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  • News 9: Fire Burning Inside Business In SW OKC

    Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Oklahoma City firefighters are on the scene of a large fire at a business in Southwest Oklahoma City, News 9 reports. This is in the 7500 block of Southwest 29th between Council Road and MacArthur Boulevard, and the business is ...

  • OU football: Tennessee names Justin Worley starting quarterback

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    University of Tennessee head coach Butch Jones announced Thursday that Justin Worley is the Volunteers starting quarterback. Whether Worley will be the starter when Tennessee comes to Norman on Sept. 13 is another question. The Sooners and Volunteers begin their home-and-home series this season, with OU traveling to Knoxville in 2015. Worley, a 6-foot-4, 224-pound senior, led the Vols in passing in 2013 with 1,239 yards, 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He completed 55.6 percent of his passes (109-of-196). Worley hails from Rock Hill, S.C., and attended the same high school as Oklahoma State freshman quarterback Mason Rudolph.

  • WATCH: Kevin Durant in new 'The Badd35t' Foot Locker commerical

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    "This kid out there putting in work. He's the baddest player alive. He just doesn't know it." Maybe that was Kevin Durant once. In his latest "The Badd35t" commercial for Nike and Foot Locker, Kevin Durant says he was that kid. Durant tweeted out video of his latest spot on Thursday afternoon. "They say you're too skinny. Too weak. Too nice. "They said all that to me too. "Just go get a ball. Find a hoop. "Then when you're ready ... I'll be waiting."

  • Official: Second illegal immigrant wave of 30,000 coming in September, October | WashingtonExaminer.com

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    A second wave of some 30,000 unaccompanied illegal minors from violence-ravaged Central American nations is expected to swamp the U.S.-Mexico border in September and October, a crisis that could be worse than the one that has already pushed 62,000 children into the U.S., according to a top immigration group. “Right now it’s just too hard for them to cross, but we expect when it cools down a little bit in August or in September, October, we’ll see another surge again,” said Tiffany Nelms with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, a key support group handling the current crisis.

  • Robin Williams Had Been Diagnosed With Parkinson's Disease Prior To His Death

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Two days after it was revealed Robin Williams died as a result of ashpyxia, his wife, Susan Schneider, has said in a statement provided to BuzzFeed, that her husband had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. "Robin spent so much of his life helping others. Whether he was entertaining millions on stage, film or television, our troops on the frontlines, or comforting a sick child--Robin wanted us to laugh and to feel less afraid..."

  • Steve King: Racial Profiling Not A Concern Since Ferguson Protesters Are Of A 'Continental Origin'

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) claimed that racial profiling is not a concern in Ferguson, Missouri, because all of the protesters are of a "continental origin." Speaking on conservative network Newsmax TV on Wednesday , King disagreed that racial profiling played a role in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown or the targeting of those protesting his death because, King claims, everyone protesting the situation is black.

  • Big 12 releases full men's basketball conference schedule for 2014-15

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    The Big 12 released its 2014-15 men's basketball composite schedule Thursday. For the first time in conference history, nearly every Big 12 conference game will be televised nationally, with all 90 league contests slated for national or regional broadcast in 2014-15. Oklahoma State opens the Big 12 slate against Kansas State in Stillwater on Jan. 3 at either 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. (ESPNU), while OU tips off conference play at home against Baylor Jan. 3 at 3 or 5:30 p.m. (ESPN2). Dates, times and television listings are subject to change.

  • Adrian Peterson won't play in Vikings preseason game Saturday

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Will Adrian Peterson play at all this preseason? Two games down, two to go, according to Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, who said Thursday that Peterson is a no-go for preseason Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals. The Vikings won 10-6 against the Oakland Raiders  in their preseason opener without Peterson, who was resting.

  • Michael Brown Ferguson Shooting: Former NBA Star Gilbert Arenas Calls Al Sharpton an Attention Whore

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    As tensions in Ferguson continue to mount in the wake of the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, former NBA player Gilbert Arenas has spoken out against the riots and branded Civil Rights activist Al Sharpton an 'attention whore'. In a lengthy rant on Instagram, the 32-year-old athlete claimed that the real crime is not white-on- black but black-on-black, because black people always destroyed their own community with acts of violence whenever an injustice is committed.

  • WATCH: Joe Scarborough Gets SMACKED DOWN

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    This is how Joe Scarborough reacted to video of the Washington Post's Wesley Lowery being arrested by police in Ferguson, MO: "I will just say if I saw that video and my son was the one police arrested after that episode, I'd say, 'Joey, heres a clue. When the cops tell you for the thirtieth time, let's go, you know what that means, son? It means let's go. I'm sorry...I don't sit there and have a debate and film the police officer unless I want to get on TV and have people talk about me the next day."

