• Rep. Tom Cole: Trump can't win the White House

    Updated: 44 min ago

    WASHINGTON — Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore, sat down for an interview in his Capitol Hill office on Thursday and answered questions about the proposed nuclear deal with Iran, Planned Parenthood and whether Congress is in town enough to get its work done. Cole, who has decades of experience in politics _ he was chief of staff at the Republican National Committee for the 2000 election _ also addressed Donald Trump's run for the GOP presidential nomination. The interview will appear in The Oklahoman on Sunday, Aug. 2. Here is an excerpt regarding Trump: The Oklahoman: But the fact that Trump is polling so well suggests that there’s some part of the Republican electorate that wants him to be president.

  • An Oklahoma Immigrant's Experience, Recast As Noir, In 'Dragonfish'

    Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Author Vu Tran's debut novel reflects his own experiences escaping Vietnam as a child. He tells NPR he was drawn to crime fiction as a way to dig into the sometimes-untold stories of immigrants. "We managed to safely make it to Malaysia, where we were in a refugee camp. That was where I was for about four months until my father, who settled in Oklahoma, he sponsored us, and we finally made it to Tulsa, Okla., where I grew up."

  • Oklahoma roads cause five deaths Friday

    STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Five people died in wrecks along state roads Friday. Some identities remain unknown.

  • Suspected flight 370 wing flap arrives at French testing facility near Toulouse

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BALMA, France (AP) — Suspected flight 370 wing flap arrives at French testing facility near Toulouse.

  • Summer well spent: Youths shadow professionals in mentoring program

    By HANNAH COVINGTON, Tulsa World | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Allysa Ware snagged a summer job that few 16-year-olds even attempt to land. For the past five weeks, the high school junior worked at a law office and shadowed an attorney as part of a mentoring program offered by 100 Black Men of Tulsa. “It was nothing like on ‘Law & Order’ or what you see on TV,” said Ware, a student at Booker T. Washington High School. “It definitely gives you insight into a certain job, and I got to see what they do.”

  • Norman residents disturbed after seeing vulgar, racist graffiti on homes, vehicles

    Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Residents in a Norman neighborhood were forced to start their weekend cleaning graffiti off their homes, vehicles and fences.

  • Epidemic Predictor

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 file photo, a health worker sprays the body of a man suspected of dying from Ebola with disinfectant chemicals in Monrovia, Liberia. In the fall of 2014 when Martin Meltzer of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calculated that 1.4 million people might contract Ebola in West Africa, the world paid attention. This was, he said, a worst-case scenario. His estimate was promoted at high-level international meetings. It rallied nations to step up their efforts to fight the disease. But the estimate proved to be 65 times worse than what ended up happening. He dismisses his peers' more complicated calculations as out of touch with political necessities.

  • Iraqi Kurds asks Kurdish Workers' Party to 'withdraw' from territory over Turkish airstrikes

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Kurds asks Kurdish Workers' Party to 'withdraw' from territory over Turkish airstrikes.

  • New Afghan Taliban leader calls for unity, promises to continue insurgency in first message

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — New Afghan Taliban leader calls for unity, promises to continue insurgency in first message.

  • All-State football notebook: Carl Albert’s Lohr, Guthrie’s Curry among West stars in win

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Central Oklahoma and Emporia State (Kan.) football fans had to be excited to see a couple of their future players shining on the field Friday night. Of course, the West All-State team’s offensive stars, Dillon Lohr and L’liott Curry, will be on the other side of the ball when they get to college. Carl Albert’s Lohr starred at running back for the West in Friday’s 27-14 victory over the East at Tulsa Union. Lohr scored the game’s first touchdown, scooping up a fumbled snap for a 1-yard TD run. He added another score in the third quarter, when Anadarko’s Brandon Pollard threw to him in the flat and he went 17 yards to the end zone. Guthrie’s Curry was the go-to receiver all night, no matter who was at

  • All-State football: Jesse Turner becomes Mount St. Mary's first All-State player

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    TULSA — Jesse Turner’s mother fought back tears while posing for a post-game photo at midfield following Friday night’s All-State football game at Union Tuttle Stadium. Her 250-pound son had just stepped on her toe with his cleats. But up until that point, the Turner family and the whole Mount St. Mary football contingent was nothing but smiles as they celebrated Turner’s accomplishment. He became the first Rocket football player to ever participate in the All-State game, playing defensive end for the West team in a 27-14 victory over the East. “This is a great feeling,” Turner said. “It’s the culmination of a lot of work.” Turner was selected as an alternate when the initial All-State

  • Golf roundup

    By The Associated Press | Updated: 13 hr ago

    Woods is in contention at Quicken Loans National Tiger Woods showed a rare flash of anger on a mostly stress-free day when his second shot on the eighth hole failed to clear a massive fairway bunker. The best he could do was to squeeze it onto the front of the green. The mistake on the par-5 hole set up the signature moment of a 5-under 66 on Friday in the Quicken Loans National that put Woods in contention for his first victory in nearly two years. Woods sank the 36-foot birdie putt, which broke hard to the right and trickled over a crest and into the hole. He celebrated with a vintage fist pump and smile.

