• House passes resolution supporting lawsuit over federal transgender bathroom policy

    By Randy Ellis Staff Writer rellis@oklahoman.com   | Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    The state House of Representatives passed a concurrent resolution Thursday supporting Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s decision to participate in a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its student transgender restroom policy.

  • Oklahoma Senate passes bill to fully fund historic Capitol repair

    By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    The Oklahoma Senate gave final passage to a bill on Thursday that will ensure full funding for a historic project to repair and refurbish the nearly century-old state Capitol. A bill to provide the final $125 million in bonding authority for the $245 million project now goes to Gov. Mary Fallin, who is expected to sign the measure. The Capitol needs exterior work to prevent water from seeping in to the building and eroding the limestone facade. Inside, the electrical and plumbing systems need major work. Other work will be done to upgrade security, computer and heat and air conditioning systems. The cost of the project is in line with what other states have had to pay to restore Capitol buildings, and Sen.

  • Art Briles dismissed as football coach at Baylor

    Art Briles dismissed as football coach at Baylor

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Art Briles was dismissed as Baylor football coach after eight seasons with the school, according to ESPN. Players were notified of the news via text message from Briles, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy. The school will make the announcement at 11 a.m., the report said. Briles, who was hired in December 2007, went 4-8 in his first two seasons. Baylor then went 7-6 and played in its first bowl game in 16 years in 2010. Since 2011, Briles has compiled a 50-15 record, winning 10 games or more in four of the last five seasons. The Baylor football program has been embroiled in scandal in recent weeks, including allegations of violence against women by football players. The school commissioned a third-party law firm to investigate the school's handling of rampant allegations. The report is expected to be released to the public soon. Defensive coordinator Phil Bennett will take over as head coach, according to Yahoo! Sports' Pat Forde.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Jenni Carlson

    Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Jenni Carlson

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Talk OU, OSU and the Thunder with columnist Jenni Carlson in today's Power Lunch live chat at 11 a.m.

  • Correction: 20-Week Abortion Ban-Georgia story

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — In a story May 25 about a Georgia abortion law, The Associated Press reported erroneously which judge entered an order that blocked the law from taking effect. It was entered by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Doris Downs, not Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kimberly M. Esmond Adams, who later took over the case.

  • A pair of glasses were left on the floor at a museum and everyone mistook it for art

    A pair of glasses were left on the floor at a...

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Several visitors to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art this week were fooled into thinking a pair of glasses set on the floor by a 17-year-old prankster was a postmodern masterpiece.   “Upon first arrival we were quite impressed with the artwork and paintings presented in the huge facility,” TJ Khayatan told BuzzFeed. “However, some of the ‘art’ wasn’t very surprising to some of us.”   “We stumbled upon a stuffed animal on a gray blanket and questioned if this was really impressive to some of the nearby people.”

  • Some Hispanics face ridicule over support for Trump

    Some Hispanics face ridicule over support for...

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Hispanic voters in Florida, New Mexico and California have waved Mexican flags and bashed Donald Trump piñatas — clashing with police, at times — to protest the Republican presidential contender's hard line approach to immigration. Yet far from the protests, an increasingly vocal Hispanic minority is speaking out in favor of the brash billionaire. They are backing Trump even in the face of resentment and suspicion from friends and family, who are among the overwhelming majority of non-white voters opposed to the New York businessman's candidacy. "I'm not ashamed to vote for Trump.

  • WHO: Nearly 960 killed in attacks on hospitals in 2 years

    WHO: Nearly 960 killed in attacks on hospitals...

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 960 people have been killed worldwide in attacks on medical facilities in conflicts over the past two years, the World Health Organization said in a report Thursday that highlighted an alarming disrespect for the protection of health care in war by both governments and armed groups. The study by the U.N. heath agency detailed 594 attacks on hospitals and clinics in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere in 2014 and 2015 that killed 959 medics, support staff, patients and visitors and left over 1,500 injured. Most disturbingly, the report says over 60 percent of the attacks deliberately targeted the medical facilities, while 20 percent were accidental and the rest were undetermined.

  • Two arrested in connection with Sunday homicide

    Two arrested in connection with Sunday homicide

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Police arrested two people in connection with a southeast Oklahoma City homicide.

