• Dallas tycoon Wyly files for bankruptcy protection

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Prominent Dallas businessman Samuel Wyly has filed for bankruptcy protection as he and the estate of his brother face up to $400 million in penalties after being found liable for hiding stock holdings overseas. Wyly filed a bankruptcy petition in federal district court in Dallas on Sunday. The one-time owner of the Michaels arts-and-crafts store chain said that his biggest liabilities are to the IRS — the amount is unknown — and $198 million to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Staples investigating possible data breach

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Staples is looking into a potential credit card data breach and has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue. The office supplies retailer said Tuesday that if it turns up any data discrepancies during its investigation, customers won't be responsible for fraudulent activity on their credit cards as long as it is reported in a timely manner. "We take the protection of customer information very seriously, and are working to resolve the situation," spokesman Mark Cautela said in a statement. Earlier this month Sears Holdings Corp. reported a breach at its Kmart stores that started last month, saying some customers' credit and debit cards may have been compromised. Other breaches have

  • Have questions about Ebola? Join us for a chat Tuesday

    Jaclyn Cosgrove | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Over the past few weeks, the fear and panic over Ebola has reached near hysteria, which some have dubbed “Fearbola.” If you have a question about Ebola, here’s your chance to ask an expert. Kristy Bradley, the state epidemiologist, will answer questions about Ebola during an online chat on Tuesday at 3 p.m. The chat will […]

  • Almost 500 jobs coming to Lawton

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    LAWTON — A Virginia-based federal contractor plans to hire nearly 500 people in southwestern Oklahoma, according to officials from the city of Lawton and the Lawton-Fort Sill Economic Development Corporation. Serco Inc., headquartered in Reston, Virginia, will bring 475 jobs to Lawton. It provides professional, technology and management services and has about 10,000 employees, a local newspaper reports. Mayor Fred Fitch said the company told him last year that Lawton was one of their best locations because of its labor force. Phil Kennedy, chairman of the Economic Development Corporation, called the jobs a great win for Lawton. Serco won a July 2013 contract from the U.S.

  • Bowl bets: OU in Alamo, OSU in Liberty

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Don’t make any bowl reservations yet. But here’s an early tip for OU and OSU fans. The Alamo Bowl and the Liberty Bowl are good bets. The Sooners in San Antonio. The Cowboys in Memphis. Our man Jason Kersey wrote about OU’s bowl possibilities in the Tuesday Oklahoman. You can read that column here. But […]

  • Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs. At the end of the show, the legendary designer himself emerged, supported by two of his models. He didn't walk on his own, and didn't go far, but he was beaming from ear to ear. He gave each model a peck on the cheek, and then returned to the wings, where models and staff could be heard cheering him enthusiastically. De la Renta, who dressed first ladies, socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, died Monday evening at his Connecticut home a

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Oct. 21, 2014: See Orly Genger's completed monumental rope sculpture "Terra" at Campbell Park

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Today’s featured event: See New York artist Orly Genger’s completed monumental rope sculpture “Terra” at Campbell Park, NW 11 and Broadway Drive. Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center celebrated Monday night the completion of the installation, which is adjacent to the center’s future home in historic Automobile Alley. The installation incorporates 1.4 million feet of interwoven rope […]

  • Kevin Durant signs endorsement deal with Neff

    By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer | Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    NBA MVP Kevin Durant has added action sports accessory brand Neff to his rapidly growing list of endorsement deals. Neff founder Shaun Neff told The Associated Press that the company will launch the Thunder star’s signature underwear collection in time for next year’s back-to-school crowd. Neff, which has continued to expand beyond snow and skate headwear, does not currently have an underwear line. Neff said he had been looking to move into that market, and when he got together with Durant and his Roc Nation representatives to discuss the possibility, both sides were on the same page. Neff said the idea of a partnership started during while he was on a flight with Roc Nation co-founder Jay Brown.

  • Live Coverage: Kevin Durant Press Conference

    staff reports | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Kevin Durant speaks with the media at 9:30 a.m. from the Thunder practice facility. Follow our live coverage with The Oklahoman sports team.

  • Review: Apple Pay in action

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — If there ever comes a day I can ditch my wallet and use my phone to pay for everything, I'll look back to my first purchase through Apple Pay: a Big Mac and medium fries for $5.44. That wallet-free day won't be coming for a while, if ever, but Apple's new payments system brings us much closer. There were a few unexpected steps setting up Apple Pay on Monday, and the employee at a local McDonald's looked befuddled as I stood there after waving an iPhone 6 over the wireless reader in front of the cash register. The transaction hadn't gone through, so she was waiting for me to pay. I thought I had, but I had pressed the phone's fingerprint ID sensor too hard, getting me out of the transaction instead of authorizing i

  • Turner channels removed from Dish amid pact spat

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are no longer part of Dish's programming lineup as a deadline has passed for the satellite TV provider and Turner Broadcasting to renew their distribution agreement. Dish Network Corp. said Tuesday that Turner refused to extend the overall deal. But Turner— a division of Time Warner Inc. — said in a statement that it has worked for months to come up with a fair agreement and that the two sides have been unable to reach a deal. Other Turner channels removed from Dish's programming include Boomerang, Adult Swim, HLN, truTV, CNN en Espanol and Turner Classic Movies.

  • UPDATE: Man found shot to death in southwest Oklahoma City early Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 8 hr ago

    A man’s body was found in southwest Oklahoma City early Tuesday. Police are investigating his death as a homicide.

  • US existing home sales up 2.4 percent in Sept. to fastest rate in 2014; still lags 2013 pace

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US existing home sales up 2.4 percent in Sept. to fastest rate in 2014; still lags 2013 pace.

  • Homeless man in Oklahoma gets life for rape of another homeless man

    By BILL BRAUN - Tulsa World | Updated: 8 hr ago

    A man convicted of raping another man was sentenced Monday to life plus 10 years in prison. A Tulsa County jury last week found Jeffery Tallon guilty of first-degree rape by instrumentation and aggravated assault and battery. A 55-year-old man, described by police as homeless, was attacked on Aug. 13, 2012, along the Katy Trail east of Gilcrease Museum Road, police said. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • OSU Homecoming: More than a tradition

    By Chase Carter/Director of Communications, OSU Alumni Association | Updated: 9 hr ago

    OSU celebration among largest in nation

  • Parties Extra! Video---David Walters and K.C. Moon discuss the John F. Kennedy Community Service Awards Banquet and the Santa Fe Family Life Center

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    [brightcove]3843030039001[/brightcove] We talk about the John F. Kennedy Community Service Awards Banquet on Parties Extra!

  • Temperatures in the low 80s in Oklahoma Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Warm weather is sticking around in central Oklahoma. Tuesday the high temperature will be near 81 degrees.

  • Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites, first ladies and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82. De la Renta died at home Monday evening in Connecticut surrounded by family, friends and "more than a few dogs," according to a handwritten statement signed by his stepdaughter Eliza Reed Bolen and her husband, Alex Bolen. The statement did not specify a cause of death, but de la Renta had spoken in the past of having cancer. "While our hearts are broken by the idea of life without Oscar, he is still very much with us. Oscar's hard work, his intelligence and his love of life are at the heart of our company," the statement said.

  • Four die in Oklahoma traffic accidents

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Four people died Sunday and Monday in two accidents , the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

  • Oklahoma City dignitaries formally kick off construction on whitewater park

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Oklahoma City dignitaries on Monday formally kicked off construction of the MAPS 3 whitewater park — which will be known as Riversport Rapids — in the Boathouse District.