• Chance for afternoon showers in Oklahoma Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    There is a 30 percent chance for rain Tuesday afternoon in Oklahoma. The high temperature will be near 80 degrees in Oklahoma City.

  • The Clean Cut: Young quartet performs Katy Perry's 'Firework'

    Sarah Gambles, Deseret News | Updated: 13 hr ago

    In a video posted by the Joyous Music School, four children under the age of 8 perform "Firework" by Katy Perry.

  • Nepal an example of how social enterprise works

    John Hoffmire, Deseret News | Updated: 13 hr ago

    For hundreds of years, many societies have delegated the responsibility to care for the underprivileged to governments and charities.

  • Oklahoma woman dies in Osage County crash

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Rhoda Marie Dingman, 46, of Wynona, died Monday after a crash on an Osage County road, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Oklahoma football: Keith Ford's suspension thins depth at running back

    By Ryan Aber | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Monday, Sooners coach Bob Stoops announced that Ford was suspended from the team indefinitely for both academic and team rules violations. Ford was removed from the Sooners’ roster and seems unlikely to rejoin the team anytime soon.

  • Nation | World briefs, March 31

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Nation | World briefs, March 31

  • Correction

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SETTING IT STRAIGHT THURSDAY A photo caption mis identified members of the family of fallen Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper Nicholas Dees. Members of his family pictured viewing a portrait of the officer are, from left, Sandra Smith Rudisill, his mother-in-law, who is holding Dees' daughter Piper, 2; Brandi Dees, the widow of Nicholas Dees; daughter Claire Dees, 8; and Shelly and Mike Russell, the trooper's mother and stepfather.

  • Christian ministry leaders to present forums in metro

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Christian apologists Michael Ramsden and Stuart McAllister will present several open forums and question-and-answer sessions discussing religious intolerance, business integrity and ethics, and meaning and hope Tuesday and Wednesday in the Oklahoma City metro.

  • Leaves of absence create challenges for employers and their health plans

    | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    McAfee’s Brandon Long recommends employers have a written leave of absence policy that maps out how to comply with the myriad of laws that might be triggered by various types of leaves of absence.

  • YMCA opens its third location in downtown Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony marks the opening.

  • Tulsa Costco proposal includes 14 gas pumps

    Tulsa World |
    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    TULSA — Work has begun on Tulsa's first Costco, which will come complete with a gasoline station. The long-awaited members-only warehouse store took another step toward reality with a series of building permits approved by the city, as well as the start of earth work on the site at the northwest corner of 103rd Street and Memorial Drive. The building permits, filed last week, also confirmed the store will sell gasoline at its future location. The first permit, by far the largest of the three, is for the main building. The 443,343-square-foot facility will cost approximately $13.1 million to construct, the permit

  • Oklahoma House committee stops bill on reporting teacher misconduct

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Oklahoma Rep. Scott Biggs’ legislation aimed to ensure teachers fired for serious accusations, such as rape, can’t keep that information secret when applying to a new school district. The bill failed in a House committee after the Senate passed it.

  • Oklahoma City firefighters, city reach tentative deal on new contract

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Oklahoma City firefighters will get an across-the-board raise of slightly less than 1 percent.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for March 31

    | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for March 31, 2015

  • Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board director selected

    By Jennifer Palmer, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Van Guillotte, former Oklahoma Highway Patrol chief, was selected Monday to be the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board director.

  • Girls club in Edmond, Oklahoma, does project for Lent

    By Mary Smail, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Edmond Challenge is affiliated with St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

  • University of Oklahoma team wins law school competition

    Provided by Widener University, School of Law | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Three OU law students won the Ruby R. Vale Interschool Corporate Moot Court Competition

  • Amazon.com offers to help around the house

    By The Associated Press | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    SEATTLE — Amazon.com is introducing a referral service to help people get chores done in their homes. The recommendation system, called Amazon Home Services, marks the e-commerce company's latest move to expand beyond online shopping. It debuted Monday across the U.S. after several months of testing in New York, Los Angeles and Amazon.com's home city of Seattle. Amazon.com's move poses a potential threat to other online referral and business rating services, including Angie's List, Yelp and Thumbtack, a startup that raised $100 million last year from backers led by an investment arm of Google Inc. About 700 different services in major U.S. cities can

  • Why did 2 men dressed as women steal car, ram police SUV at NSA?

    By MEREDITH SOMERS and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    MARYLAND FORT MEADE — Two men dressed as women smashed a stolen car into a police vehicle after they disobeyed commands at the closely guarded gates of the National Security Agency on Monday, prompting police to open fire. One of the men died, the other was injured and a police officer also was taken to a hospital. Details remained unclear hours later. Initial images from the scene showed emergency workers loading the uniformed officer into an ambulance. Nearby were a dark-colored SUV and an SUV emblazoned with “NSA Police,” both heavily damaged.

  • Indiana lawmakers try to quiet uproar about latest law

    By TOM DAVIES | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    INDIANA INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence called off public appearances Monday and sports officials planned an “Indy Welcomes All” campaign ahead of this weekend's NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis as lawmakers scrambled to quiet the firestorm over a new law that has much of the country portraying Indiana as a state of intolerance. Republican legislative leaders said they are working on adding language to the religious-objections law to make it clear that the measure does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. As signed by Pence last week, the measure prohibits state laws that “substantially burden” a person's ability to follow his or her religious beliefs.