• Man shot in northeast Oklahoma City late Wednesday dies, police report

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 24 min ago

    A man has died from a gunshot wound in northeast Oklahoma City late Wednesday. The shooting was near Martin Luther King Avenue and Meyers Place.

  • Applications for US jobless benefits rise to still-low 281,000, a sign of healthy job market

    Updated: 23 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US jobless benefits rise to still-low 281,000, a sign of healthy job market.

  • US unemployment rate falls to 5.3 percent as employers add 223,000 jobs in June

    Updated: 24 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US unemployment rate falls to 5.3 percent as employers add 223,000 jobs in June.

  • Sanders rolls, doubles support in Iowa, Clinton below 60% for first time | WashingtonExaminer.com

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Populist Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is on a roll, says the Washington Examiner, more than doubling his support in Iowa where the Democratic race is coming down to the independent against Hillary Rodham Clinton, with others like Vice President Joe Biden and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley becoming irrelevant. In a new Quinnipiac University poll of likely Iowa caucus-goers released Thursday, Clinton continues to lead, 52 percent to 33 percent for Sanders. That is a huge jump for the outspoken Sanders. In a May poll, it was Clinton by a margin of 60 percent to 15 percent.

  • Shots reported in building on Washington Navy Yard campus, lockdown underway, spokesman says

    Updated: 41 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Shots reported in building on Washington Navy Yard campus, lockdown underway, spokesman says.

  • Train derailment, fire prompts evacuation in Tennessee

    Updated: 43 min ago

    MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A car on a CSX train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, prompting the evacuation of thousands within a 2-mile radius. Blount County Fire Department Lt. Johnny Leatherwood said a call about the train derailment came in Wednesday night at 11:50 p.m. EDT in Maryville. Firefighters and hazardous materials workers were on the scene and the fire was still burning at 6:05 a.m. Thursday, he said. About 5,000 people in the area were being evacuated along with several businesses, Leatherwood said. In a statement, CSX said the train car that derailed was carrying acrylonitrile, a hazardous material used in a variety of industrial processes including mak

  • Reelz channel to air Miss USA after NBC drops pageant

    Updated: 55 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Reelz channel to air Miss USA after NBC drops pageant.

  • Everyone feels awful for Laura Bassett, whose own goal knocked England out of the World Cup

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Perhaps author and Huffington Post blogger Greg Hogben put it best on Twitter : “If your heart isn’t breaking for Laura Bassett, you’re not human.” Bassett contributed to Japan’s World Cup victory over England in the worst possible way — an improbable own goal in extra time. The score was tied at 1-1, despite England largely outplaying the defending World Cup champs, with just a couple of minutes to go before overtime, when this happened ...

  • Amy Winehouse documentary wins raves but angers family

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — In "Amy," performers as diverse as Yasiin Bey and Tony Bennett sing the praises of the late Amy Winehouse, and the documentary helps reclaim the talented, troubled singer as a musician, rather than a mess. Critics love it — but it has left her family hurt and angry. The singer's father, Mitch Winehouse, has branded the film inaccurate and misleading. He claims director Asif Kapadia depicts the family as doing too little to help the singer overcome addiction. "They have selectively edited what I said to suggest that me and my family were against her getting any kind of treatment," Mitch Winehouse told The Associated Press. "We took her dozens of times to detox and rehab over the years.

  • Car assembly line robot kills worker in Germany

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    CNN reports an automotive assembly line robot mortally injured a worker at a car factory in Germany this week, a prosecutor's office said. The man, 21, was installing the robot at a Volkswagen assembly line on Tuesday in Baunatal, which lies next to the city of Kassel, local newspaper the Hessische Niedersaechsische Allgemeine reported, citing a VW spokesman. The robot gripped him and pressed up him against a metal plate, crushing his chest. Despite efforts to revive him, the worker, an employee of a third-party vendor, later died in hospital, the paper reported.

  • Woman falls 400 feet to death in Colorado's Royal Gorge

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    DENVER- A 44-year-old woman plummeted 400 feet (120 meters) to her death from an observation deck overlooking the Royal Gorge canyon in the mountains of south-central Colorado, authorities said on Wednesday, Reuters reports. The victim fell from a platform at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, just northeast of a landmark bridge than spans a chasm 1,000 feet (300 meters) above the Arkansas River, the Canon City Police Department said in a statement.

