• Female Journalists Barred From NFL Locker Room -- For Being Women

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    "It's still 2015, right?” That was the stunned reaction of journalist Joey Chandler after she, along with two other female journalists, was reportedly barred from entering the Jacksonville Jaguars locker room on Sunday night. The reporters were covering the team’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, The Huffington Post reports.

  • IMF downgrades forecast for world, emerging market economies

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — China's slowdown and tumbling commodity prices will push global economic growth this year to the lowest level since the recession year 2009, the International Monetary Fund predicted Tuesday. In a report Tuesday in advance of the IMF-World Bank annual meetings here this week, the fund says the world economy will grow 3.1 percent this year, down from a July forecast of 3.3 percent and from 3.4 percent growth last year. "The risks seem more tilted to the downside than they did just a few months ago," IMF chief economist Maurice Obstfeld, told reporters. Still, Obstfeld downplayed the risk of a global recession.

  • Texas Professors Warn Allowing Guns In Class Will Inhibit Free Speech

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    As a women's and gender studies professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Lisa Moore is often the very first person to expose her students to the ideas that underpin LGBT literature and culture. Now, she's worried a new state gun law could change how she teaches, The Huffington Post reports. "I've had experiences over the years that have been frightening," Moore told The Huffington Post. "Like having my office broken into, and posters pulled off the walls and burned. Having 'Depravity Kills' written 16 times on my window."

  • Every new movie and TV show you can stream on Netflix this week (October 4 – October 10)

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    It’s that time of the week again, and BGR is bringing you a roundup of the best new Netflix movies and shows for your streaming pleasure. A lot of your time is wasted by looking around Netflix for something you haven’t seen yet, so this update will save you some precious ticks on the clock..

  • Blake Shelton Talks Weight Loss, 'Crisis and Chaos in Personal Life'

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    Blake Shelton opened up about his divorce from Miranda Lambert, saying he's doing better after a rough summer, Good Morning America reports. "I'm good, I'm not in rehab," he joked about tabloid reports during an interview with CMT's Hot 20 Countdown. "I have to pick up a magazine every now and then to see what's going on with my alter ego, I guess."

  • US interior secretary announces tribal lawsuit settlement

    AP | Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    DURANT, Okla. (AP) — The head of the U.S. Department of the Interior says a $186 million settlement has been reached with the Chickasaw and Choctaw nations over the government's handling of some tribal resources and properties. Secretary Sally Jewell announced the settlement Tuesday at a ceremony at the Choctaw Nation headquarters in Durant. The settlement ends a nine-year lawsuit alleging the federal government mismanaged 1.3 million acres of timberlands in southeastern and south-central Oklahoma, with some claims more than 100 years old. Under the settlement, the government will pay the Chickasaw Nation $46.5 million and the Choctaw Nation $139.5 million. In return, the tribes will dismiss their lawsuit and set aside

  • 'Fast & Furious 8' Is Looking At A Surprising Choice To Lead The Franchise

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    There has been a lot of talk over the last week or so about the director situation on "Fast & Furious 8," the upcoming installment in what has become a multi-billion dollar franchise. There have been a number of names floating around that could possibly take the helm, but now it looks like they’re circling a rather unexpected candidate for the job: "Straight Outta Compton" director F. Gary Gray, CinemaBlend.com reports.

  • Campaign targets sexism on the red carpet

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    For those of you who don’t know, the #askhermore campaign, launched in late 2014 by the Representation Project, tackles gender bias on the red carpet and encourages media to go beyond appearances and ask actresses about their accomplishments and future projects, Yahoo Style reports. The campaign has been endorsed by Hollywood bigwigs like Reese Witherspoon, Amy Poehler and Connie Britton, and the hashtag has reached over 4 million people, according to social media tracker Keyhole. 

  • American Airlines Pilot Dies Mid-Flight

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    An American Airlines pilot died mid-flight after experiencing a medical emergency Monday morning, airline officials said. Good Morning America reports the pilot, Capt. Michael Johnston, 57, was flying from Phoenix to Boston when the plane was forced to land in Syracuse, New York.

  • John Fogerty Explains Creedence Clearwater Revival's Hall of Fame Meltdown

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    There have been many bitter and awkward moments at the annual  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame  induction ceremony during the past three decades. It's an event that brings together bandmates that have sometimes not spoken in many years, often times after brutal lawsuits and mudslinging in the press. Few situations, however, were quite as volatile as what happened when  Creedence Clearwater Revival  got in back in 1993. 

