• Sunday's Wiggle Out Loud family music festival grows up in its third year

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 28 min ago

    A version of this story appears in Friday's Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. Wiggle Out Loud family music and movement festival grows up in its third year If Wiggle Out Loud is Chris Wiser’s baby, the festival is going off to preschool in its third year. “We were a volunteer committee the first two years … and it was a goal that maybe if we could get it going that it would be successful and an organization with more resources would take it over,” said Wiser, co-founder of Wiggle Out Loud and half the Oklahoma City family music duo Sugar Free AllStars.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Sept. 5, 2015: Hear Camille Harp & John Calvin Abney play a free show at the Myriad Gardens

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 37 min ago

    Today's featured event: Check out the Deep Roots Music Series featuring Camille Harp and John Calvin Abney from 8 to 10 tonight at the Meinders Terrace at the Myriad Gardens, Reno and Robinson avenues. The concert is free. Tying together music and nature in a casual, outdoor listening room fashion, the Myriad Gardens' Deep Roots Music Series highlights local and regional bands with a variety of rootsy genres. Harp and Abney played together for many years as a duo while living in Norman, and they are co-headlining tonight's show, which is presented with support from the Ad Astra Foundation. For more information or to register to reserve your spot, go to www.myriadgardens.com. For more

  • Exhaustion, elation as 6,500 migrants reach Austria, Germany

    Updated: 47 min ago

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of exhausted, elated people fleeing their Arab and Asian homelands reached their dream destinations of Germany and Austria on Saturday, completing epic journeys by boat, bus, train and foot to escape war and poverty. Before dawn, they clambered off a fleet of Hungarian buses at the Austrian border to find a warm welcome from charity workers offering beds and hot tea. Within a few more hours of rapid-fire assistance, many found themselves whisked by train to the Austrian capital, Vienna, and the southern German city of Munich, where onlookers cheered their arrival and children were handed candy and stuffed animals.

  • What Happens to Former ISIS Fighters?

    Published: Sat, Sep 5, 2015

    Thousands of Europeans have left for the jihadi battlefields of Syria and Iraq, but what consequences await them when they return to the E.U.?

  • This Graph Shows Just How Low Gas Prices Are Leading Into Labor Day

    Published: Sat, Sep 5, 2015

    They're at the lowest point in more than a decade.

  • The Power of Free Community College

    Published: Sat, Sep 5, 2015

    In Tennessee, students are given an opportunity to obtain more education, without financial constraints.

  • Ohio death row quandary: 2 dozen executions, no lethal drugs

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state now has two dozen condemned killers with firm execution dates, but with four months before the first one, it still doesn't have the lethal drugs it needs to carry them out. The state's inability to find drugs has death penalty opponents calling for the end of capital punishment in Ohio. Supporters say the state needs to keep looking or find alternatives to provide justice for killings that are in some cases decades old. "Rather than frustrate that process it would seem to me their goal ought to be to carry out that process," said Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien, who's contacted the prisons department, the attorney general and the governor's office for updates on their progress finding

  • Hitler's secret Nazi war machines of World War II

    Published: Sat, Sep 5, 2015

    Hitler's Nazi weaponry during World War II would inspire modern stealth weapons decades later.

  • Superheroes, for once, don't rule Hollywood's summer

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — After a lackluster 2014 summer, Hollywood has bounced back with one of its best seasons ever. But the most surprising part of the turnaround is that superheroes aren't the ones who saved the day. Instead, Hollywood's summer was led by a banner season from Universal Pictures, the lone major studio with nary a cape in its cupboard. With a record-setting $5.3 billion-plus in revenue so far this year, Universal has powered Hollywood to a near record summer with a diverse string of hits including the season's top film "Jurassic World" ($1.6 billion worldwide), the top animated hit, "Minions," and one of the most successful sequels, "Pitch Perfect 2.

