• Police: 1 officer fatally shot both gunmen outside Muhammad cartoon event, 'saved lives'

    Updated: 11 min ago

    GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Police: 1 officer fatally shot both gunmen outside Muhammad cartoon event, 'saved lives'

  • Burundi Red Cross: 3 killed Monday in protests against president's bid for third term

    Updated: 12 min ago

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi Red Cross: 3 killed Monday in protests against president's bid for third term .

  • Ex-Christie allies plead not guilty in bridge case

    Updated: 15 min ago

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two former political allies of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie entered not guilty pleas Monday after they were charged for their alleged involvement in politically motivated lane closures of the George Washington Bridge in 2013. Christie's former deputy chief of staff, Bridget Kelly, and his former top appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Bill Baroni, entered the pleas through their attorneys in the nine-count indictment unsealed Friday after a yearlong investigation. Kelly said Friday she is innocent; a defense lawyer also said Baroni is innocent. Baroni will make his first public comments on the case after the hearing. Bail for both was set at $150,000 and U.S.

  • From High School to Higher Ed

    By Karolyn Bolay, Oklahoma State University | Updated: 16 min ago

    OSU’s resources smooth the transition to college

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 19 min ago

    GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Police: No explosives in car of 2 men killed after opening fire outside Muhammad cartoon event.

  • Craig Counsell hired as manager of the Milwaukee Brewers

    Updated: 20 min ago

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Craig Counsell hired as manager of the Milwaukee Brewers.

  • Britain's new princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

    Updated: 23 min ago

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's newborn princess has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana — seen as a tribute to Prince William's parents and grandmother. The princess is the second child of William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. The baby will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, royal officials said Monday. Charlotte, the feminine form of Charles, appears to be a nod to the newborn's grandfather, Prince Charles. The middle names honor Queen Elizabeth II, the infant's 89-year-old great-grandmother, and the late Princess Diana, William's mother. The princess is fourth in line to the throne after Charles, William and her older brother Prince George.

  • Supreme Court rejects inmate's appeal for sex-change surgery

    Updated: 24 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a convicted murderer in Massachusetts who has been seeking taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery in prison. The justices did not comment Monday in letting stand a lower-court ruling against Michelle Kosilek. The prison inmate was born Robert Kosilek and is serving a life sentence for killing spouse Cheryl Kosilek in 1990. The inmate has waged a lengthy fight for the surgery she says is necessary to relieve the mental anguish caused by gender-identity disorder. Last year, a divided federal appeals court in Boston overturned a first-in-the-nation court order for the state to provide the sex-reassignment surgery.

  • McDonald's to simplify structure, focus on customers

    Updated: 25 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook says he's stripping away layers of bureaucracy and increasing accountability so the company can move more nimbly to keep up with changing tastes. During a 23-minute video message posted online Monday, Easterbrook said the company's structure is "cumbersome" and said it can no longer afford its "legacy attitudes." "The reality is our recent performance has been poor. The numbers don't lie," said Easterbrook, who took charge of the world's biggest hamburger chain on March 1. To foster quicker movement, McDonald's is restructuring its units into four groups based on the maturity of its presence in the market: the flagship U.S.

  • Afghan official says Taliban attack on checkpoints in remote northwest has killed 16 policemen

    Updated: 27 min ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official says Taliban attack on checkpoints in remote northwest has killed 16 policemen.

  • Bill Clinton: Foundation has done nothing wrong

    Updated: 27 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is publicly musing about his life in a future Clinton administration, saying he would consider stepping down from the foundation that he founded more than a decade ago, if his wife wins the White House. But he doesn't plan to stop giving the high-priced speeches to private corporations, foreign governments, and non-profit organizations that have been a mainstay of his post-presidential life. "I gotta pay our bills," he said, in an interview aired Monday on NBC's "Today" show. "And I also give a lot of it to the foundation every year.

