• Photo showcase 'Behind The Lens with Pattie Boyd and Henry Diltz' heading to Oklahoma

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 4 min ago

    TULSA - The special photography event "Behind The Lens with Pattie Boyd and Henry Diltz" is embarking on a 13-city spring tour that includes a stop at Tulsa's Circle Cinema. "Behind The Lens" is a live show presented by the artists themselves as they share their amazing stories and iconic images with audiences nationwide.  At 7 p.m. April 5, Tulsa's Woody Guthrie Center will partner with Circle Cinema to bring the special presentation with Diltz and Boyd to the theater, 10 S Lewis Ave. Tickets for the VIP pre-show meet and greet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. are available for $50 and include reserved seating. General admission tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For tickets to the

  • OU president to recommend pay cuts for himself, other top administrators

    BY K.S. MCNUTT | Updated: 8 min ago

    NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David Boren announced today that he will recommend the OU Board of Regents cut his pay and that of other top OU administrators by 3 percent for the budget year beginning July 1. Boren has previously announced a $20 million plan to cut OU’s budget, including a voluntary retirement plan, reductions in purchases and travel and a reduction of faculty and staff by attrition. “We have already cut our administrative costs at OU in half since 1994, down to almost 4.5%, one of the lowest in the nation.

  • OU president to recommend pay cuts for himself, other top administrators

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 8 min ago

    NORMAN – University of Oklahoma President David Boren announced today that he will recommend the OU Board of Regents cut his pay and that of other top OU administrators by 3 percent for the budget year beginning July 1. Boren has previously announced a $20 million plan to cut OU’s budget, including a voluntary retirement plan, reductions in purchases and travel and a reduction of faculty and staff by attrition. “We have already cut our administrative costs at OU in half since 1994, down to almost 4.5%, one of the lowest in the nation.

  • What to Give Up for Lent 2016? Consider Twitter's Top Ideas

    Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    (UPDATED) Charting how Lenten abstinence has changed over time, as 2016 data comes in.

  • Marriage scholar: As families go, so goes Oklahoma’s economy

    By W. Bradford Wilcox | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    When it comes to the health of the Oklahoma economy, virtually all eyes have been on the struggling energy sector. That's because recent declines in oil prices have exacted a toll on Oklahoma's economy. But policymakers, civic leaders and ordinary Sooners shouldn't lose sight of another factor dampening Oklahoma's fortunes: the health of Oklahoma's families. The state is ranked 38th in the nation in its share of children being raised by married parents, with only 66 percent of Sooner children living in a home headed by married parents. This matters because fragile families, especially ones headed by single parents, hinder economic growth, family prosperity and the health of the American Dream.

  • State agency cuts to deepen amid revenue failure

    By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Updated: 23 min ago

    State agencies, already required to cut spending by 3 percent because of lagging state revenue, were told Monday those reductions will have to be deepened. In December, state officials declared a "revenue failure," meaning that as the state suffers through an oil bust, it is not taking in enough money to maintain current spending levels.  The revenue picture has become even worse since then, state Finance Secretary Preston Doerflinger said. "The monthly General Revenue Fund report to be released tomorrow will show collections fell significantly below the estimate in January," he said in an email Monday. "Further declines are expected for the duration of Fiscal Year 2016.

  • Stocks fall sharply as banks, tech sector take a beating

    Updated: 21 min ago

    Wall Street rode another wave of selling Monday that sent U.S. stocks sharply lower, before a late-afternoon pullback stemmed some of the losses. Investors unloaded materials, financials and other stocks, briefly knocking the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 400 points. Technology shares, which soared last year, were targeted for especially aggressive selling, bringing the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite index down almost 20 percent from its record high last year. The losses left major market indexes down for the second day in a row, extending what has been a dismal beginning of 2016 for the stock market, its worst start to a year on record.

  • Philadelphia curator to speak on Impressionists at Oklahoma City Museum of Art

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 26 min ago

    Philadelphia Museum of Art Curator Jennifer A. Thompson, Ph.D., will present "Champion of the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel" at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Part of the James C. Meade Friends' Lecture series, Thompson's talk will focus on Paul Durand-Ruel, an art dealer and collector of Impressionist art in the late 19th century. Durand-Ruel became one of the champions of the Impressionist movement and collected more than 5,000 paintings from artists such as Monet, Renoir and Degas.   "We are thrilled to bring Dr. Thompson to Oklahoma City to share this fascinating story," said Tracy Truels, Director of Learning and Engagement, in a news release.

  • Video: Olivia Munn makes quite an entrance in Super Bowl 'X-Men: Apocalypse' spot

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 32 min ago

    Oklahoma City native Olivia Munn proves she has a penchant for making an entrance in the new TV spot for "X-Men: Apocalypse" that debuted Sunday night during Super Bowl 50. As previously reported, Munn plays Psylocke, a mutant the immensely powerful Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) recruits to be one of his Four Horsemen, in the hotly anticipated sequel. The movie also stars Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, James McAvoy as Professor X, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Evan Peters as Quicksilver, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops and Alexandra Shipp as Storm. Here is the film's synopsis from 20th Century Fox: Since the dawn of