  • Michigan travelblog: Getting home despite myself

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 1 hr ago

    I’ve been blessed. The Dish and I enjoy traveling, and we’ve got to travel a lot. I’ve learned a lot about traveling. I can sort of look after myself. Then along comes a day like Friday, when it all comes crashing down. Nothing bad happened. Our schedule was not disrupted. We got home early from a day that started in upstate Michigan, veered to Chicago, then to Houston and finally home. That’s no small feat. But the successful return was despite me. Not because of me. I committed three major traveling blunders. Let me share: I forgot to check in for our Southwest flight. This was actually a Thursday night problem. You check in on Southwest starting 24 hours before the flight. That meant 5:45

  • Q&A with Brandon Long

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Q&A with Brandon Long, wn employee benefits attorney with McAfee & Taft in Oklahoma City

  • Schools face incomplete data after Common Core test troubles

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Last school year, Common Core-aligned standardized tests marched forward, going from paper-and-pencil to the computer. But many states had technical issues with the electronic form and weren't able to complete the testing. Others saw an unprecedented spread of refusals. That means this new school year is starting without complete testing data in many areas. Officials say the incomplete data should have a minimal impact on students, teachers and districts. In most cases, it will be an inconvenient delay. States most impacted say they don't expect testing problems next year.

  • Minority winemakers look to change industry's stereotypes

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) — Bertony Faustin didn't set out to be Oregon's first black winemaker. He just wanted to make good wine. But the disbelief that often comes when customers realize a black man owns the winery has worn on him. "People are always surprised. Everybody assumes that ... I am not the winemaker," said the 43-year-old, who four years ago opened Abbey Creek Winery about 20 miles northwest of Portland. "The image of the winemaker is an old white guy. To see that it's a black man, it takes people aback." The industry's stereotype, Faustin said, is one of status and racial homogeneity — photographs in wine publications feature manicured homes, expensive tasting rooms and white families touting well-bred pedigre

  • One person dead in duplex fire

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Sep 5, 2015

    A man died after fire fighters removed them from a duplex fire in southwest Oklahoma City.

  • One dies in southwest Oklahoma City fire

    STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 4 hr ago

    A person died Saturday morning after a fire was reported in southwest Oklahoma City.

  • Excitement brews over coffee-tea shop coming to Bricktown

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Updated: 5 hr ago

    The $18 million redevelopment of the 94-year-old, 70,000-square-foot building at 100 E Main in Oklahoma City is wrapping up this month, and Tapstone Energy is set to move into its offices this weekend.

  • India Hindu Festival

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    A blind student breaks a pot containing curd hung from rope by forming a human pyramid during Janmashtami celebrations in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. Janamashtami, the festival marks the birth of Hindu God Krishna.

  • Sports on TV: Tuning in for Sunday, September 6

    Compiled By: Todd Schoenthaler Staff Writer tschoenthaler@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Sep 5, 2015

    SUNDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL; 3 p.m.; Wayne, OH vs. Moeller, OH; ESPNU (Cox 253) COLLEGE FOOTBALL; 2 p.m.; Purdue at Marshall; FS1 (Cox 67) 2:30 p.m.; Arkansas-P.B. vs. S.Carolina St.; ESPN (Cox 29) MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL; 2 p.m.; Memphis at OKC; KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL; Noon; Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees; TBS (Cox 62) 1 p.m.; Chi. White Sox at Kansas City; Cox 77/FSPLUS (Cox 68) 2:30 p.m.; Texas at L.A. Angels; FSOK (Cox 37)/KRXO-FM 107.7 7 p.m.; Pittsburgh at St. Louis; ESPN (Cox 29) AUTO RACING; 7 a.m.; Formula One; NBCSN (Cox 251) 6 p.m.; NASCAR; KFOR-4 (Cox 4) GOLF; 6 a.m.; Russian Open; GOLF (Cox 60) Noon; Deutsche

  • High school football: Safeties are the difference as Westmoore beats Moore, 25-21

    BY MURRAY EVANS, For The Oklahoman | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Jaguars record 16th consecutive win over sister school.

  • OU football: Car accident strengthens bond between Baker Mayfield and his mother

    BY RYAN ABER Staff Writer raber@oklahoman.com | Updated: 11 hr ago

    A car accident that killed three left Gina Mayfield and her sister seriously injured, so serious that James Mayfield could barely tell his sons.