• Assist leaders: Police officers reach community through basketball program

    BY DARLA SLIPKE Staff Writer dslipke@oklahoman.com | Updated: 14 hr ago

    The annual Jammin' Hoopsfest event provides a fun, safe environment for local youth on Thursday nights during the summer and allows the community to connect with Oklahoma City law enforcement officers in a positive way, organizers say.

  • GUSHING INTO CUSHING: Oil fills major storage hub in small Oklahoma town

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: 14 hr ago

    Cushing, Oklahoma, is the country’s largest commercial storage hub. It is home to 57.7 million barrels of oil, or about 12.5 percent of the country’s commercial stockpiles. The percentage is up from 4.9 percent one year ago, when oil was still selling for about $100 a barrel.

  • Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper triggers election campaign ahead of Oct. 19 vote

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper triggers election campaign ahead of Oct. 19 vote.

  • Emotional scenes as South Sudan gains Olympic status

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — With an Olympic flag draped around his neck, the official from South Sudan couldn't contain his emotion. Moments after his war-torn country was officially recognized by the IOC on Sunday, Tong Chor Malke Deran wiped tears from his eyes and later broke down when talking about the plight of his nation's athletes. The decision means the world's newest nation will be able to have its competitors enter the stadium in Rio de Janeiro next year behind their own flag. More importantly, the country's near non-existent sporting infrastructure and athletes will receive funding assistance from the IOC. South Sudan, which split from Sudan and became independent in 2011, has been hit by civil war for th

  • Zimbabwe alleges a second American killed a lion in an illegal hunt several months ago.

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe alleges a second American killed a lion in an illegal hunt several months ago.

  • Malaysian official: New debris found in Reunion belongs to 'domestic ladder,' not a plane part

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — Malaysian official: New debris found in Reunion belongs to 'domestic ladder,' not a plane part.

  • Egypt court postpones Al-Jazeera English verdict to Aug. 29

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday again postponed announcing a verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists, extending the long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists. The case against Canadian national Mohammed Fahmy, Australian journalist Peter Greste and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed embroiled their journalism into the wider conflict between Egypt and Qatar following the 2013 military ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Judge Hassan Farid, who oversaw the case against the three, did not attend Sunday's hearing. Another judge, Essam Aboul Ella, announced the case had been postponed. "It's more suffering for us, more waiting," Moha

  • Burundi official says country's former intelligence chief, ally of president, has been killed

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi official says country's former intelligence chief, ally of president, has been killed .

  • Verizon workers to stay on job without new contract

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon and unions representing workers in nine states said employees will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled. The wireless carrier and leaders of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers announced the decision early Sunday, shortly after a contract covering 39,000 workers expired. The unions said they are prepared to schedule regular bargaining sessions, but that they will leave the sites of their round-the-clock negotiations in Philadelphia and Rye, New York.

  • Memphis police officer shot, killed during traffic stop in Tennessee; suspect still on the run


    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis police officer shot, killed during traffic stop in Tennessee; suspect still on the run.

  • Why should I enroll for my online account?

    Tribune News Service (TNS) Tribune Content Agency | Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Q: Why should I sign up for a my Social Security online account? A: My Social Security gives you a personal online account you can securely use to check your Social Security information and do business with us.

  • Childhood friends, artists bring color back to historic totem pole

    By HANNAH COVINGTON Tulsa World hannah.covington@tulsaworld.com | Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    FOYIL — Artists Erin Turner and Margo Hoover move the platform of their lift with the sun. All day they paint and chase the shade, orbiting the largest totem pole at Ed Galloway Totem Pole Park. “It’s like our sundial,” Hoover, 30, said as the pair took a break from painting on Wednesday morning. For more than a year, the aging totem pole and popular Route 66 attraction has been the center of their worlds. The Tulsa natives went to middle school together but left Oklahoma years ago to pursue art careers on opposite coasts — Turner as a freelance artist in Brooklyn and Hoover as an art teacher in Oakland, Calif.

  • Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation looks at telemedicine

    BY STEPHEN PRESCOTT For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation recently studied care by video conferencing for multiple sclerosis patients.

  • OSU Camp Cowboy spurs freshmen onward

    By K.S. McNUTT Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Camp Cowboy at Oklahoma State University was launched 17 years ago at the urging of student leaders who wanted to help freshmen transition to college.

  • If the Fed raises interest rates as expected, what is most likely to happen to markets?

    Malcolm Berko | Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Dear Mr. Berko: I just retired at age 67, and my certified public accountant, who is a friend, insists that I hire a money manager to run my $680,000 individual retirement account. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to find a money manager to trust? I trust your recommendations, so could you please suggest a money manager in Cleveland? Lastly, could you tell me what the Dow Jones industrial average will do when the Federal Reserve raises interest rates this year? With unemployment at 5.4 percent, which matches pre-Great Recession numbers, higher rates seem to be a certainty pretty soon.

  • State veteran recalls risky rescue mission in WWII

    By Brian Blansett, The Tri-County Herald | Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    In 1945, Glenn Leak was in the Philippines and took part in a mission to rescue 2,100 men, women and children held at the Los Banos internment camp by the Japanese army.

  • State’s forfeiture laws are in need of reform

    BY TRENT ENGLAND AND GENE PERRY | Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    The Fourth Amendment protects Americans from unreasonable searches and seizures, while the Fifth Amendment requires due process and just compensation for property taken by the government for public use. So, how did we get to a point in history where government is seizing personal property with no compensation and little to no evidence of a crime? This upside-down process is called “civil asset forfeiture” and it certainly does not line up with our nation’s constitutional ideals. Property is seized by government officials supposedly because it’s connected to criminal activity. Yet many seizures are not accompanied by a conviction, or even the filing of charges.

  • Tallgrass Prairie Preserve's bison herd rebounds from disease scare

    By RHETT MORGAN Tulsa World rhett.morgran@tulsaworld.com | Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    PAWHUSKA — It’s mating season on the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, and the boys are showing off for the girls. A bull bison wallows in the dirt. Another kicks at the sod. From the rear of the herd trots more beefcake, and two more males lock horns in a dust-up that lasts several minutes. A window of his pickup rolled down, Preserve Director Bob Hamilton takes in the sights — and the come-hither roars of the males — from only a few feet away. “I just love that sound,” he said. “It’s like lions on the prairie.” Hamilton spoke as a man at peace, a far cry from his mood a year or so ago.

  • Success by Trump would be downfall of the GOP

    Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    WASHINGTON — At this point in the 2016 presidential campaign, the noble, elusive stag of political rhetoric is pretty much road kill. This judgment is unfair to a few candidates — Rick Perry, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio come to mind — delivering thoughtful speeches. But in portions of the GOP field, the normal limits of civility have been crossed and recrossed in the relentless search for viral attention. Mike Huckabee compared the sitting president to a Nazi prison camp guard. Ted Cruz accused the Senate majority leader of being a liar. Donald Trump, well, opens his mouth. His opponents are invariably “clowns” and “stupid” and physically ugly. He mocks a war hero and reveals the cellphone number of another

  • Your Views

    Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Prater on target Regarding David Prater’s “Demonstrate our faith through deeds, not words” (Point of View, July 26): I am the daughter of a minister and am in total agreement with Prater concerning the placement of the Ten Commandments monument on public property. We have lost the admonition to love our neighbor as ourselves as we take sides over this piece of stone. The truths of the Ten Commandments should be carried in one’s heart and displayed through one’s action, not relegated to a rock on public property. As a taxpayer, I’m not happy that tax dollars were spent by our attorney general to attempt to persuade the Oklahoma Supreme Court to revisit its decision.