button that took up most of the screen. A second later, while waving his finger to emphasise that point, he accidentally touched the Apple Watch screen and an Xbox One console was immediately ordered in his name, thanks to the single-step one-click ordering process.

  • Helicopters ferry injured from Nepal villages near epicenter

    Updated: 10 min ago

    GORKHA, Nepal (AP) — Helicopters crisscrossed the mountains above a remote district Tuesday near the epicenter of the weekend earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 4,400 people, ferrying the injured to clinics and taking emergency supplies back to villages cut off by landslides. Around noon, two helicopters brought in eight women from Ranachour village, two of them clutching babies to their breast, and a third heavily pregnant. "There are many more injured people in my village," said Sangita Shrestha, who was pregnant and visibly downcast as she got off the helicopter. She was quickly surrounded by Nepalese soldiers and policemen and ushered into a waiting van to be taken to a hospital.

  • Jane Goodall Says SeaWorld 'Should Be Closed Down'

    Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    NEW YORK -- Jane Goodall wants to see SeaWorld go extinct, says the Huffington Post. The 81-year-old primatologist said whales and dolphins should never be held in captivity, and that the entertainment company known for its orca shows should be shuttered. “They definitely should be closed down,” Goodall said in an interview with The Huffington Post earlier this month. She’s not alone. SeaWorld’s stock price has been plummeting since July 2013, when CNN released the documentary “Blackfish." The film exposed the misery endured by SeaWorld's trained orca and the dangers posed to trainers working with stressed-out carnivorous whales.

  • Professor at Texas A&M Galveston fails entire class

    Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    GALVESTON, Texas -A professor at Texas A&M Galveston failed an entire class, and he outlined his reasons in a fiery email sent to those students. In the email professor Irwin Horwitz sent to his students, he called them a disgrace to the school. He said he will no longer be teaching the course and will be giving everyone in the class a failing grade. After what he calls a semester of disrespect, backstabbing, lying, and cheating, Horwitz had all he could take.

  • News 9: Luther Schools Band Director Resigns Amid Allegations

    Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    LUTHER - The suspended Luther Middle and High School music director, Kyle Whitmus, is now out of a job, News 9 reports. Kyle Whitmus is being investigated for something involving contact with a 12-year-old girl and cell phones but police have not released any specific details ...

  • Afghan official: At least 52 dead in landslide in northeast

    Updated: 32 min ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A massive landslide in a remote province in northeastern Afghanistan killed at least 52 people on Tuesday, a provincial official said. The stricken area in Badakhshan province is cut off from the rest of the country, covered in snow and is only accessible from the air, significantly hampering any rescue efforts, said Shah Waliullah Adeeb, the provincial governor. Badakhshan is one of the poorest and least-developed regions of Afghanistan. It regularly suffers huge landslides when snow begins to melt in the spring. Tuesday's landslide struck early in the morning in the province's Khawahan district, near Afghanistan's border with Tajikistan. The isolated area is located about 200 kilometers (12

  • UPDATE: Tractor-trailer jackknifed on eastbound I-40 near McLoud Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 53 min ago

    A tractor-trailer has jackknifed Tuesday on Interstate 40 near McLoud. Traffic is backing up in the area.

  • Supreme Court to hear historic same-sex marriage arguments

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments in cases that could make same-sex marriage the law of the land. The justices are meeting Tuesday to offer the first public indication of where they stand in the dispute over whether states can continue defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman, or whether the Constitution gives gay and lesbian couples the right to marry. The court is hearing extended arguments, scheduled to last 2 ½ hours, which also will explore whether states that do not permit same-sex marriage must nonetheless recognize such unions from elsewhere. Same-sex couples can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia.

  • Popular zoo elephants likely to get harder to see in future

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — Visitors flocked to the leafy enclosure at Seattle's zoo to watch the two elephants, Chai and Bamboo, as they used their long trunks to play with balls and snack on carrots and apples. The elephants would sometimes exhibit other behavior. Chai would pace from side to side and bob her head up and down — a sign, animal activists say, of the stress of being confined inside the 1-acre area. It is common behavior, and a growing number of people feel the giant animals — hard-wired to roam free across thousands of square miles in Africa and Asia — don't have a place in American zoos.

