• Outdoors: Different ways to cook a turkey

    BY ED GODFREY | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Once you kill that gobbler this turkey season, how are you going to cook it?

  • George Will: Don't seize the raisins

    By George F. Will | Updated: 12 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — In oral arguments Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear the government defend its kleptocratic behavior while administering an indefensible law. The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 is among the measures by which New Dealers tried and failed to regulate and mandate America back to prosperity. Seventy-eight years later, it is the government's reason for stealing Marvin and Laura Horne's raisins. New Dealers had bushels of theories, including this: In a depression, prices fall, so a recovery will occur when government compels prices to stabilize above where a free market would put them.

  • Two decades later: A minute that changed our world

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Updated: 12 hr ago

    MOVING imperceptibly from east to west, the morning sun on April 19, 1995, crossed the 200 block of NW 5. A shadow darted out of harm's way. Clocks advanced from 9:01 to 9:02, Central Daylight Time. A moment in time. A moment of eternity. Lives were brutally stolen in that moment. The lives of hundreds of others were forever changed. A young city aged quickly and visibly, showing lines from worry and despair but also the resilience that the pioneers tapped to survive harsh weather and gutting poverty. No crop failure or natural disaster, so frequent in these parts, made April 19 a date that will live in infamy.

  • Futures File: Wetter weather withers wheat prices; interest rates remain near historic lows

    | Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    Walt and Alex Breitinger: Foreign demand for U.S. wheat at lowest level of the year, driving prices down.

  • Former suspect in Bethany killing is now being considered for parole in Oklahoma

    By Jennifer Palmer, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    Jimmy Massey, who was arrested and later released in connection with the 2011 death of 19-year-old Carina Saunders, has been serving a 10-year sentence for drugs.

  • Executive Q&A: Oklahoma Internet startup executive boasts home-grown work ethic

    By Paula Burkes
    Business Writer |
    Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    Robin Smith, founder and chief operating officer of the Internet sales verification company WeGoLook.com, made and peddled yarn belts in grammar school, cleaned houses in middle school, worked for fastfood restaurants in high school and later sold radio and cable TV ads and more.

  • Oklahoma medical news in brief

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Oklahoma medical news briefs for Sunday, April 19, 2015.

  • Oklahoma-based Green family shares faith foundation for Hobby Lobby success

    By Paula Burkes
    Business Writer |
    Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    With some 650 Hobby Lobby and affiliated stores across 46 states and 28,000 employees, the Oklahoma-based company last year had more than $3.65 billion in sales.The retailer, in keeping with the strong Christian values of the founding family, is well known for closing on Sundays, offering a minimum wage of now $15.24 per hour and winning at the U.S. Supreme Court a campaign against the Affordable Care Act’s mandate for employers to provide access to the so-called morning-after pill.

  • Business people

    Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    Business people for Sunday, April 19, 2015.

  • Senate progresses on updates to U.S. laws on education

    Associated Press |

    WASHINGTON — A Senate committee made progress Wednesday on a bipartisan update to the No Child Left Behind education law. The committee passed a handful of amendments in the morning and hoped to hold a final vote on the bill in the evening. Lawmakers are intent on ensuring that schools continue to use annual standardized tests to measure student performance. But they are moving toward letting states determine how much weight to give the tests in evaluating school performance. The move is in response to frequent criticism that the federal government shouldn't dictate to the nation's schools what they should do to improve.

  • Reserve deputies essential to department, Oklahoma County sheriff says

    By Graham Lee Brewer
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    “Bottom line is we wouldn’t be able to do our job of protecting our citizens were it not for the reserve deputies that we have,” said Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel, who despite an annual budget approaching $32 million said budget restrictions keep him from adequately staffing his department with full-time deputies.

  • Spring rains spell good news for Oklahoma City water supply

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    After much of the state received several inches of rain over the past week, that water is slowly making its way into Oklahoma City’s reservoirs. The city’s accessible water supply stood at just over 63 percent of its total capacity Friday after months of hovering just above 50 percent.

  • Major religious groups worried they'll be branded as bigots after same-sex marriage case

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    As Supreme Court justices prepare to hear arguments in landmark case, Southern Baptists and other groups find themselves in the position same-sex couples were in a decade ago.

  • Of Character: Oklahoma father's family cliche became his son's motto

    By Bryan Painter, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    “Your actions speak so loud I can’t hear a word you’re saying.” Tommy Ashwood said it over and over and son, Albert ,said he has come to live by it.

  • Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore

    By Rick M. Green
    Capitol Bureau |
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Rick M. Green: Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, April 19, 2015.

  • OKC rallied through its tears

    By Steve Lackmeyer
    Business Writer |
    Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    A look back at the remarkable pace of downtown development since the Murrah Building bombing 20 years ago in Oklahoma City.

  • OU gymnastics: Sooner women finish third at NCAAs

    By Lya Wodraska
    For The Oklahoman |
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    FORT WORTH, Texas — Oklahoma's gymnastics team came to the NCAA Championships hoping to claim its second title in a row. But in the end, the Sooners were never really in the mix as Oklahoma finished third behind Florida (197.85) and Utah (197.8) with a 197.525. The finish was disappointing for the Sooners, who entered the meet as the No. 1 seed for the first time in the program's history and had been ranked No. 1 for 13 straight weeks. The Sooners also won the Big 12 Championship and the regional championship, in addition to going 5-0 against the NCAA field in the regular season. But all that success didn't come easy, coach K.J.

  • Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon participation numbers staying strong

    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Marathon participation numbers have dipped slightly in recent years with the proliferation of marathons and half marathons around the country. The numbers for the Oklahoma City race have remained strong, though.

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Baker Mayfield says Mark Andrews reminds him of former Texas Tech star Jace Amaro

    BY JASON KERSEY AND RYAN ABER | Updated: 7 hr ago

    One of the most talked-about Sooners throughout spring practices was redshirt freshman Mark Andrews, who switched from wide receiver to tight end last season and is expected to play a big role in the offense next year.

  • Bikers' annual benefit supports OKC memorial

    | Updated: 7 hr ago