• 10 must-read quotes by famous Oklahomans

    Richard Hall | Updated: Mon, Oct 5, 2015

    Believe it or not, Oklahoma is the birthplace to many people who have gone on to become celebrities and whose names are recognized worldwide. Whether a political activist, a musician, an actor or an author, these Oklahomans have left their mark on the rock we call Earth. Here are 10 must-read things said by famous Oklahomans. [pagebreak] No. 10 - Chelsea Manning Better known as Bradly, Chelsea Manning, of Crescent, Okla., made worldwide news when it was revealed the she had provided top secret military information

  • Oklahoma expo offers awareness walk, Braille garden

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    An awareness walk, historical displays and a stroll through a Braille garden will be featured during the annual Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services Expo 2015, set for Oct. 16 in Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma food news and notes

    By Dave Cathey Food Editor dcathey@oklahoman.com | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Oklahoma food news and notes

  • Foundation hosts event to help families spay and neuter pets

    By Tina Mosetis For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    The Oklahoma Animal Care Foundation will hold its PAWSitive Steps 5k, Dog Walk and Dog Costume Contest on Oct. 17. Proceeds will go to the state’s Pet Overpopulation Program, which grants financial assistance to low-income pet owners for spay/neuter procedures.

  • Reinventing the ABC’s of VZD’s restaurant in Oklahoma City

    By Dave Cathey Food Editor dcathey@oklahoman.com | Updated: 8 hr ago

    New owners of VZD's in Oklahoma City plan to carry on traditions and make their own mark on the venerable neighborhood bar and restaurant.

  • Elephants' baths are more than a wash for Oklahoma City firefighters

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    Oklahoma City firefighters helped bathe elephants from the Carson & Barnes Circus. The sessions provided a fun setting for firefighters to interact with the public.


    By Melba Lovelace For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    Melba's Swap Shop include more ice cream recipes from the Oklahoma State Fair.

  • Oklahoma City-area achievers

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area achievers

  • Proposed NFL stadium in St. Louis secures naming rights deal

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The proposed riverfront stadium in St. Louis has a naming rights deal worth $158 million that hinges on the city having an NFL team when the facility opens. National Car Rental has reached a 20-year agreement with the St. Louis Regional Sports Authority for what will become "National Car Rental Field," officials with the stadium task force and National told The Associated Press on Tuesday. But the stadium is no sure thing and wouldn't open until 2019 at the earliest. The company, a unit of St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, will pay $6.5 million in the first year, with a 2 percent annual inflation escalator every year after that. The agreement calls for interior and exterior signage.

  • School prayer at sporting events legal, Oklahoma AG says

    By Nolan Clay Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Updated: 4 hr ago

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association doesn't have to follow the AG's opinion, which says the group is too broad in its interpretation of Supreme Court rulings on prayer.

  • Judge tosses conviction in NYC tourist killing; man freed

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — After 25 years of trying to clear himself in a notorious tourist killing, Johnny Hincapie walked out of a courthouse Tuesday, his conviction overturned and his resolve intact. He faces the possibility of prosecutors appealing the decision or retrying him in the 1990 killing of Utah tourist Brian Watkins, who was stabbed to death in a subway station as he defended his parents during a mugging that helped crystallize an era of crime and fear in the nation's biggest city. But "I'll deal with that tomorrow. Right now, I just want to take one step at a time," Hincapie said after emerging, tears streaming down his cheeks, to hugs and cheers from relatives who hadn't seen him outside a jail or prison in a quarter-c

  • Harry Potter, in stores Tuesday, Oct. 6

    Ken Raymond | Updated: 7 hr ago

    A couple weeks ago, I let you know about a new illustrated version of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." The version features drawings or paintings by Jim Kay, who was handpicked by Potter creator J.K. Rowling. She had this to say in a news release: "Seeing Jim Kay's illustrations moved me profoundly. I love his interpretation of Harry Potter's world, and I feel honored and grateful he has lent his talent to it." Words are fine and all, but I just got my hands on a copy of the book, and wow, is it ever gorgeous. Kay's illustrations bring a new appreciation of Rowling's breakthrough kids' novel. Everyone who followed the adventures of Harry, Hermione, Ron and the rest will want a copy of this book, which will be

  • Chanel hosts airport show amid Paris aviation protest

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — The sky was the limit for Karl Lagerfeld, who re-created an entire airport under Paris' Grand Palais in Chanel's blockbuster aviation-themed show at Paris Fashion Week — just as violent protests by real-life aviation workers were taking place elsewhere in the capital. The show caused many a dropping jaw even among Chanel's VIP travelers, including model Cara Delevingne, singer Vanessa Paradis and tennis star Maria Sharapova — who told The Associated Press just what she thinks of fashion's current sportswear mania. Here are the highlights of Tuesday's celebrity-filled shows. ___ CHANEL AIRLINES Guests couldn't quite believe their eyes as they entered one of Lagerfeld's most ambitious fashio

  • Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond juggles new cookbook, cookware, show

    BY JESSICA RODRIGO, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    Ree Drummond has stayed busy since her last cookbook was published in 2013. But she’s not just cooking these days. The Oklahoman perhaps known best for her blog, The Pioneer Woman, splits her time between filming new episodes of her Food Network show, writing a new cookbook and releasing her new cookware line. In September her personal brand of cookware and dishware, complete with cutlery, mugs and cast iron pans adorned with butterfly knobs was released. It’s a line that expresses the same personality found on her blog. The bowls and plates have colorful palettes and various patterns from flowers to polka dots.

  • Graney, McNamee voted by fans to Hall ballot for Frick Award

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Graney, Graham McNamee and Bert Wilson have been elected by fans to join seven other candidates on the ballot for the Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in baseball broadcasting. Graney, a former player, called Cleveland games from 1932-44 and 1946-53; McNamee worked for Westinghouse (1923-25) and NBC (1926-35), including 12 World Series; Wilson did Chicago Cubs games from 1944-55, starting by broadcasting from a rooftop behind Wrigley Field's bleachers. The other finalists announced Tuesday are Harry Heilmann, Al Helfer, France Laux, Tom Manning, Rosey Rowswell, Hal Totten and Ty Tyson. The ballot for the 2016 honor includes candidates in the Broadcasting Daw

  • Feds approve exploratory drilling for Idaho molybdenum mine

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have approved a Canadian company's request to do exploratory drilling about 55 miles northeast of Boise to determine if molybdenum, copper and silver exist in sufficient quantities to go forward with an open-pit mine. The U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday its approval of Idaho CuMo Mining Corporation's plan that includes building about 10 miles of roads and up to 137 drill pads for up to 259 drill holes. Boise National Forest Supervisor Cecilia Seesholtz released the decision on a supplemental Environmental Assessment that found no significant impact with the project. The agency said the company wants to start drilling this fall within about 3,000 acres in the Boise National F

  • Woman says airline suggested pumping breast milk in pet area

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — A woman who flew from Boston to Washington says staff with United Airlines at Dulles Airport suggested she pump her breast milk in the pet-relief area. Liz Meagher Cooper is the mom of a 4-month-old. She tells WFXT-TV in Boston that after she left the plane early Monday at Washington's Dulles Airport, she asked a woman at the counter where she could pump. Cooper says the woman told her she could use the bathroom, which Cooper rejected as unsanitary. Cooper says the woman then suggested the pet relief area. A spokesman for Dulles says the airport does not have dedicated nursing areas but is working to develop such lounges.

  • Officials: Man at airport had 10 pounds of cocaine in food

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 48-year-old New Jersey man returning from Peru was stopped at Newark Liberty International Airport with 10 pounds of cocaine stuffed inside food products. U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Anthony Bucci said that William Anthony Sanchez, of Newark, was stopped on Sunday after officers found food, drinks and Oxycodone pills in his checked back. Bucci says officers then found about 10 pounds of cocaine inside of nougat cakes, bags of coffee and powdered drinks. Officials say the drugs had an estimated street value of $170,000. Sanchez faces drug smuggling charges. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney to comment on his behalf. He was being held at

  • Neiman Marcus publishes the ultimate gift catalog (its 89th)

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Out of ideas for the perfect six-figure gift? Then today (even more than most other days) is your day with the arrival of the 89th annual Neiman Marcus Christmas Book. The catalog may prove to be wistful window shopping for 99 percent of shoppers, but for the remainder, you may find just the thing you didn't know you had to have. Here's a look at some of the stocking stuffers from Neiman Marcus: WHOA ... SHRED THIS RIDE WITH KEANU REEVES Want to give the motorcycle enthusiast in your life a set of limited edition wheels and a trip down the California coast with Keanu Reeves? The Arch Motorcyle & Ride Experience can be yours for $150,000.

  • New and now: best cruises, Costa Rica, Ann Arbor, truffles

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CRUISE CRITIC PICKS FOR BEST CRUISE LINES Viking Star was named best new ship of 2015 in the ocean category of Cruise Critic's best cruise lines awards. Cruise Critic said the 930-passenger Viking Star offers a new product for cruisers with an overall design comparable to a boutique hotel and an inclusive price structure typically found on river cruises covering Wi-Fi, alcohol with lunch and dinner and a free shore excursion in every port. Cruise Critic also named Carnival Cruise Line the best value-for-money and Royal Caribbean best for families, best entertainment and best suites.