• Questions and answers with Oklahoma's governor candidates

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Gov. Mary Fallin and Rep. Joe Dorman answer questions left over from debate in Stillwater.

  • Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — About 120 people are now being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may have had contact with one of the three people in Dallas who had the disease, Texas health officials said Monday. Officials said 43 of 48 people on an original watch list have passed the 21-day maximum incubation period for the viral disease and are now in the clear. But others who cared for a Liberian man who died Oct. 8 at a Dallas hospital remain at risk, along with two nurses he infected and their close contacts. That brings the total to 120 people now being monitored, with their wait period ending Nov. 7, said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. He said the number may fluctuate.

  • OU football: Joe Mixon misdemeanor trial could be delayed

    Ryan Aber | Updated: 3 hr ago

    NORMAN — The misdemeanor trial for Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon is tentatively scheduled to begin Oct. 27 but could be delayed into December. At a jury selection hearing Monday at the Cleveland County Courthouse, district judge Steven Stice scheduled a Friday pretrial hearing where the date of the trial will become clearer. Mixon, who is suspended from the football team for the season, was charged with one count of acts resulting in gross injury after a July 25 incident at Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe just north of OU’s campus. The incident left 20-year-old OU student Amelia Rae Molitor with multiple facial fractures. Mixon’s attorney, Kevin Finlay, estimated the trail could

  • Dartmouth student newspaper: 'Abolish the Greek system'

    By ARIANNA PICKARD, NewsOK Web Editor | Updated: 3 hr ago

    The student newspaper for Dartmouth College published a front-page editorial on Friday calling for the Ivy League school to “abolish the greek system.” The newspaper's editor explains in a letter that the paper’s editorial board decided to put the editorial on the front page over homecoming weekend while hundreds of alumni are returning to campus to show readers “how much is at stake.” “Think through what could be accomplished at Dartmouth if we abolish the Greek system,” she writes. She states that as an affiliated with the greek system and knows the meaning many find in the system, but she still believes the system has got to go.

  • Live Coverage: Mike Gundy's Press Conference

    staff reports | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Oklahoma State is entering a tough stretch of Big 12 play. How will the Cowboys respond? Follow our live coverage of Mike Gundy's press conference at 1 p.m. with The Oklahoman sports team.

  • Live Coverage: Bob Stoops' Press Conference

    staff reports | Updated: 4 hr ago

    How will the Sooners respond to their second loss of the season? OU coach Bob Stoops steps up for his weekly press conference at noon. Follow our live coverage here.

  • WHO: Nigeria's Ebola outbreak is officially over

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria is free of Ebola, the World Health Organization declared Monday of a rare victory in the months-long battle against the fatal disease. Nigeria's containment of Ebola is a "spectacular success story," WHO's director for Nigeria, Rui Gama Vaz, told a news conference in the capital, Abuja. The disease came to Lagos, Africa's most populous city, through an airline passenger who had carried Ebola from Liberia to Nigeria. The July 23 announcement about the disease hitting Nigeria "rocked public health communities all around the world," the WHO said in a statement. Many feared the worst in in an urban sprawl characterized by large populations living in crowded and unsanitary conditions in many s

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry

    staff reports | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Preseason is winding down, and the Thunder still have questions. Ask Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry yours on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • IBM to pay $1.5B to shed its costly chip division

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — IBM will pay $1.5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division. IBM Director of Research John E. Kelly III said in an interview Monday that handing over control of the semiconductor operations will allow it to grow faster, while IBM continues to invest in and expand its chip research. IBM will make payments to the chipmaker over three years, but it took a $4.7 billion charge for the third quarter when it reported earnings Monday. The company fell short of Wall Street profit expectations and revenue slid 4 percent, sending shares down 7 percent at the open of trading. IBM's performance dragged down shares across the semiconductor industry.

