• Could Ebola become an AIDS-like sexually transmitted disease?

    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Scientists have confirmed that Ebola can be transmitted more easily through sexual relations than was previously thought.

  • On 'Star Wars' Day, May the Fourth be with you

    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    It’s an official unofficial holiday Monday – if you speak Wookie, pilot a tie fighter, or dream of vacationing in Cloud City. May 4 is Star Wars Day. Fans of the franchise greet each other with “May the fourth be with you” all day, a nod to the movie line, “May the force be with you.” The holiday has grassroots origins, thanks to the Internet allowing fans to unite and connect with each other. According to starwars.com, the earliest reference to May 4 actually comes from 1979, when author Alan Arnold was chronicling the making of the second film in the franchise (but, in order of the storyline, film 5), The Empire Strikes Back.

  • McDonald’s has "revival" plan for fast-food

    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    After a string of attention-getting announcements in the past two months, McDonald’s Corp. Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook is expected on Monday to give the first thorough look at his strategy to revive the fast-food giant. Analysts agree the meeting will be a must-watch for those interested in the Golden Arches’ future—though they have little idea what the new CEO is likely to say, and how far it will go beyond the moves he has announced already on issues from raising wages to trimming menu items.

  • Boko Haram freed women tell of captivity horror

    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Former hostages held by Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria describe their ordeal at the hands of the militant group before their rescue.

  • Mayweather-Pacquiao was 'pay for snooze'

    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    If this wasn't the fight that killed boxing, nothing will. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: the uber-bout that wasn’t. The so-called fight of the century was pay-per-snooze, a complete waste of everyone’s time and money — except in a boxing community now rolling in obscene amounts of cash, surely in disbelief they fooled us rubes again. The six years that had passed since Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao should have originally fought might have built the anticipation for Saturday night, but it actually robbed us the possibility of a fight that might live up to the hype.

  • Edmond Exchange

    BY DIANA BALDWIN | Updated: 19 min ago

    Edmond Exchange, a weekly wrap-up of what is going on in Edmond.

  • State, Norman officials look to move Griffin Memorial Hospital and sell the 240 acres it sits on for development

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: 34 min ago

    Griffin Memorial Hospital, which has been at the same site in Norman for more than a century, eventually would be relocated to nearby land that belongs to the state of Oklahoma. That will free up the property for redevelopment.

  • Oklahoma State football: A combined 40 players from the rosters of OSU’s 13 opponents last season selected in 2015 NFL Draft

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    If strength of schedule were determined by the number of players opposing teams have selected in the upcoming NFL Draft, Oklahoma State’s 2014 slate of games would rank among the toughest in all of college football. That’s was clear Saturday night following the seven-round selection process, as a combined 40 players from the rosters of […]

  • While other cities riot, Tulsa talks

    By GINNIE GRAHAM, Tulsa World | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    As Baltimore rages and Ferguson, Missouri, struggles to recover, Tulsa has survived the type of anger leading communities to ashes. Tulsa burned once, during the notorious 1921 race riot that destroyed much of the Greenwood District. By comparison, the past few weeks have moved a racially, economically and generationally mixed crowd to protest for change in front of the county Sheriff’s Office using signs and chants. No blows have been exchanged, no glass broken, no property damaged, no fires set and no looting taken place. Arguably, the message of discontent is getting through to officials more effectively with nonviolence.

  • Dallas struggles with police officers’ departures for better pay, morale

    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    After eight years with the Dallas Police Department, Kenneth King headed west earlier this year in search of a better life. He didn’t have to go far. King is one of eight officers who in recent months have joined the Fort Worth Police Department, where his base salary is $62,000 a year — about $11,000 more than he earned in Dallas even with overtime. But it’s not just the greenbacks; the pastures are also greener in Fort Worth, he said. “I felt like the morale at DPD was at the lowest I had seen it.” Several others making the jump to Fort Worth also cited low morale and lousy pay in Dallas.

  • The Spice Girls Just Reunited And It Will Seriously Spice Up Your Life

    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Stop right now, thank you very much -- the Spice Girls just reunited, and it was amazing! Saturday was David Beckham's birthday , thus the perfect occasion to get (almost all) of Victoria Beckham's former girl band members together. Posh Spice was joined by Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm and Emma Bunton (sadly, no Scary Spice in sight) to celebrate the soccer star's 40th birthday in Marrakech, Morocco. The group did have a fifth honorary member, however, when Eva Longoria joined for photos.

  • Oklahoma Child Death Review Board reports on leading causes of children's deaths

    BY JENNIFER PALMER, Staff Writer | Updated: 3 hr ago

    The leading causes of death among Oklahoma children are unsafe sleep practices and traffic fatalities—both preventable, according to the state Child Death Review Board.

  • Norman, Midwest City disagree on viability of water reuse study

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Officials from Midwest City and Norman disagree as to the worthiness of a study on reusing treated wastewater by discharging it back into the Lake Thunderbird watershed.

  • Oklahoma State football Q&A: Seventh round draft pick Josh Furman (Denver Broncos)

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Former Oklahoma State linebacker Josh Furman was selected by the Denver Broncos with the 252nd pick of the seventh round in the the 2015 NFL Draft on Saturday. Furman, the only Cowboy selected in the draft, opened up about his football past and future in a media teleconference with Denver reporters. On his NFL position: […]

  • 2015 Panhellenic Alumnae Women of the Year Luncheon held in Oklahoma City

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

     Karen Renfroe, Whitney Moss, Terry Ann Johnston, Katy Woodard, Janie Axton, Linda Rodgers, Cindy Reilley, Samara Terrill, Sarah Musler, Virginia Ann “Ginann” Manchester, Lisa J. Wasemiller M.D., Kathleen Stevenson, Hilda Lewis, Kacey Luster, Sunshine Myers, Elizabeth Windes, Winter Kozac. (Photos provided). The Greater Oklahoma City Alumnae Panhellenic Association celebrated the 80th year anniversary at a […]

  • Baltimore lifts curfew imposed 6 days ago following riots sparked by death of man in custody

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore lifts curfew imposed 6 days ago following riots sparked by death of man in custody.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ROME (AP) — Italy's Coast Guard: at least 10 migrants found dead in sea off Libya.

  • Yemen officials say at least 20 Arab coalition troops land in Aden on 'reconnaissance' mission

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen officials say at least 20 Arab coalition troops land in Aden on 'reconnaissance' mission.

  • Correction: APNewsAlert story

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Correction: APNewsAlert story.

  • Italy's Coast Guard: 3,690 migrants rescued at sea Saturday in multiple operations

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ROME (AP) — Italy's Coast Guard: 3,690 migrants rescued at sea Saturday in multiple operations.