• Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Friday, Jan. 30; Saturday, Jan. 31; Sunday, Feb. 1

    Updated: 6 min ago

    FRIDAY GIRLS BASKETBALL 6 p.m., Southmoore at Norman N., KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normansports.tv BOYS BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m., Southmoore at Norman N., KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normansports.tv NBA 7 p.m., Dallas at Miami, ESPN (Cox 29) 9:30 p.m., Chicago at Phoenix, ESPN (Cox 29) NHL 9 p.m., Buffalo at Vancouver, NHLNET (Cox 263) MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 5 p.m., Harvard at Princeton, ESPNU (Cox 253) 7 p.m., Monmouth at Fairfield, ESPNU (Cox 253) 9 p.m., Kent State at Buffalo, ESPNU (Cox 253) WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m., Florida St. at Georgia Tech, FSPLUS (Cox 68) GOLF 4:30 a.m., Dubal Desert Classic, GOLF (Cox 60) 2 p.m.,

  • Tulsa offers Midwest City defensive lineman and UTEP commit DeMikal Harrison

    Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Midwest City defensive lineman DeMikal Harrison continues to pick up interest since verbally committing to UTEP last weekend. North Texas offered earlier this week, and Tulsa joined the mix with an offer on Thursday, Harrison told The Oklahoman. The 6-foot-5, 290-pounder played defensive end for Midwest City, but could also play on the interior of […]

  • Gas blast wrecks Mexico children's hospital, at least 2 dead

    Updated: 18 min ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Injured and bleeding, mothers carrying infants fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers swung sledgehammers to break through fallen concrete hunting for others who might be trapped. At least two people were killed and more than 60 injured, Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said at a news conference. The known dead were a woman and a child. Officials earlier said at least four people had been killed. About 75 percent of the hospital collapsed, officials said, and the priority was to continue digging in search of any trapped survivors.

  • Super Bowl 49: Can defense lift Seattle again?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 26 min ago

    Nobody much remembers, but Super Bowl 48 was not a pick’em game. The Broncos were 21/2-point favorites. Strange, don’t you think? Hard to remember a time when we thought of Denver and Seattle as peers. About 15 seconds after kickoff, it was clear that the Seahawks were not just the better team, but the vastly […]

  • Authorities investigating officer-involved shooting in Stillwater

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 34 min ago

    Authorities were investigating an officer-involved shooting Thursday afternoon in Stillwater.

  • Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

    Updated: 34 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment. The 62-36 vote advanced a top priority of the newly empowered GOP, and marked the first time the Senate passed a bill authorizing the pipeline, despite numerous attempts to force President Barack Obama's hand on the issue. Nine Democrats joined with 53 Republicans to back the measure. This bill "is an important accomplishment for the country," said Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

  • NASA astronaut memorial stirs memories for shuttle veteran

    Updated: 51 min ago

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Each year around this time, NASA honors fallen astronauts, including the 17 men and women killed in three separate wintertime accidents in the sky and on the earth. For Robert "Hoot" Gibson, it's a time to remember lost friends and some of their stunts, like playing a saxophone in orbit. Gibson, who flew on five space shuttle missions, knew each of the 14 astronauts who died in the Challenger explosion on Jan. 28, 1986, and in the Columbia disaster on Feb. 1, 2003. On Thursday, he lit a candle of remembrance during a ceremony at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. Behind him hung a photo of astronauts including Ron McNair. Gibson and McNair were crewmates aboard Challenger during a missi

  • Edmond survey identifies traffic as a big issue

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: 51 min ago

    A recent survey of Edmond residents identified traffic as the single biggest issue facing the community over the next three years.

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: Are the Thunder's current issues correctable?

    Anthony Slater | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studio’s highly-acclaimed comedy ‘Ted’, but inspired by our continued hope for wall-to-wall coverage of OKC’s only professional team. Below is our list of episodes (click the link to listen). If you prefer iTunes for your podcast listening experience, click here and subscribe. Hope […]

  • Police union spokesman pushes young black woman at public hearing on civilian review

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Jeff Roorda, business manager for the St. Louis Police Officer’s Association, pushed a young black woman at a public hearing on civilian review at St. Louis City Hall on Wednesday, January 28.

