• Adrian Peterson releases statement on overturned suspension

    Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Adrian Peterson said Friday in a statement that he was pleased to learn about a judge's decision that could have the former OU running back back in the league soon. One day after the Judge David S. Doty said the NFL's suspension of Peterson was incorrectly levied under new Collective Bargaining Agreement rules by the NFL arbitrator Harold Henderson, Peterson was grateful. "I was pleased to learn about Judge Doty's decision," Peterson's statement said. "It is a positive step in protecting players' rights and preserving due process for all players. It also brings me one step closer to getting back on the football field and playing the sport I love. "As I prepare for my return to football, I am still focused on my family and continue to work to become a better father every day. I want to express my gratitude for all of the support I have received from the fans, NFLPA, Jeffrey Kessler, and my agents Ben Dogra, Tracy Lartigue, and Mark Heligman from Relativity Sports." Peterson made no mention of the Vikings in his statement.

  • 5 Things You Didn't Know About Leonard Nimoy

    Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    From his personal heroes to the pranks William Shatner would play on him Leonard Nimoy, known for his role as “Mr. Spock” on Star Trek, died Friday morning at 83, his family confirmed. Here, a few fun tidbits you might not have known about the actor and his role on the hit sci-fi show. • During the filming of Star Trek, William Shatner would repeatedly steal Nimoy’s bicycle during lunch breaks to get to the front of the commissary line, he said in an interview . • Spock’s Vulcan greeting, the three-pointed hand gesture, was inspired by the Hebrew letter “shin, ” which he saw men use as a blessing during a synagogue service he attended with his father as a young man. • The Boston native once said the worst job he ever had was selling newspapers in the city in the winter. • On the subject of heroes, he once cited actor John Garfield (nominated for an Oscar for Body and Soul and Four Daughters). He also especially admired Meryl Streep for her performances in Sophie’s Choice and The Deer Hunter. • His favorite artist was Vincent Van Gogh. Nimoy said he identified with the artist when he was a struggling actor because they both believed “they had something to offer” and “wanted to give it.” He did a one-man film play about the artist.

  • What Animals Teach Us About Measuring Intelligence

    Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Brain power is not comparative and problems arise whenever we attempt to quantify it.My dog Maebe gets very excited whenever my roommate comes home. Due to her heightened sense of smell, she starts her happy dance 30 seconds before the door actually opens, giving me time to sneak the bag of chips that he bought back into the cupboard. Does such olfactory aptitude mean she’s a genius, on par with master sommeliers? 

  • Adrian Peterson's father: Heard rumors of Cardinals, Cowboys, Colts

    Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Where will Adrian Peterson play next season? That's to be determined, but AD's father says he's hearing Arizona, Dallas or Indianapolis. “I’ve heard rumors, Arizona," Nelson told the St. Paul Pioneer Press . “I’ve also heard the rumors of Indianapolis and the Colts, going there with a quarterback the caliber of (Andrew) Luck. I’ve also heard the Cowboys, coming back home with the Cowboys, behind that offensive line that they have." Peterson's agent Ben Dogra reportedly  had a dust-up with a member of the Vikings front office last week that could push Peterson out of town. Peterson issued a statement on Friday that expressed gratitude to the judge who overturned an arbitrator's decision to keep the former OU running back suspended, but he didn't mention the Vikings in the statement.

  • Oklahoma State football: Seven things we learned from Mike Gundy's interview on Triple Play Sports Radio

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 6 hr ago

    STILLWATER — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has been allowed little rest since the Cowboys capped the 2014 season with a Cactus Bowl victory against Washington. He can thank another offseason marked by an assistant coaching carousel for that.  A quick refresher for how it all went down. — Cornerbacks coach Van Malone accepted the […]

  • Obama pitches privacy bill, Democrats say it falls short

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid "rapid growth" in the collection of data on Americans, the White House on Friday proposed legislation that calls on businesses to do more to help consumers protect their personal information. The draft bill, first obtained by The Associated Press, gives a nod to consumers fed up with how much of their private lives wind up in the hands of marketers. But the proposal frustrated many privacy advocates, including Democrats on Capitol Hill, who say the bill won't change much for consumers. They cite several loopholes that would give companies a way to opt out without consequence.

  • For Edmond woman, faith brings stability to mental illness

    Jean Williams | Updated: 7 hr ago

    For Edmond resident Cathie Williams, her faith in God has played an essential role in her mental health. She shares her experience and urges pastors to watch for the signs and symptoms of depression especially in youth.

  • District attorney to seek death penalty in Bartlesville double homicide

    BY LAURA SUMMERS, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    BARTLESVILLE — Washington County’s district attorney filed a measure Friday seeking the death penalty for a 35-year-old Bartlesville man charged with first-degree murder in the September deaths of his wife and stepson. District Attorney Kevin Buchanan filed a bill of particulars announcing he will seek capital punishment for Steven Lee Adair, who is charged in the Sept. 3 deaths of Crystal Sue Adair, 41, and Charles Edward Lee, 23. Adair also is charged with assault with a deadly weapon for an attack on his stepdaughter and attempted first-degree arson because police discovered the gas stove had been turned on full blast with several burning candles set next to it in what appeared to be an attempt to blow up the house. “We are requesting the death penalty in this case,” Buchanan said. “This is something we have been considering since we got the case.” Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Why Russell Westbrook is having the most dominant offensive season in NBA history (ESPN Insider)

    Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Don't laugh, but ESPN's Tom Haberstroh broke down the numbers to show that Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is posting, at least statistically speaking, the most offensively dominant season in NBA history. Just a sample of the stats that back Westbrook's historic season ( ESPN Insider content ): "How good is Westbrook's 29.2 PER (Player Efficiency Rating this season)? Of the 50 greatest players in NBA history that were named in 1996, 45 of them never posted a PER above 29 over a full season at any point of their career. Westbrook, as of now, is in the rarest of company."

