• UPDATE: Grady County highway reopens after injury accident Monday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    A Grady County crash with injury has been reported. The roadway has reopened

  • Oklahoma football: Josh Heupel landed on his feet

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Josh Heupel is the new offensive coordinator at Utah State, and remarkably enough, Heupel could be as close to a decent head-coaching job as he was when he was the Oklahoma offensive coordinator. The OU offensive coordinator post is a launching pad. Kevin Wilson to Indiana in 2011. Chuck Long to San Diego State in […]

  • SAG Awards win sends 'Birdman' Oscar hopes soaring

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Oscar hopes for "Birdman" got an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds, possibly sending the comedy soaring over the perceived Academy Awards front-runner "Boyhood." Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's elegantly crafted backstage romp won best ensemble Sunday night at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild, a day after it also won the top honor at the Producer Guild Awards. Both guilds are seen as highly predictive of which film will triumph at the Oscars, which will be held Feb. 22. Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," the acclaimed indie made with the unprecedented real-life time-elapse of 12 years, has long held as the awards seasons favorite.

  • Dwindling group of survivors to mark Auschwitz 70 years on

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — A decade ago, 1,500 Holocaust survivors traveled to Auschwitz to mark the 60th anniversary of the death camp's liberation. On Tuesday, for the 70th anniversary, organizers are expecting 300, the youngest in their 70s. "In 10 years there might be just one," said Zygmunt Shipper, an 85-year-old survivor who will attend the event in southern Poland to pay homage to the millions killed by the Third Reich. In recent years, Shipper has been traveling around Britain to share his story with school groups, hoping to reach as many people as he can while he has the strength. "The children cry, and I tell them to talk to their parents and brothers and sisters and ask them 'why do we do it and why do we hate?'" h

  • Oklahoma campus diversity advocates say progress is slow, but certain

    By K.S. McNutt, Staff Writer | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Black students at the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University meet with administrators to advance their cause.

  • Thousands of flights cancelled as storm descends on the East

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    More than 5,000 flights in and out of East Coast airports have been cancelled as a major snowstorm packing up to three feet of snow barrels down on the region. United Airlines cancelled all flights in Boston, New York and Philadelphia. JetBlue, whose flights are largely in the Northeast, has already cancelled about a third of its entire schedule. About half of all flights out of New York's LaGuardia Airport were called off Monday, and about 60 percent of flights heading into the airport were scratched. In all, Airlines cancelled more than 2,600 flights, according to the flight tracking site FlightAware. More than 2,800 flights have been scrapped for Tuesday. Problems in the Northeast are rippling outward across t

  • Blizzard postpones jury selection in Boston Marathon trial

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — The judge in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has postponed jury selection because of an impending blizzard. Judge George O'Toole Jr. resumed his individual questioning of prospective jurors Monday. O'Toole told prosecutors and Tsarnaev's lawyers that no jurors will be called in Tuesday for questioning. He said there's a chance jury selection may also be canceled Wednesday, depending on the storm's severity. O'Toole has questioned 81 people over six days. He has not revealed how many of them have been dismissed. The 21-year-old Tsarnaev is charged with 30 federal crimes, including 17 that carry the possibility of the death pe

  • A Model of Wellness

    By Tory Dwyer | Updated: 3 hr ago

    OSU Student Union director demonstrates his healthy choices

  • Company seeks rights to names of iconic Grand Canyon lodges

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — To those who know and love the Grand Canyon, the names of its historic lodges are synonymous with the national park itself. Phantom Ranch, Bright Angel Lodge, El Tovar — all bring to mind a place coveted worldwide for its sweeping views, river rapids and history told though layers of geology. But the fate of those names is up for debate after a longtime Grand Canyon concessionaire applied to trademark them. Approval of its bid would mean Xanterra Parks & Resorts could charge future concessionaires to use roughly 20 names of the park's most popular properties. It also could walk away with those names, leaving the iconic lodges and other facilities to adopt new identities. The National Pa

  • Renowned Greek singer Demis Roussos dead at 68

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek singer Demis Roussos, whose often high-pitched pop serenades won him household recognition in the 1970s and 1980s across Europe and beyond and who sold more than 60 million records, has died in Athens at the age of 68, a hospital confirmed Monday. The hospital said the singer died following a lengthy hospitalization, but did not give an exact cause of death. For many an iconic presence with a colorful dress sense — Roussos was once dubbed the Kaftan King — and rotund, bearded appearance, he enjoyed the respect of his colleagues and a steady global following. "He had a superb voice, he traveled in the world ... he loved what he was doing," singer Nana Mouskouri told French radio RTL in a

