• Cherokee citizens now able to hunt, fish for free in Oklahoma

    BY ED GODFREY, Staff Writer, egodfrey@opubco.com | Updated: 2 min ago

    HUNTING COMPACT — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed an agreement with the Cherokee Nation on Friday that will allow its tribal members to hunt and fish for free.

  • Gov. Mary Fallin signs bill to fund OKPOP museum in Tulsa

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday signed a bill to build a museum of popular culture in Tulsa. Senate Bill 829 by Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, will provide $25 million in bonds to build the facility that will be called OKPOP. “The OKPOP Museum will be a tourism destination and a source of economic growth and development for the city of Tulsa,” Fallin said. “It’s another addition to a beautiful city that continues to grow every day.”

  • Win tickets to advance screening of 'Jurassic World'

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 23 min ago

    Want to win a pass to an advance screening of "Jurassic World?" Here's your chance!

  • Oklahoma State lands 6-8 Eastern Illinois big man Chris Olivier

    John Helsley | Updated: 26 min ago

    Cowboys coaches kept working all recruiting angles, seeking help, particularly for their frontcourt, during another summer of rapid player movement across the country. The work finally paid off Friday, when Eastern Illinois graduate forward Chris Olivier committed to Oklahoma State, according to a source close the program. As a graduate, he’ll be eligible immediately. Olivier […]

  • Dear Sam: Are you sabotaging your chances?

    Samantha Nolan | Updated: 31 min ago

    Meet Todd! Todd has served in technician roles for the majority of his career. Serving in the military for two years, he progressed to working in the private sector for an equipment repair company; after two years, he joined his current employer for eight-plus years. In his current role, Todd rebuilt engines, gained experience working in diverse areas of the organization—field service, dyno room, and engine rebuild department—and had also been selected to provide on-the-job training for new and existing employees.

  • Drone sales surge 167% to 4.3 million, U.S. leads but China catching up | WashingtonExaminer.com

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    The worldwide market for consumer drones has taken off, and the United States is in the lead but Europe is nipping at America's lead and China's market is surging, according to a marketing giant. In 2015, world sales hit 4.3 million, worth about $1.7 billion. That is a 167 percent jump in sales in just two years. According to the marketing and investment firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the U.S. owns 35 percent of the drone market followed by Europe at 30 percent, and China at 15 percent. The firm noted that drones have endless industrial uses by farmers, builders, inspectors and even miners.

  • Some Alaska residents flee strong quake over tsunami fears

    Updated: 38 min ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful earthquake sent some coastal Alaska residents running for higher ground in fear they would be swamped by a tsunami, a disaster that never materialized after the shaking that did little more than knock pictures off walls. The magnitude-6.7 quake struck at 11 p.m. Thursday and was centered in the ocean about 35 miles beneath the seabed and some 400 miles southwest of Anchorage, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It hit a remote and lightly populated Aleutian Island region. The temblor was felt on the Alaska Peninsula and Kodiak Island, more than 100 miles away. "We got shook up pretty good," said Alvin Pedersen of Chignik Lagoon, an oceanside community on the Alaska Peninsula.

  • Google partners with Levi's to create interactive clothing

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Google's Advanced Technology And Projects (ATAP) division announced it is partnering with Levi's to create "interactive textiles" — wearable technology built into regular clothing, Mashable reports. Called Project Jacquard, the effort focuses on making the idea of electronic clothing practical.

  • Denver's first openly weed-friendly hotel opens for business

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Rest easy, globe-trotting cannabis connoisseurs: Denver now has an openly marijuana-friendly hotel, Mashable reports. Nativ, which opened for business on Thursday in the LoDo District, has no lava lamps or Bob Marley posters, or whatever people generally associate with stoner culture. Colorado has been trying to ditch that image long before Amendment 64 passed, which allowed recreational marijuana to be purchased and consumed in private residences starting Jan. 1, 2014.

  • Dwight Howard suspended even though season over

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Dwight Howard's 2014-15 season ended on Wednesday night. As he learned Friday, though, being done playing doesn't mean you can't still get suspended, Yahoo Sports reports. A league review of the offensive foul Howard committed on forward Andre Iguodala late in the fourth quarter of the Golden State Warriors' Western Conference finals-ending victory over the Houston Rockets in Wednesday's Game 5 — ruled a common foul on the floor — should have been called a flagrant-1. 

