• Nuke deal remains elusive after deadline, but talks continue

    Updated: 11 min ago

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran nuclear talks busted through their second deadline in a week Tuesday, casting new questions about the ability of world powers to cut off all Iranian pathways to a bomb through diplomacy. But the parties agreed to continue their talks. "We knew it would have been difficult, challenging, and sometimes hard," said Federica Mogherini, the European Union's foreign policy chief. Negotiations, she said, will continue for the next couple of days despite hitting some "tense" moments. As the latest target date arrived for a deal setting a decade of restrictions on Iran's nuclear program, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and other top diplomats huddled in Vienna in se

  • Will Pistons come to regret Reggie Jackson contract?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Monday afternoon on the Sports Animal, Traber or Eschbach, I forget which, asked a good question. Which NBA player has gotten the most ridiculous contract so far. Their answer was Reggie Jackson. Which goes along with some theories I’ve heard nationally, too. The Pistons gave Jackson a five-year, $80-million contract. That’s $16 million a year. I answered Kevin Love. The Cavaliers are giving Love $22 million a year, one month after proving they were just as good without him as with him and maybe even better. Love is a great player; he can score and rebound with the best of them.

  • Boycott Israel drive gains strength, raising alarm

    Updated: 25 min ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Ten years ago, a small group of Palestinian activists had a novel idea: Inspired by the anti-apartheid movement, they called for a global boycott movement against Israel as a nonviolent method to promote the Palestinian struggle for independence. Long confined to the sidelines, the so-called BDS movement appears to be gaining momentum — so much so that Israel has identified it as a strategic threat on a par with Palestinian militant groups and the Iranian nuclear program. While Israel says the movement is rooted in anti-Semitism, its decentralized organization and language calling for universal human rights have proven difficult to counter, resulting in a string of recent victories that have alarmed Israeli lea

  • Deadly Washington ice cave collapse after warm temperatures

    Updated: 38 min ago

    VERLOT, Wash. (AP) — Ice caves popular with hikers northeast of Seattle partially collapsed, killing one person and leaving at least four other injured, officials said. Monday's collapse came after authorities warned that the caves were especially dangerous because of warming temperatures. The person who died remained buried under the debris at the Big Four Ice Caves east of Verlot, Snohomish County sheriff's spokeswoman Shari Ireton said late Monday night. The recovery effort was suspended at nightfall. All victims were believed accounted for, Ireton said. Three of the injured, including a 25-year-old man in critical condition, were airlifted to a Seattle trauma center.

  • KOCO: Piedmont home destroyed by fire, lightning possible cause

    Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Piedmont fire crews battled large flames at a home early Tuesday, says KOCO. Crews are still working to determine the exact cause, but say it's possible that the fire was started by a lightning strike ...

  • SF sheriff defends prior release of suspect in pier slaying

    Updated: 47 min ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has defended his office's decision to release a Mexican man who was in the U.S. illegally and who is now suspected in the killing of a woman at a sightseeing pier. Mirkarimi said that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency should earlier have issued an arrest warrant for Francisco Sanchez. "ICE knew that he had been deported five times," Mirkarimi said. "You would have thought he met a threshold that he required a court order or a warrant. They did not do that." Prosecutors on Monday charged Sanchez with murder in the death of Kathryn Steinle, who was shot and killed last Wednesday as she and her father took a walk on the popular Pier 14.

  • Bruce Jenner's 1984 Olympic Torch going on auction block

    Updated: 55 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 1984 Summer Olympic Torch that Bruce Jenner carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada, is going on the auction block where it could fetch $20,000 or more. It's the first major piece of Jenner memorabilia to go to auction since the winner of the 1976 Olympic Decathlon Gold Medal became Caitlyn Jenner. The 24-inch torch, featuring a brass finish and leather handle, is being offered by Heritage Auctions at its Platinum Night Sports Auction in Chicago on July 30. The seller is Bob Lorsch, a Los Angeles philanthropist and entrepreneur who orchestrated the Tahoe leg of the torch relay and secured Jenner's participation.

