• NASA spacecraft to study Pluto’s moons

    BY WAYNE HARRIS-WYRICK For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Astronomy news of interest to Oklahomans.

  • STRANGE BUT TRUE

    BY BILL SONES AND RICH SONES, PH.D. For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    STRANGE BUT TRUE: Feral animals easily adapt to urban environments

  • Fitness and health briefs

    Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Enjoy a clockless day.

  • Iran pushes for end to arms embargo in nuclear talks

    By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press | Updated: 7 hr ago

    AUSTRIA | VIENNA — A day before the new deadline for a nuclear accord, Iran pushed on Monday for an end to the U.N. arms embargo on the country — a parallel deal that the United States opposes as it seeks to limit Tehran’s Mideast power and influence. Speaking on the eve of an already-extended target date for a complete agreement, a senior Iranian official and a U.S. official said Iran and the six world powers it is negotiating with are also working on a U.N. resolution that would endorse any future nuclear deal. Lifting the arms embargo would be separate from a long-term accord that foresees limits on Iran’s nuclear programs in exchange for relief from crippling economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic. But Iran

  • Oklahoma scientist explores 'promising' therapies for pancreatic, liver cancers

    By Ryan Stewart  For The Oklahoman  | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    A paper by Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist Rheal Towner looks at promising new therapies for pancreatic and liver cancers that could potentially target the tumor directly. This would increase the effectiveness of the drugs where they are needed and decrease the negative effects on surrounding healthy tissue.

  • Try these ways to get kids outside and active in summer in Oklahoma

    By Heather Warlick Staff Writer Hwarlick@Oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Oklahoma parents can find plenty of ways to keep their kids outdoors and active in summer.

  • Midwest City celebrates liberty with music, food, fireworks

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Midwest City presented "Tribute to Liberty," a family-centered patriotic celebration.

  • Reading program in Oklahoma County offers incentives to do good deeds

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    New components of the Oklahoma County-based Metropolitan Library System's summer reading program give participants the options to Read It Forward and pay it forward.

  • What is ‘forgiveness?’

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Columnist Charlotte Lankard reflects on the meaning of forgiveness.

  • Finding a way to help solve longtime problem

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    IT’S encouraging to see state officials, including the governor, come together to find a way to help get clean drinking water to residents in Lexington who are without it. The shame is that such a confab had to happen in the first place. State Rep. Bobby Cleveland, R-Slaughterville, whose constituents are affected by sulfur-tainted water, presented a potential remedy during the 2015 session but saw it get blown up by colleagues who read into Cleveland’s plan an opening to perhaps give away water from southeastern Oklahoma at cost, or sell it to Texas. This never was part of the proposal, but the demonizing and fear-mongering succeeded.

  • California lawmaker looking for a do-over on rail project

    Washington Examiner editorial | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    LESS than five years ago, President Obama and his supporters were positively taunting three Republican governors who chose to forfeit federal stimulus money that had been earmarked for high-speed rail lines in their states. Rick Scott of Florida, John Kasich of Ohio and Scott Walker of Wisconsin were supposedly costing their states needed jobs and, shockingly, giving away free money. The Los Angeles Times went so far as to mock the voters of Wisconsin and Ohio in 2010 for electing Walker and Kasich, who had both promised to scrap the high-speed lines that their Democratic predecessors had approved. The Times’ editorialists smugly celebrated the fact that California would be getting the biggest share of that cash instead for its

  • OIL AND GAS PRICES FOR JULY 7

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $49 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $37 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted June 19: COMPLETION Alfalfa: SandRidge Exploration & Production LLC; Allenbach 2811 No. 3-21H Well; NW1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 (BHL) of 21-28N-11W; 94 barrels oil per day, 419,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,202. SandRidge Exploration & Production LLC; Graham No. 2811 No. 3-1H Well; NW1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 (BHL) of 01-28N-11W; 124 barrels oil per day, 741,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,140. Garfield: SandRidge Exploration & Production LLC; Caldwell 2407 No.