  • Tulsa County undersheriff accuses Mayor Dewey Bartlett of 'malicious' slander

    BY KEVIN CANFIELD, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Little was decided at Friday's Tulsa County Criminal Justice Authority meeting but a lot was said — much of it incendiary. Undersheriff Tim Albin accused Mayor Dewey Bartlett and City Attorney David O'Meilia of malicious and unethical behavior when they questioned whether the Sheriff's Office could be trusted to provide accurate financial information for a jail audit. Last month, Bartlett and O'Meilia cited an ongoing lawsuit that includes a deposition from a former jail worker accusing Albin and Sheriff Stanley Glanz of hiding documents and moving inmates prior to a 2007 health-care audit of the jail. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Stopgap Homeland Security spending bill fails in House

    Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has rejected a stopgap spending bill for the Homeland Security Department with just hours to go before a midnight deadline to fund the agency or see it begin to partially shut down.

  • Is This FINALLY the Live Action Dragon Ball Z We Deserve?

    Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Dragon Ball Z is the globally renowned and admired anime television series created by the talented Akira Toriyama. Since first airing on April 26, 1989, the show has spawned generations of fans spanning multiple age gaps. The show follows the adventures of our hero Goku as he defends Earth against hordes of evil villains, along with his faithful Z Warriors. Ever since the show invaded the international TV screens, fans have been crying out for a live action film that would do the series justice. I for one would love to see the epic Freiza saga on screen, and finally it seemed like we had gotten our first taste in Dragon Ball Evolution... but the less said about that the better. Last year, however, new hope emerged. A teaser trailer dropped online by the Non-Profit organization Robot Underdog , and it was amazing! Their storyline was going to be an adaptation of " The History of Trunks ," and with the help of a popular indiegogo campaign the teams aim was to use the pilot episode(s) and all of their relevant materials as a pitch to FOX to be picked up for the rest of the web series or potentially larger projects. Finally... we have that pilot and it's AMAZING!

  • Leonard Nimoy dead: Spock actor gave us Star Trek’s best scene—the death at the end of Wrath of Khan (VIDEO).

    Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Star Trek II not only has the honor of the best Star Trek film ever—a tight revenge plot whose special effects hold up today—but it not coincidentally contains the best and most powerful scene in the franchise’s expansive oeuvre, and not least because of the performance of Leonard Nimoy.

  • Black Madam: Amber Rose hired me to plump her posterior

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip-hop artist charged with killing a London break dancer with an illegal buttocks injection name-dropped her way through testimony Friday, saying one of the celebrities who sought her out became "a walking billboard" for her work. Padge-Victoria Windslowe claimed model Amber Rose started receiving injections from her before she became famous and continued until two days before the 2011 death of dancer Claudia Aderotimi. She said under cross-examination that Kanye West dropped Rose off for one procedure when the two were dating and that she was supposed to perform a "correction" on Nicki Minaj that never happened. Representatives for Rose and Minaj did not immediately respond to emails req

  • Remember Wounded Knee: Activist in iconic photo was a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma

    Juliana Keeping | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    On Feb. 27, 1973, around 250 Sioux Indians led by members of the American Indian Movement launched the 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation. Today marks the anniversary. In a photo that would become a symbol of the uprising, a smiling Bobby Onco raises an AK-47. Onco, a member of […]

  • Stopgap Homeland Security spending bill fails in House

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has rejected a stopgap spending bill for the Homeland Security Department with just hours to go before a midnight deadline to fund the agency or see it begin to partially shut down. The surprise 224-203 defeat of the legislation was a major embarrassment for House GOP leaders. Next steps were not immediately clear. Some conservatives opposed the bill because it left out provisions to block executive actions President Barack Obama took on immigration, which Republicans have vowed to overturn. House leaders tried to win lawmakers over arguing a three-week extension bought them more time to fight Obama while his immigration directives are on old in court.

  • Yukon student’s programming career propelled by Canadian Valley Tech education

    By Bill Kramer | Updated: 7 hr ago

    YUKON – Like most 20-year-olds, Bryndon McGregor is a dreamer. Not all that long ago, McGregor sat in a high school classroom dreaming about the future.  During his junior and senior years, he enrolled in computer programming at nearby Canadian Valley Technology Center and kept dreaming. The 2012 Yukon High School graduate completed two years toward a Management Information Systems degree at the University of Central Oklahoma last summer. He landed an information technology internship at the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, located at Shepherd Mall in Oklahoma City. Five months later, McGregor was promoted to full-time status with a nice salary package

  • Oklahoma Muslims, interfaith supporters gather at state Capitol

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Oklahoma Muslims and their interfaith supporters will converge Friday on the state Capitol for panel discussions and sessions aimed at promoting civic engagement within the Islamic community. Anti-Muslim protesters might be in attendance as well.

  • Oklahoma exports show decline in 2014

    By Brianna Bailey, Bailey Writer | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Oklahoma aircraft and agricultural exports fell in 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

  • Notre Dame president credited for transforming school dies

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as for football, even if it meant challenging popes, presidents or legendary football coaches. And he did it while championing human rights around the globe, from civil rights close to home — he joined hands with Martin Luther King Jr. at a 1964 rally and opened campus doors to women — to supporting Third World development. The work often took him far from campus, where the joke became that while God was everywhere, Hesburgh was everywhere but Notre Dame. But Hesburgh, who died late Thursday at age 97, spent enough time on campus while at the helm from 1952 to 1987 to build Notre D