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  • Tsarnaev sister arrested in New York City; threatened victim with bomb

    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    The Boston Globe reports a sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was arrested in New York on Wednesday after allegedly threatening a woman in a domestic harassment case, saying, “I have people that can go over there and put a bomb on you.” Ailina Tsarnaev of North Bergen, N.J., was arrested at a police station in New York City Wednesday afternoon, charged with one count of aggravated harassment. She was released with a summons to return to a criminal court in Manhattan on Sept. 3, said police Lieutenant John Grimpel. Grimpel said the victim of Ailina Tsarnaev’s alleged threat has a child with the father of one of Tsarnaev’s children. Grimpel did not elaborate on the nature of the dispute.

  • 'Sopranos' Creator Says His Quotes About Tony's Fate Were 'Misconstrued'

    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    UPDATE: A rep for "Sopranos" creator David Chase has released a statement claiming that Vox "misconstrued" what was said during their interview, says the Huffington Post: A journalist for Vox misconstrued what David Chase said in their interview. To simply quote David as saying,“ Tony Soprano is not dead,” is inaccurate. There is a much larger context for that statement and as such, it is not true. As David Chase has said numerous times on the record, “Whether Tony Soprano is alive or dead is not the point.” To continue to search for this answer is fruitless. The final scene of THE SOPRANOS raises a spiritual question that has no right or wrong answer.

  • Tom Brokaw, execs fuming over NBC chief's remark

    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    NBC News president Deborah Turness had to apologize after infuriating top execs and talent by announcing the network news organization had been asleep for 15 years, says Page Six. Turness, who came to the job from Britain’s ITV News one year ago, dropped the tactless clanger in a New York Times interview on Sunday , saying, “NBC News hadn’t kept up with the times in all sorts of ways, for maybe 15 years . . . I think the organization had gone to sleep.” Sources tell us Tom Brokaw , managing editor and anchor of NBC’s “Nightly News” from 1982 until 2004, Turness’ predecessor Steve Capus (NBC News president from 2005 to 2013 and now executive producer of “CBS Evening News”) and CNN chief Jeff Zucker “are apoplectic” over Turness’ remark.

  • Diane Sawyer Says Goodbye To 'World News'

    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    ABC's Diane Sawyer ended her tenure as anchor of "World News" on Wednesday, marking another milestone in a long and iconic career in TV news, says the Huffington Post. In a warm goodbye, Sawyer thanked her viewers and said she felt privileged about her time sitting in the anchor chair. "It has been wonderful to be the home port for the brave and brilliant forces of ABC News around the world and to feel every single night you and I were in a conversation about the day together. Sometimes, as we know, there have been tough stories but you always made it clear, like me, you believed that better will come, that the future is one of possibility," she said. "With gratitude for these years, I thank you and I'll see you right back here on ABC News very soon."

  • FBI investigates JPMorgan hack attack

    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO – JPMorgan Chase and at least four other financial institutions were hacked recently in a series of coordinated attacks, a federal law enforcement official told USA TODAY. The source, who was not authorized to comment publicly, said investigators believe Russian hackers were the source of the attacks. What is less clear is whether the attacks were prompted by U.S. sanctions against the Russian government. The sophisticated cyberattack resulted in the loss of sensitive data, Bloomberg.com said, citing security experts.

  • The One With the 'Friends' Reunion on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    The women of “Friends” – Jennifer Aniston , Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox – appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live" Wednesday, reprising their roles from the beloved sitcom in a fan fiction skit, says ABC News. Kimmel played opposite the show's stars as a lecherous “Ross,” the lovelorn paleontologist depicted on the sitcom by David Schwimmer . The segment opened with Ross and Rachel (Aniston) sitting at a set modeled after Monica’s apartment from the show.

  • Life After Ice Buckets: ALS Group Faces $94 Million Challenge

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    The ALS Association has raised more than $94 million in recent weeks via its online ice bucket challenge — compared with $2.7 million this time last year. Now what?

  • Jalen Saunders had to be physicially restrained during seizure

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Jets rookie wide receiver Jalen Saunders had to be physically restrained by three Florham Park officers during a seizure that occurred on Aug. 15, according to documents obtained by NJ.com. "Subject suffered a medical event . . . and needed to be restrained for his safety," each of the three officers wrote in their respective use of force reports. The former OU receiver has been medically cleared to play after missing the last two preseason games. He participated in practice this week, and Jets coach Rex Ryan said Saunders is expected to get plenty of playing time on Thursday against the Philadelphia Eagles.

