• Live Coverage: OU vs. Iowa State

    staff reports | Updated: 9 min ago

  • LA police chief: Man killed on Skid Row reached for gun

    Updated: 25 min ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a "brutal" videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man had grabbed his gun, the Los Angeles police chief said Monday. Video showed the man reaching toward the officer's waistband, Chief Charlie Beck said. The officer's gun was found partly cocked and jammed with a bullet in the chamber and another in the ejection port, indicating a struggle for the weapon. "You can hear the young officer who was primarily engaged in the confrontation saying that 'He has my gun. He has my gun,'" Beck said. "He says it several times, with conviction." Then three other officers opened fire.

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Tuesday, March 3-Wednesday, March 4

    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    TUESDAY BOYS BASKETBALL 6:30 p.m., Norman North Regional, www.normansports.tv MLB SPRING TRAINING Noon, Pittsburgh vs. Toronto, MLBN (Cox 264) NHL 6:30 p.m., Buffalo at Tampa Bay, NBCSN (Cox 251) 7:30 p.m., N.Y. Islanders at Dallas, FSOK (Cox 37) MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m., Iowa at Indiana, ESPN (Cox 29) 6 p.m., N. Carolina at Georgia Tech, ESPNU (Cox 253) 6 p.m., Mississippi at Alabama, SECN (Cox 275) 6 p.m., Georgetown at Butler, FS1 (Cox 67) 6 p.m., Rhode Island at Dayton, CBSS (Cox 249) 8 p.m., Auburn at Missouri, SECN (Cox 275) 8 p.m., Kentucky at Georgia, ESPN (Cox 29) 8 p.m., Texas A&M at Florida, ESPNU (Cox 253) 8 p.m.

  • Boehner leaves open possible vote on Dem-backed DHS bill

    Updated: 29 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility Monday that the House might pass long-term funding for the Homeland Security Department without immigration provisions attached, as Republican options dwindled for avoiding a capitulation to the White House and Democrats. Boehner declined to say over the weekend if he would permit a vote on the Senate-passed measure, and his spokesman similarly sidestepped the question Monday. Officials in both parties predict it would pass, and end the recurring threat of a partial agency shutdown. Democrats said they believe the House eventually will vote on the stand-alone spending measure, which conservatives oppose and President Barack Obama is eager to sign. "I would hop

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 38 min ago

    JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Ga. woman nearing execution: State parole board lets stand a decision denying her clemency.

  • WPX Energy cutting its workforce by 83 positions systemwide, including 44 in Tulsa

    BY LAURIE WINSLOW, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    WPX Energy is cutting its companywide workforce by 83 employees, including 44 in Tulsa. The latest moves for the energy company, however, actually could result in an overall net gain for Tulsa, officials said. The cuts affect approximately 8 percent of its staff. The company also is consolidating most of its regional office employees in Denver with personnel at the company’s Tulsa headquarters, WPX reported Monday. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • A look at your federal tax subsidy for health insurance

    Chris Casteel | Updated: 49 min ago

    With the U.S. Supreme Court set to hear arguments on Wednesday in the case involving federal subsidies for health insurance, it might be a good time to look at the subsidies most people get for health insurance. Many people probably aren’t aware that they receive a major tax subsidy from the federal government related to […]

  • $4.8M in gold bars stolen in armored truck heist on highway

    Updated: 53 min ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Shortly after dusk along a lonely stretch of Interstate 95, armed robbers hijacked an armored truck, tied up the two guards and disappeared into the night with 275 pounds of gold bars. The guards working for Transvalue Inc. of Miami reported pulling off to the side of the interstate about 6:30 p.m. Sunday after their vehicle began having mechanical problems in eastern North Carolina, according to the Wilson County Sheriff's Office. The guards told police they were surprised by three armed men driving a white van who ordered the guards to lie on the ground, tied their hands behind their backs and then marched them into nearby woods. The robbers then helped themselves to barrels filled with about $4

  • Cleveland leaders apologize over blaming boy for own death

    Updated: 57 min ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's mayor apologized on Monday after the city's lawyers suggested in court documents that a 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun when he was shot by police died as a result of his own actions. Mayor Frank Jackson said the city's response to a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of Tamir Rice's family was poorly worded and offensive. "We used words and we phrased things in such a way that was very insensitive," the mayor said. The court documents filed late last week by the city said Tamir's injuries and the subsequent complaints for damages stemmed from his actions and failure "to exercise due care to avoid injury.

  • Body found Sunday in northwest Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    The name of a man who was found dead Sunday in northwest Oklahoma City has not yet been released.