  • LIVESTOCK PRICES FOR JULY 7

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LIVESTOCK Monday's livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 2,086; Last Monday: 6,660; Year ago: 3,285 Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers sold mostly steady on a very light test. Not enough steer or heifer calves for a market trend. Receipts are light this week due to the Fourth of July holiday falling over the weekend. Temperatures have been in the 90's and humid, but heavy rains with flash floods possible will move into the state on Tuesday and Wednesday. Supply included 68 percent over 600 lbs. and 48 percent heifers. Feeder Steers: Medium and Large No. 1: Calves: 415-465 lbs. $297-$310; 500-520 Lbs. $279-$280; 600-675 lbs. $230-$243; Yearlings: 600-675 lbs. $232.50-$251;

  • State Supreme Court decision seen as a win for quake victims

    BY RANDY KREHBIEL Tulsa World | Updated: 7 hr ago

    An Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling on a case stemming from the 2011 Prague earthquake is important not so much for what the justices concluded as what they didn't, observers say. In essence, the court said claims alleging damages from high-pressure disposal wells — and, by extension, other oil- and gas-related activity — must be decided by the court system, not the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Letting the Corporation Commission rule on such cases, some believe, would essentially give oil and gas companies a home-field advantage in a process that already figures to be an uphill climb for the plaintiffs. Instead, the June 30 ruling — which reversed a lower-court decision — permits a pair of lawsuits to go

  • Oreo Thins drop weight in new, 'sophisticated' makeover

    By CANDICE CHOI Associated Press | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    NEW YORK — Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a “sophisticated” snack for grown-ups that isn’t meant to be twisted or dunked. Mondelez International Inc. says it will add “Oreo Thins” to its permanent U.S. lineup next week. The cookies have a similar cookie-to-filling ratio, except that they’re slimmer. That means four Thins contain 140 calories, compared with 160 calories for three regular Oreos. In explaining what made them more grown-up, Janda Lukin, senior director of Oreo for North America at parent company Mondelez International, said that if regular Oreos are like pancakes, then Oreo Thins would be like crepes.

  • 10 people died after traffic crashes in Oklahoma during Independence Day holiday, officials report

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    The fatalities included four drivers, two motorcyclists, one motorcycle passenger and three pedestrians, the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office reported Monday.

  • Trump and the GOP's dividing lines

    Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Attempting to analyze political statements by Donald Trump is often a high dive into a shallow pool. But a number of conservative commentators are making the jump, discerning hidden virtues in his depiction of marauding immigrants intent on crime and rape. While finding Trump's words "crude and reprehensible," The Weekly Standard's William Kristol thinks they summarize a "genuine concern about illegal immigrants." "For all its crassness," says National Review's Rich Lowry, "Trump's rant on immigration is closer to reality than the gauzy cliches of immigration romantics." Some of this is surely an attempt to make the best of a bad situation.

  • OIL AND GAS PRICES FOR JULY 7

    Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $49 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $37 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted June 19: COMPLETION Alfalfa: SandRidge Exploration & Production LLC; Allenbach 2811 No. 3-21H Well; NW1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 (BHL) of 21-28N-11W; 94 barrels oil per day, 419,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,202. SandRidge Exploration & Production LLC; Graham No. 2811 No. 3-1H Well; NW1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 (BHL) of 01-28N-11W; 124 barrels oil per day, 741,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,140. Garfield: SandRidge Exploration & Production LLC; Caldwell 2407 No.

  • LIVESTOCK PRICES FOR JULY 7

    Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    LIVESTOCK Monday's livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 2,086; Last Monday: 6,660; Year ago: 3,285 Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers sold mostly steady on a very light test. Not enough steer or heifer calves for a market trend. Receipts are light this week due to the Fourth of July holiday falling over the weekend. Temperatures have been in the 90's and humid, but heavy rains with flash floods possible will move into the state on Tuesday and Wednesday. Supply included 68 percent over 600 lbs. and 48 percent heifers. Feeder Steers: Medium and Large No. 1: Calves: 415-465 lbs. $297-$310; 500-520 Lbs. $279-$280; 600-675 lbs. $230-$243; Yearlings: 600-675 lbs. $232.50-$251;

  • Top quake scientist in state to leave post

    By Paul Monies Business Writerpmonies@oklahoman.com | Updated: 7 hr ago

    The Oklahoma state seismologist has confirmed plans to leave the job for a position with the United States Geological Survey in New Mexico. Austin Holland said he accepted a tentative offer with the USGS as a supervisory geophysicist at the Albuquerque Seismic Lab. He said the main reason for the move was to change his family dynamics. “I have averaged about 80 hours each week for the 5 1/2 years I’ve been here,” Holland said Monday in an emailed statement. “I want to change my work-life balance, and this opportunity is a good way to do that.” Since Holland came to the Oklahoma Geological Survey, the state has seen a rapid increase in earthquakes, some of which have been linked to disposal wells used for




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