• AWARDS

    AP | Updated: 8 hr ago

    ‘Inside Out' sweeps Annie Awards, wins best animated picture CALIFORNIA | LOS ANGELES — The 43rd annual Annie Awards were a joyous affair for “Inside Out.” The Pixar release won the Annies' top honor and 10 awards altogether at the ceremony Saturday evening at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles. Along with best animated feature, the film won best director for Peter Docter, best screenplay for Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley, and outstanding achievement in voice acting for Phyllis Smith, who voiced Sadness. The wins further solidify “Inside Out” as the Oscar favorite. “The Good Dinosaur” gave Pixar an 11th Annie award for best animated effects in an animated movie.

  • AWARDS

    By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Inarritu claims top prize at Directors Guild Awards CALIFORNIA | LOS ANGELES  — An unclear cinematic season got a little foggier Saturday with Alejandro Inarritu's Directors Guild win for his harrowing frontier epic “The Revenant.” With only weeks to go before the Academy Awards on Feb. 28, the race is still as wide open as ever. Even the guilds are divided in their top awards. “Spotlight,” the drama detailing the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into sex abuses in the Catholic Church, won the Screen Actors Guild award for best ensemble, while the financial crisis dramedy “The Big Short” picked up the Producers Guild Award. The DGA win for “The Revenant” is not insignificant.

  • Police: 2 dead, 4 hurt in shooting after Mississippi parade

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) — A shooting after a Mardi Gras parade in Pass Christian killed two men and wounded four other people Sunday, south Mississippi authorities said. Carlos Bates, 29, of Gulfport, and Isiah Major III, 43, of Bay St. Louis both died at the scene, Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove told local news media. The victims' hometowns are near Pass Christian on Mississippi's Gulf Coast. Four other people were hospitalized, Pass Christian Police Chief Tim Hendricks told the Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/20PHjO1) and WLOX-TV (http://bit.ly/1nRDMjF). Police received a call about a fight shortly after the last parade unit completed the route, and officers learned shots had been fired, Hendricks told the newsp

  • Group wants more Hispanics to vote in OKC School Board election

    By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Stand for Children Oklahoma volunteers have spent the past two weeks knocking on doors and working the phones to get members of the Hispanic community — many who have never voted — engaged in the election process.

  • OU returns home to play a hot Texas club

    By Ryan Aber | Updated: 8 hr ago

    NORMAN — There's no time to rest for Oklahoma. Just two days after going on the road and losing to unranked Kansas State on Saturday, the at-least-for-now No. 1 Sooners return home to take on perhaps the hottest team in Big 12 basketball. Oklahoma faces Texas for the first time this season at 8 p.m. Monday at Lloyd Noble Center. “Texas is playing great,” Sooners coach Lon Kruger said. “It is exactly what this league's about. We've had some of those stretches that we've survived, and now we've got to bounce back and survive this one.” If Oklahoma is to win the league, this week figures to be critical as the Sooners play the two teams they're tied with in second place, a game behind

  • Broncos D dominates Panthers in 24-10 Super Bowl win

    By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Updated: 8 hr ago

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — A reborn Orange Crush might have sent Peyton Manning into retirement with a Super ending to his career. Von Miller and the impenetrable Denver defense harassed Panthers quarterback Cam Newton all game Sunday, and the Broncos made enough big plays for a 24-10 victory, Manning's 200th and perhaps his last before retirement. He wasn't the star of Super Bowl 50 — game MVP Miller seemingly was everywhere on every Carolina play — but Manning really hasn't been the headliner in this injury-shortened season. “This game was much like this season has been, testing our toughness, our resiliency, our unselfishness,” he said. “It's only fitting that it turned out that way.

  • Manning looks like Elway in Super Bowl victory

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Peyton Manning looked like an old quarterback Sunday night. Old Man Winner. The Broncos beat the Panthers 24-10 Sunday night to give the 39-year-old Manning his second Super Bowl title. And nobody should care that Manning was reduced to a supporting actor in the Denver victory. First off, most any quarterback would have been shoved out of the spotlight by this Denver defense, which made Cam Newton look more like Clark Kent than the Man of Steel. Certainly it was Manning, not Newton, who did the celebrating by the final two minutes of this game. Sure, Manning's numbers looked like something out of a high school championship game, circa 1984: 13 of 23 passing, one interception, 141 yards, no touchdowns. But

  • #OKC Boxscore

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    William Crum: #OKC Boxscore is a look at the week in review, and the week ahead, in Oklahoma City civic affairs.

  • Broncos D dominates Panthers in 24-10 Super Bowl win

    By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Peyton Manning gave himself a chance to have Super ending to his career, and Von Miller and the Denver defense made the plays to secure the title for the Broncos. Manning and Panthers quarterback Cam Newton were harassed all game Sunday, and the Broncos made enough big plays for the 24-10 victory, Manning's 200th and perhaps his last before retirement. He wasn't the star — game MVP Miller seemingly was everywhere on every Carolina play — but Manning really hasn't been the headliner in this injury-shortened season. Emulating his Broncos boss, John Elway, the 39-year-old Manning can ride off with the Lombardi Trophy after leading Denver to its third NFL title, first since 1999 — when Elway was the quarterback.