  • Well-liked photo teacher found dead in California classroom

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PLACENTIA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say the Southern California teacher who committed suicide by hanging in her classroom was a well-liked 31-year-old photography instructor. Placentia (pluh-SEN'-shuh) police Lt. Eric Point says Jillian Jacobson, of Anaheim, was found in full cardiac arrest Monday morning. Several students at El Dorado High School found the classroom door locked and thought Jacobson was late. Point says they went next door to get another teacher, who returned with them and opened the door. Jacobson was found hanging from the ceiling. Paramedics performed CPR but she was pronounced dead. Assistant Superintendent Kevin Lee, with Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, says classes were dis

  • BRONCHO premieres new video for 'NC-17'

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    NPR today premiered Oklahoma punk-rockers BRONCHO’s new video for “NC-17,” and if you’ve ever suspected that the band is contributing to the delinquency of a minor, the video might provide you with proof. Directed by George Salisbury of OKC’s Delo Creative, the video uses fuzzy VHS and blurred and pixelated footage to great effect. “The […]

  • Woman with slain Putin critic says she didn't see his killer

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — The 23-year-old Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted Monday their last dinner in a chic Red Square restaurant and their walk onto a nearby bridge — but said she did not see the gunman who pulled the trigger. The emotional account by Anna Duritskaya came amid a swirl of speculation about who was responsible for the high-profile assassination and what it means for Russia. While state-run and Kremlin-controlled media focused on a theory that the killing was a provocation aimed at staining President Vladimir Putin, his critics are holding the Russian leader responsible for creating an atmosphere that encouraged the crime by fanning nationalist, anti-Western senti

  • Federal judge blocks Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban was thrown into question Monday alongside those in three other nearby states that are set for a hearing together before a federal appeals court. U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Bataillon struck down Nebraska's constitutional amendment, triggering a quick appeal by the state attorney general's office. The appeal could place the case before the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which will hear similar cases out of Arkansas, Missouri and South Dakota. The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska sued the state in November on behalf of seven same-sex couples challenging the ban, which had passed with the approval of 70 percent of voters in 2000.

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Talking spring football, the quarterback battle and men's hoops

    Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Welcome to the home of “The Non-Fiction Writers,” NewsOK.com’s OU football podcast from beat writers Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber. The podcast’s name is a nod to legendary former OU football coach Barry Switzer, who has famously referred to reporters as “fiction writers.” You can click on the link below to listen and download the […]

  • Netanyahu assails Iran deal, touts US-Israel ties

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to lower tensions, Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday, but the Israeli leader still claimed that President Barack Obama did not — and could not — understand his nation's vital security concerns. "American leaders worry about the security of their country," Netanyahu said as he opened a controversial trip to Washington. "Israeli leaders worry about the survival of their country." Netanyahu's remarks to a friendly crowd at a pro-Israel lobby's annual conference amounted to a warm-up act for his address to Congress Tuesday, an appearance orchestrated by Obama's political opponents and aimed squarely at undermining the White House's hig

  • Next Google Maps adventure: Soaring through Amazon jungle

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it's like to zip through trees in the Amazon jungle. The images released Monday are the latest addition to the diverse collection of photos supplementing Google's widely used digital maps. The maps' "Street View" option mostly provides panoramic views of cities and neighborhoods photographed by car-mounted cameras, but Google also has found creative ways to depict exotic locations where there are no roads. In its latest foray into the wilderness, Google teamed up with environmental protection group Amazonas Sustainable Foundation, or FAS, to explore a remote part of an Amazon rainforest in Brazil. Google Inc.

  • Veteran Democratic Sen. Mikulski won't seek re-election

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a tough and dogged daughter of working class Baltimore who rose to become the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress, said she had one question as she weighed seeking a sixth term: "Do I spend my time raising money, or do I spend my time raising hell?" The 78-year-old Maryland Democrat, who led the powerful Appropriations Committee, announced Monday that she'd decided on the latter approach and would not seek re-election next year when her fifth term ends. "I don't want to spend my time campaigning for me," she said at a news conference in Fells Point, the now-trendy waterfront neighborhood where her parents had a grocery store and her immigrant grandparents ran a bakery.

  • Rep. Sally Kern's bill to protect 'gay conversion' therapy evokes controversy

    BY DYLAN GOFORTH, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Sally Kern is used to being portrayed as a villain. The Republican state representative from Oklahoma City has, in the past, asked if blacks in the state had a higher than usual incarceration rate “because they don’t want to study as hard in school,” has said that women don’t work as hard as men, and has on multiple occasions said that homosexuality is a bigger threat to America than terrorism. So, she said, it’s no surprise that her latest foray into lawmaking — House Bill 1598, which ensures therapy seeking to convert someone from gay to straight remains legal — has been met with backlash. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Tulsa police seek man accused to exposing himself, touching 9-year-old girl at Wal-Mart

    BY DYLAN GOFORTH, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Tulsa police are seeking the identity of a man who allegedly exposed himself to and touched a young girl at an area Wal-Mart last month. A release from the Tulsa Police Department's Sex Crimes unit said the man, whose image was capture by a store security camera, allegedly touched the 9-year-old girl just after 11 p.m. on Feb. 14 at the Wal-Mart at 207 S. Memorial Drive. The man, described as being Hispanic and between 20-35 years old, with short black hair, allegedly touched the girl and exposed himself inside the store's toy department. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .