• Indonesia: Air search for missing AirAsia jet suspended for night; some boats still looking

    Updated: 19 min ago

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia: Air search for missing AirAsia jet suspended for night; some boats still looking.

  • Jet carrying 162 lost over stormy Indonesian waters

    Updated: 30 min ago

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A massive sea search was underway for an AirAsia plane that disappeared Sunday while flying from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board through airspace possibly thick with dense storm clouds, strong winds and lightning, officials said. More than 12 hours later, shocked family members huddled at the Surabaya airport from where the Airbus A320 had taken off, awaiting any news of the jetliner, operated by an airline whose parent company is based in Malaysia. It is the third incident involving Malaysia this year following two of the worst aviation tragedies that hit Malaysia Airlines — in March Flight 370 disappeared with 239 people and in July Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 29

  • Kessler leads No. 24 USC to 45-42 win over Huskers

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — It wasn't until Nelson Agholor knocked down a desperation pass by Nebraska's Tommy Armstrong Jr. inside the 10 that Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian could exhale and celebrate. After blowing most of an 18-point, third-quarter lead, the No. 24 Trojans beat No 25 Nebraska 45-42 in a wild Holiday Bowl on Saturday night. "Nelson made a heck of a play to go attack the football," first-year coach Sarkisian said. "You can only get burned so many times, I guess. Let's just get the ball on the ground. And that's kind of what I was hoping for." Cody Kessler completed 23 of 39 passes for 321 yards and three touchdowns for USC (9-4), which was playing Nebraska (9-4) in a bowl game for the first time.

  • Cheyenne-area resident Sage Kimzey is on top of bull-riding world

    By Ed Godfrey, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Dec 28, 2014

    Sage Kimzey, 20, of Cheyenne, became the world champion at the National Finals Rodeo in just his rookie season at age 20.

  • Oil plunge, evolving Oklahoma City skyline top business stories in 2014

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Sun, Dec 28, 2014

    Earthquakes, dropping energy prices, rattle Oklahomans in 2014 while downtown Oklahoma City grows.

  • Pony rider at Oklahoma City's Remington Park finds larger sense of purpose in life with horses

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer ∙ jcosgrove@opubco.com | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Laura Daily, an accomplished barrel racer and a pony rider at Oklahoma City’s Remington Park, said she lives today with a larger sense of purpose after losing her mother and her memories of her mother in an 1979 accident.

  • Devils replace DeBoer with 3-headed coaching staff

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils replaced the fired Pete DeBoer with a three-headed coaching staff and didn't fare any better in the first game of the unique experiment. Former Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates, ex-Devils assistant and star defenseman Scott Stevens and general manager Lou Lamoriello are splitting duties on the bench. Oates will handle the forwards and Stevens will oversee the defense, Lamoriello said at a news conference before Saturday's morning skate. Hours later, the Devils (12-18-7) took on the Rangers in New York and lost 3-1. "I still see positives," Lamoriello said after his club's latest loss Saturday night. "We're taking this a game at a time. You have to be optimistic or you shou

  • Person fatally shot in southwest Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Dec 27, 2014

    A person was found fatally shot Saturday in southwest Oklahoma City, police said.

  • California man suspected of vandalizing Islamic center

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of vandalizing the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno on Christmas day, causing investigators at first to suspect a hate crime, police said Saturday. But relatives of the 28-year-old suspect, Asif Mohammad Khan, came public to say that schizophrenia — and not hatred — led to the unfortunate incident. "It is a case of mental illness," said his sister, Samia Khan. "There's no question about that." Asif Mohammad Khan has been booked into jail on charges including felony vandalism for more than $10,000 in damage done Thursday to the Islamic Cultural Center and a nearby medical office.

  • Penn State tops Boston College 31-30 in OT in Pinstripe Bowl

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — At Yankee Stadium, Sam Ficken was Penn State's captain in the clutch. Ficken used Derek Jeter's old locker, then showed No. 2 must have left behind some postseason kismet. He booted a walk-off winner deep into Monument Park, kicking the extra point in overtime that Boston College could not to give the Nittany Lions a 31-30 win in the Pinstripe Bowl on Saturday night. Christian Hackenberg hit Kyle Carter for a 10-yard touchdown pass that set up Ficken's automatic kick that sent the Nittany Lions dancing on top of the Yankees' dugout. "I couldn't have asked for a better ending for my career," Ficken said.

  • TV: AirAsia plane with 162 on board reported missing on the way from Indonesia to Singapore

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — TV: AirAsia plane with 162 on board reported missing on the way from Indonesia to Singapore.

