• Shooting leaves Oklahoma City woman dead

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Officers responded to a reported shooting shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday in the 500 block of N Sweetgum Avenue. When they arrived, they found a woman with several gunshot wounds, said Officer Jeff Dutton, a spokesoman for the Oklahoma City Police Department.

  • Live Coverage: OU vs. Kansas

    staff reports | Updated: 1 hr ago

    OU welcomes Kansas to Norman for another Big 12 showdown. The game has been delayed until at least 12:30 (lightning). Follow our live coverage for updates from The Oklahoman staff.

  • Strong quake strikes Nagano city in central Japan; no immediate reports of injuries or damage

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Strong quake strikes Nagano city in central Japan; no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

  • Parties Extra! Video---Christmas lights, parties, ice scupltures---Judy Lehmbeck and Dewey Beene

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: 6 hr ago

    [brightcove]3904037791001[/brightcove] Judy Lehmbeck and Dewey Beene talk about upcoming holiday parties and innovative lighting.

  • 10 famous Oklahomans, then and now

    Richard Hall | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Ah, the Hollywood Sign. It has long since been a symbol of “making it.” You know, picking yourself up by your bootstraps and getting things done how only you can.

  • Oklahoman.com: Holding the newspaper on your phone

    Alan Herzberger | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    I had the opportunity to speak with a longtime subscriber a couple of weeks ago. She’s been reading The Oklahoman every day for years and likes holding the printed newspaper, but she’s comfortable with technology and also uses our products on her mobile devices. She has downloaded The Oklahoman’s iPad app, The Oklahoman iPad Print […]

  • Rain, thunderstorms in eastern United States could spell flight delays for Oklahoma Thanksgiving travelers

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Heavy rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast Saturday and Sunday in Oklahoma City. Several of the nation’s busiest airports are also expected to see bad weather early next week, possibly leading to delays and cancellations.

  • Climate scientists predict 2014 will be hottest year on record, Oklahoma drought lingers

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 14 hr ago

    During a conference call with national media Thursday, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers said last month was the warmest October on record globally, representing the fifth monthly heat record set this year.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — US judge nixes plan to allow sports betting at New Jersey casinos, tracks ; appeal expected.

  • Muskogee man dies in accident Friday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Gregory Standifer, 44, was killed Friday afternoon after failing to negotiate a curve, causing his vehicle to strike a cliff face, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

  • Police arrest student after Moore High School evacuated due to threat

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 16 hr ago

    Friday, a school employee notified administrators at Moore High School of an email that had been received threatening harm to students and staff at the school.

  • Court charges two more men in 2009 'Cathouse' killings in Oklahoma City

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Jonathan Allen Cochran, 35, and Russell Lee Hogshooter, 37, were charged Friday in Oklahoma County District Court with six counts of first-degree murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder.

  • University of Central Oklahoma police investigate possible armed robbery on campus

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    About 11 p.m. Thursday, a man reportedly armed with a small-caliber revolver approached another man sitting in a parked car near Washington and Ayers streets, according to police. The suspect showed the man the weapon and demanded money, police said.

  • Muskogee police investigate death of malnourished boy

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Police are investigating to determine whether neglect played a role in the death of a 12-year-old boy.

  • House GOP sues Obama administration on health law

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans filed a federal lawsuit Friday accusing the Obama administration of exceeding its constitutional powers in carrying out President Barack Obama's prized health care law, giving legal voice to conservatives who have long protested that he has abused his office's authority. Democrats said Obama had acted legally and mocked the case as an unwinnable, politically motivated attack. Legal experts expressed doubts that the GOP would prevail or that the case could be concluded during Obama's presidency. The suit echoed Republican complaints over Obama's Thursday night announcement of executive actions preventing the deportation of 5 million people who immigrated to the U.S. illegally.

  • Champions-only playoff would enhance regular season

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 18 hr ago

    We have an expanded playoff in college football, and now we have lots of clamoring for an even bigger playoff. Eight teams is what we need, said both Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw and Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford. Actually, the best playoff would be a system that includes only conference champions. That would […]

  • House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees. Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the investigation of the politically charged incident determined that there was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue, and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria. In the immediate aftermath of the attack, intelligence about who carried it out and why was con

  • Obama launches sales mission on immigration

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mounting an offensive behind his immigration directives, President Barack Obama on Friday insisted House Republicans must take up a comprehensive immigration overhaul but said the system is so unfair that it needs the type of fixes that he initiated on his own. "Our immigration system has been broken for a very long time and everybody knows it," he said. "We can't afford it anymore." Speaking at the Las Vegas high school where he launched his drive for Congress to send him an immigration bill, Obama outlined steps he has taken to help millions of people living in the country illegally. The measures are designed to make nearly 5 million of those immigrants eligible for protection from deportation and for wor

  • Stymied? Republicans seek immigration response

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — United against President Barack Obama but uncertain how to stop him, outraged Republicans struggled for a response on immigration Friday that would check the president without veering into talk of impeachment or a government shutdown. Their remedy was far from clear. Republicans weighed filing a lawsuit. Or trying to block funding for Obama's move. Or advancing immigration measures of their own. But the party was divided, and Obama's veto pen seemed to give him the upper hand.

  • Texas OKs most new history textbooks amid outcry

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' school board approved new history textbooks Friday for use across the nation's second-largest state, but only after defeating six and seeing a top publisher withdraw a seventh — capping months of outcry over lessons some academics say exaggerate the influence of Moses in American democracy and negatively portray Muslims. The State Board of Education sanctioned 89 books and classroom software packages that more than 5 million public school students will begin using next fall. But it took hours of sometimes testy discussion and left publishers scrambling to make hundreds of last-minute edits, some to no avail. A proposal to delay the vote to allow the board and general public to better check those chan