  • 'Hoop Jumper' at OKCTC Native American New Play Festival

    Anna Holloway | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Sixth annual festival production of "Hoop Jumper" by Tulsa native Vicki Lynn Mooney

  • Oklahoma City police warn about burglars posing as utility workers

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Oklahoma City police are warning residents about a scam involving people posing as city workers to commit burglaries.

  • Latest US proposal for ethanol could have political fallout

    Updated: 53 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on pump prices, but could have political reverberations in Iowa and other farm states in the 2016 presidential campaign. Under the proposed rule announced Friday, the amount of ethanol in the gasoline supply would increase in coming years, just not as much as set out under federal law. That approach drew criticism from ethanol and farm groups that have pushed to keep high volumes of ethanol in gasoline. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has called for a robust renewable fuels standard while campaigning in Iowa, host of the leadoff presidential caucuses next year.

  • Former Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha says arrest hurt his reputation

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Former Oklahoma City Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha blames police for the leg injuries he suffered during his April arrest in New York and told ESPN that the incident has damaged his reputation. In the incident, Sefolosha suffered a broken fibula and ligament damage to his leg. He was forced to miss the rest of the season with the Atlanta Hawks, who lost in four games to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. Sefolosha, who played six seasons with the Thunder from 2009-2014, told ESPN his injuries "took away a lot from my everyday life."

  • Sweetest things airlines have done for passengers

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Heartwarming is not typically a word many travelers associate with airlines. Miles, delays, and fees — yes. Butheartwarming? Not so much. Now more than ever, some airlines are trying to change that, Yahoo Travel reports. Earlier this month, Southwest Airlines got word minutes before takeoff that the family of a passenger on one of its flights had a family emergency. The airline quickly reacted. A customer service representative told the passenger, whose phone had been switched off on the plane, to call her husband, who informed her that their 24-year-old son was in a coma. The woman was escorted to a private waiting area while her luggage was rerouted and her ticket rebooked on the next direct flight home. They even packed her lunch, all free of charge.

  • 6th-grader delivers best apology of all time for prank call to 911 dispatcher

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Since at least 1992, when Snoop Dogg was heard doing it in the intro to a track on Dr. Dre’s epic debut album, “The Chronic,” shouting “deez nuts” as the answer to practically any question has been an infallible favorite for boys of all ages. The more than 10 million views — and 81,518 likes — on this 15-second video is proof.  So it’s not exactly shocking that a sixth-grade boy used the line on a 911 dispatcher in Savannah, Ga., this week. He can’t possibly be the first adolescent to do such a thing, but he might be the first to write a handwritten apology for it, Yahoo News reports.

  • Racist trolling casts pall over U.S. spelling bee

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Racist trolling on social media is casting an ugly pall over, of all things, the world's foremost spelling bee, AFP reports. For seven years in a row, and for 11 of the past 15 years, the $30,000 Scripps National Spelling Bee championship has been won by American youngsters of Indian heritage. Chances are as good as ever that another one will follow suit at this year's finals Thursday at the Gaylord National convention resort by the Potomac River outside Washington.

  • Vin Diesel Reveals New Logo for 'The Fast and the Furious 8'

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Franchise star Vin Diesel took to social media today to unveil the new logo for "The Fast and the Furious 8," IGN reports. The image above comes via Diesel's Instagram account.

  • High school teammates fulfill friend's final wish

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    As Malik Sparkman started to succumb to the final stages of kidney cancer, the 18-year-old linebacker told his high school teammates that he had one request: after he died, would they carry his coffin through the football tunnel? He wanted one last trip onto the field, a trip they'd taken so many times together, Yahoo Sports reports. The high school junior, who was reportedly being recruited by Florida State, passed away on May 17. Days later, his teammates granted this final wish. Wearing black jerseys, five teammates carried his coffin through the Coffee (Coffee County, Ga.) High School football field tunnel, across the field, and into the school, where more than 500 friends and family had gathered for a memorial service.

  • Dennis Hastert Indictment: Feds Say Cover-Up Was Related to Sexual Misconduct, Report Says

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid a man from his past to conceal sexual misconduct, federal law enforcement officials said, according to a report published Friday. The report was  published by Tribune , citing two unnamed federal officials. NBC News could not immediately confirm the report. "It was sex," a source told Tribune.