• With pressure off, Cowboys top Redskins 44-17

    Updated: 33 min ago

    LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — DeMarco Murray passed Emmitt Smith with a change-of-direction that left a safety flat-footed. Dez Bryant moved ahead of Terrell Owens by getting the left tiptoe down in the end zone, a touchdown that didn't count until the replay showed what a superb catch it was. And Tony Romo? How about a 4-0 month that might help dispel the notion that the Dallas Cowboys can't be a December team. The Cowboys prepped for the playoffs Sunday with a 44-17 win over the Washington Redskins, with Murray and Bryant breaking a pair of prestigious franchise records along the way and the team as a whole maintaining momentum heading into its first postseason appearance since 2009.

  • 49ers win 20-17 in Jim Harbaugh's likely last game

    Updated: 37 min ago

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh sprinted off the Levi's Stadium field for perhaps the final time, cradling the game ball. The San Francisco 49ers won for their embattled coach and doused him with a celebratory ice bucket. Colin Kaepernick threw a go-ahead 3-yard touchdown pass to Bruce Miller late in the third quarter, and Harbaugh won in his likely last game leading the Niners, who beat the playoff-bound Arizona Cardinals 20-17 on Sunday. Anquan Boldin caught a 76-yard TD pass and went over 1,000 yards receiving. Frank Gore ran for 144 yards on 25 carries to go over 1,000 yards rushing for the eighth time in 10 NFL seasons with San Francisco (8-8).

  • Woman dies in McClain County house fire

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 53 min ago

    Bonnie Hurdelbrink, 59, died after her house near Blanchard caught fire early Sunday morning, McClain County Sheriff Don Hewitt said.

  • Search resumes for missing AirAsia passenger jet

    Updated: 55 min ago

    SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — The search for a missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people that disappeared more than 24 hours ago on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore resumed with first light Monday. First Admiral Sigit Setiayana, the Naval Aviation Center commander at the Surabaya air force base, said that 12 navy ships, five planes, three helicopters and a number of warships were talking part, along with ships and planes from Singapore and Malaysia. The Australian Air Force also sent a search plane. Setiaya said visibility was good. "God willing, we can find it soon," he told The Associated Press. AirAsia Flight 8501 vanished in airspace thick with storm clouds on its way from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore.

  • Q&A on what might have happened to AirAsia flight

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rescue crews are searching Indonesian waters for AirAsia Indonesia Flight 8501, which disappeared Sunday with 162 passengers and crew onboard. The plane was flying from Surabaya, Indonesia's second-largest city, and was about halfway to its destination, Singapore, when it vanished from radar. ___ Q: WHAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED? A: It is way too early to know for sure, but here are some options. The plane was in the safest part of flight: Just 10 percent of fatal crashes from 2004 through 2013 occurred while a plane was at cruise elevation, according to a safety study published by Boeing in August. Passing through bad weather such as severe thunderstorms could have been a factor.

  • 1 dead, hundreds stranded in Greek ferry disaster

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of passengers and crew braved smokey fire, frigid temperatures and gale-force winds Sunday as they waited for nearly a day to be evacuated from a burning ferry adrift in rough seas between Italy and Albania. At least one person died and two were injured in the risky rescue operation. The Italian Navy said 190 of the 478 people on the ferry, sailing from the Greek port of Patras to Ancona in Italy, had been evacuated by late Sunday night. Most were airlifted by helicopter to other merchant vessels sailing nearby, though a few were flown to hospitals in southern Italy to be treated for hypothermia. "It will be a very difficult night.

  • Indonesian official says search resumes for passenger jet that went missing 24 hours ago

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian official says search resumes for passenger jet that went missing 24 hours ago.

  • Murray breaks Smith's Cowboys season rushing mark

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — DeMarco Murray broke the franchise single-season rushing record for the Dallas Cowboys, passing Emmitt Smith in the first quarter of Sunday's 44-17 win over the Washington Redskins. Murray set the mark with a 32-yard run that included a nice cutback, leaving safety Ryan Clark flat-footed at the line of scrimmage. Murray finished with 100 yards on 20 carries to end the season with 1,845 yards, bettering Smith's tally of 1,773 yards in 1995. "I couldn't be happier for him," Smith said. "He is very deserving of this recognition. ... I am proud of him because I know how hard it is to do what he did this year. I am also proud because I've watched him bounce back from some injury setbacks in his first few yea

  • OU football: Q&A with Clemson coach Dabo Swinney

    COMPILED BY BERRY TRAMEL, Staff Writer, btramel@opubco.com | Published: Sun, Dec 28, 2014

    Dabo Swinney, 45, became Clemson’s head coach in mid-season 2008. Since then, he’s fashioned a 60-26 record and coached the Tigers to two Orange Bowls, their first major bowl in 30 years. Swinney talked to The Oklahoman as his Tigers prepared to face Oklahoma in Monday’s Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, Fla. Q: What have your seniors meant to the program? A: “This has been a special group. They've not only led on the field, but they've led off the field. All these guys are going to have their degrees. The winningest senior class in school history. Hopefully we can find a way to win and send them out with another victory, a 42nd win, which would be quite an accomplishment from where we were six years ago.

