• US markets rebound a day after big plunge

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rebounded Wednesday, recovering a significant portion of their losses from the day earlier. Investors remain on edge after the latest market plunge, which was triggered by more signs of slowing growth in China. The market still has a lot of ground to make up following last week's major declines. The Dow Jones industrial average added 293.03 points, or 1.8 percent, to 16,351.38. That index fell more than 470 points the day before. The Standard & Poor's 500 rose 35.01 points, or 1.8 percent, to 1,948.86 and the Nasdaq composite rose 113.87 points, or 2.5 percent, 4,749.98. Tax preparation company H&R Block was the biggest gainer in the S&P 500, rising $2.47, or 7.5 percent, to $35.42.

  • Video: Gary Busey rides a horse on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' to announce he will join Season 21 of 'Dancing with the Stars'

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Oscar-nominated Tulsa native Gary Busey donned a rhinestone cowboy suit and rode a horse onto the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" stage Tuesday night to announced that he will be a contestant on Season 21 of "Dancing with the Stars." When the comedian asked Busey what made him agree to be a part of the show, the actor replied, “I didn’t have anything else to do.

  • Judge considers placing First National Center in receivership


    Unclear if air conditioning will be restored in landmark building on Wednesday

  • Photos & video: Roy Clark, Miranda Lambert, Swon Brothers, Restless Heart, Tim DuBois appear at ACM Honors

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 2 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Jake Owen hosted the Ninth Annual ACM Honors, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Tuesday at the Ryman Auditorium. Performers included Roy Clark, who lives in Tulsa; Miranda Lambert, who has Tishomingo ties; and Restless Heart, which includes Oklahoma natives Paul Gregg (bass, vocals), Dave Innis (keyboards, vocals) and Greg Jennings (guitar, vocals). Other performers included Jason Aldean, Randy Houser and Owen. Presenters included Kelsea Ballerini and Muskogee natives The Swon Brothers.

  • ‘Sister Wives’ clan uses U.S. same-sex marriage ruling in polygamy case

    Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    The stars of the reality television show "Sister Wives" used the U.S. Supreme Court's recent same-sex marriage ruling to support their case against Utah's polygamy ban, court records show.

  • OU chat recap: Jason Kersey on breakout players, 11 a.m. games and Baker Mayfield's leash

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Jason Kersey answered your OU football questions on the Power Lunch chat Wednesday. Here's the recap.

  • Oklahoma City school district sees lower suspension rate, official says

    By TIM WILLERT Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Teri Bell credited the Oklahoma City school district’s new student discipline and compliance office for the reduction, along with a willingness on the part of school administrators to spend more time doing interventions.

  • Obama seals Iran deal win as Senate Democrats find 34 votes

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Overcoming ferocious opposition, President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats clinched the necessary votes to ensure the Iran nuclear agreement survives in Congress. The decisive 34th commitment came from Maryland Democrat Barbara Mikulski, who is retiring next year after three decades in the Senate. In a statement she said "no deal is perfect, especially one negotiated with the Iranian regime." But she called the pact "the best option available to block Iran from having a nuclear bomb." Supporters now have the votes in hand to uphold Obama's veto, if one becomes necessary, of a resolution of disapproval Republicans are trying to pass this month.

  • "Heathen" #1 to get special New York Comic Con variant cover

    Matthew Price | Updated: 2 hr ago

    The first issue of "Heathen," by Oklahoma comic creator Natasha Alterici, is getting a special New York Comic Con variant. Info from the Facebook page Natasha Alterici - Artist: Exciting news! The good people at Comixology have selected Heathen #1 to be one of a few select Comixology Submit titles to take to New York Comic Con! They will be printing it up with this special variant cover. The whole Literati team is honored and super excited to see Heathen all grown up and heading to New York City. New York Comic Con is set for Oct. 8-11. The description of the comic, from Heathencomic.

  • Marco Rubio unveils energy policy

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio on Wednesday unveiled his energy policy at the Oklahoma City headquarters of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association. Before a room full of local energy leaders and state politicians, Rubio said he would end the ban on domestic oil exports, reduce federal regulations and encourage states to take the lead on energy regulation and oversight. "Our businesses need to be able to operate affordably and effectively," Rubio said. "Our families need reasonable gas and electric bills to reach financial security. Working mothers and fathers need to be able to commute without breaking the bank.

