• Sunny and 60s with wind Friday in central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Winds will gust up to 29 mph in central Oklahoma Friday. Temperatures will be in the mid-60s.

  • Ferguson protests move to Target, Wal-Mart stores

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MANCHESTER, Mo. (AP) — Dozens of people have interrupted holiday shopping at major retail stores around the St. Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. The protests began Thanksgiving night and continued early Friday. Protesters spent a few minutes at each store, shouting inside as law enforcement stood watch. There was no immediate word of any arrests. According to Johnetta Elzie, who had been tweeting and posting videos of the protests, demonstrations occurred at a Wal-Mart and Target in Brentwood, two Wal-Marts in St. Charles and one Wal-Mart in Manchester. In the suburb of Ferguson, where Brown was shot on Aug. 9, it was a quiet holiday night.

  • Sherman's big night leads Seattle past 49ers again

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Richard Sherman offered one final challenge to San Francisco: "I told their sideline if they threw it my way I'd end the game." He did exactly that — just like last time. Sherman provided the moment of the game against the 49ers once again, a mere 10 months after his touchdown-saving deflection in the NFC championship that sent the Seattle Seahawks to the Super Bowl. Sherman set up the only touchdown with another key defensive play in this heated rivalry, then made a second interception with the 49ers driving late, and the Seahawks ended a five-game losing streak on San Francisco's home field with a 19-3 win Thursday night. "The second one was pretty entertaining. I was laughing the

  • Jailed woman “devastated” after boyfriend arrested in wife's fatal shooting

    BY NOLAN CLAY, Staff Writer | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Woman jailed in Duncan was “crazy in love” with married boyfriend, who claimed to be an FBI agent, friend says.

  • Boykin and No. 6 TCU romp over Texas, 48-10

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — TCU took the field on Thanksgiving night determined to send a message to the rest of college football. The sixth-ranked Horned Frogs delivered one with a 48-10 romp over Texas, and the tens of thousands of their fans who stuck around to the end will be happy to keep chanting "T-C-U!" to anyone who may have missed it. Are you listening, College Football Playoff committee? Trevone Boykin passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, and TCU's defense dominated the Longhorns and quarterback Tyrone Swoopes, sending Texas to one of the worst home losses in program history. The win kept the Horned Frogs (10-1, 7-1) in the hunt for their first Big 12 title.

  • In Oklahoma and across the nation, “Black Friday” begins ... on Thursday

    BY JENNIFER PALMER, Staff Writer | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Oklahoma shoppers lined up for deals about dusk, with many retailers opening at 5 or 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

  • Five die in four separate Oklahoma accidents

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Five people have died as a result of four Oklahoma crashes, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Norman Police Department.

  • Drugmaker Gave Large Payments to Doctors With Troubled Track Records

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    c.2014 New York Times News Service Dr. Judson Somerville, a pain specialist in Laredo, Texas, received $67,000 in speaking fees, travel and meals in 2013 to promote a powerful and addictive painkiller called Subsys, according to a new federal database of payments that drug companies make to physicians. But while Insys Therapeutics, the Arizona company that makes the product, was paying Somerville to promote it, he was under investigation by the Texas Medical Board. In December, the board ordered him to stop prescribing painkillers after it found that he had authorized employees to hand out pre-signed prescriptions to patients and after it learned that three of his patients had died in 2012 of drug overdoses, most likely from

  • Pele says 'nothing serious' with him

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian great Pele says he is not seriously ill, easing fears Thursday that his health deteriorated even though a hospital said he was in intensive care and undergoing renal support treatment. The 74-year-old Pele used his official Twitter account to deny widespread reports that said his condition worsened and that he was put in intensive care to treat a urinary tract infection. "I want to take this opportunity to let you know that I am doing fine," he said. "I was not put into intensive care today, I was simply relocated to a special room within the hospital for privacy purposes only." Pele had an operation to remove kidney stones on Nov. 13, but he was readmitted to the hospital on Monday after be

  • Thousands pour into Edmond Community Thanksgiving Dinner at UCO

    BY ROBERT MEDLEY, Staff Writer | Updated: 8 hr ago

    It was a day of tradition and family for those at the Edmond Community Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday. More than 3,000 Oklahomans had a free turkey dinner.

