• Advocates Blame Violent Anti-Abortion Rhetoric For Planned Parenthood Shooting

    Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 07:22 PM

    The deadly shooting that occurred at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs was a “tragic” and “horrifying” consequence of the tense political rhetoric over abortion, women’s health advocates told BuzzFeed News. Three people, including a police officer, were shot and killed after a gunman opened fired inside the health clinic on Friday afternoon — the first deaths related to an attack on an abortion clinic since 2009. Nine others, including five police officers, were injured. “Anti-choice extremists know that their rhetoric incites others to commit these violent acts,” Vicki Saporta, president and CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF), told BuzzFeed News, referring to websites encouraging the targeting of abortion clinics and providers. “It’s not OK after they occur to say, ‘We condemn them,’ when they’re doing nothing to prevent them from happening in the first place.”

  • Ice storm warning extended to noon Sunday for central Oklahoma

    Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 03:08 PM

    The National Weather Service has extended an ice storm warning for Caddo, Canadian, and Oklahoma counties until noon Sunday.

  • LIVE: Wintry weather lingers in Oklahoma

    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    The wintry weather continues to linger Sunday in Oklahoma, and many churches have canceled services today. Follow live weather updates below.

  • Oklahoma rolls to win over OSU, makes final statement for College Football Playoffs

    Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 11:03 PM

    STILLWATER—The resume is done. Now all there is for Oklahoma to do is wait. The No. 3 Sooners made their final case to be included in the College Football Playoff on Saturday night, with a 58-23 Bedlam rout.

  • Ice, rain storms leave thousands in Oklahoma flooded or without power

    Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Residents of western and central Oklahoma were in the dark for much of Saturday as an ice storm worked its way through the state. Downed power lines and broken tree branches blocked roads, while flooding in southern and eastern Oklahoma shut down several highways.

  • Report: Former Miss USA Dumps Tim Tebow Because He Wouldn't Have Sex With Her

    Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 06:14 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (CBS Tampa) — Apparently an NFL job isn’t the only thing Tim Tebow can’t hold onto. The New York Daily News reports former Miss USA Olivia Culpo...

  • OU football: Sooners one of a select group

    Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 09:16 PM

    With Tulsa’s win over Tulane on Friday night, all three of Oklahoma’s non-conference opponents—the Golden Hurricane, Akron and Tennessee—are now bowl eligible. The Sooners are one...

  • OU football: Baker Mayfield shakes off early Bedlam hit

    Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 09:12 PM

    One of the questions during the week was how Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield would handle his first big hit. The answer came late in the first quarter when Oklahoma State’...

  • LIVE: Thanksgiving weekend weather updates

    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Forecasters say a very wet Thanksgiving Day is in store. Heavy and potentially flooding rainfall may occur, though no severe storms are expected, according to the National Weather Service Forecast...

  • OU football: Sooners pick up commit from Southmoore's Brey Walker

    Today at 12:33 AM

    Oklahoma got good recruiting news before Saturday's Bedlam win and then got some more afterward. After the Sooners wrapped up a 58-23 win over Oklahoma State, Southmoore 2018 offensive tackle ...

  • The 10 best signs from College GameDay in Stillwater

    Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 08:54 PM

    ESPN's hit pregame show College GameDay made its way to Stillwater on Saturday morning in advance of this year's highly-anticipated and highly-significant Bedlam game. It was the first time GameDay...

  • OU football: Perine's ankle little worry in Bedlam rout

    Today at 12:26 AM

    A year ago, an ankle injury to running back Samaje Perine opened the door for Oklahoma State to comeback in Bedlam. Saturday night, Perine's got on a roll...

  • Help Wanted: Shortage of skilled workers in Oklahoma is unsettling

    Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 12:01 AM

    A shortage of the highly trained workers needed to fill those high-paying jobs in OKC in manufacturing, research and aerospace. It’s an issue that has the attention of many Oklahoma employers, civic leaders and educators. See other stories from this series: [View the special coverage page] Focus on wages Seeking engineers Funding education Shortage of health care workers How important is public transportation? IT workers, coders in demand OKC's moves to attract skilled workers A success story in Pryor OKC school tries new program What are other states & countries doing?

  • College students juggle work, school, mental stress issues

    By Bradon Long Staff Writer blong@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    Today, the percentage of young adults reporting significant mental health problems has tripled since the 1980s to somewhere between 33 and 40 percent, said Gregg Henriques, a psychology professor at James Madison University.

  • Advances in technology help Oklahoma police, residents catch criminals together

    By Graham Lee Brewer Staff Writer gbrewer@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    Six Oklahoma law enforcement agencies are participating in ATACRAIDS, a national database program that allows officers to track crimes, traffic accidents and other emergency calls by accessing an online map.

  • Oklahoma County reserve deputy reunites with girl he rescued during Louisiana hurricane

    By Matt Dinger Staff Writer mdinger@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    The last time Michael Davenport saw Hannah Verret, she was 5 years old and fit easily into his arms as he carried her through the flooded streets of Terrebonne Parish.

  • More than 635 Oklahoma disposal wells directed to reduce depths, volumes

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    As Oklahoma deals with a huge increase in earthquakes, regulators are focusing on the links scientists have made between the amount of wastewater disposal into the Arbuckle layer and man-made earthquakes.

  • D.C. Notes: Poll respondents give government bad reviews

    By Chris Casteel Washington Bureau ccasteel@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    Chris Casteel: A poll released last week by Pew Research shows Republicans who are so fed up with the government that they’re “angry” much prefer GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump over Jeb Bush.

  • Oklahoma teens credit horse power for rodeo championships

    By Sharla Bardin, For the Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    Ali Armstrong, 16, of Lexington, and Cortney Townsend, 18, of Norman, said they look at their horses as partners and think the animals share their desire to succeed.

  • Reading the rock: Scientists are trying to quickly answer Oklahoma geological questions

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    As the state continues to shake under pressure from the ongoing earthquake swarm, researchers are focusing their attention on a well-used, but little-understood rock layer that underlies most of the state. Most scientists, state regulators and oil and natural gas industry leaders now say oil and natural gas activities have contributed to or caused the rapid increase in seismic activity over the past three years. While many of the specific mechanisms still are not fully understood, regulatory efforts have focused on water disposal wells drilled into and through the Arbuckle layer, which is the deepest sedimentary rock layer throughout much of Oklahoma. Oil wells in Oklahoma and much of the world recover large amounts of

  • Oklahoma cabaret singer ‘hanging’ with the greats

    By Jane Glenn Cannon Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    KT Sullivan took an active interest in the arts, especially music and literature from an early age, says her mother, Elizabeth Sullivan, of Norman, Oklahoma.

  • Executive Q&A: Valir Health's entrepreneurial CEO aims to help many people

    By Paula Burkes Business Writer pburkes@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    Executive Q&A with Tom Tucker Valir Health's entrepreneurial CEO aims to help many people

  • Ice, rain storms leave thousands in Oklahoma flooded or without power

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Nov 28, 2015

    Residents of western and central Oklahoma were in the dark for much of Saturday as an ice storm worked its way through the state. Downed power lines and broken tree branches blocked roads, while flooding in southern and eastern Oklahoma shut down several highways.

