• First flu cases of the season confirmed in Oklahoma

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Health officials announced Thursday the first laboratory-confirmed cases of flu in Oklahoma. One case is in an Oklahoma County resident younger than 5, and the child was not hospitalized for influenza. The other case is a Tulsa County resident also younger than 5 who was hospitalized.

  • Police: Hatchet-wielding suspect shot by officers

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police shot and killed a hatchet-wielding man on Thursday after he suddenly attacked a group of patrol officers without warning in broad daylight on a busy commercial district in Queens. At a news conference at a hospital where one officer was being treated for a serious head wound, Police Commissioner William Bratton said that investigators were still trying to confirm the identity of the assailant and determine a motive. Security videotape and witness accounts appeared to leave no doubt that the man purposely targeted four rookie New York Police Department officers, police said.

  • Del City station is cleared to sell gas again

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Oklahoma regulators have allowed a Del City convenience store to sell gasoline once again after repeated complaints of defrauding consumers.

  • Oklahoma City gets three-story building with shops, restaurants, office space added to coming attractions at Chisholm Creek development

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Oklahoma City’s newest Chisholm Creek development will feature a mix of national, regional and local tenants.

  • Ebola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts us

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear. Yet, they're incredibly less likely to get the disease than to get sick worrying about it. First, the reality check: More Americans have married Kim Kardashian — three — than contracted Ebola in the U.S. The two Dallas nurses who came down with Ebola were infected while treating a Liberian man, who became infected in West Africa. The New York doctor who has tested positive for Ebola had been treating people in West Africa.

  • Canada gunman wanted a passport to go to Mideast

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — He seemed lost, "did not fit in," had drug problems, and went more than five years without seeing his mother. In recent weeks, he had been living at a homeless shelter and had talked about wanting to go to Libya — or Syria — but became agitated when he couldn't get a passport. A day after Michael Zehaf-Bibeau launched a deadly attack on Canada's seat of government, a portrait of the 32-year-old Canadian began to emerge, along with a possible explanation for what triggered the shooting rampage. Bob Paulson, commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, said that Zehaf-Bibeau — a Muslim whose father was from Libya — may have lashed out in frustration over delays in obtaining a passport.

  • Police find hand grenade in truck Thursday in southwest Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    A hand grenade was found in a car in southwest Oklahoma City on Thursday. Police were investigating a robbery when it was found.

  • President of Edmond cheer booster club accused of embezzling thousands

    BY JONATHAN SUTTON, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Stacey Torre, 38, is accused of embezzling more than $7,000 from Edmond’s Santa Fe Cheer Booster Club

  • NTSB: Perry Inhofe 'did not appropiately manage' engine shutdown before fatal crash

    BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    A final report on the plane crash that killed Perry Dyson Inhofe II says he “did not appropriately manage” the aircraft having to fly on just one engine before it went down near Owasso last fall. The probable cause report released Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board said Inhofe, the plane’s sole occupant, reported a “control problem” and “left engine shutdown” moments before the Mitsubishi MU-2 twin-engine plane crashed on Nov. 10. Investigators said the plane should have been flyable in a one-engine-inoperative condition, as weather did not impact its performance. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Family of abused boy gets GOP to change attack ad

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Republican Party scrambled Thursday to revise a television ad that accuses Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton of incompetence after the grandmother of a 4-year-old boy whose death was highlighted in the spot complained it was inappropriate. Republican Party chairman Keith Downey said he would respect the wishes of Yvonne Dean and remove any images or mentions of her grandson, Eric Dean, who was killed by his stepmother last year after numerous reports of his maltreatment went unanswered by social services. The case exposed failings in Minnesota's child protection system. The grandmother, who said she was a Republican, publicly complained that her family was blindsided by the ad that began airin

  • Dad: White House jumper has 'mental health' issues

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest person to climb over the White House fence had the paranoid belief he was being watched by cameras and had previously been arrested at the executive mansion, his father said. Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland, was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge. Wearing blue prison garb, he resisted being taken away and started talking as two deputy marshals removed him from the courtroom. Adesanya has been charged with two federal offenses: unlawfully entering the restricted grounds of the White House and harming two law enforcement dogs that were released to take him down. A preliminary hearing and detention hearing have been scheduled for Monday.