  • Report: St. Louis County Police To Be Withdrawn From Duty After Ferguson Protests

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    The St. Louis County Police Department will no longer be involved in the policing Ferguson, Missouri, the suburban community rocked by protests after the death of an unarmed black teenager who was shot by a police officer last week.

  • Lone female fugitive on US Marshals Most-Wanted list captured

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    For five years, they pursued her, always one step behind as she used aliases and altered her appearance to elude them, CNN reports. But Janet Killough Barreto's luck ran out at a shopping mall in Portland, Oregon, where the U.S. Marshals Service caught up with her -- the lone female fugitive in their 15 Most Wanted list. "The crimes they are alleged to have committed are nothing short of horrendous and despicable," Union County, Mississippi, Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said, about Barreto and her husband. His department aided in the search because her alleged crimes took place in his jurisdiction.

  • Anonymous reveals Ferguson police officer's name

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    The online hacking group Anonymous has released the name of the man it believes to be the police officer who shot and killed unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., over the weekend. Brown's death has sparked protests in the city since his death Saturday. The city police department had refused to disclose the name of the officer, citing fears of retribution by an angry public.

  • Former Longhorns QB Vince Young takes job at University of Texas

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

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  • OU football: Eric Striker lands on College Football Top 50 Players list

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    USA Today gives us its top 50 college football players for 2014, and OU's Eric Striker is on the list. From The Big Lead's Ty Duffy: Striker made a name for himself his sophomore year, notably with three sacks and a forced fumble against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Expect Oklahoma to move him around to make plays, whether that’s as a pass rusher or a nickel back. Only one Big 12 player (Bryce Petty, No. 9) lands in the top 10. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is understandably No. 1.

  • FX's 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' to Feature World's Smallest Living Woman

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    FX's American Horror Story has admitted the world's smallest woman to its Freak Show. Showrunner Ryan Murphy announced Wednesday via Twitter that Jyoti Amge has joined the cast of the fourth season of the FX anthology series. Season four of the series, subtitled Freak Show, is set in Jupiter, Fla., in the 1950s, with Jessica Lange in the lead role. The Emmy winner will portray a German expat managing one of the last remaining freak shows in the country. Returning stars set for Freak Show include Lange, Kathy Bates , Angela Bassett ,  Frances Conroy , Sarah Paulson ,  Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe and Evan Peters.

  • Academy's Robin Williams Tweet Criticized by Suicide Prevention Group

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    A tweet from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences about Robin Williams ’ death has proven popular, but not with one suicide-prevention group. The tweet, sent out Monday at 5:56 p.m., shows the genie from the 1992 “Aladdin” with the message, “Genie, you’re free,” which is a line from the film. The item was retweeted more than 320,000 times and received a staggering 69 million impressions. However, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention worries about the subliminal message. Christine Moutier, chief medical officer at the AFSP, expressed concern about the tweet, telling the Washington Post Tuesday, “Suicide should never be presented as an option,” before adding, “(it) presents suicide in too celebratory a light.”

  • Photo Of 2-Month-Old Girl With Duct-Taped Pacifier Sparks Outrage

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Franklin County authorities are investigating after photos of a 2-month-old Columbus girl with duct-tape across her pacifier sparked outrage on social media, reports nbc4i.com. The photos were posted to Facebook Thursday, and by Friday, Franklin County Children Services was involved, interviewing the baby's grandmother, who took the photo. One of the photos shows the infant in a pan used for cooking, next to potatoes, and another shows the baby with a pacifier duct-taped to her mouth.

  • State Department approved 215 Bill Clinton speeches, controversial consulting deal, worth $48m

    Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    A joint investigation by the Washington Examiner and the nonprofit watchdog group Judicial Watch found that former President Clinton gave 215 speeches and earned $48 million while his wife presided over U.S. foreign policy, raising questions about whether the Clintons fulfilled ethics agreements related to the Clinton Foundation during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. According to documents obtained by Judicial Watch and released Wednesday in an ongoing Freedom of Information Act case, State Department officials charged with reviewing Bill Clinton's proposed speeches did not object to a single one.

  • Oklahoma minister indicted in scheme that stole nearly $1M from his nonprofit

    BY COREY JONES and MIKE AVERILL, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    A minister and former executive director of a Tulsa nonprofit organization has been indicted on three counts of wire fraud in a scheme that prosecutors say diverted nearly $1 million from a community center he founded. Willard Lenord Jones, pastor of Greater Cornerstone Baptist Church and former executive director of the Greater Cornerstone Community Center, is alleged to have used community center funds for personal expenses and luxury items that include hotel stays, restaurants, casinos, liquor and automobiles, according to the indictment. He also is accused of failing to report almost $400,000 in income on a 2011 tax form. “This case is about a man who abused his position and misappropriated funds belonging to the community center project,” U.S. Attorney Danny Williams said during a news conference Wednesday afternoon. “Mr. Jones failed to honor the trust of the community.” Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .