• deadCenter Film Festival visiting Bartlesville today

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    BARTLESVILLE – The deadCENTER Film Festival will visit Bartlesville today for a one-day festival from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Theater Bartlesville, 312 S Dewey Ave. The festival will include a community workshop and two screenings. All activities are free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to register at www.theaterbartlesville.com. DCFF is […]

  • Norway government rejects 2022 Winter Olympics

    Updated: 13 min ago

    OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norway's ruling government party has voted against Oslo's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Leading Conservative party members met Wednesday and voted against providing financial backing for the bid. The junior partner in the minority coalition voted against government support in May. Wednesday's vote means the Oslo bid will likely have to be dropped. That would leave just two cities in the race: Beijing and Almaty, Kazazhstan. Stockholm; Krakow, Poland; and Lviv, Ukraine, had pulled out earlier.

  • State TV: Greece's govt to call confidence vote

    Updated: 15 min ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's troubled coalition government said it would call a vote of confidence in parliament next week, hours after the country's leftwing opposition demanded early elections citing ongoing austerity measures. In an announcement Wednesday, read out on state television, the government said it would call for the vote, but gave no further details. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' conservative-led coalition could be forced to call an early election before March as it requires opposition support in parliament to elect a new president. The conservatives are currently trailing the opposition anti-bailout Syriza party in opinion polls.

  • Dow falls 200 points on disappointing economic news, drop in airline stocks over Ebola fears

    Updated: 27 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dow falls 200 points on disappointing economic news, drop in airline stocks over Ebola fears.

  • US construction spending down 0.8 percent

    Updated: 29 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending fell in August, the second decline in the past three months, with housing, non-residential and government projects all showing weakness. Construction spending dropped a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent after a 1.2 percent increase in July, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. The July increase followed a 1.6 percent June decline. The weakness was apparent in all sectors. Housing construction declined 0.1 percent, reflecting a big drop in spending on remodeling. Non-residential construction fell 1.4 percent while spending on government projects dropped 0.9 percent. In addition to the August decline, the government revised lower its estimates for activity in the previou

  • Palestinians: Israeli occupation must end in 2016

    Updated: 32 min ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 including East Jerusalem in a new push to achieve independence. The circulation of the draft resolution to council members follows Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' announcement to the U.N. General Assembly last Friday that he would ask the council to set a deadline for a pullout and dictate the ground rules for any talks with Israel.

  • Deep discount lures buyer for Revel casino

    Updated: 35 min ago

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — As one Atlantic City casino after another shut down and left thousands of workers jobless, Mayor Don Guardian insisted that the meltdown that claimed four of his city's 12 casinos since January was actually the opportunity of a lifetime for savvy investors. On Wednesday, someone finally agreed. A Canadian asset management company won a bankruptcy court auction for the failed Revel casino hotel and announced plans to re-open it as a casino. Toronto-based Brookfield US Holdings LLC will pay $110 million to buy the 2-year-old casino that cost $2.4 billion to build, adding it to casinos it owns in Las Vegas and the Bahamas.

  • Family of slain Moore woman issues statement

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Colleen Hufford’s family issued a statement Wednesday thanking family and friends who have offered messages of hope and prayer in the wake of her death. Hufford, 54, died Thursday after being attacked at Vaughan Foods in Moore.

  • OSU basketball: Five-star guard Jawun Evans commits to Cowboys

    john helsley | Updated: 54 min ago

    Oklahoma State’s 2015 basketball recruiting class received a needed jolt Wednesday, with five-star point guard Jawun Evans committing to the Cowboys. A 6-foot senior at Dallas Kimball High, Evans announced his decision via ESPN.com. He is a consensus pick as one of the nation’s premier point guards, rated as the No. 3 point by Scout.com. Some recruiting analysts consider Evans to be the top player overall in Texas. “The No. 1 asset that he brings is speed,” Scout.com analyst Brian Snow wrote in a pre-decision primer on Evans. “There might not be a faster player in the country getting baseline-to-baseline with the basketball than Evans. “Beyond just his speed, Evans is also

  • Oklahoma City unemployment down slightly

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Jobless rate down across 57 of state’s 77 counties

  • Threat leads to evacuation of Sandy Hook school

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MONROE, Conn. (AP) — A threat has led to the evacuation of the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Nancy Bartosik of the superintendent's office in the town of Monroe says the students are being moved Wednesday to a nearby school where they can be picked up by their parents. She says she does not immediately have information on the nature of the threat. A gunman killed 20 first-grade students and six educators at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on December 2012. The students resumed classes in a school in the neighboring town of Monroe, also called Sandy Hook Elementary School. The original school building was torn down last year.

