• Kraft Heinz expands Kraft Singles recall to 335,000 cases

    By The Associated Press | Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    NEW YORK — Kraft Heinz is expanding a recall of Kraft Singles, saying a problem with packaging affects 10 times as many cases as it first thought. The company recalled 335,000 cases Thursday because a thin strip of film may stick to the slice after the wrapper is removed, creating a choking hazard. Kraft Heinz recalled 36,000 cases on July 31 for the same reason. The privately held company said it's received two new reports of customers choking. The recall covers 1-, 3- and 4-pound Kraft Singles American and White American cheese product with "Best When Used by Dates" ranging from Dec. 12 to March 2. The products were sold in the U.S. and 11 other countries and territories. Kraft Heinz Co. said consumers should

  • Apple, Google set to bring smartphone functions to dashboards of latest cars

    By RYAN NAKASHIMA AP Business Writer | Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    LOS ANGELES — Playing deejay with voice commands will get easier for more Americans this fall as some best-selling cars get updated with software that integrates smartphones into the dashboard. With the 2016 model year, Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto will turn cars as affordable as a base model Chevy Spark into rolling robotic assistants that give directions to nearby restaurants or play the latest hits with commands as simple as "Play Ellie Goulding." The Associated Press recently tried out both systems on a 2016 Honda Accord. As with phones, voice-activated car technologies don't always work as intended, bringing up inaccurate directions or failing to open an app, for example. But overall the two systems are

  • Oklahoma wind farm dedication is just the Origin, officials say

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    HENNEPIN — The rolling hills of the Arbuckles, along with ready access to transmission lines, helped bring the Origin wind farm to south-central Oklahoma. The 150-megawatt project, owned by Enel Green Power North America Inc., was dedicated Wednesday with a reception and tour of the 18,000-acre site by federal, state and tribal officials. The wind farm began producing electricity in November. Electricity from the $250 million Origin wind farm goes to Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. under a 20-year contract. Origin was the third Enel project to start production in Oklahoma since 2012. Its fourth, the 150-megawatt Osage Wind project in Osage County, came online in July. The company, a subsidiary of Italy's

  • Rally shines a light on issue that needs it

    The Oklahoman editorial | Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    MOTOR vehicle accidents take hundreds of lives in Oklahoma every year, which is one reason why newspapers and other media outlets regularly report on them. Readers and viewers can relate — after all, so many people drive the state's roads and highways every day for work or pleasure. Yet we hear far less about a greater killer: drug overdoses, particularly those involving prescription drugs. The lower profile is understandable, given that these deaths generally occur in private settings and family members are reluctant to let others know that an overdose is what claimed their loved one.

  • Economists say Friday's jobs report could affect finances for Americans

    By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    WASHINGTON — With the Federal Reserve edging into the spotlight, Friday's jobs report for August could trigger eventual changes in Americans' financial lives. That's because a healthy job gain would provide one of the final pieces of evidence the Fed needs to start raising interest rates from record lows on Sept. 17, which many economists expect it to do. It also would send a reassuring signal that global stock-market turmoil and China's slowdown have yet to seriously jar the U.S. economy. Analysts have forecast that employers produced a healthy increase of 220,000 jobs last month, according to data provider FactSet. Such a gain would extend a hiring streak that has added an average of 243,000 jobs a month for the past

  • Oklahoma state revenue tax receipts slide with oil price drop

    By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    August gross receipts for Oklahoma were down 3.5 percent from the same month last year.

  • Gift cards, giveaways mark opening of H&M's OKC store

    Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    The new, two-level, 23,000-square-foot store opened at noon Thursday in Oklahoma City with gift card giveaways for some of the first customers.

  • Enel dedicates Origin wind farm in Oklahoma as others prepare to come online

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    A 150-megawatt project, owned by Enel Green Power North America Inc., was dedicated Wednesday with a reception and tour of the 18,000-acre site by federal, Oklahoma and tribal officials.

  • Feds are in the way of clean energy

    Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    Several years ago, investors wanted to put hundreds of wind generators on the open plains in the Oklahoma Panhandle. The process would have taken about two years. But the lines to transfer this valuable renewable energy will take Clean Line Energy six years of red tape from the federal government to build. Seems the government wants a clean environment, but does little to make it happen. Meanwhile, jobs, taxes and electrical production are put on hold. Why can't the feds ever give us assistance and answers instead of roadblocks? Guess they're busy trying to run coal-fired plants out of business.

  • Greta Gerwig is a woman with a plan

    By Barbara Vancheri Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  | Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    Some actors save a prop, others a script smeared with notes or doodles and still others a favorite item of clothing from a project. Actress Greta Gerwig usually keeps a costume piece or entire outfit from a movie as a memento, carefully tucking “something that feels like the person” into a garment bag but never donning it again. For “Mistress America,” she held onto her character Brooke's white coat, white shirt and high-heeled boots. “I'm very careful about never wearing my own clothes in films because then I could never wear them again. If I like something, I tend to tell the costume designer that they need to find something that is equivalent but not exactly that, because it can't happen.

