• One dead, one injured in Tulsa apartment shooting

    BY COREY JONES,Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    One man was found dead and another hospitalized Tuesday in a shooting at a Tulsa apartment complex in which the allegedly intoxicated caller didn't realize he had been shot. Police responded about 12:30 p.m. to the 600 block of East Newton Place where officers said they found a 26-year-old man dead inside the front room area in a single-story unit of a building at the Jordan Plaza Apartments. Officers said the man died of a severe beating and/or gunshot. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Blake Griffin nearing return for Clippers

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Blake Griffin has intensified his workouts since undergoing elbow surgery and could return as soon as Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Times. The former OU star is close to four weeks removed from surgery to remove a staph infection from his right elbow. If he returns Sunday, Griffin will have sat out 11 games.

  • Former OSU wrestler Johny Hendricks has a new restaurant in Texas

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Johny Hendricks has won an NCAA wrestling national championship and a UFC title. Now, he's trying to win in the kitchen. Hendricks is financially backing Big Rigg Steakhouse in Midlothian, Texas, which he opened in January. He's working with family members and even bussing tables. In the piece from the Dallas Morning News, Hendricks talks about focusing on giving back to Midlothain, the town he's settled with his wife and three daughters.

  • Texas Nurse Nina Pham Sues Dallas Hospital Over Ebola Infection

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    The first person infected with Ebola in the United States, nurse Nina Pham, sued a Texas hospital on Monday, saying it did not do enough to prevent her from contracting the deadly virus and invaded her privacy after she was diagnosed with it, Reuters reports. In the suit against Texas Health Resources (THR) in Dallas County Court, Pham claims the hospital did not initially provide nurses with proper protective equipment or properly train staff on how to treat the disease.

  • Here's When 'Orange Is The New Black' Returns

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Mark your calendars, cancel your plans and get the snacks ready: "Orange Is the New Black," "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp," the Wachowski's "Sense8," Jennette McCurdy's thriller "Between" and a handful of other new Netflix originals have premiere dates, The Huffington Post reports. Check it out: May: "Between"June 5: "Sense8"June 12: "Orange Is the New Black" Season 3June 17: "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp"

  • Edward Snowden In Talks To Return To U.S., Lawyer Says

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    A Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden said on Tuesday the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government's mass surveillance programs was working with American and German lawyers to return home, Reuters reports. Anatoly Kucherena, who has links to the Kremlin, was speaking at a news conference to present a book he has written about his client. Moscow granted Snowden asylum in 2013, straining already tense ties with Washington. "I won't keep it secret that he... wants to return back home. And we are doing everything possible now to solve this issue. There is a group of U.S. lawyers, there is also a group of German lawyers and I'm dealing with it on the Russian side."

  • DOJ Finds Ferguson Police Routinely Discriminate

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    A Justice Department investigation has found that the Ferguson Police Department discriminates against black residents and routinely violates the Constitution and federal law, an official told The Huffington Post. The results of the investigation were detailed in a meeting between Ferguson and Justice Department officials on Tuesday. A Ferguson official confirmed to The Huffington Post that city and Justice Department officials were meeting on Tuesday afternoon. The so-called “pattern or practice” investigation of the Ferguson Police Department was announced by the Justice Department in September last year, just weeks after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

  • Why You Can't Get Your Favorite Tea at Starbucks

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    If it has Oprah’s name on it, it is bound for success; but since January when Starbucks started carrying Teavana’s Oprah Chai, along with nine other flavors, many stores have not been able to keep the teas in stock. Yahoo Food reports Starbucks, which has almost 22,000 stores in 66 countries, previously blamed the shortage on problems at the ports, but now a company spokesperson is saying it is just because of the transition from their former marquis tea brand Tazo. “We are experiencing slower than usual replenishment, but we are in the process of replenishing our teas, and apologize to customers for any inconvenience,” said Alisa Martinez, a Starbucks spokesperson.

  • Hillary Clinton camp fires back over email claims

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Hillary Clinton’s spokesman says the former secretary of state did not violate federal records laws by using a personal email account when she was at the State Department, Yahoo News reports.  “Like secretaries of state before her, she used her own email account when engaging with any department officials,” Nick Merrell, Clinton’s spokesman, said in a statement Monday. “For government business, she emailed them on their department accounts, with every expectation they would be retained. When the department asked former secretaries last year for help ensuring their emails were in fact retained, we immediately said yes.” The statement comes in response to a New York Times report that Clinton did not have a government email address during her four-year tenure as secretary.

