• Man gets life for rape of another homeless man along Tulsa trail

    By BILL BRAUN - Tulsa World | Updated: 11 min ago

    A man convicted of raping another man was sentenced Monday to life plus 10 years in prison. A Tulsa County jury last week found Jeffery Tallon guilty of first-degree rape by instrumentation and aggravated assault and battery. A 55-year-old man, described by police as homeless, was attacked on Aug. 13, 2012, along the Katy Trail east of Gilcrease Museum Road, police said. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Total CEO dead in runway crash; plow driver drunk

    Updated: 31 min ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who dedicated his career to the multinational oil company, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday. Three French crew members also died when the French-made Dassault Falcon 50 burst into flames after it hit the snowplow during takeoff from Vnukovo airport at 11:57 p.m. Monday local time. Tatyana Morozova, an official with the Investigative Committee, Russia's main investigative agency, said investigators are questioning the snowplow driver, who was not hurt, as well as air traffic controllers and witnesses.

  • Turner channels removed from Dish amid pact spat

    Updated: 35 min ago

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are no longer part of Dish's programming lineup as a deadline has passed for the satellite TV provider and Turner Broadcasting to renew their distribution agreement. Dish Network Corp. said Tuesday that Turner refused to extend the overall deal. But Turner— a division of Time Warner Inc. — said in a statement that it has worked for months to come up with a fair agreement and that the two sides have been unable to reach a deal. Other Turner channels removed from Dish's programming include Boomerang, Adult Swim, HLN, truTV, CNN en Espanol and Turner Classic Movies.

  • OSU Homecoming: More than a tradition

    By Chase Carter/Director of Communications, OSU Alumni Association | Updated: 51 min ago

    OSU celebration among largest in nation

  • Parties Extra! Video---David Walters and K.C. Moon discuss the John F. Kennedy Community Service Awards Banquet and the Santa Fe Family Life Center

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    [brightcove]3843030039001[/brightcove] We talk about the John F. Kennedy Community Service Awards Banquet on Parties Extra!

  • Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs. At the end of the show, the legendary designer himself emerged, supported by two of his models. He didn't walk on his own, and didn't go far, but he was beaming from ear to ear. He gave each model a peck on the cheek, and then returned to the wings, where models and staff could be heard cheering him enthusiastically. De la Renta, who dressed first ladies, socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, died Monday evening at his Connecticut home a

  • Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Delivering her sentence, Judge Thokozile Masipa cited the "gross negligence" the double-amputee Olympic runner showed when he shot Steenkamp multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home. Pistorius, who had cried and wretched during his trial, was unemotional as he stood to hear his sentence. His prison term begins immediately and he was led down a flight of stairs and toward holding cells before leaving the South African courthouse in the armored vehicle.

  • Staples investigating possible data breach

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Staples is looking into a potential credit card data breach and has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue. The office supplies retailer said Tuesday that if it turns up any data discrepancies during its investigation, customers won't be responsible for fraudulent activity on their credit cards as long as it is reported in a timely manner. "We take the protection of customer information very seriously, and are working to resolve the situation," spokesman Mark Cautela said in a statement. Earlier this month Sears Holdings Corp. reported a breach at its Kmart stores that started last month, saying some customers' credit and debit cards may have been compromised. Other breaches have

  • Temperatures in the low 80s in Oklahoma Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Warm weather is sticking around in central Oklahoma. Tuesday the high temperature will be near 81 degrees.

  • Man's body found in southwest Oklahoma City early Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    A man’s body was found in southwest Oklahoma City early Tuesday. Police are investigating his death as a homicide.

  • Review: Apple Pay in action

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — If there ever comes a day I can ditch my wallet and use my phone to pay for everything, I'll look back to my first purchase through Apple Pay: a Big Mac and medium fries for $5.44. That wallet-free day won't be coming for a while, if ever, but Apple's new payments system brings us much closer. There were a few unexpected steps setting up Apple Pay on Monday, and the employee at a local McDonald's looked befuddled as I stood there after waving an iPhone 6 over the wireless reader in front of the cash register. The transaction hadn't gone through, so she was waiting for me to pay. I thought I had, but I had pressed the phone's fingerprint ID sensor too hard, getting me out of the transaction instead of authorizing i

  • Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites, first ladies and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82. De la Renta died at home Monday evening in Connecticut surrounded by family, friends and "more than a few dogs," according to a handwritten statement signed by his stepdaughter Eliza Reed Bolen and her husband, Alex Bolen. The statement did not specify a cause of death, but de la Renta had spoken in the past of having cancer. "While our hearts are broken by the idea of life without Oscar, he is still very much with us. Oscar's hard work, his intelligence and his love of life are at the heart of our company," the statement said.

  • Four die in Oklahoma traffic accidents

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Four people died Sunday and Monday in two accidents , the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

  • Oklahoma City dignitaries formally kick off construction on whitewater park

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Oklahoma City dignitaries on Monday formally kicked off construction of the MAPS 3 whitewater park — which will be known as Riversport Rapids — in the Boathouse District.

  • University of Oklahoma president lifts ban on band members' free speech

    By K.S. McNutt, Staff Writer | Updated: 10 hr ago

    University of Oklahoma President David Boren revoked a participation agreement members of the Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band were required to sign. Boren said the requirement wasn’t submitted for review or approval.

  • Elected officials voice surprise at size of Oklahoma agency directors' pay increases

    By Randy Ellis, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Thirty Oklahoma agency directors were given raises of at least $10,000 last fiscal year, with 16 of them receiving raises that were double that amount or more, according to a report released by the state Office of Management and Enterprise Services.

  • CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients. Officials have been scrambling to come up with new advice for protective gear since two Dallas nurses became infected while caring for the first person diagnosed with the virus in the United States. The new guidelines set a firmer standard, calling for full-body garb and hoods that protect worker's necks; setting rigorous rules for removal of equipment and disinfection of gloved hands; and calling for a "site manager" to supervise the putting on and taking off of equipment.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, fashion designer to socialites and Hollywood stars, dies at 82.

  • Mustang school district confirms one case of viral meningitis

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    A sixth-grade student at Canyon Ridge Intermediate in Mustang, Oklahoma, has a confirmed case of viral meningitis, the officials at Mustang Public Schools reported.

  • Murder suspect escapes from Oklahoma's Bryan County jail, remains at-large

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writer | Updated: 11 hr ago

    An inmate arrested in March and charged with first-degree murder in the death of an Oklahoma man escaped Saturday from the Bryan County jail. Stewart Jay Raymond, 26, was still at large Monday afternoon.