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  • Jolie, Pitt wed privately at chateau in France

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The wait is finally over: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Hollywood's reigning royal couple, have tied the knot. Despite two years of feverish scrutiny, the pair managed to keep one of the world's most anticipated weddings shrouded from the media's glare. When? Where? Why haven't they yet? Did they already? The celebrity press and "Brangelina" fans alike had been consumed with the matrimonial mystery. On Thursday, a spokeswoman for the couple confirmed to The Associated Press that they wed Saturday in a private ceremony in Southern France.

  • Adrian Peterson 'would love to retire as a Viking'

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Vikings running back Adrian Peterson reiterated on Thursday that he hopes to remain in Minnesota until retires, responding to a report that he spoke to Jerry Jones about one day playing for the Dallas Cowboys. Peterson and the Vikings both issued statements shortly after ESPN reported that Peterson had a phone conversation with Jones, the owner of the Cowboys, this summer about playing for the team in Peterson's home state after his time with the Vikings came to a close. "This was a casual conversation between NFL colleagues in which I never indicated I wanted to leave the Vikings," Peterson said. "I have always said I understand the NFL is a business but that I would love to retire as a Viking.

  • Parents respond to Nicki Minaj's 'vile' music video that's breaking records

    Sarah Sanders Petersen, Deseret News | Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Artist Nicki Minaj caused the latest controversy with parents and other media advisories after she released the music video and album art for her new single "Anaconda."

  • After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Acknowledging he "didn't get it right" with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six weeks for a first offense and at least a year for a second. In a letter and memo sent to all 32 teams owners Thursday, and obtained by The Associated Press, Goodell never mentions Rice by name but makes clear references to the Baltimore player who allegedly hit the woman who is now his wife. Goodell told teams to distribute his memo to all players on their rosters and to post it in locker rooms. It reads in part: "Domestic violence and sexual assault are wrong. They are illegal.

  • Workers cheer restored Market Basket CEO

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — As Arthur T. Demoulas made a triumphant return Thursday to lead the Market Basket supermarket chain, it was the words of his employees that summed up their fierce loyalty to him that led to a remarkable workers' revolt that nearly crippled the New England chain but eventually put him back on top. "We did it for you!" one employee yelled back at Demoulas as he addressed a crowd of supporters outside the company's headquarters. "We love you!" shouted another. It was a moment few thought would happen six weeks ago, when employees walked off their jobs after Demoulas was fired. Not only did the workers stick together, but customers soon followed by boycotting the stores in solidarity.

  • Seven injured in Oklahoma City bus crash Thursday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    A city bus crashed into a black pickup truck near SW 5 and S Robinson Avenue at about noon Thursday, said Capt. Dexter Nelson, a spokesman with the Oklahoma City police department.

  • Adrian Peterson talked to Jerry Jones about playing for Dallas Cowboys

    erik horne | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Back in December of 2013, Adrian Peterson hinted that it might be cool to play in Texas someday . Well, the Peterson-comes-home narrative has been re-ignited. In a video from ESPN.com released on Thursday, ESPN writer Don Van Natta Jr. discusses a June phone call Cowboys owner Jerry Jones received from Peterson when the Minnesota Vikings running back -- a native of Palestine, Texas -- indicated that he'd like to play for the Cowboys. Van Natta Jr. recalls being in Jones' suit at AT&T Cowboys Stadium in June for George Strait concert, when Jones got the call from AD. "Somebody handed Jerry Jones and iphone and said 'Adrian Peterson's on the phone," Van Natta Jr. says in the video. "Jones says 'I hear ya Adrian, I'm a fan of yours too. We'll see if we can make that happen. We're talking Pig Latin here, but we'll see if we can make that happen.'" Van Natta Jr. says he asked Jones later about the conversation and Jones confirmed to him that Peterson did ask about playing for the Cowboys. "It was really surreal," Van Natta Jr. said of the Jones-Peterson conversation. "He (Jones) didn't say anything about it right away. It was only afterward when I asked him, he was very open and blunt about it. He said 'Adrian Peterson said he would love to play for the Cowboys someday,' and he said 'I liked hearing that.'" Problem is, Peterson is under contract with the Vikings through 2017, which brings up the issue of tampering. Van Natta Jr. said Jerry Jones insists he wasn't guilty of tampering because he didn't follow up with Peterson. But Van Natta Jr. also cited an NFL provision that says if a player contacts a general manager or owner of another team, that GM or owner is obligated to inform the player's team of the communication. Jerry Jones didn't tell the Minnesota Vikings about this communication, and Van Natta is awaiting word from Peterson and the Vikings. The Cowboys currently have one former OU running back on the roster in DeMarco Murray, who had a breakout year in 2013 with 1,121 yards and nine touchdowns.