  • You won't believe who once coached at Central Michigan

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 8 hr ago

      The college football season opens this week with an opponent we don’t know much about. Central Michigan hosts OSU on Thursday night, and outside of a general idea of where Central Michigan is — the middle part of Michigan — what do we know about Chippewa football? Never hurts to give fans a little tutorial on the history of the program. So here is some perspective on the Chippewas, courtesy in part from ESPN’s College Football Encyclopedia. Classifications: NCAA College Division 1937-72, NCAA Division II 1973-74, NCAA Division I 1975-77, NCAA Division I-A 1978-present. Conference affiliations: Mid-American 1975-present; independent 1970-74, 1931-49, 1896-1926; Interstate

  • Garth Brooks to play Phoenix shows in October

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 3 hr ago

    For the first time in 19 years, Oklahoma country music superstar Garth Brooks will perform in Phoenix, Ariz. "The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood" will play at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Tickets will be on sale at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, according to a news release. There will be an eight-ticket limit per purchase. Tickets can only be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks or by phone at (800) 745-3000 or via Ticketmaster Express at (866) 448-7849. Please note there will be no ticket sales at the venue box office or Ticketmaster outlets on Sept. 11. Tickets will cost $59.08 plus $4.90 tax, a $4.75 facility

  • North America's tallest mountain gets new name _ and height

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — North America's tallest mountain doesn't just have a new name. It also has a new elevation. Denali, the Alaska mountain formerly known Mount McKinley, is now officially 10 feet shorter, measuring 20,310 feet at its highest point, the U.S. Geological Survey announced Wednesday. The previous measurement of 20,320 feet stemmed from a 1953 survey that used the technology of the time, officials said. The new elevation is the result of data collected from the mountain by climbers in June using technology that didn't exist in the earlier survey, such as GPS instruments. The change is part of an ongoing USGS program to update elevations in Alaska and elsewhere.

  • A lost dog named Domino becomes rallying point for Oklahoma City neighbors

    Juliana Keeping,newsroom blog | Updated: 3 hr ago

    The first post went up July 9. A white boxer with a brown spot on his back, a blue collar and a stubby tail had gone missing from his Oklahoma City home near NW 34 and Youngs. I caught the post on Nextdoor, a neighborhood-focused social media platform I recently started using. With it, you are vetted in via a postcard or credit card info to keep the online community in the 'hood. I check in now and again to the stream of plumber and electrician recs, creeper sightings, gardening plant giveaways and other neighborhood topics.  Since Domino the dog went missing June 29th, Domino's owner Francine has held onto hope that

  • Serge Ibaka makes SI.com's Top 25 NBA players

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SI.com is counting down its Top 100 players in the NBA for 2015, and it looks like (as expected) the Thunder is going to have serious influence on the Top 25. Starting the final 25 is Thunder forward Serge Ibaka. From SI.com's Rob Mahoney: "Many of the flawed bigs in the NBA have interior offensive skill sets without the means to sufficiently protect the rim. Ibaka is the perfect complement and perhaps the only one this side of Anthony Davis able to give those players room to operate while still covering for their weaknesses." Other players of note that have been revealed in SI.com's list include former Thunder guard Reggie Jackson at No. 94. Kobe Bryant (54), Dwyane Wade (30), and Carmelo Anthony (15). Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will be in the Top 10, which is to be released on Thursday. The question is where will they land?

  • Video: Carrie Underwood & 11 NFL players star in 'Waiting All Day For Sunday Night,' debuting Sept. 13 on NBC'S 'Sunday Night Football'

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Eleven NFL players will join seven-time Grammy Award winner and  Checotah native Carrie Underwood for her performance of  “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” the opening theme for primetime television’s No. 1 program, "Sunday Night Football" on NBC. As previously reported, Underwood will visit with "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Thursday, Sept. 10 to show a sneak peek of the opening theme and will also perform her new single “Smoke Break.”  After performing the opening theme for the past two seasons, Underwood returns in 2015 beginning with NBC’s first SNF broadcast of the 2015 NFL season as the defending NFC East champion Dallas Cowboys host the New

  • Lawton authorities searching for missing teenager

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Lawton police are asking for the public's assistance locating a missing 16-year-old.

  • OSU Football: Why Mason Rudolph is the Cowboys' next big thing

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON | Updated: 4 hr ago

    STILLWATER — Mason Rudolph enters the football season as the unquestioned leader of Oklahoma State's offense after just three games last year. Small sample size. Big expectations. Just ask those who might know best. Wide receiver James Washington: “He's the real deal.” Defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah: “He looks like a veteran.” Former NFL and Cowboy quarterback Zac Robinson: “He's exactly who you want leading your program.” Has there ever been more optimism surrounding an OSU quarterback who has yet to play in a home game? The Rudolph hype is warranted considering Bedlam and Cactus Bowl victories, a 284-yard passing average, six touchdown passes and 57 percent accuracy.

  • WATCH LIVE: Dave Morris and Dave Cathey at the Oklahoma Restaurant Association Convention & Expo

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Dave Morris and Dave Cathey at the Oklahoma Restaurant Association Convention & Expo

  • Fallin asks attorney general to use grand jury to investigate former Choctaw electric cooperative manager

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Updated: 4 hr ago

    HUGO — Gov. Mary Fallin has asked Attorney General Scott Pruitt to investigate a former general manager of a rural electric cooperative in southeastern Oklahoma. Choctaw Electric Cooperative said its board asked for assistance with the investigation into former co-op CEO and General Manager Terry Matlock after meeting with officials with the governor and attorney general. Matlock, a former legislator, is a regent with the Regional University System of Oklahoma. "The board of Choctaw Electric Cooperative and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation have been investigating this matter for a number of months," George Burns, Choctaw Electric's president, said in a statement released Tuesday night.