• Malaysian official: New debris found in Reunion belongs to 'domestic ladder,' not a plane part

    Updated: 24 min ago

    PARIS (AP) — Malaysian official: New debris found in Reunion belongs to 'domestic ladder,' not a plane part.

  • Egypt court postpones Al-Jazeera English verdict to Aug. 29

    Updated: 26 min ago

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday again postponed announcing a verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists, extending the long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists. The case against Canadian national Mohammed Fahmy, Australian journalist Peter Greste and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed embroiled their journalism into the wider conflict between Egypt and Qatar following the 2013 military ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Judge Hassan Farid, who oversaw the case against the three, did not attend Sunday's hearing. Another judge, Essam Aboul Ella, announced the case had been postponed. "It's more suffering for us, more waiting," Moha

  • Manhunt in Memphis continues after officer, 33, fatally shot

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A manhunt continued Sunday following the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer who was killed the previous night during a traffic stop, Tennessee police officials said. Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said during a news conference that police were alerted about 9:18 p.m. Saturday that an officer had been shot multiple times. Armstrong said the officer was transported in critical condition to a hospital, where he died. In a statement Sunday morning, Memphis Police identified the slain officer as Sean Bolton, 33. Police also said that a civilian had used Bolton's radio to notify police about the shooting. No further details were released. Armstrong said police have not made an arrest

  • Burundi official says country's former intelligence chief, ally of president, has been killed

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi official says country's former intelligence chief, ally of president, has been killed .

  • South Sudan gains Olympic status, cleared for Rio

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — South Sudan received official recognition from the IOC on Sunday, allowing the world's newest nation to send a team under its own flag to next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The IOC's executive board had recommended South Sudan's inclusion last week, and on Sunday the full IOC session voted in favor. South Sudan, which split from Sudan and became independent in 2011, has been torn by civil war for the past two years. "Over the past few months, my country has undergone armed conflict, and we firmly believe this is going to be a milestone and a great vehicle for promoting peace-building," said Wilson Deng Kuoirot, president of the National Olympic Committee of South Sudan.

  • Verizon workers to stay on job without new contract

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon and unions representing workers in nine states said employees will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled. The wireless carrier and leaders of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers announced the decision early Sunday, shortly after a contract covering 39,000 workers expired. The unions said they are prepared to schedule regular bargaining sessions, but that they will leave the sites of their round-the-clock negotiations in Philadelphia and Rye, New York.

  • Memphis police officer shot, killed during traffic stop in Tennessee; suspect still on the run

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis police officer shot, killed during traffic stop in Tennessee; suspect still on the run.

  • Exposing barbarity of our nation

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — Executives of Planned Parenthood’s federally subsidized meat markets — your tax dollars at work — lack the courage of their convictions. They should drop the pretense of conducting a complex moral calculus about the organs they harvest from the babies they kill. First came the video showing a salad-nibbling, wine-sipping Planned Parenthood official explaining how “I’m going to basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above” whatever organ (“heart, lung, liver”) is being harvested.

  • Dodgers win first game of home stand

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Oklahoma City's offense scored six runs on a dozen hits Saturday night in front of 10,741 fans at Chickashaw Bricktown Ballpark to beat New Orleans, 6-3, and improve its league-best record to 64-42. Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager led the way, going 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored. Second baseman Jose Peraza and right fielder Kyle Jensen had a pair of hits each, and center fielder Darnell Sweeney, who stole his 30th base of the season, drew three walks. Ramon Troncoso (3-1) picked up the win after relieving starter Trevor Cahill, who surrendered three runs on four hits, in the seventh, and Chin-hui Tsao recorded his sixth save.

  • Childhood friends, artists bring color back to historic totem pole

    By HANNAH COVINGTON Tulsa World hannah.covington@tulsaworld.com | Updated: 9 hr ago

    FOYIL — Artists Erin Turner and Margo Hoover move the platform of their lift with the sun. All day they paint and chase the shade, orbiting the largest totem pole at Ed Galloway Totem Pole Park. “It’s like our sundial,” Hoover, 30, said as the pair took a break from painting on Wednesday morning. For more than a year, the aging totem pole and popular Route 66 attraction has been the center of their worlds. The Tulsa natives went to middle school together but left Oklahoma years ago to pursue art careers on opposite coasts — Turner as a freelance artist in Brooklyn and Hoover as an art teacher in Oakland, Calif.

  • State veteran recalls risky rescue mission in WWII

    By Brian Blansett, The Tri-County Herald | Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    In 1945, Glenn Leak was in the Philippines and took part in a mission to rescue 2,100 men, women and children held at the Los Banos internment camp by the Japanese army.