  • Putin orders sanctions against Turkey after downing of jet

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for sanctions against Turkey, following the downing this week by Turkey of a Russian warplane. The decree published on the Kremlin's website Saturday came hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had voiced regret over the incident, saying his country was "truly saddened" by the event and wished it hadn't occurred. It includes a ban on some goods and forbids extensions of labor contracts for Turks working in Russia as of Jan. 1. It doesn't specify what goods are to be banned or give other details, but it also calls for ending chartered flights from Russia to Turkey and for Russian tourism companies to stop selling vacation packages that woul

  • Media report: Boone Pickens unable to attend Bedlam game due to weather conditions

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 13 hr ago

    STILLWATER — The man whose name graces Oklahoma State's football stadium makes a point to attend every home game played on its turf. However, Boone Pickens won't be in attendance Saturday night for Bedlam, according to a report from John Hoover of the Tulsa World. Mike Holder just told me some #okstate fans flying to tonight's #Bedlam game can't make it cuz of ice -- including @boonepickens himself. — John E. Hoover (@johnehoover) November 28, 2015 Ice storms blanketed much of the state late Friday and early Wednesday, but conditions are expected to somewhat improve for the 7 p.m. kickoff. The National Weather Service provided the following forecast: Rain likely

  • Santa Fe and W 15th in Edmond closed by utility pole collapse

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: 14 hr ago

    Streets throughout the metro were covered with downed tree limbs and power lines on Saturday. UPDATE: The City of Edmond is reporting the intersection may not reopen for up to two days.

  • What to know about 'BernieCare,' Sanders' health overhaul

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The most ambitious "repeal and replace" health care plan from a presidential candidate comes from Sen. Bernie Sanders, not from a Republican. The Vermont independent who's seeking the Democratic nomination has been chastised by front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton for espousing an all-inclusive, government-run system. It's called the "single-payer" plan, loosely modeled on how health care is financed in Canada and most of Western Europe. Basically it means putting almost all the $3.2 trillion-a-year U.S. health care system in the hands of the federal government, with states acting as administrative subcontractors. Currently, government at all levels pays about half of the nation's health care bi

  • UPDATE: More than 77,000 power outages in Oklahoma Saturday, ice storm hits central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 15 hr ago

    An ice storm covered central Oklahoma overnight. There are more than 78,000 power outages reported statewide. There are more than 32,000 outages in Oklahoma City and more than 13,200 outages in Yukon.

  • Ice storm warning extended to noon Sunday for central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 16 hr ago

    The National Weather Service has extended an ice storm warning for Caddo, Canadian, and Oklahoma counties until noon Sunday.

  • Highways in southern, eastern parts of Oklahoma closed due to flooding

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 17 hr ago

    The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is reporting several highways are closed in southern and eastern parts of the state due to flooding.

  • Hamstrung by Congress, Obama tries to clinch climate pact

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is trying to negotiate a legacy-making climate change pact this coming week in Paris with one hand tied behind his back. Congress can't even agree whether global warming is real. Scientists point to the global agreement, years in the making, as the last, best hope for averting the worst effects of global warming. Obama has spent months prodding other countries to make ambitious carbon-cutting pledges to the agreement, which he hopes will become the framework for countries to tackle the climate issue long beyond the end of his presidency in early 2017. But Republicans have tried to undermine the president by sowing uncertainty about whether the U.S. will make good on its promises. Sen

  • Egypt says 90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Saturday said there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum. Researchers say the discovery of a new chamber could shine new light on one of ancient Egypt's most turbulent times, and one prominent researcher has theorized that the remains of Queen Nefertiti might be inside. Egypt began the search for the hidden chamber last week. Announcing the results of three days of testing in the southern city of Luxor, Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty said the findings will be sent to Japan for a monthlong analysis before the search is resumed.

  • Prominent human rights activist killed in attack in Turkey

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A prominent lawyer and human rights defender, who faced a criminal charge for supporting Kurdish rebels, was killed Saturday in an attack in southeast Turkey in which a police officer also died, officials said. Tahir Elci was shot while he and other lawyers were making a press statement. Two policemen and a journalist were also injured. It wasn't immediately clear who was behind the attack and there were conflicting reports about what led to it. Interior Minister Efkan Ala and other officials said the assault was against police officers, and that Elci died in an ensuing clash. However, the Diyarbakir Bar Association said the lawyer, who was Kurdish, was the target of the attack.