• News 9: Train Slams Into Stalled Car In NW OKC

    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Britton Road near Western in Oklahoma City is back open after a train slammed into a car parked on the tracks early Thursday morning, News 9 reports. Police said the driver simply left the car on the tracks and walked away after the car stalled on ...

  • KOCO: Oklahoma City cellphone users could pay more for 911 calls

    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Paying for 911? There's a meeting to discuss how the state should fund the vital source Thursday, reports KOCO. Currently, land line users pay more than cellphone users for 911 calls, but the problem is most of us don't use ...

  • 'La Bamba' Star Elizabeth Pena Died from Alcohol Abuse

    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Elizabeth Pena -- who became famous playing Ritchie Valens' brother's baby mama in "La Bamba" -- died from complications from alcohol abuse, TMZ reports. According to the death certificate -- obtained by TMZ -- Pena suffered from cirrhosis of the liver "due to alcohol."  She had the disease for months, but it became acute shortly before her death. The death certificate says the 55-year-old had acute gastrointestinal bleeding hours before her death, which caused her heart to stop. Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2014/10/22/elizabeth-pena-cause-of-death-alcoholism-cirrhosis-heart-attack-dead/#ixzz3GxqBQmZq

  • Texas’ Joe Wickline suing Oklahoma State

    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    So is Joe Wickline calling plays at Texas or not? A Travis County jury may get to decide. Wickline, the Longhorns’ offensive coordinator, has filed a lawsuit in Travis County claiming that Oklahoma State University has not fully released him from his previous coaching contract with the Cowboys.

  • Father who reportedly gave children prescription drugs jailed on neglect charge

    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    A Tulsa father accused of giving his three children unauthorized prescription medication to control their behavior was arrested on Tuesday. Charles Wayne Gillum, 24, was taken to the Tulsa Jail on a child neglect charge filed July 23. A Tulsa police affidavit filed Aug. 7 indicated that Gillum repeatedly gave his children — ages 1, 2 and 3 — Clonidine and Daytrana, which are commonly prescribed to individuals dealing with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • OU football: DeMarco Murray purchased iMacs for the Dallas Cowboys offensive line

    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is on a record-setting pace for rushing yards in an NFL season, and the former OU star has one of the league's best offensive lines in front of him. In the Instagram video above, ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins showed that Murray purchased iMac computers for each of his linemen, presumably as a sign of gratitude for his hot start. Murray leads all NFL rushers in carries (187), yards (913) and touchdowns (7) through seven games.

  • 26 Percent Of Young Women Report That They Have Been Stalked Online

    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    If you look at mild forms of online harassment these days (like name-calling), you'll find that young men and women actually suffer at roughly similar rates. But don't for a second let that fool you into thinking the Internet is an equal playing field for men and women alike. Yes, in a survey released Wednesday, the Pew Research Center did find 50 percent of young men and 51 percent of young women -- "young" being defined here as aged 18 to 24 -- say they have been called offensive names online. And men were more likely to report being "harassed" online than women, by 44 percent to 37 percent.

  • UNC Officials Failed To Stop 18-Year Long Student Athlete Academic Fraud: Report

    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — More than 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes — enrolled in classes they didn't have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades in what an investigator called a "shadow curriculum" that lasted nearly two decades at the University of North Carolina. The report released Wednesday by former high-ranking U.S. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein found more far-reaching academic fraud than previous investigations by the school and the NCAA.

  • New 'Autopsy' Reveals Big Surprises About Boy King

    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    An international team of researchers studying King Tutankhamun are reporting some surprising new discoveries about the ancient boy king. The scientists say that a 'virtual autopsy' of Tut -- essentially a close analysis of a life-size image of the king made from more than 2,000 CT scans of his mummified remains -- shows that he had buck teeth and a club foot as well as a girlish figure.

  • Zoe Saldana Wants This Word To Disappear

    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Zoe Saldana is all about voicing her thoughts, but there's one word the "Avatar" star says she's ready to retire. The first time mother-to-be visited The Queen Latifah Show on Tuesday to talk about her role in “The Book Of Life,” and discuss everything from equality to what it takes to be a “real man.”