  • Supreme Court rejects appeal in Fargo murder-for-hire scheme

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Supreme Court has rejected another appeal by an Oklahoma man convicted of hiring a hit man to kill his son-in-law in North Dakota. Gene Kirkpatrick is serving life in prison without parole for paying a man to kill Fargo dentist Philip Gattuso in October 2009 because Kirkpatrick thought Gattuso was a poor parent to his granddaughter. Kirkpatrick has appealed three times. In his latest appeal he said his attorney was ineffective during discussions about a possible plea deal. A district judge earlier ruled that Kirkpatrick misused the appeal process, and Supreme Court justices have affirmed that ruling. Kirkpatrick unsuccessfully appealed to the Supreme Court earlier this

  • Man sought in Tulsa motel slaying arrested in Chicago, along with girlfriend

    By COREY JONES - Tulsa World | Updated: 1 hr ago

    A couple were arrested in Chicago within 24 hours of each other this week in the June 6 slaying of a man at a Tulsa hotel party, Tulsa police homicide Sgt. Dave Walker said Wednesday. A third man also is being sought on a felony murder warrant, and pending DNA tests may link a fourth suspect to the scene as a lookout in the shooting, police said. Rodrick Latour Whiteside Jr. — or Roderick — was apprehended Tuesday night by fugitive task forces at his girlfriend’s Chicago apartment, according to a news release from Walker. The girlfriend, Jasmine Coleman, was arrested Wednesday in Chicago. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Judge orders grand jury convened to investigate Tulsa sheriff's office

    By COREY JONES Tulsa World corey.jones@tulsaworld.com | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Presiding Judge Rebecca Nightingale ordered that a grand jury be convened after hearing three hours of arguments and testimony and ruling against a motion to dismiss the petition calling for an investigation of the Tulsa County sheriff’s office. After court adjourned Tuesday afternoon, We the People Oklahoma supporters greeted the group’s founder, Marq Lewis, and attorney, Laurie Phillips, with smiles and congratulations. Petition quadrant leader Ali Canada — a witness in the hearing — walked out the courtroom doors with a raised fist, shouting, “Yes!” Lewis and Phillips soon followed.

  • Chance for showers, storms Thursday in central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    There is a 50 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms Thursday in central Oklahoma. Some storms could be severe.

  • Tunisian official says about 12 people detained in probe into deadly tourist hotel attack

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian official says about 12 people detained in probe into deadly tourist hotel attack .

  • Community briefs

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Learn about fall vegetable gardens during free class NORMAN — It’s not too early to think about fall vegetable gardens. Join Master Gardener Theresa January at 10 a.m. July 18 as she shares tips for planting in small spaces and recommends crops for fall. Learn about growing broccoli, cauliflower, green beans and other cool-weather, seasonal vegetables. The free class will be in the Extension Center classroom and the demonstration gardens at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 601 E Robinson St. For more information, call 321-4774.

  • Billy Graham

    Tribune Content Agency | Updated: 6 hr ago

    DEAR DR. GRAHAM: My best friend when I was growing up always claimed to be a Christian and was active in his church, but now says he’s turned his back on Jesus and doesn’t want anything to do with God. Why do you suppose he did this?  — R.W. DEAR R.W.: Why not ask him why he’s decided to turn his back on Jesus? He’d probably be happy to tell you; he might even try to persuade you to join him and turn your back on Christ! Don’t let his words deceive you, however; no matter what he says, there’s an empty place in his heart that will never be filled apart from God.

  • MLB notebook

    Compiled by Nathan Ruiz from wire and web reports | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Butler breaks up Carrasco’s no-hitter with 2 outs in 9th Carlos Carrasco came within one strike of throwing the Cleveland Indians’ first no-hitter since 1981 on Wednesday night, giving up an RBI single to Joey Butler over leaping second baseman Jason Kipnis’ glove in an 8-1 victory over the Rays. “It’s pretty discouraging when you get no-hit,” Butler said. “Now it kind of just looks like another loss instead of getting no-hit for a full game. “You kind of get the sense that you’re being bullied and outmatched all game, and to do it with two strikes in the bottom of the ninth,” Butler added. “I just felt like I picked the guys up big-time today.

  • Oklahoma briefs

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Flood damage deadline extended Oklahomans with flood damage will have extra time to file their insurance claim now that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has given National Flood Insurance Program policyholders an extra 180 days to file a claim. A flood insurance policy is separate from a homeowner's policy which, in most cases, does not pay for flood claims. The FEMA-run program works with nearly 90 private insurance companies to offer flood insurance. The new deadline allows a total of 240 days after the date of loss to provide proof of loss to your insurance company. "This deadline extension gives home and business owners more time to make sure their claim is filed correctly," Oklahoma Insurance