  • USDA launches new dairy insurance program

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Dairy farmers squeezed in recent years by low milk prices and high feed costs can begin signing up next week for a new program replacing old subsidies that didn't factor in the price of corn. Signups for the new program will run Sept. 2 to Nov. 28, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Thursday. Farmers must enroll then to participate in the program in what's left of 2014 and in 2015. They will have annual signups after that. The new program is a kind of insurance that pays farmers when the difference between milk prices and feed prices shrink to a certain level. The previous program paid farmers when milk prices sank too low, but didn't account for their costs. Dairy farmers have struggled

  • Gun company cuts ties with reality TV star

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana firearms company at the center of the reality TV show "Sons of Guns" distanced itself from the program's star this week after he was arrested on charges of repeatedly raping a child. Will Hayden was arrested Tuesday. As of Thursday, Red Jacket Firearms said that "with heavy hearts," it had legally cut ties with him but would continue to operate. "We are the heart and soul of Red Jacket and will remain steadfast in our commitment to quality and our customers, for years to come," a statement on its website said. An email request for information from the company was not immediately answered. After the arrest, The Discovery Channel canceled the show, citing "the serious and horrif

  • 5 things to know about earthquake faults

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The 6.0-earthquake that damaged buildings and left scores of people injured in California's wine country was the largest temblor to hit the San Francisco Bay Area since the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989. Loma Prieta occurred on the extremely active San Andreas Fault. Seismologists say Sunday's quake near Napa occurred on the lesser-known West Napa Fault, which has not been well-mapped. "If you had put a bunch of seismologists and geologists together in a room and asked them where the next magnitude-6.0 quake would occur in the Bay Area, this would likely be the fifth fault they would name or the sixth," said Jack Boatwright, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey. "The amount we d

  • Testimony wraps up in former Va. governor trial

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An FBI agent testified Thursday that former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife spent many nights together in the governor's mansion, a final effort to undercut the defense argument that the couple's failing marriage made a conspiracy implausible. The agent was the final witness jurors heard from in the McDonnells' public corruption trial. They will return Friday morning for closing arguments before beginning deliberations on 14 charges punishable by up to decades in prison and millions of dollars in fines. McDonnell spent more than four days on the witness stand proclaiming his innocence and describing how his marriage deteriorated as he climbed the political ladder, ultimately reaching the office once hel

  • Texas abuzz about possible Perry-Cruz 2016 battle

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two Texans, one White House. Is the 2016 Republican campaign trail big enough? After plummeting from prime contender to political punchline three years ago, Gov. Rick Perry is gearing up for a second run for president. And he's turned his recent indictment on felony abuse-of-power charges into a campaign rallying cry. But Perry may find himself bumping up against his state's junior senator, Ted Cruz. The tea party darling's firebomb approach on Capitol Hill has grassroots activists clamoring for him to make a White House run. The prospect of a two-Texan presidential tilt is dominating political conversation in Texas. Both are scheduled to address the Americans for Prosperity national convention

  • Oklahoma City to keep spraygrounds open longer

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Kids, rejoice: The spraygrounds in Oklahoma City will stay open for another month. Typically, the outdoor play areas with sprinklers close on Labor Day, but Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation officials said Thursday that they’ll remain open longer because of hot temperatures in the forecast. The city says the spraygrounds will remain open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Sept. 28. The city offers 16 spraygrounds that are open to the public.

  • Track Debut: Mad Manhattan's tasty pop song "Shadowtalk"

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Mad Manhattan is a new Oklahoma City music project led by Jonathan King, who’s been rocking out with Paperscissor all summer. Here’s an exclusive first taste of Mad Manhattan’s shiny pop track “Shadowtalk.” I caught up with King and learned about how the track developed. “Shadowtalk” is among a set of new songs the band […]

  • Class 4A football: A new but familiar face takes over storied Clinton program

    BY JACOB UNRUH, Staff Writer, junruh@opubco.com | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    MAKING OF A CHAMPIONS: TRADITION — Mike Lee led Clinton to nine titles since 1996, and Philip Koons led Tuttle to two. Now, Koons is taking over the storied program from Lee, meshing the winning traditions in search of another gold ball.

  • Power outage reported in south Oklahoma City Thursday morning

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    A power outage has been reported in south Oklahoma City Thursday morning. There are 1,884 electric customers affected.

  • Suspect in Wednesday death of former Tulsan killed in Dallas officer-involved shooting

    By SAMANTHA VICENT - Tulsa World | Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    DALLAS — An 18-year-old accused of fatally shooting a former Tulsan during an early Wednesday robbery attempt was killed in a shooting involving an off-duty Dallas police officer shortly afterward, authorities said. Officer Jose Gamez, a five-year-veteran of the department, fatally shot Sergio Ramos after Ramos reportedly killed 25-year-old Joseph Roling during a robbery at a local Walmart Supercenter, at 13739 North Central Expressway, around 12:40 a.m. Wednesday, the Dallas Police Department said in a release. A 2001 Holland Hall cross country invitational list indicates Roling spent time at the preparatory school. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Woman loses appeal in high rise death case

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has rejected the appeal of a woman convicted of killing her husband by pushing him through a 25th-floor window in a Tulsa high-rise apartment. Twenty-two-year-old Amber Hilberling was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison for the 2011 death of Joshua Hilberling. The court on Wednesday rejected her appeals — including lack of evidence, improper evidence, prosecutorial misconduct and ineffective counsel. Hilberling testified during her trial that she and her husband were arguing and that she feared for her safety as the dispute escalated.

  • Chance of rain Thursday, Friday in central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    There is a 30 percent chance of rain Thursday afternoon in central Oklahoma. Friday there is a 60 percent chance of rain.