• Kevin Durant, JJ Watt sign with American Family Insurance

    By Cliff Brunt, The Associated Press | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder forward Kevin Durant and Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt have signed endorsement deals with American Family Insurance, the company said Tuesday. Durant, the NBA's most valuable player last season, is the first NBA player American Family has signed. American Family is one of the nation's largest insurers. The most recent deals Durant had signed through Roc Nation Sports before this one were with Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, Sonic, Neff Headwear and the Oklahoma Department of Health.

  • Name of teen killed in Edmond crash released Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Police have released the name of a 16-year-old killed in an Edmond crash. The crash happened Monday night.

  • College Football Playoff semifinals not moving says Bill Hancock

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock  told Alabama Media Group on Tuesday that the CFP semifinals will be played on Dec. 31 as scheduled, despite ESPN wanting to move the games to Jan. 2. According to AMG's John Talty, ESPN wanted to move the Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl semifinal games to Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, as a one-time deal to maximize ratings and allow 'for a more accessible, fan-and-participant-friendly experience for all' ( per ESPN spokesperson ). But Hancock explained why the games are staying put. "The folks at ESPN understandably said 'Will you consider moving to Jan. 2 for this year?' and then reverting back to the schedule we set up two-and-a-half years ago," Hancock said. "This year's ratings were not a part of it, but the fact they saw an opportunity on Saturday was understandable. "We established a new tradition and we had one year of it; why change for one year?"

  • What! Facebook's down? No storm selfies during brief outage

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — No storm selfies, hookups, status updates. With Facebook and Instagram down for nearly an hour overnight, what were legions of users to do? Turn to Twitter, of course. To talk about Facebook. The hashtag "#facebookdown" generated a cascade of tweets, including an image of a T-shirt with the words "I survived #facebookdown." Companies such as Coca-Cola took it as a viral marketing opportunity. Of course companies that depend on Facebook and Instagram to reach their customers, like the dating app Tinder, had to wait. More than 7,500 websites had services affected by the Facebook outage, according to Web tracking firm DynaTrace. For most, though, it was just a blip.

  • Tiger Woods explains tooth incident

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Tiger Woods laughed often and smiled easily during a nine-hole practice round early Tuesday morning. And then he explained how he made worldwide headlines a week ago for a missing tooth. Woods spoke to reporters at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Tuesday, the site of his first PGA Tour event this year. "That didn't feel very good," said Woods, who had traveled unannounced to watch girlfriend Lindsey Vonn set a record for ski race victories on Jan. 19 in Italy, the day he lost the tooth. "I was looking down, and all the camera guys are below me on their knees or moving all around, trying to get a picture because she's hugging people, saying congratulations to the other racers as they are coming down. Some already finished, some are there already in the changing area. "Dude with a video camera on his shoulder, right in front of me, kneeling, stood up and turned and caught me square on the mouth. He chipped that one, cracked the other one. "And so then, you know, I'm trying to keep this thing so the blood is not all over the place, and luckily he hit the one I had the root canal on. That's the one that chipped. But the other one had to be fixed, as well, because it had cracks all through it."

  • Oklahoma City Council seeks regional bicycling solutions

    William Crum | Updated: 2 hr ago

    The Oklahoma City Council turned down new rules for bicyclists on Tuesday and agreed a better approach would be to work toward regional regulations. The council considered an ordinance forbidding cyclists from riding between lanes and from riding less than 3 feet from cars while passing. Council members instead favored a study in partnership with the […]

  • Moore plans wall construction along Interstate 35

    By Josh Wallace, For The Oklahoman | Updated: 2 hr ago

    The city of Moore had a forum for residents to discuss a hazard mitigation wall to be built along Interstate 35 between SW 4 and SW 19.

  • Executive Q&A: Dell director inspired by servicemen, colleagues

    By Paula Burkes, Business Writer | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Kyle Coke, new co-site director for the Dell Oklahoma City Business Center, delayed college to join the Navy Reserve. Military service, he says, is a common thread among the five men he most admires.

  • Crews called to multi-vehicle accident in Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Authorities are responding to a multi-vehicle accident on I-235 northbound over Interstate 44.

  • Sikhs in America still victims of misunderstanding, prejudice, study shows

    Mark A. Kellner, Deseret News | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Because of their south Asian heritage and traditional turbans, Sikh males in America continue to be subjected to prejudice, bullying and even violence, a new study reveals.

  • Marshawn Lynch's answer to every question at Super Bowl media day: 'I'm here so I won't get fined'

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is known for his brevity with the media. It's no surprise that Lynch went back to his traditional one-phrase tactic when his turn behind the microphone came at Super Bowl media day Tuesday. Lynch answered every question with "I'm here so I won't get fined." Occassionally, he went a little further with "I'm just here so I won't get fined, Boss," but it was pretty standard fare. Less than three minutes, and Lynch was gone. Hey, he warned us.

