• Patrick Dempsey's Wife Files For Divorce

    Published: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    Patrick Dempsey’s wife, Jillian Fink, has filed for divorce after 15 years of marriage. "It is with careful consideration and mutual respect that we have decided to end our marriage,” the couple said in a statement, People reported.

  • Guardians say use of Boston Common for Olympics ‘terrible idea’ | Boston Herald

    Published: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    Beacon Hill leaders and stewards of the Boston Common are blasting Boston 2024’s choice of the historic park to host a beach volleyball arena.

  • Raise in Oklahoma state trooper pay produces increase in recruiting

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Updated: 52 min ago

    The start of the 63rd patrol academy might be less than a week away, but the recruitment for class 64 already has begun and officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol say they already can see the rise in interest in part because of a pay raise that went into effect at the start of 2015.

  • Going home: Oklahoman writer tries to wind his way back home.

    By Ken Raymond, Book Editor | Updated: 56 min ago

    This house on the hilltop can’t be the one I remember. That house was old and ugly. Its roof looked like a hobo’s jacket, precariously held together with layer upon layer of patches in varying shades of green. No one ever stripped off the old tar paper, just added new levels, stacking them up like lasagna noodles until the paper was at least two inches deep. That house had mint green stucco walls and darker green trim, colors chosen not out of design considerations but for their clearance sale price. This wooden porch should be constructed of warped gray boards so weakened by age that a few times a year one will collapse under the weight of a heel.

  • French arrests raise question: Is free speech for all?

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — When cartoonists at a French publication that had poked fun at the Prophet Muhammad were shot dead, millions around the world felt it as an attack on freedom of speech. Since the rampage that left four dead at a kosher supermarket and 12 at the Charlie Hebdo offices, French authorities have arrested dozens of people — including a comedian — for appearing to praise the terrorists or encourage more attacks. That has unleashed accusations of a double standard, in which free speech applies to those who mock Islam while Muslims are penalized for expressing their own provocative views. Many Muslims complain that France aggressively prosecutes anti-Semitic slurs, but that they are not protected from similar racis

  • Check out these modern stars you never noticed in famous ‘90s movies

    Published: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    EVERYONE has to start somewhere ... and the same goes for movie stars.

  • Texas-sized Furniture Mart store can fit 3 Walmart Supercenters inside

    Published: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    The Dallas-area store's size is impressive, but store director Ed Lipsett said customer service will also set the store apart when it opens this spring.

  • Conference calls a waste of time? In 1915, this one made history

    Published: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    The first transcontinental phone call took place 100 years ago between New York and San Francisco.

  • Swiss Guard's cookbook reveals Vatican culinary treats

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — If an army travels on its stomach, what does the world's smallest army eat? A chef who serves in the Swiss Guards, David Geisser, is shedding light on the culinary tastes of the pope's army with a new cookbook. "Buon Appetito" features recipes on the soldiers' current menu and some dishes inspired by the tastes of popes past and present. A favorite meal for the 110-strong Swiss Guards is eggplant parmesan: pieces of breaded, fried eggplant that are topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella and baked for 15 minutes. "This recipe we eat a lot of times here," Geisser, 24, said in an interview inside the kitchen of the Swiss Guard canteen, where Polish nuns do most of the cooking.

  • Egypt: Officials raise to 9 death toll in clashes between Islamists, police in Cairo district.

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt: Officials raise to 9 death toll in clashes between Islamists, police in Cairo district.

  • Thousands of Spaniards protest proposed security law

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MADRID (AP) — Thousands of protesters are marching in Spanish cities to express their opposition to a proposed law that would set hefty fines for offenses like demonstrating outside parliament buildings or strategic installations. Parliament approved the Public Security Law last month and it's expected to become official in February if passed by the government-controlled Senate. Protesters with tape over their mouths and carrying banners calling the measures a "gagging law" gathered Sunday near Spain's parliament under heavy police surveillance. The bill is heavily criticized by opposition parties and human rights groups as an attempt by the government to muzzle protests over its handling of Spain's financial crisis.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine town mayor says more than 30 police commandos killed in clash with Muslim rebels.

  • Japan stunned by video claiming death of 1 of 2 IS hostages

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — From the prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese were shocked Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed. With attention focused on efforts to save the other hostage, some also criticized Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive for a more assertive Japan as responsible for the hostage crisis. A somber Abe appeared on public broadcaster NHK early Sunday demanding the militants release 47-year-old journalist Kenji Goto unharmed. He said the video was likely authentic, although he added that the government was still reviewing it. He offered condolences to the family and friends of Haruna Yukawa, a 42-year-old adventurer taken hostage in Syr

  • Blizzard-like conditions possible in Northeast's next storm

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A major snowstorm with blizzard-like conditions could drop a foot or more of snow across most parts of the Northeast as they gear up for the workweek right after the first real storm of the winter hit them with rain, several inches of snow and messy slush. A storm system diving out of the Midwest has the potential to slowly coat from Philadelphia up to Massachusetts and Maine with snow beginning late Sunday night into Monday and intensifying greatly well into Tuesday, the National Weather Service said. "There's the potential for a significant snowstorm to impact the entire Northeast U.S.," meteorologist Patrick Maloit said.

  • Anti-bailout party the favorite as Greeks cast critical vote

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece voted Sunday in an early general election that could alter the course of the country's battle against crippling debts, with a radical left party favored to win by promising to rewrite the terms of its international bailout. The Syriza party led by Alexis Tsipras has remained firmly ahead of conservative Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' New Democracy party in opinion polls throughout the election campaign, which was called two years ahead of schedule. But those polls also have shown that a significant portion of voters remained undecided until the last minute, and suggest that Syriza might struggle to win enough parliamentary seats to form a government on its own.

  • Oklahoma County inmate's jail death case will go to trial

    By Nolan Clay, Staff Writer | Updated: 10 hr ago

    An Oklahoma County judge Friday ruled prosecutors have sufficient evidence for the case against a former Oklahoma County jail supervisor in the death of an inmate to proceed to trial.

  • Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in Ukraine's southeastern city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said. The Ukrainian president called the blitz a terrorist attack and NATO and the U.S. demanded that Russia stop supporting the rebels. Ukrainian officials rushed to defend the strategically important port on the Sea of Azov, beefing up military positions with more equipment and sending in more forces. The separatists' top leader declared that an offensive against Mariupol had begun — then later toned down his threats as the scale of the civilian casualties became clear.

  • Three die after separate crashes on Oklahoma roads

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 12 hr ago

    James Boehl, 26, of Ratliff City; Joleen Wilson, 25, of Ponca City and Lucas Hipolito, 27, of Guymon, died Saturday after separate crashes on Oklahoma roads, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Price Edwards reports that oil price slide unnerves some in Oklahoma City retail

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Slashed oil prices hitting employment call retail expansion into question, Oklahoma City’s Price Edwards & Co. says in year-end report.

  • Oklahoma tribe to fight payday lending fines in court

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Oklahoma-based Otoe-Missouria tribe, it’s leader and two online lending companies challenge fines in Connecticut