  • Eagles roll over Cowboys 33-10 for NFC East lead

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — LeSean McCoy threw open his arms just before crossing the goal line on a touchdown run that essentially put away another big win over the Dallas Cowboys. While Philadelphia didn't walk off with a playoff berth in hand after beating the Cowboys 33-10 on Thursday, it was a sweet Thanksgiving for McCoy, Mark Sanchez and the Eagles. McCoy ran for 159 yards and a touchdown, Sanchez had his first scoring run in almost three years and the Eagles rolled in a matchup of NFC East co-leaders on the field where McCoy clinched last season's rushing title and Philadelphia won a playoffs-or-bust finale. "This really felt like last year," said McCoy, who had a season-high 25 carries. "It really did.

  • Five-minute guide to Friday's Oklahoma high school football playoff games

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: 8 hr ago

    McAlester and Lawton MacArthur meet in a rematch of last year’s semifinals.

  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said. The 81-year-old jurist was sent home and was expected to be at work when the court hears its next round of oral arguments on Monday, spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said. Ginsburg was rushed to MedStar Washington Hospital Center late Tuesday after experiencing discomfort during exercise with a personal trainer. She has had a series of health problems, including colorectal cancer in 1999 and pancreatic cancer in 2009.

  • Full holiday menu for Obamas, plus 6 pies

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday's basics. He also continued a tradition of telephoning members of the armed forces to thank them for their service. Obama called members from each of the military services and participated in a conference call with troops in West Africa. A White House summary of the calls said Obama told them their varied missions, from helping to stamp out Ebola to prosecuting the war against Islamic State militants, had one primary objective — keeping the American people safe and secure.

  • US celebrates Thanksgiving with parades, turkey

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans across the country marked Thanksgiving Day with lots of turkey, football, parades and early shopping, while many overcame nasty weather, power outages and even being buried in the snow. At the White House, President Barack Obama spent a quiet holiday with a traditional meal. Here's a look at how Americans celebrated: ___ A MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY SUCCESS Heavy security including bomb-sniffing dogs and police helicopters protected spectators of all ages who lined the route of the nationally televised Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which counted Thomas the Tank Engine, Paddington bear and the Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger among its six new giant balloons.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Thunder waives point guard Sebastian Telfair

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    The most significant aspect of the move is its implications for injured stars Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. There is a growing belief that one or both could rejoin the lineup soon, perhaps as early as Friday against New York.

  • Five observations from Oklahoma's 59-46 win over Butler

    Ryan Aber | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Oklahoma got off to a quick start and did enough in the second half to keep the game from getting too interesting as the Sooners beat Butler 59-46 to advance to Friday’s 3:30 p.m. championship game against Wisconsin at the Battle 4 Atlantis. The  game will be televised on ESPN. Here are five observations from the […]

  • Venezuela says 13 dead in prison disturbance

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's government said at least 13 prisoners died of drug overdoses after inmates stormed a prison infirmary during protests demanding better living conditions, though activists on Thursday questioned the official version and said the death toll could be far higher. The disturbances at the David Viloria penitentiary began Monday when a group of inmates went on a hunger strike seeking to force out the jail's new warden, the Prisons Ministry said. National Guardsmen were called in to restore calm and dozens of prisoners were transferred. The government said 145 inmates were being treated for intoxication.

  • Johnson shines in Detroit's 34-17 win over Chicago

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — After a week of questions about his limited production of late, Calvin Johnson lifted Detroit's offense with an emphatic reminder that he's still one of the game's most dynamic players. Johnson caught 11 passes for 146 yards with a pair of first-half touchdowns, and the Lions boosted their postseason hopes with a 34-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Thursday. Johnson had been held under 60 yards in two of three games since returning from an ankle injury, and there were rumblings that the 29-year-old receiver was slowing down, but he quieted a lot of those concerns with perhaps his best game of the season. "Guys still believe in what we got going here," Johnson said.

  • BC-Washington News Coverage,ADVISORY

    Updated: 12 hr ago

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