• 8 ways to develop children’s self-esteem

    8 ways to develop children’s self-esteem

    Rebecca Watson, FamilyShare | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    While no one—not even parents—can give another person self-esteem, there are a few things parents can do to help children develop healthy confidence in themselves.

  • 8 signs you’re treated the way you deserve in a relationship

    8 signs you’re treated the way you...

    Tamsyn Valentine, FamilyShare | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    You deserve happiness, and you are getting it. Sounds like a win/win situation ‘amirite?

  • The Morning Brew: Is a Silicon Valley billionaire secretly funding Hulk Hogan's sex tape lawsuits?

    Juliana Keeping | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Wednesday is here. Have some cheer. Silicon Valley billionaire secretly funding Hulk Hogan lawsuits against Gawker They make an unlikely pair.  A Silicon Valley billionaire has been secretly funding Hulk Hogan's lawsuits against Gawker, according to Forbes.  Peter Thiel is the PayPal co-founder and an early backer of Facebook, and according to anonymous sources quoted in Forbes, has been tapping his billions to bankroll Hulk Hogan's cases against Gawker media.

  • Britain Steel Workers March

    Britain Steel Workers March

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    A steelworker waves a banner during a march through Westminster in London, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Hundreds of steelworkers from across the UK marched through Westminster to keep up pressure for government help for their industry.

  • FDA Considering Pricey Implant As Treatment For Opioid Addiction

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Amid a raging opioid epidemic, many doctors and families in the U.S. have been pleading for better treatment alternatives. One option now under consideration by the Food and Drug Administration is a system of implanted rods that offer controlled release of buprenorphine — a drug already used in other forms to treat opioid addiction. Because it’s implanted in the skin, this version of the drug can’t easily be sold on the illegal market, proponents say — a key treatment advantage. The FDA is expected to decide whether to approve the device — called Probuphine — within a week.

  • Global stock markets rally on US recovery hopes

    Global stock markets rally on US recovery hopes

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets rallied Wednesday as solid U.S. data raised expectations for a strong recovery in the world's largest economy. European stocks were buoyed also by a deal to get Greece more rescue loans. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.6 percent to 6,255 while France's CAC gained 0.9 percent to 4,472. Germany's DAX advanced 1.3 percent to 10,185. Futures augured gains on Wall Street. Dow and S&P futures both rose 0.4 percent. GREECE DEAL: Greece got approval overnight to get the next batch of its bailout loans from its eurozone creditor nations. The deal removes the risk that Greece might default on its debts in coming months. The creditors also discussed how to lighten the country's d

  • Man gets 18-25 years in home invasion beating of 92-year-old

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Springfield man has been sentenced to serve up to 25 years behind bars for beating a 92-year-old man during a home invasion. Patrick Donovan was sentenced on Tuesday in Springfield after pleading guilty to more than a dozen charges, including home invasion, armed burglary, and armed assault with intent to rob a person over 60. The sentence includes a decade of probation. Prosecutors say the victim was attacked in November 2014 in his kitchen and suffered a fractured jaw, a concussion and injuries to the larynx. Donovan also threatened the victim's 82-year-old wife. Defense lawyer Nicholas Horgan had asked for a 10-year sentence, saying Donovan had multiple drug addictions at the time.

  • Memorial Day weekend travel to be affected by Oklahoma road work

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Roadways in Oklahoma will be busy during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has released a list of construction zones.

  • Flood warning issued for parts of eastern Oklahoma Wednesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    A flood warning is in effect Wednesday for three counties in eastern Oklahoma. The warning is for Okfuskee, Okmulgee and Creek counties until 3:45 p.m.

  • One person drowns when vehicle swept off flooded road in Lincoln County Wednesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 10 hr ago

    A person drowned early Wednesday in Lincoln County when a vehicle was swept off a flooded roadway just south of Davenport. Two other people who were in the vehicle survived.

  • Peter Thiel Is Said to Bankroll Hulk Hogan’s Suit Against Gawker

    Peter Thiel Is Said to Bankroll Hulk Hogan’s...

    Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    Hulk Hogan had a secret financial backer in his legal fight against Gawker Media for invasion of privacy.   Peter Thiel, a billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist, helped fund the case brought by the wrestler, Terry Gene Bollea, better known as Hulk Hogan, against Gawker, said a person briefed on the arrangement who spoke on the condition of anonymity.   Mr. Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal and one of the earliest investors in Facebook, privately agreed to help pay the expenses of Mr. Bollea’s legal team, this person said.

  • For First Time in Modern Era, Living With Parents Edges Out Other Living Arrangements for 18- to 34-Year-Olds

    For First Time in Modern Era, Living With...

    Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    Broad demographic shifts in marital status, educational attainment and employment have transformed the way young adults in the U.S. are living, and a new Pew Research Center analysis of census data highlights the implications of these changes for the most basic element of their lives – where they call home. In 2014, for the first time in more than 130 years, adults ages 18 to 34 were slightly more likely to be living in their parents’ home than they were to be living with a spouse or partner in their own household. 1 This turn of events is fueled primarily by the dramatic drop in the share of young Americans who are choosing to settle down romantically before age 35. Dating back to 1880, the most common living arrangement among young adults has been living with a romantic partner, whether a spouse or a significant other. This type of arrangement peaked around 1960, when 62% of the nation’s 18- to 34-year-olds were living with a spouse or partner in their own household, and only one-in-five were living with their parents. 2

  • Gresham-Barlow School District agrees to pay transgender teacher, add gender-neutral bathrooms after complaint

    Gresham-Barlow School District agrees to pay...

    Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    The Gresham-Barlow School District has agreed to pay $60,000 and make sweeping changes across its nearly two dozen campuses after a transgender elementary school teacher complained of more than a year of harassment from coworkers.   Leo Soell, a fifth-grade teacher at Hall Elementary School, came out as transgender last spring after surviving breast cancer.   The harassment started soon after, Soell said in a complaint submitted to district officials, and continued even after the school hosted an hourlong training on transgender issues.

  • Five observations from the Thunder's 118-94 Game 4 destruction of the Warriors

    Five observations from the Thunder\'s 118-94...

    Anthony Slater | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Here are five observations from the Thunder's 118-94 Game 4 destruction of the Warriors on Tuesday night:  1. Arms everywhere: Russell Westbrook had four steals on Tuesday night. So did Kevin Durant. But neither led the team in that category. Andre Roberson did. He had five. That's 13 of the team's 16 steals between three dudes. The Rockets led the league with 10 per game during the season. The Thunder averaged 7.4 steals per game, a bottom-10 number. But that Thunder team isn't this Thunder team in sooooooooo many ways. Among them: utilization of length. In January, this defense was inconsistent and often unenergetic. Didn't matter how long their arms were if they didn't race to the

  • Former McDonald's USA CEO: $35K Robots Cheaper Than Hiring at $15 Per Hour | Fox Business

    Former McDonald\'s USA CEO: $35K Robots Cheaper...

    Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    As fast-food workers across the country vie for $15 per hour wages, many business owners have already begun to take humans out of the picture.   “I was at the National Restaurant Show yesterday and if you look at the robotic devices that are coming into the restaurant industry -- it’s cheaper to buy a $35,000 robotic arm than it is to hire an employee who’s inefficient making $15 an hour bagging French fries -- it’s nonsense and it’s very destructive and it’s inflationary and it’s going to cause a job loss across this country like you’re not going to believe,” said former McDonald’s (MCD) USA CEO Ed Rensi during an interview on the FOX Business Network’s Mornings with Maria.   According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1.3 million people earned the current minimum wage of $7.25 per hour with about 1.7 million having wages below the federal minimum in 2014. These three million workers combined made up 3.9 percent of all hourly paid workers.

  • Most Americans Think Burgers Are Healthy

    Most Americans Think Burgers Are Healthy

    Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    A new survey reveals that 82% of Americans who eat hamburgers think that the sandwich is a good source of nutrients.   Researchers with the market research group Mintel polled 1,767 Americans who had ordered a burger from a restaurant in the last three months. 62% of the people said they love burgers—and the numbers were strong even among Millennials, the generation most likely to say that menu healthiness is important to them when they choose a restaurant. Americans’ obsession with burgers isn’t surprising, but the sandwich’s perceived healthiness is, given the fact that the World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced that processed meat is a carcinogen and red meat likely causes cancer.

  • Syria conflict: IS 'destroyed helicopters' at Russian base

    Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    New satellite imagery appears to reveal extensive damage to a strategically significant airbase in central Syria used by Russian forces after a reported attack by so-called Islamic State (IS). Four helicopters and 20 lorries were destroyed in a series of fires inside the T4 base last week, the images from intelligence company Stratfor suggest. The cause of the fires is unconfirmed. The Russian military has denied reports that it had lost helicopters at the base as a result of an IS attack.

  • Vet discovers rare condition, saves dog's life

    Vet discovers rare condition, saves dog\'s life

    Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    PORTLAND, OR -- A DoveLewis Animal Hospital visiting vet student found a tick hidden behind a dog's ear moments before she and a veterinarian were charged with putting the dog to sleep over his un-diagnosed ailment.   According to a news release from DoveLewis, the owners of 10-year-old Ollie the Sheltie noticed their dog was lethargic following a trip to eastern Oregon. They took the dog to the vet for a range of tests, but veterinarians couldn't figure out what was wrong with him. About a week after the trip, the dog was almost completely paralyzed and unable to eat or go to the bathroom on his own.   "We were at a complete loss," Al said. "What do you do in that situation? He is part of our family, and we've always tried to provide the best care we can for him."

  • Taliban bomber hits court minibus in Kabul, killing 11

    Taliban bomber hits court minibus in Kabul,...

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted a minibus carrying court employees in Kabul during morning rush hour Wednesday, killing 11 people, Afghan and UN official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. The bomber, who was on foot, detonated his explosives' vest as he walked by the vehicle in the western part of the city, said Najib Danish, the Interior Ministry's deputy spokesman. The attack came as the Taliban named a new leader following the death of their former leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan on Saturday. The casualties in Wednesday's bombing included both court workers and civilians and the explosion also wounded four people, Danish said.

  • Casino magnate Wynn envisions water paradise in dry Nevada

    Casino magnate Wynn envisions water paradise in...

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas casino magnate is proposing an extravagant water paradise in drought-stricken Nevada. The Paradise Park development proposal unveiled by Wynn Resorts in April is anchored by a 38-acre man-made lake where an 18-hole golf course now sits in Las Vegas. But skepticism about the project's environmental claims includes questions about evaporation, drought and the unethical or unnatural use of water. This comes at a time when and a place where the scarcity and preciousness of H20 has become a part of the public's conscience all across a dry and thirsty Western U.S.