• 2 dead, 5 missing after heavy rains in Texas, Kansas

    2 dead, 5 missing after heavy rains in Texas,...

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — At least two people are dead and five others are missing after this week's torrential rains in Texas and Kansas, officials said Saturday, noting that though the threat of severe weather had lessened in Texas over the long holiday weekend, the focus is now on swollen rivers and waterways that are slowly rising and could flood homes. "The skies are clear and things look good. But we want to make sure people understand that we are not out of the woods yet. We have to keep an eye on water that's coming through our bayou system," said Francisco Sanchez, a spokesman for the Office of Emergency Management in Harris County, where Houston is located. Other parts of the U.S.

  • Army Love: A Fallen Soldier's Widow Tells Their Daughter How It All Began

    Army Love: A Fallen Soldier\'s Widow Tells Their...

    NPR | Published: Sat, May 28, 2016

    This Memorial Day weekend, a mother and daughter remember a husband and father who died in Iraq when his Humvee hit an IED.

  • Sooners get commit from Tulsa Memorial defensive end

    Ryan Aber | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Oklahoma picked up another in-state commitment for its 2017 class Saturday when Tulsa Memorial defensive end Isaiah Thomas announced his decision to go to OU. Thomas chose the Sooners over Oklahoma State, Missouri and Tennessee among others. Thomas (6-foot-5, 230 pounds) is the fourth recruit from the state from the class to commit to the Sooners, joining Collinsville's Levi Draper, John Marshall's Justin Broiles and Tulsa Union's Tre Brown. He's the 13th 2017 commitment for the Sooners, who are No. 2 behind Ohio State in Rivals' team rankings for the class.

  • Oklahoma baseball: Sooners exit Big 12 Tournament with 11-1 loss to West Virginia

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Oklahoma’s bats were on fire with 30 runs over its last 14 innings in Big 12 Tournament play entering a must-win-twice scenario Saturday against West Virginia at Bricktown Ballpark. But the Sooners’ flame was extinguished against the Mountaineers. OU managed just four hits in an 11-1 run-rule loss to WVU — almost certainly eliminating the Sooners (30-27-1) from the NCAA postseason for a third-consecutive year. WVU (36-21) featured seven players who recorded at least one hit and were propelled by three-run innings in the second and fourth, followed by a close-out seventh inning where four runners scored.

  • Have You Seen This? Tesla Model S drives sleeping owner through traffic

    Angie Treasure, KSL.com | Published: Sat, May 28, 2016

    A video of a napping driver behind the wheel of the super advanced Tesla Model S has the internet a bit concerned.

  • 4 things that are completely normal to fight about in marriage

    4 things that are completely normal to fight...

    Megan Shauri, FamilyShare | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Believe it or not, some fights are normal. Here are 5 things couples fight about that are completely normal.

  • 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' tries to cover its narrative flaws with visual spectacle

    \'Alice Through the Looking Glass\' tries to...

    Josh Terry, Deseret News | Published: Sat, May 28, 2016

    "Alice Through the Looking Glass" features several individual entertaining parts, but all the king's horses and all the king's men can't quite put this Humpty Dumpty of a movie together again.

  • Boy requests haircut to match balding neighbor

    Boy requests haircut to match balding neighbor

    Jessica Ivins, KSL.com | Published: Sat, May 28, 2016

    A little boy in England admired his neighbor’s haircut so much, he begged his obliging uncle to give him a matching ’do. The only problem — the neighbor with the killer hair doesn’t actually have much of it, at least not on top.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on May 28, 2016: Check out the first RiverSport Rapids Memorial Day Festival

    What to do in Oklahoma on May 28, 2016: Check...

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Today's featured event: RiverSport Rapids, 800 Riversport Drive, will host its inaugural RiverSport Rapids Memorial Day Festival from noon to 10 p.m. today. Festivities include whitewater rafting, RiverSport Adventures, yard games, food trucks, a beer garden, food from the Big Water Grill and live music from local favorites Mike Hosty, Jamie Bramble and Loose Change. Admission to the festival is free; parking is $5. For more information, go to boathousedistrict.org. For more Memorial Day weekend events across Oklahoma, click here. For even more events, go to newsok.com/events.

  • Russia Border Guards Day

    Russia Border Guards Day

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Former Russian border guards bathe in a fountain in the Gorky Park, as they celebrate the Border Guard's Day, in Moscow, Russia, on Saturday, May 28, 2016.