  • Carpenter Square brings new plays to Oklahoma City

    By Brandy McDonnell BAM bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    Good grief, Carpenter Square Theatre has big plans for its 2015-16 season. They're good plans for local fans of timely theater. “We like to keep current and contemporary with what writers are writing, so most — not all but most — of our shows have been first produced within the last 10 years,” said longtime Artistic Director Rhonda Clark “We try to do a wide variety of genres, and they're all new shows for Oklahoma City.” The community theater launches its 32nd season Friday with “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead,” a parody of “Peanuts” that is the first of eight Oklahoma City premieres Carpenter Square will stage over the next 10 1/2 months. Many are award winners.

  • Charles Krauthammer: Why Clinton remains, yes, inevitable

    Charles Krauthammer Washington Post Writers Group | Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Unless she's indicted, Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic nomination. That kind of sentence is rarely written about a major presidential candidate. But I don't see a realistic third alternative (except for one long-shot, below). Clinton is now hostage to the various investigations — the FBI, Congress, the courts — of her emails. The issue has already damaged her seriously by highlighting once again her congenital inability to speak truthfully. When the scandal broke in March, she said unequivocally that she "did not email any classified material to anyone." That's now been shown to be unequivocally false.

  • Yukon writer returns to ‘Garbage Pail Kids’

    By Matthew Price Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    Yukon-based writer Brian Winkeler returns to "Garbage Pail Kids" comic books in this week's issue. "I teamed up with Eric (Sandhop), Dave Curd and local artist Michael Anderson to pitch a multitude of stories to Denton Tipton, the editor of Garbage Pail Kids at IDW, about a year ago. Denton bought 'Eat. Pray. Barf.,' which Dave and I did for the 'Love Stinks' Valentine's issue that came out this past February," Winkeler said.  After pitches looking at parodies of "Mad Max," "Apocalpyse Now" and others, the team eventually settled on a "Terminator" parody, using the format of the Hostess fruit pie ads that ran in the 1970s, and incorporating the Wacky Packages, another set of parody cards owned by the same company.

  • Rihanna excited about her 10 years in music

    By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer | Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    NEW YORK — Rihanna says she's thrilled to have had a decade-long career in music and she plans on celebrating the feat at some point this year. “Definitely a very big deal for me. You know, I can't believe it's 10 years already, but we definitely have to celebrate this year,” the singer said during an interview Monday. “There are a few things I have in mind, so you'll have wait on that, but don't think I'm forgetting because this means a lot to me that I made it to 10 years.” Rihanna released her debut album, “Music of the Sun,” in 2005. The 27-year-old has released seven albums, launched multiple Top 10 hits and won eight Grammy Awards.

  • Plugging in

    Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    Transco pipeline is complete TULSA — An expansion of Williams Cos. Inc.'s Transco natural gas pipeline became operational this week, fueling new electric power generators in Virginia and increasing supplies to existing customers in North Carolina. The Virginia Southside Expansion is part of $4.8 billion in previously announced Transco expansion projects expected online by 2017. Together, the 15 projects in 10 Eastern states are expected to increase Transco's system capacity by more than 57 percent. “From New York City to the Gulf Coast, we are executing on unprecedented growth on our Transco system as customers continue to seek opportunities to connect to long-lived U.S.

  • Civics education lacking in Oklahoma

    Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    It's sad that in Oklahoma, so often those who vote are the least educated on how our system of government works. In a recent town hall meeting, U.S. Rep. Tom Cole had to educate constituents on presidential powers, constitutional authority and our country's system of representational democracy. Questions regarding impeachment and the Federal Reserve showed the level of ignorance of some state voters. It's no wonder we elect so many inept state legislators.

  • Rally shines a light on issue that needs it

    The Oklahoman editorial | Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    MOTOR vehicle accidents take hundreds of lives in Oklahoma every year, which is one reason why newspapers and other media outlets regularly report on them. Readers and viewers can relate — after all, so many people drive the state's roads and highways every day for work or pleasure. Yet we hear far less about a greater killer: drug overdoses, particularly those involving prescription drugs. The lower profile is understandable, given that these deaths generally occur in private settings and family members are reluctant to let others know that an overdose is what claimed their loved one.

  • Charles Krauthammer: Why Clinton remains, yes, inevitable

    Charles Krauthammer Washington Post Writers Group | Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Unless she's indicted, Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic nomination. That kind of sentence is rarely written about a major presidential candidate. But I don't see a realistic third alternative (except for one long-shot, below). Clinton is now hostage to the various investigations — the FBI, Congress, the courts — of her emails. The issue has already damaged her seriously by highlighting once again her congenital inability to speak truthfully. When the scandal broke in March, she said unequivocally that she "did not email any classified material to anyone." That's now been shown to be unequivocally false.

  • Oklahoma writer returns to 'Garbage Pail'

    By Matthew Price Features Editor  mprice@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    Yukon-based writer Brian Winkeler returns to "Garbage Pail Kids" comic books in this week's issue. He and artist Eric Sandhop, also from Oklahoma, will sign the final issue of the current Garbage Pail Kids series Saturday at New World Comics in Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma County records for Sept. 4, 2015

    Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    Oklahoma County records for Sept. 4, 2015




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