  • Hockey player traded to Wild after daughter writes to team

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    The NHL Trade Deadline can sometimes feel mechanical and cold. These are names on the transaction wire, additions to rosters. What gets lost is that these are moves that interrupt lives and affect families, Puck Daddy reports. Thanks to Jordyn Leopold, we’ve all been reminded about the human side of the trade deadline. Jordyn Leopold is the 11-year-old daughter of Jordan Leopold, a defenseman who played for theColumbus Blue Jackets this season. In January, she wrote a letter to the Minnesota Wild front office asking the team to trade for her father, a University of Minnesota product who was born in Golden Valley, Minnesota. 

  • Bill Clinton's portrait includes shadow of blue dress

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    The artist who painted the official White House portrait of President Bill Clinton says he quietly included a reference to the Monica Lewinsky scandal — and the infamous blue dress — in his painting, Yahoo News reports. “If you look at the left-hand side of it, there’s a mantel in the Oval Office,” Nelson Shanks told the Philadelphia Daily News. “I put a shadow coming into the painting, and it does two things. It actually literally represents a shadow from a blue dress I had on a mannequin, that I had there while I was painting it, but not when he was there. It is also a bit of a metaphor in that it represents a shadow on the office he held, or on him.” The revelation of Clinton’s affair with Lewinsky, a White House intern, created a firestorm in American politics and led to the president’s impeachment in 1998.

  • Where to celebrate St. Patrick's day ...

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    It may not be top of mind when you think of the Caribbean, but on many islands Saint Patrick's Day is as Caribbean as a rum punch on a sunny afternoon.

  • Weasel photographed flying on woodpecker's back

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    You have to see it to believe it. A photograph, taken by Martin Le-May, shows a small weasel on a woodpecker's back in the air,according to iTV News. USA TODAY reports the photo was taken in Hornchurch Country Park in the United Kingdom.

  • 30? Tinder expects you to pay more for new app

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    The popular dating app Tinder recently announced its premium paid version called Tinder Plus, with features including Passport and Rewind (or undo). Also, there are unlimited likes, USA TODAY reports. And here's an interesting caveat: If you are 30 or older, you'll be paying more than younger daters. In a statement to Quartz, Tinder said, "Lots of products offer differentiated price tiers by age like Spotify does for students, for example. Tinder is no different; during our testing we've learned, not surprisingly, that younger users are just as excited about TinderPlus, but are more budget constrained, and need a lower price to pull the trigger."

  • Same-sex marriage: Why people really oppose it

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Why do you oppose same-sex marriage? Indiana University sociologist Brian Powell posed this question to hundreds of people across the nation as part of a research project, The Indianapolis Star reports. He was curious to see if what people say actually matches the legal arguments being made to justify bans on same-sex marriage. The legal arguments are rooted in public policy considerations. The public responses decidedly were not.

  • Report: San Antonio, Houston among cities considering bids for College Football Playoff title games

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    At least 14 cities are considering whether to bid for the 2018, 2019 or 2020 College Football Playoff championship games, according to a report from ESPN. Of the 14, seven already have decided to bid. Atlanta; Charlotte; Jacksonville, Florida; Miami; Minneapolis and San Antonio will bid, sources told ESPN, while the Associated Press reported that Santa Clara, California, also will bid. The deadline to turn in the College Football Playoff's request for proposal for the championship games is late May. The College Football Playoff will announce which cities bid to host the games by the end of May.

  • 5 signs that Cuba is already very much open to Americans

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    The talks between Havana and Washington may be slow going, but Cuba is clearly emerging from its 1950s time capsule.

  • KOKH: Suspects in custody after string of overnight smash-and-grab burglaries

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Oklahoma City police investigating a series of smash and grab burglaries that stretch across the south side of Oklahoma City, KOKH reports. Police confirm 4 suspects, 21 year old Giovani Arrezola, 20 year old Miguel Cuellar, a 15 year old male, and a 13 year old female, are in custody for at least 10 burglaries ...

  • 'Hot Convict' Plans His Modeling Future From Prison

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    “Hot Convict” Jeremy Meeks says he’s eager to serve out his sentence and is looking ahead to starting a career in modeling and acting, ABC News reports. “I’m in a place where I will be able to provide for my family and really change my life,” Meeks told ABC News from a Nevada prison. “I never thought that everyone in the world would recognize me for my looks, so I feel extremely blessed and very thankful.”

  • Michelle Obama, daughters, to Spring Break in Japan, Cambodia

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Michelle Obama is taking her daughters on a Spring Break trip to Japan and Cambodia this month, the latest global vacation to share the world's culture with Sasha and Malia while giving the first lady a stage to promote education for girls, the Washington Examiner reports. The White House on Tuesday said the Obamas will travel to Japan and Cambodia from March 18-22. They will visit Tokyo on March 18-19, Kyoto on March 20, and Siem Reap on March 21-22.




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