• Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Hornets

    staff reports | Yesterday

    Coming off a big win against San Antonio, the Oklahoma City Thunder returns home to face the Charlotte Hornets. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the web.

  • Jeb Bush stepping down from Tenet Healthcare board


    MIAMI (AP) — As he takes steps toward a presidential run, Jeb Bush is resigning from the board of Tenet Healthcare Corp. The health care company said in a regulatory filing Wednesday that the former Florida governor told Tenet's board of directors that he would step down at the end of the year. Bush has been a director since 2007. The move comes as Bush explores a presidential run and unwinds some of his business commitments. A Bush spokesman said last week that the potential Republican contender will leave his advisory role with British banking giant Barclays by Dec. 31. Bush's ties to Tenet, as well as other financial firms, could complicate a potential campaign.

  • Jack carries Nets past Celtics, 109-107


    BOSTON (AP) — Only later could Brooklyn coach Lionel Hollins crack a smile. "I was holding my breath," he said. And with good reason. The Nets escaped with a 109-107 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday in a game that ended with Jared Sullinger's shot at the buzzer rimming out. The miss came after Jarrett Jack nailed a tiebreaking jumper in the lane with 28 seconds to play and finished with 27 points. Boston had sliced it to 108-107 on Avery Bradley's 3-pointer with 1.7 seconds left. Brooklyn's Joe Johnson then went the line and sank the second of two free throws with 1.5 to go. Without a timeout, Boston's Gerald Wallace, who had just entered the game for the first time, made a terrific pass to Sullin

  • Arizona's Lindley back at starter, Stanton has infection


    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — More news surrounding the turbulent quarterback predicament of the Arizona Cardinals. Ryan Lindley is back as the starter, and Drew Stanton has been treated for an infection in his sprained right knee, a setback in his attempt to return for the playoffs. Coach Bruce Arians initially said rookie Logan Thomas would start in Sunday's regular-season finale at San Francisco. But he said Friday he changed his mind based on Thomas' performances in practice. "I was hoping that he (Thomas) was going to be able to handle it," Arians said, "but it's not the time right now." Stanton, who has missed the last two games, experienced swelling in his knee on Wednesday.

  • 10th anniversary of tsunami is marked with tears


    PERELIYA, Sri Lanka (AP) — A packed train in Sri Lanka that was swept off the tracks by waves as big as elephants. A boat patrolling off Thailand's shore hurled more than a mile inland. Streets in Indonesia turned into roaring rivers that carried people to their deaths. Vivid and terrifying memories such as these were recalled Friday at ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left nearly a quarter-million people dead in one of modern history's worst natural disasters. The Dec. 26, 2004, tsunami was triggered by a magnitude-9.

  • Bodies of woman, 3 grandsons found in burned home


    WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio (AP) — Three boys who spent the night with their grandmother so she wouldn't be alone on Christmas died with her Friday morning as a fire engulfed her home, authorities said. Fayette County coroner Dr. Dennis Mesker said the badly burned bodies were turned over to the Montgomery County coroner's office for autopsies and confirmation. They were tentatively identified as 60-year-old Terry Harris and three brothers: 14-year-old Kenyon, 11-year-old Broderick and 9-year-old Braylon Harris. Terry Harris lived alone in the single-story, ranch-style house that was destroyed by the fire reported shortly after 4 a.m. The boys lived two houses down with their parents.

  • UPDATE: Silver Alert canceled for Oklahoma City man

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    Clifford Scroggins, 53, walked away from Aspen Way Apartments, 1000 NW 88, and hasn’t been seen since about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, police reported.

  • City prepares for possibility of wintry weather

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Dec 26, 2014

    A six-person strike team will report in at midnight should snow and ice move into Oklahoma City, according to a news release from the city.

  • Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap war prisoners


    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russia rebels exchanged nearly 370 prisoners Friday, a major step toward easing hostilities in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine handed over 222 prisoners and the rebels released 145 people, according to Russia's state RIA Novosti news agency — the biggest one-time prisoners swap since the pro-Russian insurgency flared up in eastern Ukraine in April. The Interfax news agency quoted Svyatoslav Tsegolko, a spokesman for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, saying that 146 Ukrainian prisoners were released Friday and another four will be freed on Saturday. The figures corresponded to an earlier Ukrainian official statement, which said that 150 Ukrainian prisoners were to be relea

  • OU chat recap: Ryan Aber talks transfers, QB competition and which conference has the clout

    Erik Horne | Yesterday

    There was plenty to talk about on the Power Lunch chat Friday. OU beat writer Ryan Aber answered questions about the Sooners ranging from players who are potentially on the way out to what will happen with the quarterback competition in the spring. Here’s some of the best: Question from Aaron: Do you think Keith […]

  • Pregnant woman taken off life support in Ireland


    DUBLIN (AP) — A brain-dead pregnant woman was taken off life support Friday after a court ruled that her 18-week-old fetus was doomed to die — a case that exposed fear and confusion among doctors over how to apply Ireland's strict ban on abortion in an age of medical innovation. The three-judge Dublin High Court said that all artificial support for the woman should end more than three weeks after she was declared clinically dead. Her relatives gathered at a hospital in the Irish Midlands to bid farewell to the unidentified woman, who was in her late 20s and had two young children. In their 29-page ruling, the judges accepted testimony from seven doctors who said the fetus couldn't survive for the extra two months of devel

  • Blue acquires Reggie Williams and future draft pick

    Published: Fri, Dec 26, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Blue has acquired guard Reggie Williams through its returning player rights. Williams previously played for the Oklahoma City Thunder and its D-League affiliate. He's played in 180 games with Golden State, Charlotte and Oklahoma City over his five-year career. The Blue also acquired a third-round pick in the 2015 NBA D-League Draft from the Westchester Knicks in exchange for forward Ron Anderson.

  • Kansas State's John Currie: Don't rush to a championship game

    Berry Tramel | Yesterday

    In the wake of being overlooked for the inaugural College Football Playoff, there is much talk of the Big 12 staging a conference championship game, even with the 10-team format. The NCAA is likely to grant the Big 12 a waiver so that it could stage a game if it desires. But I chatted with […]

  • Vatican arrests activist who bared chest in square


    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has arrested the Femen activist who on Christmas Day bared her chest and snatched the statue of Baby Jesus in the life-size Nativity scene in the center of St. Peter's Square, a spokesman said Friday, emphasizing that the protest insulted the faithful gathered to celebrate Christmas. Ukrainian activist Yana Zhdanova was being held for questioning, with possible charges including carrying out obscene acts in public, insults and theft. A topless Zhdanova grabbed the Baby Jesus statue about an hour after the pope offered his Christmas blessing Thursday. A Vatican guard immediately covered her with his cape and detained her, while Zhdanova, still clutching the figure, shouted "God is woman." <

  • Lawmaker responding to city-run gas station


    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky lawmaker says his hometown city hall intruded into the free market by going into the retail gas business, and he's preparing legislation that could shut down the pumps to the public. Republican Sen. Chris Girdler's proposal comes months after the city of Somerset opened a retail gas station. The no-frills venture on the outskirts of town unnerved filling station and convenience store operators. Girdler said his bill seeks to assure private business that government won't compete for their customers. "If that has ramifications for the Somerset city gas station, then so be it," Girdler said in a phone interview. "Government has a hard enough time running itself. The last thing it should attempt

  • Ohio fire marshal spokesman: 4 bodies pulled from burned home where kids were visiting grandma


    WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio fire marshal spokesman: 4 bodies pulled from burned home where kids were visiting grandma.

  • UPDATE: I-40 reopened after tractor-trailer dumps rock at Hydro, Oklahoma Friday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    A tractor-trailer dumped rock on I-40 in Caddo County, Oklahoma. One lane eastbound was blocked at the Hyrdro exit, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports

  • Police pursuit in northwest Oklahoma City reported

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    A pursuit has been reported in northwest Oklahoma City Friday.

  • Cloudy skies Friday in Oklahoma, chance for snow Saturday morning

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Dec 26, 2014

    Temperatures will be near 56 degrees Friday in central Oklahoma. There is a chance for rain late Friday and then a chance for snow before noon Saturday.

  • A Turkish teenager arrested for allegedly insulting the president has been released


    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish teenager arrested for allegedly insulting the president has been released.