• Super Bowl advertisers want to avoid offending estimated 110 million viewers

    By MAE ANDERSON
    Associated Press |
    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    NEW YORK — Super Bowl advertisers are being careful not to offend. GoDaddy decided not to run an ad that showed a dog being sold online so as not to offend dog lovers. The Victoria's Secret angels are fully clothed in its teaser spot, at least, although they reveal more in their actual Super Bowl ad. And an anti-domestic abuse commercial will have a high profile-spot during the game after a year of domestic violence scandals in the NFL. Advertisers have to find a balance between grabbing people's attention and not going too far to shock or offend a broad base of more than 110 million viewers. They want to be sure to make the

  • Two people shot in Edmond on Wednesday; two persons taken into custody after pursuit

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Police report two people were shot in Edmond. Their injuries are not life-threatening. Two other persons were arrested.

  • Facebook launching Trending Super Bowl for the big game

    By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Facebook to offer game content hub PHOENIX — As Facebook's latest step into sports, the social media giant is launching Trending Super Bowl — a real-time hub for content from Sunday's game between the Patriots and Seahawks. The hub will allow followers to see how the game is going on a scoreboard module, while also viewing Super Bowl-related posts, photos and video posted by professional media, celebrities and friends. The module also will include a running play-by-play from the game, and videos of some of the commercials from the broadcast. Facebook is trying to improve the experience

  • Window shopping — retail business briefs for Jan. 29

    | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Window shopping — retail business briefs for Jan. 29, 2015

  • BOK Financial's profits drop slightly

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    BOK Financial shares shed $1.07 Wednesday to close at $54.76.

  • Thirsty Beagle: Refrigeration legislation could topple Oklahoma beer distribution barrier

    By Nick Trougakos
    Local Editor |
    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Oklahoma Senate Bill 383, drafted by freshman state Sen. Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City, would pave the way for state liquor stores to sell beer chilled below room temperature.

  • Record-breaking temperatures continue Wednesday, but cold weather returns Thursday

    By Silas Allen
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Wednesday brought a third consecutive day of record-breaking temperatures to the Oklahoma City area, the National Weather Service reported. Oklahoma City’s high temperature rose to 79 degrees Wednesday afternoon, edging out the previous record of 78 degrees.

  • BOK Financial's profits drop slightly

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    BOK Financial shares shed $1.07 Wednesday to close at $54.76.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 29

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 29, 2015

  • Window shopping — retail business briefs for Jan. 29

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Window shopping — retail business briefs for Jan. 29, 2015

  • Vets won't trigger coverage law under bill

    By ALAN FRAM
    Associated Press |
    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    WASHINGTON — In a rare show of bipartisanship over President Barack Obama's health care law, a Senate committee voted unanimously Wednesday to exclude veterans from the 50-worker threshold that triggers required coverage for employees under that statute. The Senate Finance Committee vote was 26-0, a departure from the usual party-line fights over Obama's showcase 2010 law. Yet senators' comments suggested that party-line battling over many aspects of the statute — and other laws — could erupt when the measure reaches the full Senate.

  • Subsidies for health coverage garners support

    By ALAN FRAM
    Associated Press |
    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Most Americans including significant numbers of Republicans would want lawmakers to restore federal aid for buying coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law if the Supreme Court annuls some of the subsidies, according to a poll released Wednesday. Overall, the 2010 revamping of the nation's health care system remains broadly unpopular, according to the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation's survey. The public disapproves of the law by 46 percent to 40 percent, with most Democrats supporting and Republicans in opposition. But should the Supreme Court strike down subsidies for millions of people who buy coverage on the federal government's

  • Record-breaking temperatures continue Wednesday, but cold weather returns Thursday

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Wednesday brought a third consecutive day of record-breaking temperatures to the Oklahoma City area, the National Weather Service reported. Oklahoma City’s high temperature rose to 79 degrees Wednesday afternoon, edging out the previous record of 78 degrees.

  • It's OK to wear a hoodie, lawyer says

    BY PAULA BURKES | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Crowe’s Jenna Rader says pending “hoodie bill” wouldn’t affect the average person. It’s aimed at those who intentionally isguise their identity in public places.

  • George F. Will: Bud Selig's winning legacy

    By George Will | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    WASHINGTON — The business of baseball and the nation's business used to be conducted in Washington with similar skill. The Washington Senators were run by Clark Griffith, who said: “Fans like home runs, and we have assembled a pitching staff to please our fans.” Today, however, Washington's team is a model of best practices. The government? Less so. The nation had what historians have called a “critical period,” and so has the national pastime. The nation's was in the 1780s, after the Revolution but before the Constitutional Convention, when the 13 states were linked, barely, by the Articles of Confederation.

  • Oklahoma must forge new course on corrections

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    DURING a recent discussion about whether significant criminal justice reform could happen in Oklahoma in 2015, state Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman said he hoped so. “I think we ought to look to Texas as a model,” Bingman said. Yes, look to Texas. No state in America may have a more pronounced law-and-order image, and yet lawmakers there — Republican lawmakers — finally came to realize that spending more money to warehouse prisoners wasn't the best fiscal or moral policy.

  • Washington Examiner: U.S. has time to avoid Greek tragedy

    Washington Examiner editorial | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    SUNDAY'S election in Greece saw the rise of political extremism in the birthplace of democracy. The far-leftists of Syriza and the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party will now control two of the three largest blocs in the Greek parliament. The mainstream parties, left and right, were obliterated. Thus opens a new and worrying chapter in that nation's modern story. Greece's experience this decade demonstrates what can happen when nations allow latent fiscal crises to fester — when they avoid addressing the problem until there are no good options remaining. Perhaps this story sounds familiar. In better times, when the course could have been corrected with far less pain, they

  • Oklahoma news briefs for Jan. 29

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Oklahoma news briefs for Jan. 29, 2015

  • Balloon crew could soon cross the Pacific

    By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Only a few hundred miles and less than two days stand in the way of the international team piloting the helium-filled Two Eagles balloon in a bid to break a pair of major records. Accomplished balloon pilots Troy Bradley, of Albuquerque, and Leonid Tiukhtyaev, of Russia, are aiming for the shores of North America after launching last weekend from Saga, Japan. They're on course to break a distance record of 5,208 miles that has stood for more than three decades. Things to know about the challenge: THE DESTINATION: The exact destination in North America where the balloon will land is anyone's guess. It depends on the winds encountered

  • Nation briefs

    | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    MONITOR COLORADO | Denver — An independent city official who monitors the Denver Police Department said he will investigate its policies and practices related to shooting at moving vehicles after a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed. Nicholas Mitchell said Tuesday that such shootings pose unique safety risks to officers and the community. The shooting of Jessica Hernandez on Monday was the fourth time in seven months that a Denver officer fired at a vehicle after perceiving it as a threat. Police have said two officers fired after Hernandez drove a stolen car into one of them.




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