• Amazon Is Developing a Galaxy Quest TV Show

    Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    The NSEA Protector and its trusty crew might once again fly onto our screens, this time with a TV reboot of the beloved 1999 sci-fi spoof Galaxy Quest, courtesy of Amazon Studios.

  • 'Les Miserables' actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste dies after fall - CNN.com

    Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste, who made history as the first African-American to play the lead role in a Broadway production of "Les Miserables," died Friday night in New York.

  • VICE: It's Time to Accept Video Games As Art

    Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    "This book does not argue that video games are art. It simply accepts this as fact, goes straight to the developers, and allows them to talk." So states the self-penned preface to Australian arts critic Matt Sainsbury's new book, the matter-of-factly titled Game Art, published in late September through No Starch Press . Within its pages are interviews with such influential, independently spirited games-makers as Goichi Suda (Shadows of the Damned, Lollipop Chainsaw), Hidetaka Suehiro (D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die, Deadly Premonition), and Naoki Yoshida (Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn).

  • What if your boss paid you to have life experiences for 3 months?

    Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Just outside my cubicle lies the Pit of Atrociousness. It's a cavernous chasm into which I toss the inane press releases and insipid workplace-related books that cross my desk each day.

  • Study: Sometimes the 'irrational' choice is the best one

    Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    “Going with your intuition is often better. It just depends on how you weigh your costs and benefits.”

  • Google adds hurricane tips to personalized search results

    Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Google this week introduced a new set of features to better alert and inform users about major storms. The company announced the changes in a blog post published yesterday, as the US enters hurricane season and marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall.

  • Former forensic scientist, accused of forging evidence in hundreds of cases, dies

    Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Joyce Gilchrist has died.  Gilchrist was a chemist for the Oklahoma City police department until she was fired in 2001 for fraud.

  • Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle area

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — Powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, causing two deaths in the Seattle area and knocking out electricity to nearly 500,000 customers. A man was killed when a tree fell on a car in Gig Harbor, Washington, KING-TV reported. His 3-year-old daughter was in the back seat, but she was not hurt. In Federal Way, a 10-year-old girl playing outside at a friend's birthday party was struck and killed by a falling limb from an alder tree, The News Tribune of Tacoma reported. Falling trees or branches injured four people during a triathlon at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, south of Seattle. They were taken to an Army hospital for treatment, The News Tribune reported.

  • District A-8 Preview: Talihina loses talent but still the top pick

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Talihina coach Kelly Gravitt said the school probably graduated its best senior class in history last spring. That senior class helped the Golden Tigers compile a 36-4 record over the past three seasons. But opposing coaches in the district do not believe Talihina's cupboard has gone bare. The Golden Tigers, which finished 12-1 last season after losing to Cashion in the state semifinals, are still the favorite to win the District A-8 title. Talihina returns four starters on both sides of the ball. Keaton Jackson moves from starting wide receiver to quarterback and is making a smooth transition, Gravitt said. “I am very pleased with his spring and summer,” Gravitt said. “He is very athletic and has gotten

  • OU basketball: Former Sooners commit Payton Pritchard picks Oregon

    From staff reports | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Pritchard initially committed to Oklahoma in November, but announced that he was reopening his recruitment July 6. Pritchard was also considering Michigan and Kansas.

  • Man charged with murder in ambush of Houston area deputy

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Texas prosecutors on Saturday charged a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling his patrol car with gas in what officials described as a "senseless and cowardly act." The arrest of Shannon J. Miles — who has a criminal history that includes convictions for resisting arrest and disorderly conduct with a firearm — came less than 24 hours after authorities said he ambushed Darren Goforth, a 10-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff's Office, at a suburban Houston Chevron station.

  • Police arrest foreigner, find passports in Bangkok bomb case

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities arrested a foreign man they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and stacks of passports, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago. Police and soldiers on Saturday raided the apartment in a non-descript concrete building on the outskirts of eastern Bangkok and found bomb-making materials that matched those used in the Aug. 17 blast at the Erawan Shrine in central Bangkok, police said. The blast, which killed 20 people and injured more than 120, was followed a day later by another explosion at a public ferry pier, which caused no injuries but exacerbated concerns about safety in the Thai capital, which d

  • Police: NY mom killed baby girl, lived with body for months

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York woman who prosecutors say lived with her dead baby girl's body for three months was charged Saturday with murder. Christina Colantonio, 28, was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of her daughter, Genesee County District Attorney Lawrence Friedman said. Police launched an investigation Thursday when an acquaintance visiting Colantiono at her apartment in Batavia, about 45 miles from Buffalo, found the baby's lifeless body and called 911, Batavia Police Det. Sgt. Todd Crossett said at a news conference Saturday evening. Investigators believe Colantonio killed the girl "shortly after birth," about three months ago, Crossett said.

