• UPDATE: Winter weather advisory issued for Wednesday in Oklahoma, drizzle, rain possible Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 7 min ago

    A winter weather advisory has been issued for most of Oklahoma. The advisory is in effect 6 a.m. to midnight Wednesday..

  • Parents who let kids walk alone to appeal in neglect case

    Updated: 15 min ago

    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A Maryland couple who were investigated by state officials after letting their children walk home from a park without an adult say they will appeal a finding of "unsubstantiated child neglect" and will continue to let the children walk by themselves. Danielle and Alexander Meitiv told local news outlets they learned about the finding in a letter last week. It means Child Protective Services will keep a file on the family for five years. Danielle Meitiv said she and her husband worry about being investigated again. "What will happen next time?" she asked. "We don't know if we will get caught in this Kafkaesque loop again.

  • Carson launches 2016 exploratory committee

    Updated: 16 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has created an exploratory committee to run for president, becoming the first high-profile Republican candidate to formally enter the 2016 presidential contest. Carson, the only African-American expected to enter the race, rose to national prominence after criticizing President Barack Obama's health care law at the 2013 National Prayer breakfast. He quickly developed a loyal following among the GOP's most conservative voters. "Obviously, this is a very big step," committee chairman Terry Giles said in an interview with The Associated Press. "Today we begin the formal process of exploring whether or not Ben can win the presidency.

  • Oklahoma House passes bill allowing nitrogen hypoxia as alternate execution method

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: 26 min ago

    Oklahoma House passes bill allowing nitrogen hypoxia as alternate execution method

  • New suicide prevention tool aims to help Facebook users

    Natalie Crofts, KSL | Updated: 19 hr ago

    A new tool on Facebook is designed to let friends help friends who might be struggling with suicidal thoughts.

  • Weasel photographed flying on woodpecker's back

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    You have to see it to believe it. A photograph, taken by Martin Le-May, shows a small weasel on a woodpecker's back in the air,according to iTV News. USA TODAY reports the photo was taken in Hornchurch Country Park in the United Kingdom.

  • Zipline through the Amazon rain forest with Google Street View

    Natalie Crofts, KSL | Updated: 18 hr ago

    In the mood for a quick zipline ride through the jungle? Google Street View can help you out.

  • 30? Tinder expects you to pay more for new app

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    The popular dating app Tinder recently announced its premium paid version called Tinder Plus, with features including Passport and Rewind (or undo). Also, there are unlimited likes, USA TODAY reports. And here's an interesting caveat: If you are 30 or older, you'll be paying more than younger daters. In a statement to Quartz, Tinder said, "Lots of products offer differentiated price tiers by age like Spotify does for students, for example. Tinder is no different; during our testing we've learned, not surprisingly, that younger users are just as excited about TinderPlus, but are more budget constrained, and need a lower price to pull the trigger."

  • Same-sex marriage: Why people really oppose it

    Updated: 36 min ago

    Why do you oppose same-sex marriage? Indiana University sociologist Brian Powell posed this question to hundreds of people across the nation as part of a research project, The Indianapolis Star reports. He was curious to see if what people say actually matches the legal arguments being made to justify bans on same-sex marriage. The legal arguments are rooted in public policy considerations. The public responses decidedly were not.

  • Kerry working on Iran nuke deal, Netanyahu to criticize it

    Updated: 36 min ago

    MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — Senior U.S. and Iranian officials kicked off the second day of the latest round of nuclear negotiations in Switzerland Tuesday as Israel's leader declared to the U.S. Congress that Tehran aims for Mideast dominance and won't let any such deal thwart its plan. As Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and their teams sought to hammer out an agreement at a luxury hotel in the Swiss resort of Montreux, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his case against one 4,090 miles away in Washington.

  • High school basketball: Class A-B state tournament qualifiers

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    The Class A and B boys and girls state basketball tournaments will be held Thursday-Saturday in Oklahoma City. Here are the teams that have qualified for state so far. BOYS CLASS A No. 1 Glencoe (26-3) No. 4 Okay (28-2) No. 6 Kiowa (24-5) No. 7 Pond Creek-Hunter (20-7) No. 8 Snyder (23-3) Unranked Beaver (20-7) CLASS B No. 1 Fort Cobb-Broxton (27-2) No. 2 Lookeba-Sickles (24-5) No. 3 Red Oak (23-5) No. 4 Forgan (22-6) No. 5 Cimarron (25-5) No. 17 Southwest Covenant (14-11) GIRLS CLASS A No. 2 Okarche (26-1) No. 3 Thomas (20-4) No. 5 Seiling (21-6) No. 6 Pond Creek-Hunter (22-5) No. 12 Glencoe

  • Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks in Congress address

    Updated: 42 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a speech that stirred political controversy in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that negotiations underway between Iran and the United States would "all but guarantee" that Tehran would get nuclear weapons, a step he said the world must avoid at all costs. "Iran has proven time and again that it cannot be trusted," no matter what it says about permitting verification of the terms of any accord designed to prevent it from getting such weapons, he said. "The greatest danger facing our world is the marriage of militant Islam with nuclear weapons," he said in remarks before a packed House chamber.

  • Federal agents target industry that helps Chinese women have American-born babies

    Updated: 47 min ago

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Federal agents target industry that helps Chinese women have American-born babies.

  • Report: Russell Westbrook likely to return Wednesday vs. Sixers

    Erik Horne | Updated: 51 min ago

    Russell Westbrook fractured his cheek bone on Friday. He could be back on the court in less than a week. The Thunder All-Star guard is likely to return on Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers, acccording to Yahoo Sports sources. Westbrook fractured his right cheek bone on an inadvertent knee to the face from teammate Andre Roberson against the Portland Trail Blazers last week. "Westbrook is expected to play barring an unforseen setback," Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski writes . Westbrook will reportedly wear a protective mask upon his return to the lineup. If Westbrook was to return on Wednesday, he'll have missed just one game following surgery on Saturday . The Thunder  beat the Los Angeles Lakers 108-101 without Westbrook on Sunday.

  • Villarrica volcano erupts in southern Chile, thousands flee

    Updated: 51 min ago

    PUCON, Chile (AP) — One of South America's most active volcanoes erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people. The Villarrica volcano erupted around 3 a.m. local time, according to the National Emergency Office, which issued a red alert and ordered evacuations. Local media showed images of the volcano bursting at the top, glowing in the dark amid heavy smoke and rivers of lava. Authorities worried that mudslides caused by melting snow could endanger nearby communities. The 9,000 foot (2,847-meter) volcano in Chile's central valley, 400 miles (670 kilometers) south of Santiago, sits above the small city of Pucon

  • Report: San Antonio, Houston among cities considering bids for College Football Playoff title games

    Updated: 54 min ago

    At least 14 cities are considering whether to bid for the 2018, 2019 or 2020 College Football Playoff championship games, according to a report from ESPN. Of the 14, seven already have decided to bid. Atlanta; Charlotte; Jacksonville, Florida; Miami; Minneapolis and San Antonio will bid, sources told ESPN, while the Associated Press reported that Santa Clara, California, also will bid. The deadline to turn in the College Football Playoff's request for proposal for the championship games is late May. The College Football Playoff will announce which cities bid to host the games by the end of May.

  • Drought grants approved for 3 rural Oklahoma communities

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Three rural Oklahoma communities have received about $1 million in grants for water system improvements that will save about 16.7 million gallons of water a year. The grants announced Tuesday by Gov. Mary Fallin and the Oklahoma Water Resources Board will come through the state’s Water for 2060 Drought program to promote the responsible use of water. The Boise City Public Works Authority will receive $135,000 to save about 1.1 million gallons per year. The Fort Supply Public Works Authority will receive $397,700 that will save about 3.7 million gallons of water per year. The town of Shattuck will receive a $500,000 grant to save about 12.3 million gallons per year.

  • Tried and True Native Plants to use in the Garden

    Connie Scothorn | Updated: 2 hr ago

    It is always easier to learn from other people’s mistakes—especially in the garden. When planning a native landscape there are thousands of plants that you may not have experience with, so here are a few to try.

  • How to use Native Plants in the Landscape

    Connie Scothorn | Updated: 2 hr ago

    It is well known that native plants do better when used in the landscape; they are better adapted to the environment and more tolerant of soils and weather conditions. But how does one effectively incorporate native plants into the landscape?

  • Another epic collapse for OU basketball

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 1 hr ago

    A lead of more than 20 points on the Big 12 road. In the second half. A classic example of over exuberance. Wilting down the stretch. Flying home with a debilitating defeat. Tell me where you’ve seen this before. OU lost 77-70 at Iowa State on Monday night in what served for the Sooners as […]