  • Wartime flicks for Memorial Day

    Wartime flicks for Memorial Day

    Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Published: Sat, May 28, 2016

    As Memorial Day approaches, there are lots of fine movies about various conflicts that are worth watching, but some of the best are older, perhaps forgotten gems about World War II.

  • The Clean Cut: Netflix posts 'The Little Prince' trailer and announces release date

    Morgan Jones, Deseret News | Published: Sat, May 28, 2016

    With an all-star cast that includes Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd and James Franco, Netflix is set to release its animated film “The Little Prince” on Aug. 5.

  • Beckinsale showcases classic Austen wit in sharp, funny 'Love and Friendship'

    Beckinsale showcases classic Austen wit in...

    Josh Terry, Deseret News | Published: Sat, May 28, 2016

    “Love and Friendship” is about a woman who understands neither quality. Based on a Jane Austen novella called “Lady Susan,” it features actress Kate Beckinsale in a savage takedown of the 18th century British aristocracy.

  • Game review: A Study in Emerald is a secret war of fighting factions

    Game review: A Study in Emerald is a secret war...

    Ryan Morgenegg, Deseret News | Published: Sat, May 28, 2016

    The board game A Study in Emerald by Grey Fox Games combines the worlds of Sherlock Holmes and Cthulhu into a guessing game of competing factions, deck building, assassination and big scary monsters. No one truly knows where allegiances lie. Beware.

  • Sanderson's 'Calamity' doesn't quite satisfy as conclusion to Reckoners series

    Sanderson\'s \'Calamity\' doesn\'t quite satisfy as...

    Rachel Brutsch, Deseret News | Published: Sat, May 28, 2016

    Brandon Sanderson's Reckoners series, which began with "Steelheart" and continued in "Firefight," now concludes with "Calamity," a book that delivers plenty of satisfaction but also holds some disappointment.

  • Newspaper drama ‘Lou Grant’ on DVD

    Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Published: Sat, May 28, 2016

    There have been many TV shows set against the backdrop of the newspaper business, but none has managed to be as consistently on the nose as “Lou Grant.” This week the 1977 series is finally on DVD.

  • Mideast Israel Palestinians

    Mideast Israel Palestinians

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    The mother, left, and relatives gather around the body of Palestinian Abdel-Fattah al-Sharif, during his funeral, in the West Bank city of Hebron, Saturday, May 28, 2016. Al-Sharif was killed by an Israeli soldier in March while lying on the ground seriously wounded after he and another Palestinian attacked IDF troops.

  • Lofty expectations were worth the wait for Oklahoma City couple

    Lofty expectations were worth the wait for...

    By Tim Fall For The Oklahoman trfall@gmail.com | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Ryan and Taryn Clark moved to Oklahoma City from Houston in 2010, then they waited six years for Oklahoma City to come to them.

  • Previewing Thunder-Warriors, Western Conference finals, Game 6

    By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, May 28, 2016

    The Oklahoman's Erik Horne previews the Oklahoma City Thunder against the Golden State Warriors, Game 6 of the Western Conference finals. When: 8 p.m. Saturday Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena TV: TNT (Cox 31/HD 730; Dish 138; DirecTV 245; U-verse 108/1108) Radio: WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM Three things to know -Including the Game 5 loss to Golden State, the Thunder is 11-10 in franchise history in closeout games, 5-3 all-time in Game 6. -Russell Westbrook and Oscar Robertson are the only players in NBA history to average 26 points, six rebounds and 10 assists in a single postseason. -The Thunder is winning by an average of 22 points per game at home this postseason.

  • Sooners hang on, reach WCWS

    Sooners hang on, reach WCWS

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Updated: 16 hr ago

    NORMAN — When Oklahoma's Lea Wodach hit a triple off the right- center field fence to drive in Nicole Pendley in the top of the seventh inning, it seemed the Sooners were just padding their lead and waiting for the chance to celebrate a trip to the Women's College World Series. But what looked like a meaningless insurance run turned out to be the game-winner in OU's 7-6 victory over Louisiana- Lafayette in the second game of a NCAA Super Regional on Friday night at Marita Hynes Field. It was a joyful end to a long night that began with a rain delay of 2 hours, 25 minutes. The series sweep sends the Sooners to their 10th Women's College World Series, where they'll face the winner of the Alabama-Washington