  • Miller’s MVP a redeeming reward

    By Howard Fendrich AP Pro Football Writer | Updated: 8 hr ago

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Back in the locker room after earning Super Bowl MVP honors, Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller danced and sang along to “Big Rings” by Drake and Future: “'Cause I got a really big team! And they need some really big rings!” A few feet away, teammate Brandon Marshall explained why Miller's first-quarter strip-sack of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was such a significant moment in Denver's 24-10 victory Sunday night that earned rings for the Broncos. “We got in (Newton's) head after that. We got in his mind. Because he hasn't been harassed like that all season,” Marshall said. Then, pounding his right fist in his left palm, Marshall added: “That play

  • MVP Newton struggles in first Super Bowl appearance

    By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Updated: 8 hr ago

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — A dejected Cam Newton sat slouching behind the podium on Sunday night, wearing a black Panthers hoodie and a frown. The league's top player this season didn't feel much like answering questions, doing so mostly in delayed one- and two-word answers. Some questions he just let pass without answering at all — except for one which said it all. “They made more plays than us and that's what it comes down to,” Newton said during a brief three-minute interview following Carolina's 24-10 Super Bowl loss to Denver. “We had our opportunities and it was nothing special that they did. We dropped balls. We turned the ball over. We gave up sacks. We threw errant passes. That's it.

  • NFL Notebook

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Eagles have not made decision on Bradford The Eagles have not made a decision yet on whether they will use their franchise tag on quarterback Sam Bradford, according to a league source, despite an ESPN report Sunday that said the Eagles are not expected to use the tag on the quarterback. The ESPN report also said Eagles coach Doug Pederson is interested in reacquiring Nick Foles, although the source said the Eagles have not had any discussions about Foles. With Chip Kelly in charge last offseason, the team dealt Foles in a package for Bradford that included surrendering the team's 2016 second-round pick. Teams cannot use the franchise tag until Feb. 16. They have until March 1.

  • Hillary Clinton criticizes proposed Oklahoma abortion petition

    By Chris Casteel Washington Bureau ccasteel@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Maya Harris, a senior adviser to tHillary Clinton's presidential campaign, said Clinton “believes Oklahoma women have a constitutional right to safe, legal abortion and to contraception, and they deserve to be able to make their health care decisions without interference from government or extreme special interest groups.”

  • Oklahoma City police shoot dog attacking homeowner

    From Staff Reports | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Two people unsuccessfully tried pulling the dog off the man, and the officer initially shot it with a Taser. The dog let go of the man, but charged the officer and was shot, Oklahoma City police spokesman officer Travis Vernier said.

  • Proposals abound in Oklahoma to raise pay for teachers, but will any of them fly?

    By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Teachers have complained of low salaries for years and have staged loud rallies at the Oklahoma state Capitol. This year, Republican leaders seem to have embraced the cause like never before and there are a number of proposals on the table for consideration.

  • End of the road approaches for road project in NW OKC metro

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    A newly constructed four-lane stretch of State Highway 74 from W Memorial Road to just north of NW 164 Street is expected to open by the end of April.

  • Oklahoma teachers say pay raise is needed

    By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Mark Dorman and Linda Dudley are two teachers in Oklahoma who say a raise in pay would be much appreciated.

  • Murder defendant ordered to trial in death of 16-year-old Piedmont girl

    By Kyle Schwab Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Oklahoma County Special Judge Fred Doak found enough evidence to send Chloe Marie Thomas, 18, of Oklahoma City, to trial on the first-degree murder charge in the death of Anne Josette Hill, of Edmond. Thomas pleaded not guilty.

  • Renovations at Falls Creek turn Baptist summer camp into year-round facility

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    The Rev. Anthony Jordan, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma executive director-treasurer, said the completed Mathena Family Event Center, Thompson Family Lodge, Jordan Welcome Center, plus a lighted concourse called Downing Way are the latest examples of more than $50 million in improvements and enhancements made at Falls Creek Baptist Camp in the past 16 years.

  • Financial paperwork: What to keep, what to toss

    By Jim Miller For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: How long should a person hang on to old receipts, stock records, tax returns and other financial documents? — Getting Organized DEAR GETTING: This is a great time of the year to get rid of unnecessary paperwork and to organize your records. Here's a checklist of what to keep and what to toss out. Toss out •ATM receipts and bank deposit slips as soon as you match them up with your monthly statement. •Credit card receipts after you get your statement, unless you might return the item or need proof of purchase for a warranty. •Credit card statements that do not have a tax-related expense on them. •Utility bills when the following month's bill arrives showing that your




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