  • Income 'inequality' focus misguided and destructive

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Updated: 11 hr ago

    AMONG those on the political left, it’s fashionable to decry “income inequality.” They mistakenly assume any growth in top incomes comes at the expense of those at the bottom. New data released by the liberal Economic Policy Institute (EPI) inadvertently demonstrates why efforts to reduce income inequality are a path to nowhere. Historically, whenever the gap between the nation’s highest and lowest earners declines, it’s the result of economic downturn or recession. Any ideology that views the Great Depression with economic nostalgia is missing the point. Consider this: The EPI’s data shows the national share of all income held by the top 1 percent of earners rose to around 25 percent in the 1920s, but declined to

  • Speakers are scheduled for OSU's 2015-16 Executive Management Briefing series

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Lineup set for Oklahoma State University's 2015-16 Executive Business Briefings.

  • OSU Camp Cowboy spurs freshmen onward

    By K.S. McNUTT Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Camp Cowboy at Oklahoma State University was launched 17 years ago at the urging of student leaders who wanted to help freshmen transition to college.

  • Capitol Box Score

    By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Group pays late fee over election filing  A Voice for Responsible Government, an independent political committee, paid a $3,000 late fee Thursday for being tardy in filing expenditure reports in the Oklahoma House District 85 race. The organization spent $16,600 in support of the candidacy of retired firefighter Ralph Crawford, who ended up finishing second in the Republican primary to Oklahoma City businessman Chip Carter. Carter will face Cyndi Munson, 29, the lone Democratic candidate, in the Sept. 8 general election to determine the successor to Rep. David Dank, R-Oklahoma City, who died of natural causes April 10 at his Oklahoma City home at age 77.

  • 7 Hawaii telescope protesters arrested for defying new rule

    By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER Associated Press | Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    HONOLULU — Seven men have been arrested for camping on Mauna Kea, where there’s a new emergency rule restricting overnight access to the mountain because of protests against building a giant telescope there. The arrests early Friday are the first enforcement efforts since the land board approved the rule July 10. The rule restricting access to the mountain during certain nighttime hours and prohibiting certain camping gear is prompted by protesters’ around-the-clock presence to prevent construction. Protest leader Lanakila Mangauil says officers arrived around 2 a.m. while protesters were praying. He says the seven arrested refused to leave. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources says officers also

  • Just as many wildfires start with humans, so can prevention, experts say

    BY SILAS ALLEN Staff Writer sallen@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Since 1999, 63 percent of Oklahoma's wildfires have been classified as incendiary, according to data from the Oklahoma Forestry Services. That's a nebulous category that includes any fire that was set deliberately under circumstances in which the person knew the fire shouldn't be lit, such as during a burn ban.

  • For Boeing and others, state offers friendly skies

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Updated: 11 hr ago

    IN 1986, Boeing chose an energy-dependent city near an Air Force base as the site for a new maintenance facility promising a massive payroll. Oklahoma City competed hard for the project. We didn’t get it. The honor instead went to Lake Charles, La.  It was the first of three instances when an aerospace giant came courting but left Oklahoma as a bridesmaid.  At a time when it was abundantly clear that the state economy was overly dependent on oil and gas, the city desperately needed a game changer. It just got one — again — from Boeing itself. The Wednesday groundbreaking on an $80 million facility near Tinker Air Force Base represents an uplifting bookend to the heartbreaking announcement by the company in

  • Stocks

    Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Eagle Wall Street doesn’t like surprises. Unfortunately, energy companies — mostly through circumstances beyond their control (OPEC) — have been delivering financial and production surprises of late. And most of those unexpected curveballs have been of the disappointing variety. So when an energy company announces that it still expects to hit its forecast growth numbers this year, it’s worth mentioning. And worth buying. Our top-performing Oklahoma stock did just that this week. Enable Midstream Partners reaffirmed its earlier guidance of 3 percent to 7 percent growth, as measured from the partnership’s fourth-quarter 2014 distribution to the projected fourth-quarter 2015

  • Success by Trump would be downfall of the GOP

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — At this point in the 2016 presidential campaign, the noble, elusive stag of political rhetoric is pretty much road kill. This judgment is unfair to a few candidates — Rick Perry, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio come to mind — delivering thoughtful speeches. But in portions of the GOP field, the normal limits of civility have been crossed and recrossed in the relentless search for viral attention. Mike Huckabee compared the sitting president to a Nazi prison camp guard. Ted Cruz accused the Senate majority leader of being a liar. Donald Trump, well, opens his mouth. His opponents are invariably “clowns” and “stupid” and physically ugly. He mocks a war hero and reveals the cellphone number of another