• Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signs $7.1 billion budget bill, says she's 'proud'

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation Monday authorizing a $7.1 billion state budget for the 2016 fiscal year, which begins July 1.

  • 22 Transgender People Who Influenced American Culture

    Published: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    TIME's cover story, the Transgender Tipping Point, chronicles the increased visibility of trans people in American society and the nation's evolving understanding of gender. Here are some of the notable trans people who have left a mark on popular culture.

  • Meet America’s new breakout female comedians

    Published: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    There has never been a more exciting time for women in comedy than right now. The battles for better roles and better jokes still exist, but with the help of the Amy Schumers, Chelsea Perettis and Desiree Akhavans of the industry, they are becoming easier to win. Not only are these comedians fearless in their writing, using their humour to oppose both their position in the industry (see Schumer’s poignant sketch about ageing Hollywood women) and society, but they're cleverly mocking everything from celebrity culture to frat boys. Such is the force at which these women are taking over that gender is fast becoming a dated label in comedy, as jokes about being a woman continue to celebrate instead of criticise. What you know them from: Their grossly funny web series Broad City grew into a fully-formed TV show for Comedy Central, with a third season in the pipeline. Bridesmaids (2011) director Paul Feig picked up their first big-screen project this month. Why we think they’re funny: Whereas the women in Bridesmaids or Girls are made to be pitied for their terrible jobs, apartments and/or relationships, Jacobson and Glazer are unapologetic, defiantly taking the blows that life deals them in a fug of weed smoke and silliness. What you know them from: Wrote, directed and starred in her debut film Appropriate Behaviour, and appeared in season four of Girls as Hannah’s prickly coursemate.

  • UPDATED: OHP shows portion of video; names of troopers released in fatal shooting

    Published: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    Nehemiah Fischer, who troopers say was armed with a gun, was killed by gunfire. Brandon Fischer was booked into the Okmulgee County jail on complaints of assaulting an officer and public intoxication. Oklahoma State's Sept. 12 date with Central Arkansas could be the first time Mason Rudolph plays a real game in Boone Pickens Stadium. The Golden Hurricane and Sooners will kick off at 11 a.m. on Sept. 19. The Tampa Bay Lightning earned a spot in this year's Stanley Cup Finals, which means Amalie Arena had a last-minute booking to accommodate the matches. That forced arena officials to boot Brooks, who was scheduled for three shows there June 5-6. The site, which employed over 200 people at one point before the downturn in crude oil prices, has been in place since the mid-1950s.

  • Oklahoma City police release name of man who died in custody

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    A man died Wednesday in Oklahoma City after he was subdued by people at a motorcycle trail and arrested. Witnesses told police he was breaking into vehicles.

  • Police identify man found shot to death in south Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Police are investigating a homicide in south Oklahoma City. A 33-year-old man was shot at SW 28 and S Robinson Avenue.

  • Woman injured by gunfire in north Oklahoma City has died

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Montyana Richardson, 21, of Oklahoma City, died Friday after being shot earlier in the week, police reported Monday.

  • Kristin Chenoweth wins Drama Desk Award for outstanding actress in a musical; Kelli O'Hara's 'The King and I' wins outstanding revival of a musical

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    The 60th annual Drama Desk Awards for excellence in Broadway and off Broadway shows were handed out Sunday in New York, and it gave another possible clue as to how the Tony Awards will be turn out in a few days. Broken Arrow native Kristin Chenoweth won the Drama Desk for outstanding actress in a […]

  • Nevada GOP governor secures unlikely win with tax increase

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Republican governor, Brian Sandoval, secured an unlikely victory Monday when the conservative state Legislature approved a huge tax increase at his urging as part of a plan to boost education spending. The $1.1 billion package raises taxes on businesses and cigarettes, and it makes permanent a $500 million bundle of temporary payroll and sales taxes. Sandoval's win comes on the last day of the legislative session, and the proposal's fate had been in doubt until late Sunday when several skeptical Republicans in the state Assembly pledged support. The plan had faced vocal resistance for months, led by anti-tax conservatives emboldened by election victories in November that increased the

  • Instagram's flyest female afros

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Black hair -- in all of its complexities -- is beautiful. When we see women wearing Afros on Instagram, our fingers can't move fast enough to double tap. Whether worn as a symbol of black pride or as an alternative to relaxers and other hair straightening methods, 'fros are an identifiable part of the unique personal style of ladies like blogger Afroista, writer Elise R. Peterson and Huffington Post's own senior fashion editor Julee Wilson. Inspired by the way these ladies 'fro out, we asked HuffPost Lifestyle's Instagram community to send us their #flyestfro photos. Check out some of spectacular images below, plus tips on how these women maintain their natural hair.