  • Senator: Pentagon underreports sexual assaults in military

    Updated: 31 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of sex-related crimes occurring in U.S. military communities is far greater than the Defense Department has publicly reported, a U.S. senator said Monday in a scathing critique that asserts the Pentagon has refused to provide her information about sexual assaults at several major bases. The spouses of service members and civilian women who live or work near military facilities are especially vulnerable to being sexually assaulted, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said in a report. Yet they "remain in the shadows" because neither is counted in surveys conducted by the Defense Department to determine the prevalence of sexual assaults within the ranks, the report said.

  • Oklahoma City's Myriad Gardens receives state award for excellence among nonprofits

    William Crum | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Oklahoma City’s Myriad Botanical Gardens has won the 2015 Charles Schusterman Award for Excellence as the state’s top nonprofit organization. The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits recognized 24 nonprofits last month for service to their communities, and Myriad Gardens was judged best among the group. In downtown Oklahoma City, Myriad Gardens hosts events including a summer […]

  • FBI searches Phoenix home in Texas prophet contest shooting

    Updated: 39 min ago

    GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Federal agents searched an apartment in Phoenix in an investigation into a shooting outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons, the FBI confirmed Monday. Police officers shot and killed two gunmen who opened fire on a security officer outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland on Sunday night. The security officer was wounded in the shooting. The FBI says the Phoenix residence is being searched for indications of what prompted the attack, and FBI spokeswoman Katherine Chaumont said no other locations in Phoenix are being investigated. Agents could be seen also searching a white Chevy minivan at the Autumn Ridge Apartments complex. They took what

  • Interview: Primus' Tim 'Herb' Alexander talks 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory' album and tour before Monday's Oklahoma City show

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 43 min ago

    A version of this story is to appear in Monday’s Your Life section of The Oklahoman. Primus taps ‘Pure Imagination’ with ‘Chocolate Factory’ tour The experimental rockers are touring in support of their new album “Primus & the Chocolate Factory,” a “funhouse mirror” album that covers the soundtrack to the 1971 movie “Willy Wonka & […]

  • GM ignition switch death toll switches rises to 97

    Updated: 44 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Families of at least 97 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensated by the automaker. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the total on Monday. It stood at 90 deaths last week. An additional 179 people who were injured will also receive compensation. The fund received 4,342 claims by the Jan. 31 deadline, and about 15 percent of the claims are still under review. More than two-thirds were found ineligible or deficient. 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, causing the cars

  • Sally Beauty probes reports of unusual payment card activity

    Updated: 52 min ago

    DENTON, Texas (AP) — Sally Beauty said Monday that it is investigating reports of unusual activity on payment cards used at some of its U.S. stores. The beauty products seller said that it is working with law enforcement and its credit card processor. It's also using a third-party forensics expert to help with the investigation. Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. said that the investigation is aimed at determining the scope and nature of any potential incident. The company said that it will work to address any potential issues that may impact its customers. In the meantime, it said that any customers concerned about the security of their cards can call its customer service hotline at 1-866-234-9442.

  • Schumer proposes 2-year switch for safer oil train cars

    Updated: 53 min ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer is introducing legislation to require railroads carry crude oil in studier tanker cars within two years, instead of later deadlines allowed in federal regulations announced last week. The New York Democrat says upstate communities the oil trains pass through, including Albany, a major hub for shipments, remain at risk for explosions and contamination from derailments. The legislation would require the Department of Transportation to establish new federal oil volatility and train safety standards and lower speeds in less populated areas. Federal rules would phase out older tank cars for the crude oil considered most volatile by 2018.

  • Mind Your Own Business: Taxing the wealthy won't solve U.S. revenue problems, expert says

    Paula Burkes | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    A Washington national tax expert with McGladrey public accounting firm dispelled the still commonly-held belief that millionaires are paying a lower share of taxes than middle class families at an Oklahoma City conference the national firm hosted here last week. Don Susswein shared 2012 tax data showing that married, joint filers with incomes of $200,000 […]

  • Gregg Popovich wants NBA playoff procedure changed

    Berry Tramel | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    The Spurs-Clippers first-round series, which seemed more like a Western Conference final, prompted both coaches to bash the NBA’s playoff procedures. And to the credit of Gregg Popovich and Doc Rivers, both made the declaration before their Game 7 death match Saturday night. Popovich on Saturday, before the game, said division winners should not be […]