• Trivia Tuesday: Oklahoma parks, rivers and lakes

    Tiffany Gibson,Linda Lynn | Updated: 3 hr ago

    How much do you know about Oklahoma's rivers, lakes and parks? Put your knowledge to the test. Check out the video above for the first set of questions and take our bonus round below. Questions compiled by Linda Lynn Q1: What is the oldest and largest state park in Oklahoma? a.      Turner Falls Park b.      Robbers Cave State Park c.      Lake Murray State Park d.      Little Blue Disney State Park (Note: One of these is the oldest park in Oklahoma, just not the oldest state park.) Q2: Which river is known for Olympic kayak and canoe

  • Is this 2-1 deficit different for the Warriors?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 7 hr ago

    These Golden State Warriors have been down before. En route to the NBA championship last season, the Warriors trailed 2-1 to both Memphis in the West semifinals and Cleveland in the NBA Finals. So Golden State won’t panic just because it trails the Thunder 2-1 in these Western Conference finals. “Pretty much exactly the same,” Warrior coach Steve Kerr said. “You're down 2-1, you're in a hole. You've got to win on the road, so it's the same feeling.” Except it’s not. The Grizzlies and Cavaliers took 2-1 leads by playing big, slowing down and mashing the smallish Warriors. Memphis beat Golden State 97-90 in Oakland in Game 2, then won 99-89 in Game 3. Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph

  • Suspicious death investigated as homicide in Oklahoma City on Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Police are investigating a man's death in northwest Oklahoma City on Tuesday.

  • Virginia school board requiring students to use bathroom based on birth certificate

    Virginia school board requiring students to use...

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    The move comes after Obama told public schools that transgender students should be allowed to use bathrooms that match their gender identity.

  • Paul McCartney Was Depressed and Turned to Alcohol after the Beatles Split Up

    Paul McCartney Was Depressed and Turned to...

    Published: Tue, May 24, 2016

    Paul McCartney said that he took to drinking after becoming depressed after the Beatles disbanded in 1970— where he even contemplated leaving music altogether. Speaking during a  Mastertapes session at the BBC  McCartney said: “I was depressed. You would be. You were breaking from your lifelong friends. So I took to the bevvies. I took to a wee dram. It was great at first, then suddenly I wasn’t having a good time”

  • 26-year-old mom killed by drunk driver pushing 100 mph

    26-year-old mom killed by drunk driver pushing...

    Published: Tue, May 24, 2016

    And in a horrible coincidence, the tow truck driver called to the scene of the wreckage was Jerrica Hicks’ boyfriend.

  • OKC Energy's Cody Laurendi named USL Goalkeeper of the Week

    OKC Energy\'s Cody Laurendi named USL Goalkeeper...

    Chris Brannick | Updated: 4 hr ago

    The United Soccer League on Tuesday named Oklahoma City Energy FC goalkeeper Cody Laurendi to the Team of the Week for Week 9. Laurendi had six saves in a win last Saturday against San Antonio FC. The Energy won 1-0. Laurendi, who signed with the Energy last winter, has played in five of the team's seven matches. He missed a couple of weeks with what head coach Jimmy Nielsen called a bad flu. In those five matches though, Laurendi has 17 saves and has allowed four goals, a 0.80 goals allowed average. Laurendi's goals allowed average is fourth in the USL, and his .810 save percentage is second in the league. Just a week ago, the jury was still out on the new keeper with some of the Energy fans. He was

  • Poll: Voters Back Transgender Bathroom Choice, Oppose Laws About It

    Poll: Voters Back Transgender Bathroom Choice,...

    Published: Tue, May 24, 2016

    Forty percent said transgender people should be allowed to use the restroom of the gender with which they identify, while 31 percent disagreed.

  • French police force open fuel depot amid protests, shortages

    French police force open fuel depot amid...

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — French police used water cannons on Tuesday to disperse projectile-throwing protesters blocking a key fuel depot on the Mediterranean, as gasoline shortages spread around the country amid increasingly tense labor actions. Strikes have spread to all eight of France's refineries, and one in five gas stations are now dry or running low. A two-month protest movement against a bill weakening France's famed worker protections reached a new level this week as fuel industry workers joined in — and it's now posing the biggest challenge yet to President Francois Hollande and his government.

  • San Francisco to consider stricter immigrant protections

    San Francisco to consider stricter immigrant...