  • Shatner to travel across US on three-wheeled motorcycle

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — William Shatner will boldly travel across the U.S. on a three-wheeled motorcycle. The "Star Trek" star announced plans Monday for the cross-country mission to promote his custom trike and raise awareness about the American Legion. "I am taking another step into the unknown," the 84-year-old actor said in a statement. Shatner partnered with motorcycle builder American Wrench to create the Rivet motorcycle. The Aurora, Illinois-based company said the silver studded bike is inspired by the B-17 bomber. The eight-day journey will launch June 23 outside Chicago and make stops in St. Louis; Kansas City, Missouri; Oklahoma City; Amarillo, Texas; Albuquerque; Flagstaff, Arizona; and Las Vegas before

  • Best Friends Missing From Rocklahoma

    Published: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    For eight days now, the family and friends of Cody Parrick and Benjamin Baber have desperately tried to piece together the mystery of what happened on the evening of May 22nd, 2015. The two best friends, both 20, had planned to attend all three days of the Rocklahoma music festival near Pryor, Oklahoma. They arrived for the first night of shows, but only Cody's pass was scanned. No one has seen or heard from the young men since that night. "I just want my baby back," Donna Berryman, Ben Baber's mother, told NBC affiliate KJRH. "If anybody sees him, I want my baby back. I don't care how it is. I want to see him again." According to police, Cody and Ben were planning on driving back and forth from the event instead of camping out. They were last seen driving a silver 2005 Pontiac Montana with license plate number B8E23. The vehicle also has not been located. Police say there have been several rumors circulating on social media about the men's disappearance. They ask that anyone with any information call them instead of posting it online.

  • Apache Corp. closing Tulsa regional office

    BY ROD WALTON, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    Houston-based oil and gas producer Apache Corp., which has maintained a robust presence in Tulsa for six decades, announced Monday morning that it is closing that office which employs 160 people. The Tulsa regional office is shutting down permanently as part of a company-wide restructuring. New CEO John Christmann, who came in earlier this  year, has completed a full review of operations and decided that the firm needed to consolidate from seven regional offices to three. The Tulsa office oversaw Apache drilling in the Anadarko Basin of western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. The site, which employed over 200 people at one point before the downturn in crude oil prices, has been in place since the mid-1950s. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Washington Monument closed again after another power failure

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service says the Washington Monument is temporarily closed again after another power failure. The agency announced Monday that the monument was closed Monday morning after the elevator lost power around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Mike Litterst, a spokesman for the park service, said in an email Monday afternoon that the monument will remain closed until at least Thursday. He says technicians are repairing a mechanical alignment issue with the elevator, which may have been caused by the repeated shutting down of the elevator last week. Officials say no one was on board when it lost power, and rangers escorted one visitor from the observation level to the ground by the stairs.

  • Jimmy Nielsen looks back at Oklahoma City Energy FC's win over Austin

    Chris Brannick | Published: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    Energy FC took three points at home on Sunday and moved into fourth place in the United Soccer League's Western Conference after a 1-0 win against the Austin Aztex

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Tuesday, June 2-Wednesday, June 3

    Published: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    TUESDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m.; Sacramento at OKC; KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m.; Chi. Cubs at Miami; MLBN (Cox 264) 7 p.m.; C. White Sox at Texas; FSOK (Cox 37)/KEBC-AM 1560 7 p.m.; Milwaukee at St. Louis; FSPLUS (Cox 68)/Cox 703 7:30 p.m.; L.A. Dodgers at Colorado; KTOK-AM 1000 9 p.m.; N.Y. Mets at San Diego; MLBN (Cox 264) COLLEGE SOFTBALL 7 p.m.; Florida vs. Michigan; ESPN (Cox 29) MEN’S GOLF 9:30 a.m.; NCAA Championship; GOLF (Cox 60) 2:30 p.m.; NCAA Championship; GOLF (Cox 60) MEN’S SOCCER 4 p.m.; Cuba vs. N.Y. Cosmos; ESPN2 (Cox 28) FIFA U-20 SOCCER 11 p.m.; Mexico vs. Uruguay; FS1 (Cox 67) 2 a.m.,

  • Another Sheriff's Office official placed on administrative leave

    BY JARREL WADE, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    The Tulsa County Sheriff's office has placed a fourth top official on administrative leave in the aftermath of a controversy related to the April 2 death of Eric Harris. Tulsa County Sheriff's Capt. Billy McKelvey was placed on administrative leave Monday, pending an internal investigation into "personnel issues," Sheriff Stanley Glanz said. "We're doing an internal affairs investigation on him, like we did on Maj. Shannon Clark," Glanz said. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Tropical Storm Blanca expected to become hurricane Tuesday

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Two storms are churning in the Eastern Pacific but neither is expected to make landfall. Blanca, the second named storm of the season, was centered about 340 miles (545 kilometers) south-southwest of Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Monday evening. It has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph) and has been meandering for the past few hours. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says no coastal warnings or watches are in effect, but the storm is expected to gain strength and become a hurricane Tuesday. Forecasters call it a slow-moving storm. Meanwhile, Hurricane Andres continued to weaken on Monday evening. It is about 875 miles (1,405 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of Baja California.

  • Ship carrying more than 400 people sinks in China's Yangtze River, rescue work under way

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Ship carrying more than 400 people sinks in China's Yangtze River, rescue work under way.

  • Richard Mize: Price Tower, UN World Heritage site?

    Richard Mize | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Price Tower in Bartlesville — Oklahoma’s “Prairie Skyscraper” — has been nominated as a United Nations World Heritage site. Price Tower is the iconic, lone skyscraper — 19 stories — built to a design by Frank Lloyd Wright, in 1956. The Classen apartment tower at 2200 N Classen in Oklahoma City was built as a […]