  • School bans 'I Can't Breathe' T-shirts at tournament

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A high school basketball tournament on the Northern California coast has become the latest flashpoint in the ongoing protests over police killings of unarmed black men after a school was disinvited because of concerns its players would wear T-shirts printed with the words "I Can't Breathe" during warmups. The athletic director at Fort Bragg High School informed his counterpart at Mendocino High School this week that neither the boys nor girls team would be allowed to participate in the three-day tournament hosted by Fort Bragg High starting Monday, Mendocino Unified School District Superintendent Jason Morse said.

  • Three die after separate wrecks in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Vickie Blevins, 61, of Healdton, Jeanne Ellis, 67, of Chickasha, and James Wagner, 55, of Collinsville, died after separate wrecks on Oklahoma roads, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • NYC officer mourned at funeral as tensions linger

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of police officers from across the nation packed a church and spilled onto streets Saturday to honor Officer Rafael Ramos as a devoted family man, aspiring chaplain and hero, though an air of unrest surrounding his ambush shooting was not completely pushed aside. While mourners inside the church applauded politely as Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke, hundreds of officers outside turned their backs on him to protest what they see as his support for demonstrators angry over killings by police. The rush of officers far and wide to New York for Ramos' funeral reminded some of the bond after the Sept. 11 attacks and Superstorm Sandy. Vice President Joe Biden promised that the "incredibly diverse city can and

  • Protester in St. Louis area charged with arson

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — A protester who advocated for peaceful demonstrations in Ferguson was charged Saturday with setting fire to a convenience store in a neighboring suburb. A St. Louis County jail official said Joshua Williams, 19, of St. Louis, was being held on $30,000 bond. He is charged with arson, second-degree burglary and stealing less than $500. Williams, who was frequently quoted and photographed protesting Michael Brown's death, is accused of using lighter fluid to set multiple fires inside and outside a QuikTrip in Berkeley. Court records said Williams confessed in a videotaped interview, and that his actions were captured by surveillance video and by news media.

  • Jefferson leads No. 2 UConn women over SMU 96-45

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn's Geno Auriemma moved to the top of another list on Saturday. The Huskies 96-45 win over SMU gave the Hall of Fame coach a career record of 888-134, and a winning percentage of 86.888. That's the best in women's college basketball history, surpassing former Louisiana Tech Coach Leon Barmore, who finished his career his career with a winning percentage of 86.878 and a record of 576-87. "But if we lose Monday night, then I'm back to No. 2, and I'm king for a day," Auriemma joked. UConn point guard Moriah Jefferson broke out of a three-game slump with a career-high 24 points to lead the Huskies (9-1) in the teams' American Athletic Conference opener.

  • John Paul II gunman lays flowers at Vatican tomb

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Turkish gunman who shot and wounded John Paul II in 1981 laid white flowers Saturday on the saint's tomb in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican officials said. The surprise visit by Mehmet Ali Agca, believed to be his first time in the Vatican since the assassination attempt, lasted a few minutes, a Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Ciro Benedettini, said. As with other flowers left by visitors to the tomb, the blossoms were later removed by basilica workers. Benedettini said there are no legal matters pending against Agca in the Vatican and he was free to visit. Agca's trip came on the 31st anniversary of his meeting with the pope. John Paul, who forgave his attacker, visited Agca in a Rome prison on Dec.

  • US mission in Havana to become embassy amid thaw

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    HAVANA (AP) — A half-century after Washington severed relations with Cuba, the United States' seven-story mission looms over Havana's seaside Malecon boulevard as the largest diplomatic outpost in the country. Cuban guards stand at close intervals on the street outside, and islanders line up by the thousands each year for a shot at a coveted visa. The gleaming U.S. Interests Section suddenly is poised to become an even more important presence in Cuba as the two countries negotiate the first phase of their historic detente — transforming the complex into a full embassy that would reflect the Obama administration's hopes of new influence on the communist island. Roberta Jacobson, assistant U.S.

  • Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment came when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin. For Chung Eun-yong, it was the killings of his two children during the Korean War. Brady took up a personal campaign for increased gun control after surviving a head wound when a man tried unsuccessfully to kill President Ronald Reagan, for whom Brady was press secretary. Chung began a years-long quest for justice, which eventually prompted the U.S. Army to acknowledge having killed civilian refugees at No Gun Ri. Brady and Chung, who died within days of each other in August, are among the notables who left the world in 2014.

  • Outgoing Oklahoma state schools Superintendent Janet Barresi reflects on challenges of leading Education Department

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Oklahoma’s outgoing state schools Superintendent Janet Barresi said her reforms will continue to strengthen public education in the state.