• Suicide attack targets NATO convoy in Afghanistan, 2 dead

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban launched a suicide car bomb attack on a NATO military convoy in Afghanistan's capital on Tuesday, killing two people and wounding 26 others, including two U.S. soldiers, officials said. The blast sent a huge plume of black smoke over the city and scattered glass and metal across the main highway to Kabul's airport. Kabul deputy police chief Sayed Gulagha said a suicide bomber struck the convoy with a vehicle packed with explosives. Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said two Afghan civilians were killed and at least 24 wounded, some critically. A spokeswoman for NATO's Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan, U.S. Army Capt. Susan Harrington, said two American soldiers sust

  • Join us for our next Instameet at the OKC Zoo

    BY TIFFANY GIBSON, tgibson@opubco.com | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Let’s get together for another Instameet on Saturday, July 11! This time we’ll be touring the Oklahoma City Zoo with Bedford Camera and Video.

  • Win tickets to see 3 Doors Down in Shawnee

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Want to win tickets to see 3 Doors Down and Seether in concert at Firelake Arena on July 10? Enter your information below for a chance to win.

  • Casady's Max Wariboko-Alali commits to Iowa

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Casady defensive back Max Wariboko-Alali won't be following his brother. Wariboko-Alali verbally committed to Iowa on Tuesday morning, announcing his decision on his Twitter page. Wariboko-Alali is a three-star recruit, according to Rivals.com. He also has offers from Louisville, SMU, Tulsa and UCLA - where his older brother Josh signed in February. Max had one interception and 32 tackles as a junior while helping Casady reach the championship game of the Southwest Preparatory Conference playoffs. He also accounted for four offensive touchdowns.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on June 30, 2015: See OKC Improv at the library

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Today's featured event: See OKC Improv perform free family-friendly shows today at 10 a.m. at the Bethany Library, 3510 N Mueller Ave., and at 7 tonight at the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave. The shows are part of the Metropolitan Library System's Neighborhood Arts summer program. OKC Improv also will perform Wednesday and Thursday as well as next week at various Metro Library locations. For more information, go to www.metrolibrary.org. For more events, go to newsok.com/events.

  • Game-changer: Vegas moves toward arcade-style video gambling

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bragging rights are usually the only reward at the end of a well-played video game. But what if high scores came with cash, too? Nevada is on the cusp of what could be a casino revolution, drawing up plans for the introduction of arcade-style video games that would pay out winnings based on a gambler's skill at, say, blasting aliens out of the sky, destroying enemy tanks or driving a virtual race car around a track. The idea is aimed largely at attracting younger people who have been raised on Xbox, PlayStation and mobile game apps and don't get much of a thrill out of sitting in front of slot machines, watching reels of lucky 7s and cherries.

  • Best U.S. seaside towns

    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Drowsy port towns aren't trying to make it big. They're content to sit quietly idle without the throngs of trend-seekers in search of a place to deem the next hotspot. That's why we like them. Seaside towns are a mainstay of the summer months. At these under-wraps locales you'll find fewer tourists, eateries that are understated (though the grub is anything but) and that ever-photogenic lighthouse to lure likes on your Instagram feed. Whether west or east, peace, quiet and home-style hospitality converge at these seaport hideaways.

  • Preservationists in Oklahoma City winning despite bitter defeats

    By Steve Lackmeyer Business Writerslackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Updated: 5 hr ago

    A list of old buildings saved compiled by Steve Lackmeyer, of The Oklahoman, shows there is hope for preservationists trying to save historic buildings in Oklahoma City.

  • Pilots fired after snapping selfies with model in cockpit

    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    In the world of aviation, on-the-job selfies are the quickest way to find yourself in the unemployment line.  Two pilots were fired after taking photos with a model in the cockpit during a flight on Tuesday from Buenos Aires to Rosario. The woman, Vicky Xipolitakis, shared the photos with her 405,000 followers on Twitter. 

  • Leap Second: Why Today Will Be 1 Second Longer and Could Screw Up Your Computer

    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    If today feels longer than your normal Tuesday, you're not imagining it, says ABC News. A leap second will be added to the clock on this last day of June, creating the potential to wreak havoc on computer systems not equipped to handle the change.

  • Greece has no good options left

    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    ATHENS, Greece — On Tuesday, two major things happen in Greece: the country's bailout programme runs out, and it owes €1.5 billion ($1.67 billion, £1.07 billion) to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that it cannot pay.  A German government official says it is now too late for an extension of the bailout programme.   And so the period between now and a Sunday referendum, in which Greeks will be asked to vote "yes" or "no" on a bailout deal negotiated with creditors, will be tense.

  • 'Changed' Justin Bieber attends Sydney church conference

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SYDNEY (AP) — Justin Bieber credited a Pentecostal pastor with changing his life as he mingled Tuesday with thousands of Christians at a five-day church conference in Sydney. The 21-year-old Canadian pop star praised Hillsong Church's New York City pastor Carl Lentz, who has recruited several American celebrities and sports stars to the Sydney-headquartered church. "I'm glad to know him. He's changed my life," Ten Network television reported Bieber saying as he interrupted an interview with Lentz at the Allphones Arena where 20,000 worshippers are attending the annual conference. Bieber and friend Hailey Baldwin arrived in Sydney by private jet on Monday for the conference that runs through Friday.

