• OSU basketball: Incoming freshman Jawun Evans continues strong play for Team USA entering knockout rounds of the FIBA U19 World Championship

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 11 min ago

    Incoming Oklahoma State freshman Juwan Evans moved within the top-20 assist leaders at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Greece as his USA squad enters the knockout rounds with a perfect 3-0 record. Evans — a 6-foot, 164-pound point guard from Kimball High School (Dallas, Texas) — made both his shot attempts and tallied three assists in a 92-50 victory against Egypt on Tuesday, clinching the top spot in Group A. Team USA moves on to face Argentina (0-3) on Wednesday. Evans is averaging 3.3 assists, No. 20 among all players in the tournament, and 1.3 steals in 15.7 minutes played per game.

  • What they said: State officials weigh in on lethal injection ruling

    Updated: 25 min ago

    What various Oklahomans said about the high court's death penalty ruling.

  • Federal report faults police actions during Ferguson unrest

    Updated: 29 min ago

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A Justice Department report summary has found across-the-board flaws in police's response last summer to the protests in Ferguson, including antagonizing crowds and violating free-speech rights. The Associated Press obtained the summary, which cites "vague and arbitrary" orders to keep protesters moving that violated their rights of assembly and free speech. It is part of a longer "after-action" report that looked at the way police in Ferguson, St. Louis city and county and the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded in two-week period after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson officer last August. Top police officials at those four agencies will receive the full report this

  • Official: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape

    Updated: 31 min ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid an internal investigation into how the inmates pulled off the daring escape, a state official said Tuesday. The 12-member group is in addition to the guard and the prison tailor shop instructor who were suspended earlier and face criminal charges they helped the escapees. The latest action was announced two days after the last of the convicts, David Sweat, was wounded and captured following more than three weeks on the run. His accomplice, Richard Matt, was shot and killed last week.

  • Judge blocks new Florida law that delays abortions 1 day

    Updated: 31 min ago

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is blocking a new state law that requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion. Chief Circuit Judge Charles Francis on Tuesday blocked the law one day before it was scheduled to take effect. The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida and the Center for Reproductive Rights sued after Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed it into law. They argued that the law violates the right to privacy guaranteed in the state constitution by interfering with the right of women to undergo the procedure.

  • Paul Feig reveals design for the new 'Ghostbusters' proton packs

    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    The world recently got a glimpse at the female "Ghostbusters'" uniforms, in all their striped glory. And now, director Paul Feig has given the public another movie nugget to fawn over: a new iteration of the franchise's signature proton packs, Mashable reports. Feig tweeted a picture of the new proton pack on June 30, with the hashtag #whatyougonnashoot.

  • Death of former OKC Hornets forward Jackson Vroman another blow to Iowa State community

    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    The death of former New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets forward Jackson Vroman is yet another blow to an Iowa State athletics community that's had too many tragedies in the last decade plus. At least nine former ISU athletes and coaches have died since 2003. Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register writes about how deeply the passings have affected the Cyclones family. Vroman, who played for the Hornets in 2005-06, died Monday at the age of 34 .

  • Why Amy Schumer Turned Down Hosting 'The Daily Show'

    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    When Jon Stewart announced he was stepping down from "The Daily Show" earlier this year, a handful of names popped up as potential replacements, The Huffington Post reports.  "Daily Show" correspondent Trevor Noah ended up being the lucky one chosen to fill Stewart's seat, but The New York Times and The Daily Beast have uncovered a few other names that were considered for the Comedy Central show, including Amy Schumer. 

  • Fire chief says blaze destroys historic stadium in Oregon

    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    A spectacular fire destroyed Eugene's historic Civic Stadium on Monday evening and prompted the temporary evacuation of a two-block area, the fire chief said. The Associated Press reports fire crews found flames shooting twice the height of the structure when they were called to the stadium at about 5:30 p.m., police spokesman John Hankemeier said. Smoke was visible throughout the city, which is about 100 miles south of Portland.

