• Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

    Updated: 4 min ago

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. A South African judge cited the "gross negligence" the Olympic runner showed when he shot Steenkamp multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home when she delivered the sentence. Pistorius' prison term begins immediately. Pistorius could be released after 10 months in jail to serve the remainder under house arrest, according to legal experts. Masipa also sentenced Pistorius to three years in prison for unlawfully firing a gun in a restaurant in a separate incident weeks before Steenkamp's 2013 shooting death.

  • Man's body found in southwest Oklahoma City early Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 8 min ago

    A man’s body was found in southwest Oklahoma City early Tuesday. Police are investigating his death as a homicide.

  • Review: Apple Pay in action

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — If there ever comes a day I can ditch my wallet and use my phone to pay for everything, I'll look back to my first purchase through Apple Pay: a Big Mac and medium fries for $5.44. That wallet-free day won't be coming for a while, if ever, but Apple's new payments system brings us much closer. There were a few unexpected steps setting up Apple Pay on Monday, and the employee at a local McDonald's looked befuddled as I stood there after waving an iPhone 6 over the wireless reader in front of the cash register. The transaction hadn't gone through, so she was waiting for me to pay. I thought I had, but I had pressed the phone's fingerprint ID sensor too hard, getting me out of the transaction instead of authorizing i

  • Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs. At the end of the show, the legendary designer himself emerged, supported by two of his models. He didn't walk on his own, and didn't go far, but he was beaming from ear to ear. He gave each model a peck on the cheek, and then returned to the wings, where models and staff could be heard cheering him enthusiastically. De la Renta, who dressed first ladies, socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, died Monday evening at his Connecticut home a

  • Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites, first ladies and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82. De la Renta died at home Monday evening in Connecticut surrounded by family, friends and "more than a few dogs," according to a handwritten statement signed by his stepdaughter Eliza Reed Bolen and her husband, Alex Bolen. The statement did not specify a cause of death, but de la Renta had spoken in the past of having cancer. "While our hearts are broken by the idea of life without Oscar, he is still very much with us. Oscar's hard work, his intelligence and his love of life are at the heart of our company," the statement said.

  • Four die in Oklahoma traffic accidents

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Four people died Sunday and Monday in two accidents , the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

  • Oklahoma City dignitaries formally kick off construction on whitewater park

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Oklahoma City dignitaries on Monday formally kicked off construction of the MAPS 3 whitewater park — which will be known as Riversport Rapids — in the Boathouse District.

  • University of Oklahoma president lifts ban on band members' free speech

    By K.S. McNutt, Staff Writer | Updated: 7 hr ago

    University of Oklahoma President David Boren revoked a participation agreement members of the Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band were required to sign. Boren said the requirement wasn’t submitted for review or approval.

  • Elected officials voice surprise at size of Oklahoma agency directors' pay increases

    By Randy Ellis, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Thirty Oklahoma agency directors were given raises of at least $10,000 last fiscal year, with 16 of them receiving raises that were double that amount or more, according to a report released by the state Office of Management and Enterprise Services.

  • CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients. Officials have been scrambling to come up with new advice for protective gear since two Dallas nurses became infected while caring for the first person diagnosed with the virus in the United States. The new guidelines set a firmer standard, calling for full-body garb and hoods that protect worker's necks; setting rigorous rules for removal of equipment and disinfection of gloved hands; and calling for a "site manager" to supervise the putting on and taking off of equipment.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, fashion designer to socialites and Hollywood stars, dies at 82.

  • Mustang school district confirms one case of viral meningitis

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    A sixth-grade student at Canyon Ridge Intermediate in Mustang, Oklahoma, has a confirmed case of viral meningitis, the officials at Mustang Public Schools reported.

  • Murder suspect escapes from Oklahoma's Bryan County jail, remains at-large

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writer | Updated: 8 hr ago

    An inmate arrested in March and charged with first-degree murder in the death of an Oklahoma man escaped Saturday from the Bryan County jail. Stewart Jay Raymond, 26, was still at large Monday afternoon.

  • China's economic growth down to 7.3 percent last quarter, lowest level in more than 5 years

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth down to 7.3 percent last quarter, lowest level in more than 5 years.

  • Jury rules against Oklahoma City ballet dancer in arrest lawsuit

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: 9 hr ago

    An Oklahoma City ballet dancer said he was exercising in park in high heels with a cane when a police officer was called by a woman who said she was alarmed for her grandchildren.

  • Oklahoma City school district looking to hire bilingual teachers from Puerto Rico

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Shannon Freeman, Oklahoma City Public Schools’s director of recruitment, deployment and retention, and two bilingual staff members will travel to Puerto Rico to interview about 20 bilingual teachers. The goal is to reduce the number of district teacher vacancies, which stands at 48.

  • Syphilis outbreak confirmed in Comanche County

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Oklahoma health officials say they’re alarmed because syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that can have significant health outcomes if undiagnosed and untreated.

  • Oklahoma law enforcement officials show interest in fixing DNA sampling oversight

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Oklahoma police, sheriffs, district attorneys and judges are showing new interest in DNA sampling after misdemeanor convictions after reading news that thousands of samples are not being collected in Oklahoma.

  • GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don't see the law going away. Nine Republican governors have expanded Medicaid for low-income people in their states, despite their own misgivings and adamant opposition from conservative legislators. Three more governors are negotiating with the Democratic administration in Washington. Rather than demanding repeal, the governors generally have sought federal concessions to make their decisions more politically acceptable at home. That approach is in sharp contrast to the anti-Obama

  • Oklahoma State University sorority member dies in weekend accident

    By Kyle Hinchey, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Savannah Marie Piatt, 18, was killed when the vehicle she was riding in ran off the road and rolled over in Noble County. Piatt, a freshman at Oklahoma State University, was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.