• 2 common résumé mistakes that make hiring managers cringe

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Once you press "submit" on a job application, there's no going back — and with the overload of résumés that hiring managers receive, you have very little time to impress them. We all know to double-check for typos and grammatical errors, and to avoid crazy fonts and colors, but there are some lesser known errors you may have no idea you're committing.

  • 19 high-paying jobs for people who don't like stress

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Think there's no such thing as a high-paying, low-stress job? Think again. Career-information expert Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., compared average salaries and stress levels of the 767 occupations identified by the US Department of Labor to identify jobs with that perfect combination of high pay and low stress, and it turns out there are plenty.

  • Edmond schedules sign-up for pre-K program

    From staff reports | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The sign-up period for pre-kindergarten classes is April 13-24 in Edmond.

  • 4-year-old girl rides Philly bus searching for 3 a.m. snack

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 4-year-old Philadelphia girl has been returned safely to her parents after slipping out of her house at 3 a.m. and getting on a transit bus in search of a snack. Bus driver Harlan Jenifer said the girl swung her legs as she chanted, "All I want is a slushie." Surveillance video showed the preschooler sitting on the bus early Friday, chatting to other passengers. Jenifer stopped the bus and called police. The police took the girl to a hospital, where she was reunited with her mother. The girl's father, Timothy Ridgeway, says, "Thank God for the bus driver stopping." Authorities say the girl's family didn't know she woke up and unlocked the back door before starting her trek through a d

  • 'Lion King' theme becomes spring break wake-up call

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Wake up! It’s 11 am! That’s pretty much the wake-up call during spring-break season at the Holiday Inn Resort in Panama City – and people love it, Road Warrior Voices reports. Each late-morning, when it officially becomes imperative that breakers be drinking Natural Ice, the property blasts “The Circle of Life,” famously the theme from The Lion King, at full volume outside. On cue, people emerge from their drunken slumbers to their balconies, each a small Pride Rock, and together everyone wakes up by singing along.

  • Jamie Foxx under fire for 'transphobic Bruce Jenner jokes

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The iHeartRadio Music Awards got off to a bumpy start Sunday night, as host Jamie Foxx went after Bruce Jenner — and his alleged transition into a woman — in his opening monologue, USA TODAY reports. “We have some groundbreaking performances here, too, tonight. We got Bruce Jenner, who will be here doing some musical performances. He’s doing a his-and-her duet all by himself.” “Look,” he added. “I’m just busting your balls while I still can.”

  • GM ignition switch death toll rises to 77

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Families of at least 77 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensation from the company. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the total Monday. It was up from 74 last week. An additional 141 injured people also are eligible for compensation. The fund received a total of 4,342 claims by the Jan. 31 deadline. Of those, 1,263 are still under review. Feinberg says more than half are ineligible or lack documentation. GM knew about problem switches in Chevrolet Cobalts and other small cars for more than a decade but recalled them only last year. They can slip out of the "on" position, which cuts off the engine,

  • Indiana plans language to 'clarify' religious objections law

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's Republican legislative leaders said Monday they're working on adding language to a new state law to make it clear that it doesn't allow discrimination against gays and lesbians, while Democrats countered that a full repeal is the only way to stem the widespread criticism. The measure prohibits state laws that "substantially burden" a person's ability to follow his or her religious beliefs. The definition of "person" includes religious institutions, businesses and associations. Businesses and organizations across the country have canceled future travel to Indiana, tabled expansion plans or criticized the legislation. Opponents have taken to social media with the hashtag #boycottindiana.

  • An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, study says

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away. That's according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples. The findings don't mean apples aren't good for you but they do underscore that it takes more than just one kind of food to make a healthy diet and avoid illness. About one-third of the adults studied said they had no more than one doctor visit in the previous year; the remainder reported at least two visits. A preliminary analysis found apple eaters had slightly fewer visits than apple avoiders — those who ate less than one daily or no apples.