  • A little clarity on Anadarko's Division I football history

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 38 min ago

    Over the weekend I wrote how Anadarko’s Kelby Bailey became the program’s second football player in school history when he signed last week with Air Force. You can read that here. That information came from Anadarko coach Kent Jackson, who is also an alumnus and near life-long Anadarko resident. But thanks to an email from reader Larry Jenkins, I’ve since learned of a few more Anadarko players to follow the Division I path. With a few names to go by, I found them in The Oklahoman’s archives, though there was little information. Fullback John Compton joined Oklahoma out of high school, where he played one varsity season in 1953 as a sophomore under famed coach Bud Wilkinson. Quarterback

  • Four dead in mobile home fire in Ketchum, including two children

    BY SHEILA STOGSDIL, Tulsa World correspondent | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    KETCHUM — Members of three generations of a family died Sunday morning in a mobile home fire near Grand Lake, Assistant State Fire Marshal Sam Schaffnitt said. Betty Yust, 66; her son, Marty, age 35 or 38; and two granddaughters, ages 12 and 14, died in the mobile home fire, authorities said. The two granddaughters were daughters of Yust’s daughter, who was not in the mobile home, neighbors and acquaintances said.

  • 88th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon - Arrivals

    Updated: 45 min ago

    Charlotte Rampling arrives at the 88th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

  • Manziel's Ex Details Alleged Beating in Court Docs

    Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    NFL star Johnny Manziel hit his ex-girlfriend so hard in the head that he ruptured her eardrum and she still cannot hear, her attorney said Monday.

  • Top Tulsa Sheriff's officials pressured investigators to call Eric Harris shooting a justifiable homicide, according to testimony

    BY COREY JONES, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Two top-level Sheriff’s Office officials pressured investigators to report that the shooting of Eric Harris was a justifiable homicide despite resistance from prosecutors, according to grand jury testimony. Testimony from another witness also details how one of the officials directed him to discourage Harris’ brother from obtaining legal counsel in hopes of gaining an early settlement and avoiding a likely expensive and drawn-out civil lawsuit. The Tulsa World reviewed 341 pages of sworn testimony from three witnesses who appeared last August before a grand jury investigating operations of the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Sports on TV: Tuning in for Tuesday, February 9

    Compiled by Todd Schoenthaler, Staff Writer, tschoenthaler@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    GIRLS BASKETBALL 6:30 p.m. — Sand Springs at Sapulpa — Cox 703 BOYS BASKETBALL 8 p.m. — Sand Springs at Sapulpa — Cox 703 NBA 7 p.m. — San Antonio at Miami — TNT (Cox 31) 9:30 p.m. — Houston at Golden State — TNT (Cox 31) NHL 7 p.m. — Dallas at Minnesota — NBCSN (Cox 251) NBA D-LEAGUE 10 p.m. — Reno at Santa Cruz — ESPNU (Cox 253) MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. — Michigan State at Purdue — ESPN (Cox 29) 6 p.m. — West Virginia at Kansas — ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6 p.m. — Cincinnati at Central Florida — ESPNews (Cox 254) 6 p.m. — Pittsburgh at Miami, Fla. — ESPNU (Cox 253) 6 p.m. — Auburn at Tennessee — SECN

  • Kevin Durant comments on the firing of Derek Fisher: "I think he did a great job"

    Anthony Slater | Updated: 1 hr ago

    PHOENIX -- With Kevin Durant's impending free agency looming large over the Thunder and the rest of the league, almost any big decision has some sort of a link back to KD. On Monday morning, the New York Knicks fired Derek Fisher. Fisher, of course, became a close friend of Durant's during his time with the Thunder. Some thought the presence of Fisher gave the Knicks an extra boost in its chase of Durant. But he's gone now. What'd Durant think when he heard? "Yeah, man, that's a tough situation," Durant said at Monday's shootaround. "Going to the biggest market in the league, having so much pressure from Day 1. (Carmelo Anthony)'s been out, what, 9 or 10 games? It's tough not having your

  • Kevin Durant reflects on photographing the Super Bowl, calling it a top-five life experience

    Anthony Slater | Updated: 1 hr ago

    PHOENIX -- Kevin Durant has hit game-winning shots, won an Olympic gold medal, put up 66 points in a legendary Rucker Park performance and achieved nearly every basketball goal imaginable sans an NBA title. But on Sunday, he did something he said was one of the "top five times of my life." Credentialed through The Player's Tribune, Durant photographed the Super Bowl from the sideline. "Don't want to say (it's up there with) getting drafted, but it was in the realm of that," Durant said. "Just being able to experience something so huge, so big, on that level. I've watched it plenty of times, went to the game last year. But to be able to sit on the sideline, taking pictures, something that I love to do.

  • Seattle QB Wilson thanks Peyton Manning in awesome note

    Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    From all the wins, to the few tough losses. From the 71,000 yards, to all the touchdowns, to the few interceptions.

  • Underwater museum turns ocean floor into an art gallery

    Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Installation is complete at Europe's first underwater museum, due to open later this month.

  • Large grass fire spreads near turnpike

    From Staff Reports | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    The westbound lane of Turner Turnpike is closed due to a large grass fire and multiple-vehicle collision, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.  Troopers are assisting the county with evacuations, and the Stroud and Chandler fire departments are responding to the fire.  Monday was also deemed a red flag fire alert by the Oklahoma City Fire Department, largely due to high winds sweeping across the metro. Check NewsOK.com for updates.




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