• Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban

    Associated Press |
    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    HAVANA — Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can't access. Home Internet connections are banned for all but a handful of Cubans, and the government charges nearly a quarter of a month's salary for an hour online in government-run hotels and Internet centers. As a result, most people on the island live offline, complaining about their lack of access to information and contact with friends and family abroad.

  • Concerns remain as vote on pipeline could be near

    Associated Press |
    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON — The Senate is closing in on a vote to authorize the Keystone XL oil pipeline, although Democrats temporarily stalled progress Monday. But the fate of the $8 billion project depends not only on what happens in Congress, but also in the courts, at the White House and with TransCanada, the pipeline's developer. The odds of construction seem to change almost daily. A lawsuit is tossed out, then some others filed. The Republican-controlled Congress is poised to approve a bill authorizing construction, despite a White House promise of a veto. The State Department, after stalling its review because of a Nebraska court case, gives federal

  • Milk industry fights back against 'anti-dairy folks'

    Associated Press |
    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    NEW YORK — The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. The association says it needs to act because attitudes about milk are deteriorating more rapidly, with vegan groups, non-dairy competitors and other perceived enemies getting louder online. Julia Kadison, CEO of Milk Processor Education Program, which represents milk companies, says the breaking point came last year when the British Medical Journal published a study suggesting drinking lots of milk could lead to earlier deaths and higher

  • World news briefs

    From wire reports | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Americas ARGENTINA Buenos Aires — President Cristina Fernandez called on Congress to dissolve Argentina's intelligence services in the wake of the mysterious death of a prosecutor, strongly denying his accusations that she had sought to shield former Iranian officials suspected in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center. In a nationally televised address late Monday, her first since the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman hours before he was to give potentially explosive testimony on the alleged cover up, Fernandez said her proposal to create a new spy agency would be presented to lawmakers by the end of the week.

  • Good price, limited functions come with online Sling TV

    Associated Press |
    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    NEW YORK — Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The Sling TV option is aimed at people who have dropped their cable or satellite packages or never had either. Based on a few days of viewing, Sling TV comes across as a good stopgap for those who don't already pay for cable or satellite — but it's not compelling enough for most people to cut the cord. And that's the point: Dish wants to win over the pay-TV holdouts without cutting into its existing customer base. Tuesday, Sling TV will start opening the service to those who

  • WikiLeaks slams Google over delay in revealing US warrants

    By FRANK JORDANS | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Tech byte Google draws Wikileaks rebuke BERLIN — WikiLeaks on Monday criticized Google for failing to swiftly inform the secrets-spilling group about search warrants seeking emails and other personal information from three of its staff. The warrants, issued in March 2012, required the Internet giant to hand over the phone numbers, IP addresses, credit card details, contents of all emails and other details for Google accounts used by Sarah Harrison, Kristinn Hrafnsson and Joseph Faerrell. The existence of the warrants was disclosed to WikiLeaks in December.

  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin backs Preston Doerflinger, despite arrest

    By Randy Ellis
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Gov. Mary Fallin expressed confidence Monday in Preston Doerflinger and plans to keep him as her Cabinet secretary of finance despite his arrest late Thursday.

  • Lyft cars doing away with pink furry mustache

    | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO — Lyft, a company that allows customers to use a smartphone app to book and pay for rides in a private car, is pulling the pink furry mustache that drivers display on the front of their cars and rolling out the new “glowstache” for the cars. At the San Francisco headquarters Monday night, the company, which operates all over the country, will have 300 Lyft drivers replace the old pink mustache with the “glowstache.” And yes, it glows in the dark. Lyft's co-founder, John Zimmer, also will share statistics about how Lyft has benefited the San Francisco economy and give insight on what's in store for the upcoming

  • Study gauges states on preparation for innovation economy, and finds Oklahoma lacking

    By Scott Meacham
    For The Oklahoman |
    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Oklahoma ranked poorly in several areas, but shows promise in some categories, a recent study shows.

  • Outsourcing firm plans Oklahoma City expansion

    By Brianna Bailey
    Business Writer |
    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Sutherland Global Services Inc. seeks job creation incentives for adding 123 jobs in Oklahoma City.

  • Autism genomes study adds to disorder's mystery

    By Geoffrey Mohan, Los Angeles Times | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Less than a third of siblings with autism shared the same DNA mutations in genes associated with the disorder, according to a new study that is the largest whole-genome sequencing for autism to date. Canadian researchers sequenced whole genomes from 170 siblings with autism spectrum disorder and both their parents. They found that these sibling pairs shared the same autism-relevant gene variations only about 31 percent of the time, according to the study published online Monday in the journal Nature Medicine. More than a third of the mutations believed to be relevant to autism arose in a seemingly random way, the study also found.