  • Meet the man who travels 350,000 miles a year

    Meet the man who travels 350,000 miles a year

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Navigating cultural mores is unnerving, keeping a routine is next to impossible. But this globe-trotting Chilean wouldn’t have it any other way. In his early-20s then, he got his first taste of the wider world. Flying abroad and living out of a suitcase was a lifestyle he could get used to.

  • Muslim mob attacked Christian homes in Egyptian province

    Muslim mob attacked Christian homes in Egyptian...

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — A Muslim mob stripped an elderly Christian woman and paraded her naked on the streets in an attack last week in which seven Christian homes were also ransacked and torched in a province south of the Egyptian capital. According to the local Orthodox Coptic church and security officials, the assault in the Minya province village of Karama on Friday began after rumors spread that the elderly woman's son had an affair with a Muslim woman — a taboo in conservative Egypt. Police have arrested six men suspected of taking part in the violence and are looking for 12 more, the security officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

  • Twitter abuse - '50% of misogynistic tweets from women'

    Twitter abuse - \'50% of misogynistic tweets...

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Half of all misogynistic tweets posted on Twitter come from women, a study suggests. Over a three-week period, think tank Demos counted the number of uses of two particular words as indicators of misogyny. It found evidence of large-scale misogyny, with 6,500 unique users targeted by 10,000 abusive tweets in the UK alone.

  • Severe weather possible for much of Oklahoma on Thursday

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 2 hr ago

    The National Weather Service is reporting an elevated risk for severe weather in northwest Oklahoma and a slight risk for the western and central parts of the state onThursday.

  • Overnight storms derail train cars, injure one in Garfield County

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 2 hr ago

    13 train cars were derailed and one person was injured Wednesday in Garfield County.

  • Officer involved in Wednesday shooting identified

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Authorities have identified the officer involved in a Wednesday fatal shooting in downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Blake Shelton and Blake Griffin to be featured in tonight's 'Red Nose Day Special' on NBC

    Blake Shelton and Blake Griffin to be featured...

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Oklahoma's two famous Blakes - country music star Blake Shelton and professional basketball star Blake Griffin - will be featured on 'The Red Nose Day Special" airing from 8 to 10 tonight on NBC. Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell and Kobe Bryant also are among the more than 65 celebrities who are coming together to have fun, raise money and change lives on  the special, airing tonight, which is Red Nose Day. The star-studded charity event, which helps raise awareness and money for kids in need here at home and around the world, will be hosted by Craig Ferguson and features comedy, music and more.

  • Britain Ancelotti Interview

    Britain Ancelotti Interview

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Carlo Ancelotti listens during an interview in London, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Carlo Ancelotti’s next managerial assignment soon begins at Bayern Munich, and he still hasn’t mastered German. Given how clubs casually dispose of managers, Ancelotti could be forgiven for focusing his studies on the Bavarian team’s players rather than the native tongue.

  • Britain Carlo Ancelotti

    Britain Carlo Ancelotti

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Carlo Ancelotti during an interview in London, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Carlo Ancelotti’s next managerial assignment soon begins at Bayern Munich, and he still hasn’t mastered German. Given how clubs casually dispose of managers, Ancelotti could be forgiven for focusing his studies on the Bavarian team’s players rather than the native tongue.

  • Britain Carlo Ancelotti Interview

    Britain Carlo Ancelotti Interview

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Carlo Ancelotti smiles during an interview in London, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Carlo Ancelotti’s next managerial assignment soon begins at Bayern Munich, and he still hasn’t mastered German. Given how clubs casually dispose of managers, Ancelotti could be forgiven for focusing his studies on the Bavarian team’s players rather than the native tongue.

  • Iraqi PM asks protesters to stay home to aid Fallujah push

    Iraqi PM asks protesters to stay home to aid...

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister appealed on Thursday to Iraqis to postpone the weekly protests due the following day so that security forces can focus on a key military operation aimed at retaking the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group. For months, anti-government protesters, mainly followers of influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, have been holding protests every Friday outside Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone and in other provinces, demanding reform to a political system widely seen as corrupt and ineffectual. To protect the demonstrators from militant attacks, extra security forces are usually deployed around the Green Zone and other key areas, blocking major roads and paralyzing parts of the




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