  • Vehicle safety checks, Oklahoma Highway Patrol recruitment at open house in Stroud on Friday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is hosting an open house in Stroud on Friday. Vehicles will be checked for safety and troopers will be recruited.

  • GM says parts are ready to fix recalled small cars

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MILFORD, Mich. (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra says the company has enough parts available to fix all the faulty ignition switches that are blamed for at least 23 deaths nationwide. Barra told reporters at an investor conference Wednesday that GM's parts supplier finished making the parts a few days before a goal of early October. GM recalled 2.6 million cars in February and says it has repaired about 1.1 million. That's just under half the vehicles when scrapped cars are excluded. Barra says GM is trying to get the rest of the owners to bring their cars in for repairs. She also says GM sees nothing to indicate that it will spend more than the $400 million to $600 million it has estimated to compensate ignition s

  • Ford's US sales down 3 percent in September

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Ford's U.S. sales dipped 3 percent in September as the company cut back on truck discounts in anticipation of a new F-150 later this year. F-Series truck sales fell 1 percent to 59,863. It was the first time in seven months that F-Series sales fell below 60,000. Ford Motor Co. has temporarily closed one of its truck plants in Dearborn, Michigan, to retool for its new aluminum-clad F-150, which is due out later this year. It cut back on discounts in order to keep some trucks in stock during the shutdown. Ford's only car to see a sales increase was the Fusion midsize sedan, which saw sales climb 9 percent. SUV sales were down 2 percent. Escape small SUV sales dropped 4 percent, while sales of the la

  • GM's US sales up 19 percent in September

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' U.S. sales jumped 19 percent in September on big demand for its pickup trucks. GM's sales totaled 223,437 cars and trucks. Three of its four brands saw double-digit gains; Cadillac sales were flat compared with last September. Sales of the Chevrolet Silverado pickup rose 54 percent to 50,176, while the GMC Sierra pickup was up 25 percent to 16,763. General Motors Co. fueled the sales with good deals. J.D. Power and Associates estimates GM spent just under $5,000 in incentives per pickup, which was 30 percent, or $1,140, higher than a year ago. GM's SUV sales were also strong. Cadillac Escalade sales more than doubled, while Chevrolet Traverse sales rose 45 percent.

  • US construction spending falls 0.8 percent in August with widespread weakness in all sectors

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US construction spending falls 0.8 percent in August with widespread weakness in all sectors.

  • Chrysler's US sales jump 19 percent in September

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler Group says its U.S. sales rose 19 percent in September thanks to strong demand for the new Jeep Cherokee SUV and the Ram pickup. Cherokee sales rose to 14,639, surpassing the bigger Grand Cherokee and helping the Jeep brand increase sales by 47 percent over last September. The Cherokee went on sale last November. Ram truck sales rose 30 percent to 36,612. Both Chrysler and GM raised incentives on pickup trucks in September, hoping to steal buyers from Ford as Ford dropped back on deals and temporarily closed a factory to retool for its new aluminum-clad F-150. Fiat and Chrysler brand sales also rose. Dodge sales were down. Chrysler sold 169,890 cars and trucks, its best September since 20

  • UPDATE: Storms moving through Osage and Pawnee counties early Wednesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 6 hr ago

    There is a chance for rain Wednesday in central Oklahoma. Temperatures will reach 91 degrees.

  • Syrian official: 17 people killed, including 10 children, in car bombs near Homs school

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DAMASCUS (AP) — Syrian official: 17 people killed, including 10 children, in car bombs near Homs school.

  • Pro-democracy protesters vow to occupy government buildings if Hong Kong leader doesn't resign

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters vow to occupy government buildings if Hong Kong leader doesn't resign.