  • Shooting reported in northeast Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Oklahoma City police said one shooting victim arrived at OU Medical Center shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday.

  • Edmond chat: Patriarch Craft Beer House expected to be ready for business by spring

    BY DIANA BALDWIN, dbaldwin@opubco.com | Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    The Oklahoman's Diana Baldwin chatted with readers Thursday about downtown Edmond roads, restaurants and businesses. Join her chat every third Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. Below is an unedited transcript of the chat. NewsOK 1:19 p.m. Hey everyone. Diana will be logging in at 2 p.m., but you can start submitting questions now. Diana Baldwin 2:01 p.m. It is 2 p.m. and time for the Edmond Live Chat. Send me your questions. We already have some, so we will get started. Tia 2:02 p.m. What are the start dates for the big road projects involving Broadway in Edmond? Diana Baldwin

  • US: IS earns $1M per day in black market oil sales

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Islamic State militants are raking in money at a remarkable rate, earning about $1 million a day from black market oil sales alone, a Treasury Department official said Thursday. David Cohen, who leads the department's effort to undermine the Islamic State's finances, said the extremists also get several million dollars a month from wealthy donors, extortion rackets and other criminal activities, such as robbing banks. In addition, he said the group has taken in at least $20 million in ransom payments this year from kidnappings.

  • Report: Total CEO's plane almost escaped crash

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    MOSCOW (AP) — The plane carrying a top French oil executive and a crew of three was already in the air when it grazed a snowplow, just failing to avoid the fatal crash, Russian crash investigators said Thursday. Monday night's collision that killed Total SA CEO Christophe de Margerie and all the crew on his jet has been seen not only as a tragedy but as an embarrassment for Russia at a time of strained relations with the West. The director general of Moscow's Vnukovo Airport and his deputy resigned Thursday and investigators detained four more of its employees in addition to the snowplow's driver.

  • OU band director steps down

    By K.S. McNutt, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Former director Brian Britt will return to the Pride of Oklahoma

  • Dancing priests become Internet sensation

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    ROME (AP) — A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keys-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract. The Rev. David Rider, 29, of Hyde Park, New York, and the Rev. John Gibson, 28, of Milwaukee, first shot to Internet fame when they were filmed in April during a fundraiser at the North American College, the elite American seminary up the hill from the Vatican. Rider warmed up the crowd with a lively tap-dance routine, only to be pushed aside by Gibson's fast-footed Irish dance. Soon they were battling it out, trying to impress the crowd. At the back of the room, journalist Joan Lewis rec

  • Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. The young billionaire delighted an audience of students at a prestigious Beijing university this week with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese. — DID HE COMPLAIN ABOUT THE BAN? He made no explicit mention of China's ban on the social media giant, but an indirect reference to it drew laughter during the question-and-answer session Wednesday at Tsinghua University. Zuckerberg, whose company has long sought to enter China, noted Facebook already helps some Chinese companies in foreign markets, citing computer maker Lenovo's ads on Facebook in India. "Speaking of China, I have a more difficult question for Mark, which I hope

  • Girls' journey renews fears of terror recruiting

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — The case of three teenage girls who possibly tried to join Islamic State militants poses vexing questions for U.S. officials about terror groups' use of social media to recruit people inside the United States. A Colorado school official said the Denver-area girls — two sisters ages 17 and 15, and a 16-year-old friend — were victims of an online predator who encouraged them to travel overseas and eventually to Syria. Mia Bloom, a professor of security studies at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, said the girls' story so far suggests how Islamic extremists have mastered social media to prey on younger and younger women with "Disney-like versions" of what it is like to live under Muslim leadership, comp

  • Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes. At least nine university employees were fired or under disciplinary review, and the question now becomes what, if anything, the NCAA will do next. Penalties could range from fewer scholarships to vacated wins. Most of the athletes were football players or members of the school's cherished basketball program, which won three of its five national titles during the scandal (1993, 2005, 2009). Many at the university hoped Wainstein's eight-month investigation would bring some closure.