• Tulsa native Dallas Keuchel leads Astros past Yankees in wild card game

    By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Baseball Writer | Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    Pitching on three days' rest for the first time in his career, Keuchel baffled the Yankees for six innings of three-hit ball, Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez homered, and the Astros blanked New York 3-0 Tuesday night in the American League wild-card game.

  • Search for answers begins in sinking of US cargo ship

    Updated: 50 min ago

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — On board the 790-foot El Faro when it set out on its doomed voyage into the path of Hurricane Joaquin were five Polish workers whose job was to prepare the engine room for a retrofitting. Could that work have caused the loss of power that led to the U.S. container ship's sinking? The vessel's owners say they don't believe so, but the question — along with the captain's decision to plot a course near the storm — will almost certainly be part of an investigation launched Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board into the disaster near the Bahamas that may have claimed 33 lives. "We don't have all the answers, I'm sorry for that. I wish we did," Anthony Chiarello, president and CEO

  • Partnership between OU, Norman schools teaches Chinese culture, language

    BY TIM WILLERT Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The University of Oklahoma's Confucius Institute and Norman Public Schools have partnered to teach Chinese culture and language to the district's young students.

  • Oklahoma governor hires outside attorney amid Glossip execution drug inquiry

    By Nolan Clayand Rick M. Green Staff Writers | Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    Glossip, 52, was scheduled to be executed Sept. 30 by lethal injection for his role in the 1997 murder of an Oklahoma City motel owner. Fallin stayed his execution after learning a wrong drug had been supplied by a pharmacist. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday put off the execution indefinitely.

  • Oklahoma governor wants state law changed to allow Ten Commandments monument at Capitol

    By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday she want the Legislature to place a measure on the 2016 ballot to revise wording in the Oklahoma Constitution that prohibits public money or property from being used to support religion.

  • Oklahoma senator plans to introduce bill to eliminate federal wind incentive

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, plans to introduce legislation Wednesday to eliminate the federal wind energy incentive from the tax code.

  • School prayer at sporting events legal, Oklahoma AG says

    By Nolan Clay Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association doesn't have to follow the AG's opinion, which says the group is too broad in its interpretation of Supreme Court rulings on prayer.

  • Oklahoma State football: Linebacker Ryan Simmons announces he will miss remainder of season with knee injury

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Oklahoma State senior middle linebacker Ryan Simmons will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury. Simmons made the announcement on his Instagram account Tuesday night. Simmons was injured during last Saturday's win over Kansas State. He is OSU's active leader in career tackles and career tackles for loss.

  • Journalist's best day ever

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    It's great to tell stories and it's even better when the story has a happy ending. As a newspaper journalist, that's not your endgame though.  We're not writing fiction, but real life so if happy endings come up they do, if they don't, well, then they don't. I say all that to explain what a pleasure it was to share Genna Reed's story in today's Oklahoman. Genna is a 17-year-old high school cheerleader from Cyril who has experienced chronic kidney failure since she was 10 years old. Medication helped for many years but she was put on the waiting list for a new kidney earlier this year. She's had to have dialysis several times a week and her days and months have been spent with doctors' appointments

  • OU football: Freshman kicker Austin Seibert focused on maintaining impressive start to career

    By Ryan Aber Staff Writer raber@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    Seibert has been perfect on both field goals (7) and extra points (12) and is averaging 45.2 yards per punt.

  • Event will address Oklahoma workforce skills gap

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    The Oklahoman will publish a series of stories Sunday through Tuesday looking at issues around the growing gap between available jobs and skilled workers in the state. We will continue the conversation with leaders in business, industry and education from 8 to 10 a.m. Oct. 14 in downtown Oklahoma City.

  • U.S.Government, tribes announce historic settlement worth millions.

    By Silas AllenStaff Writersallen@oklahoman.com | Updated: 2 hr ago

    U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Tuesday that a $186 million settlement with the Chickasaw and Choctaw nations represents an opportunity for the federal government to wipe “a black mark of history” off its record.

  • Second message disrupts classes at Norman North High School

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    For the second day in a row, classes at Norman North High School were disrupted after a threatening message was found in a restroom.

  • Oklahoma death row inmate's attorneys ask for new hearing on mental competency

    By Graham Lee Brewer Staff Writer gbrewer@oklahoman.com | Updated: 2 hr ago

    In a Tuesday filing in the Northern District of Oklahoma federal court, attorneys for Benjamin Robert Cole, 50, contended their client has schizophrenia and that a 2004 MRI shows he has brain lesions.

  • Girl, 17, dies in Kay County crash, Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    A 17-year-old girl from Braman died Monday in a crash south of Blackwell, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Rookie point guard Cameron Payne could see playing time sooner than expected

    By Anthony Slater Staff Writer anthonyvslater@gmail.com | Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    As he prepares for his first NBA preseason game on Wednesday night, Payne has already opened plenty of eyes around the organization.

  • Business Q&A with Melissa McDuffey

    BY PAULA BURKES | Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division determined that Halliburton had incorrectly categorized 1,016 employees as “exempt” from overtime.

  • High school football: Putnam City West trying to build on first district victory in five years

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    The Patriots host Capitol Hill — the only team PC West beat last year — at 7 p.m. Thursday night at Putnam City Stadium, looking for their third win of the season.

  • Sports on TV: Tuning in for Wednesday, October 7

    Compiled By: Todd Schoenthaler Staff Writer tschoenthaler@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    Tuning in WEDNESDAY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh TBS (Cox 62) NBA PRESEASON 6 p.m. Atlanta vs. Cleveland NBATV (Cox 256) 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Minnesota WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM 9 p.m. Sacramento at Phoenix NBATV (Cox 256) 11 p.m. Utah vs. L.A. Lakers NBATV (Cox 256) NHL 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Chicago NBCSN (Cox 251) 9:30 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles NBCNS (Cox 251) GOLF 9:30 p.m. President's Cup GOLF (Cox 60) WOMEN'S SOCCER 7 p.m. Drake at Oklahoma State KGFY-FM 105.5 VOLLEYBALL 6 p.m. Kansas at Texas Tech FSOK (Cox 37) 6 p.m. Texas at Baylor ESPNU (Cox 253) 7 p.m. Arkansas at Kentucky SECN (Cox

  • Oklahoma State football notebook: West Virginia well aware of Cowboys’ explosive pass rush

    By Kyle Fredrickson Staff Writer kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    Oklahoma State enters Saturday’s game at West Virginia leading the nation in sacks (22) and tackles for loss (51).