• One in Five Elderly Americans Dies Broke, Survey Shows

    Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    It's the biggest financial worry for anyone saving for retirement, says NBC News: will I outlive my savings and die broke? The latest report on how many Americans die broke comes from an analysis by the Employee Benefits Research Institute based on data from the University of Michigan's Health and Retirement Study . Those who died single at 85 or older fared worse, roughly a quarter had only some equity in a house — about $83,000 on average. One in six had nothing, and one in 10 died with an average debt of about $6,000.

  • Magazine prints provocative cover with HIV+ blood-infused ink

    Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    A magazine called Vangardist is seeking to draw attention to HIV and AIDS with a provocative cover that is printed with ink containing HIV-positive blood, CBS News reports. The special edition of the magazine features stories of "HIV heroes" at a time when the editors say too many people have grown complacent about the disease. "There's been an 80 percent increase in HIV in the last 10 years -- that's according to the World Health Organization -- and that's pretty shocking," said Jason Romeyko, the Executive Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi Switzerland, who helped create the cover. "The reason why that's happening is people just aren't talking about it anymore."

  • ABC News exclusive: 'American Sniper' Widow on What He Was Like as Husband, Father

    Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    While the public has come to know former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle as the most lethal sniper in U.S history, his wife, Taya Kyle, says there was another side to him that hasn’t yet been seen. In an exclusive interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts, Taya Kyle described the intimate world she shared with her husband and their children. “There is so much more to him,” Taya Kyle told Roberts. “It was my chance to share some of that side too, ‘cause I think ... he's earned it.”

  • PEOPLE exclusive: Melissa Rivers and Son Cooper on Losing Joan: 'We Miss Her Every Day'

    Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    It's been almost eight months since Joan Rivers passed away at age 81 following complications from an endoscopic procedure, but her daughter Melissa says she's finally not counting the hours or days since. "I never let myself imagine life without her," Melissa exclusively tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "Why would I want to?" In a new memoir , The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief and Manipulation, Melissa pays tribute to her mom, recalling an upbringing that was filled with love and laughter.

  • KFOR: Charges declined against counselors of Edmond North student

    Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    EDMOND -- Charges against two counselors who investigators say interfered with their investigation of an Edmond North student who threatened to blow up his school have been declined, KFOR reports. Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater tells KFOR that he declined the charges because “their actions were appropriate considering what they knew at the point they saw the juvenile.”

  • KOCO: Four rabid skunks found so far this year in Edmond

    Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    EDMOND — Since January, says KOCO, at least four rabid skunks have been found east of I-35 in Edmond. One dog had to be euthanized after coming in contact with an infected skunk ...

  • Fishwrap: Just 2% of younger Americans trust media to 'do the right thing' | WashingtonExaminer.com

    Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    The media limps in dead last among institutions younger voters trust to "do the right thing," according to a new and massive Harvard University survey says the Washington Examiner. In the school's Institute of Politics poll of over 3,000 18-29-year-olds, a tiny 12 percent said they believe the do the right thing. A whopping 88 percent said "sometimes" or "never." Just 2 percent said they trusted the media to do the right thing "all of the time," and 39 percent said "never."

  • After Tulsa County Undersheriff Tim Albin's resignation, protesters call for Sheriff Stanley Glanz, Maj. Tom Huckeby to follow suit

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Tulsa County Undersheriff Tim Albin will vacate his post effective Friday after being implicated in a 2009 internal affairs report that alleged he allowed former reserve deputy Robert Bates to receive special treatment during his training. But Albin's departure, according to protesters who gathered again outside the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office Wednesday evening, is just one of multiple that should take place as a result of the fallout that occurred after Bates fatally shot Eric Harris April 2 after video captured Harris running from deputies during an undercover gun buy. "I don't get the opportunity to come to every one of 'em, but it lifts my spirits and puts a big smile on my face because these are the citizens of Tulsa that are crying out against this injustice," Harris' brother Andre Harris said of the numerous protests held by local activist group We The People Oklahoma. "I knew some resignations would come and some people would jump ship, but I also knew there would be a lot of people that would still be here at this point." Andre Harris was among about 100 people who marched from the Tulsa County courthouse to the sheriff's office to demand that Sheriff Stanley Glanz and Maj. Tom Huckeby resign, chanting "Glanz Gotta Go" and "No justice, no peace, no racist police" outside the facility's gate. Huckeby and Albin were accused in the report of pressuring and bullying subordinates and coworkers to sign off on training Bates never completed, and reportedly helped facilitate transfers of deputies who refused to do so. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Highest-ranking classification in TCSO reserve program suspended amid investigation

    BY JARREL WADE and COREY JONES, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    The highest-ranking classification in the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office's reserve program has been temporarily suspended as an investigation into records of its members is undertaken. Tulsa County Maj. Shannon Clark said a records audit of each reserve's training file is being conducted, resulting in the postponement of the auxiliary program's advanced status that allows reserves to patrol on their own. "Reserve deputies will still be utilized for law-enforcement purposes as long as they are partnered with a certified deputy," Clark said in a statement. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Cirque du Soleil takes flight in Tulsa next year

