• Girls state tennis: Westmoore's Noel, Edmond North's Tucker set for another rematch

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, May 6, 2016

    Noel and Tucker have met up a few times over the course of the season. Tucker won a hard-fought match at the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference tournament, and Noel came out on top in the regional tournament finals last week.

  • Wildfire evacuees glimpse burned out city on way south

    Updated: 25 min ago

    EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Displaced residents at oil field camps north of Fort McMurray, Alberta got a sobering drive-by view of their burned out city Friday in a convoy that moved evacuees south amid a massive wildfire that officials fear could double in size by the end of Saturday. As police and military oversaw the procession of hundreds of vehicles, a mass airlift of evacuees also resumed. A day after 8,000 people were flown out, authorities said 5,500 more were expected to be evacuated by the end of Friday and another 4,000 on Saturday. More than 80,000 people have left Fort McMurray in the heart of Canada' oil sands, where the fire has torched 1,600 homes and other buildings.

  • Former keyboardist for Brian Wilson's band convicted of rape at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa

    BY STACY RYBURN, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, May 6, 2016

    CLAREMORE — A musician who played with Brian Wilson's band at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa in Catoosa in December 2014 has been convicted in Rogers County District Court of rape by instrumentation and sexual battery. Scott Montgomery Bennett, a keyboardist who has played and collaborated with the Beach Boys artist, was found guilty April 29 on both counts after a weeklong trial. A jury recommended a sentence of three years in prison on the rape by instrumentation charge and two years on the sexual battery charge, court records indicate. Bennett is being held in the Rogers County Jail without bond.

  • The Media Didn't Crown the Republican Nominee—the American People Did

    By JULIAN E. ZELIZER, The Atlantic | Published: Fri, May 6, 2016

    Critics claim the ratings-hungry media is responsible for the rise of his brash, telegenic campaign. History suggests that’s not true.

  • Cleveland man arrested in fatal crash near Tulsa hospital

    BY STACY RYBURN, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, May 6, 2016

    The alleged driver in two south Tulsa crashes that resulted in two people being seriously injured and one woman being killed on Tuesday has been arrested. Christopher David Mitchell, 27, of Cleveland, Oklahoma, was booked Friday into the Tulsa Jail on complaints of second-degree murder and leaving the scene of an injury accident or death, jail records indicate. He is being held in lieu of $502,000 bail. Police allege that about 9 p.m. Tuesday, Mitchell was driving a Ford Fusion near 61st Street and Yale Avenue when he  struck a motorcycle  being ridden by two people.

  • ETE CEO says that deal with Williams 'can't close'

    BY CASEY SMITH, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, May 6, 2016

    Dallas billionaire Kelcy Warren and other members of the Energy Transfer C-Suite didn’t hold back during an earnings call Thursday morning when analysts asked questions about the status of Energy Transfer Equity’s proposed merger with Williams and new problems with the deal that have come up during the past quarter. One of those obstacles has been over tax issues that allegedly threaten the merger. Law firm Latham & Watkins LLP has told Energy Transfer that, under current conditions, it wouldn’t be able to deliver a tax opinion that Energy Transfer and Williams need to complete their transaction. The law firm recently told Energy Transfer that it wouldn’t be able to deliver that so-called 721 Opinion but Williams has said that it disagrees with the law firm’s position. Williams has proposed two possible solutions to the tax issue that ETE says it does not agree with.

  • Oklahoma homicide rate grows by more than 35 percent

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 47 min ago

    Oklahoma's homicide rate rose by more than 35 percent between 2014 and 2015, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

  • Can you imagine a world without Budweiser?

    The Conversation | Published: Fri, May 6, 2016

    udweiser, the so-called King of Beers, may be on its last kegs. It may seem odd to picture the demise of the flagship brand of the world’s largest beer company. But Anheuser-Busch – the U.S.-based unit of AB InBev – is following in the footsteps that led to the irrelevance of a host of other once-dominant companies –  Eastman Kodak ,  Woolworth’s Department Stores ,  Bethlehem Steel  and  Blockbuster Video , to name a few. While AB InBev  shareholders are cheering  each move to boost short-term profitability by snapping up other companies –  including the US$110 billion takeover  of rival SABMiller – CEO Carlos Brito may be unwittingly digging Anheuser-Busch’s grave by ignoring long-term trends. How could the rational pursuit of profits and growth through acquisition mean the beginning of the end for Anheuser-Busch? This, we would argue, is a case of  disruption theory  in action. And the disruptors are the growing ranks of craft brewers that are collectively changing the industry and beer consumption habits as consumers  increasingly shun Anheuser-Busch and its products  – the disrupted – for beers made locally and with a wider variety of higher-quality ingredients. It’s something we’ve witnessed firsthand, in our own research and through an online community called  Crafting A Strategy  that two of us set up to share knowledge in the beer industry.