  • Take a look behind-the-scenes as Cavalia's costume team readies for its spectacular performance

    Carla Meadows | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Do you think you have a tough time getting your wardrobe together? Try outfitting more than 47 artists and 63 horses every night. That's what the costume team for Cavalia does during its current tour that is only a few hours away from Oklahoma City.

  • Iran says it sent warning to Israel via US officials

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tehran said Tuesday it sent a warning to Israel through the United States over the recent killing of an Iranian general in an alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria, the official IRNA news agency reported. The Jan. 18 strike in the Syrian-controlled part of the disputed Golan Heights killed Iranian Gen. Mohammad Ali Allahdadi, a senior commander in the Revolutionary Guard, along with six Lebanese Hezbollah fighters. Both Iran and the militant Hezbollah group, close allies of Syrian President Bashar Assad, blamed Israel, which is believed to have been behind a number of airstrikes in Syria in recent years. Israel has neither confirmed nor denied the airstrike.

  • Inquiry: Ex-KGB spy Litvinenko may have been poisoned twice

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned with radioactive polonium not once but twice, a British judge was told Tuesday, as an inquiry opened into the slaying one lawyer called an act of nuclear terrorism ordered by Moscow. Ben Emmerson, attorney for Litvinenko's widow, said the KGB spy turned Kremlin critic was the victim of an "assassination by agents of the Russian state." He said the 2006 killing "was an act of nuclear terrorism on the streets of a major city which put the lives of numerous other members of the public at risk." Litvinenko, who had become a Britain-based critic of the Kremlin, fell violently ill on Nov. 1, 2006 after drinking tea with two Russian men at a London hotel.

  • On Auschwitz anniversary, leader warns Jews again targets

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BRZEZINKA, Poland (AP) — A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of a rise of anti-Semitism that has made many Jews fearful of walking the streets, and is causing many to flee Europe. Ronald Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress, made his bleak assessment on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, speaking next to the gate and the railroad tracks that marked the last journey for more than a million people murdered at Auschwitz-Birkenau. He said his speech was shaped by the recent terrorist attacks in France that targeted Jews and newspaper satirists. "For a time, we thought that

  • Mom's daily fight to keep daughter alive

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    A quietly devastating documentary, "Midnight Three & Six," shows a mom’s struggle to keep her daughter, Grace, alive despite a medical condition that could kill her in minutes, Yahoo Parenting reports. "Do I fear sleep? Yeah, if I’m on duty I do,” Grace’s mom, Patricia Chamberlain, explains, in a clip first shown on The New York Times.  Chamberlain and her husband take turns waking up at midnight, 3 a.m., and 6 a.m. to check their daughter’s blood glucose levels. Grace has a volatile form of Type 1 diabetes and there is no cure.

  • Converse unveils line of All-Stars with Andy Warhol prints

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Andy Warhol famously said that in the future everyone would be famous for 15 minutes. In February, the iconic artist will literally become an All-Star. That’s because shoe maker Converse unveiled a line of their signature Chuck Taylor All-Star sneakers decked out in prints of some of Warhol’s most famous works of art, Yahoo Makers reports. The classic shoe has served for decades as a blank canvas for artists, rebels, punk rockers, and hipsters. Everyone from the Beach Boys, to Sid Vicious to Hunter S. Thompson have strolled out in them, and there are countless DIY versions that range from silly to sinister.

  • GoDaddy on hot seat over lost-puppy ad

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    The Super Bowl is starting to look a whole lot like the Puppy Bowl. The Internet domain registrar GoDaddy just released its big Game Day ad, “Journey Home,” which chronicles the adventures of a lost dog named Buddy as he navigates his way through the wilderness back to his owners, Yahoo TV reports. Without spoiling anything, let’s just say that his homecoming isn’t quite as sweet as you might expect. Don’t forget, "Journey Home" is from the same company that poked fun at nerds andbodybuilders in past Super Bowl ads, so dog lovers are naturally fair game as well. 

  • Want ESPN without the cable bill?

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Finally, you’re going to be able to watch ESPN online without paying your cable company for a hundred bizzaro channels you don’t care about. Starting tomorrow, Dish Network will start taking customers for a $20/month, online-only service called Sling TV, Yahoo Tech reports. (If you have a cable subscription that includes ESPN, or if you know somebody who does, you can still view it on the WatchESPN site or app instead.)

  • Plus-Size Model Tess Holliday Encourages Women to #EffYourBeautyStandards

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Like most successful models, Tess Holliday, formerly Tess Munster, follows a regimented fitness and nutrition program. She works out with a personal trainer four times a week and enjoys walking, swimming, and hiking in her free time. She avoids soda and drinks a lot of water, Yahoo Beauty reports. She cooks healthy and indulges in moderation like any sane person would. Unlike most successful models, Munster is 5’5” tall and a UK size 24 (a US size 20). In an industry where the standard for plus size models is between UK sizes 10 and 18 (US size 6 to 14) and taller than 5’8”— waifish Kate Moss is considered short at 5’7”—Holliday is an extreme anomaly. She spoke exclusively with Yahoo Beauty about how she’s been leading a viral social media movement.