  • Another curse of Kevin Durant's injury: Foul shooting

    Berry Tramel | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The Thunder made just 21 of 32 foul shots in a five-point loss at Utah on Saturday night. That once was a rare occurrence for Oklahoma City. But not this season. The Thunder made just 11 of 18 foul shots in a 10-point loss at Atlanta. Just 12 of 21 in a five-point loss at […]

  • The Most Shocking Allegations In Scientology Doc 'Going Clear'

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The Church of Scientology has long been a controversial institution among both the religious community and entertainment business, says the Huffington Post. But the latest documentary from Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney, "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," explores the secrets of the organization through interviews with former high-ranking officials and former members in a way never seen before.

  • Josh Heupel talked Sam Bradford out of quitting football

    staff reports | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Following his second ACL tear in nine months, Sam Bradford was thinking about quitting football. If not for his former OU quarterbacks coach Josh Heupel, Bradford might not be in the NFL. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer , Heupel gave Bradford a pep talk that persuaded him to make another return. "It was one of those moments where, after all the time and energy and passion that he poured into rehabilitating himself in the first injury, you feel like you're snakebitten," Heupel said in a phone interview with the Inquirer. "You don't know when, if, or how your body is going to respond and what your next opportunity is. You're really just in a lot of limbo. Sometimes, I think, just having a voice from an outside perspective is something that can be valuable." Bradford, the former OU All-American quarterback, tore his ACL in a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns, forcing him to miss the entire 2014 season. Bradford  was traded from the St. Louis Rams to the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this month. "When a player goes through a big letdown, it's natural to be down, said Heupel, who's now the quarterbacks coach/offensive coordinator at Utah State . "I just tried to reach out to him and say, 'Hey, I still see this in you as a person and a player. I think the best is yet to come for you."

  • Trevor Noah to Succeed Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    In December, Trevor Noah , a 31-year-old comedian, made his debut as an on-air contributor on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” offering his outsider’s perspective, as a biracial South African, on the United States,, says the New York Times. “I never thought I’d be more afraid of police in America than in South Africa,” he said with a smile. “It kind of makes me a little nostalgic for the old days, back home.” Now, after only three appearances on that Comedy Central show, Mr. Noah has gotten a huge and unexpected promotion. On Monday, Comedy Central will announce that Mr. Noah has been chosen as the new host of “The Daily Show,” succeeding Mr. Stewart after he steps down later this year.

  • US official: Preliminary reports indicate 1 person dead in gate-crashing at Fort Meade

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US official: Preliminary reports indicate 1 person dead in gate-crashing at Fort Meade.

  • Prosecutors: Co-pilot treated for suicidal tendencies

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 that crashed into the French Alps last week had received treatment for suicidal tendencies several years ago, prosecutors said Monday. Duesseldorf prosecutors say co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, 27, had received psychotherapy "with a note about suicidal tendencies" for several years before becoming a pilot. "In the following period, and until recently, further doctor's visits took place, resulting in sick notes without any suicidal tendencies or aggression against others being recorded," prosecutors' spokesman Ralf Herrenbrueck said in a written statement. He did not say where this treatment took place. Lubitz trained to be a pilot both in Germany and at the

  • How a Florida hotel gets spring breakers out of bed

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    It blasts an epic wake-up call, of course.

  • Oh, Canada! 10 classic summer trips north of the border

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Thunder writer Anthony Slater

    staff reports | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Questions about the Thunder? Join Anthony Slater on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m. for some Thunder talk on the playoff race, Sunday's rally against the Suns and more.

  • Thousands of educators expected at Oklahoma teacher rally

    SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press | Updated: 6 hr ago

    For the second consecutive year, thousands of teachers from across Oklahoma plan to converge on the state Capitol to ask state lawmakers to appropriate more taxpayer dollars to public education. Monday’s rally is being spearheaded by the Oklahoma Education Coalition, a public school advocacy umbrella group. And participants will bring a laundry list of needs they want state lawmakers to address, including a long-term plan to improve teacher compensation, more resources for public school classrooms and increased instructional time. Unlike last year, though, Oklahoma’s top educator will be among those rallying for more classroom funding and better teacher pay.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police: Missouri auditor's spokesman dead in apparent suicide, month after boss killed himself.