  • NFL: Sterling Shepard signs with Giants for $5.94 million

    Associated Press | Published: Fri, May 6, 2016

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants have signed their top two draft picks. The Giants announced Friday that Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple and Oklahoma receiver Sterling Shepard were signed along with UCLA running back Paul Perkins and South Carolina tight end Jerrel Adams. Apple was taken in the first round, Shepard in the second, Perkins in the fifth and Adams in the sixth. All four players signed four-year contracts. Apple received $15.1 million, or an average of $3.78 million annually. Shepard got $5.94 million, or $1.48 million annually. Perkins will earn an average of $648,934, while Adams will get an average of $620,714 annually.

  • What Your Body-Shape Trajectory Says About Your Health

    By JESSE SINGAL, New York Magazine | Published: Fri, May 6, 2016

    It’s taking researchers a while to untangle all the ways body mass, lifestyle choices, diet, and health outcomes interact. It’s a really complicated subject and one without any clear answers. But now we have a new hint suggesting that the trajectory of someone’s body shape may be an important factor to consider — not just whether they are, at a given moment, above a “healthy” weight.

  • OU football: Running back Alex Ross will transfer from Oklahoma

    By Ryan Aber | Updated: 1 hr ago

    It could make a difference on special teams, where Ross has been a strong kick returner for the Sooners the last two seasons.

  • Pictures Of The Week Photo Gallery

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    American reality show star Kim Kardashian West, left, sits in a classic convertible car with her husband, Kanye West, and her sister Kourtney Mary Kardashian, right, in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

  • Pictures Of The Week Photo Gallery

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    A birds fly close to a worker cutting grass on the top of an ancient wall of the old city in Pamplona, northern Spain, Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

  • High school tennis: Norman North's Jabrzemski sisters reach Saturday's semifinals

    By Scott Wright | Published: Fri, May 6, 2016

    The sisters paired up as a doubles team, and have been terrorizing just about anyone who steps in on the opposite side of the net.

  • Sports on TV: Tuning in for Saturday, May 7

    Compiled By: Todd Schoenthaler Staff Writer tschoenthaler@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, May 6, 2016

    SATURDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL; 7 p.m.; Oklahoma City at Colorado Springs; KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL; Noon; Texas at Detroit; FS1 (Cox 67) Noon; L.A. Dodgers at Toronto; KTOK-AM 1000 1 p.m.; Pittsburgh at St. Louis; FSPLUS (Cox 68)/Cox 703 3 p.m.; Washington at Chicago Cubs; FS1 (Cox 67) 3 p.m.; Kansas City at Cleveland; Cox 77 6 p.m.; Minnesota at Chicago White Sox; MLBN (Cox 264) 9 p.m.; New York Mets at San Diego; MLBN (Cox 264) NBA; 4 p.m.; Toronto at Miami; ESPN (Cox 29) 7:30 p.m.; Golden State at Portland; KOCO-5 (Cox 8) NHL; Noon; St. Louis at Dallas; KFOR-4 (Cox 4) 6:15 p.m.; Pittsburgh at Washington; KFOR-4 (Cox 4) 9

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Spurs

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 2 hr ago

    The Thunder can take a 2-1 series lead with a win in Game 3 tonight. Follow live coverage all night with our Thunder coverage team and more from around the web.

  • Britain London Mayor

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Sadiq Khan, Labour Party candidate, arrives on the podium to hear the results of the London mayoral elections, at City Hall in London, Saturday, May 7, 2016.

  • Former 'American Idol' contestant dies in Friday morning crash on I-240

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Former "American Idol" contestant Rickey E. Smith, of Oklahoma City, was killed after his vehicle was hit head-on by a driver going the wrong way along Interstate 240.

  • Judge's order reopens questions about what Paterno knew when

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new legal document that claims a boy told Joe Paterno in 1976 that Jerry Sandusky had molested him has dropped like a bombshell and reignited debate about what the Penn State coach knew about his longtime assistant decades before his arrest. Details of the testimony remain hidden inside a sealed deposition in Penn State's court fight with the Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association Insurance Company. Paterno family members immediately dismissed the accusation, and even an attorney for victims of Sandusky cautioned that he did not know of irrefutable evidence supporting the claim.

  • A STROKE OF GENIUS: Polish native has become the best whitewater kayaker in the U.S.

    By Ed Godfrey | Updated: 3 hr ago

    He will be competing in the U.S. Olympic Trials in Canoe/Kayak slalom Saturday and Sunday on the new Riversports Rapid course in the Oklahoma City Boathouse District.