• 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.

  • Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email Account at State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence be retained as part of the agency’s record, the New York Times reports. Mrs. Clinton did not have a government email address during her four-year tenure at the State Department. Her aides took no actions to have her personal emails preserved on department servers at the time, as required by the Federal Records Act.

  • Treadmill performance predicts risk of death, researchers say

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Cardiologists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have devised a formula that estimates an individual’s risk of dying based on their ability to exercise on a treadmill, Fox News reports. In a new study published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers analyzed data from 58,000 heart stress tests and created an algorithm to gauge mortality risk over a decade based solely on treadmill exercise performance. While exercise-based risk scoring systems for short-term mortality exist, they are only used for patients with established heart disease or overt signs of cardiovascular trouble. This new algorithm, the FIT Treadmill Score, is applicable to anyone.

  • New report: Millennials are reversing the urban 'donut'

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    USA Today says the long-standing urban-suburban divide in education, income, race and other characteristics is being turned on its head as college-educated Millennials crowd into U.S. cities, new research shows. Putting urban neighborhoods under a microscope, a University of Virginia researcher has concluded that the traditional urban "donut" pattern — a ring of thriving suburbs surrounding a decaying city center — is being replaced by a new pattern: a thriving urban core surrounded by a ring of suburbs with older housing, older residents and more poverty.

  • Randy Krehbiel: Sen. James Lankford puzzled by president's immigration remark

    BY RANDY KREHBIEL, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    U.S. Sen. James Lankford says he's puzzled by a little-noticed remark last week by President Barack Obama. Lankford has asked the White House to clarify Obama's statement that "there will be consequences" for federal immigration workers who do not follow administration priorities for the identification of deporting of undocumented immigrants. "This puts federal employees in an awkward position," Lankford said Monday night by telephone. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • James Harden suspended 1 game for kicking LeBron James in the groin

    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Houston Rockets guard James Harden has been suspended one game without pay by the NBA for kicking Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James in the groin in their game Sunday. Harden and James were fighting for the ball above the top of the three-point line when Harden went down to the floor around the 2:08 mark of the third quarter. Harden then extended his left leg into James' groin as James was standing over him. Harden was assessed a Flagrant Foul 1 for the incident. The foul has been upgraded to a Flagrant Foul 2 upon league office review. Houston won the game 105-103.

  • WPX Energy cutting its workforce by 83 positions systemwide, including 44 in Tulsa

    BY LAURIE WINSLOW, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    WPX Energy is cutting its companywide workforce by 83 employees, including 44 in Tulsa. The latest moves for the energy company, however, actually could result in an overall net gain for Tulsa, officials said. The cuts affect approximately 8 percent of its staff. The company also is consolidating most of its regional office employees in Denver with personnel at the company’s Tulsa headquarters, WPX reported Monday. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Rep. Sally Kern's bill to protect 'gay conversion' therapy evokes controversy

    BY DYLAN GOFORTH, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Sally Kern is used to being portrayed as a villain. The Republican state representative from Oklahoma City has, in the past, asked if blacks in the state had a higher than usual incarceration rate “because they don’t want to study as hard in school,” has said that women don’t work as hard as men, and has on multiple occasions said that homosexuality is a bigger threat to America than terrorism. So, she said, it’s no surprise that her latest foray into lawmaking — House Bill 1598, which ensures therapy seeking to convert someone from gay to straight remains legal — has been met with backlash. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Tulsa police seek man accused to exposing himself, touching 9-year-old girl at Wal-Mart

    BY DYLAN GOFORTH, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Tulsa police are seeking the identity of a man who allegedly exposed himself to and touched a young girl at an area Wal-Mart last month. A release from the Tulsa Police Department's Sex Crimes unit said the man, whose image was capture by a store security camera, allegedly touched the 9-year-old girl just after 11 p.m. on Feb. 14 at the Wal-Mart at 207 S. Memorial Drive. The man, described as being Hispanic and between 20-35 years old, with short black hair, allegedly touched the girl and exposed himself inside the store's toy department. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Forbes richest list: See the Oklahomans that made it

    BY JOHN STANCAVAGE, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    The world's richest person got richer in the past year, while Oklahoma's two wealthiest individuals slipped a bit. Forbes said Monday that Bill Gates's net worth rose to $79.2 billion in 2015 from $76 billion last year. That put him at the top of the magazine's list of the world's billionaires for the second consecutive year. The co-founder of Microsoft Corp. has topped the list for 16 of the last 21 years. Okahoma's wealthiest individual was Harold Hamm, leader of Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources, who fell from No. 29 last year to No. 96 as his net worth decreased from $14.6 billion to $12.2 billion. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Tulsa's movie theaters have changed dramatically in 20 years and are set to change again

    BY MICHAEL SMITH, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    The summer of 1997 was just six months ahead of the opening of the AMC Southroads 20-screen theater, and Tulsa’s theaters included the Park Lane Twin, Fox 4, Fontana 6 and Annex 7. Little more than a year later, those theaters were gone, and in the fall of 1998, theaters at Eastland Mall and outside of Woodland Hills Mall were slowly moving toward closing as the theater-building rage continued. While Tulsa Promenade’s theater expanded to become a 12-screen “Palace,” new megaplexes were built like the Cinemark “Tulsa” in southeast Tulsa and the Starworld 20, constructed so far south that its Tulsa location was just across the street from Bixby’s city limits. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Complaint: Tulsa oral surgeon pulls wrong teeth, operates under influence of medications

    BY SHANNON MUCHMORE, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    A Tulsa oral surgeon has surrendered his license after being found to have operated while under the influence of medications, including extracting the wrong teeth and operating on the wrong side of the mouth. Dr. Gary Dean Burnidge, 75, has sold his practice at 6565 S. Yale Ave. after voluntarily surrendering his license to the Oklahoma State Board of Dentistry in January. The board began investigating after an internal complaint filed in October. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • OSU football: Spring football game time set

    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Oklahoma State announced that its spring football game will be played at 1 p.m. on April 18. Admission will be free to the game at Boone Pickens Stadium. The Cowboys will begin spring practice on March 9. More from NewsOK : Big 12 spring practice start and spring game dates

  • Fox News forced to backtrack again over Bill O'Reilly's reporting claims

    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Channel admits O’Reilly did not witness bombings in Northern Ireland or murders in El Salvador in wake of questions over TV host’s reporting experiences.