• Early Signs Of Alzheimer's Disease Found In Patients As Young As 20

    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Alzheimer’s Disease may not be just for grandparents to worry about: Groundbreaking new research from Northwestern has found that amyloid protein — a hallmark of the devastating disease — starts accumulating in brain neurons of people as young as 20, Yahoo Health reports. Scientists believe this is the first time that such changes have been noted in human brains so young. In the study, lead researcher Changiz Geula, from the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and team analyzed neurons from the brains of 13 “normal” young people 20 to 66; 16 older people 70 to 99 without dementia; and 21 people with Alzheimer’s, 60 to 95.

  • 8th Grader Suspended for Informing Classmates of Standardized Test 'Opt-Out'

    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    More students, parents and teachers standing up against PARCC, the state’s new online standardized test. It caused a disturbance at one school Thursday morning where a student at Capshaw Middle School in Santa Fe said she was disciplined for taking a stand, KRQE.com reports. “It’s setting us up for failure,” Adelina Silva said. “My goal here was to just let the parents know that they have the option.” Adelina Silva, an 8th-grader at Capshaw, said she was handing out the opt-out forms Thursday when suddenly staff stepped in.

  • ISIS Threatens to Kill Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey

    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    A new posting by the Islamic State is encouraging its members to kill the founder of Twitter and other employees of the social network, Yahoo Tech reports. The declaration, which was originally posted on justpaste.it, and thentranslated by BuzzFeed, is addressed to Jack Dorsey, who co-founded Twitter in 2006 and is now chairman of its executive board. The threat takes issue with Twitter’s attempts to thwart IS’s dissemination of propaganda on the social network. The company frequently shuts down any official IS accounts as they pop up.

  • Police search for Oklahoma woman who went missing after concert

    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Tulsa police are searching for a woman who has not been seen since Saturday after attending a recent concert. Sondra Shelton, 46, was reported missing Sunday after she did not return home from the Miranda Lambert concert at the BOK Center on Saturday night. She is described a white, 5 feet 3 inches tall and 125 pounds. Shelton has with blonde hair and was wearing a turquoise V-neck shirt with a multicolored scarf, black leather boots, blue jeans, a burgundy purse and a black cardigan coat.

  • Oklahoma City school district will host series of community conversations starting Monday night.

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Oklahoma City Public Schools is hosting “community conversations” at eight school sites. The first two are Monday night, at Douglass-Mid-High and U.S. Grant High School.

  • Wisconsin Assembly committee takes up right-to-work bill

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Testimony has begun at a public hearing on Wisconsin's right-to-work bill, after the measure rapidly passed the Senate last week. The state Assembly labor committee's hearing is set to last 10 hours, and the gallery in the hearing room was full when the meeting began Monday morning. Committee Chairman Andre Jacque, a DePere Republican, said people who were turned away from a Senate committee hearing would get to testify first. Early speakers evenly represented views for and against the bill. Twenty-four other states have passed similar legislation to prohibit businesses and unions from reaching agreements requiring all workers, not just union members, to pay union dues. Supporters say workers shou

  • Google is getting into the wireless business

    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Google plans to offer its own U.S. cellular network service in a bid to improve connectivity on mobile phones, USA TODAY reports. Sundar Pichai made the announcement at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona. Pichai, Google’s senior vice president of products, framed the new service as an experiment. He said Google is working with wireless companies to offer the service which will be announced in “the coming months.”

  • U.S. lawmaker used taxpayer money for private plane flight to Bears game - Chicago

    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    PEORIA — Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., used taxpayer money to pay for a private plane to travel from Peoria to Chicago for the Bears-Vikings game on Nov. 16, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.

  • Michelle Rodriguez apologises for telling minorities to 'stop stealing white superheroes'

    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    The actor, known for her Fast and Furious roles, says her remarks were taken out of context, and reiterates that Hollywood needs new mythologies.

  • Vikings GM says team wants Adrian Peterson back

    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said that the team will continue to have "open dialogue" with running back Adrian Peterson and that they've spoken to the former OU star since last Thursday. Spielman said Monday the Vikings are able to have communication with Peterson and that "it's been very clearly stated that we want to have Adrian Peterson back." Prior to a federal judge overturning an NFL arbitrator's ruling on Peterson'a appeal of his suspension, the Vikings could only speak to Peterson through their legal team.

  • Turns Out You CAN Unclog A Toilet Without A Plunger

    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    How do you unclog a toilet without a plunger? Yes, there's an actual legit answer to that question. Apparently, you can indeed unclog a toilet even if a plunger is MIA, and it's about to become our new favorite bathroom hack.

  • Snow fails to keep Oklahoma City residents indoors

    From Staff Reports | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    March came in like a lion over the weekend, but some Oklahoma City residents braved the cold temperatures and wintry precipitation.

  • How Islamic is Islamic State group? Not very, experts say

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Three British schoolgirls believed to have gone to Syria to become "jihadi" brides. Three young men charged in New York with plotting to join the Islamic State group and carry out attacks on American soil. A masked, knife-wielding militant from London who is the face of terror in videos showing Western hostages beheaded. They are among tens of thousands of Muslims eager to pledge allegiance to the Islamic State group. An estimated 20,000 have streamed into the territory in Iraq and Syria where the group has proclaimed what it calls a "caliphate" ruled by its often brutal version of Islamic law.

  • US stocks head higher; Nasdaq touches 5,000 points

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock indexes headed higher as deals and economic news gave the market a lift. The Nasdaq briefly touched 5,000, the first time the tech-heavy index has hit that mark in nearly 15 years. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 124 points, or 0.7 percent, to 18,256 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose eight points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,112. The Nasdaq composite gained 34 points, or 0.7 percent, to 4,997. Freescale Semiconductor jumped 10 percent after agreeing to be acquired by Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors. The government reported that personal income edged up and spending rose in January when adjusted for inflation, reflecting a slide in ga

  • Honey Bee Swim trunk show at L.A. Sun & Swim

    Linda Miller | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Choctaw native Billi Doyle is bringing her Honey Bee Swim collection of sexy and fun suits to L.A. Sun & Swim on Friday.

  • Winter weather draws Edmond kids outdoors

    From Staff Reports | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Children dressed for the weather took advantage of the snow at J.L. Mitch Park in Edmond on Sunday.

  • Betsey Johnson designs new line for Kleenex

    Linda Miller | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Leave it up to Betsey Johnson to turn a Kleenex box into a statement piece while encouraging creative inspiration.

  • Tecumseh man dies as a result of Sunday crash on State Highway 9

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    A man died of injuries suffered in a crash east of Norman. The crash happened Sunday east of the Pottawatomie and Cleveland counties line.

  • Bill Gates repeats at top of Forbes' list of billionaires

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The world's richest person got even richer this year. And a basketball superstar-turned-owner made the list for the first time. Forbes said Monday that Bill Gates's net worth rose to $79.2 billion in 2015 from $76 billion last year. That put him at the top of the magazine's list of the world's billionaires for the second consecutive year. The co-founder of Microsoft Corp. has topped the list for 16 of the last 21 years. In second place is Mexican telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim Helu, with a net worth of $77.1 billion. He had topped the list in 2013. Next is investor Warren Buffett, who moved up one slot this year with a net worth of $72.7 billion.

  • Thunder starting lineup in a constant state of flux

    Berry Tramel | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    D.J. Augustin started for the Thunder on Sunday against the Lakers. So did Kyle Singler. Enes Kanter, too, making 60 percent of the Thunder lineup guys who had been with the team just 10 days. Crazy. For the Monday Oklahoman, I wrote about the Thunder’s myriad injury problems. You can read that column here. But […]