  • Police ID 2 co-workers killed in NYC Home Depot shooting

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police have identified the two co-workers killed in a shooting at a Home Depot store in Manhattan. Police say one of the workers argued with a co-worker before fatally shooting him and then killing himself on Sunday. Police identified the man who shot himself as 31-year-old Calvin Esdaile of Brooklyn. The other man was identified as 38-year-old Moctar Sy of the Bronx. Police say Esdaile entered the West 23rd Street store around 2:45 p.m. They say he exchanged words with Sy and then pulled out a gun, shooting Sy in the abdomen and chest. Police say the gunman then shot himself in the head. It remained unclear Monday what the argument was about. About 70 employees were in the st

  • Justin Townes Earle and more added to Queen of the Prairie Festival

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Justin Townes Earle, Robert Ellis, Lindi Ortega, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers and Jonny Fritz are the latest additions to Guthrie’s Queen of the Prairie Festival, an inaugural alt-country and Americana concert slated for May 1-2 at Cottonwood Flats. If you are one of tens of thousands familiar with the 2013’s Mumford-centric Gentlemen of the […]

  • Malaysia Air site hacked, some customer data appears online

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hackers defaced the website of Malaysia Airlines on Monday and threatened to dump stolen information online after posting a glimpse of customer data obtained in the attack. The airline's site was down for at least seven hours, replaced by a message from the Lizard Squad hacker group, before the company brought it back online by mid-afternoon in Malaysia. The hackers at first changed the site to display a message saying "404 - Plane Not Found" and that it was "Hacked by Cyber Caliphate," with a photo of one of the airline's Airbus A380 superjumbo jets. The browser tab for the website said "ISIS will prevail.

  • Love story: Tulsa couple married 68 years dies within hours of each other

    By TIM STANLEY - Tulsa World | Updated: 5 hr ago

    In Nancy Appleby, Jack Gatewood had found the apple of his eye. Of that, he had no doubt. But making it permanent would have to wait. There were the Japanese to deal with first. With World War II raging in the Pacific, the recent high school graduate volunteered for the Navy, thus beginning a two-year stint of service to his country. In the end, though, Jack came home to stay, and he and his high school sweetheart were married. Two weeks ago, 68 years after their exchange of vows — and within just a few hours of each other — Jack and Nancy Gatewood died, she on Jan. 15, he the following morning. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Officials say 2 sons of Egypt's Mubarak freed from prison

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — The two sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were released from prison Monday, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father, authorities said. Security officials said the pair, wealthy businessman Alaa and Mubarak's one-time heir apparent Gamal, walked free from Torah Prison in a southern Cairo suburb shortly after daybreak and headed to their respective homes in the capital's upscale Heliopolis suburb. Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim, who is in charge of police and prisons, confirmed the release of the two, but would not say when they walked free. There has been intense speculation among activists in Cairo that they may actually have been secretly freed over the weeken

  • Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    HAVANA (AP) — Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can't access. Home Internet connections are banned for all but a handful of Cubans, and the government charges nearly a quarter of a month's salary for an hour online in government-run hotels and Internet centers. As a result, most people on the island live offline, complaining about their lack of access to information and contact with friends and family abroad.

  • Blizzard warning for NYC and suburbs, starting 1 p.m. Monday

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A blizzard warning is in effect for the metropolitan area from lunchtime Monday until midnight Tuesday. The National Weather Service says the storm is starting with light snow Monday morning. About 1 to 3 inches are possibly by sunset. The intensity of the snow will pick up after that. The agency says 2 to 4 inches per hour are expected to fall Monday night into Tuesday morning. Accumulations of 18 to 24 inches are possible by Tuesday afternoon. The agency says winds will be from the north, gusting up to 55 mph. They will strongest across eastern Long Island. Visibility will be only a quarter of a mile or less at times. The Weather Service says some roads may become impassable due to the he

  • More fire danger in Oklahoma Monday through Wednesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Wind gusts and unseasonably warm weather could add up to extra wildfire danger in Oklahoma. Wildfires will be a risk through Wednesday, the National Weather Service reports.

  • Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe in Miami

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Despite being a relative pageant newcomer, Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries. At Sunday's pageant in Miami, Vega, a 22-year-old student of business administration from Barranquilla, Colombia, said she would wear the crown with "pride and excitement" as she heard the news that fans in Colombia had taken to the streets to celebrate. Although she was far from home, Vega said she still felt the support from local Latinos. Real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump, who owns the pageant, said many predicted Vega would take the crown a few weeks ago when contestants first arrived i

  • Oklahoma City's Downtown Library has collection of Oklahoma treasures

    By Matt Patterson, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    The Oklahoma Room at the Downtown Library contains thousands of Oklahoma-related books and other materials.




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