  • Tulsa's Jacob Tovar releases Western kiss off "Three Good Reasons" (Middle of Nowhere Debut)

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Jacob Tovar has three reasons for leavin’ Tulsa. July, August and you. Hopefully, those things won’t drive the Perry-native too far away because his debut album is country-fried gold. Here’s an exclusive listen to Jacob Tovar and the Saddle Tramps’ first single “Three Good Reasons.” It’s off of the group’s self-titled LP “Jacob Tovar and […]

  • Pope to meet with homeless, prisoners and immigrants in US

    Updated: 42 min ago

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will meet with homeless people, immigrants and prisoners during his upcoming trip to Cuba and the United States and become the first pope to address the U.S. Congress. He'll also preside over a meeting about religious liberty — a major issue for U.S. bishops in the wake of the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision. The Vatican published the itinerary Tuesday for the eagerly awaited Sept. 19-28 visit. Francis added the Cuba leg onto the start of his U.S. trip after helping contribute to the historic thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations. In Cuba, he'll celebrate Mass in Revolution Square in Havana — as both of his immediate predecessors did during their trips to the Caribbean island nation.

  • Report calls Carrie Underwood 'someone famous'

    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    THIS is "someone famous." You may have heard of her. Carrie Underwood had a field day when a local TV station in Nashville reported that her husband, Nashville Predators hockey player Mike Fisher, signed a new two-year, $8.8 million contract and described in him as "married to someone famous," Yahoo Celebrity reports.

  • Former UVA swimmer alleges 'humiliating' hazing

    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    A former member of the University of Virginia men’s swimming team filed a lawsuit against five teammates, claiming he feared for his life because their hazing was so extreme, Good Morning America reports. Anthony Marcantonio, 19, left the team over what he claims was horrific hazing.

  • Trump's pageant woes mount with TV and contestant drop-outs

    Updated: 46 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fallout from Donald Trump's remarks about immigrants from Mexico continued Tuesday as a TV company backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim said it was scrapping a project in development with the outspoken mogul, and Mexico announced it won't be sending a contestant to the Miss Universe contest, which Trump partly owns. Ora TV became the latest company to cut ties with Trump over remarks he made in his recent presidential campaign kickoff speech, declaring that some Mexican immigrants bring drugs and crime to the U.S. and are rapists. The company did not give any details about the project it had been developing with Trump. Slim holds a majority interest in Ora TV, which produces shows including "Larry King

  • Report: Thunder, Enes Kanter plan Wednesday free agency meeting in Chicago

    Anthony Slater | Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Ever since trading for Enes Kanter at the deadline last February, the Thunder has maintained that its biggest offseason priority would be retaining him on the open market. As free agency nears, OKC seems to be serious about that proclamation. Real GM’s Shams Charainia is reporting that Kanter and the Thunder brass will sit down on Wednesday […]

  • 'Trans and queer' illegals hold 'die-in' at White House | WashingtonExaminer.com

    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Undocumented trans and queer leaders held a die-in by the White House Tuesday to demand an end in detention of lesbian, gay, bisxexual, transgendered and queer illegal immigrants. It was organized by the group United We Dream, a youth immigrant group. LGBTQ immigrants are in die-in in front of White House! End LGBTQ detention now! #BreakTheCage pic.twitter.com/e567cF1KXY— UnitedWeDream.org (@UNITEDWEDREAM) June 30, 2015

  • 14-year-old football phenom turns heads

    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Owen Pappoe, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound menace of an outside linebacker, earned the nickname "The Freak" by terrorizing middle school quarterbacks and running backs the previous two years, Yahoo Sports reports. The 14-year-old's strength and speed were so jaw-dropping for his age that he converted Washington into a believer in just one practice. 

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 50 min ago

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Judge blocks new Florida law that requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion.

  • Sometimes, fighting city hall does pay.

    Kassie McClung Staff Writer kmcclung@oklahoman.com  | Updated: 51 min ago

    City paid out more than $440,000 in damage claims last year.

  • Obama's approval rating hits two-year high

    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Following what was perhaps the most remarkable week in Barack Obama’s presidency — one in which he secured an important victory in Congress on trade, was handed two historic Supreme Court wins (on health care and gay marriage), and delivered a moving eulogy at the funeral of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, leading mourners in singing “Amazing Grace” — his approval rating is at a two-year high, Yahoo Politics reports. According to a new CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday, 50 percent of Americans approve of the way Obama is handling his presidency — which is up 5 points over the most recent survey and his highest approval rating since May 2013.