• Patriots owner Kraft says he regrets not appealing NFL penalties

    AP | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft says he was wrong to trust the NFL in the deflated footballs case and that he regrets not appealing the penalties against the team. Appearing at team headquarters Wednesday, a day after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld a four-game suspension of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Kraft angrily targeted the league for its handling of the case. Kraft said that the league's claim that Brady trashed his cellphone was just the latest in a series of statements and leaks designed to impugn the integrity of Brady and the team. Kraft said, "I have come to the conclusion that this was never about

  • Brady vows to fight on; Kraft says he regrets not doing so

    Updated: 12 min ago

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady vowed to fight his four-game suspension on Wednesday, and team owner Robert Kraft opened training camp by saying he continues to "believe and unequivocally support" the three-time Super Bowl MVP. "I was wrong to put my faith in the league," Kraft said. Taking the podium a day after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld Brady's four-game suspension, Kraft angrily targeted the league for its handling of the case. "The decision handed down by the league yesterday is unfathomable to me," he said. "I have come to the conclusion that this was never about doing what was fair and just.

  • Review: 'Vacation' is a funny homage to its predecessor

    By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    The great American family road trip seems, in the 32 years since we first met the Griswolds, as antiquated a concept as ever. Middle class families fly now — device enabled, efficiency obsessed and always aware of the outside world. Families flew in 1983, too, of course. "National Lampoon's Vacation" actually begins with a bit of a debate about air versus ground, but road trips back then, even cross-country ones, weren't so out of the question for a family of four, especially when they had two weeks to do it.

  • OKC employment picture continues to erode

    BY DON MECOY Business Editor dmecoy@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    City's jobless rate rises in June for third straight month.

  • Altus' Taven Birdow adds Air Force offer

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 42 min ago

    Altus running back Taven Birdow picked up his first scholarship offer Wednesday morning since returning to Oklahoma this summer. Birdow tweeted that he was offered by Air Force, his fourth total offer. Birdow now has offers from Army, Richmond and Southern Miss. Birdow began his high school career at Altus before moving to Florida and playing one year at IMG Academy. As a sophomore with Altus, Birdown rushed for 1,796 yards - a school record - and 16 touchdowns. He averaged 8.8 yards per carry.

  • Oculus debuts virtual reality film 'Henry'

    Updated: 44 min ago

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Oculus is hedging its bets that an adorable critter named Henry can help convince consumers — and Hollywood — about the viability of virtual reality as a storytelling medium. The VR company, which Facebook acquired for nearly $2 billion last year, debuted a 10-minute narrative experience starring the lonely hedgehog Henry during an invite-only event Tuesday at a private mansion in Beverly Hills. Inside, guests donned consumer versions of the Oculus Rift headset and were offered a 360-degree glimpse into Henry's cartoony home as his birthday wish magically came to life. "Henry" is the second film from Oculus Story Studio, an internal production company that Oculus established last year

  • America's 10 best cities for pizza

    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Grab your keys and hit the road - there's a trip devoted to America's best pizza in your future. TripAdvisor named the Top 10 U.S. Pizza Cities for 2015, giving dough-loving travelers a delicious roadmap to America. The site analyzed millions of traveler reviews -- taking into account their quantity, their quality and the ratio of pizza reviews to other restaurant reviews -- to determine which cities do pizza best. So grab a suitcase... and a slice. America's best pizza cities are:

  • Rick Steves offers a travel perspective on Iran

    Matt Patterson | Updated: 51 min ago

    Iran has been in the news a lot lately because of a proposed nuclear treaty with the United States. My earliest memories of Iran centered around the hostage crisis. I can remember the daily "Day No. ****" reports on the evening news each night. The relationship between the US and Iran hasn't changed much over the years. A few years ago travel writer Rick Steves visited Iran and talked to regular people about their country, and their perceptions of the United States. The result was a pretty interesting program for the already strong Steves brand. The program is preserved on YouTube and is worth watching for those interested in a perspective on the people that's not politically charged.

  • Man says he petted zoo cougars after calling 'Here, kitty'

    Updated: 54 min ago

    DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who jumped a fence to pet cougars at the Columbus zoo and posted video on YouTube says he jokingly said "Here, kitty" and moved closer when the animals seemed to respond. Thirty-five-year-old Joshua Newell of suburban Gahanna pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor criminal trespassing charge Wednesday and was found guilty and fined $200. Video posted last week showed an outer fence being jumped, then two cougars being petted through another fence as someone says, "Kitty, kitty, kitty." Newell tells WBNS-TV (http://bit.ly/1D8DCLI ) the encounter lasted several minutes. He says he may have acted like an idiot but also questions the ease of access to the cats.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 59 min ago

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots owner Robert Kraft says 'I was wrong to put my faith in the league' in Brady case.

  • Patriots owner Robert Kraft says he regrets not appealing NFL penalties against team

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots owner Robert Kraft says he regrets not appealing NFL penalties against team.

  • Nirvana's "Smells like Teen Spirit" collides with a full orchestra, and it's hauntingly brilliant

    Emily Cummings, FamilyShare | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Boring orchestra music no more: “Smells like Teen Spirit” gets a serious update in this video. I didn’t think I was a fan of Nirvana, but Rob Gardner’s spin on things has changed all that.

  • 5 ways to rock your marriage

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Newly married and need some advice? Trying to make sure your marriage stays strong? Here are 16 tips that'll help.

  • Video of baby seeing clearly for the first time goes viral

    Martha Ostergar, KSL | Updated: 2 hr ago

    A baby gets new glasses and can see her parents clearly for the first time, and it’s the sweetest thing you’ll see all day.

  • Vlogger shares memories from her experience in a coma

    Megan Marsden Christensen, KSL | Updated: 2 hr ago

    A teenage girl with cystic fibrosis recently shed light on just how aware she was while in a medically-induced coma.

  • The one question your husband is dying to hear

    Nicci Bontrager, FamilyShare | Updated: 2 hr ago

    If creating a fulfilling marriage is your goal, then go ahead and ask the one question your husband is dying to hear.

  • Iraqi officials: 2 suicide attacks kill at least 12 Iraqi troops near IS-held city of Ramadi

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials: 2 suicide attacks kill at least 12 Iraqi troops near IS-held city of Ramadi.

  • Why I stopped being ugly in front of my husband

    Tiffany Fletcher, FamilyShare | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Ugliness is everywhere, but it doesn't have to be in your marriage. You can have a beautiful marriage by keeping the ugly out -- and here's how.

  • If you aren't living in poverty, odds are you will before you're 60

    Shelby Slade, Deseret News | Updated: 2 hr ago

    At 60 you plan to be nearing retirement, maybe spending time with grandkids and reflecting on a full life, but odds are that that full life will include at least a short struggle of living in poverty, too.

  • Cattle hauler overturns on I-35 northbound near Paoli Wednesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The northbound lanes of Interstate 35 have been shut down due to an overturned cattle hauler Wednesday. The wreck is near Paoli, and about 100 head of cattle were aboard, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.




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