  • Thunder's worst-case scenario for LaMarcus Aldridge

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 6 hr ago

    LaMarcus Aldridge’s free-agency recruitment begins Tuesday night. We know who wants him (any team with cap space) and we generally know which teams Aldridge wants. But let’s look at it from another angle. Where’s Aldridge best (or worst) destination from a Thunder perspective? Ranking the Aldridge pursuers, from worst-case scenario to best-case scenario for OKC: Houston: The Rockets would have to clear some cap space to make room for Aldridge, but give general manager Darrell Morey credit. He’s fashioned a flexible roster that also is talented. With Dwight Howard and Trevor Ariza and probably Patrick Beverley, Houston has defensive anchors. With James Harden, Houston has a bonafide superstar.

  • Byredo Westbrook ~ new fragrance :: Now Smell This

    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Niche line Byredo has launched Westbrook, a new fragrance in collaboration with basketball player Russell Westbrook . Westbrook's second fashion collection for Barneys, Westbrook XO Barneys, debuted last month, says NST Perfume. "This fragrance was built around the duality of Russell's personality. Off the court I found him to be humble, down to earth and always with a comic element." "On the court Russell is one of the greatest competitors I have seen, and you seldom see him losing his focus or interacting with competitors ..."

  • Texas abortion providers study whether clinics could reopen

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Abortion providers cheered a move by the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily block part of a Texas law that would have closed more than half the state's 19 remaining abortion clinics. Now they are studying whether it could also allow them to reopen some previously shuttered facilities and whether that would even be feasible. "We may have gotten more than we even asked for," said Amy Hagstrom Miller, chief executive of Whole Woman's Health, which sued to overturn the law. But she cautioned that reopening clinics would be expensive and difficult, not just "a turn of the key and turn on the lights." Meanwhile, anti-abortion advocates insisted Monday's ruling, while at least a short-term victory for abortion

  • Cancer-fighting spices offer flavorful way to eat healthy

    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    While many dismiss spices as simply preservatives, just a pinch of the right kind can have surprising health benefits. Professional chef and author Floyd Cardoz utilizes spices in his dishes to promote healthier meals with plenty of flavor.    “I grew up in Bombay, India, and I’m known for my use of spice in food,” Cardoz, also a partner of White Street in New York City, told FoxNews.com. Cardoz credits his years in the kitchen with leading him to discover that spices were more than just color and taste.   “Turmeric is the yellow coloring that you find in most curries,” Cardoz said. “But what most people don’t know about turmeric is that it’s a great antioxidant, it’s got great anti-cancer properties.”

  • Toronto could be attractive destination for NBA free agents

    By Berry Tramel | Updated: 6 hr ago

    The NBA’s free agency season begins Wednesday, and few stars are expected to migrate to the Atlantic Division, where the Raptors are competitive, the Celtics are interesting and the three other teams — New York, Brooklyn and Philadelphia — are drowning in something resembling hopelessness. Here’s the final division in our look at each NBA team’s salary situation: RAPTORS Under contract: Kyle Lowry $12M, DeMar DeRozen $10.1M, Patrick Patterson $6.26M, Jonas Valanciunas $4.66M, Terrence Ross $3.55M, James Johnson $2.5M, Lucas Nogueira $1.84M, Bruno Cabocio $1.52M. Unrestricted free agent: Amir Johnson, Landry Fields, Charles Hayes, Lou Williams, Tyler Hansbrough, Greg Stiemsma.

  • Mind Your Own Business: Here's to Martha, her mojitos and words to live by

    Paula Burkes | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Happy Birthday to Martha Collar, my late BFF who would've turned 57 today, if acute leukemia hadn't cut her life short seven and a half years ago. I think of Martha, nearly every day and especially when sipping a mojito, one of her favorite cocktails, making one of her scrumptious dishes, like her Chicken Enchilada Pie (see recipe below), or when I'm remembering Eddie, her husky mix who lived with my daughter and me  until last summer when we had to say good-bye. But I undoubtedly think of Martha, her work ethic, laughter and wisdom on her June 30 birthday.

  • 2 dead after man sets self on fire on Japanese bullet train

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ODAWARA, Japan (AP) — A man set himself on fire on a high-speed bullet train in Japan on Tuesday, killing himself and another passenger as the coach filled with smoke, a fire official said. At least 26 other people were injured, three seriously, mostly from smoke inhalation, Odawara Fire Department official Ikutaro Torii said. The man's motive wasn't clear. The passenger poured an oil-like substance over his head before setting himself on fire, authorities said. Kyodo News service reported that he used a lighter. Officials said the fire was at the front of the first car in the train, which was heading from Tokyo to Osaka. "I said to myself, 'This is bad!'" said Takeo Inariyama, a 54-year-old businessman travelin

  • New research suggests nature walks are good for your brain

    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    New research suggests a 90-minute nature walk can lead to less rumination -- a risk factor for depression, the Washington Post reports. The  paper , by Stanford’s Gregory Bratman and several colleagues from the United States and Sweden, was published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In it, 38 individuals who lived in urban areas, and who had “no history of mental disorder,” were divided into two groups — and asked to take a walk.