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials plan to take another run at clarifying the progressive city's protections for people in the country illegally, a policy that led to national criticism last year when a Mexican man was accused of shooting and killing a woman walking along a waterfront pier. The Board of Supervisors will consider a proposal Tuesday that says law enforcement can only turn over criminal suspects to federal immigration authorities if they are charged with a violent crime and have been convicted of a violent crime within the last seven years. That would be the only time city workers, including police officers, could disclose immigration status.

  • Obama reaches out to people a day after Vietnam arms deal

    Obama reaches out to people a day after Vietnam...

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — After knocking down one of the last vestiges of Cold War antagonism with a former war enemy, President Barack Obama on Tuesday took his push for closer ties directly to the Vietnamese people, meeting with activists and entrepreneurs. Amid the geopolitical statecraft, he faces calls to more strongly address what's seen as an abysmal human rights record. Obama spoke with 10 activists Tuesday, including advocates for the disabled, sexual minorities, a pastor and advocates for freedom of speech, press and the Internet, but he said that several others were prevented from coming. "Vietnam has made remarkable strides in many ways," Obama said, but "there are still areas of significant concern.

  • OK legislative leaders say new budget protects education, health

    OK legislative leaders say new budget protects...

    By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Negotiators from the Oklahoma House, Senate and the governor's office have reached tentative agreement on a new budget that will protect health and common education. Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, said the budget will draw on Rainy Day Funds, road bonds, revolving funds and tax reform to mitigate cuts without the need for new taxes. There had been concern that a $1.3 billion budget shortfall facing the state would force huge Medicaid provider rate cuts that would destabilize the health care system. Jolley said sufficient money has been found to prevent that.

  • Memorial Day weekend travel to be affected by Oklahoma road work

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, May 24, 2016

    Roadways in Oklahoma will be busy during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has released a list of construction zones.

  • Tragically Hip's Gord Downie diagnosed with terminal cancer

    Tragically Hip\'s Gord Downie diagnosed with...

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian rootsy rock band The Tragically Hip announced Tuesday that its lead singer, Gord Downie, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. In postings on its website and Facebook page, the band said the 52-year-old Downie, a father of four, was diagnosed with the condition in December. It said "he's endured a lot of difficult times, and has been fighting hard." Despite the diagnosis, it said, Downie and the band plan to tour Canada this summer, because it "feels like the right thing to do now, for Gord, and for all of us." The specialist treating Downie, neuro-oncologist Dr. James Perry, later said Downie's brain tumor is incurable. Downie has already undergone surgery to remove the bulk of it and

  • Britain North Korea Trump

    Britain North Korea Trump

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Hyun Hak Bong, North Korea's Ambassador to the UK, speaks during an interview in London, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. North Korea’s ambassador to Britain says his country has no interest in presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s offer to open nuclear talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Hyon Hak Bong said Tuesday that Pyongyang views Trump’s offer as an electoral ploy that is not serious.

  • Texas elementary school tosses name of Robert E. Lee

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An Austin elementary school will be renamed for an acclaimed Depression-era photographer after the school board decided it should no longer carry the name of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The school board for the Austin Independent School District voted 8-1 on Monday to change the name to Russell Lee Elementary. Lee lived in the neighborhood and was the founding professor of the University of Texas photography department. The district said it received about 240 submissions when it asked the public for suggestions on changing the name of the school. The campus advisory council named three finalists.

  • Anniversaries


    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, May 24, 2016

    The Okla­homan will publish free anniversary announcements for Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. To contribute information: Send an email to dlindauer@oklahoman.com with “Anniversary” in the subject line. Send mail to The Oklahoman, Attn.: Darla Lindauer, P.O. Box 25125, Oklahoma City, OK 73125. To contribute a photo, email a JPEG image or mail a good-quality photo — no larger than 5 by 7 inches and no smaller than 2 by 3 inches — with your anniversary information two weeks before the anniversary.

  • Oklahoma insurers have raised rates as much as 300 percent for earthquake policies

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Tue, May 24, 2016

    State official concerned that Oklahoma's insurance market has become "uncompetitive."

  • LIVE: Severe thunderstorm updates

    FROM LOCAL REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Forecasters say severe storms are expected to move across the state Tuesday. Extremely large hail, damaging wind gusts, frequent lightning and flooding rainfall will all be hazards. A few tornadoes may occur Tuesday afternoon and evening. Follow live updates below.

  • Man found in Oklahoma City house died from drug toxicity

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, May 24, 2016

    One of three people found in a southwest Oklahoma City home in March died from drug toxicity, the medical examiner's office reports.