  • 10 Of The Best Places To Live Abroad

    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Most of us have a deep, sneaking dream to just quit everything and go abroad. And if you're going to make the scene change permanent, Switzerland is apparently the best place to do so. The country ranked first on HSBC's annual Expat Explorer survey, which polled nearly 9,300 expats around the world -- people who actually live the dream! -- about the quality of life, financial well-being and ease of raising a family in their new homes abroad.

  • Economists Say We Should Tax The Rich At 90 Percent

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    America has been doing income taxes wrong for more than 50 years. All Americans, including the rich, would be better off if top tax rates went back to Eisenhower-era levels when the top federal income tax rate was 91 percent, according to a new working paper by Fabian Kindermann from the University of Bonn and Dirk Krueger from the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Forces Fighting ISIS In Kobani Set For Serious Boost

    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Lawmakers in Iraq's largely autonomous Kurdish region Wednesday authorized peshmerga forces to go to neighboring Syria and help fellow Kurds combat Islamic State militants in the key border town of Kobani, providing much-needed boots on the ground. The unprecedented deployment will almost certainly depend on the support of Turkey, whose president criticized a U.S. airdrop of arms to Kurdish fighters after some of the weapons wound up in the hands of the extremists.

  • Julie Bowen Sets The Record Straight About Abused Co-Star

    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Julie Bowen wants to set the record straight about her young "Modern Family" co-star Sarah Hyland. Hyland made news in September after securing a restraining order against her abusive ex-boyfriend, Matthew Prokop. TMZ obtained documents that stated Hyland phoned Bowen in a panic, and Bowen then attempted to help broker peace between the young couple. After witnessing Prokop's abusive antics, Bowen reportedly told Hyland she should leave her home because she "wasn't safe."

  • Jury Issues Guilty Verdicts For Blackwater Guards

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong. The men claimed self-defense, but federal prosecutors argued that they had shown "a grave indifference" to the carnage their actions would cause. All four were ordered immediately to jail.

  • Renee Zellweger Speaks Out: 'I'm Glad Folks Think I Look Different'

    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Renee Zellweger is speaking out in light of the barrage of attention her new look has received after she stepped out at the 21st annual Elle Women In Hollywood Awards on Monday night. "I'm glad folks think I look different! I'm living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows," the 45-year-old actress told People magazine.

  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Response To Ebola Under Scrutiny

    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) was quick to criticize the federal government for its initial response to Ebola. But now his administration is facing questions as to why two health care workers who contracted the disease from a man who flew from Liberia to Dallas were allowed to freely travel out of the state without any restriction. Amber Vinson, the second nurse who contracted the deadly virus, took a commercial flight to Cleveland on Oct. 10 after being cleared for travel by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health officials in Texas declined her request for a private plane back to Dallas once she learned that her co-worker, Nina Pham, had tested positive for Ebola. Vinson flew back to Texas on Oct. 13 despite having a slight fever, and her family is now disputing CDC accounts that she had been told to avoid public travel.

  • Multiple Shootings Near Canadian Parliament In Ottawa, Soldier Killed

    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Multiple shootings rocked Ottawa on Wednesday, bringing Canada's capital to a halt. Ottawa police confirmed shots were fired at two locations in close proximity to one another: the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill. Twenty-four-year-old Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was shot and killed in the attacks.

  • Here's How You Can Help End Ebola With Just A Few Bucks

    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Though more than 4,500 people have died from Ebola in West Africa, and the U.N. has made a desperate plea for more funding to combat the virus, donations remain precipitously low. A month after establishing a trust seeking $1 billion to fight the epidemic, the U.N. has received just $100,000, according to Reuters. And aid organizations across the board agree that donations to this humanitarian effort pale in comparison to other recent crises. But while the figures may seem daunting, supporters who are eager to help don’t need Mark Zuckerberg’s readily available millions to make a considerable difference.

  • Anderson Cooper Destroys Pat Robertson's AIDS Comments

    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Anderson Cooper tore straight into conservative Christian media personality Pat Robertson on Tuesday night for his ridiculous and offensive claims about AIDS. While responding to a "The 700 Club" viewer, Robertson cautioned traveling to Kenya, not because of Ebola, but because "the towels could have AIDS."