  • UPDATE: One person dead in northwest Oklahoma City motel shooting Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    A person has been killed at a northwest Oklahoma City motel. The motel is on Northwest Expressway west of N MacArthur Boulevard Tuesday.

  • Former pastor sentenced to 23 years in lewd molestation case

    By AMANDA BLAND - Tulsa World | Updated: 1 hr ago

    A district judge told a former Tulsa pastor convicted of lewd molestation that he found no reason to change a jury’s recommendation of 23 years in prison and sentenced him accordingly on Monday. The jury, which convened earlier this month, found 33-year-old Damien Keith Bonner Sr. guilty of two of nine molestation counts filed against him. He was convicted of having sex with a parishioner of Galilee Baptist Church, 721 E. Pine St., after he took over leadership of the congregation in 2013 when the girl was 14 to 15 years old. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • More rain possible Tuesday morning in soaked state

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    More rain is possible in Oklahoma Tuesday. Showers are likely in central Oklahoma before 10 a.m., the National Weather Service reports.

  • Latest on police-custody death: City cleans up after riots

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    6:00 a.m. Local television footage showed firefighters on the scene of one many fires that broke out overnight and residents sweeping up debris on city streets as dawn broke Tuesday in Baltimore. Transport vehicles of Maryland National Guard troops arrived a day after a funeral for Freddie Gray, who died of a mysterious spinal injury while he was in police custody. In the hours after the service attended by thousands, rioting and looting broke out in the city and firefighters battled blazes overnight thought to be linked to the riots. National Guard spokesman Col. Charles Kohler says guard members are hooking up with police and providing additional security at critical infrastructure.

  • Bad weather hampers search for missing boaters in Alabama

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — The same thing that turned an annual sailboat race into a disaster on Alabama's Mobile Bay is now hampering the search for four missing boaters: bad weather. The U.S. Coast Guard said it searched more than 3,000 square miles of water looking for the missing sailors before strong storms forced a halt Monday. Crews planned to be back out when the weather breaks. Exactly when that might happen is unclear. The National Weather Service said as much as 4 inches of rain could fall by Tuesday night, and forecasters said there's a threat from strong rip currents funneling water away from the coast.

  • Afghan official: Landslide in remote northeastern province has killed at least 52 people

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official: Landslide in remote northeastern province has killed at least 52 people.

  • Bucks avoid elimination again, beat Bulls

    By The Associated Press | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Michael Carter-Williams had 22 points and eight assists, Khris Middleton scored 21 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks avoided elimination again with a 94-88 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series. With a 3-2 lead, the Bulls will try to close it out again Thursday at Milwaukee. But the Bucks aren't going quietly after dropping the first three games. They took Game 4 on a last-second layup by Jerryd Bayless and withstood several pushes by the Bulls in the fourth quarter of this one. The Bucks regrouped after a nine-point lead dwindled to three, and they hung on again after a seven-point lead shrunk to four with

  • Riots in Baltimore over man's death in police custody

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody. The governor declared a state of emergency and called in the National Guard to restore order — but authorities were still struggling to quell pockets of unrest after midnight. The violence, which began in West Baltimore — within a mile of where Freddie Gray was arrested and pushed into a police van earlier this month — had by the end of the day spread to East Baltimore and neighborhoods close to downtown and near the baseball stadium.

  • Tulsa County undersheriff quits in wake of review

    Tulsa World |
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    TULSA — Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz announced Monday the resignation of Undersheriff Tim Albin in the wake of documents released that allege Albin intimidated employees to elevate a reserve deputy in the program. “Given the gravity of the current situation … he agreed that maybe it's time for a change,” Glanz said. The resignation would be effective at the end of the week, he said. “I will continue to examine my organization, and there will be more changes in the coming days as I work to restore the integrity to the sheriff's office which the public has come to expect,” Glanz said.

  • Edmond boy learns to live with tics, Tourette syndrome

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Grant Shields, a 14-year-old Edmond teen, is hoping to educate his fellow Oklahomans about Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics. Shields was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome in 2010.