  • At a glance: Northeast, mid-Atlantic prepare for wallop

    By The Associated Press | Updated: 3 hr ago

    The busy Northeast corridor was in line for a winter wallop that was predicted to bring up to 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Maine. Here's what you need to know about the big cities and regions in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic: NEW YORK Up to 2 feet of snow was predicted, with the heaviest snow falling from about midnight Monday through Tuesday afternoon. About half the flights Monday at the region's three major airports were canceled. New York City streets will only be available to emergency vehicles starting late Monday, when the subway system was shutting down. All Broadway theaters were closed.

  • K-State in thick of Big 12 title chase

    AP Sports Writer |
    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    MANHATTAN, Kan. — It may have happened against Texas Southern, when Kansas State allowed an overlooked opponent to score four points in the final second for a numbing two-point defeat. Or it may have been few days later, when the Wildcats couldn't crack 50 points in a loss to Georgia. Or a few days after that, when star guard Marcus Foster openly sulked after getting benched, and Kansas State was run out of the gym in its Big 12 opener at Oklahoma State. At some point, everyone seemed to give up on the Wildcats. They were 7-7 at that point, their season in tatters amid strife and infighting. All the discord resulted in apathy, with legions of fans

  • OU men, women ranked in AP Top 25 polls

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Kentucky stays in its season-long perch atop the AP Top 25 and has taken back one of its lost first-place votes from No. 2 Virginia. The Wildcats (19-0) were No. 1 on 64 of 65 votes cast Monday. They were the unanimous choice for five straight weeks before losing a pair of votes to the Cavaliers (19-0) two weeks ago. Kentucky and Virginia have been 1-2 for three straight polls. Gonzaga stayed at No. 3 while Duke moved up a spot to fourth after coach Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career victory. Wisconsin rounded out the top five. No. 21 Georgetown, No. 23 Miami and No. 25 Butler were new to this week's poll, while Dayton, Seton Hall and Iowa fell out of the

  • Morning rdp.

    | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Memorial service set for Banks The Chicago Cubs say a public visitation and memorial service for Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks will be held Friday and Saturday in the city. The visitation is scheduled for noon to 8 p.m. on Friday, with the memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday at Chicago's Fourth Presbyterian Church. Limited public seating will be available. Banks died Friday at 83 after a heart attack, according to an attorney representing his family. Washington dismisses Upshaw Washington has dismissed center Robert Upshaw, the national leader in blocked shots, from its program for a

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Tuesday, Jan. 27-Wednesday, Jan. 28

    | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    TUESDAY NBA 6:30 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit NBATV (Cox 256) 9:30 p.m.

  • Rates on U.S. Treasury bills mixed at weekly auction

    By The Associated Press | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday’s auction with rates on six-month bills unchanged while rates on three-month bills dropped to the lowest level since October. The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.020 percent, down from 0.025 percent last week. Another $24 billion in six-month bills was auctioned at a discount rate of 0.075 percent, the same as last week. The three-month rate was the lowest since three-month bills averaged 0.010 percent on Oct. 14. The discount rates reflect that the bills sell for less than face value. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,999.49, while a six-month bill sold for

  • Thunder notebook

    By Anthony Slater | Updated: 3 hr ago

    KD out with sprained toe With just over 90 seconds remaining in the Thunder's 10-point loss in Cleveland on Sunday afternoon, Kevin Durant slithered through the lane and scooped in the final two of his team-high 32 points. But the shot came at a price. On the drive, Durant came up limping on his left foot and initially p ointed at the bench to come out. Before the next whistle, Durant shook it off and played until the finish. But apparently there were lingering affects. The official diagnosis is a sprained left big toe for Durant.


    | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Romanian gymnastics star Nadia Comaneci jumps off the uneven bars in July 1976 at the Olympic Games in Montreal. Comaneci made sports history with a perfect 10 — the first gymnast to accomplish the feat. Little did Comaneci know that almost 39 years later she would call Oklahoma home. The Norman resident is married to Olympian and former Oklahoma gymnastics standout Bart Conner.


    | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Three fans were were ejected from a recent Toronto Maple Leafs game for throwing their personal jerseys on the ice to protest the team's poor play. Although the practice has been done before, including other arenas around the NHL, these fans will pay a price. Police in Toronto have drawn a line: fans will now be fined, charged with Trespass to Property and serve a one-year banishment from Air Canada Centre. “Other people are trying to enjoy the game as well — you've got to pay some sort of consequences especially when you're interrupting a game,” Leafs forward Nazem Kadri told the Canadian Press. “I guess that's a bit of a consolation.