  • 58 Oklahomans have died from the flu this season

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Since September, 58 residents have died because of flu-related complications, 43 of whom were 65 or older, the state Health Department reported Thursday. This time last year, 25 Oklahomans had died from the flu, including two children, and in 2013 during the same time, 17 Oklahomans had died of the flu.

  • Obama calls for spending surge, buoyed by rising economy

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring an end to "mindless austerity," President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, and asked Congress to throw out the sweeping budget cuts both parties agreed to four years ago when deficits were spiraling out of control. Obama's proposed $74 billion in added spending — about 7 percent — would be split about evenly between defense programs and the domestic side of the budget. Although he's sought before to reverse the "sequester" ''spending cuts, Obama's pitch in this year's budget comes with the added oomph of an improving economy and big recent declines in federal deficits.

  • OSU Hoops: Cobbo On The Comeback?

    John Helsley | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Oklahoma State’s win over Baylor Tuesday night was huge, both for its impact on the Big 12 standings and NCAA Tournament hopes, and for how it played out. The Cowboys played with intensity throughout, produced on a strong game plan put in place by the coaching staff and got much-needed offensive contributions beyond the Big […]

  • Developer seeks $62 million assistance for downtown towers

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Clayco, the Chicago developer proposing to build four towers downtown, formally submitted an application Thursday to the City of Oklahoma City asking for $62 million in tax increment financing.

  • Estee Lauder introduces Little Black Primer

    Linda Miller | Updated: 3 hr ago

    New three-in-one lash primer works overtime to tint, amplify and set.

  • MLK children work to settle dispute over Bible, Nobel prize

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — The children of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. are trying to settle a lawsuit over their father's traveling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize without going to trial, according to a judge's order. King's estate, controlled by his sons, last year asked a judge to order King's daughter to surrender the items. In a board of directors meeting last January, Martin Luther King III and Dexter had voted 2-1 against the Rev. Bernice King to sell the artifacts. The case, considered by many to be the ugliest in a string of legal disputes that have divided the slain civil rights icon's children in recent years, was set to go to trial next month.

  • Water line problems force evacuation of DHS central office

    By Randy Ellis, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Oklahoma Department of Human Services employees who work in the Sequoyah Building central office were sent home about noon Thursday because of damage to a main water line.

  • Families plead for lives of IS hostages as swap hopes fade

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The father of a Jordanian fighter pilot and the wife of a Japanese journalist held by the Islamic State group pleaded for their loved ones' lives after a possible prisoner swap wasn't carried out by a deadline of sunset Thursday. The extremists had demanded that Jordan release a female al-Qaida prisoner from death row, and they purportedly threatened in an audio message to kill the airman if she was not freed by the deadline. After sundown in the Middle East, there was no word on the fate of Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh and journalist Kenji Goto, and the families' agonizing wait dragged on. "We received no assurances from anyone that he is alive," Jawdat al-Kaseasbeh, a brother of the pilot, told The As

  • Angry youths stone Nigerian leader's convoy; police fire gas

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    JALINGO, Nigeria (AP) — Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering convoy in the eastern town of Jalingo, breaking windshields and windows on several vehicles. An Associated Press reporter was unable to see if anyone was hurt. Police used tear gas and whips to disperse the mob. From Jalingo, Jonathan flew to Yola, capital of Adamawa state, where officials had declared the route of his motorcade a no-go area. The presidential cavalcade already had been stoned in northern Katsina city and northeast Bauchi last week. Youths in Bauchi flung shoes and plastic bottles at Jonathan's podium at a rally.

  • Attorney General nominee picks up GOP support

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch picked up her first Republican endorsement Thursday en route to likely confirmation as the first black woman in the nation's top law enforcement job. "I believe she's not only qualified but exceptionally well-qualified and a very good person, to boot," Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, a senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, declared from the dais on the second day of Lynch's confirmation hearing to replace Eric Holder. Two other committee Republicans, Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Jeff Flake of Arizona, also said they were likely to support her.