  • Arizona police officer killed; suspect dead

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A northern Arizona police officer killed over the weekend was shot repeatedly at close range by a domestic violence suspect after calmly asking the man if he could pat him down for any weapons, authorities said Sunday. Flagstaff Officer Tyler J. Stewart, 24, died Saturday at Flagstaff Medical Center shortly after being shot multiple times. Stewart had responded to a domestic violence call from the suspect's girlfriend at about 11 a.m. Saturday, police Sgt. Margaret Bentzen said. The woman told the officer she had an argument with Robert W. Smith, 28, and that he had left the area.

  • Chris Rock and wife Malaak Compton-Rock headed for divorce

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Rock filed for divorce from his wife Malaak Compton-Rock, a statement from his representative confirmed Sunday. The statement went on to specify that Rock and his family request privacy as they go through this process because it is a personal matter. Comedian Chris Rock and philanthropist Malaak Compton-Rock had been married for 19 years and have two daughters, Lola Simone, 12, and Zahra Savannah, 10.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Mavericks

    staff reports | Updated: 3 hr ago

    The Oklahoma City Thunder takes its two-game winnings streak into Dallas to face off against the Mavericks. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the web.

  • Hearse stolen outside church with casket inside

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pastor's wife says a hearse was stolen from outside a Southern California church ahead of funeral services with a casket inside. The Los Angeles Times reports Sunday (http://lat.ms/1H8pjVe ) that the hearse was idling outside Ebenezer Baptist Church in South Los Angeles while the funeral director arranged flowers for Saturday morning services for 19-year-old Jonté Lee Reed. Shirley Little, the pastor's wife, says the director called ministry friends for help when he saw the hearse was missing. Little says family members driving to the funeral had been notified and stopped the hearse four blocks from the church. KTLA-TV reports that police detained the man, whose mental condition will be eva

  • Key decisions on drones likely from Congress

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress next year. Federal Aviation Administration officials have said they want to release proposed rules before the end of this month, but other government and industry officials say they are likely to be delayed until January. Meanwhile, except for a small number of companies that have received FAA exemptions, a ban on commercial drone flights remains in place. Even after rules are proposed, it is likely to be two or three years before regulations become final. That's too long to wait, say drone industry offi

  • Oklahoma State baseball ranked 5th in poll

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State baseball team is ranked fifth in the nation in the Collegiate Baseball Fabulous 40 NCAA Division I Preseason Poll. The Cowboys have five position players and 12 pitchers returning from last season's team that went 48-18 and won the Big 12 Conference, then advanced to the NCAA Super Regionals. Defending national champion Vanderbilt is ranked No. 1 in the poll, followed by TCU, Virginia, LSU and OSU OSU opens the 2015 season Feb. 13 at Arizona State.

  • Ferguson officer placed on unpaid leave after calling Michael Brown memorial 'a pile of trash'

    Published: Sun, Dec 28, 2014

    The spokesman for the Ferguson, Mo., police department has been placed on unpaid leave after calling the makeshift memorial to slain teenager Michael Brown a "pile of trash in the middle of the street."

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    ROME (AP) — Italy: 1 person dead, another injured in fire disaster on ferry bound from Greece to Italy.

  • The Year's 29 Most Spectacular Space Photos

    Published: Sun, Dec 28, 2014

    The year 2014 was a stellar one for spaceflight, what with ESA's Rosetta mission putting a robotic lander on a distant comet and NASA successfully testing its Orion spacecraft. But 2014 was also a great year for space photography.

  • 'Harry Potter' Star David Ryall Dies at 79

    Published: Sun, Dec 28, 2014

    Veteran British character actor David Ryall, who's best known to mainstream American audiences as “Harry Potter's” Elphias Doge, died on Christmas Day. He was 79.

  • Fight breaks out in Opry Mills Mall food court

    Published: Sun, Dec 28, 2014

    Metro Police responded to reports of a large fight in the food court of Opry Mills Mall Saturday evening.