    BY JERRY WOFFORD, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    The latest show from Cirque du Soleil will land in the BOK Center next year, the venue announced Wednesday. Inspired by the hit epic "Avatar," "TORUK - The First Flight" is set for March 25-27, 2016, in the BOK Center. Tickets are on sale at 10 a.m. May 8. Tickets will be available at bokcenter.com , by phone at 866-7-BOKCTR or at the BOK Center box office at Third Street and Frisco Avenue. The 2009 blockbuster "Avatar" dazzled audiences with its special effects and design. TORUK hopes to do the same, bringing the audience to a world thousands of years before the film is set. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Tulsa County Commissioners awaiting investigation at Sheriff's Office before taking any action

    BY JARREL WADE and COREY JONES, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    County Commissioners said Tuesday they are waiting for an investigation to conclude before weighing in on the controversy surrounding Tulsa Sheriff Stanley Glanz and his office. The agency that would conduct an investigation, or the scope of any investigation, is unknown. However, a county official on Tuesday suggested the FBI may currently be conducting an investigation into the Sheriff’s Office. “We’ve heard that they’ve reached out and talked to some people,” said Terry Simonson, intergovernmental affairs and contract administrator for the Sheriff’s Office. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • BOK Financial nets $75 million profit on the strength of record fees and commission

    BY ROD WALTON, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Increased loan growth and a record quarter for fees and commissions drove Tulsa-based BOK Financial Corp. to $74.8 million in net income for the three months ending March 31. Overall net revenue totaled $167.7 million, down $2 million from the fourth quarter of 2014. Company CEO Steven Bradshaw also noted that the mortgage business posted its best quarter in two years and rose 31 percent above the previous three months. "The year is off to an excellent start, with continued double-digit annualized loan growth and a record quarter from our fee-generating businesses, combined with careful expense controls," Bradshaw said in the earnings report released Wednesday morning. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Atlanta TSA agent faked cancer for 5 years, took 280 paid sick days: investigators

    Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    An Atlanta TSA agent faked cancer for five years, taking nine months’ worth of paid sick days for made-up surgeries and radiation, officials said. Security officer Marc Bess was arrested for stealing public money and was fired from his tax-backed government job after the Transportation Security Administration caught on to his hoax, WSB-TV reported.

  • Report: Billy Donovan 'leaning strongly' toward taking Oklahoma City Thunder job

    Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    The Billy Donovan-to-Oklahoma City reports are gaining momentum. ESPN is quoting sources that say: -- "The job is Donovan's to lose." -- Expectations in Gainesville, Fla., where Donovan is the Florida Gators coach, are increasing that he "is good as gone." ESPN says Donovan is leaning strongly toward taking the job.

  • Billy Donovan: University of Florida source confirms Donovan in talks with Thunder

    Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    A source at at the University of Florida confirmed to The Gainesville Sun Sun columnist Pat Dooley that Florida coach Billy Donovan and the Oklahoma City Thunder are in discussions. The school is awaiting word from the veteran coach whether or not he will return to UF for his 20th season.

  • Justin Bieber headed to the runway in 'Zoolander 2'

    Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Millions of tweenage girls have testified for years that Justin Bieber is ridiculously good looking. But is he on Derek Zoolander's blue steel level? (No.) Mashable reports Ben Stiller, who is reprising his role as Zoolander for the film's long-awaited sequel, announced on Instagram that the Biebs would be joining the film's cast.

  • Rangers ban capital letters on Twitter during Capitals playoff series

    Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    The New York Rangers Twitter account is fighting the Washington Capitals the only way it can: with terrible grammar, Mashable reports. As both teams prepare for the next round of the playoffs, the Rangers took a bold stance against the Washington Capitals by banning all capital letters from their tweets during the series. Good luck coming back from this one, Washington Capitals.

  • H&M makes not-so-genius mistake on Thomas Edison quote T-shirt

    Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Big props to H&M for their touching tribute to American inventor Thmoas Eidosn, creator of the light blub, Mashable reports. In what appears to be a spellcheck gaffe, clothing retailer H&M has removed from its online store a T-shirt bearing a quote by Thomas Edison, which spells the word genius as "genious."

  • TV Host Apologizes After Congratulating Light Skin Of Biracial Teen

    Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    An Australian TV host has apologized for an on-air comment she made last month about a biracial teen's fair complexion, The Huffington Post reports. Twins Lucy and Maria Aylmer from Gloucester, U.K., first made headlines in March when the gorgeous sisters were photographed by World Wide Features. The teens, whose father is Caucasian and mother is "half-Jamaican," are twins, but their physical appearances are very different: Lucy has fair skin and red hair, while Maria has caramel skin and dark hair.

  • Source of Antarctica's eerie 'bleeding glacier' found

    Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    Antarctica’s Dry Valleys are the most arid places on Earth, but underneath their icy soils lies a vast and ancient network of salty, liquid water filled with life, a new study finds.




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