  • YouTube teen star dies suddenly, cause unknown

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    What happened to YouTube personality Caleb Logan Bratayley? Police in Maryland say the 13-year-old boy, real name Caleb LeBlanc, who appeared in his family's YouTube video blog and his own YouTube posts about playing the game Minecraft, died after a still mysterious medical emergency last week, USA TODAY reports.

  • Judge suspended after accusation of berating, hitting lawyer

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court has suspended a county judge who was captured on video berating and threatening to assault a public defender. In an order released Tuesday, the court ordered Brevard County Judge John C. Murphy suspended without pay until the end of his judicial discipline case, which is still pending. Murphy also must explain why he should not be removed from office. He was given 20 days to respond. Murphy is accused of hitting former assistant public defender Andrew Weinstock outside a courtroom last year after they argued over whether Weinstock's client could have a speedy trial.

  • Boy, 11, accused of killing 8-year-old girl over puppies

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

     An 11-year-old boy is charged with murder after he fatally shot his 8-year-old neighbor, police said, and neighbors say it was because the girl wouldn't let him see her dog, WBIR-TV reports. Deputies were called to White Pine, Tennessee on Saturday night where they found MaKayla Dyer on the ground with a gunshot wound to the chest. She was taken to a hospital, where she later died.

  • Jim Carrey's ex-girlfriend was still married at time of her death

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    Jim Carrey's ex-girlfriend, Irish-born Cathriona White, was still married to another man at the time of her suspected suicide last week, Los Angeles County coroner's officials said Tuesday. USA TODAY reports White, a make-up artist who was dating Carrey in recent years, was found dead in her Los Angeles apartment on Sept. 28, the possible victim of an overdose of prescription medications. Pills were found near her body.

  • WATCH: Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell's address to Choctaw, Chickasaw nations

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Watch Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell address the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations Tuesday morning in Durant, Oklahoma.

  • US Marshals Museum names Oklahoman as curator

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Museum has named the curator for its planned facility in western Arkansas. The museum announced Tuesday that it's hired David Kennedy as museum curator. Kennedy now serves as curator of collections for the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid, Oklahoma. He's also worked as curator at the Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming. He'll start his new role with the Marshals Museum on Nov. 2. The museum, which is estimated to cost $50 million to $55 million, will showcase the history of the U.S. Marshals Service. Organizers are aiming for a 2018 opening date.

  • 'The Walking Dead' star Chad L. Coleman to promote new graphic novel at NYCC

    Matthew Price | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Chad L. Coleman of "The Walking Dead" and "The Wire" is bringing his new project, "Treadwater," to New York Comic Con this week.  From a news release: Originally written and developed as a  screenplay, Treadwater is a dark and mature sci-fi action drama about a team of vigilantes who will do whatever it takes to maintain peace in a dystopian future. ...  Treadwater, referenced by the acronym TRDWTR (Technological Research and Development Working Toward a Resolution), tells the story of a pre-apocalyptic tale of the future when the unstable global economy deals with the aftermath of the Euro collapsing. The world nose dives into chaos. Mass rioting, looting, and outright civil

  • Study calls for 200 more officers for Tulsa Police Department

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    Tulsa leaders have been waiting on the report in order to determine how to approach a proposed public safety tax. Currently, TPD has about 750 sworn officers, according to the report. 

  • Unconventional anti-venom saves Oklahoma boy after snakebite

    By Juliana Keeping Staff Writer jkeeping@oklahoman.com | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Blake Skinner, a 16-month-old-boy, faced death, a fate thwarted by fortunate events: a mother's quick thinking, an Oklahoma doctor's out-of-the-box approach and the Oklahoma City Zoo's generosity with its unconventional stock of anti-venom.

  • Police investigate OKC's 65th homicide of 2015

    Darla Slipke | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Oklahoma City police are investigating the city's 65th homicide of the year. The map above shows where each incident occurred. About 4 p.m. Monday, police found Michael Somers, 30, of Oklahoma City, dead at 1445 NW 32. He had trauma to his body that suggested he was the victim of a homicide, police reported. For more information, click here.