  • 2 Americans, 1 Briton gored in 1st Pamplona bull run

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Two Americans and a Briton were gored and eight others injured Tuesday as thousands of daredevils dashed alongside fighting bulls through the streets of this northern Spanish city on the first bull run of the San Fermin festival, organizers said. The San Fermin press office said a 38-year-old American identified only by his initials, M.W.O., was gored in the armpit and a 27-year-old Californian identified by the initials D.M.O. was also gored. A 30-year-old Briton with the initials A.B.O. was gored in the groin area. None of the three was said to be in serious condition.

  • Storms cause some power outages in Oklahoma City area Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Storms have knocked out power to more than 1,500 Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. customers Tuesday.

  • Flood watch continues across Oklahoma Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    A flash flood watch remains in effect Tuesday through Wednesday evening. Heavy rain is possible in Oklahoma with cooler temperatures.

  • Cause of sea lion death at Oklahoma City Zoo remains unknown

    By Matt Patterson Staff Writermpatterson@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Jaxon, a 2-year-old sea lion, was found by Oklahoma City Zoo staff members when they arrived for work Friday morning. Jaxon came to the zoo from The Marine Mammal Center in California, along with another sea lion, 3-year-old Hendrix.

  • White House report shows big difference between Oklahoma's worst schools, the rest

    By Chris Casteel Washington Bureau ccasteel@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    At the lowest performing 5 percent of schools in Oklahoma, the graduation rate is 37 percent, compared with 87 percent at the rest of schools. There are also major proficiency gaps between white and black students and between white and Hispanic students, according to results compiled in the report released Monday by the White House.

  • Anniversaries

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    The Oklahoman will publish free anniversary announcements for couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. To contribute information: Send an email to kburk@oklahoman.com with “Anniversary” in the subject line. Send mail to The Oklahoman, Attn.: Kimberly Burk, P.O. Box 25125, Oklahoma City, OK 73125. To contribute a photo, email a JPEG image or mail a good-quality photo — no larger than 5 by 7 inches and no smaller than 2 by 3 inches — with your anniversary information two weeks before the anniversary.

  • At farmers markets, choice to accept funds was a SNAP

    By JACLYN COSGROVE Staff Writer jcosgrove@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Toscamala Ferris stood near a table covered in plump, fresh blackberries. She paid the seller with a handful of wooden tokens and carried the container of berries as she continued to shop at the OSU-OKC Farmers Market.  The wooden tokens in Ferris' hand each represent $1 of money from her Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program account, sometimes referred to as "food stamps."  Although many residents use the program to buy food at grocery stores and supermarkets, a growing number have started using SNAP to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets.

  • Oklahoma City's Capitol Hill neighborhood is beginning to see a rebound

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Capitol Hill was for decades the downtown of south Oklahoma City, but fell on hard times following the opening of Crossroads Mall and suburban sprawl in the 1970s.

  • Q&A with Blaine M. Peterson

    Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Q&A with Blaine M. Peterson: What is a stand-alone Health Reimbursement Arrangement and why is it subject to the penalty?

  • Group seeks to save threatened Oklahoma City disc golf course

    BY ADAM KEMP Staff Writer akemp@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Cameron Kaspereit, president of the Oklahoma City Disc Golf Association, said he was told by Oklahoma City Parks Department officials that the Will Rogers Park course would be cut in half and possibly stripped from 18 holes down to six to make way for a new trail.

  • Records

    Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Oklahoma County records for Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

  • Bringing a new drug to market in Oklahoma is not for the faint of heart

    Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Dr. Anne Pereira, the scientific founder of Biolytx Pharmaceuticals and Dean of the Graduate College and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), has been working nearly three decades on fighting gram-negative Pseudomonas.

  • Stillwater woman checks last item off her bucket list

    By Christy Gandara For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Nancy Luce, 83, a resident of Primrose Retirement Community, ziplined June 30 at OSU’s Camp Redlands. Other items completed on her bucket list include tandem skydiving and riding a motorcycle.