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  • OU football: Police release 911 call in alleged Joe Mixon assault investigation

    Ryan Aber | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    In a three-minute call to 911, a Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe employee describes the early Friday incident that has Oklahoma freshman football player Joe Mixon under investigation for alleged assault. “Some girl just got clocked in the face,” the caller said after giving the location and address. The unidentified caller repeatedly mentioned the presence of a […]

  • London's iconic Gherkin building put up for sale

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — One of London's most recognizable office buildings has been put up for sale. The Norman Foster-designed tower, nicknamed The Gherkin for its distinctive pickle-like shape, is expected to generate interest all over the globe. Accountancy firm Deloitte LLP was appointed receiver of the skyscraper this year after one of the building's owners, Germany's Immobilien AG, went into bankruptcy protection. IVG and Evans Randall bought the tower in early 2007 for 600 million pounds from insurer Swiss Re, a record at the time for a building in London's financial district, known as the City. The 40-story office currently has 20 tenants, including Swiss Re, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP and ION Trading.

  • Surprise! New NSync album drops today

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Surprise, there's a new 'N Sync album out today. It's such a surprise, in fact, it was even news to… the group?! On Monday night, Lance Bass took to the '90s boy band's official Twitter account to announce that, unbeknownst to the fellas — also including Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, JC Chasez, and, of course, Justin Timberlake — the record, "The Essential," is dropping Tuesday, according to Yahoo Music. The other members of the group, which went on a "temporary" hiatus back in 2002 when Timberlake went solo and never reunited, have yet to comment about the release of the album.

  • Batman or Superman: Who's tougher?

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    A select few got to see the new "Batman v Superman" trailer at Comic-Con and were asked who looked tougher: Ben Affleck as Batman or Henry Cavill as Superman? What do you think?

  • Corning donates $1.8M in parts for space telescope

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Corning Inc. has donated $1.8 million in high-tech components for a telescope a private group wants to launch into space. The not-for-profit BoldlyGo Institute wants to put its ASTRO-1 telescope in orbit by the mid-2020s. The group says obtaining the components for a roughly 6-foot telescope primary mirror marks a major step toward the ambitious goal. The institute says the space telescope would be used to study planets orbiting nearby stars, as well as the Milky Way and other galaxies. The components donated by the Corning, New York-based specialty glass maker had been intended for a NASA program that was canceled. The institute was formed this year to privately raise funds to increase the v

  • Upstage Theatre performs 'Children of Eden' at Edmond park

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Upstage Theatre will perform “Children of Eden” Thursday through Saturday at the J.L. Mitch Park Amphitheater in Edmond.

  • Jay Leno returns to NBC -- for now

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno will return to NBC this week to mentor comedians on “Last Comic Standing," according to Yahoo TV. As the five final comics face off Thursday, Leno will provide counsel on the ins and out of stand-up. Host J.B. Smoove introduces Leno to the comics by telling them they're about to meet “one of the funniest comedians in the world.”

  • Pilot snaps at air traffic controller while approaching wrong taxiway

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    A Delta Air Lines pilot was caught on tape losing his cool when an air traffic controller told him his plane was approaching the wrong taxiway, according to Good Morning America. “Hey, you know what, we'll taxi out there anyway we want when you tell us to. I don't like your attitude,” the unidentified pilot said to the controller on Friday after being told he rolled the plane onto the wrong taxiway at Atlanta's Hartfield International Airport. The Charlotte-bound plane was on taxiway L, which controllers call Lima, instead of taxiway M, which they call Mike.

  • Social media follow mysterious 'Woman in Black'

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    A quiet woman wearing a flowing, black dress and mysteriously strolling along busy highways in parts of the U.S. Southeast and Midwest has the curious wondering who she is and spurred a social media site to document her trek, according to Reuters. She has been dubbed the "Woman in Black," by TV stations, police and followers on the Web, including those on a Facebook page where she has been tracked on a nearly 500-mile journey with a black bag and walking stick in hand that has taken her from Ranger, Georgia, to Athens, Ohio, since July 18. "If you meet this woman, please, offer her a drink, a meal, whatever it may be you feel she needs. Be hospitable. Be kind," said a post on the Facebook page, which has 19,000 followers.

  • Police investigate singer's prank gone wrong

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Australian police are reportedly investigating a photo of officers handcuffing Lily Allen at Gold Coast Airport in Queensland, according to Yahoo Music. In a prank gone wrong, Allen, who had been touring Down Under, asked officers who were escorting her through the airport to slap on a pair of cuffs while she posed on her knees for a photograph. After the image appeared on Instagram, the singer was confronted by police upon her arrival at Sunday’s Splendour in the Grass festival, where she was set to perform, according to the New Zealand Herald. "At her request members involved placed open handcuffs for a photo opportunity," an Australian Federal Police spokesman told the Herald. "It appears the members involved were caught in the moment and standard protocol were breached. It is subject to internal processes."

  • Humpback whales come within 150 feet of shore

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Still photographs are often more compelling than video because they capture a single moment in time. The stunning image in this post, captured Sunday by Kate Cummings near Moss Landing in California’s Monterey Bay, is a prime example: The humpback whale has just lunged upward to capture a mouthful of anchovies and is about to sink back down. A woman on the beach takes a photo while her dog seems surprised by the sudden appearance of this gigantic creature, according to GrindTV.com.

