• Obama announces new education effort to 'let girls learn'

    Updated: 16 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has announced a new government-wide initiative to help millions of girls around the world attend and stay school. His wife, Michelle, will also visit Japan and Cambodia in a few weeks to promote it. Obama says more than 60 million girls worldwide do not attend school. He says every girl has value and that not getting an education limits their advancement opportunities and makes them more vulnerable to societal ills. Under what's being called "Let Girls Learn," a range of existing government programs will be tied together under a single, coordinated strategy. Separately, the Peace Corps and Mrs.

  • AP source: Homeless man killed by LA police served time for robbery, was French national

    Updated: 17 min ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — AP source: Homeless man killed by LA police served time for robbery, was French national.

  • Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

    Updated: 25 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget year, without overturning the president's immigration policies. The House on Tuesday voted 257-167 for the measure that Obama is expected to sign. Without action, funding for the department would have expired Friday at midnight. The outcome was a victory for Obama and Democrats, and a defeat for the GOP strategy of trying to overturn Obama's executive actions on immigration by linking them to funding for Homeland. Republicans were unable to overcome united opposition from Senate Democrats to their strategy.

  • Congress sends Obama bill to fund Homeland Security through year's end, without conditions

    Updated: 27 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sends Obama bill to fund Homeland Security through year's end, without conditions.

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: Is this the deepest Thunder team ever?

    Anthony Slater | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studio’s highly-acclaimed comedy ‘Ted’, but inspired by our continued hope for wall-to-wall coverage of OKC’s only professional team. Below is our list of episodes (click the link to listen). If you prefer iTunes for your podcast listening experience, click here and subscribe. Hope […]

  • Texas Nurse Nina Pham Sues Dallas Hospital Over Ebola Infection

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    The first person infected with Ebola in the United States, nurse Nina Pham, sued a Texas hospital on Monday, saying it did not do enough to prevent her from contracting the deadly virus and invaded her privacy after she was diagnosed with it, Reuters reports. In the suit against Texas Health Resources (THR) in Dallas County Court, Pham claims the hospital did not initially provide nurses with proper protective equipment or properly train staff on how to treat the disease.

  • Here's When 'Orange Is The New Black' Returns

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Mark your calendars, cancel your plans and get the snacks ready: "Orange Is the New Black," "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp," the Wachowski's "Sense8," Jennette McCurdy's thriller "Between" and a handful of other new Netflix originals have premiere dates, The Huffington Post reports. Check it out: May: "Between"June 5: "Sense8"June 12: "Orange Is the New Black" Season 3June 17: "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp"

  • Edward Snowden In Talks To Return To U.S., Lawyer Says

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    A Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden said on Tuesday the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government's mass surveillance programs was working with American and German lawyers to return home, Reuters reports. Anatoly Kucherena, who has links to the Kremlin, was speaking at a news conference to present a book he has written about his client. Moscow granted Snowden asylum in 2013, straining already tense ties with Washington. "I won't keep it secret that he... wants to return back home. And we are doing everything possible now to solve this issue. There is a group of U.S. lawyers, there is also a group of German lawyers and I'm dealing with it on the Russian side."

  • AP Exclusive: Airlines reject rechargeable battery shipments

    Updated: 39 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two major U.S airlines say they will no longer accept rechargeable battery shipments as new government tests confirm that explosions and violent fires are likely to occur when large numbers of batteries enclosed in cargo containers overheat. Tests conducted last month by the Federal Aviation Administration show that rechargeable batteries, also called lithium-ion batteries, consistently emit explosive gases when they overheat or short-circuit, The Associated Press has learned. In the recent tests, as well as other FAA tests last year, the buildup of gases — primarily hydrogen — led to fierce explosions.

  • DOJ Finds Ferguson Police Routinely Discriminate

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    A Justice Department investigation has found that the Ferguson Police Department discriminates against black residents and routinely violates the Constitution and federal law, an official told The Huffington Post. The results of the investigation were detailed in a meeting between Ferguson and Justice Department officials on Tuesday. A Ferguson official confirmed to The Huffington Post that city and Justice Department officials were meeting on Tuesday afternoon. The so-called “pattern or practice” investigation of the Ferguson Police Department was announced by the Justice Department in September last year, just weeks after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

  • Why You Can't Get Your Favorite Tea at Starbucks

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    If it has Oprah’s name on it, it is bound for success; but since January when Starbucks started carrying Teavana’s Oprah Chai, along with nine other flavors, many stores have not been able to keep the teas in stock. Yahoo Food reports Starbucks, which has almost 22,000 stores in 66 countries, previously blamed the shortage on problems at the ports, but now a company spokesperson is saying it is just because of the transition from their former marquis tea brand Tazo. “We are experiencing slower than usual replenishment, but we are in the process of replenishing our teas, and apologize to customers for any inconvenience,” said Alisa Martinez, a Starbucks spokesperson.

  • 'Cowboyistan' is key to oil boom, Hamm says

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: 44 min ago

    Oklahoma wildcatter Harold Hamm on Monday touted rigs, rednecks and royalties for the success of “Cowboyistan,” which he called the driving force behind the recent domestic oil boom.

  • Hillary Clinton camp fires back over email claims

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Hillary Clinton’s spokesman says the former secretary of state did not violate federal records laws by using a personal email account when she was at the State Department, Yahoo News reports.  “Like secretaries of state before her, she used her own email account when engaging with any department officials,” Nick Merrell, Clinton’s spokesman, said in a statement Monday. “For government business, she emailed them on their department accounts, with every expectation they would be retained. When the department asked former secretaries last year for help ensuring their emails were in fact retained, we immediately said yes.” The statement comes in response to a New York Times report that Clinton did not have a government email address during her four-year tenure as secretary.

  • Hockey player traded to Wild after daughter writes to team

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    The NHL Trade Deadline can sometimes feel mechanical and cold. These are names on the transaction wire, additions to rosters. What gets lost is that these are moves that interrupt lives and affect families, Puck Daddy reports. Thanks to Jordyn Leopold, we’ve all been reminded about the human side of the trade deadline. Jordyn Leopold is the 11-year-old daughter of Jordan Leopold, a defenseman who played for theColumbus Blue Jackets this season. In January, she wrote a letter to the Minnesota Wild front office asking the team to trade for her father, a University of Minnesota product who was born in Golden Valley, Minnesota. 

  • Bill Clinton's portrait includes shadow of blue dress

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    The artist who painted the official White House portrait of President Bill Clinton says he quietly included a reference to the Monica Lewinsky scandal — and the infamous blue dress — in his painting, Yahoo News reports. “If you look at the left-hand side of it, there’s a mantel in the Oval Office,” Nelson Shanks told the Philadelphia Daily News. “I put a shadow coming into the painting, and it does two things. It actually literally represents a shadow from a blue dress I had on a mannequin, that I had there while I was painting it, but not when he was there. It is also a bit of a metaphor in that it represents a shadow on the office he held, or on him.” The revelation of Clinton’s affair with Lewinsky, a White House intern, created a firestorm in American politics and led to the president’s impeachment in 1998.

  • India orders TV stations not to give rapist a platform

    Updated: 54 min ago

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities ordered television stations Tuesday not to broadcast a documentary about a gang rape on a New Delhi bus in which one of the attackers blames the victim and says she could have avoided being killed if she had not fought back, a government official said. The order followed an outcry over giving a convicted prisoner a nationwide platform to express repugnant views about a horrific crime that shocked Indians and prompted hundreds of thousands to take to the streets in protest. In response to the 2012 attack, India's government rushed through legislation doubling prison terms for rapists to 20 years and criminalizing voyeurism, stalking and the trafficking of women.

  • LIVE: Winter weather updates

    FROM LOCAL REPORTS | Updated: 56 min ago

    Follow live weather updates and reports of hazardous road conditions below as another winter storm moves across central Oklahoma.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US law enforcement officials: Probe finds racial bias in Ferguson, Mo., police, court, jail.

  • Person who died in house fire Tuesday was an elderly woman, a neighbor said

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    One person died in a house fire Tuesday in the 1100 block of SW 50. A neighbor said the victim was an elderly woman.

  • Markel Brown: Look who's starting in Brooklyn

    Berry Tramel | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Marcus Smart is starting for the Boston Celtics. That’s not particularly surprising. Markel Brown is starting for the Brooklyn Nets. Who saw that coming? OSU’s backcourt from last season has advanced to the NBA, and Smart, a lottery pick, is having a solid rookie season. But Brown, drafted 44th overall, in the dreaded second round, […]