• Son: Michigan billionaire philanthropist, shopping mall developer A. Alfred Taubman dies

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Son: Michigan billionaire philanthropist, shopping mall developer A. Alfred Taubman dies.

  • Oklahoma City's Tax Day Baby gets college money

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 3 hr ago

    State Treasurer Ken Miller presented College Savings Plan money to Michael Robert Lauritsen, who was born on Tax Day, April 15.

  • Shaking it up

    Associated Press |
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO — Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information. The revised formula, scheduled to be released Tuesday, will favor websites that Google defines as “mobile-friendly.” Websites that don't fit the description will be demoted in Google's search results on smartphones while those meeting the criteria will be more likely to appear at the top of the rankings — a prized position that can translate into more visitors and money.

  • John Rex Charter Elementary first-graders in Oklahoma City name baby robins

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Marshmallow, Annie, Peep and Tweety hatched April 10 outside a window at the Oklahoma City school.

  • Peevish or loaded for bear — Obama gets tough on critics

    By JIM KUHNHENN | Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — Just as Congress is hitting something of a bipartisan stride on such issues as Medicare, Iran and trade, President Barack Obama and his White House team have decided to go after their Republican critics, picking fights and calling them out by name. In just the past week, the president and his spokesman have targeted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican Sens. John McCain and Charles Grassley, on topics from climate change to the Iran nuclear deal. On Friday, he used a news conference to deliver to senators a testy lecture about the delayed confirmation of attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch.

  • What we're talking about

    | Updated: 4 hr ago

    BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING VICTIM'S PARENTS: The parents of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing urge federal authorities to consider taking the death penalty off the table for the convicted bomber. GAMES — STAR WARS: BATTLEFRONT: The Force isn't merely awakening on the big screen. It's also returning to the video game realm. ESPN — McHENRY: ESPN suspends reporter Britt McHenry after a video surfaced of her insulting a towing company clerk's intelligence, job and appearance. MEHMET OZ: Dr.

  • Measles outbreak has officially ended

    By ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | Updated: 4 hr ago

    CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES — An outbreak of measles that popped up at Disneyland in late December soon spread to six other U.S. states, Mexico and Canada. Health officials suspect an infected traveler, who caught the virus overseas, visited the theme park and exposed others. The outbreak sickened 147 people in the U.S., including 131 in California, but killed no one. The California Department of Public Health on Friday declared the outbreak over after no new cases appeared in the last 42 days, or two incubation periods. HOW IT STARTED The identity of the person responsible for spreading measles at Disney theme parks in Southern

  • Sunken aircraft carrier rediscovered off California

    By PAUL ELIAS | Updated: 4 hr ago

    CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO — Scientists have rediscovered a mostly intact World War II aircraft carrier used in atomic bomb tests and then sunk at what was once a secret location off the Northern California coast decades ago. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration located and recorded video of the USS Independence as part of a mission to map an estimated 300 historic shipwrecks in the waters outside San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. Images captured by a remotely controlled miniature submarine showed the Independence sitting upright about 30 miles off the coast. A plane is visible in a hangar.

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: Dodgers continue hot start, beat Iowa Cubs

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Oklahoma City (7-2) started its first road trip of the season on a positive as Mike Bolsinger, Carlos Frias, Josh Ravin and David Aardsma combined for a strong pitching night.

  • MLB Notebook

    | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Cubs' Bryant whiffs debut Kris Bryant didn't have the best start to his major league career. Called up one day after the team ensured he can't be eligible for free agency until after the 2021 season, Bryant struck out on three pitches against James Shields in the first inning of Friday's game against San Diego. Friday is Day 13 of the season, which means Bryant could at most accumulate 171 days of major league service. Because 172 days of service count as a year, he could have been eligible for free agency after the 2020 season had he been on the big league roster earlier. Bryant finished 0 for 4 with three

  • College softball: Sooners make amends, beat Baylor

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Shelby Pendley cracked her 22nd home run of the year, and Paige Parker pitched well as the No. 5-ranked Sooners beat No. 17 Baylor 5-2 on Friday night before 1,428 fans at Marita Hynes Field.

  • Tulsa reserve deputy criticizes allegations about lack of training

    BY DYLAN GOFORTH | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    TULSA — Saying he never intended to kill Eric Harris, Tulsa County Reserve Deputy Robert Bates apologized to Harris' family Friday on NBC's “Today” show. Bates, 73, an insurance executive, then sharply criticized allegations published by the Tulsa World, which cited sources who said Bates' training records had been falsified. Bates, the chairman of Sheriff Stanley Glanz's re-election campaign in 2012, has donated tens of thousands of dollars' worth of equipment to the sheriff's office and has been described by Glanz as a close friend.

  • Oklahoma news brief for April 18

    | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Oklahoma news brief for April 18, 2015

  • Inclement weather forces elephants bound for Oklahoma City to be diverted to San Diego

    By Matt Patterson
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    The trip for two elephants from Woodland Park in Seattle to Oklahoma City Zoo was expected to take 40 hours, but storms threatened to extend that time. So the elephants will spend an undetermined amount of time in San Diego.

  • Oklahoma boards rise to meet new standards of the National Association of Realtors

    Real Estate Editor |
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    New standards mandated by the National Association of Realtors have had the Oklahoma Association of Realtors counseling local boards on how to adapt.

  • Real deals real estate transactions for April 18

    | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Real deals real estate transactions for April 18, 2015

  • Barbie shows signs of life as Mattel plans rework

    | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    NEW YORK — Things are finally looking up for Barbie. Mattel said there were some signs of improving demand for Barbie ahead of its planned June makeover, which adds more diverse skin tones, eye colors and nose shapes. The El Segundo, Calif., company also reported better-than expected financial results for the first quarter and its shares rose more than 5 percent. Mattel said late Thursday that more people were buying Barbie dolls in U.S. stores. However, Mattel said sales of the brand were down 14 percent, largely because of the stronger dollar. Shares of Mattel Inc. rose $1.48, or 5.8 percent, to finish at $26.75 on Friday. Shares are down 28 percent over 2014.

  • About space real estate notes for April 18

    | Updated: 5 hr ago

    About space real estate notes for April 18, 2015

  • Rig count falls to less than half of November levels

    By Adam Wilmoth
    Energy Editor |
    Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Less than half the drilling rigs searching for oil and natural gas throughout the country just five months ago are still in operation today.

  • Oklahoma County land sales

    | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $37 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill's Office. Major sales are those of $200,000 or more.