• Rainy days ahead in central Oklahoma starting Tuesday afternoon

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    A stretch of rainy days is ahead in Oklahoma. Showers and thunderstorms are possible Tuesday afternoon with more rain ahead through Sunday night.

  • Save the Children aid group reports dozens of migrants dead in new rescue tragedy

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ROME (AP) — Save the Children aid group reports dozens of migrants dead in new rescue tragedy.

  • FBI had investigated accused Texas gunman for years

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Since 2006, the FBI had been investigating Elton Simpson — one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. Agents recorded the young man from Phoenix talking about fighting nonbelievers for Allah. About plans to travel to South Africa and link up with "brothers" in Somalia. About using school as a cover story for traveling overseas. Simpson was arrested in 2010, one day before authorities say he planned to leave for South Africa. But despite more than 1,500 hours of recorded conversations, the government prosecuted him on only one minor charge — lying to a federal agent.

  • Have You Seen This? Awesome man punches bear

    John Clyde, KSL | Updated: 19 hr ago

    You want to mess with Carl Moore's dog? Prepare to be punched in the face, even if you're a bear.

  • Monday's High School Tennis Results

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Girls High School Tennis teams across the state competed in Regional action looking to qualify for the State Tournament

  • Oklahoma's 7-Eleven stores begin offering rewards card

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    New card allows Oklahoma’s 7-Eleven stores to bypass credit card fees, pass on savings to customer, CEO says.

  • Centenarian quake survivor worries he's testing fate

    Associated Press |
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BIDUR, Nepal — It was an unlikely escape. By his own account, he should have died. But when the humble hut of stacked gray stones collapsed onto Funchu Tamang, who believes himself to be 101 years old, his daughter-in-law quickly pulled him from the wreckage. He was hit in the chest by a rock during the quake. A couple of ribs were broken, giving him trouble breathing. The next day, just when his son arrived from Nepal's northwest, Tamang was weak and delirious. “I thought my father was dead,” 58-year-old Bal Bahadur Tamang said Monday. But the old man had only fallen unconscious. They revived him, but a few days later it became clear he needed more medical

  • Vandals deface shrine at Norman Catholic church

    By Kyle Schwab
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Churchgoers Sunday morning in Norman discovered a statue of the Virgin Mary was vandalized with black spray paint.

  • Tulsa Community College offers a greenhouse in offender education program

    By Nicole Burgin, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    The Second Chance Greenhouse at the Dick Conner Correctional Center in Hominy is part of the Tulsa Community College Corrections Education program where offenders, while in prison, can take college courses and earn certificates of achievement and/or an associate’s degree.

  • Britain's new princess can't expect fairy-tale life

    Associated Press |
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LONDON — William and Kate's new daughter is the first British princess who won't face royal discrimination because she's a girl, but that doesn't mean her life will be a fairy tale. Thanks to a change in the centuries-old rules of royal succession, if Princess Charlotte has a younger brother, he won't overtake her in line to the throne. But in a world where girls are encouraged to embrace pretty-in-pink princess imagery from birth, the royal daughter born Saturday is bound to face a level of scrutiny her elder sibling Prince George won't have to worry about.

  • Washington Examiner: America's economic malaise continues

    Washington Examiner editorial | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    WHEN the financial crisis of 2008 roiled the American economy, children now in kindergarten had not yet been born. MySpace was still the world's largest social networking site. People were still watching “Lost,” in the vain belief that the plot was actually going somewhere. People outside of government still used BlackBerries. The Philadelphia Phillies were good, and the Seattle Seahawks were wretched. Jon and Kate Gosselin were still married. You get the picture — that was a really, really long time ago. For six years, President Obama has pleaded with Americans to be patient while he worked to restore the economy after a terrible crisis that preceded his

  • Kathleen Parker: Wife of the party

    By Kathleen Parker | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    WASHINGTON — The life of the wife of a presidential candidate can sometimes be like the government. Taxing. You wake up and blink through that first cup of coffee, trying to register that the Politico headline blaring “How Rand Paul blew it on Baltimore” is about your husband. Did Rand go to Baltimore? What did he blow? Paul the candidate apparently quipped on a radio show last Tuesday that he was glad his train didn't stop in Baltimore. We call that bad timing or, at worst, a poor choice of words.

  • Pharmacies critical to Oklahoma efforts to curb prescription drug abuse

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    NOT one of the pharmacists or pharmacies contacted by The Oklahoman responded to interview requests regarding their recent troubles with the Oklahoma State Pharmacy Board. Perhaps that reluctance was understandable, given the magnitude of their mistakes. Reporter Andrew Knittle reviewed pharmacy board records covering 2010 through 2014 and found that the oversight agency had levied 21 fines of more than $20,000. In some cases, pharmacies had allowed thousands of powerful painkillers to go missing — especially egregious lapses considering Oklahoma's efforts to curb the state's problem with prescription drug abuse. Just last month, Gov.

  • Oklahoma news briefs for May 5

    | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Oklahoma news briefs for May 5, 2015

  • Goat Field Day offer tips to goat owners

    By Melissa Pearson, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Langston University offered the workshops to a capacity crowd.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for May 5

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for May 5, 2015

  • Innovation & Entrepreneurs: UCO business planning team gets a taste for real-life competition

    By Scott Meacham
    For The Oklahoman |
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Scott Meacham: The Pulse LLC team from the University of Central Oklahoma has managed to get its product — a nondairy alternative yogurt — on the shelves of local stores.

  • McDonald's tackles challenge for simpler menu, more choices

    Associated Press |
    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    NEW YORK — McDonald's wants to simplify, simplify, simplify — but also add a bunch of choices for customers to avoid growing stale. CEO Steve Easterbrook said Monday that he will strip away the bureaucracy at McDonald's so the company can move more nimbly to keep up with changing tastes. The overhaul comes after McDonald's saw its profit drop 15 percent last year, with sales dipping in regions around the world. “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 March 1.

  • Oklahoma attorney says power of attorney law changes may pose risks to guardians

    | Updated: 7 hr ago

    GableGotwals’ David McKinney discusses a new Oklahoma statute that, without action, leaves durable powers of attorney effective after guardians are appointed, and makes it harder for new guardians to end power of attorney agreements.

  • WPX Energy makes $200M natural gas sale

    Tulsa World |
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    TULSA — WPX Energy, the Tulsa-based oil and gas producer that is working to trim down to core assets and cut debt, announced Monday it is selling some Marcellus Shale natural gas marketing contracts and pipeline capacity in that region of the eastern U.S. An undisclosed buyer will pay WPX in excess of $200 million cash in the deal. The two parties have signed an agreement and the deal is expected to close in the second quarter. The sale includes long-term natural gas purchase and sales agreements, as well as 135 million British thermal units in daily capacity on the Transco pipeline's Northeast Supply Link project.