  • Kansas City's Oklahoma Joe's restaurant taking state out of name

    BY JERRY WOFFORD, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    The popular Oklahoma Joe's Bar-B-Que in Kansas City will lose Oklahoma in its name by the end of the year. The Kansas City Star reported Wednesday that the new name will be Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que. Co-owner Jeff Stehney told the newspaper the change will happen by the end of the year. “It’s not a knock on Oklahoma or the Oklahoma name,” Stehney told the Star. “We are super proud of our Oklahoma beginnings. But it has been 17 years that it has been one hundred percent Kansas City owned. This will better represent the city as one of the top — I think it’s the best — barbecue destinations.” Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Former prison warden present at botched execution in Arizona hired by OK DOC

    BY ZIVA BRANSTETTER and CARY ASPINWALL, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Oklahoma's Department of Corrections has hired the former warden of an Arizona prison where a lengthy botched execution occurred last month, records show. Lance Hetmer has been hired as special assistant to DOC Director Robert Patton, a newly created position. Hetmer was the warden at Arizona’s Florence Prison complex. On July 23, the Florence prison was the site of the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, which took nearly two hours while the inmate snorted and gasped for breath, witnesses said. Records show Wood was injected 15 times with an experimental combination of drugs, including midazolam. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Multimillionaire CEO Caught On Tape Kicking Puppy (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    The multimillionaire CEO of a Connecticut-based sports catering company has been caught on camera allegedly abusing his friend’s dog. Last week, the Global News obtained surveillance footage from an elevator in a Vancouver building that appears to show a man dragging a Doberman puppy by its leash and kicking the animal several times.

  • Kevin Durant-Under Armour-Nike: The latest in the KD shoe saga

    erik horne | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Kevin Durant is a free agent and he has a decision to make. Not about where he's going to play (that's not until 2016). Under Armour and Nike are currently in a tug-of-war for Durant's services. Reports surfaced last week that Roc Nation, which represents Durant, informed Nike that it had an offer on the table from Under Armour worth between $265-285 million over 10 years. Nike has the right to match any offer, but Durant can still choose Nike even if its offer comes in lower than Under Armour's. Numerous reports cited Wednesday as the deadline day for Nike to make a decision. Well, Wednesday came and people started talking. Durant's gone off to Under Armour for 10 years, $325 million. Under Armour has signed Durant for 10 years, $285 million. Nothing has been confirmed. Nothing has been announced. ESPN's Darren Rovell says Nike still has time to match Under Armour. Stay tuned.

  • Did Tony Die in The Sopranos Finale? David Chase Finally Clears Up the Mystery

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    The Sopranos has been celebrated for its ambiguous series finale, which left the fate of mob boss Tony Soprano unknown.  But now creator David Chase has taken all of the mystery out of the revolutionary episode.

  • 8 rights of pregnant women at work

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Women still get fired simply because they're pregnant. In the last fiscal year, government agencies received 5,370 charges alleging pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. The most common complaint? Employers fired them because they became pregnant.

  • GIANT Wasps' Nest Discovered On Woman's Guest Bed

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    These guests had to go. Protected from head to toe like "someone going to the Moon," an exterminator on Sunday removed a three-foot wasps' nest from a guest room bed in Winchester, England.

  • Report: Clippers to pay Doc Rivers $10M per year

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers has agreed to a contract extension through the end of the 2018-19 season, with multiple reports saying he will be paid in excess of $10 million annually. Rivers has two years remaining on the three-year, $21 million deal he signed with the Clippers last year after coming from the Boston Celtics.

  • OU No. 4, Florida State No. 1 in first Amway Fan Poll

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Fans think the Sooners will be one of the Final Four in the College Football Playoff. At least for now. In the first-ever preseason Amway Fan Poll, the University of Oklahoma was voted No. 4. The fan poll, which is conducted weekly, gives fans a chance to vote on which teams they think should be in the College Football Playoff after each week's Amway Coaches Poll has been released. Defending national champion Florida State was voted No. 1 with the fans, garnering 248 first-place votes, while Alabama ranked second (127). Oregon was third in the ranking. OU had more first-place votes (45) than Oregon (38), but fewer total points. In the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, FSU and Alabama are 1-2, while OU and Oregon are third and fourth, respectively.

  • Thunder No. 2 in SI's Western Conference Power Rankings

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    It's the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the top of the Western Conference again. Sports Illustrated released its offseason power rankings, and last season's Western Conference finalists are 1-2 in the West. From Ben Golliver: "2. Oklahoma City Thunder: The franchise's first championship of the Oklahoma City era is within reach if it can simply avoid the bad luck that piled up throughout last season. A career year from Kevin Durant, who surpassed James in both the MVP race and Player Efficiency Rating, carried the team through Russell Westbrook's multiple absences, but it wasn't enough to make up for Serge Ibaka's devastating calf injury that limited him during the conference finals. Still, it took a vintage performance from Duncan to slay the Thunder in six games, and Oklahoma City can take heart knowing that it posted a 6-2 record against San Antonio last season when Ibaka played."

  • OSU basketball: The stripped-down beauty of Eddie Sutton Court

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Oklahoma State Athletics employee  Jordan Smith is a regular tweeter of the latest going-ons in OSU, particularly when it comes to facility upgrades and changes. He tweeeted out the above shot from inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. It's a neat look at a bare Eddie Sutton Court before being painted with a new design.

  • Police Officer Accused Of Letting Dog Urinate On Michael Brown Memorial In Ferguson

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    For the past few weeks, the spot where Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson has had a steady stream of visitors and mourners, many of whom leave mementos such as flowers, stuffed animals and signs. Just blocks from West Florissant Avenue, which became known for large protests and clashes with police, this memorial site has been an area of calm and remembrance.