  • MLB notebook

    Compiled by Nathan Ruiz from wire reports | Updated: 13 hr ago

    Blue Jays add Revere, Lowe on busy deadline day The Blue Jays capped a busy week with pair of trade deadline deals asToronto acquired right-hander Mark Lowe from Seattle and got outfielder Ben Revere from Philadalphia ahead of Friday’s deadline for trades without waivers. Earlier in the week, the Blue Jays obtained All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and former Cy Young Award winner David Price. Toronto began Friday six games behind AL East-leading New York Yankees and two games back in the wild card race. Lowe, obtained for a trio of minor league left-handers, had a 1.00 ERA with 47 strikeouts in 36 innings pitched. Revere, acquired for two minor league right-handers, is batting .296 with 24

  • Texas Rangers find Cole in their stocking

    BY STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Updated: 13 hr ago

    ARLINGTON, Texas — With Cole Hamels, the Texas Rangers have gotten another ace in hopes of getting back to the playoffs — in 2015 and beyond. Texas obtained the Phillies left-hander in an eight-player deal completed before Friday’s non-waiver trade deadline. It took a couple of days to finalize all the details of the agreement reached earlier in the week. The Rangers sent left-hander Matt Harrison and five prospects to Philadelphia. Texas also got left-handed reliever Jake Diekman and will receive $9.5 million — $7 million in 2016 and $2.5 million in 2018 — to offset part of the contract for Hamels, who is due $22.5 million per season through 2018 with a club option for 2019.

  • Former Energy assistant acquitted of murder charges

    BY CHRIS BRANNICK Staff Writer cbrannick@oklahoman.com | Updated: 13 hr ago

    The Oklahoma City Energy FC learned Friday that former assistant coach Chris Spendlove was acquitted on charges of murder and manslaughter in Liverpool, England, and would be rejoining the organization. Spendlove, who was an assistant with the Energy at the time, was arrested in December 2014 after a night out with friends on his 30th birthday turned ugly. Spendlove, Andrew Taylor, who played soccer with Spendlove at Oklahoma City University, and Timmy Donovan got into an altercation with three off-duty police officers while walking home from a bar. Petty Officer Neil Doyle died from injuries sustained in the fight. The other two officers were hospitalized and later released.

  • Dodgers end skid with road victory

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 13 hr ago

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Oklahoma City Dodgers wrapped up a 13-game Pacific Coast League road trip on Friday night with a 6-1 victory over Memphis before 6,276 fans at AutoZone Park. Oklahoma City (63-42) snapped a four-game losing skid and avoided a sweep by the Redbirds (57-50). The first-place Dodgers maintained a four-game lead over Omaha in the American Conference’s Northern Division. Memphis led 1-0 after the first inning on Xavier Scruggs’ run-scoring double. But OKC starting pitcher Joe Wieland (7-4) settled down and received plenty of help on the offensive end. Scott Schebler and Buck Britton paced the Dodgers with two hits each. Wieland helped his own cause with an RBI double. Britton finished with a

  • Breaking down traded players Oklahoma ties

    BY JACOB UNRUH Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Updated: 13 hr ago

    The Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline passed Friday afternoon with a flurry of moves, including multiple moves involving players from Oklahoma or players who have played for the Oklahoma City Triple-A franchise. Most notably, former Deer Creek standout Michael Fulmer was dealt by the New York Mets to Detroit as part of the deal for Yoenis Cespedes, a move that some evaluators believe is a big steal for the Tigers considering Fulmer’s upside.

  • DA charges two brothers with five counts of murder in family slayings

    By SAMANTHA VICENT Tulsa World samantha.vicent@tulsaworld.com | Updated: 13 hr ago

    Two brothers were each charged with five counts of first-degree murder Friday after the fatal stabbings of their parents and three of their siblings last week in their Broken Arrow home, the Tulsa County district attorney’s office announced. Robert Bever, 18, and Michael Bever, 16, are set for arraignment in Tulsa County District Court at 9 a.m. Monday. They are accused of killing their parents, David and April Bever, as well as Daniel Bever, 12; Christopher Bever, 7; and Victoria Bever, 5, on July 22. Sister still hospitalized Each also is charged with one count of assault and battery with intent to kill, accused of stabbing their 13-year-old sister who survived the attack and remains hospitalized.

  • Judge wants to know status of guns belonging to Nichols

    By Robert Boczkiewicz For The Oklahoman | Updated: 13 hr ago

    DENVER — The federal judge who presided over the Oklahoma City bombing trials wants to know whether the FBI has guns it seized 20 years ago from bombing co-conspirator Terry Nichols’ home. Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch issued an order Friday to find out the status of the approximately 10 guns. His action was in response to Nichols’ July 18 request for Matsch to compel the FBI to turn over Nichols’ guns to one of his ex-wives or his sister. He said the FBI in Oklahoma City contacted him two years ago to arrange for disposing of the unspecified types of guns. FBI agents seized the guns from Nichols’ Herington, Kan., home soon after the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.

  • Agency rules 2 died in Lake Eufaula during Rocklahoma

    By SAMANTHA VICENT Tulsa World samantha.vicent@tulsaworld.com | Updated: 13 hr ago

    Two men whose bodies were found inside a submerged vehicle in Lake Eufaula in June drowned after going missing during the Rocklahoma festival near Pryor in May, the Oklahoma medical examiner’s office ruled Friday. Benjamin Baber and Cody Parrick, both 20, had been missing for 16 days before the Oklahoma Highway Patrol recovered their bodies from Baber’s minivan near the Onapa Road boat ramp at the lake overnight June 7. The ramp is about 42 miles southeast of the men’s homes in Okmulgee and eight miles north of Eufaula. The patrol received a call from a person who reported seeing a partially submerged vehicle about 7:45 p.m. June 7, and law enforcement officers found the bodies after pulling the minivan from the water.