  • Michelle Knight says she now forgives kidnapper

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — One of the three women held captive in a Cleveland home for about a decade told a crowd she has been able to forgive her kidnapper and find peace in her life. Michelle Knight, who was kidnapped in August 2002 when she was 21, said she realizes now that Ariel Castro had a disease, and therapy has taught her that what he did hadn't been his fault, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/ZLrDkm) reported. Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus broke out of the house in May 2013 after suffering years of torture. Knight said it wasn't until about a year and a half after her rescue from Castro's home that she reached a breakthrough. "I was able to say his name, Ariel Castro," the 33-year-old Knight s

  • OSU's most well-known graduate is 2014 Homecoming Grand Marshal

    By Emily Ramseyer | Updated: 5 hr ago

    'On a scale of one to 10, OSU Homecoming is, without question, No. 10 on that scale’

  • #SundayStories series offers an insight into stories behind great posts

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: 5 hr ago

    The #MyOklahoma hashtag is more than a year old. We’ve chosen a photo to feature in the newspaper every day and we’ve promoted all the great photos within NewsOK photo galleries and on Twitter, Facebook and the place where it all started – Instagram. And now we have a spin-off. The #SundayStories series on the […]

  • Report: Archie Manning steps down from College Football Playoff selection committee

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Archie Manning will resign from the from the College Football Playoff Committee that will determine the four finalists for the 2014 national championship, ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting, citing a source. An announcement was scheduled to be made Monday morning.  According to the report, Manning is experiencing complications from from knee replacement surgery that will require another surgery. 

  • Manning breaks Favre's mark with 509th TD pass

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre's NFL record for touchdown passes with No. 509. He didn't stop there, either. Manning threw four TD passes in Denver's 42-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night, two to Demaryius Thomas, one to Wes Welker and another to Emmanuel Sanders. That gives him 510. The record-breaker was an 8-yarder to Thomas with 3:09 left in the first half. Manning's receivers played keep-away with the milestone memento before Manning got the ball and congratulations from his teammates. Favre sent along his congratulations via a scoreboard video he taped from his home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Manning went into the game with 506 and needed just four drives

  • Raises quietly handed out to dozens of Oklahoma agency chiefs

    By BARBARA HOBEROCK and CURTIS KILLMAN - Tulsa World | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Dozens of state agency directors quietly received raises averaging 18 percent during the last fiscal year, according to a report released by the Office of Management and Enterprise Services. They were doled out to four dozen agency heads. The raises total $776,714. The average raise was $16,182. Gov. Mary Fallin said that while some of the raises may have merit, she is skeptical that 48 directors had to have raises immediately above the other needs at their agencies. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Vatican warns of 'new genocide' by IS

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has demanded that world governments do more to prevent a possible "new genocide" in northern Iraq and Syria, and for Muslim leaders in particular to repudiate the Islamic State militants who are killing and exiling the region's Christians. Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin told a special meeting of cardinals Monday that beyond a military response, governments must provide more humanitarian aid for refugees and address the core causes of the conflict: the flow of weapons to the region and instability stemming from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Parolin also said Catholic leaders are particularly alarmed that western governments are offering visas to persecuted religious minorities.

  • Police: Oklahoma man arrested in sexual assault

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    SAND SPRINGS — A man who police say robbed and sexually assaulted an Oklahoma liquor store clerk has been arrested. The Sand Springs Police Department said Sunday that the 29-year old man had been arrested. He is being held on two counts of armed robbery and three counts of sexual battery. Police say the man waited until other customers left Dreams Wine and Liquor Store before pulling a knife on the female clerk. They say she gave him money and he forced her to the back of the store and sexually assaulted her. Officers went to the man’s home in Sand Springs on Sunday. They say he was carrying a bag that had clothes and a knife that matched the clerk’s descriptions.

  • Iraq officials: Triple car bombing in revered Shiite city of Karbala kills at least 16 people

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq officials: Triple car bombing in revered Shiite city of Karbala kills at least 16 people.

  • Kerry: "Irresponsible," "morally difficult" not to help Kurds fighting IS extremists in Kobani

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Kerry: "Irresponsible," ''morally difficult" not to help Kurds fighting IS extremists in Kobani.

  • Temperatures in low 80s Monday in central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Temperatures will be in the low 80s Monday in central Oklahoma. Skies will be sunny.