• Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms. Nina Pham got a hug from President Barack Obama in the Oval Office at the White House. And outside the hospital where she had been since last week, she got hugs from the nation's infectious disease chief, who oversaw her care. White House spokesman Josh Earnest called the meeting with Obama "an opportunity for the president to thank her for her service." But the close contact between the president and the former patient also came as officials in New York tried to calm fears after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in that city.

  • Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals postpones all Oklahoma executions

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writer | Updated: 4 hr ago

    The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has granted the state’s request to postpone all three scheduled state executions. The stays push each date back 60 days, putting two in January and a third in February.

  • School gunman was homecoming prince, students say

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A student recently crowned freshman class homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting four others — including two of his cousins — before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said. Students said the gunman was staring at his victims as he shot them inside the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. The shootings set off a chaotic scene as students ran from the cafeteria and building in a frantic dash to safety, while others were told to stay put inside classrooms at the school 30 miles north of Seattle. The gunman was identified as student Jaylen Fryberg, a government official with direct knowle

  • Body of missing Piedmont man apparently identified in Oregon

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Dustin Rollin Self left his Piedmont home in March 2013 to camp in the Oregon mountains. On Oct. 7, a hunter found human remains on Steens Mountain, authorities said Friday. Self’s personal identification was found with the remains.

  • Oklahoma City attorney charged with child sex crimes

    By Kyle Hinchey, Staff Writer | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Michael Dean Billings, 59, was indicted Friday in federal court, accused of traveling to Peru for sex with underage girls.

  • Duncan officials refuse to release some documents about murder defendant Alan Hruby

    By Randy Ellis, Staff Writers | Updated: 4 hr ago

    A Duncan assistant city attorney released some documents but withheld others Friday concerning prior police contacts with 19-year-old Alan J. Hruby, who is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the Oct. 9 shooting deaths of his parents and younger sister.

  • Tractor-trailer driver dies in collision with train Friday in Davis, Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Shortly after midnight, a northbound Union Pacific train collided with a tractor-trailer at a crossing near Benton Avenue and North First Street in Davis.

  • Heart disease isn't decreasing as quickly in Oklahoma, compared to rest of nation

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: 4 hr ago

    In the United States, heart disease mortality has decreased since the 1950s. However, these declines are not being seen in some Oklahoma counties.

  • NY, NJ order Ebola quarantine for doctors, others

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa. The first person to fall under the order was a health care worker returning Friday from treating Ebola patients in West Africa. By Friday evening, she had developed a fever and was being evaluated, New Jersey officials said. The move came after a physician who returned to New York City a week ago from treating Ebola patients in Guinea fell ill with the virus. Many New Yorkers were dismayed to learn that in the days after he came hom

  • Oklahoma native, country music star Reba McEntire shares memories of father Clark McEntire, who died late Thursday

    By Bryan Painter, Staff Writer | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Clark McEntire was a three-time world champion steer roper and Reba McEntire’s father. He died late Thursday in Coalgate, OK.

  • Parties Extra! Video---What's Cooking, Sheli Adler?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

      [brightcove]3857626106001[/brightcove]   Helen visits Sheli Adler and the What’s Cooking team at their new facility and finds out what’s on the menu for the holiday season!

  • Police identify man killed in Oklahoma City fire Thursday night

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Oklahoma City police on Friday said Jerry Dortch, 70, died Thursday evening when the mobile home where he lived caught fire.

  • Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out after he repeatedly spent the night there even though officials told him to stop, Muslim leaders said Friday. Aasim Rashid, spokesman for the British Columbia Muslim Association, said Michael Zehaf-Bibeau visited the Masjid Al-Salaam mosque for three to four months toward the end of 2011, and possibly early 2012, before he was told not to come back.

  • #VoteVader: Would you vote for Darth Vader if given the chance?

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Because you totally could if you lived in Ukraine, where he’s running for parliament. Dressed in full Star Wars regalia, [Darth Alekseyevich] Vader prowls the streets of Kiev atop his black campaign van wooing voters with promises to turn Ukraine into a “galactic empire.” So serious is he about his mission that he even legally […]

  • Weekend Roundup: October 24-26

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: 10 hr ago

    In the questionable words of R. Kelly, “It’s the freakin’ weekend baby. I’m about to have me some fun. Bounce Bounce Bounce Bounce Bounce Bounce Bounce Bounce Bounce Bounce.” And without any further bouncing, here’s a short list of all the fun that’s waiting for you throughout the metro and state this weekend. – This […]

  • ESPN ranks Kevin Durant as the NBA's eighth best player

    Darnell Mayberry | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Kevin Durant has been ranked the eighth best player by ESPN and ESPN.com’s panel of writers and analysts in its fourth annual “NBA Rank.”

  • Man arrested after shooting Thursday in northeast Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Tahmar Lawrence, 19, was arrested on complaints of assault with a deadly weapon, police said.

  • Steve Lackmeyer: Development seems likely for lumberyard south of Bricktown

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: 13 hr ago

    The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Queen sends her first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — though she kept things traditional, signing off with "Elizabeth R." The 88-year-old monarch tried her hand at Twitter as she opened a new gallery Friday in central London's Science Museum, taking off a glove to press a tablet screen as 600 guests looked on. The message, "I hope people will enjoy visiting" the exhibition, was sent instantly through the official British monarchy account on the social media website. "Elizabeth R" is how the queen signs official documents. The "R'' stands for "regina," the Latin for queen. Officials said the message came "personally" from the queen herself, although some eyebrows were raised about whether that was the case.

  • Halloween ComicFest set for Saturday

    Matthew Price | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Diamond Comic Distributors has set “Halloween ComicFest” for Saturday, Oct. 25, which will feature comic book giveaways and a costume contest. Here’s info from Diamond: Both adults and kids can enter the contest right now on www.halloweencomicfest.com/costumecontest for a chance to win a $500 or $100 shopping spree to their local comic shop plus tons […]