  • District A-7 preview: Ketchum, Afton are coaches' favorites

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Coaches expect a highly contested District A-7 race between Ketchum and Afton. Ketchum narrowly edged Afton in the coaches' voting, with both teams coming off 9-3 seasons. The two teams, along with District A-7 foe Rejoice Christian, reached the second round of the Class A playoffs a year ago. MARLEY TAKES OVER AT REJOICE Class A teams will be keeping an eye on Rejoice Christian this season and in the years to come, following the school's move to hire former Victory Christian coach Brent Marley. Victory had been perennially strong in Class 3A under Marley, who takes over an Eagles program that went 6-6 last season.

  • Collected Wisdom with former OU basketball player Bill Dutcher

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Dutcher walked on at OU in the early '60s after a successful high school career in Bartlesville, where he also played football and baseball.

  • Oklahoma DHS shelter director retires rather than fight termination over handcuffing of children

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Rebecca L. Price resigned by letter Tuesday. She had worked for DHS since 1984 and been director of the Pauline E. Mayer Shelter since May 2010. DHS officials suspended Price with pay on April 17 and replaced two off-duty, armed law enforcement officers who had handcuffed children.

  • OU basketball: Buddy Hield steals the show at fifth annual Legends Alumni Game

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Hield, who is entering his senior season, decided to stay with the Sooners for one final season, hoping for not only an improved body of work for NBA scouts but also to make a Final Four before his time in Norman is done.

  • Missing hiker found alive after 9 days lost in Sierra Nevada

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a missing hiker has been found alive after being lost for nine days in the rugged Sierra Nevada near a Central California wildfire. A Fresno County Sheriff's search and rescue team located Miyuki Harwood Saturday morning near a reservoir. Sheriff's spokesman Tony Botti said Harwood was hurt, but he didn't know the extent of her injuries. She was airlifted to a hospital for medical evaluation. Sheriff Margaret Sims says Harwood had no food and only a water filter that allowed her to drink from a creek. Harwood, who is from Orangevale in Sacramento County, separated from a group of hikers on Aug. 20.

  • Thursday night spotlight could lead to yet another new Cowboy uniform combination

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    STILLWATER — On a late-September Thursday night last fall at Boone Pickens Stadium, the Oklahoma State equipment staff pulled a classic switcheroo in the hour leading up to kickoff against Texas Tech. In front of more than 55,000 fans and an ESPN-televised national audience, the Cowboys warmed up in standard white helmets before heading to the locker room for final preparations. They returned to the field in never-before-seen orange and silver chrome lids with oversized Pistol Pete logos. “We got fitted for them like a month before,” cornerback Kevin Peterson said. “So, we wore the white helmets out there and we were like, ‘Oh dang, they got us again. We're not going to break them out.' … They kind of surprised

  • Sports on TV: Tuning in for Sunday, August 30

    Compiled By: Todd Schoenthaler Staff Writer tschoenthaler@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    SUNDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL; 1 p.m.; Miramar vs. Img Academy; ESPNU (Cox 253) MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL; 2 p.m.; OKC at El Paso; KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL; Noon; Kansas City at Tampa Bay; FSPLUS (Cox 68) Noon; Boston at N.Y. Mets; TBS (Cox 62) 2 p.m.; Baltimore at Texas; FSOK (Cox 37)/KRXO-FM 107.7 3 p.m.; St. Louis at San Francisco; FSPLUS (Cox 68)/Cox 703 7 p.m.; Chi. Cubs at L.A. Dodgers; ESPN (Cox 29)/KGHM-AM 1340 NFL PRESEASON; 3 p.m.; Houston at New Orleans; KOKH-25 (Cox 12) 7 p.m.; Arizona at Oakland; KFOR-4 (Cox 4) AUTO RACING; 8 a.m.; FIA Endurance; FS1 (Cox 67) 12:30 p.m.; Truck Series; FS1 (Cox 67) 3 p.m.; IndyCar Racing;