  • Girl's smartphone burns up in her bed

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Charging our devices as we sleep feels like a harmless routine. For one young Samsung smartphone owner, however, that habit almost turned heated, according to Yahoo Tech. Last week, a 13-year-old North Texas girl plugged her Samsung Galaxy S4 in for its nightly juice-up before hitting the sack, only to be awoken by the smell of something burning hours later. When she got up and searched around for the source of the stench, she realized that she had wedged her charging phone under her pillow. And not only was the backside of the pillow scorched, but the phone was fried into an unrecognizable slab of plastic and melted components.

  • VIDEO: Dog Faints With Joy When Reunited With Owner

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    A 9-year-old schnauzer so excited to be reunited with her owner after two years that she fainted with joy has become a viral star, according to Good Morning America. The dog, Casey, is seen in a YouTube video uploaded by her owners barking with sheer joy at the sight of Rebecca Svetina, who was returning to her family’s Pennsylvania home for the first time in two years. “She doesn’t bark, she squeaks just like a continuous squeak,” Miha Svetina, Rebecca’s husband, told ABC affiliate WTAE.

  • Guam police seek public's input in man's homicide

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam police are seeking the public's help for information in the homicide of a 62-year-old man. Nick Tolentino was found dead in his hair salon on Sunday. The Guam medical examiner's office says the cause of death was multiple stab wounds. Pacific Daily News (http://is.gd/znSg3k) reports Tolentino was last seen alive by associates between 3 and 4 p.m. Saturday. Tolentino was the owner of the Hair Plus by Nick salon in Tamuning.

  • Hamas demands for cease-fire and Israel's concerns

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Hamas rulers have presented a list of demands to stop their fire on Israel in the Gaza war. Israel has said it doesn't want to reward Hamas for its rocket campaign, but has other reasons to oppose the demands — mostly based on security. Here's a look at Hamas' list of demands and why Israel is unlikely to accept many of them: ___ END OF THE ISRAELI OFFENSIVE Hamas is demanding an "immediate cessation" to Israel's war against it in Gaza, which has hit thousands of Hamas sites, according to the Israeli military.

  • Myanmar information and health ministers step down

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's ministers for information and health have been allowed to retire, state television reported Tuesday, in the country's second Cabinet reshuffle in two months. The evening news read a statement signed by President Thein Sein announcing the resignations of Information Minister Aung Kyi and Health Minister Pe Thet Khin. An official explanation that a minister is permitted to retire is generally taken to mean a resignation under pressure. No reason was given for the resignations. No replacements were announced. Aung Kyi was part of the military group that continues to dominate the country's administration even after elections brought a nominally civilian government to power in 2011.

  • Lavrov and Kerry talk about Cold war-era arms deal

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Foreign Ministry says the chief diplomats from Russia and the United States have discussed the situation in Ukraine and the fulfillment of a Cold War-era arms control deal that the U.S. has accused Russia of violating. It said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the issue of compliance with the 1987 Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in a phone call Tuesday. The U.S. accused Russia Monday of violating the treaty by testing a new ground-launched cruise missile. The Russian Foreign Ministry didn't comment on the accusations. Washington's complaints come as the EU and the U.S. prepare new sanctions against Russia over its support for insurge

  • Anti-Semitic graffiti appears in Rome amid turmoil

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ROME (AP) — Rome's mayor has denounced anti-Semitic graffiti and swastikas that have appeared across Rome and ordered them removed. Some of the graffiti referred to the escalating violence in Gaza and included taunts such as "Jews, the end is near." Mayor Ignazio Marino offered his solidarity with Rome's Jewish community and said the graffiti, which appeared near Jewish-owned businesses, was an "offense to all Romans." Jewish leaders, meanwhile, urged Rome police to find those responsible and punish them. The head of Rome's Jewish Community, Riccardo Pacifici, said "Rome cannot become like Paris where Jews are assaulted, synagogues are surrounded and where wearing the yarmulke is a concrete danger.

  • Hillary Clinton asked if she has 'millions,' responds, 'yes, yes, indeed!'

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

      Potential Democratic 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton , who stumbled at the opening of her recent book tour by saying she and her husband Bill Clinton were “dead broke” upon leaving the White House in 2000, refused to put an exact number on her worth in an new interview, the Washington Examiner reports. Talking shop with Fusion's America with Jorge Ramos, she fudged her wealth that has been pegged at about $80 million . Asked about her net worth in the interview airing today, she said that it is “within a range, yeah.” When Ramos then said “but millions,” Clinton responded, “Yes, yes indeed!”

  • Report: More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The release of carbon dioxide into the air from power plant smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says. Ocean water becomes more acidic when it absorbs carbon dioxide released by human sources, such as the burning of fossil fuels. Increased ocean acidification could harm important Alaska commercial and subsistence fisheries and communities that rely heavily on them, according to the new research aimed at spurring discussion on how to address the changes. The research, led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, was to be published Tuesday in the online journal Progress in Oceanography.